Supervisors amend pipeline resolution

Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

The Calhoun County Board of Supervisors adopted several amendments to a resolution setting out how pipelines can be built through the county.
The changes, initially created by Buena Vista County Supervisors, specify that any company that moves or impacts drainage tile in any way must ensure the tile, once repaired, still meets the Iowa State University standard of being able to remove half an inch of water from the land over a 24-hour period. The changes also incorporate different wording regarding insurance for a pipeline project.
Buena Vista County Supervisors made the changes to a template resolution the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors created while working with Dakota Access LLC officials earlier this year. Calhoun County took the lead in creating its resolution, in hopes that all Iowa counties with drainage districts would adopt the same one, to create a uniform set of standards for Dakota Access to follow if the Iowa Utilities Board grants its pipeline permit request. 
Read more in the Dec. 30 edition.

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