Brule Co. courthouse to re-open June 1
At the May 19 county commission meeting, members approved opening the courthouse doors to the public on June 1, 2020. The courthouse will be open as a polling place for the precincts of Chamberlain City and Chamberlain/Brule Townships for the June 2 primary election.
Commissioners met with Highway Superintendent Mike Schlaffman on several issues. It was approved to lift most of the load limits on roads with the exception of the following, which remain posted for 7 tons per axle/80,000 Gross: All of the oil portions of 367th Ave.; 259 St.; 347th Ave.; 350th Ave. from intersection of 243rd St and 350th Ave. north (2 miles), and 344th Ave. from intersection of 257th st. and 344th Ave., south (2 miles).
Additional gravel will potentially be purchased in the amount of $50,000 from the Crow Creek pit at $7.25/ton. Schlaffman is concerned about the difficulty of getting to all the extremely 'tore up' gravel roads as a result of last year's wet conditions. Depending on the length of the haul, the amount of gravel needed per mile of road (20 loads per mile) requires two belly dump trucks, four blades, and five employees. Future rains and traffic on damaged roads will cause even further problems. It was approved to hire additional outside help to assist in hauling gravel.
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