Wapello County Supervisors discuss two secondary road closures

Board of Supervisors meeting

The Wapello County Board of Supervisors met at the Wapello County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

One of the items on the agenda was the public hearing for the proposed closure of portions of two Wapello County secondary roads. Those roads include a section of 90th street by the entrance of the Izaak Walton League, and the other road is a part of 98th Ave., which raised the concern of one resident in attendance in terms of access to his and a neighbor's field. The resident says there are no alternate access points that he knows of, so the supervisors decided to postpone what to do with 98th St. until the next meeting.

â??Today was a good civics lesson I guess on why we have public hearings because a neighboring individual appeared and gave us some ideas and some knowledge, so we decided not to take action on closing that road today," Steve Siegel, Wapello County Supervisor said. "Our engineer is out of town today and wasn't able to be at the meeting.â??

If they decide they need to vacate and close the road at the next meeting, one option is a "Class C Action" which will allow city officials to give keys to residents who need access to any blocked-off land.