Dredging of Five Island Lake has come to a standstill, according to emmetsburgnews.com.
Emmetsburg City Administrator John Bird told members of the City Council Monday night that the dredge is not running.
Bird, along with Councilmen Finer and Gramowski, met with a private dredging company last week. This company will submit written proposals: for them to provide the equipment and personnel to complete the dredging project; for them to provide personnel and use our equipment, which would be more affordable; and, a proposal where the city would continue to use public employees and the company would train the employees and provide oversight of the dredging operation.
This company is from Ashland, NE and a company from Dubuque will be coming to Emmetsburg to review the dredging project later this week, reports emmetsburgnews.com. These companies have done work with the Department of Natural Resources in the past.
Dredging Today Staff, July 13, 2012