(Atlantic) Cass County Board of Supervisor Chuck Rieken wants to crack down on motorists who are tearing up the mud roads after a rain. The issue was brought up during a discussion on road maintenance during their meeting this morning. County Engineer Charles Marker told the board that they only maintain those dirt roads if needed because they don't have the man power or equipment to maintain them.
Rieken says there are times when motorists go out and tear them up and then drop mud all over the towns around the county, which is a violation of the Iowa code.
“I have talked to the sheriff about it and when it rains we need people to sit and watch for them,” stated Rieken. “Iowa code states that if they’re tearing them up and you get their license plate number and prove it’s them…we can assess them to the county attorney’s office to fix the road.”
Rieken says it costs a lot of money for the county to go out and re-grade these roads.
Marker says we need citizen involvement if they are going to stop this from happening.
July 24, 2013