The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held a public hearing and approved a construction permit application for a new confinement feeding operation.
The proposed operation for David Oleson is in the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 21 of Armstrong Grove Township.
Kent Krause of Pinnacle in Iowa Falls, who did the permit application, was on hand to answer any questions.
Krause said construction on the Murphy Brown site will start in April and will be one of 20 throughout north-central Iowa. Krause said there are a couple other operations in both Kossuth and Calhoun counties and one each on Palo Alto, Osceola and Crawford counties.
In other business, county engineer Roger Patocka gave the road report, noting crews were moving snow, repairing equipment and had moved three loads of brush piles from along N60. Patocka also said negotiations with secondary road employees will start 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24.
After approving general and drainage claims, the board heard a request from supervisor Jon Martyr that the board consider contributing $2,000 to $2,500 from county betterment money toward a snowmobile groomer. Martyr said the Emmet County Driftbusters snowmobile club had located a used groomer for $13,000.
The board will take up the matter at its next meeting.
The board also approved emergency management director Terry Reekers as alternate to the North Central Regional Emergency Response Commission.
The board also agreed to start budget discussions on Jan. 22.