Drew County Judge’s report
I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
On Sunday, Dec. 22, I got out and drove the northwest portion of the county, removing a number of limbs and pieces of debris from the roadsides following the big rain on Saturday. I also checked for washouts as I went.
I did the same thing on Monday, but in the northeast quarter of the county this time, cutting some more limbs out of the road. For us to have gotten as much rain as we did in such a short period of time, the roads were in decent shape. We’re trying to catch up on fixing all of the washouts, and ask everybody to be patient. We’ll get around to them as soon as we can.
On Christmas Eve, my daughter and I observed our annual tradition of going squirrel hunting. The weather was good, but we didn’t have much luck. We spent time with the rest of our family that evening.
Our Christmas celebrations continued on Wednesday, although I did make a quick trip up to the courthouse to check on the boiler and make sure it was operating properly.
The courthouse reopened on Thursday, and I spent almost all day Thursday and Friday in the office, trying to complete year-end paperwork. I also performed a wedding ceremony.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Road Department Activity
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - A washout was fixed on Enon-Deane Road and half of it was double-bladed. Washouts were also fixed on Horn Loop, Gee’s Landing, Longview, and Prairie Chapel roads. Carl O’Neal Road was bladed. Some road department employees drove garbage trucks to assist the sanitation department with collections. Several employees were taking vacation days. South Allis Road and Walnut Lane in Wilmar were bushhogged.
Friday - One of the graders was oiled. Webb Road and Landfill Road were bladed. Courtesy blades were done on Ellis White Road and Luke Lane. New Light and Deal roads were bladed. A washout was fixed on Deal Road. Again, some road department employees drove garbage trucks for the sanitation department, and others took vacation days. Bushhogging continued on South Allis Road and Walnut Lane.