Stop sign going away near US 20

Drivers coming north from U.S. Highway 20 near Moorland will no longer have to stop at the T-intersection on their way to Fort Dodge.

The Webster County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved replacing the stop sign there with a yield sign for drivers northbound on Webster County Road D36 who are turning right onto Webster County Road D20, what was once Highway 20 running diagonally to Fort Dodge. This is just north of the interchange with U.S. 20.

“Traffic flow would be better served if the stop sign is replaced with a yield sign for northbound traffic,” Webster County Engineer Randy Will said.

Traffic east and west on D20/D26, and turning left from D36, will still have stop signs.

In other business, the supervisors approved a bid for two new water coolers / drinking fountains at the courthouse, and one at the Law Enforcement Center. The coolers will be installed by Midstate Plumbing and Heating, of Fort Dodge, for $2,626, the lowest of three bids.

The high bid was for $3,915.

The supervisors also voted to rescind a motion from last week to transfer about $430, 000 from LOST funds to debt service. This payment had already been transferred and approved earlier, before former County Auditor Carol Messerly retired, Supervisor Merrill Leffler said.