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Bids awarded for Wright County drainage district repairs

EAGLE GROVE — Ingraham Construction, of Webster City, has been awarded a contract for $411,000 to repair and reconstruct Drainage Districts 15 and 94, part of a project estimated to cost a total of $640,000.

The bid was awarded Monday. Eagle Grove City Council authorized the transfer of funds from the Local Option Sales Tax Fund to the drainage district’s fund to cover the costs, which will be reimbursed next year after property taxes are paid.

“The last time we cleaned out Drainage District 15 was in the ’80s,” said Eagle Grove City Administrator Bryce Davis, “so it’s a little bit past due for clean-up.”

He said the repairs should be finished next year.

Costs will be accumulated and presented to the Wright County Treasurer near fall 2020.

“Our job is to ensure there’s proper drainage in those districts,” Davis said, free of things like tree roots or beaver dams.