Drainage District Annexation Hearing Held

The Buena Vista County Supervisors have accepted the annexation report for drainage district 34, the North Raccoon River.

Tuesday, a public hearing was held on the annexation of 79-hundred acres within over two-thousand parcels of land into the drainage district. Drainage engineer Brian Bloome said the additional land is contiguous to the district, which was established in 1919, and receive benefits from the facilities of the district. The additional land currently isn’t assessed, but drains into the Raccoon River.

The annexation includes 12-hundred parcels in Storm Lake, where storm water flows north into Poor Farm Creek, which empties into the Raccoon River. Blum notes the city is responsible for drainage in the city limits and city storm sewers are not part of the drainage district.

The next step in the process will be to classify and assign benefits to each annexed parcel.