Floyd County comes up with money for dam removal

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Floyd County officials have come up with the rest of the money needed to remove an old dam.

Last month the Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved a nearly $165,000 bid to remove the Rockford dam. The approval was conditional on officials finding $41,000 more to meet the bid.

The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/1cquTUh) that during Thursday’s meeting, supervisors learned that the conservation board had $12,000 that could be used and $19,000 more was available in camping and other fees collected by the conservation board.

Supervisor Roy Schwickerath said the remaining $10,000 could come out of the general fund surplus.

Officials have discussed removing the dam for more than a decade. In 2010 the state declared the dam to be in a state of failure.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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