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County, Hutchinson officials meet in joint session Thursday

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners and Hutchinson City Council met jointly Thursday afternoon to discuss topics ranging from the joint planning ordinance to a shared roto-chopper to water drainage issues.
First up was a discussion of McCuen Creek, located between Allen Lake and the south edge of Hutchinson, which is in desperate need of a clean-out.
County Commissioner Paul Wright said the creek is a public waterway, and property owners along the creek would like to see the county take it over and incorporate it into the ditch system.
“That could easily be a two- or three-year process, and they would like it cleaned out this year,” said Wright.
But since it is not in the ditch system, the problem becomes how to pay for its clean-out, which is estimated to cost $60,000.

See the full story in the March 15 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.