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Black Earth public works can't "do it all," residents need to help with sandbags


July 4, 2019

A sandbagging policy brought before the Black Earth Village Board was tabled and Public Works Director Brian Schultz was asked to gather information from neighboring municipalities who have a sandbagging policy. The creation of a policy was recommended after the village dealt with last summer’s flooding.

Schultz said residents expect his department to “do it all” but he has a limited staff and the village has limited storage for prepared sandbags. “They want us to create the sandbags, make the delivery, out them out and then pick them back up,” Schultz said.

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