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The Board meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in the Courthouse lower level conference room. The Hardin County Courthouse is located at 1215 Edgington Avenue in Eldora, Iowa.
Please contact Jolene Pieters, Board Secretary. Items to be placed on the Board’s weekly agenda for their Wednesday meeting by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning of that same week.
The district secures authority to go onto private land to construct these facilities and to maintain them. This easement area is typically 50 to 100 feet wide. Iowa Code Section 468.27
During 2018, registered voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.
Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver's license, non-operator's ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or voter ID card at the polls before they vote. Voters without an ID may cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification.
Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver's license or an non-operator's ID will be issued a voter ID card for free, automatically. Voter ID cards must be signed before going to the polls. Voter ID cards will start being mailed in December 2017.
Road and bridge construction and closure information is updated as necessary on the Closed Roads & Embargoed Bridges web page.
Please call the County Engineer’s Office at 641-858-5058, or email Marti Brooks, Office Manager.
If you find a broken or missing road sign, contact the Engineer’s Office at 641-858-5058 or email Marti Brooks, Office Manager.
The GIS Office in the IT Department assigns all rural 911 addresses in Hardin County.If you need an address within the corporate limits of towns in Hardin County, you will need to contact that town's city hall.
Please contact Micah Cutler at 641-939-8124 or by email to request a rural 911 address.
See more at Requesting a 911 Address...
If the Hardin County Secondary Road Department damages a mailbox during maintenance or construction operations, the Hardin County will reimburse the owner of that mailbox up to a maximum of $40.00 for the replacement or repair of the mailbox upon presentation of itemized receipts.
Please contact the Engineer's Office at 641-858-5058 to report damage.
The county does not fix tile located on personal property. The county will only fix tile of ditches located in the right of way. For more information, visit the Drainage Districts Page.
If you need a Section Corner Certificate, please contact the Hardin County Recorder's Office.
If you or your organization are interested in the Adopt-A-Highway program, contact the Engineer's Office at 641-858-5058..
If you need an address within the corporate limits on towns in Hardin County, you will need to contact that town's city hall.
Obtaining 911 Addresses
Every county in Iowa has a Weed Commissioner to oversee that county’s noxious weed control program. The Hardin County Weed Commissioner is located at the Engineers Office 708 16th St., Eldora, IA 50627 Phone: 641-939-8263
No timelines are being given. With 779 miles of unpaved roads to maintain, the secondary roads crew will be stretched very thin. The goal is to continue hauling as often as possible to as many different locations as possible. Hardin County does not want to concentrate their efforts in one specific spot with such a large-scale disaster. The County is pursuing outside help in placing the rock to speed up the process, but it will most likely take the majority of 2019 to get back to normal.
An article referencing frost boils from 1961 talks about the possible fixes for frost boils, but all were just theories at the time.
In that amount of time, a specific solution has never been determined. The best solution to this day is to do nothing but wait for the frost boil to dry out. Sometimes the road crew will attempt to level the area or pour rock on top, but these methods often prove ineffective.
Typically; roads are bladed weekly when conditions are appropriate depending on weather and traffic conditions. If a road is too wet, the motor grader will sink and cause ruts. If a road is too dry, the grader can’t properly move the rock.
Each grader operator has 70-80 miles to cover in that time frame, sometimes moving under 5 miles/hour. In order to reach every stretch of road the grader may have to travel with the blade up.
The Hardin County Snow and Ice Removal Policy (PDF) has been in place since the mid-1990s. It states that snow will be cleared from 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The policy also gives a priority to paved routes if necessary. The goal of each snow event is to open both lanes of all highways and at least one path of each gravel road. Some snow events are too severe to achieve this goal. In the event that fog or blowing snow reduce visibility to a dangerous level, Hardin County will not perform snow removal operations.
Hardin County has agreements in place with four of our adjoining counties. Each county splits up the number of miles and maintains the entire right-of-way for that portion.
View County Line Maintenance Jurisdictions Map (PDF)
Ditches are designed on the sides of a roadway for the distinct purpose of holding and moving water as naturally as possible. If there is no waterway or tile system in the area, the water has no choice but to stay where it is and slowly soak into the ground.
No, both these practices are illegal by Iowa Code. Tiles must outlet on private property and then flow into the county right-of-way.
Septic systems must flow into an approved system as per Iowa Code, Chapter 69 (PDF). Contact the Hardin County Sanitarian at 641-939-8135 or by email for more information.
The Engineer’s Office has a Driveway Permit Application (PDF) to apply for a new driveway or to enhance an existing driveway. The road crew will check the location and determine if it is acceptable and whether it requires a culvert. All the costs for a new or widened driveway are at the landowner’s expense.
No, Hardin County purchases culvert pipe without tax. Therefore the county cannot resell something that should produce state sales tax.
To become operational with a system to print uniform permit cards, it is necessary to design the various permit card types (permit to acquire, nonprofessional permit to carry, professional permit to carry, etc…), acquire printing services and materials, provide measures to protect confidential permit related data, and develop rules and procedures for issuance of the permits. Despite the complexity of the initiative, DPS and Sheriffs Offices have been working diligently to become operational with a new permit printing system in just a few months following the law change. Though Sheriffs Offices and DPS are working cooperatively on the uniform permit card project, ultimately, each individual Sheriffs Office will have to proceed according to the statewide rollout schedule specified by DPS. When the new permit cards are available, a public announcement will be made.
? HF 517: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=hf517 ? SF 516: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=sf516