BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Board of Supervisors will hold a formal public hearing on a resolution that could lead to the vacation and transfer of a portion of 166th Drive in Boone County. Specifically the proposal is to reduce public traffic through the YMCA Camp north of Boone, along the Des Moines River. The Supervisors have received a petition, signed by adjoining land owners supporting the vacation and abandonment of road. Only the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not signed onto the petition. Earlier this summer, the Corps did respond to a proposal to vacate the road, and spelled out guidelines needed for their support. The Corps seeks to keep the public road open from 155th Street for about 1700 feet along Corps property. The Corps also seeks for the County or the YMCA Camp to alert local authorities about any issues on the southern most portion of the Corps property. The final matter was to secure an appropriate turn around at the southern end of Corps property on 166th Drive, north of the YMCA Camp.
The Y Camp has already offered a number of opportunities for neighbors and adjacent landowners to use 166th Drive for access to property, including the Corps.
The Supervisors specifically set the public hearing on the matter at 5:30 in the afternoon to allow more neighbors to participate if they so choose. The Public Hearing will be held as a part of the meeting for the Boone County Supervisors on Wednesday.