By remboltludtke

Rural Battle Creek residents speak in opposition to dam at NRD meeting

Posted in Water Watch

Norfolk Daily News:

Battle Creek community members came out in force Thursday night to voice their opinions about flood protection proposals.

More than 100 citizens and rural residents — including Mayor Barry Ponton and at least three city council members — crowded into the meeting room at the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District in Norfolk.

Many people had to stand, some in the hallway, for the 2½-hour agenda item — a far cry from the 15 to 20 people who attended a Battle Creek City Council meeting two weeks ago to vote on flood protection proposals that would be brought before the NRD.