County Ditch #11

Stearns County Ditch #11 History

  • Stearns CD 11 is 5.56 miles long and begins in Section 12 of Sauk Centre Township and ends is Section 29 to Melrose Township
  • April 1, 1905 - Special Meeting held in St. Cloud for the establishment of Stearns County Ditch 11 from a petition of Reinhold Gamradt and others
  • June 6, 1905 - Statement of Auditor Showing Assessment Made on Lands for CD 11
  • August 31, 2004 - SRWD became Drainage Authority for CD 11
  • Certified for 2008 - Assessment for $1,463 over 2 years at 3.5% interest
  • April 2012 - Robert and Nancy Middendorf requested clean out of ditch along their property
  • May 2012 - Survey by engineer and SRWD staff for requested repair
  • October 10, 2012 - Informational Meeting held to discuss clean out
  • October 2012 - Full Survey agreed upon with engineer and SRWD for a repair of the entire system.
  • Certified for 2013 - Assessment for $5,689.30 over 1 year

Stearns County Ditch #11 History

  • In early 2013, an inspection of CD11 determined the drainage system was in general need of repair
    • Due to the Drainage Authority not having an as-constructed or subsequently improved condition (ASIC) profile, an engineer was appointed to re-create the ACSIC
  • In August 2015, the engineer submitted a preliminary engineer's report detailing the condition and provided a recommended scope of repair
  • During the course of discussion on recommended repairs, landowners benefited on the system suggested that the current roll of benefits on the drainage system does not reflect properties actually benefiting from the drainage system and does not accurately reflect the distribution or value of benefits.
  • 09/15/15 the Drainage Authority ordered:
    • To proceed with the repair of CD11
    • The engineer is directed to prepare a final report and to determine whether property that was not assessed for benefits for construction of the drainage system has been drained into the drainage system or has otherwise benefited from the drainage system
    • If the engineer determines that new properties are benefiting or that the current benefited areas, property values or benefits distribution has changed, the engineer shall submit a map with the final report