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Rewarding poor building decision

July 23, 2014

To the editor: With all of the FEMA people in the area, I was prompted to write this letter....

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middleclassworker

Jul-23-14 11:17 PM

Maybe part of the problem is that we have a lot more 100 year floods now that so many fields are tiled. Many of these houses were fine when they were built.

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middleclassworker

Jul-23-14 11:16 PM

Maybe part of the problem is that we have a lot more 100 year floods now that so many fields are tiled. Many of these houses were fine when they were built.

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654321

Jul-23-14 9:46 PM

Maybe you should just move to AZ year round vs. coming back here for the summer months.

You are probably ****** off because your son was unable to build a hog barn in Nicollet County where he or you no longer live, leaving everyone in the neighborhood to deal with the smells while you are living in New Ulm or AZ and your son living in Courtland.

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JReader

Jul-23-14 9:53 AM

If this house was built in a flood plain who issued them a building permit ?

Since it was over thirty years ago perhaps it wasn't in the flood plain back then or the county didn't have the zoning laws they have today. It's hard to blame the property owner for that. Even in the city of New Ulm there are houses that were built outside of the flood plain back 10 to 20 years ago that are in the flood plain today.

Bottom line: too much water is being placed to quickly into our streams and rivers today. A structure that may have been safe from flooding 30 years ago may be prone to flooding today.

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middleclassworker

Jul-23-14 5:23 AM

Maybe farmers should be required to install stormwater detention ponds like cities and businesses have to do. This would alleviate some of the water going into the waterways. Good forbid we don't tile every square inch of farm land, either.

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