The Bennington Levee runs from just south of Elnora to almost U.S. 50. Most of the land adjoining it is farm land. “The overlay will not interfere with any normal farming or tillage,” said Helms.
The overlay is still in the preliminary stage. “We are working on a draft that we will present to the levee board for their review and comment,” said Helms. “After that we will be required to have a public hearing. Then the plan commission will send it over to the commissioners with a recommendation to either approve or deny it.”
The additional paperwork protection for the levee appears to be at least two months away from going into place.