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Engineer lambasted during Berthold City Council meeting

Berthold city engineer Brice Nelson was bombarded with questions he apparently was unable to answer Monday night during the Berthold City Council meeting.

1/15/14 (Wed)

By Marvin Baker

Berthold city engineer Brice Nelson was bombarded with questions he apparently was unable to answer last Monday night during the Berthold City Council meeting.

Nelson, who appeared before the council Jan. 6 to talk about the city’s $1.5 million lagoon renovation project, had little to offer other than reasoning that a wetlands issue is greater than anticipated and will take time and money to resolve.

Mayor Alan Lee was critical of Nelson from the beginning.

“This is a month late and doesn’t answer any of our questions,” Lee said. “How can we proceed? You guys have been dragging your feet for more than a month. Now it sets us back again.”

Nelson, an engineer with Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, told the council it would be best to narrow a set aside area to less than half an acre, otherwise permitting will become more difficult and the Army Corps of Engineers would take a greater stake in the development… Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!