The County will not enter your property until the County has contacted you and received a right of entry. The first visit is to assess the drainage situation and evaluate the conditions of the ditch. No work will be performed during this visit and the County will access the ditch with as little impact to your property as possible.
If the ditch section on your property is accepted into the ditch maintenance program, the County will plan with you to determine the best time to come back with equipment and perform the maintenance. The County will not enter your property until you have been contacted and your schedule and concerns are considered.
The County provides you with advanced notice of ditch maintenance schedules and planning, and will work around any of your concerns or needs. The County is sensitive to hunting seasons, crop seasons, and other needs for the use of the property. The ditch maintenance crew will work out equipment staging areas, and include other concerns with you before planning the work. Meeting on site with you is the most effective method.