By Reed Anfinson, Editor, Publisher
Nearly 50 people gathered in the Benson Fire Hall Saturday morning to learn about the proposed construction of a dike around the northwest corner of the city.
It was also the chance for citizens to ask questions about the dike plans as well as give the Benson City Council their thoughts about whether the $300,000 dike project was needed or an unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer money.
Based on the input it gathered Saturday, the council will be voting at its meeting Monday whether or not to proceed with a dike. That public meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers across from the utility billing counter.
Background on flood designation
In August 1984, FEMA placed Benson in what it then called its Flood Zone C.