Letter to the Editor: Highway Departments should control noxious weeds

To the Editor:
 In last weeks Standard there was a public notice for the Allamakee Board of Supervisors approving Resolution #14.283 which was the Resolution for the Destruction of Noxious Weeds. I agree that it should be land owners’ responsibility to control or eliminate the noxious weeds on their land and my wife and I do a credible job of it on our land. What sort of fine will the Supervisors impose on the State and County Highway Departments for not controlling the noxious weeds in their ditches which causes them to spread to our land?
Everywhere you look there are thistles of huge proportions in full bloom in the ditches and as of today (July 14) no attempts have been made by either department to mow or spray them. It seems to me that some sort of push should be made to control these so they don’t continue to spread into our land.

John Scheeler

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