Douglas County residents who live on gravel roads and are willing to pay for dust control this year should urge their township officials to sign up for the 1997 dust palliative program.
During a meeting Thursday, Douglas County Public Works representatives reminded township officials that they must join the program for residents to be able to buy calcium chloride treatments for the roads in front of their property.
In 1996, 65 property owners participated in the program. More than eight miles of gravel road was treated with calcium chloride at property owners' expense.
The dust palliative program was one of several road maintenance issues discussed at the meeting, which was a forum for road maintenance issues. The county hosts the meeting annually to inform township officials of opportunities for sharing resources and expertise.