5/21/15 – 4:56 A.M.
Trustees for two Hancock County townships are voicing their concerns about proposed flood mitigation for the Blanchard River. The Courier reports David Bower of Eagle Township and Herb Stump of Liberty Township spoke about the issue recently.
Bower tells the newspaper he doesn’t like the plan to close several township roads for a diversion channel. He adds the plan creates an inconvenience for a “flood that happens maybe once every 10 years.”
Stump is also concerned about road closures. He said with some roads closed it could add time to emergency response in the county. He added that the townships haven’t been involved in the planning much.
According to Bower, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to keep Eagle Township Road 49 open to provide access to the Spring Lake subdivision.
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