10/13/16 – 9:59 P.M.
A political forum at the University of Findlay had Hancock County Commissioner Candidate Bill Bateson and Current County Commissioner Mark Gazarek. One of the topics discussed was flood mitigation. Bateson says that there needs to be more of a flow of information.
Bateson – Flood Mitigation
Mark Gazarek says that the process started slow but commissioners are doing better now and have even hired new advisors.
Gazarek – Flood Mitigation
Gazarek and Bateson also discussed maintaining the Blanchard River. Gazarek said that he supports maintaining the river but that the decision isn’t just his.
Gazarek – Maintain River
Bateson disagreed saying that the other counties don’t have to be involved in maintaining our waterways.
Bateson – Maintain River
The two candidates also talked about updating the juvenile and probate court. Bateson said that the project is more costly than expected.
Bateson – Court Update
Gazarek countered saying that Seneca County tore their building down to replace it and it has proven costly. He crunched the numbers and said it’s cheaper to update…
Gazarek – Court Update
The two also discussed several other topics including infrastructure and the Raise the Bar initiative.
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