11/17/14 1:24 p.m.
Following Friday’s Army Corps flood mitigation press conference, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said she’s pleased with the progress that has been made though it’s still going to take more time.
Audio: Lydia Mihalik
Mihalik said that when the process started there were many options on the table that the Corps has narrowed down to the most effective. Mihalik said she believes the project is definitely worth it, despite all the time and effort it is taking.
Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson has been working with the agricultural community during his time in office to work out an agreeable plan for flood mitigation. Following the press conference, the ag community was not happy about the plan. But Robertson said at this point the reality is sacrifices have to be made for the greater good.
Audio: Brian Robertson
Robertson said he’s disappointed the compromise the ag community proposed to use Aurand Run for the diversion channel instead of the glacial groove was not implemented. Despite this, he said all parties need to continue to work toward a balance between development and farming.
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