4/30/14 – 4:56 A.M.
Township trustees in Hancock County are getting in on the Blanchard River cleaning debate. The Courier reports trustees from nine of the county’s 17 townships signed a petition asking for the river to be cleaned out. The document calls for all logjams and islands to be removed from the river. It also asks for river banks to be cleared and planted with grass.
The current cleaning effort clears the islands in the river, but doesn’t remove them. The EPA will not allow the commissioners to remove the islands.
David Bower of Eagle Township and Jerry Wolford of Cass Township delivered the petition. Both are officers in the Hancock County Trustee’s Association but say the petition was held separate from that.
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