Commissioners Look Into Floodplain Building Regulations

8/3/17 – 10:56 A.M.

In recent public meetings, people have told the Hancock County Commissioners they shouldn’t let people build in the Blanchard River floodplain. Commissioner Tim Bechtol says he’s looked into the issue and found that cities and towns determine floodplain rules…

Audio:Tim Bechtol

Bechtol says while zoning is a city and township responsibility, Ohio does provide counties with commercial and residential floodplain codes…

Audio:Tim Bechtol

Bechtol says Hancock County uses the commercial code but not the residential code.