Demolition Of Flood Prone Properties Continues In Ottawa

7/28/17 – 10:12 A.M.

Efforts to tear down flood-prone properties in Ottawa continue. Minutes from a recent Blanchard River Flood Mitigation meeting show two properties in the village are ready for demolition. The village is assessing a third building for asbestos before tearing it down. The owner of a fourth property has also accepted an offer to buy it.

Denise Ballbaugh reports the village will see if there is enough grant money left after buying the fourth property to potentially buy one more home for demolition.

Putnam and Hancock counties have been buying and demolishing properties in the floodplain since 2007 to reduce damage done by floods.