Flood Reduction Services Contract Approved

1/5/18 – 5:00 A.M.

Hancock County is making a slight change in how it handles management for flood mitigation services. Steve Wilson will continue to handle the role, but not as an employee of the county. The commissioners approved a $40,000 annual contract with Frostbite Falls LLC Thursday. Wilson is the sole principal of the company.

Commissioner Brian Robertson says the change eliminates any employment issues.

The county is also looking into contracting Wilson’s company for sanitary engineering duties. The commissioners tabled a $20,000 contract proposal Thursday. County Engineer Chris Long believes his department should handle sanitary engineer services.