UPDATE: Hancock County Officials Sign agreement To Start River Benching Project

01/16/18 – 6:17 P.M.
Update – 3 A.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District. Commissioner Brian Robertson explained that this will get the ball rolling on the Blanchard River flood reduction project.

Brian Robertson

Robertson added that the cost of this agreement came in way below what was predicted.

Brian Robertson

The issue was also brought before the Findlay City Council. They agree to a memorandum of understanding as well. Mayor Lydia Mihalik said that they need to remove the trees.

Lydia Mihalik

Mihalik explained that the agreement will give the conservancy district access to city land for the tree removal. She added that this comes at no cost to the city.

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