Hancock Parks District Considers Drainage Swale To Help Dold Subdivision

6/13/18 – 5:08 A.M.

The Hancock Park District Board talked about ways to help the Dold subdivision on Findlay’s west side with drainage issues during a Tuesday meeting. The group talked about a possible drainage swale along County Road 9 to Aurand Run in the Oakwood Nature Preserve. Park district director Gary Pruitt says the swale could cross the nature preserve with little or no impact to farmland near the preserve and a trail in that area.

A second option would create a swale that would run from the subdivision, behind Gateway Church, and through the nature preserve. It would impact about an acre of farmland owned by the parks district and leased for income.

Pruitt says granting an easement for a swale would put the parks district in a position to help people in the Dold subdivision.

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