Contract awarded for Dalzell Ditch project

Great Lakes Demolition, Vickery, was awarded the contract for the Dalzell Ditch improvement project on Tuesday by the Hancock County commissioners.
Bids for the long-discussed maintenance project were opened Nov. 9. The company bid $455,612. The only other bid, from Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, was about $492,957.
Work is expected to begin this fall.
The project cost was estimated at $584,000. The project will be paid for in the following manner: property owners, 82 percent of the cost; the state, 1 percent; Findlay, 13 percent; and Liberty Township, 4 percent.
The project has been discussed for about 21 years. Dalzell Ditch, which runs through residential neighborhoods in northwestern Findlay, has been a source of flooding problems in the area. Maintenance of the ditch has been discussed several times.



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