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PLAN DOESN’T MAKE SENSE
Do our “county” commissioners realize that part of their duties listed on the website clearly states “preserving farmland” and they are elected to represent that duty?
Let’s get this straight: Findlay floods because it was built in a bowl and development is allowed to continue on former farm ground that already flooded prior to putting up houses, buildings, or pavement.
The city and county own enough land (with use of federal grants) to be able to widen, clean, and build benching structures downtown that will lower the Blanchard River by at least a foot at the Main Street bridge (a good plan).
But, the proposal also includes inducing flooding, via dams, over a large portion of southern Hancock County (including portions of Hardin and Wyandot counties) causing damage to homes, infrastructure, and farming livelihoods that currently do not flood and yet Findlay will still flood.
There are also emergency spillways that will impact more properties that are not indicated on the Stantec maps.
Does it make sense to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to make more taxpayer property experience flood damage? Does it make sense to devalue more property so that the county and ... More Letters for this date...