By JIM MAURER
Glass containers may be recycled at Litter Landing in the future.
During a brief meeting Tuesday, the Hancock County commissioners approved the purchase of a “rolloff” container from Wastequip, a North Carolina-based company that has a Millersburg, Ohio, operation.
The $4,600 purchase is necessary, said Assistant County Prosecutor Cindy Land, because Litter Landing, the county-owned recycling center, is making plans to accept glass containers again.
No specifics or timetable were released Tuesday, but Commissioner Tim Bechtol said a list of acceptable glass items will be developed.
More information is expected to be released this spring.
Litter Landing stopped accepting glass for recycling in 2016.
Separately, the commissioners held an executive session to discuss pending litigation and potential real estate acquisition.
John Nathan “Nate” Kloepfer, of Vanlue, attended the commissioners’ meeting and the executive session, too.
In late December and again in early January, Kloepfer suggested a fix to Blanchard River flooding: construction of a third reservoir near the existing two east of Findlay.
The third reservoir would be constructed north of the other two on Marion Township 208 and could be used to handle heavy rains, he has said. Then that reservoir could be drained into the other two to maintain their levels.
This method would lower the river level and not allow as much floodwater to get to Findlay and Ottawa, Kloepfer has said.
No action was taken by the commissioners after the executive session.
Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Defiance. The board oversees flood-reduction efforts for Hancock County.