In Edgerton, following about six years of disagreements, it now looks like a handful of property owners have finally agreed to a solution to their flooding issues.
The Williams County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously backed a plan by the county engineer’s office to spend about $60,000 for drainage infrastructure for a 200-acre watershed area in St. Joseph’s Township.
According to the Bryan Times, the work, and the cost, includes an estimated $17,489 to clear and reconstruct the existing open ditch running north and south of the woods that drains into the St. Joseph River.
Property owners will be assessed based on their acreage within the watershed.
Work will be performed by private contractors and it is possible bids could be submitted yet this year. Once constructed, the ditch areas will be permanently maintained by the county engineer’s office.