Edgerton Addressing Flood Concerns

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.

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