Dennis Miller, from the Maumee Valley Planning Organization, met with Williams County Commissioners Thursday afternoon. According to the Bryan Times, there’s a problem that needs some serious attention.
Miller said that in 2006 the Northwest Water District borrowed $2.2 million from the Ohio Water Development Agency to finance a water treatment plant north of Edon. It also accepted a $490,000 from the state to create 73 new jobs for a proposed Flying J truck plaza at the same location.
However, the plaza was never built and the jobs were never created. Meanwhile, the water treatment plant was completed in 2009 but it still sits idle. The loan needs to be repaid and if those 73 jobs aren’t created the state will ask for its grant back.
Flying J declared bankruptcy in 2009.