Seneca County Board of Commissioners met this morning for a petition ditch hearing for the west branch of Wolf Creek, affecting 6,000 parcels of land from the Seneca/Hancock county line in Alvada to the Seneca/Sandusky county line in Bettsville.
More than 125 people were in attendance to voice concerns in favor or against the petition. County Engineer Mark Zimmerman read a report from his office that recommended the project, as it provided for the public welfare, is cost effective and necessary.
Zimmerman said estimates for the entire project are $225,000, about $5 per acre based on preliminary study.
Commissioners did not act on Zimmerman's recommendation but chose to adjourn the hearing to collect more information and testimony. They are to reconvene at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Public Safety Building at Seneca County Fairgrounds.