3 one land owner is not happy with the amount of money she is having to pay for a tri- county drainage project.but according to county commissioners on the drainage board this project wouldn't be able to happen with out support from land owners in the area.
3< the sophia brumm reconstruction project is pricey.
The drainage ditch covers three different counties, one land owner feels her 26-thousand dollars price tag is too high."i would just like the powers that be to reconsider and negotiate more properly and be fairer to us all."-glendabut according to the tippecanoe county commissioners this project wouldn't even be in motion without support from over 51% of land owners in the area.
"they have come forth with a petition to request that the drainage board do a reconstruction of that drain."- tombasically land owners in this area pay a fee on their property taxes every year to use the drainage program.
The more land an owner has, the more they are likely to pay since they typically have more drainage.when the request happens every land owner whose property uses the drain is notified.
Then a public hearing is held where county entities inform land owners of what's happening.glenda buchanan says she has owned her land since 1992 and has never had flooding issues.
She says paying such a large sum of money at once, is adding to the already tough year farmers have had."in a year like this we had the floods and now we have the drought.
Of course this is for the future too but my land has never flooded ever so i guess that's what i am perturbed aboutbut regardless of where a home owner is located they are still required to pay their fair share since their property uses the drain."whether somebody lives on the high ground or the low ground drainage is an issue and drainage costs money.meredith hackler news 18> 3 land owners in the area have until november to pay their portion