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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Clark County EMA to perform technical study on Tillie Lane flooding

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SPRINGFIELD, OH (Sept. 25, 2018) – The Clark County Emergency Management Agency recently received an $11,000 grant from the federal government to perform a technical study on possible measures to eliminate repeated flooding issues on Tillie Lane in Bethel Twp.

The Board of Clark County Commissioners approved the funding at its Sept. 19 meeting.

“We’re anxious to assist the homeowners in finding a solution to the flooding problems in the area,” Clark County EMA director Lisa D’Allessandris said.

The flooding on Tillie Lane has been an ongoing issue for many years and affects up to 19 homes in the floodplain along the roadway. In 2008, the Clark County EMA and Bethel Twp. received a grant to demolish a home on the corner of Ohio 40 and Tillie Lane that had repeatedly flooded in the first floor living area.

Flooding again caused damage to the first floor of at least one other home earlier this year, prompting the need for a technical study of the entire area.

A public meeting will be held later this year to discuss the parameters of the study with the engineering firm, the community and other stakeholders.

The Clark County EMA, the Clark County Community and Economic Development department, the Clark County Engineer’s Office, Bethel Twp., the Clark County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Wittenberg University Geology Dept. and Tille Lane residents will all be participating in the study.

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Media contact:

Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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