Drain commission tries to adjust to legislation

By Jason Dunn
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

The effects of a law regarding drainage system lawsuits was one topic of discussion Phil Hanses from the Clinton County Drain Commission brought to the The Clinton County Board of Commissioners March 29. Hanses, who is responsible for all of the logistical operations regarding drainage in the county, addressed Public Act 222. This piece of legislation was designed to give residents in areas of Michigan the opportunity to sue the government for faulty drainage systems that contributed to property damage. Hanses described to the board that a few claims have been filed in Clinton County, along with the act’s general significance. “In Clinton County, we’ve had three PA-222 claims that have been filed this past year.

Drain project may mean dry days ahead for flood-prone parts of Holt

By Ashley Gibbard
Holt Journal staff reporter

Holt residents Bill and Linda Evans were tired of their basement flooding every time there was a storm. “Every time it would storm it would cost us at least $500 to have water removed from our basement,” Bill Evans said. “Plus we would have to replace anything that the water ruined.”

Those days may be in the past. In the spring of 2015, Delhi Township completed the Green #4 Consolidated Drain Project, a project three years in the making according to Delhi Township Supervisor C.J. Davis. “This project started the day I took office,” Davis said.