St. Joseph Shores flooding predicted in 2009

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 09:28 AM.

“I’m not trying to destroy anyone’s career,” said Davidson. “I’m not doing this to be an antagonist.

“I just want to see it fixed.”

Price and her son Stan attended the BOCC’s bi-monthly meeting last month during which county administrator Don Butler presented a brief overview of the area and its problems to the commissioners.

“It went nowhere,” said Price. “They did nothing to solve the problem, they just talked about it.”

After the meeting Price received several truckloads of dirt from the county at her property. Price’s family had to use a borrowed tractor to create a levy around her garage to keep water from filling the carport and utility room, allowing it to dry out for the first time in months.

Stan was able to clean out the black mold from the utility room and carport, but with plans to help his mother sell the house, he said he worried that the constant flooding would prevent any interest on the market and believed that value of the property had already decreased significantly.

 County Commissioner Joanna Bryan previously suggested to Stan, and did so again following Butler’s presentation, that she doesn’t believe that the county owns the land behind St. Joseph Shores.

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