GREENFIELD — The public hearing for the $1.995 million bond has been pushed back to October, giving Hancock County officials more time to debate whether there are enough big-ticket items to justify the borrowing.
County commissioners and council members have been discussing a bond for several months now, and at a preliminary hearing earlier this summer, the council voted unanimously to proceed.
But a glitch in the plans is now giving some elected officials pause. The biggest project on the list – a $700,000 road improvement – cannot legally be included in the bond after all.
While some say the kink in the plans simply means officials should find other projects for which to borrow money, others are now having doubts over whether the county needs to borrow at all.