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Dover looking into flooding complaints near Dublin Drive development

| April 17, 2024
Dover Engineering Consultant Don Dummermuth and Service Director Dave Douglas talk to Northwood Drive residents Kirk Haglock, Terry Immel and Duane Hershberger.

DOVER (WJER) (April 16, 2024) – As some residents worry over potential flooding from a new housing subdivision on the north side of town, city officials are investigating flooding complaints related to a different recently-added development.

The Dover Land Development Co. and developer Dennis Grech have built several duplexes and triplexes on private cul-de-sacs off Dublin Drive behind Northwood Drive over the past couple of years.

At Monday’s Council meeting, Resident Kirk Haglock says he and his neighbors’ yards were flooded over the weekend like never before.

“We were told this wasn’t going to happen, but here we are. It has,” he said.

Haglock blamed the flooding on downspouts that are facing north and draining into his yard instead of into the storm sewers.

City Service Director Dave Douglas said that is not what was presented in the development plans, and city engineering consultant Don Dummermuth will look into it.

At the same meeting, Council scheduled a committee meeting for 6:45 p.m. May 6th to discuss final approval of Crimson Cove. That’s a proposed 30-home subdivision off East Ohio Avenue. Residents downstream along the Goettge Run creek had expressed concerns about flooding throughout the preliminary approval process.

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