Hancock has agreed to a purchase agreement that will exchange topsoil for 24 acres of land. Thornton Construction will take 5,000 cubic yards of soil, that was cleared from lots at the Hancock Business and Technology Park, in exchange for giving the city a little more than 24 acres of land. The topsoil comes from one of the lots in the business and technology park that has already been prepped for development.
“So something would have to be done with it, and he’s going to take it, and screen it, and reuse it. So I think it’s a win-win for everybody because we don’t have we don’t have property up there that we could use it. Because I think there are going to be three-quarters of the lots that won’t have been cleared. And so there will be additional topsoil up there also.” – Mary Babcock, City Manager, Hancock
City manager Mary Babcock says that the exchange is a win-win for both parties. As Thornton Construction needs topsoil for various projects the company is involved in. The city had previously agreed to the exchange in the spring, and a public hearing was held over the summer.