Miami County seeks to overturn dam repairs ruling

Miami County is seeking to overturn a court ruling that puts it on the hook for costly repairs to six aging dams in a lake-filled subdivision.

County officials are challenging a Marion County judge’s August ruling which found in part that Miami County was fully responsible for repairing the dams at the Hidden Hills subdivision.

The Kokomo Tribune reports that the county has asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to overturn that decision, arguing that the dams are only used by the subdivision’s residents for their “own private pleasure.” Subdivision residents have asked the appeals court to uphold the Marion County judge’s ruling.