HANCOCK- The odor in the alley brought back memories for Jim True, but not in a good way.
"I could smell the sewage," True said to town officials during Hancock's town council meeting Wednesday. "Then I saw flies buzzin' all around there."
True told council members that there was a manhole that repeatedly leaked raw sewage in the alley behind the four buildings he owns along Blue Hill Road, near Hancock Elementary School.
After describing the most recent leak in February, True, 69, asked the town to fix the manhole.
"I got 5-year-old grandkids that play around there, and as you know, raw sewage is a major health hazard," True said at the meeting.