Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that Spring Arbor Township will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Project Plan for water system improvements.  The hearing will be held at 7:00 PM on April 16,2019at: Spring Arbor Township offices, 107 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, MI 49283.  The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public comment on the proposed project and to fulfill the state requirements for obtaining a low-interest loan for the proposed project.

The proposed project will involve installation of a new well field within Spring Arbor Township and installation of new water main.   The well field work will include installation of a well building, installation of water main within the well field area, chemical treatment equipment, an emergency generator, and appurtenant work.  In addition, the project will involve construction of new water main on the following streets:

  • Chapel Road: Install 12″ water main from the proposed well field area south to Parks Drive.
  • King Road:Install 2,850 feet of 12″ water main from Chapel Road to Elwood Blvd.
  • King Road:Install 4,000 feet of 12″ water main from approximately 800 feet east of Dearing Road to just east of Daggit Street.
  • Install a master meter and check valve at the water system connection point with Summit Township along Spring Arbor Road.

Impacts of the proposed project include short-term (6-9 month) construction-related inconvenience to some residents due to construction occurring in Township road rights of way and at the proposed well field.  All construction will occur in road right of ways or on Township owned property and all disturbed areas will be fully restored.  The total cost of the project is estimated to be

$ 3,370,000.

It is estimated that residential customers water bills will increase by 10% per year for the next five years. Present water rates as of March of 2018 are as follows:

¾” service $52.50 per quarter

1” service $67.00 per quarter

It is estimated that metered customers water bills will increase by 60% per year for the next three years. Present metered water rates as of March of 2018 are as follows:

$0.98 per 100 cubic feet per quarter

It is anticipated that all water rates will be adjusted in April 2019 for the next quarter.

Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project will be available for public inspection from March 16, 2019,  thru April 16, 2019at the following location: Spring Arbor Township Offices, 107 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283 during the hours of  9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday.  Written comments received before 3:00 p.m. on April 16, 2019 will be entered into the public record and should be sent to: David Herlein, Township Supervisor, Spring Arbor Township Offices, 107 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283, or emailed to dherlein@springarbor.org.

David Herlein, Township Supervisor
Spring Arbor Township

 

 

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