Macon Road Bridge Could Be Done in 2018, Andelina Farms Development Continues Through Planning

 10/10/2018 - 01:26

Saline Township Supervisor Jim Marion reported at the Saline Township Board meeting Monday night the Macon Road Bridge repair work should be completed by the end of 2018. Marion said he heard from the from the Washtenaw County Road Commission and the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission, and both agencies were confident the work would soon be completed.

Washtenaw County Road commission officials said they were waiting for final approval from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), which they expect soon, Marion said.

At last month’s township board meeting, these same county officials informed the board that they believed the Macon Road bridge repair work probably wouldn’t get started until the spring of 2019. Supervisor Marion reported he did not know what had changed that contributed to the revised completion schedule.  The township officials all concluded the discussion with a “we’ll see.”

Trustee Robert Prehn reported the Saline Township Adelina Farms development had presented their final site plan at the township October planning commission meeting. Prehn reported the revised site plan included additional details about the on-site water and sewer systems. The Adelina Farms final site plan will be on the agenda at the planning commission’s next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Township supervisor Marion was asked whether he was aware of any conversation between the developer and Saline Mayor Brian Marl about the possibility of the development connecting to the city’s water and sewer systems, which has been mentioned as a possibility at recent board meetings.  Marion said that he has heard nothing “but the question really should be asked of Mayor Marl and the Saline City Council.”

In a motion by trustee Robert Marion, seconded by Robert Prehn, the township board approved the township’s 2019 millage rates. The rates were set at .9960 for roads and .9135 for township operating expenses.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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