Solid waste drop-off day is June 15, 2013 @ 8-12 noon. Locations are Ridge Road behind Whiting Park and the County road Commission Bldg. on Shaw Rd. No tires, hazardous waste or Freon containing appliances! Metal will be accepted.
Ironton Ferry Update: 5/22/2013
Weather and deliveries have conspired against running the ferry this weekend although the engine startup is scheduled for this morning as well as leak testing for the entire hydraulic system as well as pressure testing and adjustment. The hydraulic engineer who designed the system will be there from Holland Michigan to verify all of the connections and systems. (Not the marine architect). That portion of the rebuild is complete, a huge step! Approval is all that remains.
One big item is that the deck plate that was custom cut to fit the opening left from the wheelhouse was NOT delivered yesterday as promised throwing the schedule into chaos. It is being delivered at 6-6:30 Wednesday morning and will have to be installed after the hydraulic engineer completes his evaluation. Yesterday was the day the Coast Guard had scheduled to inspect the "fit" of the plate to assure that the weld joints were within specification. This is an approximately 8'x12' x 5/16 thick steel plate, fitting it into position with correct weld joints is not simple but is something that the Coast Guard is particular about. That item is now scheduled for Friday as well as system tests and approvals.
In the meantime the electrical system will get a lot of attention in the next couple days giving us the opportunity to get a significant amount of work done on the wiring which helps in the big picture.
We are very close, it may well happen that people will see the ferry moving back and forth at Ironton on Friday during testing. Once again, the crews that have been working on your behalf have really done a fantastic job! It will all be worth it!
Planning Commission schedules Public Hearing for June 12. For more information click on the news article in the right column of this website!
The following are dates for budget workshops, budget meeting and Township Annual meeting:
Budget Workshop: May 28, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Budget Workshop: June 11, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. (to follow the regular Board meeting)
Annual Meeting of the Electors and Budget Meeting: June 25, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
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