Friday, November 30, 2012
Township paid around $3,600 plus fees last year; salt costs per pound same. Salt used to keep township lots clear.
The Macomb Township Water and Sewer Department received approval to purchase road salt again this winter, even though it’s impossible to predict how much salt will be needed. The salt is used to clear the township’s municipal parking lots. Gerry Wangelin, Superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department, said the township will pay $56 per ton, plus various administrative fees. This cost is the same as last year. Last winter, the township ordered 64.5 tons. Salt is ordered as needed, as there is no facility within the township for storage. The cost last year was roughly $3,600 plus fees. The township orders salt from the Macomb County Department of Roads.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Projects include widening Hayes from 21 to 23 Mile, paving portions of Fairchild, 22 Mile and 24 Mile Roads, and replacing the 23 Mile Road bridge west of North Avenue.
Macomb Township will be the beneficiary of more than $16 million in road projects next year, including the widening of Hayes Road between 21 and 23 Mile and the replacement of the 23 Mile Road bridge west of North Avenue. Macomb County officials announced the county's 2013 construction schedule during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the reopening of Cass Avenue between Groesbeck and Gratiot. One of the first Macomb Township projects the Department of Roads will tackle in the New Year is the replacement of the 23 Mile Road bridge over the Clinton River west of North Avenue. This project was originally slated to be completed in 2012, but with the onset of winter, Macomb County Department of Roads Director Bob Hoepfner said …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Saturday is Shake Your Mailbox Day, which serves to remind Michigan residents to prepare their homes for winter.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenny Whalen
Saturday, October 20, 2012
It may not be the oddest request the government has ever made, but it's up there. This Saturday, the folks in Lansing and the Macomb County Department of Roads would like you to "shake your mailbox." By official proclamation of Gov. Rick Snyder, Oct. 20 is actually the fourth Shake Your Mailbox Day held in Michigan to date. The was day started – as many government actions are – in response to citizen's complaints. In this case, it was a county road commission's frustration over complaints of damaged mailboxes. The first Shake Your Mailbox Day was held in 2008 and the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM) and United States Postal Service joined forces in 2009 for the statewide campaign. “In most mailbox damage cases, our snow plow …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The newly paved portion between Card Road and North Avenue should open by the end of this week to accommodate 23 Mile Road reconstruction traffic.
The “Road Closed” signs are still up on 24 Mile Road, but not for long. The Macomb County Department of Roads confirmed to Patch that the paving of 24 Mile Road between Card and North Ave should be complete by Sept. 9. As of Tuesday morning, the road appeared paved, but was still closed to traffic. Detour and construction signs are still up along 24 Mile. The project began in mid-July and the newly-paved road was originally expected to be finished prior to Labor Day and before the closure of the 23 Mile Road bridge, located west of North Avenue. Macomb Township Clerk Michael Koehs proposed the paving project in March, anticipating a number of drivers would decide to drive an unpaved 24 Mile Road rather than using extra gas to take the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The township will switch from a brine application to a calcium chloride solution in an effort to control the dust on Macomb's dirt roads.
As residents living along Macomb Township's dirt roads can confirm, the brine applications used to control the dust are not working, said Supervisor Mark Grabow. Grabow urged the board Wednesday night to cancel the township's contract for dust control with the Macomb County Department of Roads in favor of adopting the bid of a private company that uses calcium chloride, as opposed to brine. "This is just not working," Grabow said, addressing the board. "As we all know, brine is used in the wintertime. They’re coming through putting this on heavy trying to make this work. It’s not working. Within the next day it’s completely gone." On April 11, the township board approved the 2012 Dust Control Program with the Macomb County Department of …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Nine Macomb Township residents attended the first meeting of the newly formed Road Paving Committee. The committee is open to all residents and will serve to make recommendations for road paving to the township board.
They may not have a vote, but members of the newly formed Macomb Township Road Paving Committee will certainly have a voice. Meeting for the first time last week at Town Hall, the committee, which consists of township residents and local officials, is the newest avenue for residents to share their ideas and concerns about the township’s road situation. “The reason we’re here is to start connecting the dots,” said township Clerk Michael Koehs, referring to the approximately 13 miles of road left to be paved in Macomb Township. “This is not a decision-making body, this is a recommending body,” he said. “This is a committee that is going to research a specific topic and then report back to the township board and they will make whatever …