FRUITLAND TWP. – Most Murray Road residents agree that the over one mile of paved road badly needs resurfacing, but they are split on whether they should share in the costs of the estimated $550,000 project.
Several residents spoke at a Feb. 6 public hearing before the Fruitland Township board, and this Monday (Feb. 18) the board is expected to take action to petition the affected residents for a special assessment. The township board meeting will start at 5 p.m., and will be held in the township hall.
The township is looking at a special assessment of the property owners along the road to fill a funding gap for the work which they hope to start following Labor Day when the tourism season winds down.
Residences along Murray Road, which dead ends on the south side of the White Lake Channel, is populated mostly by seasonal residents. At the end of the road, however, is one of this area’s historical landmarks, the township-owned White River Light Station and Maritime Museum.
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