ALPENA - The Alpena Township Board of Trustees accepted the petitions to consider the Huron Beach Road special assessment. The petitions previously were viewed by the board in August, but were rejected because not enough property owners supported it. At that time the board recommended peititioners in support of the project try to collect additional signatures to move forward with the road maintenance project.
"We received the petitions with 51 percent support, the number that was needed for consideration," Township Supervisor Marie Twite said. "The petition showed six no responses, 13 no votes, and 27 yes votes."
The majority of property owners supported the special assessment petition and will be waiting for township approval for the residential request for property owners to pay for maintaining the road through the special assessment process.
"The petition now has 22 votes out of 41 in support," Twite said. "The board can accept the petitions and will recommend where to go from here next month."
Twite said the board will take action on the special assessment project during the November board meeting.
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