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Township to move forward with project

November 5, 2012
The Alpena News

ALPENA - The Alpena Township Board of Trustees will move forward with the North Point Shores special assessment project, but at this time is not taking action on the Huron Beach Road special assessment.

Attorney James Florip discussed the Huron Beach Road special assessment, and said the petitions filed by property owners requesting the township provide road maintenance did not reach the required amount of support, 51 percent.

"At this time there is nothing for the board to consider," Florip said. "We could not consider those not eligible for the petition, along with other issues."

Florip did not go into further details about the issues with the petition, but invited property owners to meet with him to discuss why the special assessment is not moving forward.

However, Township Supervisor Marie Twite said the North Point Shores Project is ready to move forward with 100 percent loan at a 3.75 percent rate. She said the township will be responsible to issue bonds to secure the loan, but property owners will pay for the special assessment.

"The next step is to authorize Marie bond council to develop proceedings," Florip said.

The board approved Twite to secure a loan for the special assessment for North Point Shores during its Monday meeting, but she also is seeking additional funding for the project.

In other business:

Emily Siegmon can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at 358-5687.



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