Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon and Clerk Kim Meltzer, along with AEW’s Wayne Oehmke, addressed the seniors during the Town Hall meeting.
The Villages of Clinton Pointe, an independent senior living apartment community, is located at 15393 15 Mile in Clinton Township, and Kristie Shea Yocum serves as the Resident Relations Manager. The Villages is located at “Ground Zero” for the damaged sewer interceptor that began as a sinkhole, and the project area includes the apartment complex on one side in Clinton Township, and across 15 Mile Road to the south is the Fraser Activity/Senior Center and Eberlein Drive in the city of Fraser.
Township officials and AEW representatives have participated in Town Hall meetings with the Villages residents since the interceptor break was first discovered on December 24, Christmas Eve, in 2016. Attending the August 16 meeting were Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon, Clerk Kim Meltzer, and AEW’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Oehmke, who each had an opportunity to present information in a Q & A format to the residents in attendance.
Oehmke shared details of some good news regarding what is now the “15 Mile Sewer Repair Recovery Shaft Project.” He noted that there has been significant progress made in the ongoing repair efforts, and thanked the residents for their patience and understanding during this trying time for everyone involved with this huge repair project.
A substantial number of residents attended the meeting in the community room of the Villages apartment community.
Supervisor Cannon also thanked the residents for their patience during these difficult times, and was also complimentary of all who are involved in the repair efforts. He commended Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller and her team, Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick’s team who serves as the lead engineer, and the workers who have been so diligent and professional in all kinds of weather and under less-than-ideal conditions.
He also briefed the residents, and asked for their opinion regarding the state’s upcoming “Medical Marijuana Law” that takes effect on January 1, 2018. The township has a committee working with township officials with the goal of helping to choose the wisest route for the township to proceed once the law is enacted.
Clerk Kim Meltzer had a number of informative pieces to share with the attendees, including her “No Solicitation” stickers for township residents.
Clerk Meltzer was also complimentary and thankful for the Villages resident’s cooperation and kindness during what are often trying circumstance as work continues at the damaged interceptor site. She reminded residents about the guidelines for voting in the township, especially as it relates to absentee ballot requests and receiving the actual ballot, and also made residents aware of the “No Solicitation” stickers her office now has available for distribution.
Following the presentations, a delicious Green Lantern pizza and salad lunch was served, compliments of Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick.
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