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- CONSTRUCTION AT THE TOWNSHIP HALL - The Laketon Township front office will be having some minor remodeling work done - we ARE OPEN - there are signs directing people to use the far set of doors to enter the building. Also, during this time, phone capabilities may be limited at times - thanks for your patience.
- Subject: Muskegon County Road Commission Brush Control 2017
MCRC has begun preparations for their 2017 Brush Control Program. The purpose of the program is to control the growth of specific types of weeds, brush, and or low hanging tree limbs to improve visibility and safety for the vehicular traffic and/or pedestrians that use the county roads under Road Commission’s jurisdiction. We expect the program to begin the first week of August 2017. The townships that will be sprayed this year are:
Laketon, Muskegon, Egelston, Sullivan, Fruitport, and Ravenna
In the next week, SOME residents will be notified of our program by post card. We are directing residents to their township hall for a No Spray Application if they prefer their property not be included. The applications and resident information letters will be delivered to your township next week. This is for brush control only. Any property that has maintained / mowed grass in the right of way will absolutely not be sprayed under any circumstances. Please forward completed No Spray applications to the Maintenance Department by mail or fax (231) 788-3567. A Road Commission representative will be in contact with the residents to inspect their treatment area. If the area is clear, a sign will be supplied just prior to application in their area.
Starting this year; Ravenna and Sullivan township residents will not be receiving post cards, however a notice will be published in local newspapers. MCRC can assure you that our program is intended for brush control only. Our intention is to eliminate the residential notifications and communicate solely through the townships.
If you have any questions regarding the program, feel free to contact me. Technical product information should be directed to The Daltons at 1-888-267-7511.
Sincerely,Eric Scott, Superintendent, Muskegon County Road Commission 231-788-7260 231-740-0748
- The Muskegon River habitat restoration at Veterans Memorial Park will improve habitat for fish and wildlife by restoring wetlands, creating natural shorelines, and re-establishing fish passage for juvenile, adult and spawning life stages. Click here for an informational flyer.
- LEAF & GRASS BURNING IS PROHIBITED in Laketon Township! Click here for more information! (The websites listed on this document will not work as links, they will need to be cut and pasted into your browser) Other materials that CANNOT be burned include: demolition debris, construction materials, automotive parts and household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. (Brush burning days are determined by the Michgain DNR and in Laketon Township are for burning of clean brush/sticks only - ALL burning of grass/leaves is PROHIBITED BY DEQ rules). The DNR has advised that there are technical difficulties in updating the website, which they hope to have resolved soon. Until further notice, check the home page of this website for brush burning information. Thank you for your patience.
- OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS - BURNING OF TRASH IS PROHIBITED - If you see any suspected illegal burning of trash - please call 911 so that either a police or fire officer can be dispatched to the fire and address the situation appropriately. For the DEQ Flyer - Open Burning Regulations in Michigan - CLICK HERE. Per this flyer "Local police and fire officers are authorized to enforce this provision as a state civil infraction of Section 11522 of Act 451 of 1994." For the DEQ Flyer - Don't Burn Trash in your Campfire - CLICK HERE.