Medical offices asking to become part of Scottville.

April 18, 2016

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Two medical-related practices located just west of the Scottville-Amber Township boundary are requesting to become part of the city. Dr. Lewis Squires, owner of Squires Family Chiropractic and Dr. Nick Simone, owner of Simone Family Dental, have asked the City of Scottville and Township of Amber to grant a 425 agreement, which is a transfer of property from the township to the city not to exceed 50 years, as a opposed to annexation when a chartered municipality, such as the City of Scottville, could assume land from an unchartered municipality, such as Amber Township.

The reason for the request is that Amber Township is not serviced by Ludington Mass Transit Authority, but Scottville is because its property owners pay a millage.

“Dr. Squires also notes in his letter that he is continuing to develop his ‘health care plaza’ so there will be a continued need for public transportation as they expand at their current location,” Scottville City Manager Amy Williams wrote to City Commission.

To date Scottville has entered into four other 425 Agreements on North Main Street. Three of them with Custer Township and one other with Amber Township.  In Amber Township that agreement has allowed for two new buildings to be constructed as well as additional acreage for future development.  For Custer those agreements have allowed for a subdivision to be built, and improvements to the old Foster grocery store as well as additional land for future development, Williams said.

City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, 105 N. Main St.

The matter will also be discussed at the next Amber Township Board of Trustees meeting, Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

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