PM Township considering sidewalk ordinance.

November 21, 2016

pere_marquette_township_sign_2PM Township considering sidewalk ordinance.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — When the Pere Marquette Charter Township Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Nov. 22, it will consider adopting a sidewalk ordinance. The ordinance is scheduled for a second and final reading before the board takes action.

The ordinance will require properties with street frontage in commercial 1 and 2 districts, along with residential 1 and 2 district, to build sidewalks when the properties have been improved with nonresidential developments or residential developments other than single family detached and two-family dwellings.

These areas include commercial properties on US 10 between the western township line, Jackson Road, and the eastern township line, Meyers Road. It also includes commercial properties on South Pere Marquette Highway from US 10 to the railroad tracks. Residential zones include the northern portion of the township with the exception of the northeastern corner (an area about a half mile east of Jebavy Drive to Meyers Road and then a approximately half mile north and south of that area). It also includes the Buttersville Peninsula north of Buttersville Park to the Ludington city limits (Crosswinds Condominiums).

The ordinance also addresses maintenance and installation sidewalks as well as snow and ice control.

Township Supervisor Paul Keson said the planning commission has been working on the ordinance for several months and that the township has received numerous comments about it, most of them positive.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall, 1699 S. Pere Marquette Highway.

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