Lake resident voices concerns about high water levels to Twp. Board

By: 
Paul Garrod - news4garrod@vineyardpress.biz

    PAW PAW - A Three Mile Lake resident concerned with the recent flooding of the lake, located  west of Paw Paw, addressed the Paw Paw Township Board at its meeting, Monday, May 13.
    Char Raber addressed her concerns with the private road, North Park, located on the north  side of Three Mile Lake, where she resides.
    Raber said because of the  recent flooding, some  residents who live out of state, are not able to access  their homes.
    When asked if she had contacted the Van Buren County Drain Commissioner’s Office, Raber said that she had not.
    Paw Paw Township Treasurer Angela Hazzard said the she would contact the township assessor and advise  about the situation.
    In another area, the former Van Buren Motor Supply building, recently purchased by Paw Paw Township, will not see demolition until after  the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival in September.
    Paw Paw Township Supervisor Don Stull said only one bid was received. No other bids were submitted, due to the timeframe the board placed on the  building demolition project.
    Following a discussion, the board decided to move forward to not accept the one bid and open for bids to allow more time for the project’s completion.
    The board approved the purchase of a new office folding machine for $4,000. It will replace the current one which was purchased in 1999, and was no longer able to be serviced. Currently, folding, stuffing and  mailing of tax bills was being outsourced.
    The board approved an insurance renewal quote from the Ted Hartleb Agency for  $10,064, along with bond insurance for $280.
    In a report from Van Buren County, Paw Paw Township’s  population had increased by 88 percent, from 2010 to 2015.

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