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Meridian Township looking for public to weigh in on local road repairs

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Meridian Township officials are looking for long-term solutions to fix residential roads and tonight  they’re hoping the public will weigh in with opinions.

A special meeting will be held at the Meridian Town Hall room at 6 p.m. to discuss funding options.

Those include adding a mileage renewal increase or bond proposal to the August ballot.

Also, looking at special assessments where the township only charges people for the roads in front of their homes.

Township officials say currently those with a $300,000 market value home pay $36 a year toward the roads.

But officials say, that’s just not going to cut it.

“Our roads are rated between a 1 and a 10 in a Pacer rating, and right now we’re rated between a 3 and a 4 which is failure to poor. We need to get them to an 8 and that’s what we’re seeking to do,” says township mananger Frank Walsh.

Walsh says if nothing changes road crews wouldn’t be able to re-pave all neighborhoods in Meridian Township for 42 years.

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