A project that has been a long time in planning will get under way in East Jordan soon.
Kevin Makarewicz, a civil engineer with C2AE, delivered an update on the Maple Street water and sewer project at the East Jordan City Commission meeting Tuesday.
A public information meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at city hall.
When the new sewer is complete, a city ordinance requires that citizens located within 200 feet of the sewer to tap into the system within 90 days. However, in light of the undue burden that requirement might place on citizens, the commission approved a three-year time span to tap into the sewer system, as long as the property has a septic tank in good working order. Also, residents will be given the option to pay the $1,250 tap-in fee in installments over a maximum of three years.
"The reason to do this is out of concern for folks," said city attorney Scott Beatty.
In other news, East Jordan Chamber of Commerce president Mary Fakulak, and Darrin Podskalny, John Hunter and Brenda Smith updated the commission about the South Arm Classics show, which will include classic boats and cars.
"Collaboration and enthusiasm are the key words here," Fakulak said.
The joint event will be July 9, during the East Jordan Freedom Festival.
Fakulak said the festival will also include art vendors this year.
As the city embarks on a week of sprucing the town up with a variety of "spring cleaning" projects, Police Chief Dale Boehm reported that he has recently served 38 notices to property owners in violation of the city's junk ordinance, in an attempt to make the city look better.
"This is something that will be ongoing," city administrator Bob Anderson said.
For more information, contact city hall at (231) 536-3381.