LEADER -- Residents who live along or depend upon 61st Street as their main access to Highway 210 appealed to the county board Tuesday for help in getting May Township to improve their road.
Twenty-two people signed a petition to appeal their road problem to the county.
In a letter to the county administrator, resident Dennis Blowers said the area has developed since 1986. There now are 13 permanent residents and about 17 seasonal homes. The street is .8 mile long.
It has been nearly impassable this spring, he told the county board Tuesday. It has been inaccessible for the school bus, fire or ambulance services at times, he added.
One couple reported missing work, because they were unable to get across the road at times. Two people who live on the road have serious health problems.
Blowers said improvements made in previous years have washed away, leaving the road at about the same grade as the ditch. Neighbors submitted photos of the road, showing vehicles in deeply rutted mud.
The county board voted to invite the May Town Board to the May 21 county board meeting in Walker and to offer any technical assistance or other support to help the township improve that road.
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