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As part of a grant the Village received a few years ago, the Village was able to video all our underground sewer, stormwater and infrastructure.
In order to address the higher priority concerns, we have been partnering with Monchilov Sewer Service-- who utilizes a newer technology--- that patches lines from the inside, eliminating the need for excavation. This newer technology provides a tremendous cost savings to the village and extends the life of the pipe itself.
Over the past couple years, we have been incrementally patching our pipes using this technology, including approximately 1,100 feet on Front Street. Now that the Front St. line has been patched, we are able to begin the lining process. We did not anticipate beginning this procedure until 2024, however, Monchilov will be in the vicinity and has proposed to begin the process (375 ft of 1,100 ft) in the next few weeks.
Due to the location of the sewer line, the project will limit/close traffic on Front St. from Dame to Adams Street. Expect intersections and lane closures. This work will begin on September 19th. They are estimating the work will take approximately three (3) days.
Please share with those you feel may be affected by these proposed closures.
New Maps to be provided June 2023.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided the Village with updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
If you want to view the maps for the Village Go to the FEMA map service center and search under “Michigan”, “Leelanau County” and then select your community, and click ‘Search’. LINK: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/advanceSearch Look at ‘Effective Products’ and ‘FIRM Panels’.
In general, ditches are the responsibility of the owner of the property upon which the ditch is located; property owners are also responsible for any culverts that pass under private driveways or other privately-owned structures, and for any covered ditches or drains. Best practice is to keep the area mowed and free from vegetation.