A Voice In Whiteford - Walter Ruhl  TWP Supervisor
A VOICE IN WHITEFORD
2/19/2019
Water Project
I hope 2019 is a little more favorable to the water project than 2018 was.  MDEQ issued our permit on January 14, 2019.  We have had all great lab tests on the water since September 25 when we started taking samples.   We have run about 3,000,000 gallons of water in the ditches around the Township so far.  Now as of February 19, 2019 we have some customers.   Big Daddy’s truck stop is all hooked up and so is Burger king.  We would like to have an open house and dedication sometime in April.
 
We will be conducting an income survey to see if the people along State Line Road will qualify for a grant for water and sewer.    
 
Marijuana Grow Operation and dispensaries Will Remain Illegal in Whiteford Township
 
The voters in Michigan have approved the use of recreational Marijuana but the township board has decided that since we don’t have a police force and full time fire department we will not allow grow operations and dispensaries in the township.  That doesn’t mean that a person can’t grow their own. 
They just can’t sell it.  So if you want to buy it you may have to go to Summerfield Township since they have approved dispensaries.
 
Disc Golf
 
We will be having a the first recognized tournament for Disc Golf on March 17, 2019The Crew from JAWS has done an awesome job cleaning up dead fall and picking up brush.  When the weather gets warm we will have a dedication of the Disc Golf course with demonstrations.
 
Soccer
 
The new ground is ready for soccer.  If anyone is interested in having a place to play please let me know.  We have no goals or anything for soccer yet. 
 
Walking Trails
 
We have new signs to put up that will recognize everyone that has donated money or labor to getting the park to where it is now. 
 
There are also bird houses around the woods that represent an Eagle Scout Project by Joseph Marcus Pilrose, Troop 743, I think everyone will enjoy the birds that come to nest there.
 
The walking trails are in pretty good condition, but I have been asked to put distance makers up so people know how far they have walked.  We will attempt to do that and have a map to describe how the distances were arrived at.
 
Ball Diamonds
 
We have slide safe on 2 fields now and will probably put it on the third filed this spring.  Stone Co. is furnishing the slide safe.  The winter wind has been raising havoc with the sun screen on the dugouts.  We will come up with a better way of keeping it in place when it gets a little warmer.  We are seeking estimates to grade the last two ball fields and get them ready for play.    That will make a total of eight ball fields.  This spring we are supposed to get the access roads, handicap parking and the turnaround by the backstops, paved.  Most of this work is paid for by donations.
Please support our park and help make it beautiful.
Thanks
 
This page is not a township sponsored page.  I personally pay for this page and everything expressed are my opinions.
Thanks for reading my page.
Walter Ruhl
Whiteford Township Supervisor
 
 
 

 
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