BOC hear concerns about RV park remediation plan

By: 
Linda Gallagher

BELLAIRE — During an otherwise routine evening business meeting last week, the Antrim County Board of Commissioners listened to more than an hour of concerns regarding a remediation plan for erosion damage at a proposed Milton Township RV park.

The plan, created by a Gourdie-Fraser engineer retained by the park's developer for erosion repair of a steep slope caused during a violent rainstorm in July 2020, had been approved for implementation by the Antrim Conservation District Board of Directors the night before the county's meeting.

Work to clear trees and stumps on the 17-acre park site, located on top of a steep slope between Torch River Road and Miller Road in Torch River, began in the spring of 2020, but has not proceeded since the July 18 storm, during which as much as three to five inches of rain fell on the area in just four hours.  

Tonya Lewandowski, a civil engineer with Traverse City's Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., spoke to the commissioners on behalf of many of the residents of the Torch River area where the proposed park is to be located.

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