Highlights from Thursday night's Northville Township trustees meeting.
State Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) told the Northville Township board of trustees Thursday night that his sponsored House Bill 4689 – which will allow for the state to sell the Robert Scott Correctional Facility – has moved through a Senate committee. It is due for a vote in the Senate, possibly as soon as next week. A new subcommittee will form in Northville Township to evaluate non-motorized pathways. At the township's meeting Thursday night, there was some discussion about whether the subcommittee's goal should be to first repair existing pathways or to plan for new ones. Trustees also said that the group should revisit a pathways plan that was devised years ago but could not be implemented because of budget setbacks. Trustees Mindy …
Township trustee and supervisor candidate Christopher Roosen thanked Abbo for his service.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Northville Township Supervisor Mark Abbo will not be seeking re-election in the fall. "After all this time, I think we’ve built a great community and I think I’m most proud of that," Abbo said in a phone interview. "I’ve enjoyed the tenure and I’m sure I will miss it." The reason Abbo gave for his retirement from the board of trustees is that "it's time to pass the torch." He added that he plans to pursue other personal and business interests and that he feels he will be leaving the township with "a solid foundation for moving forward." In the past year alone, Abbo led the board which sought and received an Environmental Protection Agency grant for clean-up of the Seven Mile property, the former state psychiatric hospital. It was also …