By Grant Essenmacher
Lansing Township News Staff Reporter
Lansing Township is in the process of renovating sidewalks in local neighborhoods. After voters passed the Street and Sidewalk Repair millage on Aug. 5, 2014, the township will begin with the repair plan this spring.
According to the millage, the approximate amount of $124,000 will be divided between sidewalk replacement and repairs and local road repairs over the next 10 years.
Under the plan, each year the township will designate the districts that are in the biggest need to be remodeled. They then will contact construction companies to get the job done. This year, Edgemont subdivision is scheduled to undergo repairs on their sidewalks.
“I have not really noticed our sidewalks becoming worn down or anything, but it is nice that the township has taken action in remodeling. Anytime we get things redone, it is always a positive,” said resident Charles Buchanon.
Buchanon also noted that he has been living in this area for a while now, and he has never before seen a sidewalk project being done.
“Living here for countless years, I can tell you that if this plan comes to fruition it will be the first time I have seen sidewalks being rebuilt. I’m sure it will be exciting for some people,” Buchanon said.
According to the township’s plan, there are 16 different streets where sidewalks will be redone in Edgemont in 2016. The township wants the sidewalks to be usable and well kept for the public’s enjoyment.
Lansing Township has not renovated their sidewalks since the year 2001. They have decided to take necessary action in redoing them in order to further make their area a desirable place to live.