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New town hall among topics of Milton Township open house

Published 11:29am Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Milton Township will be covering three ongoing projects during an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the township hall, 32097 Bertrand St., Niles.

Milton Township Supervisor Robert Benjamin encourages all residents to attend and provide input.


New township hall

Milton Township is considering building a new township hall. The proposed new building will have enough space to accommodate elections, office space needs, serve as a bus stop for local school districts and serve as a community center. The building would be located on the same property as the current township hall.

Benjamin said the estimated budget for the project is $1 million.

The building could also be used in case of disaster to house 250 people.

A proposed design and renderings will be available for public view during the open house. Also, the architect will be available to answer questions and take input for any additional improvements or changes to the plans.


5-year park plan

Milton Township is in the process of designing a five-year parks and recreation plan for its township properties. This parks and recreation plan will also allow Milton Township to become eligible for grants from the state.

The township currently does not have a parks and recreation plan.

During the open house, township officials are asking for residents to provide input into the type of items they would like to see the township develop in its parks over the next 5 years.

The township board will be leveraging grants to accomplish these goals.


Reevaluation project

A Milton Township assessor will be available to discuss the township’s current reevaluation project.

This project was approved with the idea of protecting resident’s values by making sure they match 50 percent of real market value. With some of the devaluation in the market, the township wants to make sure that this is reflected in the assessments. Residents are encouraged to bring assessment related questions to the open house.

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