Mission Hills roadwork hearing rescheduled

A public hearing on a special assessment for roadwork in the Mission Hills subdivision in Niles Township was postponed because notices mailed to affected residents contained an incorrect date.

Township Supervisor Jim Stover said the mailer listed the date of the public hearing as Feb. 1, 2015 — not Feb. 1, 2016, as it should have read.

Due to the error, the township’s board of trustees voted at Monday’s regular meeting to reschedule the public hearing for 7:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at the township hall.

Stover said the hearing is for the purpose of addressing issues residents might have with how much they are required to pay for the road project.

The board will hear any complaints, he said, and decide if changes need to be made.

In December, the board of trustees approved the creation of a special assessment district in the Mission Hills subdivision that will pay for $300,000 worth of road improvements there.

It came at the request of subdivision residents unhappy with the condition of their roads.

The township is paying for half of the cost of the project, which will result in paved roads throughout the area. The remaining $150,000 will be split among the residents of the 84 parcels in the special assessment district. The township will collect it over a 10-year period at 3-percent interest.

Also Monday:

• The board set a special meeting for 10 a.m. Feb. 8 to receive an update on the progress of the second phase of the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail.

• A resident who lives on Airport Road complained about the traffic noise created by semi trucks entering and leaving the industrial park. He presented the board with a petition asking for the noise to stop. Board members said they would look into the issue.

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