First public hearing for Goodrich Meadows roads

By David Fleet
Goodrich- At 6:30 p.m., Feb. 8, the village council will host a public hearing, regarding objections to the creation of a special assessment road improvement district for the Goodrich Meadows Estates subdivision. The meeting will be via Zoom.
On Dec. 14, the village council voted 5-0 to direct the village administrator to prepare plans and costs estimates for Goodrich Meadows Estates to create a special assessment district for road improvements.
“Petitions were submitted, reviewed and inspected by the township assessor and more than 51 percent of the residents (in Goodrich Meadows) signed these petitions requesting these streets be paved,” said Shri Wilkerson, village clerk.
Wilkerson added that a letter was received from the Goodrich Meadows Estate subdivision association asking council to consider a 20 percent contribution to the proposed paving project. The contribution would not exceed $100,000.
“The funds would be to offset the costs to repair the roads in Goodrich Meadows subdivison,” she said during the Jan. 11 village meeting. Wilkerson said that a quote of about $500,000 was received from the Genesee County Road Commission for the project.
“I’ll get three quotes from actual companies and see if we can get that price lower.”
Plans for paving the subdivision were first suggested about five years ago.

In a special meeting on May 27, 2015 the village council voted 4-0 to move forward with a special assessment for paving Goodrich Meadows subdivision. However, the project never moved forward.
In February 2013 Davison-based C & L Ward Brothers purchased the remaining parcels in Goodrich Meadows located in the village east of M-15 near the post office. The village subdivision, which first opened about 15 years ago, had been owned by Huntington Bank following a series of financial shortcomings. During that time one layer of asphalt, curbs and gutters were completed; however, the final coat was never applied to the approximate mile of roadway within the subdivision.
To join the Zoom meeting: (Meeting ID: 827 5858 0164 Passcode:989383 or dial 1-301-715-8592 US.

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