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Center Street Drain Committee

The Center Street Drain Committee was formed in September of 2014 to address the Storm Drain that moves water under M-26, to the beach, at the intersection with Center Street.  In the past, no one has claimed ownership of this structure, leading to confusion over who maintains it.

This committee is charged with recommending to the Township Board what options we have for repair or maintenance.  Who should bear the costs  associated with its repair or maintenance, and should the system be expanded to relieve other areas of the village of collecting surface/ground water. 

In October 2017 the first phase of this project was started.  We replaced the 170 feet of drain from Center Street, under M-26, to the beach.  The drain pipe was tested several times with storms and waves and appears that it will stand the test of time!

This  committee has been successful in replacing the aged infrastructure and has been deemed inactive until the next phase of development.

Members are:

John Niebuhr, Chairperson
Steve Kellow, Vice-Chairperson
Rich Probst,  Secretary, Board Liaison
Bill Eddy
Doug Schubert
Pat Roche
Ken Westlake
John Wakeman

Consultants/Engineers - Traverse Engineering Services, Dick Supina and John Paul Pietila
                                            Keweenaw County Road Commission Engineer, Gregg Patrick