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Hastings Charter Township seeks streetlight replacement


Luke Froncheck

Staff Writer

Hastings Charter Township officials are trying to get a streetlight replaced at a major intersection in the southern end of the township.

The board Tuesday discussed a replacing the streetlight at the corner of M-79 and M-37. Supervisor Jim Brown said that he has been in talks with Consumers Energy about the potential replacement, but they have been continually stalled.

Brown said he has been directed to different departments within Consumers Energy without any luck speaking to the correct person. He said his most recent interaction has been with an engineer from the Kalamazoo area who is scheduled to come to the township to review the site.

In other business Tuesday, the board voted to continue its relationship with Walker Fluke and Sheldon for annual audits. The township board agreed to spend $5,360 for the upcoming audit.

The township also approved its upcoming board of review dates, which will be Wednesday, March 3, for an organizational meeting at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m.; and Thursday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Additionally, the township approved the spending of $11,963.67 for the January bills.

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