This section of Liberty Hills is expected to eventually see new pavement.
photo by Lonnie Huhman

By Lonnie Huhman,

Scio Township is moving forward on the Liberty Hills neighborhood road improvement project.

By unanimous votes, the Scio Township Board approved two decisions to get the first few steps of the project off the ground. The project is a special assessment one and has been requested by the majority of the property owners in Liberty Hills, which is a subdivision located near Zeeb and Liberty roads.

The township board approved the special assessment roll at the request of a majority of the property owners in the total amount of $26,870, and assessed an estimated $498 per property to be paid over one year. This is to help pay for the funding the preparation of engineering, construction and cost estimate documents for the paving of the roads: Bandera, Shevchenko, Salzburg and Mark Twain.


The board also approved contracts with the Washtenaw Engineering Company, in the total amount of $26,870, for the preparation of the engineering, construction and cost estimate documents.

Washtenaw Engineering will be setting the table for the eventual improvements to be done that will include clearing the roads of old pavement, grading them and then putting down new pavement as well as putting in a new drainage system. There will also be concrete curbing put in at the approach sections.