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Wakefield Township considers shared costs on roads


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WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield Township board may use a state option of shared costs to address problem roads within township boundaries.

According to Wakefield Township supervisor John Cox, board members discussed the possibility at their Tuesday evening meeting this week.

“We’re looking at special assessment districts as a way to fund roads,” said Cox, who declined to share any roads under consideration at this time.

An article on the website of the Michigan Townships Association defines a special assessment as “a charge imposed on...