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Marenisco will fight to keep former OCF sewer system


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MARENISCO — The Marenisco Township board of trustees voted Monday evening to authorize the submission of an injunction to prevent the Michigan Department of Corrections from filling in a self-sufficient sewer system within the grounds of the now closed Ojibway Correctional Facility.

MDOC has argued that the well and wastewater system on the former prison property, which is on township land, is too expensive to maintain.

However, Marenisco Township supervisor Richard Bouvette told the Globe Tuesday that he does not agree and argued that the property shoul...