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Ron Wojan



Joined: 13 Feb 2018
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Location: Beaver Island

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:40 pm 
Post subject: Township Consolidation
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Hello everyone, This is Ron Wojan. I was very surprised and disappointed to learn that the Voters of Beaver Island will be asked to vote on whether we should have one or two townships. Without enough public input, meetings, and discussion about the facts and whether itís a good idea or not. I would compare this to asking someone who was about to begin a new journey , whether they would prefer to drive most of the way, uphill or downhill? Naturally, most everyone would prefer to drive downhill. Saves gas, less wear on my car, etc.,etc. Just makes sense, Right? So off you go only to come across a slippery slope and you keep moving faster. Antilock brakes are on but you just keep moving more quickly ahead. At the bottom off this hill is a road washed out and a raging river. All of a sudden youíre thinking maybe you should have stayed on the uphill route. I was township supervisor in the late 1980ís when we thoroughly looked into this question. There were public meetings in the summertime with lots of participation, suggestions, and ideas. After much discussion, it was decided not to join the townships. Iím surprised that no one seems to know or care about all that. They say in Florida and other places where there are horrific natural disasters that the memory of it lasts just about 25 years and then people go right back to the same places. I think thatís what is happening here. History seems to be repeating itself. Iím not sure how much I can do on one post so Iíll submit the reasons we decided not to join the townships on a following post.[/b]
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meadefamily



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Ron,

Thank you for starting this thread and reaching out to the community. I look forward to your thoughts.

Kathe
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islandliving



Joined: 21 Nov 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Great job Ron. Thanks!!!

John McCafferty
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meadefamily



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:04 am 
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Thank you Ron, well thought out post.
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