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Thompson Township residents question proposed township road, driveway rules

A set of ordinances presented to Thomson Township residents last week has people talking, and not all of them are in favor of more government control over their properties.

At issue are two proposed resolutions that would require a shared maintenance agreement and minimum design standards for private shared driveways and roads in the township. The proposals would ensure safe and adequate access for public safety and to permit future upgrading, proponents on the board say.

More than 40 residents came to a public hearing at the town hall to discuss the draft ordinances on Thursday, Jan. 26, surp...