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Township tackles sewer issues, approves apartments

A larger-than-expected pipe helped unjam a planned apartment project being held up by sewer capacity issues in Thomson Township.

Josh Evans, an assistant engineer with the township’s contracted engineering company, AE2S, had recommended a halt on any new construction in Thomson Township at the board meeting April 18, because he believed the sewer system there was at or exceeding capacity based on modeling and flow data. At the time, township supervisors had refused to issue a moratorium on new construction, but they did delay a vote on the 22-unit apartment building that developer Gregg Perich...