Your article about deteriorating subdivision roads evokes memories (“Repairing township roads,” April 26).
During the early 1970s, I briefly served as an appointed township trustee, replacing Merle Bennett who had resigned in disgust.
A one-time Democrat supervisor, Gary Stonerock, had been elected to replace Duane Hershfall, who voted to rezone Dixie Highway property for a K-Mart. While on the board, I suggested a connecting “parkway” to cross between Maybee and Waldon, convinced township growth would eventually evidence the need.
My idea was scoffed at. Now, of course, many use subdivision roads to make that crossing. A good lawyer could probably make the class action case that subdivision residents need not pay for deficient county road planning.
Thomas K. Bullen