Dear Editor and Lima Township Residents:
First, I would like to thank my fellow Lima Township residents for electing me as Supervisor in the August 4th primary. I look forward to the opportunity of serving the community and listening to all your needs.
My platform still stands as it did before, to not proceed with the new Townhall.
On Monday, September 14th there is a Lima Township Board Meeting via Zoom. Items on the agenda include old business committed to hiring an architect and engineer firm for a new Township Hall. Some current board members want to proceed with this expensive project even though our current economic status is unstable due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In addition, building materials are scarce and at an all time high thus, making this project even more expensive.
The Township Board should put this project on hold and wait until the future of our economy endures the brunt of this pandemic and possibly a second wave. The building committee has proposed the new Townhall building to be 5,000 sq. ft. and cost approximately $1.5 million dollars. This means Lima Township would have to borrow money to complete this project and spend $18,000 up front in just architect and engineer fees.
In a July/August 2020 publication, The Michigan Townships Association warned of lowered state revenues to Townships because of the economic slowdown. Reckless spending by our Township could mean our future generations fronting the bill for years to come.
I encourage you all to participate in the Board Meeting on 9/14/2020 at 7:00 PM. Your public comment would be appreciated.
You can join the zoom meeting by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88525281019 or calling it at 646-558-8656 or 301-715-8592.
Please make sure to call in shortly before 7:00 PM, so you do not miss this important vote on the future of our Townhall.