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OFFICE OF THE VAN BUREN COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER

NOTICE OF DAY OF REVIEW OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

AND REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS

DATE:                         August 31, 2017

TIME:                         9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Van Buren County Museum Building

                                    226 E. Michigan Ave.

                                    Paw Paw, Michigan 49079

QUESTIONS:             (269) 468-9032

Please leave a detailed voicemail. All calls are returned in the order received.                                   

The Day of Review is an opportunity to review the Drainage District boundaries and apportionment of benefit for the Drains listed below with the Drain Commissioner or a staff member. A map of the proposed Drainage District boundary revisions can be found on the Van Buren County Drain Commissioner’s website at: www.vbco.org/drain.asp

A general description of the lands by section number proposed to be added or deleted from the Drainage Districts as recommended by a licensed professional engineer or surveyor for each of the Drains is as follows:

Drain Name

Municipality

Portions of Sections Added

Portions of Sections Removed

Allen Drain

Bloomingdale Township

36

35-36

Waverly Township

1,2

1-3

Bean Drain

Waverly Township

23,26

23,26

Billsborough Drain

Bloomingdale Township

26,35

26,35

Brandywine Creek Drain

Bloomingdale Township

20-25,27-31

22-24,31,32

City of Gobles

19,24-25,30

-

Pine Grove Township

19-22,27-34

-

Almena Township

5-7,18

-

Waverly Township

1,2,5,8-17,22-26

5,8,16,17

Brandywine Lake Drain

Bloomingdale Township

25,36

-

City of Gobles

25,19,30

-

Pine Grove Township

19-22,27-34

-

Almena Township

5,6

5,6

Waverly Township

1,12

1

Bush Drain

Waverly Township

3,4,9,10

3,4,9,10

Carr Drain

Almena Township

6,7,18

6,7,18

Waverly Township

1,11-14,23,24

1,11-14,23,24

Clement Drain

Bloomingdale Township

22,23,26,27

22,23,27

Covey Hill Drain

Almena Township

6,7

6,7

Waverly Township

1,12

12

Doty Drain

Geneva Township

3-5,8-11,15,16

3,4,9-11,15,16

Geneva & South Haven Road Drain

Geneva Township

4

3,4,9,10

Grove Drain

Bloomingdale Township

28,33,34

27,28,33,34

Hoffman & Mumford Drain

Bloomingdale Township

29-32

29-33

Waverly Township

-

4,5

Jones & Allen Drain

Waverly Township

4,5,8,9

4,5,8,9

Kendall Drain

Pine Grove Township

21,22,27,28

21,22,27,28

Kidney Drian

Geneva Township

8,9,15-17

8,9,15-17

King McCoy Drain

Bloomingdale Township

29-32

29-32

Lacota Drain

Geneva Township

1,2

1,2,12

Lyle Lake Drain

Bloomingdale Township

24-26

25,26

City of Gobles

24,25,19,30

-

Martin Lake Drain

Bloomingdale Township

21-23,26-28,34,35

22,23,26,27,34

McCullough & Farnsworth Drain

Bloomingdale Township

28-31,33

29-33

Waverly Township

3-5,8-10

4,5,8

Mead Swamp Drain

Geneva Township

9-11,15,16

9,10,15,16

Moore Drain

Geneva Township

-

3,4

North Drain

Bloomingdale Township

20-30,33-36

22-25,28,29,33-36

City of Gobles

24,25,19,30

-

East Branch of North Drain

Bloomingdale Township

25,26,35,36

26,35,36

Oglesby Drain

Geneva Township

12

1,12

Columbia Township

-

6,7

Rohloff Drain

Geneva Township

1,2,11,12

1,2,11,12,14

Sage Drain

Bloomingdale Township

23-26

23-26

City of Gobles

24,25,19,30

-

Shears & Chase Drain

Waverly Township

8-10,16,17

8-10,15-17

Shugars Drain

Geneva Township

1,2,11,12

2,11-14

Columbia Township

6-8,18

6,7,18

Spice Bush Drain

Columbia Township

6-8,18

6,7

Squires Drain

Geneva Township

1,2,11,12

1,2,11,12,14

Teman Drain

Waverly Township

9,10,14-16

9,10,14-16

Thayer Lake Drain

Bloomingdale Township

20,27-30,33,34

21,27-29,33-35

Tolles Swamp Drain

Geneva Township

9,10,15,16

9,10,15,16

Valleau Drain

Bloomingdale Township

-

28-33

Waverly Township

9

3-5,8-10

Wilson #2 Drain

Bloomingdale Township

33,34

33

Waverly Township

3,4

2-4,10

The Drain Commissioner, engineers, and/or other staff members will be available to assist individuals throughout the day, and make revisions where necessary. There is no need to schedule an appointment for a specific time on the Day of Review. The computation of costs for the Drains listed above will also be available at the Day of Review. Drain assessments are collected in the same manner as property taxes and will appear on your winter tax bill. If drain assessments are being collected for more than one (1) year, you may pay the assessment in full with any interest to date at any time and avoid further interest charges.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the Day of Review should contact the Drain Commissioner’s Office at the phone number listed above (voice) or through the Michigan Relay Center at 7-1-1 (TDD) at least 24 hours in advance of the Day of Review to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance. 

You may appeal the Drain Commissioner’s decision to revise the district boundary to the Van Buren County Circuit Court within ten (10) days, and you may also appeal the determination of apportionments to the Van Buren County Probate Court within ten (10) days. 

Joe Parman

Van Buren County Drain Commissioner