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Notice of Drainage Board Meeting For Determination of Necessity

VAN CASS INTERCOUNTY DRAIN

(Van Buren and Cass Counties)

DATE:      June 24, 2020

TIME:      1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83917482431

Or by telephone at 312-626-6799; meeting ID: 839 1748 2431

The Van Cass Intercounty Drain Drainage Board will meet virtually at the above date, time and location to hear all interested persons, receive evidence and determine whether the maintenance and improvement, as set forth in the petition dated May 28, 2019, is necessary for the public health, convenience, or welfare; and further, to determine whether it is necessary to revise the boundaries of the Drainage District pursuant to Chapter 8 of Public Act 40 of 1956, as amended.

Proceedings conducted at this public meeting will be subject to the provisions of the Michigan Open Meetings Act and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and also in conformance with Executive Directive 2020-2 dated March 13, 2020 and Executive Order 2020-75 dated May 6, 2020. Individuals are invited and encouraged to actively participate through electronic means, including providing public comment during the designated portion of the proceedings. Written comments may be submitted prior to the meeting, or additional information may be obtained from the following offices:

Joe Parman

Van Buren County Drain Commissioner

219 E. Paw Paw St. Paw Paw, Michigan 269-657-8241

Bruce Campbell

Cass County Drain Commissioner 120 N. Broadway

Cassopolis, Michigan 269-445-4428

To view live video of the proceedings on YouTube without participating, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf21aNvKXM4Zdr_UV3-7lfQ/videos.  Any comments made through this platform will not be monitored during the proceedings and will not be included in public comment. Please use the above-described procedures to participate via audio-conferencing if you wish to provide public comment.

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

Anyone aggrieved by the decision of the Intercounty Drain Drainage Board may seek judicial review pursuant to MCL 280.122a.

Dated: May 27, 2020

Brady Harrington, Deputy For Gary McDowell, Director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development



STATE OF MICHIGAN

OFFICE OF THE VAN BUREN COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER 

IN THE MATTER OF THE BOB-O-LINK ESTATES DRAIN

Probate Court File Nos. 20201067-ML & 20201068-ML

NOTICE OF MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW

 

Notice is Hereby Given that the Bob-O-Link Estates Drain Board of Review, composed of William Buhl, Karen Makay, and Craig Hess, will meet on July 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM to review the apportionment of percent for benefits for a certain drain known and designated as the Bob-O-Link Estates Drain located in Van Buren County.

The Board of Review for the Bob-O-Link Estates Drain in Van Buren County was appointed on application of two landowners who filed an appeal of the apportionments as provided in MCL 280.155, that being Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code of 1956, as amended.

You are Further Notified that the Board of Review will be held in person and electronically via Zoom. The Appellants & Appellee shall attend in person at the Van Buren County Courtroom No. 1, 212 E. Paw Paw Street, Paw Paw, MI 49379. Any members of the public who are not Appellants, can attend and participate via Zoom. For those seeking to participate electronically through online audio-conferencing, participants can access the electronic meeting by going to the zoom website (https://zoom.us) and joining the courtroom with meeting ID 344 479 2441.For those seeking to participate via telephone, please call (646) 876-9923 and after the prompt entering meeting ID is 344 479 2441. More detailed instructions are attached to this notice. Please note the Board of Review is taking place in “Virtual Room 1.”

The Board of Review will receive testimony and evidence and review the apportionment of benefits and take such further measures as required under MCL 280.156 and MCL 280.157, that being Sections 156 and 157 of the Michigan Drain Code of 1956, as amended.

Proceedings conducted at this Board of Review will be subject to the provisions of the Michigan Open Meetings Act and you are further notified that information regarding this meeting may be obtained from the Van Buren County Drain Commissioner. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting should contact the Van Buren County Drain Commissioner at the number noted below (voice) in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.

Given under my hand on June 16, 2020.

 Joe Parman

Van Buren County Drain Commissioner

(269) 657-8241