The Allegan Township board, from left, Seth Hough, Karl  Spreitzer, Steve Schulz and Linda Evans; Jane Waanders not present.

Township formalizes complaint system

Ryan Lewis, Editor

You can now complain to Allegan Township. Officially.

Prompted by a recent dispute with a resident running a repair shop out of his home, township board members voted unanimously Monday, July 7, to institute a system for the public to submit written complaints.

Paper forms, available at township hall and eventually the township’s website, will provide space for complaints to be written out.

While they will require the people making the complaints to sign their name to them, they also will note to whom the complaints were given, the date and time, and where the complaints will be sent for consideration. Copies of the completed form will be provided to complainants.

Board trustee Karl Spreitzer, who initially proposed the system last month, reiterated during the meeting the significance of the signed forms.

“If you don’t fill out one of these, it doesn’t matter,” he said.

He proposed the system after verbal complaints to the township supervisor in recent years prompted the township planning commission to regulate resident Gary Clark’s home repair business. That board requested Clark submit for a special use permit, given his location in residential zoning.

For full story, pick up a copy of the Jul 10 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition.

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