Not in my frontyard: SLT siren to be moved

A warning siren that has been an unwelcome sight and sound to neighbors will be relocated after a unanimous vote by the Spring Lake Township Board on Monday.
Marie Havenga
Nov 15, 2011

 

The siren, one of 75 in Ottawa County, has been in its current location at 18710 Mohican Drive for almost a decade. It will be moved about 300 feet to the west.

The township will foot the $3,500 relocation bill.

The siren is in the frontyard of Marianne Rogers — who, along with some other North Holiday Hills neighbors, has voiced opposition to the siren location at Township Board meetings over the years.

The siren will be moved this fall to a county drain easement at the end of Mohican Drive, on the west side of the township. The property is owned by North Holiday Hills resident Stephen Hentschel, who has a Sioux Drive address.

Rogers said she’s delighted the siren will be finding a new home — she just wishes it were farther from its present location.

Township Manager Gordon Gallagher said in case of emergency, the public warning device needs to be in a location where the public can hear it. There are about 180 households in North Holiday Hills, according to Gallagher.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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