Sinkhole off Kelly Street

Gail of Spring Lake Township asked, "Could you tell me if the Ottawa County Road Commission, Spring Lake Township or the Timber Run condominium complex association is responsible for filling the huge sinkhole that appeared when floodwater undermined the entrance of the condo complex off Kelly Street? It has a county Road Commission sign inside the hole. But it has been quite awhile, and the hole is only getting bigger. Whose responsibility is it?"
Mark Brooky
Jun 10, 2013

ANSWER:

Spring Lake Township Manager Gordon Gallagher and Ottawa County Road Commission Managing Director Brett Laughlin both said it is the responsibility of the Timber Run Association for the drainage culvert and the road.

"The road is a private street that belongs to the association," Gallagher said.

For condo owners, a good resource is michiganlegalaid.org. CLICK HERE for its specific page on the "advantages and pitfalls of condominium ownership."

If you are renting a condominium, you may want to peruse "Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide" from the MSU College of Law Housing Law Clinic. Download the RELATED FILE (PDF) below.

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