|Case Forum:||Michigan Court of Appeals|
|Keywords:||water system, sewer system, PA 233 of 1955, Water and Sewer Authority|
Eric D. Williams (P33359) | 524 North State Street | Big Rapids, MI 49307 | 231-796-8945
The primary issue presented by this case is the illegal action of forming a second authority without the consent and voluntary participation of the Village of Stevensville, thereby depriving Stevensville of its vote as a constituent municipality, and thereafter exercising control over Stevensville’s water and sewer infrastructure without its consent, contrary to the purpose and terms of the statute.Because a village is defined as a
A stipulation agreeing to the dismissal of the appeal has been filed. By actin of the Chief Clerk under the authority of MCR 7.218, this appeal is DISMISSED.
|MSC requested LDF amicus brief?||No|
In 1964 the Village of Stevensville joined in the formation of the Lake Michigan Shoreline Water and Sewage Treatment Authority, or “Shoreline.” This was accomplished by adoption of the articles of incorporation by the Village Board, and endorsement by the Village President and Clerk. Amendments to the articles of incorporation were approved by each constituent municipality as recently as 1999. Rather than seek an amendment to its articles of incorporation to resolve