“Bubblers” – devices used to prevent the formation of ice around docks – and a proposed “bubbler ordinance” came in for a good deal of discussion during the November meeting of the Fabius Township Board Wednesday evening (November 9th), but that will apparently be the end of it.
Trustee Dave Brueck made a motion to drop the issue, drew support for the action, and the motion was subsequently approved on a 3-to-2 vote. The move to end consideration of the topic was supported by Brueck, Trustee Jim O’Neill and Treasurer Judy Holman and opposed by Supervisor John Kroggel and Clerk Annette Ashby.
In other business, Planning Commission Chairman Stan Brueck noted three upcoming meetings:
- a public hearing on November 21st relative to TWO items pertaining to Three Rivers Metal Recyclers – a request for a Special Exception Use Permit and a request for a Site Plan Review – both regarding property at 15016 West M-60, Three Rivers
- a joint meeting of the Fabius Township Board and the Three Rivers City Commission on Thursday, December 8th regarding the project aimed at creation of a non-motorized trail from Three Rivers Health to Meyer Broadway Park and proposed Articles of Incorporation for establishing a ‘recreational authority’ to facilitate this pathway and other future trail development in the future
- and a public hearing on December 13th on a zoning amendment for shooting ranges.
The meeting also brought word that Deputy Jeff Bingaman of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, who has been assigned to duty in Fabius Township, will be replaced by Brandon Dahl. In commenting on the change, Kroggel said, “It was a good opportunity for Jeff to move on within the department. He’ll be missed, but the board did not want to hinder his advancement.”