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Potholes causing problems in Emmett Twp.
EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Potholes are everywhere in Emmett Township, where the Township Supervisor agrees that work needs to be done immediately.
Residents have told Newschannel 3 that they can't take it anymore, and now Township Supervisor Tim Hill has a unique idea to solve the problem--taking control of the roads from the Calhoun County Road Commission.
It's a bumpy and sometimes costly ride down some streets in the township, and no matter what angle you look from, the roads still look menacing.
"They went around the block and come in around the other side," said driver Bill Elliot. "They didn't even go through this. That's how bad it's getting; people who travel this just go around the block."
It seems like you've got two options, especially on Greenville Street--you can laugh, or you can yell.
Some cars are forced to drive on the opposite side of the road occasionally, but residents say they do see work getting done.
The Township Supervisor told Newschannel 3 that he hears the moans and groans loud and clear.
He actually wants to take ownership of the roads instead of the county, who is currently responsible.
That would have to go to a public vote, and most likely a millage.
"If I'm going to spend an extra $75 or $100 a year on a millage, then I don't have to worry about my truck having new tire rods or losing a tire with a rim," Hill said.
So, next time you think your road is bad, remember, you might not be the only one.