July 11th, 2014
To the Residents and Businesses in Clinton Township:
I just returned from the Uni-Dig court appearance that took place this morning, Friday, July 11th. I wanted to take a moment to update you on what happened.
The attorney representing Uni-Dig claimed that the measurements taken by Township engineers may be inaccurate and that one of the piles was dirt and not compost.
Clinton Township measured the Uni-Dig site using the procedure that the MDEQ uses and recommends. The Township also has pictures of the piles that show what is dirt and what is compost.
The Township estimates that Uni-Dig has 70,000 plus cubic yards of compost and Uni-Dig contends they have much less than that. They estimate 40,000 cubic yards.
Judge Edward Servitto said Uni-Dig has made substantial progress even with the extended winter. The Judge will visit the Uni-Dig site with representation from both sides. He has also ordered an aerial digital topo which will cost approximately $3,000. This cost will be split by both parties and Advanced Mapping of Traverse City will do the measurements.
We are due back before Judge Edward Servitto on July 22 at 9:00 a.m. If you need more info, please give me a call. I can be reached through my assistant, Elizabeth Vogel, at 586-723-8092.
Robert J. Cannon