Scio Township aces audit, approves special assessment districts

The Scio Township board of trustees received a pat on the back during the presentation of audit results at the August 11 meeting.

Auditors from Plante Moran gave the Township an excellent report regarding audit results for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

“Your records are in outstanding shape, and your financial condition is really solid,” said Mike Swartz from Plante Moran. “You have great accounting procedures and processes.”

In other action, in a 5-0 vote (DeLong and Read were absent) the board approved the establishment of the Sciomeadow Commons special assessment district for road improvements.

There was a public hearing to see if there were any objections, and there were none.

The board determined that the petitions for the Improvement District were properly signed by the record owners of land whose area constitutes more than 50 percent of the total frontage area within the proposed improvement.

Estimates of total costs for the completion of the project have not yet been made.

The board also approved in a 5-0 vote the establishment of the proposed Liberty Hills SAD, a special assessment district for improving roads and drainage within the Liberty Hills Subdivision and adjacent properties.

In another action, the board approved final site plan #5228, Suburban Jackson LLC, for the Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep Dealership at 3970 Jackson Road. The location of the dealership will be east of the auto mall on 10 acres of what is primarily vacant property but does include a commercial building used as the Scio Family Center.

The proposed dealership includes a building just over 34,000 square feet to be used as a vehicle showroom, sales and service center.

Trustee Jack Knowles requested that some trees be added to the west side of the property.

“It would provide shade and give you separation from your neighbor,” said Knowles.

An owner present at the meeting agreed to it, and the board approved the final site plan in a 5-0 vote.

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