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Road Improvements

Dayton Township continues to improve and maintain our roads prioritizing the development of connecting roadways whenever asphalt is used for the improvement. The Newaygo County Road Commission assists us in applying for grant monies to help maximize our resources. We also contract with a private firm each year to brine our gravel roads three times during the summer months for dust control. Road Committee members are currently studying funding options in an effort to provide additional resources for road improvement.  The information gathered from the Committee's three (3) work sessions is indicated below for your information

Road Committee's Mission:

    To improve and maintain roads in Dayton Township

Current Goals:

         Informing and educating residents

        Determining needs

        Identifying revenue sources

Road Facts:

    Dayton Township’s road system consists of approximately 88 miles of road.

        The County of Newaygo is responsible for roughly 24 miles

         The Township is responsible for 64 miles

         54 miles of our road system are paved or improved roads

        34 miles are non-paved roads

    The Board currently budgets between $50-75,000 each year for road improvements

        The average cost to improve a gravel road to asphalt is $100-150,000 per mile.
         The average cost to re-seal a mile of paved road is $6-8,000.
         The 2002 cost for three brining applications on non-paved roads is $17,325.

    Dayton Township's Current Revenue Sources:

        Road improvement funds in the Township are limited to local sources.  State revenue sharing funds received by the Township, Newaygo County Road Commission cost-sharing, and grants all contribute to this funding source.

    There are 16 townships in Newaygo County with voted millage for local road improvements and only 8 townships without it.  Township residents currently benefiting from road millages are:

        Ashland Township
        Barton Township
        Bridgeton Township
        Croton Township
        Denver Township
        Ensley Township
        Everett Township
        Garfield Township
        Goodwell Township
        Grant Township
        Lilley Township
        Lincoln Township
        Merrill Township
        Monroe Township
        Norwich Township
        Troy Township

 

 


Resident Survey

Please send us your comments, concerns, and responses to the following questions by clicking "Submit" at the end of this survey.  We want to know what you think!

1.  Please evaluate the condition of the road you live on:

    Road Name:

2.  How do you believe road improvements/repairs should be funded?
     (choose only one)

       Local Township Funds (present method)

       Special Assessment Districts (expense shared by
            residents living on the road)

       Voted Road Millage (1 mill would generate
            approximately $50,000)

Additional Comments:

 

Survey Results:
 
Date     Street Name     Condition     Recommended Funding
Oct 6     Sunset Drive     Good     Voted Road Millage
Oct 6     W 16th Street     Good     Voted Road Millage
Oct 10     24th Street     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Oct 10     24th Street     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Oct 10     24th Street     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Oct 25     Warner Ave     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Oct 25     Warner Ave     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Oct 25     Warner Ave     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Oct 25     Warner Ave     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Oct 25     Warner Ave     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Oct 26     Sunset Drive     Good     Voted Road Millage
Mar 14     Ramshorn     Good     Voted Road Millage
Mar 14     Ramshorn     Good     Voted Road Millage
Mar     48th Street     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Mar     Luce/48th     Poor     Voted Road Millage
Mar     Luce     Poor     
Mar     S Brucker     Good     Voted Road Millage
Mar     Brucker     Poor     Voted Road Millage
Mar     Fitzgerald     Poor     Local Township Funds
Mar     Comstock     Good     Local Township Funds
Mar     Dickinson     Poor     Local Township Funds
Mar     Stone     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Mar     Stone     Excellent     Local Township Funds
Mar     8745 W 16th     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
Mar     24th     Good     Voted Road Millage
Mar     32nd     Poor     Local Township Funds
Mar     32nd     Poor     Local Township Funds
May     48th Street     Excellent     Voted Road Millage
May     Sunset Drive     Excellent     Local Township Funds
May     S Stone     Good     Voted Road Millage
May     Rolling Acres     Good     Local Township Funds
May     32nd Street     Excellent     Local Township Funds
May     44th Street     Poor     Local Township Funds
May     32nd Street     Poor     Local Township Funds
Aug     8th Street     Poor     Voted Road Millage
Aug     44th Street     Poor     Local Township Funds
Mar     Stone Road     Good     Local Township Funds