Property owners who live on and around Silver Lake in Dexter & Putman Townships are seeking to initiate a five-year Lake Improvement Project administered by the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works (WCBPW) through Michigan Public Act 185.
The goals of the project are to:
- protect species and habitat diversity,
- increase lake ecosystem resilience
- monitor and identify aquatic organisms (including algae that can produce toxins)
- enhance recreational opportunities
- apply targeted management strategies to address problems
- provide education to riparians that advance these goals.
The project aims to control the growth and reproduction of non-native aquatic invasive plants, including but not limited to Eurasian Watermilfoil and Starry Stonewort. The project may also work to control the growth of nuisance native plants, including but not limited to Chara and Variable Pondweed.
A survey and management opinion conducted by Dr. Doug Pullman informed the proposed special assessment.
A Special Assessment District (SAD), made up of parcels receiving benefits from the project, will cover the project's total cost.
The project requires postings in a newspaper that includes information about the project including the date of the public hearing. The first public hearing notice is available here. Silver Lake Public Hearing Notice
Use the parcel list to view your proposed 2024-2028 special assessment. Your Parcel ID can be found on your yearly tax bill or you can use the resources below to locate it.
- Washtenaw County: https://gisappsecure.ewashtenaw.org/washcogis/#
- (Instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfhfJMI7V6E&list=PLTfFczif3-Z2f6z9Tj69ku7jd9VyVrk5q&index=1)
- Livingston County: https://www.livgov.com/gis/Pages/GIS-viewer.aspx
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