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Petition For Detachment Of Property Filed
Friday Jun 08, 2018 1:19pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(CENTREVILLE) – A petition for detachment of a piece of land in Lockport Township has been filed.

The St. Joseph County Clerk's Office says the petition was filed on Wednesday. It would have voters in both Lockport Township and the City of Three Rivers decide by vote if the land in question should be in the City or stay in the Township.

Presently, the City of Three Rivers says the property is theirs following a ruling by the Michigan Boundary Commission in June 2017. They approved the City's petition to annex the land, which is located between North Main Street on the west and Buckhorn Road on the east. The land is to be used for a multi-sports complex.

Lockport Township is appealing the ruling in the Michigan Court Of Appeals.

The filing of the petition comes a day after Berrien County Circuit Court Judge John Donahue ruled that Three Rivers did not breach an agreement with St. Joseph County over funding for the sports complex.

The County filed a lawsuit against the City of Three Rivers, trying to get back $775,000 that was to be used to purchase the 77 acre piece of property.

The County said Three Rivers did not annex the land when they said they would, and did not have the complex completed by the set deadline.


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