Supervisors hear case for Twin Lakes fire station

All three members of the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors want to see Sherman Township build a fire station at Twin Lakes.

But board members were concerned about following the county’s zoning ordinance when approving the site for the building on the north side of North Twin Lake. Sherman Township trustees approved borrowing about $240,000 from Calhoun County to construct the building, which will house fire equipment, including a rescue boat.

“We have a planning and zoning board,” Supervisor Scott Jacobs said. “To me, it needs to go through them first.”

Jacobs said he wants to see a fire building at the lake. The land to be used for the station is currently zoned Ag-2, which means it cannot be split into smaller parcels than two acres. Calhoun County Engineer Zac Andersen said his understanding of the county’s zoning code indicates the property should be rezoned and then subdivided, which is a lengthy process.

Read more in the Oct. 10 edition. 

(Update: A zoning board meeting has been set for 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Calhoun County courthouse to discuss the zoning situation.)