Kelsey said the library is making do in her absence and they hope to have a replacement named very soon.
In other business at the Martin Township Board meeting Wednesday night, the board:
• Was presented information from Suzannah Deneau of Wightman & Associates on the proposed River to River Trail Plan to connect Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, 35 miles along the old interurban trail.
Deneau said no decisions need to be made yet, but there will be meetings on the proposals in March on how to secure funding and how to get input on what people want or don’t want.
Four public sessions have been held, in the City of Wayland, Byron Township, Cooper Township and the City of Plainwell, with a total of about 150 people attending.
She said three different routes have been examined, and it appears the interurban is the consensus choice.
• Approved the recommendations for graveling this year from the Allegan County Road Commission. It was noted the cost is estimated at $12,500 per miles for about six miles. The cost last year was $81,000.
• Heard a complaint from a local resident about excessive motorists’ speeds from Shelbyville to the end of 124th Avenue at the Allegan County Park. A request has been made to lower the speed limit from 55 to 35 as vehicles get close to the more commercial and industrial areas, such as Weick’s Grocery, B & R Excavating, the county park and Kraai Well Drilling.