Internet service problems still plague Watson Twp.

Watson Twp. Attorney Tom Siver

The Watson Township Board continues to search for Internet service options, being dissatisfied with current provider A T & T.

“We’re paying for a service we’re not getting,” said Supervisor Kevin Travis. “Right now, we can’t even do township business with the Internet we have.”

Township officials expressed similar complaints nearly six months ago during the Covid-19 pandemic trouble. They had switched to A T & T after not being pleased with local provider West Michigan Wireless.

Travis said he’s contemplating inquiring about West Michigan Wireless again, but wants to investigate Michwave.

Watson has had a lot of problems with Internet service because of its rural character and it’s not very close to a tower.

In other business at Thursday’s meeting, the Watson board:

  • Was told by Township Attorney Tom Siver that he plans to take his three-month bill from the township and use to buy for an upcoming fund-raising barbecue for the Moenke family, which lost their house to a fire at Big Lake last month. Mike Villar is doing the barbecued pork and fixings such as salads and coleslaw will be added to the meal for a $10 donation.

The dinner will take place outside the township hall on 118th Avenue on Tuesday, July 6.

  • Learned from County Commissioner Gale Dugan that the public hearing on a proposed county-wide ORV ordinance will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the county building.
  • Was told by both the Martin and Hopkins Area Fire Departments that calls finally have leveled off in the last month. Hopkins reported 230 calls thus far this year and Martin 166.
  • Agreed to make plans provide park benches in front of the township hall as a memorial to former officials John and Chuck Andrysiak, and to honor Planning Commissioner Barb Wrobleski.


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