Road Chloriding

In 1982, a 10-year, 1.0 mill road millage was levied by the Township for road improvement, road maintenance and dust abatement on public roads in Hamburg Township.

Over the past several years, the remaining road millage funds have been used to chloride and provide dust abatement for several of the public roads in Hamburg Township. As of Fall, 2006, however, there were no more road millage funds available to allow the Township to continue chloriding these public roads. The funds that remained in the road fund had been designated to finance our portion of the 2004 Maltby Road paving project.

However, at its meeting on October 16, 2007, the Hamburg Township Board of Trusteses passed a motion to approve the expenditure for the 1st application of brine for 2008 that was within the current fiscal year (Memorial Day). 

On April 15, 2008, the Township Board approved dust control spraying for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day for 2008 (Seasonal price was $0.16/gallon.)

All roads in Hamburg Township are by state law county roads (except for those roads designated as private). As such, please direct all concerns regarding the condition of your county roads to the Livingston County Road Commission at (517) 546-4250 or to Dennis Dolan, your County Commissioner, at 810-231-8167. Please be aware that the Livingston County Road Commission has notified Hamburg Township that the Road Commission has not found it possible to apply dust control to roads other than primary roads.

Updated February 13, 2017

PRIVATE ROAD S.A.D.S:  Road Grading & Dust Control FAQ's

Our gravel road is a muddy mess; can you do something to stop this springtime situation?
We can try, but in the spring when the frost comes out of the road, what was once frozen and solid turns soft and unstable. It will remain this way until the moisture comes out of the road. The best cure for this is warm dry temperatures and a good wind. If we attempt to grade and haul gravel on top of this condition, it could turn into a bigger mess because the heavy equipment will disturb the saturated ground even deeper, making it take longer to dry out and firm up. Be assured we will respond to any request of this nature and do the best we can to repair it.
How many times does the Township grade the S.A.D. private gravel roads?
Roads are graded when the road conditions warrant grading. However, the number of annual road gradings is limited to the number of times petitioned and budgeted for through each of the individual Special Assessment Districts. The Township will grade and spread gravel on those roads needing repair. This is generally late spring after the roads dry out from the ground frost and in the fall prior to winter maintenance but will be done as needed throughout the summer months.
Dust Control is included in my S.A.D.; when does the Township spray for dust control?
During the months when dust is a problem the roads are graded prior to the application of 38% calcium chloride. The schedule for spraying is generally one week prior to or after Memorial Day, the 4 th of July, and Labor Day. The schedule may be slightly changed due to the weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances but will generally stick to the original schedule. Dust control will be completed either the same day or the day after the roads are graded. Gravel roads are not completely re-graded until they are ready for a new application of chloride during the summer months.

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