This week the County Board of Commissioners had a relatively non-controversial agenda. We passed the resolution for the Register of Deeds and Treasurer that will allow for legal aide attorneys to be used for the foreclosure fraud cases. This will ensure that residents facing fraud will have the resources they need to stay in their home or get back into their homes. In addition, Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel announced a series of 10 symposiums throughout the county for people to attend to learn more and lodge complaints. They are listed below. He also announced a foreclosure fraud hotline for those who are going through foreclosure and suspect foreclosure fraud or property fraud. Residents can call 676-7210, and they are guaranteed to receive a call back within 24 hours.
In public testimony, the Wolverine Pipeline folks announced that they will be doing a series of Right-of-Way (ROW) clearings along the ares of the pipeline. Right-of-ways are between 50 and 100 feet. They are regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Administration of the federal government. The pipeline monitored 26 times per year in specific intervals. The company does fly-overs to accomplish this. They displayed the importance of keeping these ROW's clear. Emergency response would be limited if the properties are overgrown with weeds and vegetation. The Wolverine Pipeline was formerly owned by Total petroleum. Wolverine purchased it and slowly reclaimed the rights-of-way. The program now is maintenance only and not reclamation. They said they will contact every land owner before doing any clearing on private property. They have easement rights to do this, but want to let folks know before doing any work. They gave us a variety of materials with pictures and examples. If you are on the pipeline route, then be ready for the clearing to come soon. If you have questions, you can contact Fred Hipshear, Wolverine's Right-of-Way agent, at 269 323-2491 (office), 269 217-5158 (cell), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's it. A relatively light agenda. Here is the list of symposiums for foreclosure:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High Street
Lansing, Michigan 48906
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:30 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Center Community Center
Executive Conference Room
819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Ingham County Fair Ground
Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:30 p.m.
107 E. Bellevue
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster
Lansing, Michigan 48912
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Williamston Community Center
Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Village of Weberville Cultural Center
115 S. Main
Tuesday, October 25 2011 5:30 p.m.
African American Health Institute
835 West Genesse
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Okemos High School
Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Grace of Love Church Ministry
2618 S. Waverly Hwy.
Lansing, Michigan 48911