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DTE poles to be relocated on Long Lake Road

By Dana Casadei

DTE energy poles will be relocated along Long Lake Road after township trustees unanimously approved an agreement at their meeting on Monday, April 10.

This approval will authorize township supervisor Dani Walsh to execute the agreement and direct accounting to prepare a check for $48,501.92 to DTE Energy Company for the upcoming work. 

Prior to the meeting, the agreement had already been reviewed by the township attorney and found to be acceptable. 

The utility poles were temporarily relocated due to the replacement of the sanitary sewer on the south side of Long Lake Road, west of Groton Road and east of Pine Tree Trail. The work is now complete.

The total cost will go towards labor and materials to move two sub-transmission/distribution poles along the south side of W. Long Lake from their current temporary location back to their original permanent location. DTE will also provide all necessary permits and secure the rights of way to relocate the utility poles.

In February 2022, the board of trustees approved an agreement to temporarily relocate three existing DTE Energy-owned utility poles. They also approved the movement of approximately 300 feet of already existing utility lines outside of the work area to accommodate the installation of the pilings, water main,and sanitary sewer. 

Temporary easements were required and obtained from property owners who were within the project limits as part of the initial DTE contract. Language in the easement included that the relocation of the utility poles was temporary and that they would return to their original locations once the sanitary sewer replacement project was complete.


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