To: Ross Stein, Township Supervisor

Forcing hookup long after the inital notification at current costs is unfair

If South Haven must charge homeowners for available water and sewer hookups, the cost to them should be the fees required when the service became available in their area.

Why is this important?

South Haven Township ( and other municipalities) notified residents that when water and sewer service was made available, hooking up would be mandatory. Since the regulation was not enforced for many years, and home building has stopped, the townships find that revenue to pay for the bonds involved isn't there. Now, the townships want all affected owners to pay current enormous fees to help get them out of the mess they created.