Dayton Township is cracking down on people living in campers.

DAYTON TWP.  — Dayton Township is cracking down on people living in campers. Township Supervisor Travis Klimek told the township board at its Jan. 2 session that he is working with the Tuscola County Health Dept. to get people living in campers at Shay Lake to leave.

Klimek told the board campers are not to be used as a residence and the people living in them were to have moved out within 30 days. Klimek’s report came after new Shay Lake Association president Kim Webb presented the board with updated contact information for her group.

The board also: Learned that 57 of the 150 calls covered in 2022 by the Mayville Fire Dept. were in the township. The total was a significant hike for the department, which normally responds to 100 calls per year. Learned the Mayville Fire Dept. plans to spend $530,000 to replace two current fire rigs with a new vehicle. The last new fire engine was purchased by the department in 1995.

Began discussing items for the 2023-24 budget, which must be approved and in place by the April 1 start of the next fiscal year. The discussions centered on the cost of mowing at the cemetery, potential road work, spraying the roadsides to keep the foliage down, dust control for unpaved roads and the Kingston Fire Dept. contract. Still is looking for two people to fill empty seats on the zoning board of appeals.

Plans to send members of the board of review to Michigan Townships Association training in Frankenmuth. Questioned the need to resurrect the road committee since the full board makes all decisions regarding road work.