Keep Lyon Township Moving Forward

John Hicks Elected for Trustee

About Lyon

Thank you to all those that supported me in the August 2 primary. I was re-elected for another 4 year term.

Hello Lyon CharterTownship residents, and welcome to my web site. The following information is to help you decide who you vote for in the August 2, primary election. There are many new voters since the 2012 election. If you are not familiar with the township government I hope I can answer your questions.

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Because I believe continuity is very important I have decided to seek another term as trustee. With a new supervisor and at least two new trustees we need continuity. Lyon Township is experiencing rapid growth, in fact leading Oakland county. Responding to this growth we are expanding our water and sewer systems. We have hired additional deputies as we contract with the Oakland County Sheriffs department for police protection and we are continually upgrading our fire department.

Roads are also a big concern.The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) is responsible for maintaining our roads. Their budget allows for minimal road construction as most of it goes to maintenance. As the township develops we require developers to contribute to our road fund if they seek a planned development (PD) in exchange for added density, usually limited to 5%, we can negotiate with developers for roads or other amenities. By state law the township cannot require a developer to do anything off site. The PD process allows for negotiation and as the saying goes "everything is negotiable".

Developers have funded the paving of 11 mile, Martindale south of Grand River and south of 11 mile and portions of 9 mile. The paved portion of Napier and the paving to complete Napier within the next 2 years is mostly funded by private money.

I have been involved with Lyon Township in an appointed, elected or volunteer position since 1989. I am quite familiar with how the township works. Being retired I spend many hours in various meetings, ribbon cuttings for new businesses, as a delegate to SEMCOG, an alternate on SLARA, a member of the Park and Recreation advisory board, and liaison to the ZBA.

As a retiree I am willing to put the extra hours into these various activities. I feel an obligation to help facilitate the transition to a new supervisor and two new trustees. I would appreciate your vote! Thank you!

Thank you for your support!
Paid for by John Hicks for Trustee Committee