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The Northfield Township  Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1963-1964.  It was expanded to handle Whitmore and Horseshoe Lakes as a result of a series of lawsuits brought by the Lakeland Homeowner's Association, which represents people living downstream and downlake from the Treatment Plant's discharge.  The history is written in the documentation of the lawsuits.

We have collected the following documents from various sources and meeting packets.  Many are photocopies and almost impossible to search for as such.  We have extracted everything we could find.

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Collected Northfield Township Sewer and Wastewater Treatment System Documents (1969 through 2019)

 

Sewer System Studies and Reports, MostlyTetra-Tech, most recent at top

(I'm still gathering and collecting)

 

Tetra-Tech-2016-03-21-Equalization-Tank-Study-Reappears-in-on-2016-08-23-Board-Packet

Tetra-Tech-2017-08-04-Cost-of-Service-SmartRate-Study-Proposal-Additional-Details

Tetra-Tech-2017-07-13-Update-of-Wastewater-Cost-of-Service-SmartRate-Study-Proposal

Tetra-Tech-2017-07-12-Flow-Monitoring-Results-and-Revised-Capacity-Analysis

Tetra-Tech-2017-03-22-Flow-Monitoring-Study-proposal

Tetra-Tech-2017-02-01-Sewage-Capacity-Report-to-BOT

Tetra-Tech-2016-05-05-Equalization-Basin-Soil-Borings-Bids-Northfield-Township-WWTP

Tetra-Tech-2016-03-21-WWTP-TetraTech-Drawings

Tetra-Tech-2016-03-21-WWTP-Northfield-Township-Wet-Weather-Storage-Tank-Preliminary-design-Final

Tetra-Tech-2016-03-21-Sewer-Policy

Tetra-Tech-2015-12-30-Northfield-Township-WWTP-Storage-Tank-Cost-Opinion

Tetra-Tech-2015-03-18-Northfield-Township-WWTP-Capacity-Evaluation-Report

Tetra-Tech-2014-10-27-Wastewater-Capacity-Summary

Tetra-Tech-2005-11-15-WWTP-Improvement-Cost

Tetra-Tech-2003-11-01-Sanitary-Sewer-System-Report

McNamee-Porter-and-Seeley-1998-05-01-Sewer-System-Report

 

Sewer System Legal History, oldest first

The Northfield Township  Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1963-1964.  It was expanded to handle Whitmore and Horseshoe Lakes as a result of a series of lawsuits brought by the Lakeland Homeowner's Association, which represents people living downstream and downlake from the Treatment Plant's discharge.  The history is written in the documentation of the lawsuits.

 

1969-09-30  Green Oak and Northfield Township Sewer agreement

1972-02-25  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Judgement

1972-05-04  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Judgement

1978-09-11  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Supplemental Order

1991-03-14  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Supplemental Order

1991-03-14  Northfield and Hamburg Township Sewer service area

1991-03-14  Northfield and Hamburg Township Intergovernmental Sewer Agreement

1998-05-01  McNamee, Porter and Seeley Northfield Township Sewer System Report

2002-05-03  Lakeland Amended Consent Judgement

 

2014-11-06-Sewer-System-Legal-Agreements-&-Lawsuits-text - [BoT-packet-2014-11-06]   [25MB download]

2014-11-06-Sewer-System-Legal-Agreements-&-Lawsuits - [BoT-packet-2014-11-06] [unprocessed scanned images: 7MB download]

 

2018-12-05: Township Attorney Burns' Summary of WWTP Legal Obligations with supporting documents  - [BoT-packet-2019-01-08] 

2018-12-05: Township Attorney Burns' opinion only on WWTP Legal Obligations - [BoT-packet-2019-01-08]

 

 

Sewer System Policy History, most recent at top

 

2019-03-26 Aynes: BOT Late packet addendum cover letter   [2019-03-26 Addendum p01-p01]

2019-03-25 Aynes Otto: email Lyon Township Comparable Sewer Costs    [2019-03-26 Addendum p43-p43]

2019-03-23 Rubel-Aynes: email Tetra Tech memo re violation section 9 MDEQ expectations to treat p2     [2019-03-26 Addendum p02-p02]

2019-03-20 Mann-Aynes: email bond questions answered     [2019-03-26 Addendum p11-p11]

2019-03-20-Aynes-memo-recommending-conventional-lying-about-tank-cost     [2019-03-26 Addendum p30-p31]

2019-03-19-Aynes-Rubel-email-cost-comparison-low-interest-loans     [2019-03-26 Addendum p22-p23]

2019-03-18-Aynes-Otto-Burns-Willis-Rubel-gabfest     [2019-03-26 Addendum p24-p28]

2019-03-18 Mann-Aynes: email re sewers financing     [2019-03-26 Addendum p12-p12]

2019-03-18 Miller-Canfield: Memo Steps to Finance     [2019-03-26 Addendum p13-p15]

2019-03-18 Miller-Canfield: Sample Resolution Declaring Intent to Issue Bonds     [2019-03-26 Addendum p16-p19]

2019-03-11-Bendzinski-Memo-Debt-Service-Calculations-and-Table     [2019-03-26 Addendum p32-p35]

2019-03-05 MDEQ MiWaters permit violations     [2019-03-26 Addendum p05-p07]

2019-02-25-Aynes-Garden-City-Water-Bill     [2019-03-26 Addendum p29-p29]

2019-02-24 Chick-Rubel: email exchange     [2019-03-26 Addendum p09-p10]

2019-02-13 Rubel-Aynes: email Tetra Tech Memo 2018 AMP Progress     [2019-03-26 Addendum p08-p08]

2018-12-05-Burns-Township-Atty-Summary-Township-Legal-Obligations-re-WWTP     [2019-03-26 Addendum p36-p42]

 

2016-04-21 Fink Memo: Sewer Equalization Basin      [2016-04-26-BOT packet p106] 

2016-04-21 Finks EZ Credit Equalization Basin Spreadsheet     [2016-04-26-BOT packet, p107, 1200w380h] 

2016-04-21 Finks EZ Credit Equalization Basin Spreadsheet     [2016-04-26-BOT packet, p107, 800w257h] 

2016-03-31 Bendzinski Equalization Bond Schedule

2016-03-22 Northfield Township SAD sewer service area maps upright 

2016-03-22 Northfield Township SAD sewer service area maps 

2015-02-01 SEMCOG Map of Sewer Funding Eligibility

2014-08-14 Township Permit No MI0023710 with section 9 MDEQ expectations to treat 3     [2019-03-26 Addendum p03-p04]

2009-03-01 SEMCOG Map of WWTPs and Sewers

2008-04-08 Northfield Township Notice for Public Indebtedness Ordinance Division 5 Sec 2 272     [2019-03-26 Addendum p20-p21]

 

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Monthly Reports

(I'm still gathering and collecting)

WWTP-2017-December-Report

WWTP-2017-October-Report

WWTP-2017-July-report

WWTP-2017-June-report

WWTP-2017-May-report

WWTP-2017-April-Report

WWTP-2017-January-Report

WWTP-2016-July-Report

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant contracts, bids, hiring, maintenance costs, etc

(I'm still gathering and collecting)

WWTP-2017-07-20-Grit-Conveyer-purchase

WWTP-2017-07-06-Air-Conditioning-Service-Bids

WWTP-2017-06-27-Synagro-Waste-Hauling-Contract

 

Manhole Cover: Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan:

Manhole Kurashiki Okayama905w906h

 

 

 

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1969-09-30  Green Oak and Northfield Township Sewer agreement

1972-02-25  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Judgement

1972-05-04  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Judgement

1978-09-11  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Supplemental Order

1991-03-14  Lakeland Northfield and Green Oak Township Supplemental Order

1991-03-14  Northfield and Hamburg Township Sewer service area

1991-03-14  Northfield and Hamburg Township Intergovernmental Sewer Agreement

1998-05-01  McNamee, Porter and Seeley Northfield Township Sewer System Report

2002-05-03  Lakeland Amended Consent Judgement

2003-11-01  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer System & WWTP  Report

2005-11-15  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Improvement Cost

2009-03-01  SEMCOG Map of Southeast Michigan Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) and Sewers

2014-10-27  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer System & WWTP Report

2014-11-06  Fink's Letter to Board re Northfield Township Sewer WWTP System issues

2015-02-01  SEMCOG Map of Southeast Michigan Sewer Funding Eligibility

2015-03-18  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Capacity Evaluation Report

2015-12-30  TetraTech  Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Storage Tank Cost Opinion

2016-01-05  TTL Environmental Soil Boring Proposal Northfield Township Sewer WWTP

2016-03-21  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Policy

2016-03-22  Northfield Township SAD Sewer & WWTP service area maps

2016-03-22  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Wet Weather Storage Tank Preliminary design/Final

2016-03-22  TetraTech Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Drawings

2016-03-31  Bendzinski Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Equalization Basin Bond Schedule

2016-04-21  Fink re Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Equalization-Basin

2016-04-21  Fink's EZ-Finance Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Equalization-Basin spreadsheet 800w257h

2016-04-21  Fink's EZFinance Northfield Township Sewer & WWTP Equalization Basin spreadsheet 1200w380h