Source: Sherman Publications

New 9-1-1 tower in Hadley Twp.

by David Fleet

June 22, 2011

Fox Lake Road will be the new site of a 9-1-1 tower.

Lapeer County Central Dispatch Director Vic Martin said on July 5, the Hadley Planning Commission will consider a 150-foot tower on about one acre near the intersection of Fox Lake and Hadley roads.

“The site selected is one of the highest elevations in the county,” said Martin. “The southern areas of Lapeer County have had some coverage issues with regards to the 9-1-1 area.”

Martin said that communication problems have plagued Hadley, Metamora and Almont. To rectify this problem, four towers are planned for the southern section of the county, including the Broecker Road area.

“Our biggest concern is the use of mutual aid with other communities—the new towers will be a major plus for several areas of Lapeer County,” he said.

Funding for the project, which should begin later this summer, will come from a .75 millage approved by Lapeer County voters in August 2009.