Updates

 **CANCELED** Broadband Implementation Committee Meeting 1-31-2019

This meeting has been canceled due to extreme weather conditions.  Updated schedule will be posted here when available. 

Proposed Agenda

LYNDON TOWNSHIP BROADBAND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Chelsea Senior Center Room 114
512 Washington St, Chelsea, mi
Thursday,  January 31,
6:00pm

Agenda

Construction Update January 13-26

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 1/13 through 1/19:
  • Continued boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continued boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Found a residential location in central Lyndon Township for equipment holding
  • Received 24 WCRC permits for 23 roads
    • Beeman Road
    • Westborne Court
    • Osius Road
    • Oakridge Road
    • Boyce Road
    • Bowdish Road
    • Bush Road
    • Clark Lake Road
    • Lingane Road
    • Gaddis Road
    • Hadley Road
    • Joslin Lake Road (2 permits)
    • Guinan Road
    • Goodband Road
    • Fourth Street
    • First Street
    • Cassidy Road
    • Bartell Road
    • Leeke Road
    • North Lake Road
    • Second Street
    • Watt Road
    • Wild Goose Lake Road
  • Received 3 drain use permits from Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission (waiting for updated version with corrected expiration date)
  • MEC posted the January construction update
  • Residents who have not signed up for service yet received the January postcard
Work to be completed 1/20 through 1/26:
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Submit WCRC permit application for Waterloo Road (3 WCRC permits remain to be approved – Waterloo Road, Joslin Lake Drive and Roepke Road)

Note:  Due to weather conditions and equipment issues, little boring progress has been made in the past two weeks.

MEC Monthly Construction Update

Subscribers to the broadband service received a January update from MEC


Over the last month, work crews with mini excavators and directional boring equipment have been hard at work as fiber internet construction continues. You’re probably seeing a lot of Miss Dig and proposed route flags and right-of-way markers going up. All great indicators that your fiber internet service is on the way.

Construction of the mainline from Chelsea to the township line is complete and work is underway along Werkner Road and nearby areas that have permitting completed. From mid December to early January, crews staked over 4,000 foot on Boyce Drive, and bored nearly 2,000 feet on Island Lake Road and 3,469 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road.

We know you’re eager! Please continue to encourage your friends, family or neighbors within the township to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon and sign up for service before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.

Construction Update January 7-11

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 1/7 through 1/11:
  • Continued boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continued boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
Work to be completed 1/7 through 1/11:
  • Three to four drill crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Place another fiber order
  • Find another holding location for construction equipment (expected to be at a Lyndon Township property owner as opposed to downtown Chelsea)
  • Identify a water source (not Chelsea) for construction crews
  • Submit WCRC permit for Hadley Road

Broadband Oversight Committee

Township of Lyndon is seeking residents for the Broadband Oversight Committee.

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Township.
You may submit your resumes via mail to:

Marc Keezer, Supervisor
Lyndon Township
17751 N. Territorial Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

Or email with attachment to: marckeezer@gmail.com

See posting on Township Web Site

Connections from Main Line to Homes

As you know,  there are many stages to take the project to conclusion.  At each stage we have hired highly qualified firms to carry out the work. This includes Consulting, Engineering, Outside Plant Construction and ISP (Internet Service Provider)
 We are currently in the process of selecting a firm to install the connections to our homes (drops).  We will have this selection process completed in the next few weeks.  Once we have a contractor on board,  we will develop the detailed schedule and process for making these home connections. We expect to begin this work in early spring.
If you have subscribed to the service , you will be receiving monthly updates via email from MEC our ISP.  Updates  are also being posted to lyndonbroadband.org

Construction Updates December 12 – January 11

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 12/16 through 1/4:
  • Staked 4,162 feet on Boyce Drive (Boyce PON)
  • Three drill crews on-site
  • Bored 1,952 feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Completed boring 3,469 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • 3 pedestals and 2 handholes placed in Werkner PON
Work to be completed 1/7 through 1/11:
  • Four drill crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • No flagging and minimal staking is expected for the week

 

Construction Updates December 15 – January 2

Work completed 12/9 through 12/15:
  • Bored 208 feet at Lyndon Township Hall (Central Office PON)
  • Received first pedestal order and installed first pedestals on Greystone Drive (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 2,184 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Attended December 11 pre-construction meeting with Washtenaw County Road Commission, H&M and Lyndon Township
Work to be completed 12/16 through 12/22:
  • Continue staking on private roads
  • Three drill crews on-site
  • Begin boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
Work to be completed 12/23 through 1/2/2019:
  • No field work planned
  • Work to resume on January 3, 2019

Construction updates December 2-15

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 12/2 through 12/8:
  • Staked 1,645 feet on Hidden Lake Drive (Wild Goose PON)
  • Staked 491 feet on Plourde Circle (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 2,100 feet on Greystone Drive (Central Office PON)
  • Signed and received permits from WCRC for first 12 roads
    • Werkner Road
    • Island Lake Road
    • N Territorial Road
    • Mester Road
    • Waterloo Road (Werkner PON only)
    • Island Lake Drive
    • Lindley Road
    • Rex Road
    • Stofer Road
    • Roe Road
    • Jaycox Road
    • Farnsworth Road
  • Met with snake expert for introductions and prioritized work activities
  • Placed first fiber order
  • Placed first pedestal order
  • Validated process for Notice to Proceed by road for wetland areas and Tier 1 snake habitat
Work to be completed 12/9 through 12/15:
  • Continue staking on private roads
  • Two drill crews on-site
  • Bore remaining 100 feet on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner PON)
  • Complete boring on Greystone Drive (Central Office PON) and place first pedestals
  • Begin boring on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Begin boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Begin boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Attend pre-construction meeting with Washtenaw County Road Commission, H&M and Lyndon Township
  • Begin snake field work
  • Continue to flag wetlands ahead of boring activities
  • Receive first pedestal order

Monthly Construction Updates

Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), our Internet Service Provider, will begin  posting monthly construction updates on their website as well as emailing these updates to everyone who has subscribed to the broadband service.  The first of these updates is included below.
We will post these updates here as well and continue to post other information that may become available during the month.
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Lyndon Township Construction Update: December 2018
After a lot of hard work evaluating and awarding bids, and working with many state and local agencies for permits, Lyndon Township began construction for the high-speed fiber internet project. In fact, folks on Stoney Ridge Road and Greystone Drive already are seeing crews install conduit for the fiber. Those crews soon will move to Wildflower Ridge, Bens Drive, and Coopersfield Road.
Mother Nature is really in control as we move forward. With a mild winter, construction can continue uninterrupted, and we can begin home installations in the southeast part of the township by spring.  Keeping to that schedule, we’ll have all interested subscribers hooked up by the end of 2019.
It’s hard to be patient when you’ve waited so long for a high-speed solution, but the process is now underway and we promise it will be worth the wait. If you have friends, family or neighbors within the township who have not yet signed up, please encourage them to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.
We’re honored to be your internet service provider and look forward to bringing high-speed fiber internet to Lyndon
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Additional construction updates
Work to be completed 12/2 through 12/8:
  • Continue staking on private roads
  • Two drill crews on-site
  • Bore remaining 100 feet on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)
  • Complete boring on Greystone Drive (Central Office Zone)
  • Begin boring on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth Zone)
  • Sign and obtain permits from WCRC for first 12 roads
    • Werkner Road
    • Island Lake Road
    • N Territorial Road
    • Mester Road
    • Waterloo Road (Werkner PON only)
    • Island Lake Drive
    • Lindley Road
    • Rex Road
    • Stofer Road
    • Roe Road
    • Jaycox Road
    • Farnsworth Road
Work completed 11/26 through 12/1:
  • Bored 548 feet on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)
  • Bored 1,585 feet on Graystone Drive (Central Office Zone)
  • Staked 1,354 feet on Wildflower Ridge (Werkner Zone)
  • Staked 829 feet on Bens Drive (Sugarloaf Zone)
  • Staked 1,672 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce Zone)
  • Submitted WCRC permit applications for the following roads:
    • Bowdish Road
    • Boyce Road
    • Clark Lake Road
    • Lingane Road
    • Oakridge Road
    • Westbourne Court
    • Beeman Road
    • Bush Road
    • Gaddis Road
    • Osius Road
    • Guinan Drive