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Marrietta Township to vote on village powers
vote will enable response to frac sand mining ordinance
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The Marrietta Township board will meet on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall to vote on creating limited village powers in the township.

Residents in the past were reluctant to adopt such powers, according to township clerk Barbara Stickley.

"Residents didn't want restrictions on land parcel sales, such as nothing under 45 acres could be sold as some townships have," Stickley said. 'The fear was that if village powers were adopted, a later board might choose to change that ordinance to create that sort of limit."

The village powers under discussion now would only allow the township to respond with an ordinance on nonmetallic mining, in this case frac sand mining, said Stickley.

The township clerk said they are attempting to get the word out so residents will attend the meeting, stressing the importance of residents being involved in governance.

The Marietta Town Hall is located at 45550 Maple Ridge Road, Boscobel, Wis.