April 15, 2016: Seconds ago, this pine tree was living. Well, Mr. Cook, our County Road Comish head, and Township Peninsula Government, by way of not weighing in (not our problem or responsibility), you’ve allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lake side trees to increase the bike lane? No, not happening.
Have no clue why they cut the trees that help block winter time snow drifts onto Peninsula Dr. and help hold the beach area intact. And they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is Amateur hour at county and township government. Just saying, and I actually benefit from an improved road in front of our house, but there are so many roads needing improvements much more so than Peninsula Drive. This was total waste of our/your tax money. Shame on Grand Traverse County and Peninsula Township government. This is amateur hour. Seriously!!!!!
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Oh, and I must add that the people I feel so badly for are homeowners of a house a bit north of Gray Road who have a house on the lake side extremely close to the road. Well, yesterday they cut down all except for one or two trees exempted that shielded them from the road. Shame on the Road Commission. Mr. Cook, you [I can’t say it here] screwed up so badly. Please resign.
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Editor’s Note: Here’s another photo of tree-cutting on Peninsula Drive, taken yesterday, April 20, 2016, just south of Devil’s Dive Road.