Whenever a fire breaks out in a home within the northern portion of this village, the affected residents can be assured a rescue crew is on the way.
Being that the north end of Meyers Lake falls within Plain Township has led to concern among township officials because nearly 200 village property owners are not paying a fire-protection property tax. In other words, village homes that are within Plain Township have been getting fire and emergency medical services at the expense of others.
The situation is frustrating Plain Township Trustee Scott Haws.
Haws, along with Canton Township Trustee Christopher Nichols, dropped in on a recent Meyers Lake Village Council meeting to address the issue. Most of Meyers Lake falls within Canton Township. Residents in that part of the village are contributing to the property tax that supports the Canton Township Fire Department.