Scio Township (pronounced with a silent c) is located to the west of Ann Arbor.
The township hall is located at: 827 N. Zeeb Road - Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1599.
Phone: 734.665.2123 - Fax: 734.665.0825. Normal hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00PM M-F. Township website: http://www.twp.scio.mi.us/
1) A 100 acre parcel of land near Zeeb Road at I-94 has been proposed for rezoning to attract new business development such as Google. In 2006 a similar attempt failed when a few residents protested a plan by Costco to build a new store on the site. The protest was based primarily on heavy traffic concerns and was taken to the township planning commission. As a result of the protest, Costco withdrew the development plan.
2) There is an ongoing groundwater safety issue related to a Dioxane plume whose source has been traced to Gelman/Pall Life Sciences. The plume is slowly heading toward the Huron River, a major source of freshwater for the City of Ann Arbor, and affects both Scio and Ann Arbor aquafirs. In 2004 Ann Arbor voluntarily took the Northwest Supply well (also known as the Montgomery well) off-line when tests showed the well contained trace amounts of 1,4-dioxane. In 2005 a prohibition zone was established to limit groundwater withdrawals within Ann Arbor. (see MDEQ July 2005 Factsheet: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-rrd-GS-PZOrderJuly19FactSheet.pdf). 5200 ppb of 1,4 Dioxane was identified 40 feet below the parking lot of Dolph Nature Area. Tests by the City identified 6 ppb of 1,4 Dioxane in First Sister Lake. 500 neighborhood residents were notified by letter and notices were posted at Park entrances. A well used by Weber's Inn was identified as a possible source of dioxane contamination and has been removed from service. Recent sampling has shown a decrease in contamination levels in First Sister Lake. Sampling continues quarterly.
A map of the contamination and additional information is available online from Scio Residents for Safe Water.
- Wikipedia: Scio Township, Michigan