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Yesterday by an 8:1 margin voters in the small Northern Oakland County town of Ortonville rejected plans to pave the way for more Oakland County sprawl.

By some accounts, residents would have been forced to pay an estimated $57,000 over the life of the sewer bonds.  The kicker: because of the increased property values touted as a benefit of having a sewer system, residents would also have paid decades worth of higher property taxes.

Below in reverse chronological order is some of the news coverage.

Oakland Press: Ortonville voters say no to proposed sewer bonding, Paul Kampe, 2015-11-03

Clarkston News: Village sewers? Community to decide on Tuesday, Susan Bromley, 2015-10-29

Oakland Press: Ortonville residents to vote on bonding for $20M sewer system, John Turk, 2015-10-15

Oxford Leader: Village council lends support to DDA sewer resolution, Susan Bromley, 2015-08-27

Oakland Press: Ortonville to put sewer issue on ballot, John Turk, 2015-08-21

Clarkston News: Sewer resolution back on table at council meeting, Susan Bromley, 2015-03-20

Questions & Answers - Village of Ortonville, 2015-03-15

Daily Tribune News: Sewer system plan met with opposition, tabled in Ortonville, John Turk, 2015-02-24

Clarkston News: Ortonville:DEQ seeks regional sewer solution, Susan Bromley, 2014-07-30

Oakland Press: Sewer system nearly possible in Ortonville, Dustin Blitchok, 2013-06-12

The Citizen: Ortonville council eyes sewage treatment facility, Teri Stiles, 2004-04-14

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Review of Sewerage in Macomb and Oakland Counties, 2003-September

Villagers Against Sewers - Facebook Activist Hub