Supreme court declines to hear sports complex appeal

Michigan’s Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by the city of Three Rivers regarding a property dispute with Lockport Township.

As a result, a state appellate court’s May ruling will stand. The ruling supported Lockport Township’s claim that the city’s 80-acre annexation was not permissible because the property in question is not vacant by virtue of an underground water line.

The property in question is being sought by the city of Three Rivers in order to develop a multi-field sports complex.

In response to the question whether the parcel is vacant, the court on Wednesday stated it “is not persuaded that the question presented by Three Rivers should be reviewed by this court.” There was no elaboration from the court.

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