State high court takes pass on zoning dispute

SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court won't interfere in a zoning dispute linked to a state Republican leader that's on the ballot in a township near Ann Arbor.

The court heard arguments Wednesday, less than a week before the election, and later said it's staying on the sideline.

A developer says a local judge should have blocked a referendum in Washtenaw County's Salem Township on the rezoning of 92 acres. Salem Springs LLC says opponents missed a deadline to turn in petitions.

Salem Springs is owned by Schostak Brothers & Co. Bobby Schostak is chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.

The developer's website describes Salem Springs as a mix of residential and retail near M-14.

Published: Fri, Nov 2, 2012

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