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Windham Twp. road vacation rejected by commissioners

By Bob Downing Published: May 15, 2013

The Portage County Commissioners on Tuesday rejected a request to abandon a planned street in Windham Township.

Landowner Dale Soinski made the request to vacate two sections of Frasier Road that only exist on paper south of Silica Sand Road.

A number of natural gas production wells and injection wells have been proposed for Soinski's 1,800-acre tract in Windham and Nelson townships Some are being drilled.

Soinski told the commissioners the request was not linked to the drilling, but to limit trespassers. Neighbors expressed concern about the drilling and traffic.

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