On October 31st, 2017 Dennis Township was given approval to form a Local Services Board. The area, known locally as Red Rock, lies only 30 minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie yet has no fire protection equipment or services despite being surrounded by 2 fire protected Townships and the City. Nor do they have 911 service and cell service is hit and miss. These 2 concerns were the impetus for residents to request Local Service Board status which will allow the Township to begin planning to provide basic essential services to Dennis Township landowners and visitors to the area. There is little available funding from any level of government so the process will take years.
On December 5th a meeting will be held to elect the first five LSB directors. It will take place at the Korah Library, Essar Room at 6:30. Those present at the meeting will elect the Board. No proxy votes or mail in votes are allowed.
Dennis Township will also be celebrating their 55th Anniversary in July 2017. They hope to get in touch with past landowners to invite them to participate and to help collect stories pertaining to the history of the area and personal experiences. Early photos would also be appreciated.
Further information or questions should be sent to [email protected] or posted on their Facebook page at Red Rock Community Ratepayers Association.