Posted by Scott Bolthouse The Huron Hub Oct. 15, 2020
I don’t often write opinion pieces, because I see myself as a news writer who doesn’t really need to share my personal thoughts on topics, unless it is due.
In this case, it is due.
Being informed about what’s happening in the community is an important part of being a responsible citizen. Part of the reason why I launched The Huron Hub in March 2014 was to help keep residents informed about what’s going on in Huron Township.
People spend hours on the internet these days — it’s part of life in 2020.
How about spending roughly one hour, every two weeks, to watch a board meeting?
The unfortunate part of internet life is speculation and rumors, usually created in hastily made posts that are logged on local social media group pages, in comment sections, etc.
Rumors and speculation are never good. They are the catalyst for being misinformed, and they usually create strife among residents and elected officials.
If you want to know what’s going on in the Huron community, start by watching the township board and government meetings that are streamed online.
Even better: attend a meeting in person.
You have a chance during public comments to speak directly to the board members. This would be a perfect time to bring up issues that you feel are important. The board members might not always answer your concerns right on the spot, but it is the proper way to put your concern into the public record.
Sure, sometimes meetings are long, and aren’t filled with the most exciting stuff, but it’s part of a resident’s duty to watch what happens at these government meetings.
Most answers to basic questions are answered there.
In fact, the most recent meeting on Oct. 14 had a lot of good information in it for residents of this community. You can watch that meeting here.
All of Huron Township’s board meetings are streamed online. Visit this link to find out how to view the board meetings online.
The Township Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 22950 Huron River Drive in New Boston.