Jackson Hires T&M Associates to Conduct Asbestos Survey at Rova Farms

Even though asbestos exposure can be dangerous, there are some firms that are neglecting the laws pertaining to the proper disposal of asbestos related products.


In a latest episode of such case, Jackson Township Council (JTC) has now hired T&M Associates to properly conduct a survey meant for asbestos identification.

As per an update, the survey will be conducted at the property situated at Rova Farms on Cassville Road.

The hiring contract for the agency will be $9,650. It all decided in a meeting by the council members on May 25, 2021.

The entire story started when Jackson officials (in 2019) purchased 34 acres of land at a whopping $600,000. It was located at 120 Cassville Road. Before the purchase by Jackson, the land was connected to Rova Farms situated in the Cassville section of Jackson.

As per the Municipal office, the land was actually purchased for the sole purpose of preservation. Alexander Sauickie, the council has now come forward and said that last year in 2020, it witnessed some progress of the township plans in the presence of COVID-19 pandemic.

Take a look at what the council had to say in this regard, “I am glad we have passed (the T&M Associates resolution). That is just one step of many that need to happen for Rova Farms to become what we expect it will be,”

He further stated, “There are two buildings on the property. The main and larger building where the asbestos study is being done is the former bar, restaurant and banquet hall.

“The other building, which is much smaller than the banquet hall, was more of a storage area presumably for water toys and other outdoor items.

“The hope is to preserve the history of the area and make it a park for all residents to enjoy. We will eventually solicit input from residents and draw up plans to that end,” he said.

“The ability to make Rova Farms a really good piece of property and something the town is proud of going forward, I think is something that is possible, and I am glad to see us get back on track with that going forward,” This is what Sauickie stated upon the resolution of the council made on May 25, 2021.

Rova Farms has always been an important place. It dates as early as 20th century when Russian intruders came back to the place and had purchased the 1,400 acres of land in the year 1934.

In order to make the transaction feasible, the Russian Consolidated Aid Society of America (RCASA) had to finally pay an amount of $50,00 for the disputed land.

Afterwards, it was decided that the money for the transaction would have to be collected from hundreds of Russians who were about to come to America.

The above story was published in a post published on February 6, 1977 in Washington Post. Please note that people already working with Rova Farms were basically individuals categorized as working class people.

To be precise, they were laborers and craftsmen, as the entire data was given in the article published in Washington Post.

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