Nearly a month after historic flooding hit the area, Berrien Springs, Mich., village officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the worst is over, while they help repair the damage.

Council members Monday (March 20) night reported on everything from the status of the village-owned Shamrock Park campground to plans for fundraisers to help those who have lost their homes, according to the Herald Palladium.

Keith Moss, of Fleis & Vandenbrink Operations, briefed members on the status of the wastewater treatment plant, which avoided damage.

Council Member and Shamrock Park Committee Chairman Sandy Swartz then reported on the status of the campground. Both Shamrock Park and the nearby River Springs Estates mobile home park are located on the St. Joseph River and were evacuated during the flooding.

Swartz said campers were moving back slowly into Shamrock Park after the electric service was checked and restored. She noted that many of the campers had found a temporary home at the fairgrounds after the flooding.

Swartz and Village President Milt Richter said the cleaning of the campground is ongoing, with more of the park being readied for people to move back in. The plan is to start charging campers again on April 1.

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