Sharing the road on two wheels

"I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been brushed by a mirror of a passing motorist,"

David Fleet Editor For almost a decade Bruce DeGrouchy has been an avid bicyclist. “I’m out riding just about every week I can,” said DeGrouchy, an Atlas Township resident since 1988. “I ride on the shoulder of the road, wear a helmet, have a flashing light on the back of my bike and use a […]

Board OKs municipal civil infraction ordinance

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night, the board of trustees OK’d the implementation of a municipal civil infraction ordinance. By a 4-1 vote, three ordinances were OK’d: providing for municipal civil infractions of certain township ordinances and penalties; amending certain township ordinances by designating violations as municipal infractions and providing penalties for the […]

Fire insurance witholding increasing

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- In 2012 when the board of trustees voted to withhold township residents’ insurance money in escrow from casualty losses including fire or explosion to repair, replace or remove damaged structures that may violate local codes—the cost was $7,873. Effective July 1 that dollar amount has jumped to $12,056. About […]

I see you

I see you

A peregrine falcon named “Zorro” contemplates his next meal during CreekFest on June 11. The falcon is from the Wildlife Recovery Association. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

District to answer questions on clean water ballot proposal

BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT MILLAGEPROPOSAL, BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND TAX LEVY Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Brandon School District in the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 2 years, 2017 and 2018, to create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2017 is approximately $1,100,000? YES NO

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-School district officials will answer questions regarding the proposed clean water millage during a public Q&A session planned for 6 p.m., June 23, at ITEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road. “I am hoping for a good discussion, this is part of our responsibility to share factual information with the public,” […]

Ortonville Village Synopsis

SYNOPSIS Ortonville Village Council 2016-2017 Budget Workshop Continuation June 13, 2016 – 7:00 P.M Brandon Township Offices 395 Mill Street Trustees Present: Eschmann, Brice, McClerren, Skornicka, Baker, Wills Absent: Dylus without notice Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. 1. Approved the agenda as presented. 2. Manager Lee presented the revised budget proposal with clarifications […]

Public Notice Groveland Township

synopsis Groveland Twp. Board 6-13-2016 Call To Order & Roll Call Approved: Consent Agenda Budget amendment, Accts. payalbe Board Minutes Twp./Fire 5/9/2016 & 5/18/2016 Twp. Special NEW BUSINESS Approved Hiring Theresa Bills as Election Co-Ordinator Approved Lt. Mason Overtime Pay Approved MTA Dues Approved State of Groveland Twp. Letter Approved Groveland Oaks Fireworks Approved Camp […]

‘Humble and Kind’ pays off for GMS student

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich– A middle school student is in tune with a major country music star following a classroom assignment. Luke Giza, 14, an eighth grade student, received an autographed Tim McGraw guitar after utlizing his writing skills in the Humble and Kind Poetry Contest. Giza’s response in the contest was prompted by […]

School budget proposed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The proposed school district budget has an operating surplus of nearly a half-million dollars and a fund balanced deemed healthy by the state. “I’m very pleased with the turnaround we have had in the district,” said Executive Director of Business Services Jan Meek. “Tough decisions have allowed us […]

Blackhawk send-off

Blackhawk send-off

BHS graduate Olivia Robinson hugs her friend Spencer Kraft at Wednesday’s Brandon High School senior sendoff. Blackhawks graduate on June 12. Check out the June 11 print edition of The Citizen for a special graduation section that includes all the Brandon graduates. Photo by Patrick McAbee.