Township board inks new two year police contract

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 for a new contract with the Genesee County Sheriff Department, which was set to expire Dec. 31, 2020. The new two year contract is less than a 2 percent increase over the previous year, said Tere Onica, township supervisor. The […]

Atlas Township boards OKs 2019-20 audit

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Brian Essenmacher a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. The township board of trustees, who convened in person, voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the […]

Township board nominates two planning commission members

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of Planning Commission Chair Rick Misek and Planning Commission Vice Chair Paul Duggan. Both positions will be vacated Nov. 15. Township Supervisor Tere Onica recommend Greg Thurk and June Amman to replace the two openings […]

Board OKs rual speed limit resolution

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 for a resolution to support legislation to reduce the speed limit on unimproved roads. The proposed legislation, spearheaded by Independence Township officials, would allow townships, like Groveland, with the approval of the road commission, to establish speed limits on gravel […]

Local man charged with accosting children for immoral purposes

By David Fleet Editor Ryan Michael Coates, 38 of Goodrich, was arraigned in 67th District Court on Oct.10 on charges of criminal sexual conduct and accosting children for immoral purposes according to Michigan State Police. Coates was arrested following a search warrant executed at his residence. The investigation was by the Michigan State Police Computer […]

It’s a go:Trick-or-treat Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 3-0 to approve trick-or-treating in the village from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31 Council members Tim Light and Wendy Ciaramitaro were absent with notice. “I want 6 to 8 (p.m.) just like every other city or village,” said Tim Barraco, councilman. “These kids need some […]

Excellence in Education award

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Each week during the school year, the Michigan Lottery selects one outstanding educator to receive the Excellence in Education award. Earlier this month Oaktree Elementary third grade teacher Stephanie Mellendorf was selected. “Thank you to the community for allowing me to be part of their children’s education,” said Mellendorf. “The […]

Goodrich Schools district audit

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the school board of trustees accepted an audit from Lewis & Knopf for the 2019-120 fiscal year ending June 30. The audit was presented by Ken Rappuhn senior staff accountant and 2012 Goodrich High School graduate. The district ended the 2019-20 fiscal year with […]

Ag businesses reep COVID grant

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Bob Cadeau called it a chain reaction. “The area tree trimers stopped working, then the customer calls slowed way down—it all ground to a halt,” said Cadeau, owner of the Michigan Timber Shack, 2076 E. Seymour Lake Road. “It was a tough time.” Cadeau along with thousands of other small […]

Village inks long-term road plan

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 3-0 to approve the Transportation Asset Management Plan project, proposed by Flint-based Wade Trim. The cost of the project is not to exceed $22,500. Council members Tim Light and Wendy Ciaramitaro were absent with notice. Bid requests for a plan to manage the village […]

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