Changes for Brandon LFH this fall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Learn From Home will have a few changes next school year. “Currently we have 130 students, and that includes Summit, and a majority of those are Brandon Learn From Home with Brandon teachers,” said superintendent Dr. Karl Heidrich. “Enrollment is much lower than we had in the past, we […]

OCEF:Back-to-school supplies needed

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer It may only be July, but the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is preparing for back-to-school time. “Again this year the OCEF along with the Christian Service Office at St. Anne will be collecting school supplies to assist our pantry clients with school-age children,” said Karyn Milligan, St. Anne’s Christian service […]

Letters to the Editor July 24, 2021

Blessing Box (In response to ‘Blessing Box: ‘Take what you need, leave what you can’, The Citizen, July 10, page 1) Dear Editor: Hi, my name is Karyn Milligan, and I am the Director of the OCEF Food Pantry which is located here in Ortonville at St. Anne Church. I was very happy to read […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

BRANDON TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING August 2nd – 7:00 P.M. Will hold a Public Hearing within its Regular scheduled meeting Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 For the purpose of receiving public comment on: Special Assessment District for Upper Bushman Lake S.A.D. #3 Including Initial Escrow and Use of Surplus from […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Groveland Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing, on August 10th, 2021 at 7:00pm, at the Groveland Township office and via ZOOM: Meeting ID: 876 6681 9905 Passcode: Groveland Phone #: (312) 626-6799 The Purpose of this public hearing is as follows: · PH21-0007:  Gary […]

Water works

Water works

Ian and Michael Duggan exchange water with Hadley Township Firefighter Clint Ivory during the Hadley Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township OKs accessory building ordinace

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday, the township board of trustees approved for second reading amendments to the townships accessory building ordinance with a 4-3 vote. Trustees Bob Marshall, Dana DePalma, and clerk Roselyn Blair voted against it. Previously, members of the board took issue with the state regulating accessory buildings in […]

Township takes aim at local medical marijuana growers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- During the regular Monday night meeting, the board of trustees passed a Marijuana Caregiver Ordinance, 6-1. They also passed amendments to the C-4 Mixed Business and the Generalized Industrial districts zoning. Trustee Bob Marshall voted against the ordinance and amendments. The ordinance would restrict caregivers growing marijuana for […]

Village seeks federal funds for sewer project

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Monday night, the Ortonville Village Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution asking Oakland County to use $25 million of the American Rescue Plan funds they are set to receive to fund phase 1 of a major sewer project. Council member Tony Randazzo was absent with notice. If approved, […]

Letters to the Editor July 17, 2021

(In response to, Memorial Day stench,” a letter by Pat George, The Citizen, June 6, page 6.) Pure smoke—solution needed Dear Editor, I agree 100 percent. Not that I do not think people should not be allowed a camp fire now and then, however the burning is way out of control! Every day we have […]