Brandon Fire Department year-end report

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the regular township board meeting on Monday, Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis gave his 2018 year-end fire department report. “We were actually seven shy of our record-setting year last year of call volume,” said Kwapis. In 2018 there was a slight decrease in calls with 1,316 incidents, […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing February 27, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals: Appeal #19-0001 Zoned RE Property ID # 03-11-400-022 Name: Joe & Lisa Harrison Location: […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Regular Meeting January 28, 2019 Call to order 7:00 p.m. Present: Brice, Butzu, Eschmann, George, Hayden, Robinson, Skornicka The following items were approved: Agenda Minutes of August 27, 2018 – Closed Session Minutes of December 14, 2018 Minutes of December 14, 2018 – Closed Session Minutes of December 17, 2018 Minutes […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON Ordinance revision Feb. 4, 2019 Synopsis for publication of ordinance revisions that were introduced at the February 4, 2019 Brandon Township Board of Trustee meeting: The following was introduced and accepted for a first reading. Zoning Ordinance Amendments: Chapter 28, Article III, Section 28-52 Stalking and Harassment offenses against persons. […]

Letters to the editor Feb. 9

BGYA thank you Dear Editor, The end of 2018 brought several generous donations from our community. These funds will be put to good use for funding summer camp, sports programs, Challenge Day, and 15 videos for casework youth. BGYA has a long list of activities and without donations, sponsor fees, and fundraisers these activities for […]

‘Everybody knows everybody and everybody cares’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 6-0 to hire Faye Bindig as the permanent full-time Edna Burton Senior Center Coordinator. Treasurer Terri Darrnall was absent from the meeting and did not vote. Bindig replaces Annette Beach who retired after 30 years in October 2018. Bindig, 60, a […]

Two businesses eye vacant Belle Ann Elementary School

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Two bidders are vying to purchase the abandon Belle Ann school building, which has been for sale since 2013. The school board gathered in a special meeting on Monday to discuss the two offers. “They’re still willing to offer the same as they did in 2008,” said school […]

Brandon Middle School Teacher of the Year

By David Fleet Editor On Feb. 1, the Brandon School District selected Sarah Spencer as Middle School Teacher of the Year. Spencer grew up the southwestern Michigan community of Stevensville and attended Lakeshore High School graduating in 1995. She attended Central Michigan University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis […]

Teacher of the Year

By David Fleet Editor On Monday the Brandon High School selected teacher Matt Prevost as the 2019 Teacher of the year. A Port Huron native and 2000 graduate of Port Huron High School Prevost earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in social studies and history from Central Michigan University in 2005. He taught […]

Brandon Township police calls continue to increase

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the board meeting on Monday night, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon substation commander Lt. Greg Glover gave his 2018 year-end report. “We have continued to see a significant increase in dispatch calls,” said Glover. The substation had 7,523 dispatch calls in 2018, up 559 from 2017, 20-21 […]