Township board drops SAD fees by 2 percent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to reduce the administrative fees on special assessment districts from 7 percent to 5 percent. Trustee Kris Kordella was absent with notice. “Whatever we decide here, I want it to be the same for all homeowners,” said trustee Dana DePalma. “I feel […]

Attorney, LARA stall moratorium on new adult foster care facilities

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Tuesday the township board voted 6-0 to postpone the first reading of the amendment to ordinance chapter 46, regarding adult foster care facilities, until they can have a closed session with the township attorney. “If you aren’t aware, I have been a very outspoken, very in your […]

Robin Adair

ADAIR, ROBIN ROY of Goodrich, Michigan.  Passed away on August 30, 2018.  He was 80. He was born August 8, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Vida (nee; Hammitt) and Deroy Hartman Adair. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great friend.  He married the former Kathleen Burton on June 5, 1976 […]

They’re back

They’re back

From left, Olivia Fox and Juliana Davis standing on the bus as they arrived at Reid Elementary School in Goodrich. The first day of school was Aug. 27. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

September is Septic System Awareness month

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-The village has declared September as Septic System Awareness month. “Obviously this village is very dependent on the health of their septic systems,” said village manager Bill Sprague. “We’ve also partnered with Harrison Hoe.” Harrison Hoe will be offering, if you make an appointment within the month of September and […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Regular Meeting August 27, 2018 Call to order 7:01 p.m. Present: Brice, Butzu, Eschmann, Skornicka, Sleva, Wills Absent: Robinson The following items were approved: Agenda Minutes of July 23, 2018 Disbursements in the amount of $28,326.03 Treasurer’s Report Special Event Permit SepticSmart Proclamation Pedestrian Crosswalk Warning Devices Budget Adjustments Cedar/Schoolhouse Paving […]

Driver flees after crashing into home

At 8:55 p.m., Aug. 22, Brandon deputies responded to a home for a vehicle accident. Upon arrival, deputies observed a silver Chevy pickup truck in the driveway where it had struck the house. The owner of the residence stated he had spoken with the driver of the vehicle. The driver had offered to pay cash […]

Crosswalk warning sign eyed by council

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village will be investing in pedestrian crosswalk warning devices for South Street per a 6-0 vote at the Monday night council meeting. Councilman Mark Robinson was absent with notice. “I’ve received two quotes, I’m waiting for two more quotes,” said village manager Bill Sprague. “They’re coming in at […]

Stakes out line preservation park

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Wildlife Preservation Park survey has been performed and temporary stakes are out to mark the property lines. “Twenty-five years ago when my wife and I first moved in, we bought the home from a couple who had a play structure, swing set, right in the same spot our […]

Clerk’s say group seeks copies of 2016 presidential ballots

By Shelly Stewart Staff Writer Clerks across the state of Michigan are working on an unusual Freedom of Information Act Request. The request asks for all ballots from the November 2016 election. The estimated cost for the FOIA request is $2,293 for Brandon Township. “I don’t want the burden to go to the taxpayers,” said […]

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