Audit report: Atlas Township fund balance steady

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday night at the board of trustees meeting, Wesley Messing, a CPA, principal and audit partner for King & King, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the township’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2021-22 the […]

Atlas Township OKs Hegel Road crosswalk for park

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  On Monday night the township board of trustees approved $6,200 for Wade Trim to design non-signaled, traffic warning devices only, crosswalk on Hegel Road at the entrance to the Atlas County Park, just east of Goodrich High School. “Having the design work shovel ready so when grant opportunities […]

Brandon Township OKs Community Park projects

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Brandon township board of trustees approved two projects at the Brandon Township Community Park at 1414 N. Hadley Road. The first project is a concrete floor for the pole barn at the park. The pole barn houses equipment to […]

Apple time

Apple time

Trennor Rhoades of Porter’s Orchard, 12060 Hegel Road, Atlas Township with some of the first apples of the season. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

OCSO, Brandon School launch ‘Handle With Care’ program

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — In partnership with Oakland Schools and Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Brandon School District is launching the Handle With Care program. “It’s a pilot program in Oakland County, but other counties have been engaged in this for years, so we’re finally bringing it on,” said Dr. Jessica […]

M-15 road work

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Area motorists will have just one more construction project along M-15 in Atlas Township before winter weather drives the orange barrels away. The Michigan Department of Transportation began repair work due to washout north of Green Road at the spillway into the Kearsley Creek. A temporary traffic light […]

Oxford man dies in three car M-59 crash

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Rochester Hills — An Oxford resident died Monday from injuries he suffered in a crash involving three vehicles on M-59 in Rochester Hills that same day. Lee James Hershman, 57, was driving eastbound on M-59 between John R. and Dequindre roads around 5:35 a.m. on Sept. 11 when his vehicle […]

Deputy township supervisor named

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  On Sept. 5 the Atlas Township Board of Trustees voted 5-0 at a special meeting to hire James Busch as the township deputy supervisor. Busch, is a township resident, is a zoning board of appeals alternate member, serves on the township board of review and is currently chairing the Citizens Advisory Committee for High Speed […]

Engineers outline township sewer plan, districts

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Rowe Engineering presented the Brandon Township board with the preliminary sewer plan for the township. “Ultimately, the wastewater is going to go to the Genesee County Drain Commissioners Office division of wastewater services, up in Montrose,” said Scott Hemeyer, project […]

Audit: Groveland Township fund balance still growing

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Monday night the township board of trustees approved an audit ending March 31, 2023. The yearly audit was presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. “The township is in excellent financial condition,” said Palka. The township ended the year with $250,339 of additional fund […]

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