Council OK’s ARPA funds for KCI

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— On July 10 the village council voted 5-0 allocate $197,987 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for sewer infrastructure improvements. In April the village council voted 5-0 to move forward with an agreement to join in the funding and usage with Atlas, Grand Blanc and Davison townships along with the Northwestern Oakland Drain Drainage […]

Village trash-hauler contract cost increases

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the Goodrich Village Council voted 5-0 to OK a five year contract extension with Republic Services for weekly carted solid waste removal. The contract also includes every other week recycling and seasonal yard waste pickup. Use of the 95-gallon wheeled trash and recycle carts will also […]

Ortonville Emergency Relief Fund back-to-school drive ramps up

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— The new school year is still two months away, but the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is getting ready for their annual back-to-school distribution. “It gives the kids a chance to feel good about themselves as they start the school year,” said Audrey Moon, project coordinator. “They start on […]

Brandon Precinct Four moving

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve the relocation of the precinct four voting location. The current location at Brandon Fire Department station 2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Road, did not have adequate parking for voting. Also, during the winter elections, the […]

Groveland Township Clerk to retire in September

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Monday night, Groveland Township Clerk Patti Back announced her retirement effective Sept. 30. The board then voted 4-0 to appoint Jenell Keller, the current township deputy clerk, to step in as interim clerk effective Oct. 1. Back abstained from the vote. Keller will serve as clerk until […]

ATFD: Responds to Horton Road house fire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — At 2:20 p.m., July 11, Atlas Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Horton Road between Ridge Road and M-15. When firefighters arrived the attached garage was engulfed and breaching into the home. A resident home at the time reported they had heard a loud bang, […]

Township board OK’s Renaissance Festival permit

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d by a vote of 4-1 a special use permit for the Renaissance Festival. Trustee Jim Christopher voted no. This year the Renaissance Festival is on weekends from Aug. 19-Oct.1. “Festival officials would like to say thank you to Supervisor […]

Gleason signs with Edmonton

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — Ortonville native Ben Gleason is an Edmonton Oiler. Earlier this month the Oilers announced they signed free agent defencemen Gleason to a two-year contract. The first year of the deal is a two-way contract, with the second year being one-way. “After five years in Austin as part of the […]

Groveland Township accomplishments

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Monday, the Groveland Township Board of Trustees recognized three individuals who completed training related to their positions with the township. “The people we have here at Groveland Township are not just doing the job,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “These classes are not mandatory, rather they are […]

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