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Legal and Public Notices ... published on July 10, 2024
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Board of Education

Three (3) six-year terms

One (1) two-year term

District residents interested in seeking election to the Newaygo Public Schools Board of Education are encouraged to contact the Newaygo County Clerk’s office (in White Cloud) for a candidate’s petition/s and filing documents or to get information on the filing and election process for the November ballot, under the Michigan Election Law. If you have any questions, please call the Newaygo County Clerk’s office at 231-689-7235. Please Note: The deadline for filing petitions is July 23, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the Newaygo County Clerk’s office in White Cloud.

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TOWNSHIP OF GRANT - NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN 

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-003

At a regular meeting of the Grant Township Board held at the Grant Township Hall on Monday June 3, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Township Board Member, Gladys VeltKamp made a motion to adopt this Ordinance Amendment, which motion was seconded by Township Board Member, Max Mellon. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE TWO, ENTITLED “DEFINITIONS,” SECTION 2.1 ENTITLED “A”; AND AMEND ARTICLE SIX, ENTITLED “ZONING DISTRICT REGULATIONS” SECTION 6.4 ENTITLED “ C GENERAL COMMERICAL DISTRICT”; AND AMEND ARTICLE NINE ENTITLED “SPECIAL LAND USES” TO ADD A NEW SECTION 9.18 TO BE ENTITLED “ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES” OF THE GRANT TOWNSHIP ZONING ORINDNACE.

THE TOWNSHIP OF GRANT (the “Township”) HEREBY ORDAINS: 

Section 1 – Amendment. An amendment to Article Two entitled “Definitions,” Section 2.1, to add a new definition named “Adult Entertainment Facilities” to read as follows: 

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY: An establishment engaged in providing services or entertainment characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.

Section 2. – Amendment. An amendment to Article Six, entitled “Zoning District Regulations,” to add a new special land use to Section 6.4 entitled “C General Commercial District,” to read in its entirety as: 

A. Use Regulations – The land and/or buildings in the “C” General Commercial district may be used for the following purposes:

1. Permitted Uses:

a. Those nonresidential uses that are permitted in residential districts.

b. Retail Service Businesses

c. Personal Service Businesses.

d. Mortuary and funeral homes.

e. Commercial Child Care Centers.

f. Offices (business and professional, including medical clinics).

g. Restaurants and cafes (excluding those permitting dancing, floor shows, or consuming intoxicating beverages).

h. Small-scale solar energy system as an accessory use. 

i. Essential Services.

j. Short-term Rentals

k. Motels, Hotels, and Boarding Houses 

2. Special Land Uses:

a. Automobile service stations

b. Automobile repair shops.

c. Automobile sales.

d. Adult Entertainment Facilities

e. Restaurants and cafes (permitting dancing, floor shows, or consumption of intoxicating beverages).

f. Institutional uses.

g. Commercial solar energy system as an accessory or principal use. 

h. Group Child Care Homes & Foster Care Group Homes.

i. Mobile Food Vending Unit (Food Truck).

Section 3 – Amendment. An amendment to Article 9 entitled “Special Land Uses” and to add a new Section 9.18 to be entitled “Adult Entertainment Facilities” to read in its entirety as: 

Section 9.18 – Adult Entertainment Facilities

A. Purpose and Intent. Adult entertainment facilities are recognized as having a deleterious effect on adjacent areas, causing blight, a chilling effect on other businesses and occupants, and disrupting neighborhood development. Special regulation of these uses is necessary to ensure that these adverse effects will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of property values of the surrounding neighborhood.

It is the intent and purpose of the Township to adopt reasonable regulations for adult entertainment facilities to minimize the adverse effects caused by this activity on the public health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the Township. Further, the purpose of the locational requirements is to prevent crime, protect and preserve the quality of life in the Township, maintain property values, preserve areas frequented by children from increased criminal activity, blight, or other neighborhood deterioration, and prevent the blighting, downgrading, and deterioration of land within the Township.

B. Regulations. Adult Entertainment Facilities are subject to the following regulations:

1. Adult entertainment businesses are permitted as a special land use in the C – Commercial District only, provided all other standards of this Ordinance are met. Adult entertainment facilities shall not be within 1,000 feet of another adult entertainment facility or 300 feet of any Township-owned property, schools, or places of public assembly as measured along a line forming the shortest distance between any portion of the properties.

2. All adult entertainment facilities shall be contained in a freestanding building. Enclosed malls, commercial strip stores, common wall structures, and multiple uses within the same structure do not constitute a freestanding building.

3. No betting or gambling shall be allowed on the premises.

4. Children under 18 years of age shall not be permitted on the premises at any time

5. No adult entertainment facility shall be conducted in any manner that permits the observation of any material depicting, describing, or related to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas from any public way or any property not regulated as an adult entertainment facility. This provision shall apply to any display, decoration, sign, show window, or other opening.

6. The proposed adult entertainment facility owner/operator shall have provided an exterior maintenance program to the Zoning Administrator, together with its special land use application, which shall provide for routine reasonable and necessary grounds maintenance and shall include, at a minimum, the clearing of trash and rubbish from all parking areas and other portions of the premises not less than daily. Continued adherence to such exterior maintenance program shall be a condition to issuing any special land use permit pursuant to this Section. 

7. The interior of the building shall be configured in such a manner that there is an unobstructed view from a manager’s station of every area of the premises to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose, excluding restrooms. Enclosed viewing booths shall not be permitted. Restrooms shall not contain video reproduction equipment. If the building has two or more manager’s stations designated, then the interior of the building shall be configured in such a manner that there is an unobstructed view of each area of the building to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose from at least one of the manager’s stations. The view required by this subsection must be by direct line of sight from the manager’s station.

8. Any booth, room, cubicle, or similar area available in any adult entertainment facilities used by patrons for the viewing of any entertainment characterized as showing Specified Anatomical Areas or Specified Sexual Activities shall meet the following standards:

a. It shall be constructed in accordance with the Michigan Building Code, as may be amended;

b. It shall be unobstructed by any door, lock, or other entrance and exit control device;

c. It shall have at least one side totally open to a lighted aisle so that there is an unobstructed view at all times from the adjoining aisle of any occupant;

d. It shall be illuminated by a light bulb of not less than 1,600 lumens and

e. It shall have no holes or openings, other than doorways, in walls.

9. The number of patrons allowed on the premises at any one time shall be limited to the amount of seating available but shall not exceed the maximum occupancy permitted by applicable codes. 

10. The applicant shall provide an overall management plan for the facility, including explicit rules prohibiting total nudity and preventing physical contact between or among performers, dancers, entertainers, and establishment patrons. Other rules shall include, but not be limited to, hours of operation, which shall conform to the requirements of this Section, the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, and other rules that the Planning Commission may impose. 

The Planning Commission may impose such additional conditions and safeguards deemed necessary to mitigate adverse secondary effects reasonably documented to emanate from adult entertainment facilities to protect the general welfare and individual property rights of affected property owners and to ensure that the intent and objectives of this Section will be observed.

Section 4 – Severability. Should any portion of this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment be declared invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, that shall not affect any other portion or provision of this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment, which shall remain valid and in full force and effect. 

Section 4 – Effective Date. This Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of seven (7) days after this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment adoption appears in a newspaper of general circulation (or a summary thereof appears in a newspaper of general circulation) as provided by law. 

The vote to approve and adopt this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment was as follows: 

YEAS: 5

NAYS: 0

ABSENT/ABSTAIN: 0

ORDINANCE/ORDINANCE AMENDMENT DECLARED ADOPTED. 

Gladys VeltKamp, Grant Township Clerk

CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Ordinance/ordinance amendment adopted at the time, date, and place specified above pursuant to the required statutory procedures.

Grant Township Clerk

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE of HEARING 

FIRE SERVICES SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township Board of the Township of Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan, has resolved its intention to proceed pursuant to Act 33 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1951 and Section 20948 of Act 368 of the Public Acts of 1978 to defray the cost of fire and first responder motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, and housing and providing fire protection, rescue, first responder and related services and operations (“Fire Services”) by special assessment on the lands and premises in the Township to be benefited, except for lands and premises exempt from the collection of ad valorem taxes under the General Property Tax Act.

The Township Board has determined that the Fire Services Special Assessment District (the “Special Assessment District”) shall consist of all lots and parcels of property located within the boundaries of the Township of Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan, against which all or a portion of the cost of the Fire Services shall be specially assessed, except for lands and premises exempt from the collection of taxes under the General Property Tax Act.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Township Supervisor of the Township of Brooks has made and certified a special assessment roll for the Special Assessment District, which roll sets forth the relative portion of the cost of the Fire Services that is to levied in the year 2024 in the form of special assessments against each benefitted lot and parcel of land in the special assessment district.

PUBLIC HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of the Township of Brooks will hold a public hearing on July 16, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall located at 490 Quarterline Road, Newaygo Michigan 49337 to review the special assessment roll and to hear and consider any objections thereto.

TAKE NOTICE that appearance and protest at the public hearing is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

TAKE NOTICE that an owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or may file his or her appearance or protest by letter, on or before the close of the hearing.

TAKE NOTICE that an owner or any person having an interest in the real property may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty (30) days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll, if the owner or person having an interest in the real property protested the special assessment at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the roll.

Michigan Tax Tribunal

P.O. Box 30232

Lansing, Michigan 48909

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the special assessment roll as prepared has been reported to the Township Board and is on file with the Township Clerk for public examination.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT AFTER THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL IS CONFIRMED, THE TOWNSHIP BOARD WILL ANNUALLY DETERMINE THE AMOUNT TO BE ASSESSED IN THE DISTRICT FOR FIRE SERVICES.

This notice was authorized by the Township Board of the Township of Brooks.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 

Cory Nelson, Township Supervisor

Brooks Township, PO Box 625

Newaygo, Michigan 49337

Telephone 231-652-6763

Dated: July 3, 2024 - Jennifer Badgero, Brooks Township Clerk

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING 

At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 12, 2024 the Brooks Township Planning Commission will hold public hearings to consider the following amendments to the zoning ordinances: 

Article II Definitions– permit Short Term Rentals, Short Term Rental Ordinance, Batter Energy Storage Systems, Solar Energy, Wind Energy Systems

Article III General Provisions- Short Term Rental, Amend 3.20d solar Energy Systems, Amend 3.24b Wind Energy Systems , Add 3.20h Wind Energy Systems

Article IV Classification of Districts- Amend “Classification of Districts, Amend 4.09 Short Term Rental, Amend 4.09 Solar Energy Systems

Article XIV Nonconforming Uses Lots or Structures- Amend 14.12 (AA) Solar Energy Systems, Add 14.12(EE) Wind Energy Systems, Add 14.12(FF) Battery Energy Storage Systems

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall. Information regarding the request can be viewed at the Township Hall, 490 Quarterline Road prior to the meeting date.

Written comments may also be addressed to Brooks Township Planning Commission, P.O. Box 625, Newaygo, MI, 49337. Comments must be received by the meeting date.

Jennifer Badgero 

Brooks Township Clerk 

Published: July 10, 2024

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meeting Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate. The Township will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities. Individuals needing such aids or services should contact Brooks Township Clerk, Jennifer Badgero, beforehand by writing to P.O. Box 625 Newaygo, Michigan 49337 or by telephone at (231) 652-6763.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and with The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, the Fremont Public Schools Special Education Department is in the process of condensing their files. All special education files pertaining to students whose birth dates are 2001 and received special education services prior to 2020 and are no longer enrolled at Fremont Public Schools are scheduled to be destroyed. If you would like to retain your records, please contact Wendy Ingersoll at 231-924-2350 by August 1, 2024. 

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING

TUES., JUL 16 • 11:30 – NOON

Multi-Purpose Bldg

10767 N Prospect, Bitely, MI 49309

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LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE ADOPTION

Whereas numerous months of discussion and planning were conducted by the Lincoln Township Planning Commission regarding proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance, and

Whereas a public hearing for input from the community members was held on June 20, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the township hall, and

Whereas there were no objections to the proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance as developed by the Planning Commission, and 

Whereas the members of the Lincoln Township Planning Commission recommended the Lincoln Township Board of Trustees amend the Township Zoning Ordinance to clarify and add language to the Lot Size, Setback, Minimum Gross Floor area and Temporary Camping Permits. 

At the regular meeting of the Lincoln Township Board of Trustees held at the Township Hall within the Township on June 20, 2024, at 7:00 PM the following ordinance Amendment was approved by unanimous vote: Amendments to Section 3.01, Lot Size and Setbacks, Section 3.09 All Dwellings and Section 3.19C and Section 4, 3.41 Temporary Camping Permits, Section 6.04C, 6.04 and Section 7.04C and Section 7.04E-1 of the Township Zoning Ordinance. The changes will take effect 7 days after Publication of this summary.

Jackie E Bulson-Clerk 

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White Cloud Public Schools

NOTICE OF VACANCY

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY 

DEADLINE: July 15, 2024

Please see our website at www.whitecloud.net 

for details regarding the position.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Please forward via email or mail a letter of interest, resume, certifications, and references to the following address: Ed Canning, Superintendent, White Cloud Public Schools, 555 Wilcox Ave., P.O. Box 1000, White Cloud, MI 49349. canninge@whitecloud.net

Equal Opportunity Employer

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White Cloud Public Schools

NOTICE OF VACANCY

MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE

DEADLINE: July 15, 2024

Please see our website at www.whitecloud.net 

for details regarding the position.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Please forward via email or mail a letter of interest, resume, certifications, and references to the following address: Ed Canning, Superintendent, White Cloud Public Schools, 555 Wilcox Ave., P.O. Box 1000, White Cloud, MI 49349. canninge@whitecloud.net

Equal Opportunity Employer

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TOWNSHIP OF GRANT - NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN 

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-003

 At a regular meeting of the Grant Township Board held at the Grant Township Hall on Monday June 3, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Township Board Member, Gladys VeltKamp made a motion to adopt this Ordinance Amendment, which motion was seconded by Township Board Member, Max Mellon. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE TWO, ENTITLED “DEFINITIONS,” SECTION 2.1 ENTITLED “A”; AND AMEND ARTICLE SIX, ENTITLED “ZONING DISTRICT REGULATIONS” SECTION 6.4 ENTITLED “ C GENERAL COMMERICAL DISTRICT”; AND AMEND ARTICLE NINE ENTITLED “SPECIAL LAND USES” TO ADD A NEW SECTION 9.18 TO BE ENTITLED “ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES” OF THE GRANT TOWNSHIP ZONING ORINDNACE.

THE TOWNSHIP OF GRANT (the “Township”) HEREBY ORDAINS: 

Section 1 – Amendment. An amendment to Article Two entitled “Definitions,” Section 2.1, to add a new definition named “Adult Entertainment Facilities” to read as follows: 

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY: An establishment engaged in providing services or entertainment characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.

Section 2. – Amendment. An amendment to Article Six, entitled “Zoning District Regulations,” to add a new special land use to Section 6.4 entitled “C General Commercial District,” to read in its entirety as: 

A. Use Regulations – The land and/or buildings in the “C” General Commercial district may be used for the following purposes:

1. Permitted Uses:

a. Those nonresidential uses that are permitted in residential districts.

b. Retail Service Businesses

c. Personal Service Businesses.

d. Mortuary and funeral homes.

e. Commercial Child Care Centers.

f. Offices (business and professional, including medical clinics).

g. Restaurants and cafes (excluding those permitting dancing, floor shows, or consuming intoxicating beverages).

h. Small-scale solar energy system as an accessory use. 

i. Essential Services.

j. Short-term Rentals

k. Motels, Hotels, and Boarding Houses 

2. Special Land Uses:

a. Automobile service stations

b. Automobile repair shops.

c. Automobile sales.

d. Adult Entertainment Facilities

e. Restaurants and cafes (permitting dancing, floor shows, or consumption of intoxicating beverages).

f. Institutional uses.

g. Commercial solar energy system as an accessory or principal use. 

h. Group Child Care Homes & Foster Care Group Homes.

i. Mobile Food Vending Unit (Food Truck).

Section 3 – Amendment. An amendment to Article 9 entitled “Special Land Uses” and to add a new Section 9.18 to be entitled “Adult Entertainment Facilities” to read in its entirety as: 

Section 9.18 – Adult Entertainment Facilities

A. Purpose and Intent. Adult entertainment facilities are recognized as having a deleterious effect on adjacent areas, causing blight, a chilling effect on other businesses and occupants, and disrupting neighborhood development. Special regulation of these uses is necessary to ensure that these adverse effects will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of property values of the surrounding neighborhood.

It is the intent and purpose of the Township to adopt reasonable regulations for adult entertainment facilities to minimize the adverse effects caused by this activity on the public health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the Township. Further, the purpose of the locational requirements is to prevent crime, protect and preserve the quality of life in the Township, maintain property values, preserve areas frequented by children from increased criminal activity, blight, or other neighborhood deterioration, and prevent the blighting, downgrading, and deterioration of land within the Township.

B. Regulations. Adult Entertainment Facilities are subject to the following regulations:

1. Adult entertainment businesses are permitted as a special land use in the C – Commercial District only, provided all other standards of this Ordinance are met. Adult entertainment facilities shall not be within 1,000 feet of another adult entertainment facility or 300 feet of any Township-owned property, schools, or places of public assembly as measured along a line forming the shortest distance between any portion of the properties.

2. All adult entertainment facilities shall be contained in a freestanding building. Enclosed malls, commercial strip stores, common wall structures, and multiple uses within the same structure do not constitute a freestanding building.

3. No betting or gambling shall be allowed on the premises.

4. Children under 18 years of age shall not be permitted on the premises at any time

5. No adult entertainment facility shall be conducted in any manner that permits the observation of any material depicting, describing, or related to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas from any public way or any property not regulated as an adult entertainment facility. This provision shall apply to any display, decoration, sign, show window, or other opening.

6. The proposed adult entertainment facility owner/operator shall have provided an exterior maintenance program to the Zoning Administrator, together with its special land use application, which shall provide for routine reasonable and necessary grounds maintenance and shall include, at a minimum, the clearing of trash and rubbish from all parking areas and other portions of the premises not less than daily. Continued adherence to such exterior maintenance program shall be a condition to issuing any special land use permit pursuant to this Section. 

7. The interior of the building shall be configured in such a manner that there is an unobstructed view from a manager’s station of every area of the premises to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose, excluding restrooms. Enclosed viewing booths shall not be permitted. Restrooms shall not contain video reproduction equipment. If the building has two or more manager’s stations designated, then the interior of the building shall be configured in such a manner that there is an unobstructed view of each area of the building to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose from at least one of the manager’s stations. The view required by this subsection must be by direct line of sight from the manager’s station.

8. Any booth, room, cubicle, or similar area available in any adult entertainment facilities used by patrons for the viewing of any entertainment characterized as showing Specified Anatomical Areas or Specified Sexual Activities shall meet the following standards:

a. It shall be constructed in accordance with the Michigan Building Code, as may be amended;

b. It shall be unobstructed by any door, lock, or other entrance and exit control device;

c. It shall have at least one side totally open to a lighted aisle so that there is an unobstructed view at all times from the adjoining aisle of any occupant;

d. It shall be illuminated by a light bulb of not less than 1,600 lumens and

e. It shall have no holes or openings, other than doorways, in walls.

9. The number of patrons allowed on the premises at any one time shall be limited to the amount of seating available but shall not exceed the maximum occupancy permitted by applicable codes. 

10. The applicant shall provide an overall management plan for the facility, including explicit rules prohibiting total nudity and preventing physical contact between or among performers, dancers, entertainers, and establishment patrons. Other rules shall include, but not be limited to, hours of operation, which shall conform to the requirements of this Section, the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, and other rules that the Planning Commission may impose. 

The Planning Commission may impose such additional conditions and safeguards deemed necessary to mitigate adverse secondary effects reasonably documented to emanate from adult entertainment facilities to protect the general welfare and individual property rights of affected property owners and to ensure that the intent and objectives of this Section will be observed.

Section 4 – Severability. Should any portion of this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment be declared invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, that shall not affect any other portion or provision of this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment, which shall remain valid and in full force and effect. 

Section 4 – Effective Date. This Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of seven (7) days after this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment adoption appears in a newspaper of general circulation (or a summary thereof appears in a newspaper of general circulation) as provided by law. 

The vote to approve and adopt this Ordinance/Ordinance Amendment was as follows: 

YEAS: 5

NAYS: 0

ABSENT/ABSTAIN: 0

ORDINANCE/ORDINANCE AMENDMENT DECLARED ADOPTED. 

Gladys VeltKamp, Grant Township Clerk

CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Ordinance/ordinance amendment adopted at the time, date, and place specified above pursuant to the required statutory procedures. 

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Grant Township Clerk

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TO ALL PERSONS, including anyone whose address is unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following:

TAKE NOTICE: TYLER JAMES CHAPLINSKI has filed a petition for name change. A name change hearing will be held on August 5, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. at 1092 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349 before Judge Melissa K. Dykman to change the name of Tyler James Chaplinski to Tyler James McLaughlin.

07/10/2024

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TO ALL PERSONS, including anyone whose address is unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following:

TAKE NOTICE: DESTINY MAY MANSFIELD has filed a petition for name change. A name change hearing will be held on August 5, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. at 1092 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349 before Judge Melissa K. Dykman to change the name of Destiny May Mansfield to Dylan Ray Mansfield.

07/10/2024

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

PROBATE COURT

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate

CASE NO. and JUDGE

24-9584-DE

Court address: 1092 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349; Court telephone no. 

231-689-7270 

Estate of Donna M. Belknap

Date of Birth: May 31, 1931

TO ALL CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS:

The decedent, Donna M. Belknap, died June 5, 2024. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Steven R. Belknap, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 1092 Newell St, White Cloud, MI 49349 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.

Date: 06/27/2024

Christopher D. Matthysse, Attorney, P60535, 900 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616-632-8000

Steven R. Belknap, personal representative, 10686 Lovers Lane NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, 616-260-0032                    07/10/2024

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

David H. Kemble, Deceased

In Re: David H. Kemble

Date of birth:  November 16, 1935

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS: The decedent, David H. Kemble, of 445 Vista Lane, Fremont, MI 49412, died May 23, 2024.

Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against David H. Kemble will be forever barred unless presented in writing to Barbara Kemble, nominated Personal Representative, of 445 Vista Lane, Fremont, MI 49412, within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.  No probate proceedings will be initiated.

Date: July 3, 2024

Nicole M. Osborn (P82977), Parmenter Law, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 786, Muskegon, MI  49443, Phone: (231) 722 1621

Barbara Kemble, 445 Vista Lane, Fremont, MI 49412

07/10/2024

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TRUST ESTATE

TO ALL CREDITORS:

The Settlor, Eugine P Waldo, March 16, 1950, who lived at 4475 E Waldon Lane, White Cloud, Michigan died, February 8th, 2024. There is no personal representative of the settlor’s estate to whom Letters of Administration have been issued. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Waldo Revocable Living Trust dated, February 26, 2015, as amended, will be forever banned unless presented to Alyssa A Kerner Successor Trustee, within four months after the date of publication. 

Notice is further given that the Trust will thereafter be assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it.

Date: 6/26/24

Alyssa A. Kerner, Successor Trustee, 7853 Glovers Lake Rd, Bear Lake MI 49614, 231-942-3532

07/10/2024

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE 

Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice. Notice of foreclosure by advertisement. Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM, August 13, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Donald J Wendt And Sally R Wendt, Husband And Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Amerifirst Financial Corporation, Mortgagee, dated July 25, 2018, and recorded on July 27, 2018, in Liber 470, Page 6858, Newaygo County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC by an Assignment of Mortgage dated June 18, 2024 and recorded June 27, 2024 in Liber 496, Page 9375, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand Thirty-Nine and 40/100 ($123,039.40) including interest at the rate of 4.87500% per annum. Said premises are situated in the City of NEWAYGO, Newaygo County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 2 through 7, inclusive, Block 9, T. Wilson`s Addition to the Village (now City) of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan, according to the recorded plat in Liber 3 of Plats, Page 11, Newaygo County Records Commonly known as: 448 S DIVISION ST, NEWAYGO, MI 49337 If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Dated: July 10, 2024 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Case No. 24MI00352-1       07/31/2024

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To: Samantha Schamber.  Please take notice that you have been named as a Defendant in the civil matter of Turea Gardner, Next Friend of Zaylee Barrett, a minor v Ken Schamber and Samantha Schamber, which is pending in the 27th Circuit Court of Newaygo County before Judge Robert D. Springstead, in relation to a dog bite incident that occurred on November 3, 2023, in Newaygo County, Michigan.  Failure to take action as required under the Michigan Rules of Court within 21 days of this publication notice, could result in a default judgment being entered against you.  The Case number is 24-21023-NO.  Answer must be filed with the 27th Circuit Court in the County of Newaygo. Contact Paul E. Shibley at (231) 725-8444 for more information.

07/17/2024

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE (ALL COUNTIES) AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 

ATTENTION HOMEOWNER: IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY, IF YOUR PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY HAS CONCLUDED LESS THAN 90 DAYS AGO, OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY, PLEASE CONTACT THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PARTY FORECLOSING THE MORTGAGE AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER STATED IN THIS NOTICE. Notice of Foreclosure by Advertisement – Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM a.m./p.m. on July 30, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Donald L. Kaiser and Tricia R. Kaiser of Newaygo County, Michigan, Mortgagor to Independent Mortgage Co. West MI dated the 25th day of November, 2002, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for the County of Newaygo and State of Michigan, on the 2nd day of December, 2002, Liber 394, Page 7748, of the Newaygo County Records which said mortgage was assigned to Independent Bank, thru mesne assignments, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal of $22,254.08 plus accrued interest at 6.37500% percent per annum. Which said premises are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Township of Goodwell, in the County of Newaygo and State of Michigan and described as follows to wit: THAT PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GOODWELL TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT THE WEST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 04`31” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 980.56 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25`38” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH 1/16 LINE OF SAID SECTION 656.90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00`49” WEST 98l.59;,FEET TO THE EAST AND WEST 1/4 LINE OF SAID SECTION; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20`08” WEST ALONG SAID 1/4 LINE 655.39 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as: 2872 North Cypress Avenue, White Cloud, MI 49349 Tax ID: 62-12-15-100-008 If the property is sold at a foreclosure sale the borrower, pursuant to MCLA 600.3278 will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. The redemption period shall be twelve months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: June 26, 2024 By: Benjamin N. Hoen #P-81415 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. 965 Keynote Circle Cleveland, OH 44131-1829 Telephone: 216-739-5100 Fax: 216-363-4034 Email: bhoen@weltman.com WWR#: 22-001476-3

07/17/2024

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Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice.

Notice of foreclosure by advertisement. Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM on JULY 30, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information. 

Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Bryan Bohn, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Top Flite Financial, Inc., a Michigan corporation, its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated December 9, 2013 and recorded December 16, 2013 in Liber 452, Page 9662 Newaygo County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-One and 35/100 Dollars ($62,961.35).

Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the place of holding the circuit court within Newaygo County, Michigan at 10:00 AM on JULY 30, 2024.

Said premises are located in the Township of Big Prairie, Newaygo County Michigan, and are described as: 

Beginning 966 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 25, Town 13 North, Range 11 West, Big Prairie Township, Newaygo County, Michigan; thence North 330 feet; thence East 165 feet; thence South 330 feet; thence West 165 feet to the Place of Beginning.

9157 E 36th St, Newaygo, Michigan 49337

The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. 

If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, pursuant to MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damage to the property during the redemption period. 

Dated: June 26, 2024

File No. 24-007211

Firm Name: Orlans PC

Firm Address: 1650 West Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084, Firm Phone Number: (248) 502.1400    07/17/2024

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Notice of Foreclosure by Advertisement

Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM, on July 23, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information:

Name(s) of the mortgagor(s): Ralph Bell, an unmarried man, Individual

Original Mortgagee: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns

Foreclosing Assignee (if any): Nationstar Mortgage LLC

Date of Mortgage: October 4, 2002

Date of Mortgage Recording: October 15, 2002

Amount claimed due on date of notice: $44,148.53

Description of the mortgaged premises: Situated in Township of Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan, and described as: Lots 1 and 2, Block A, Hessbrook Resort No. 2, according to the recorded plat thereof.

Common street address (if any): 9237 Spruce Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337-8315

The redemption period shall be 1 year from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a.

If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period.

Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice.

This notice is from a debt collector.

Date of notice: June 19, 2024

Trott Law, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 145, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, (248) 642-2515, 1533102               07/10/2024

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Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice.

Notice of foreclosure by advertisement. Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM on JULY 23, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information. 

Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Emily J. Deater, a single person, to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Mortgagee, dated December 31, 2013 and recorded January 3, 2014 in Liber 453, Page 1172 Newaygo County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Forty-Seven Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Six and 93/100 Dollars ($47,376.93).

Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the place of holding the circuit court within Newaygo County, Michigan at 10:00 AM on JULY 23, 2024.

Said premises are located in the Township of Wilcox, Newaygo County Michigan, and are described as: 

The Southwest One Quarter of the Southwest One Quarter of the Northeast One Quarter of Section 5, Township 14 North, Range 12 West. Also a right-of-way, in common with others, over the South 33 feet of the West half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section.

4456 N Evergreen Drive, White Cloud, Michigan 49349

The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. 

If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, pursuant to MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damage to the property during the redemption period. 

Dated: June 19, 2024

File No. 24-006617

Firm Name: Orlans PC

Firm Address: 1650 West Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084

Firm Phone Number: (248) 502.1400

07/10/2024

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE DUTY. 

ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. ATTENTION HOMEOWNER: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice. Notice of foreclosure by advertisement. Under the power of sale contained herein in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or a cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Newaygo County, starting promptly at 10:00 AM, on July 30, 2024. The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information. MORTGAGE SALE – Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Seth Dejong, single, original mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Neighborhood Loans, Inc., dated January 6, 2023, and recorded January 11, 2023 in Liber 491 Page 4448, in Newaygo County records, Michigan, and assigned to Planet Home Lending, LLC by an Assignment of Mortgage recorded on May 22, 2024 in Liber 496 Page 5707, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Thirty-seven Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-three and 39/100 dollars ($237,433.39). Said premises are situated in the Township of Grant, County of Newaygo, and State of Michigan, and particularly described as: Part of the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, Town 11 North, Range 12 West, described as: Commencing at a point which is South 1° 28’ 31” West 536.99 feet from a point on the North line of said Section which is South 88° 46’ 04” East 327.36 feet from the North 1/4 corner of said Section; thence South 88° 59’ 11” East 326.59 feet; thence South 1° 28’ 31” West 133.45 feet; thence North 88° 59’ 11” West to a point which is South 1° 28’ 31” West from the Point of Beginning; thence North 1° 28’ 31” East to the Point of Beginning. Grant Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. AND Part of the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, Town 11 North, Range 12 West, described as: Commencing at a point on the North-South 1/8 line which is South 1° 23’ 32” West 671.67 feet from the North 1/4 corner of said Section; thence South 88° 59’ 11” East 326.40 feet; thence North 1° 28’ 31” East 133.45 feet; thence North 88° 59’ 11” West to the North-South 1/4 line; thence South along said 1/4 line to the Place of Beginning. Grant Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. Property Address: 9680 S. Thornapple Ave., Grant, MI 49327 Parcel No.: 62-23-02-200-024 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: June 19, 2024 For more information, please call: (440) 572-1511 Sottile and Barile PLLC Attorneys for Servicer 7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 210 Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 File MF2405008 - Dejong, Seth (FHA)

07/10/2024

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on July 17, 2024
 

TOWNSHIP OF GRANT

NEWAYGO COUNTY

USE VARIANCE HEARING

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

On Thursday, August 1, 2024, the Zoning Board of Appeals of Grant Township, Newaygo County will hold a Use Variance Hearing. The hearing requested by TellKamp Holdings, will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Grant Township Hall, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant MI 49327.

Spencer Tellkamp, a representative for the company located at 51 E 120th St., Grant MI., is requesting an amendment to the conditions set forth by the Zoning Board of Appeals on May 30, 2024 and will submit further supporting documents.

Copies of prior letters and photos are available for review and written comments will be received until 2:30 P.M., Thursday, August 1, 2024, at Grant Township Hall, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant. All interested parties will be heard at the meeting.

Gladys VeltKamp, Township Clerk

+1 (231) 834-8033

 

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICE

MULTIPLE POSITIONS

The following positions are open:

(please visit www.grantps.net

or full details)

• Secondary Special Education Teacher

• Varsity Boys Tennis Coach

and Assistant Coach

• High School Science Teacher

• Elementary Special Education Aide

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and with The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, the Fremont Public Schools Special Education Department is in the process of condensing their files. All special education files pertaining to students whose birth dates are 2003 and received special education services prior to 2021 and are no longer enrolled at Fremont Public Schools are scheduled to be destroyed. If you would like to retain your records, please contact Wendy Ingersoll at 231-924-2350 by August 1, 2024.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Family Health Care White Cloud Child and Adolescent Health Center Advisory Council will meet on Monday, July 29, 2024, from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room of the clinic at 555 E. Wilcox Ave. in White Cloud. The public is invited to attend the meeting and lunch will be provided. For more information, please call (231) 689-3268.

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING ORDINANCE

TEXT AMENDMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT THE BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP HALL, 11830 S. WARNER AVE., GRANT, MICHIGAN 49327 ON MONDAY, August 12, 2024 AT 7:00 P.M REGARDING A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 3, GENERAL PROVISIONS, SECTION 3.02 - CLEARING OF LAND, OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BRIDGETON ZONING ORDINANCE TO CONSIDER DELETING THE ENTIRE SECTION. WRITTEN COMMENTS CONCERNING THIS REQUEST MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION PRIOR TO 2:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, August 12, 2024.

A complete copy of this amendment may be examined at the Township of Bridgeton Township Hall, 11830 S. Warner Ave., Grant, Michigan 49327, prior to the public hearing, during the Township’s regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission at the above address prior to the public hearing. Oral comments will be taken during the public hearing.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. Ann Marie Kossen-Priddy, Bridgeton Township Clerk

 

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STATE OF MICHIGAN - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

At their next regularly scheduled meeting, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will be considering for adoption Ordinance 24-06 and is below. The meeting will take place on August 20, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as appropriate at the Township Hall, 6360 S. Township Parkway, Fremont, Michigan.

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon 5 days notice, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered, to those individuals with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting.

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Sheridan Charter Township Board by writing or calling the following: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566.

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 24-06

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SHERIDAN ORDAINS THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

The Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fremont, Michigan; Dayton Township, Fremont, Michigan; and Sheridan Charter Township, Fremont, Michigan, as adopted by the above jurisdictions and effective January 7, 2013, is hereby amended as recommended by the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission at their May 28, 2024 meeting and as outlined below. The new language is underscored. Language to be removed is crossed out.

Section One: Amendments

CHAPTER 3 – GENERAL PROVISIONS, SECTION 3.22: REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS:

• Have a minimum horizontal dimension across any front, side or rear elevation of twenty four (24) twenty (20) feet at time of manufacture, placement or construction and a minimum floor area of six hundred (600) sq. ft.

CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 5 – MULTIPLE FAMILY DISTRICT, SECTION 6-5.03: USES:

• The following “Development Requirements” will be added associated with “Detached Single-Family” use:

o “Detached single-family dwellings and lots used for such use will be subject to the standards of the R-4 Neighborhood Residential District”

o Freestanding detached single family use is permitted in the R-MF Zoned Neighborhood located west of N Division Ave & north of E Dayton Street.

CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 6 – MANUFACTURED HOME PARK DISTRICT, SECTION 6-6.02: USES:

Uses Manufactured Home Park District Uses Uses By Right Development Requirements

Special Land Use Development

Requirements

Residential Manufactured

home parks Home occupations See Chapter 3

“General Provisions” Government Park, Plaza, square

& Institutional playground,

walkway and similar

uses

Financial, Office for

Shall not exceed

Medical and manufactured

1,500 sq ft. GFA

Professional

Office home park

and Related Services

Personal Service Coin operated laundry Intended to serve only

persons residing within the development and are

designed, locate

and improved so as to

protect the character

of the community and the

surrounding

neighborhood.

Retail Sales

Convenience retail Shall not exceed 3,000

sq. ft. UFA

Shall have no signs

or advertising visible form

adjacent public streets Shall have a minimum site

area of 10,000 sq. ft.

Automotive None

Commercial Use must have a

Oriented Business Mini-Storage

minimum of two

(2) acres and a

maximum of six

(6), and also

meet the specific

special land use

standards.

Section Two: Effect

This Ordinance shall take effect upon the adoption by the city of Fremont and the Dayton Township Board of the same amendments to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance as referenced above ten (10) days after the date of publication.

 

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE FREMONT COMMUNITY:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, MI. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a proposed variance request.

The variance request is in relation to the property located at 1025 Ramshorn Dr. in the Estate Residential Zoning District of the City of Fremont, tax parcel number 62-13-36-100-030. The property owner is seeking a Required Build Line (setback) variance so that a new single family home can be built approximately 450 ft from the road.

Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Comments can be directed to the JZBA through Andy Harrington, City of Fremont Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, at any time prior to the meeting date. If special accommodation is needed to participate in the public hearing, please call the City Zoning Administrator at least one (1) day in advance. This notice is given by order of the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Fremont, Dayton Township and Sheridan Charter Township in Michigan.

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL LAND USE REQUEST

The Big Prairie Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at its regular meeting on Monday, August 12, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Prairie Township Hall at 2815 S. Elm Ave, White Cloud for the following:

Applicants Mark and Amy Deering are requesting a Special Land Use Permit/Approval for property currently zoned as Agricultural Residential (A-R) located 6782 E. 16th White Cloud and 6868 E. 16th White Cloud being Parcel #62-16-16-222-007 and 62-16-16-100-015 for the purpose of a proposed Public or Private Campground (and similar uses), which is allowed as a Special Land Use under Chapter 14, Section 14.06, Subsection X. of the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance.

All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at the Hearing or written comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below. The application, supporting material and the Zoning Ordinance can all be reviewed, purchased, obtained or inspected at the Big Prairie Township Office during normal business hours or by contacting the Zoning Administrator.

Judith Baker, Clerk, Big Prairie Township

5160 S. Croton-Hardy Dr., Newaygo, MI 49337

231-652-7390

 

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

(Newaygo County, Michigan)

Council member Black, supported by Council member Burns, moved adoption of the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-03

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CITY ORDINANCES TO AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM JUNIOR LIEN REVENUE BONDS

THE CITY OF NEWAYGO ORDAINS:

Section 1. DEFINITIONS. Except as provided in this Ordinance, the definitions contained in the Prior Bond Ordinance (defined below) shall apply to the terms in this Ordinance. In addition, whenever used in this Ordinance except when otherwise indicated by context, the following definitions shall apply to the terms in this Ordinance:

(a) “Additional First Lien Bonds” means any additional First Lien bonds issued in the future pursuant to Section 24 of the Prior Bond Ordinance, as amended by this Bond Ordinance.

(b) “Additional Junior Lien Bonds” means any additional Junior Lien Bonds issued in the future pursuant to Section 24 of the Prior Bond Ordinance, as amended by this Bond Ordinance.

(c) “Authorized Officer” means the Mayor, the City Manager, and the Treasurer of the City, or any one or more of them.

(d) “Authority” means the Michigan Finance Authority created by Executive Order 2010-2, which, among other things, transferred to the Michigan Finance Authority the powers, duties and functions of the Michigan Municipal Bond Authority, created and established pursuant to Act 227, Public Acts of Michigan, 1985, as amended.

(e) “Bondholder” or “Bondholders” means the holder or holders of the Bonds.

(f) “Bonds” as defined in the Prior Bond Ordinance shall include the Series 2024 Bonds, which are being issued as Junior Lien Bonds, and Additional First Lien Bonds and Additional Junior Lien Bonds.

(g) “Construction Fund” shall mean the 2024 Water Supply System Junior Lien Revenue Bonds Construction Fund created pursuant to Section 13.

(h) “Contract Documents” means the Purchase Contract between the City and the Authority, the Supplemental Agreement by and among the City, the Authority and the State of Michigan acting through the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and the Issuer’s Certificate for the Series 2024 Bonds, Revenue Sharing Pledge Agreement, or such other closing documents required by the Authority for the issuance of the Series 2024 Bonds.

(i) “First Lien Bonds” shall mean any bonds or other obligations that may be issued or incurred by the City payable from the Revenues of the System secured by a lien that is a first lien on the Net Revenues of the System, senior in standing and priority of lien with respect to the Net Revenues to the claim of the Junior Lien Bonds and shall include the Series 2013 Bonds and the Series 2021 Bonds.

(j) “First Lien Redemption Account” means the First Lien Bond and Interest Redemption Account created as a subaccount of the Redemption Account pursuant to Section 18(b)(ii) of the Prior Bond Ordinance, as amended.

(k) “Improvements” means the design, purchase, acquisition, and construction of certain improvements to the City’s Water Supply System, including without limitation, improving water mains, replacing existing water mains and installing new water mains, and other water main work replacement of service lines, including without limitation, the identification and replacement of lead, galvanized, and other water service lines throughout the City to comply with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Lead and Copper Rules, the restoration of streets, sidewalks, rights-of-way, and easements affected by the improvements and related facilities, as well as all work and equipment necessary or incidental to these improvements, and such other Water Supply System improvements the City shall determine to make.

(l) “Junior Lien Bonds” shall mean any bonds or other obligations that may be issued or incurred by the City payable from the Revenues of the System secured by a lien on the Net Revenues of the System that is subordinate to a first lien on the Net Revenues of the System created for the benefit of any First Lien Bonds and shall include the Series 2024 Bonds.

(m) “Junior Lien Redemption Account” shall mean the Junior Lien Bond and Interest Redemption Account created as a subaccount of the Redemption Account pursuant to Section 18(b)(ii) of the Prior Bond Ordinance, as amended.

(n) “Ordinance” means this Ordinance and all amendments hereto.

(o) “Prior Bond Ordinance” means Ordinance No 12-01, as amended by Ordinance No 13-10 and Ordinance No. 2021-01.

(p) “Series 2013 Bonds” means the City’s Water Supply System Revenue Bond, Series 2013 (Taxable), dated September 24, 2013.

(q) “Series 2021 Bonds” means the City’s Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021, dated June 1, 2021.

(r) “Series 2024 Bonds” means the City’s Water Supply System Junior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2024 issued pursuant to this Ordinance.

Section 2. NECESSITY, PUBLIC PURPOSE: It is hereby determined to be necessary for the public health, safety, and welfare of the City to acquire and construct the Improvements to the System in accordance with the maps, plans, and specifications therefore prepared by the City’s engineers, which are hereby approved.

Section 3. ESTIMATED COST; PERIOD OF USEFULNESS: The cost of the Improvements has been estimated by the engineers not to exceed $3,000,000 including the payment of legal, engineering, financial, and other expenses, which estimate of cost is approved and confirmed, and the period of usefulness of the Improvements is estimated to be greater than forty (40) years.

Section 4. ISSUANCE OF BONDS. To pay a portion of the cost of designing, acquiring, and constructing the Improvements and to pay the legal and financial expenses and all other expenses incidental to the issuance of the Series 2024 Bonds, the City shall issue its revenue bonds pursuant to the provisions of the Act. The Series 2024 Bonds shall be issued in the aggregate principal sum of not to exceed $3,000,000, as finally determined by the Authorized Officer at the time of sale, or such lesser amount thereof as shall have been advanced to the City pursuant to the Contract Documents.

During the time funds are being drawn down by the City under the Series 2024 Bonds, the Authority will periodically provide the City a statement showing the amount of principal that has been advanced and the date of each advance, which statement shall constitute prima facie evidence of the reported information; provided that no failure on the part of the Authority to provide such a statement or to reflect a disbursement or the correct amount of a disbursement shall relieve the City of its obligation to repay the outstanding principal amount actually advanced, all accrued interest thereon, and any other amount payable with respect thereto in accordance with the terms of the Series 2024 Bonds.

Section 5. SERIES 2024 BOND TERMS. The Series 2024 Bonds shall be issued as one fully registered manuscript bond, shall be sold and delivered to the Authority in any denomination. The Series 2024 Bonds shall be dated the date of delivery to the Authority, or such other date approved by the Authorized Officer, and shall be payable on the dates and in the amounts determined by the Authorized Officer at the time of sale provided the final maturity shall be no later than forty years after the date of issuance. The Series 2024 Bonds shall bear interest at a rate as provided in the Contract Documents, payable semiannually on the dates determined by the Authorized Officer at the time of sale.

Within the limitations provided above, the final amount of any maturity and terms of the Series 2024 Bonds shall be as provided in the Contract Documents and will be finally determined by the Authorized Officer.

Section 6. PAYMENT OF BONDS; PLEDGE OF NET REVENUES. The principal of and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds shall be payable from the Net Revenues derived from the operation of the System, including future improvements, enlargements, and extensions thereof, after provision has been made for the payment of expenses of administration, operation, and maintenance thereof and the Net Revenues of the System, including future enlargements, improvements, and extensions thereto, are hereby pledged to the payment of the principal of and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds. To secure the payment of the principal of and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds there is hereby created a lien, which shall be a statutory lien pursuant to the Act to and in favor of the Bondholders of the Series 2024 Bonds upon the Net Revenues of the System, including future enlargements, improvements, and extensions thereof. The statutory lien on the Net Revenues of the System securing any First Lien Bonds shall be a first lien and shall at all times and in all respects be and remain superior to the lien on the Net Revenues securing Junior Lien Bonds, including the Series 2024 Bonds. The Net Revenues so pledged shall be and remain subject to such lien until the payment in full of the principal of and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds or until the Series 2024 Bonds are defeased as provided in Section 18.

As additional security for the principal of and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds, the City pledges, pursuant to the Revenue Sharing Pledge Agreement hereinafter executed, such state revenue sharing payments that the City is eligible to receive from the State of Michigan under Act 140, Public Acts of Michigan, 1971, as amended as provided in the Revenue Sharing Pledge Agreement.

The Series 2024 Bonds, including both principal and interest thereon, shall not be a general obligation of the City and shall not constitute an indebtedness of the City for the purpose of any debt limitations imposed by any applicable constitutional, statutory or charter provisions.

Section 7. PRIOR REDEMPTION: The Series 2024 Bonds issued and sold to the Authority shall be subject to redemption prior to maturity by the City only with the prior written consent of the Authority and on such terms as may be required by the Authority.

Section 8. PAYING AGENT AND REGISTRATION.

(a) Appointment of Paying Agent. The initial Paying Agent for the Series 2024 Bonds shall be the City Treasurer.

(b) Authority’s Depository. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance, so long as the Authority is the owner of the Series 2024 Bonds, (a) the Series 2024 Bonds are payable as to principal, premium, if any, and interest in lawful money of the United States of America at U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, or at such other place as shall be designated in writing to the City by the Authority (the “Authority’s Depository”); (b) the City agrees that it will deposit with the Authority’s Depository payments of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Series 2024 Bonds in immediately available funds by 12:00 noon at least five (5) business days prior to the date on which any such payment is due whether by maturity, redemption or otherwise; in the event that the Authority’s Depository has not received the City’s deposit by 12:00 noon on the scheduled day, the City shall immediately pay to the Authority as invoiced by the Authority an amount to recover the Authority’s administrative costs and lost investment earnings attributable to that late payment; and (c) written notice of any redemption of the Series 2024 Bonds shall be given by the City and received by the Authority’s Depository at least forty (40) days prior to the date on which such redemption is to be made.

Section 9. SALE OF BONDS. The Series 2024 Bonds shall be sold to the Authority. The City determines that a negotiated sale to the Authority is in the best interest of the City because the terms offered by the Authority are more favorable than those available from other sources of funding.

Section 10. BOND FORM: The Series 2024 Bonds shall be in substantially the following form with such completions, changes and additions as may be required by the Authority or as recommended by the City’s Bond Counsel and approved by the officers of the City signing the Series 2024 Bonds:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF MICHIGAN

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

CITY OF NEWAYGO

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM JUNIOR LIEN REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2024

Interest Rate Maturity Date Date of Original Issue

_____% See Schedule I ____________, 2024

Registered Owner: Michigan Finance Authority

Principal Amount: _______________________________________ Dollars ($__________)

The City of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan (the “Issuer”), acknowledges itself indebted and, for value received, hereby promises to pay to the Registered Owner specified above, or registered assigns, out of the net revenues of the Water Supply System of the Issuer (the “System”), including all appurtenances, additions, extensions, and improvements thereto after provision has been made for reasonable and necessary expenses of operation, maintenance and administration of the System (the “Net Revenues”), the amounts and on the Dates of Maturity set forth on Schedule I hereto, together with interest thereon from the dates of receipt of such funds, or such later date to which interest has been paid, at the Interest Rate per annum specified above, payable on the first day of April and October of each year, beginning April 1, 2025, except as the provisions hereinafter set forth with respect to redemption of this Bond prior to maturity may become applicable hereto.

The Issuer promises to pay to the Michigan Finance Authority (the “Authority”) the principal amount of this Bond or so much thereof as shall have been advanced to the Issuer pursuant to a Purchase Contract between the Issuer and the Authority and a Supplemental Agreement by and among the Issuer, the Authority and the State of Michigan acting through the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

During the time funds are being drawn down by the Issuer under this Bond, the Authority will periodically provide the Issuer a statement showing the amount of principal that has been advanced and the date of each advance, which statement shall constitute prima facie evidence of the reported information; provided that no failure on the part of the Authority to provide such a statement or to reflect a disbursement or the correct amount of a disbursement shall relieve the Issuer of its obligation to repay the outstanding principal amount actually advanced, all accrued interest thereon, and any other amount payable with respect thereto in accordance with the terms of this Bond.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Bond, so long as the Authority is the owner of this Bond, (a) this Bond is payable as to principal, premium, if any, and interest at U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, or at such other place as shall be designated in writing to the Issuer by the Authority (the “Authority’s Depository”); (b) the Issuer agrees that it will deposit with the Authority’s Depository payments of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on this Bond in immediately available funds by 12:00 noon at least five (5) business days prior to the date on which any such payment is due whether by maturity, redemption or otherwise; in the event that the Authority’s Depository has not received the Issuer’s deposit by 12:00 noon on the scheduled day, the Issuer shall immediately pay to the Authority as invoiced by the Authority an amount to recover the Authority’s administrative costs and lost investment earnings attributable to that late payment; and (c) written notice of any redemption of this Bond shall be given by the Issuer and received by the Authority’s Depository at least forty (40) days prior to the date on which such redemption is to be made.

This Bond, being one fully registered manuscript bond, is issued in accordance with the provisions of Act 94, Public Acts of Michigan, 1933, as amended and Ordinance No 12-01, as amended by Ordinance No 13-10, Ordinance No. 2021-01, and Ordinance No. ___ (the “Ordinance”), for the purpose of paying the cost of acquiring and constructing improvements to the System. This Bond is a self-liquidating Bond, and is not a general obligation of the Issuer within any applicable constitutional, statutory, or charter limitation, but is payable, both as to principal and interest, solely from the Net Revenues of the System. The principal of and interest on this Bond are secured by a statutory lien on the Net Revenues.

The Issuer hereby covenants and agrees to fix, and maintain at all times while any of the Bonds shall be outstanding, such rates for service furnished by the System as shall be sufficient to provide for payment of the principal of and interest upon all such Bonds as and when the same become due and payable, to maintain a bond and interest redemption account and to provide for the payment of expenses of administration and operation and such expenses for maintenance of the System as are necessary to preserve the same in good repair and working order, and to provide for such other expenditures and funds for the System as are required by the Ordinance. The statutory liens securing the Issuer’s First Lien Bonds (as defined in the Ordinance) are first liens that shall be superior to the lien on the Net Revenues securing this Bond. The Bonds of this series shall have equal standing with any Additional Junior Lien Bonds (as defined in the Ordinance) that may be issued pursuant to the Ordinance. Additional bonds of superior standing to the bonds of this series may be issued pursuant to the Ordinance. For a complete statement of the revenues from which, and the conditions under which, this Bond is payable, a statement of the conditions under which additional bonds of equal or superior standing may hereafter be issued, and the general covenants and provisions pursuant to which this Bond is issued, reference is made to the Ordinance.

Bonds of this series may be subject to redemption prior to maturity by the Issuer only with the prior written consent of the Authority and on such terms as may be required by the Authority.

In the event of a default in the payment of principal or interest hereon when due, whether at maturity, by redemption or otherwise, the amount of such default shall bear interest (the “additional interest”) at a rate equal to the rate of interest which is two percent above the Authority’s cost of providing funds (as determined by the Authority) to make payment on the bonds of the Authority issued to provide funds to purchase this Bond but in no event in excess of the maximum rate of interest permitted by law. The additional interest shall continue to accrue until the Authority has been fully reimbursed for all costs incurred by the Authority (as determined by the Authority) as a consequence of the Issuer’s default. Such additional interest shall be payable on the interest payment date following demand of the Authority. In the event that (for reasons other than the default in the payment of any municipal obligation purchased by the Authority) the investment of amounts in the reserve account established by the Authority for the bonds of the Authority issued to provide funds to purchase this Bond fails to provide sufficient available funds (together with any other funds which may be made available for such purpose) to pay the interest on outstanding bonds of the Authority issued to fund such account, the Issuer shall and hereby agrees to pay on demand only the Issuer’s pro rata share (as determined by the Authority) of such deficiency as additional interest on this Bond.

It is hereby certified and recited that all acts, conditions and things required by law, precedent to and in the issuance of this Bond, exist and have been done and performed in regular and due time and form as required by law and that the total indebtedness of the Issuer including this Bond, does not exceed any applicable constitutional, statutory, or charter limitation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan, by its City Council, has caused this Bond to be signed, by the manual or facsimile signatures of its Mayor and City Clerk, all as of the Date of Original Issue specified above.

Ed Fedell, Mayor

Kim Goodin, Clerk

TRANSFER

For value received, the undersigned hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto ______________________________________________________________________________ (Tax Identification or Social Security No. __________________) the within Bond and all rights thereunder, and hereby constitutes and appoints _______________________________________ attorney, to transfer the within Bond on the books kept for registration thereof by the Paying Agent, with full power of substitution in the premises.

Dated:

Notice: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as it appears on the registration books every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatever.

Name of Issuer CITY OF NEWAYGO

EGLE Project No: __________________

EGLE Approved Amount: $_________________

SCHEDULE I

Based on the schedule provided below, unless revised as provided in this paragraph, repayment of principal of the Bond shall be made until the full amount advanced to the Issuer is repaid. In the event the Order of Approval issued by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (the “Order”) approves a principal amount of assistance less than the amount of the Bond delivered to the Authority, the Authority shall only disburse principal up to the amount stated in the Order. In the event (1) that the payment schedule approved by the Issuer and described below provides for payment of a total principal amount greater than the amount of assistance approved by the Order or (2) that less than the principal amount of assistance approved by the Order is disbursed to the Issuer by the Authority, the Authority shall prepare a new payment schedule, which shall be effective upon receipt by the Issuer.

Due Date Amount of Principal Installment Due

Interest on the Bond shall accrue on that portion of principal disbursed by the Authority to the Issuer pursuant to the Order from the date such portion is disbursed, until paid, at the rate of _____% per annum, payable __________ 1, 20__, and semiannually thereafter.

The Issuer agrees that it will deposit with U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, or at such other place as shall be designated in writing to the Issuer by the Authority (the “Authority’s Depository”) payments of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on this Bond in immediately available funds by 12:00 noon at least five business days prior to the date on which any such payment is due whether by maturity, redemption or otherwise. In the event that the Authority’s Depository has not received the Issuer’s deposit by 12:00 noon on the scheduled day, the Issuer shall immediately pay to the Authority as invoiced by the Authority an amount to recover the Authority’s administrative costs and lost investment earnings attributable to that late payment.

*Not to exceed amount. Loan reductions at close out will result in a proportional decrease.

[END OF BOND FORM]

Section 11 AUTHORIZED OFFICER: The Authorized Officer is hereby designated, for and on behalf of the City, to do all acts and to take all necessary steps required to effectuate the sale, issuance, and delivery of the Series 2024 Bonds to the Authority. The Authorized Officer is hereby authorized to execute and deliver the Contract Documents in substantially the form presented to the City, with such changes, additions, and completions as are approved by the Authorized Officer. The City hereby approves the Contract Documents in the form presented by the Authority with such changes as are approved by the Authorized Officer. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance, the Authorized Officer is authorized within the limitations of this Ordinance to determine the specific interest rate or rates to be borne by the bonds, not exceeding the maximum rate allowed by law, the principal amount, interest payment dates, dates of maturities, and amount of maturities, redemption rights, the title of the Series 2024 Bonds, date of issuance, and other terms and conditions relating to the Series 2024 Bonds and the sale thereof provided, however, the last annual principal installment shall not be later than provided in the Contract Documents. The Authorized Officer is further authorized to alter or adjust the covenants made pursuant to this Ordinance and the Prior Ordinance. The Authorized Officer’s approval of the terms shall be evidenced by his or her signature on the document or agreement stating such terms. The Authorized Officer is hereby authorized for and on behalf of the City, without further City Council approval, to do all acts and take all necessary steps required to effectuate the sale, issuance, and delivery of the Series 2024 Bonds. The Authorized Officer, together with the Clerk, or any one or more of them, are authorized to execute any orders, receipts, agreements, pledge agreements, documents or certificates necessary to complete the transaction, including, but not limited to, any issuers certificate, any certificates relating to federal or state securities laws, rules or regulations, any applications to the Michigan Department of Treasury, and any revenue sharing pledge agreement and to make any elections or designations under the Code. The City hereby approves the Revenue Sharing Pledge Agreements in the form presented by the Authority, with such changes as are approved by the Authorized Officer, and authorizes the Authorized Officer to execute and deliver the Revenue Sharing Pledge Agreement if the Authorized Officer determines that it is necessary.

Section 12. EXECUTION OF BONDS: The Mayor or the Mayor Pro Tem and the Clerk or the Deputy Clerk of the City are hereby authorized and directed to sign the Series 2024 Bonds, either manually or by facsimile signature, on behalf of the City. Upon execution, the Series 2024 Bonds shall be delivered to the purchaser thereof.

Section 13 CONSTRUCTION FUND. The proceeds of the Series 2024 Bonds shall be deposited in the Construction Fund. Such moneys shall be used solely for the purpose for which the Series 2024 Bonds were issued. Any unexpected balance in the Construction Fund remaining after completion of the Improvements may be used for such purposes as allowed by law. After completion of the Improvements and disposition of remaining Series 2024 Bond proceeds, if any, pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the Construction Fund shall be closed.

Section 14. CONTRACT WITH BONDHOLDERS: The provisions of this Ordinance shall constitute a contract between the City and the Bondholders from time to time, and after the issuance of any of such Series 2024 Bonds, no change, variation, or alteration of the provisions of this Ordinance may be made which would lessen the security for the Series 2024 Bonds. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be enforceable by appropriate proceedings taken by such Bondholder, either at law or in equity.

Section 15. FIRST LIEN REDEMPTION ACCOUNT. Subsections 18(b)(ii) and (iii) of Ordinance 12-01 are amended in their entirety to read as follows:

(ii) FIRST LIEN REDEMPTION ACCOUNT. The First Lien Redemption Account shall be established as a subaccount within the Redemption Account to be used solely for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on First Lien Bonds. After the transfers required above, there shall first be transferred quarterly from the Receiving Account, and deposited in the First Lien Redemption Account, for payment of principal of and interest on the First Lien Bonds, a sum equal to at least one-half (1/2) of the amount of interest due on First Lien Bonds on the next ensuing interest payment dates plus not less than one-fourth (1/4) of the principal maturing on First Lien Bonds on the next ensuing principal payment dates in each year. The moneys in the First Lien Redemption Account shall be accounted for separately.

No further payments need be made into the First Lien Redemption Account after enough of the First Lien Bonds have been retired so that the amount then held in the First Lien Redemption Account (including the Bond Reserve Accounts) is equal to the entire amount of principal and interest that will be payable up to and at the time of maturity of all the First Lien Bonds then remaining outstanding.

(iii) JUNIOR LIEN REDEMPTION ACCOUNT. The Junior Lien Redemption Account shall also be established as a subaccount within the Redemption Account to be used solely for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the Junior Lien Bonds. After the transfers required above, there shall be transferred quarterly from the Receiving Account, and deposited in the Junior Lien Redemption Account for payment of principal of and interest on the Junior Lien Bonds, a sum equal to at least one-half (1/2) of the amount of interest on Junior Lien Bonds due on the next ensuing interest payment dates plus not less than one-fourth (1/4) of the principal maturing on Junior Lien Bonds on the next ensuing principal payment dates in each year. The monies in the Junior Lien Redemption Account shall be accounted for separately.

Section 16. SURPLUS MONEYS/PRIORITY OF FUNDS. Subsection 18(b)(vi) of Ordinance 12-01 is amended in its entirety to read as follows:

(vi) Surplus Moneys/Priority of Funds. All moneys remaining in the Receiving Fund at the end of any operating year after satisfying the above requirements may be transferred to the Redemption Account and its subaccounts and used as authorized in this Resolution or, at the option of the City, transferred to the Repair Replacement and Improvement Fund and used for the purposes for which said funds were established. Provided, however, that if there should be a deficit in the Operation and Maintenance Fund, and any subaccount of the Redemption Account, or a bond reserve account on account of defaults in setting aside therein the amounts required in this Resolution, or a future resolution, then the City shall transfer the moneys remaining in the Receiving Fund at the end of any operating year to such funds in the priority and order named, to the extent of such deficits. Available surplus moneys may be used to retire any outstanding obligations of the City incurred for construction, expansion or addition to the System, including additional bonds, the issuance of which is authorized by this Resolution, or if no other disposition has been provided for, such moneys may be used for such other purposes of the System as the City Council may deem to be for the best interest of the City.

In the event the monies in the Receiving Fund are insufficient to provide for the current requirements of the Operation and Maintenance Fund or any subaccounts of the Redemption Account, any monies or securities in other funds of the System, except the Construction Fund, shall be credited or transferred, first, to the Operation and Maintenance Fund, second to the First Lien Redemption Account, third to the Junior Lien Redemption Account and fourth to a bond reserve account, to the extent of any deficit therein.

Section 17. Section 24 of Ordinance 12-01 is amended to add the following unnumbered paragraph at the end of the section:

Additional Junior Lien Bonds of equal standing and priority with any outstanding Junior Lien Bonds may be issued in the discretion of the City.

Section 18. DEFEASANCE. Except as provided in the Prior Bond Ordinance, in the event cash or direct obligations of the United States or obligations the principal of and interest on which are guaranteed by the United States, or a combination thereof, the principal of and interest on which, without reinvestment, come due at times and in amounts sufficient to pay at maturity or irrevocable call for earlier optional or mandatory redemption, the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on any of the Bonds, shall be deposited in trust, this Ordinance shall be defeased with respect to such Bonds (the “Defeased Bonds”), and the owners of the Defeased Bonds shall have no further rights under this Ordinance except to receive payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds from the cash or securities deposited in trust and the interest and gains thereon and to transfer and exchange bonds as provided herein. Defeased Bonds shall be treated as if they have been redeemed for all purposes under this Ordinance.

Section 19. TAX COVENANT. The City covenants to comply with all requirements of the Code necessary to assure that the interest on the bonds will be and will remain excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes. The Authorized Officer and other appropriate officials of the City are authorized to do all things necessary (including the making of such covenants of the City as shall be appropriate) to assure that the interest on the Bonds will be and will remain excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes.

Section 20. PRIOR ORDINANCE. Except to the extent supplemented or otherwise provided in this Ordinance, the provisions of the Prior Ordinance shall apply to the Series 2024 Bonds.

Section 21. PUBLICATION AND RECORDATION. This Ordinance shall be published once in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the City qualified under state law to publish legal notices, and the same shall be recorded in the records of the City and such recording authenticated by the signature of the City Clerk.

Section 22. ORDINANCE SUBJECT TO MICHIGAN LAW. The provisions of this Ordinance are subject to the laws of the State of Michigan.

Section 23. SECTION HEADINGS. The section headings in this Ordinance are furnished for convenience of reference only and shall not be considered to be a part of this Ordinance.

Section 24. SEVERABILITY: If any section, paragraph, clause, or provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 25. CONFLICT: Except as provided above, all Ordinances and Ordinances or parts thereof, insofar as the same may be in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed to the extent of the conflict; provided, that the foregoing shall not operate to repeal any provision thereof, the repeal of which would impair the obligation on the Bonds or the Prior Bonds.

Section 26. EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE: Pursuant to Section 6 of the Act, this ordinance shall be approved on the date of first reading and this ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption.

YEAS: Black, Burns, DeVries, Fedell, Golliver, Walerczyk NAYS: None ABSENT: Engemann ABSTAIN: None ORDINANCE 2024-03 DECLARED ADOPTED.

Ed Fedell, Mayor

Kim Goodin, Clerk

CERTIFICATION

I, Kim Goodin, the duly qualified and acting Clerk of the City of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of an Ordinance adopted by the City Council at a regular meeting held on July 8, 2024, and that notice of said meeting was given pursuant to Act 267, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended.

Date: July 8, 2024 Kim Goodin, Clerk

 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on July 3, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

Garfield Township will have a public hearing on July 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The hearing is for a conditional use permit request by Big Air Motocross at 1262 W Spring Drive, Newaygo MI to be able to expand the use of their facility for additional community events. (Examples include 5k, tough mudder, arts and crafts fair, christmas tree sales, and bike races). 

Citizens are welcome to attend or provide written comments. All written comments must be received by noon on July 23, 2024. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

FILING OF PETITIONS FOR OFFICES

The deadline for filing petitions for candidacy for the November 5, 2024, General Election is Tuesday, July 23, 2024, by 4:00 PM.

Offices to be filled:

1 Mayor Two-year term ending 

November 2026 

2 Councilmembers 

Four-year terms ending 

November 2028

Petitions are available at the City Offices, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, Michigan, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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NOTICE TO

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

OF JULY BOARD OF REVIEW

The City of Fremont will be holding a July Board of Review on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 3:00 PM in the Municipal Offices. This Review is to correct qualified errors and to consider appeals related to Taxable Value uncapping, the Qualified Start-up Business Exemption, the Disabled Veteran’s Exemption and Poverty Exemptions.

Seth Lattimore, Fremont City Assessor

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TOWNSHIP OF DAYTON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PURSUANT TO THE TOWNSHIP’S POLICY 

& FIRE PROTECTION ACT

MCL 41.80l ET. SEQ.

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held before the Dayton Township Board on the 11th day of July, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dayton Township Hall, 3215 S. Stone Road, Fremont, Michigan, to determine the amount of the levy, and to direct the Township Supervisor to spread the assessment levy on the taxable value of all the lands and premises in the district that are to be especially benefited by the fire protection afforded, according to the benefits received.

The amount of the Special Assessment for fire protection proposed will be .7250 mills based on a taxable value of $84,506,742.00 for 2024. This will generate approximately $61,267.39 for the fire contracts. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time without further notice.

Redetermination of cost may be necessary without change in the special assessment district. Such redetermination may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. 

Mary Jo Tibbe, Dayton Township Clerk

P.O. Box 68 • Fremont, MI 49412 • Phone 231.928.8225 ​​

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED FY 2025

COMMUNITY SERVICE BLOCK GRANT

FiveCAP, Inc. is holding a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 CSBG Plan as required by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. A public hearing is scheduled to receive comments from interested parties.

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (by appointment)

Location: FiveCAP, Inc.

302 N. Main Street

Scottville, MI

The plan summary is as follows:

A total of $323,549 in CSBG funds is planned to be utilized in Lake, Manistee, Mason, and Newaygo counties for the general purpose of providing anti-poverty programs and services for low-income, senior citizens, and disabled residents.

For persons or organizations wanting to comment on or review the proposed plan, please contact Mary L. Trucks, Executive Director, at (231) 757-3785 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023.

Materials for the meeting are available in alternative formats by calling (231) 757-3785, or our TDD Relay Number 1-800-649-3777. Alternative formats in large print and audiotape can be provided if notification is given a week in advance.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and with The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, the Fremont Public Schools Special Education Department is in the process of condensing their files. All special education files pertaining to students whose birth dates are 2001 and received special education services prior to 2020 and are no longer enrolled at Fremont Public Schools are scheduled to be destroyed. If you would like to retain your records, please contact Wendy Ingersoll at 231-924-2350 by August 1, 2024. 

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CORRECTION NOTICE

2023 WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE CITY OF WHITE CLOUD 

The paragraph listing the Water Quality Data mistakenly had the wrong year, the paragraph should have read: The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2023 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 through December 31, 2023. The State allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than one year old.

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IS SEEKING A PART-TIME FINE ARTS CENTER DIRECTOR

Please see our website at 

www.grantps.net for details regarding the position.

Grant Administration Office

Attn: Ronica Garrod

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, MI 49327

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EVERETT TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE ADOPTION

Whereas numerous months of discussion and planning were conducted by the Everett Township Planning Commission regarding proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance,

and

Whereas a public hearing for input from community members was held on June 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the township hall,

and

Whereas there were no objections to the proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance as developed by the Planning Commission,

and

Whereas the members of the Everett Township Planning Commission recommended the Everett Township Board of Trustees amend the Township Zoning Ordinance to clarify and add language pertaining to the acreage required for a dog kennel within the Township 

At a regular meeting of the Everett Township Board of Trustees held at the Township Hall within the Township on June 18, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., the following ordinance amendments were approved by unanimous vote:

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES 3 AND 18 OF THE TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE. THE CHANGES INVOLVE CLARIFICATION OF MINIMUM ACREAGE REQUIRED FOR A DOG KENNEL.

P.K. Chaffee, Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

FILING OF PETITIONS FOR OFFICES

The deadline for filing petitions for candidacy for the November 5, 2024, General Election is Tuesday, July 23, 2024, by 4:00 PM.

Offices to be filled:

1 Mayor Two-year term ending 

November 2026 

2 Councilmembers 

Four-year terms ending 

November 2028

Petitions are available at the City Offices, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, Michigan, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IS SEEKING A 

VARSITY GIRLS

BASKETBALL COACH

Please see our website at

www.grantps.net for details

regarding the position.

Grant Administration Office

Attn: Ronica Garrod

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, MI 49327

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TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

TO: To Residents, Property Owners, Taxing Units and other interested parties of Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan and all other interested persons: 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan will hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the establishment of an Industrial Development District pursuant to the provisions of 1974 PA 198, as amended. The property proposed for creation of such Industrial Development District is described as being situated in Ashland Township, County of Newaygo, and State of Michigan, as follows: 

“That part of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Town 11 North, Range 13 West, Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan described as: BEGINNING on the East-West one-quarter line of said Section 31 at a point being South 88°28’44” East 33.01 feet from the Center of said Section 31; thence South 88°28’44” East 650.00 feet along said East-West one-quarter line; thence South 00°12’39” West 465.13 feet parallel with the North-South one-quarter line of said Section 31; thence North 88°32’44” West 649.98 feet; thence North 00°12’39” East 465.88 feet parallel with and 33.00’ East of said North-South one-quarter line to the place of beginning.”

The property described above is a portion of the parcel presently and commonly addressed as: 4221 East Moore Road, located at the southeast intersection of Moore and Alger Roads and is a part of Tax Parcel No. 62-22-31-300-002. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a hearing will be held upon said creation of an Industrial Development District by the Ashland Township Board on July 9, 2024 commencing at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as said matter may be heard, the same to be held at the Ashland Township Hall, 2019 W. 120th St. Grant, Michigan within the Township.

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place to comment on said application and the approval or disapproval of establishment of said Industrial Development District. 

Ashland Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed material being considered at the hearing, at said public hearing, to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon four (4) days’ notice to the Ashland Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aides or services should contact the Ashland Township Clerk at the address of telephone numbers should contact the Ashland Clerk at the address or telephone number listed below.

Shelly Boerema, Clerk - Ashland Township www.ashtwp.com 

2019 W. 120th St., PO Box 457 • Grant, MI 49327

clerk@ashtwp.com • 231-834-7535

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

PUBLIC NOTICE

MCL 211.51 of the General Property Tax Laws provides that a person who is paraplegic, quadriplegic, senior citizen, eligible serviceman, eligible veteran, eligible widow, totally and permanently disabled, or blind, and who for the prior taxable year had a total household income of $40,000 or less, may defer the summer taxes until the following February 14th by filing with the Treasurer of the City of Newaygo an intent to defer the homestead property taxes which are due and payable in August. Persons eligible for the deferment of taxes may file their intent to defer until September 15, 2024. Please call the Treasurer’s office at 231-652 x 1657 *222# to receive the form or you can find it on the City’s website at www.newaygo.gov under “Tax and Assessing Information”.

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Ashland Township

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR LITTLE SAND LAKE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT 2023-2032 

TO: The residents and property owners of the Township of Ashland, Newaygo County, Michigan, owners of land within the special assessment district and any other interested persons:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Assessing Officer has prepared and filed in the office of the Township Clerk for public examination a special assessment roll covering those properties within the Little Sand Lake Special Assessment District 2023-2032 which has been defined as: 

“All lands with shoreline property on Little Sand Lake within the Township. “Shoreline property” for purposes of this district does not include backlot owners with shared access via easement/road end or otherwise”. 

The roll has been prepared for the purposes of assessing the costs as shown on the plans and estimate of costs on file with the township clerk. Each parcel of benefitted property shall be assessed $496.00 per parcel for the initial year. In accordance with PA 188 of 1952, the Board intends to assess this amount each year against the benefitted parcels. The Board may furthermore reduce or raise the annual assessment in subsequent years, and may choose not to assess at all. The Board will provide notice of the annual assessment in subsequent years in accordance with PA 188 of 1952. For further information you are invited to examine the roll. 

The Township Board will meet at the Ashland Township Hall at 2019 W. 120th Street, Grant, MI within the Township on July 9, 2024, commencing at 7:30 p.m. to review the special assessment roll, to consider any objections thereto, and to confirm the roll as submitted or revised or amended. The roll may be examined at the office of the Township Clerk at the Township Hall during regular business hours of regular business days until the time of the hearing and may be examined at the hearing. 

An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment in writing, or may file his or her appearance and protest by letter before the hearing, and in that event, personal appearance shall not be required. The owners or any person having in interest in the real property who protests in writing at or before the hearing may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the State Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the special assessment roll is confirmed. 

After the public hearing, the Township Board may confirm the roll as submitted or as revised or amended; may provide for payment of special assessments with interest; and may provide by resolution for such other matters as are permitted by law with regard to special assessments pursuant to PA 188 of 1954, as amended. 

All interested persons are invited to be present at the hearing to submit comments. Ashland Township will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed material being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four (4) days notice to the Ashland Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Ashland Township Clerk, Shelly Boerema, at the address or telephone number listed below. 

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema, Clerk 

2019 W. 120th St., Grant, MI 49327 • 231-834-7535 • clerk@ashtwp.comwww.ashtwp.com

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ENSLEY TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Please be advised that on July 8, 2024 at 7:30 P.M., the Ensley Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Ensley Township Hall, 7163 E 120th Street, Sand Lake, Michigan on the request for a variance under Chapter 6 of the Ensley Township Zoning Ordinance in regard to the side yard setback and 3.11 for accessory buildings. The property involved is located at 8725 E Oak Drive in Ensley Township, and is also known as Permanent Parcel No. 24-24-23-240-018. In addition to public comments at the hearing, the Zoning Board of Appeals will consider any written comments delivered to it up until the time of the hearing. A full copy of the application can be inspected or purchased at the township Hall during normal business hours. 

Cynthia Harwood,

Ensley Township Clerk 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

FILING OF PETITIONS FOR OFFICES

The deadline for filing petitions for candidacy for the November 5, 2024, General Election is Tuesday, July 23, 2024, by 4:00 PM.

Offices to be filled:

1 Mayor Two-year term ending 

November 2026 

2 Councilmembers 

Four-year terms ending 

November 2028

Petitions are available at the City Offices, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, Michigan, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

ZONING ORDINANCE UPDATE

Garfield Township Board has approved the following language change to the zoning ordinance Section 24.9. Township Property Within Flood Hazard Zone: Property within a flood hazard area zone owned by the Township shall remain as open space and shall be and hereby is designated a “natural area” open and available for public use. The ordinance will take effect upon publication on June 19th, 2024. 

The ordinance is available to be inspected at Garfield Township or via email, garfieldtownship@gmail.com

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CITY OF GRANT

NOTICE OF VACANCY

CHIEF OF POLICE

The City of Grant is accepting applications to fill the position of Police Chief until 12:00 noon on Friday, June 28, 2024. Individuals interested in the position can view the application and job description online at www.cityofgrantmi.com. These documents are also available at the Grant City Offices, located at 280 S Maple St (M-37). The City of Grant is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IS SEEKING A 

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL COACH, FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL COACH, MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY COACH

Please see our website at www.grantps.net for details regarding the position.

Grant Administration Office

Attn: Ronica Garrod

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, MI 49327

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on June 12, 2024
 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

OF HESPERIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF HESPERIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

DATE OF MEETING: June 24, 2024

PLACE OF MEETING: Hesperia Community School 

High School Media Center 

96 S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M.

TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE

SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE: 231-854-6185

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

MINUTES ARE LOCATED AT: 96 S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

A COPY OF THE PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

INCLUDING THE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX

MILLAGE RATE IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC 

INSPECTION DURING NORMAL BUSINESS

HOURS AT: 

96. S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

PURPOSES OF MEETING:

1. Public discussion on the proposed 2024-2025 budget. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-2025 budget until after the public hearing. 

Michelle Allen 

Secretary, Board of Education of 

Hesperia Community Schools

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Ashland Township

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR LITTLE SAND LAKE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT 2023-2032 

TO: The residents and property owners of the Township of Ashland, Newaygo County, Michigan, owners of land within the special assessment district and any other interested persons:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Assessing Officer has prepared and filed in the office of the Township Clerk for public examination a special assessment roll covering those properties within the Little Sand Lake Special Assessment District 2023-2032 which has been defined as: 

“All lands with shoreline property on Little Sand Lake within the Township. “Shoreline property” for purposes of this district does not include backlot owners with shared access via easement/road end or otherwise”. 

The roll has been prepared for the purposes of assessing the costs as shown on the plans and estimate of costs on file with the township clerk. Each parcel of benefitted property shall be assessed $496.00 per parcel for the initial year. In accordance with PA 188 of 1952, the Board intends to assess this amount each year against the benefitted parcels. The Board may furthermore reduce or raise the annual assessment in subsequent years, and may choose not to assess at all. The Board will provide notice of the annual assessment in subsequent years in accordance with PA 188 of 1952. For further information you are invited to examine the roll. 

The Township Board will meet at the Ashland Township Hall at 2019 W. 120th Street, Grant, MI within the Township on July 9, 2024, commencing at 7:30 p.m. to review the special assessment roll, to consider any objections thereto, and to confirm the roll as submitted or revised or amended. The roll may be examined at the office of the Township Clerk at the Township Hall during regular business hours of regular business days until the time of the hearing and may be examined at the hearing. 

An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment in writing, or may file his or her appearance and protest by letter before the hearing, and in that event, personal appearance shall not be required. The owners or any person having in interest in the real property who protests in writing at or before the hearing may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the State Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the special assessment roll is confirmed. 

After the public hearing, the Township Board may confirm the roll as submitted or as revised or amended; may provide for payment of special assessments with interest; and may provide by resolution for such other matters as are permitted by law with regard to special assessments pursuant to PA 188 of 1954, as amended. 

All interested persons are invited to be present at the hearing to submit comments. Ashland Township will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed material being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four (4) days notice to the Ashland Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Ashland Township Clerk, Shelly Boerema, at the address or telephone number listed below. 

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema, Clerk 

2019 W. 120th St., Grant, MI 49327 • 231-834-7535 • clerk@ashtwp.comwww.ashtwp.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY

County of Newaygo, Michigan

ON THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2024-2025

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE LIBRARY DISTRICT OF THE GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY, Newaygo County, Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, the 18th day of June, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room, Grant Area District Library, 122 Elder St., Grant, Michigan, to consider the approval and adoption of the operating budget of the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY for the fiscal year 2024-2025.

Copies of the proposed budget are on file with the Library Director at the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY, 122 Elder Street, Grant, Michigan, for inspection during regular library hours. At the public hearing, all citizens, taxpayers, and property owners of the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY, comprised of all territory located in the City of Grant, Ashland Township, Grant Township and the Grant Public Schools, Counties of Newaygo, Kent, Muskegon, Michigan with the exception of territory located in the jurisdictional limits of the Fremont Area District Library, the Kent District Library, and the Muskegon Area District Library, shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in regard to the approval of the budget.

THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT OF THIS HEARING.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Trustees of the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY, Newaygo County, Michigan.

Marie Hall, Secretary, Board of Trustees

Grant Area District Library

The Board of Trustees of the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY by writing or calling the Library Director at least 5 days prior to the hearing at the following:

Phone: 231 834-5713

Address: 122 Elder Street, Grant, Michigan 49327

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 24, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at White Cloud, Michigan, the Board of Education of White Cloud Public Schools will hold a public hearing in room 306 of the high school to consider the District’s proposed 2024-2025 budget.

The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-2025 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2024-2025 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during the normal business hours at White Cloud Public Schools Administrative Office, 555 Wilcox Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Elaine Engel, Secretary

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HESPERIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Board of the Hesperia Community Library will hold a public hearing as part of the regularly scheduled Library Board meeting at 4:30 P.M. at the Hesperia Community Library located at 80 S. Division, Hesperia, MI 49421 to review a proposed budget and general appropriations act for the Library for the July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 fiscal year and to hear comments on the budget from the public.

The Board may not adopt its proposed budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the library. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing regarding the proposed budget. 

The property tax millage rate to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Hesperia Community Library Board. 

HESPERIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOARD

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HOLTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 24, 2024 at 5:00 o’clock p.m., at Holton Public Schools District Services Building, 6500 Fourth Street, Holton, Michigan, the Board of Education of Holton Public Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2024-2025 budget.

The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-2025 budget until after a public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2024-2025 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during normal business hours at 6500 Fourth Street, Holton, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Sarah Hippler, Secretary

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

1988 N. Wisner Ave.

White Cloud, Mi 49349

Date of Meeting: June 20, 2024

Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM

Purpose of the Meeting: Lot Size and Setback Ordinance Amendment

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE 

OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN

[Various Lot Dimensional Amendments]

Signature of the Township Clerk: Jackie E Bulson

Time and Date of Posting: May 30, 2024 2:00 pm

This notice is posted in compliance with PA267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A copy of this notice is on file in the office of the Clerk 

231-679-1226 or

lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com
 


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NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: RECREATIONAL PICNIC AREA

DRIVE AND PARKING

BIDS DUE: JUNE 28, 2024

Sheridan Charter Township is seeking sealed bids for the construction of a loop drive and parking areas for a recreational picnic area to be built west of the existing Township Parkway. Drive to be a minimum of 16 feet in width, graded to 20 feet, with 40’ x 100’ and 40’ x 40’ parking areas. Drive and parking areas should be constructed with a minimum 12 inch subbase of 95% compacted MDOT Class II granular material topped with a minimum of 4 inches 98% compacted MDOT 22A aggregate. For scaled design sketch and inquiries please contact Peter Lance, Supervisor, at (231) 924-2566/sctsupza@gmail.com. Licensed and insured excavators may submit bids to: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, Sheridan Charter Township PO Box 53 Fremont, MI 49412.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on May 29, 2024
 

PUBLIC NOTICE

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP

The Sherman Township Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Sherman Township Hall, 2168 S. Wisner, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to consider requests for a variance. Applicant on property located at 3946 Sherman, Ryerson Lake (RE: Property Tax #62-14-28-498-046) has submitted an appeal to a zoning permit denial. There is a request for a variance from section 3.02 (9) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow the building of a pole barn on property that is not directly across the street right of way from the owner’s dwelling. 

Jamie Kukal

Sherman Township Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

ENSLEY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION 

On June 24, 2024, the Planning Commission for Ensley Township in Newaygo County, Michigan, will be holding a public hearing at the Ensley Township Hall located at 7163 120th Avenue, Sand Lake, Michigan 49343 regarding the proposed amendment to the ordinance for short term rentals. A full copy of the proposed ordinance can be inspected, purchased or reviewed at the Township Hall during normal business hours or by contacting the Ensley Township Clerk, Cindy Harwood, at (616) 636-8510. Members of the public are welcome to attend and comment at the public hearing. Written materials will be accepted by the Planning Commission up until the time of the public hearing. Please direct any questions before the meeting to the Township Clerk at (616) 636-8510.

Cynthia Harwood

Ensley Township Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Family Health Care – 

Grant Public Schools Child 

and Adolescent Health Center Community Advisory Council

will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Grant Public Schools administration building. The meeting is open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, please call (231) 834-1350. The meeting will also be available virtually by logging on to meet.google.com/VXG-OCBA-BQH or call (929) 251-5532 using code 560340384#.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

FOR THE CITY OF FREMONT, MI ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2024/25 OPERATING/CAPITAL BUDGET

& 2024 PROPERTY TAX RATE

On June 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM, the Fremont City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex at 101 E. Main Street to consider the proposed Fiscal Year 24/25 Operating/Capital Budgets for: 

City of Fremont 

Downtown Development Authority

The City Council may not adopt the proposed 2024/2025 Budgets until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed budget including the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s Office, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, Michigan. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this hearing. The proposed property tax millage rate is 15.0 mills, unchanged from last fiscal year, but with property valuation increases the proposed property tax rate will increase property tax revenue by 4.54%. 

This notice is given by order of the Fremont City Council. 

Vicci TerVeer

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON ESTABLISHING & ORDERING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR FREMONT LAKE INVASIVE WEED CONTROL CITY OF FREMONT, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution to be considered by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan on June 3, 2024, a Resolution relative to consideration, for the establishing and ordering of a special assessment district to help cover costs associated with the control of invasive weeds in Fremont Lake and that the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of reviewing said special assessment and hearing objections thereto, in the City Council Room of the City Hall, 101 East Main Street between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024 at which time and place any persons interested therein may present written or oral objections thereto.

Dated this 17th day of May 2024

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk----

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FREMONT CITY RESIDENTS

GRASS & WEED CONTROL

Notice is hereby given that the Weed Control Map for the City of Fremont for the 2024 season has been filed with the City Clerk. The growth of grass and weeds as defined by Section 16-16 of the Fremont City Code may not exceed nine (9) inches in height. It is the intention of the officers and employees of the City of Fremont to enforce this Ordinance in the areas indicated on the Weed Control Map. Copies of the Map and the Ordinance are available at the Fremont City Offices.

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk-

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

BUDGET HEARING

The Lilley Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 at Lilley Township Multi-Purpose Building, 10767 N. Prospect, Bitely, Michigan on June 3, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. 

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this year.

A copy of the budget is available for public inspection in the Clerk’s Office at 10767 N. Prospect (Multi-Purpose Bldg.) Bitely, MI. The hearing will be one half hour before the Regular Township Meeting.

Fran Nelson, Lilley Township Clerk

231-345-6381

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Attention Sherman Township Residents:

The Sherman Township Board will appoint the following 

positions at the June 3,2024, meeting:

Assessor 1 position, 2-year term

Sewer Authority 

Board Representative 1 member; 2-year term

Library Representative 1 member; 2-year term 

If you are interested in any of these positions, 

submit your name, address, and phone number in writing by June 2, 2024 to:

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

2168 S Wisner Ave • Fremont, MI 49412

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Michigan Department of Transportation

CONCRETE CURB REPLACEMENT

M-82 FROM WEST OF GERBER ST TO SOUTH OF APACHE DRIVE, CITY OF FREMONT

BID PROPOSAL

This work is being bid out by the City of Fremont on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation for the removal and replacement of concrete curb along M-82 from west of Gerber St to south of Apache Drive in the City of Fremont. 

This work is contingent upon securing funding. No work should begin without a final approval from Kyle Knoop, Michigan Department of Transportation’s Maintenance Coordinator. 

The contractor shall not begin this work until on or after July 2, 2024, and shall start no later than August 5th 2024. The contractor will have three continuous weeks to complete this work once work begins. 

Work shall take place only Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. No work shall take place on M-82 south of Apache Drive August 3, 2024 through August 10, 2024 with all work on the fairground access either not started or totally completed to accommodate the Newaygo County Fair. No work shall take place between July 16, 2024 and July 21, 2024 to accommodate the Gerber Baby Food Festival with all work on Main St (M-82 east/west) between Weaver Ave and Mechanic Ave either complete or not started during this period. 

Description of Work:

This work consists of:

• Removing existing curb in intermittent locations including adjoining pavement, sod and embankment necessary for forming. A 2’ width of pavement and a 3’ width of embankment per foot of curb is anticipated to be removed in the quantities shown. 

• Constructing:

o Type E4 Curb in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-30-G in all Main Street (M-82 east/west) locations. 

o Type C2 in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-30-G in all Stewart Street (M-82 north/south) locations apart from the fairground driveway opening.

o a Detail L concrete driveway opening in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-29-J at the south fairground driveway opening.

• Restoring:

o Embankment behind curb

o Restoring with 4” minimum topsoil, seed, mulch, and fertilizer behind the new curb

o Placing HMA hand patch with compaction in 2” lifts in front of the new curb

• Providing single lane closures maintained by shifts and shoulder closures in accordance with the attached details with a maximum length of 1600’ to perform the work. Do not place any traffic control within 75’ of the railroad track. 

Curb removal limits and top of curb grades will be staked by others. 

Work shall be performed in accordance with MDOTs 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction.

Coordination Clause:

The Contractor is advised that other projects in the vicinity may be under construction during the life of this contract. The Contractor is reminded of the requirements in Section 104.08 of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction to cooperate with other contractors, utility companies and public agencies.

Insurance:

Insurance Requirements are as per MDOT 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction. 

Estimated Quantities:

All work necessary to complete this project shall be paid as a single LUMP SUM. Estimated quantities are as follows:

Curb and Gutter, Rem 723 Lft at = $______.__ Lft = $___________.____

Excavation, Earth 165 Cyd at = $______.__ Cyd = $___________.____

Pavement Rem 165 Syd at = $______.__ Syd = $___________.____

Concrete Curb, Det E4 670 Lft at = $______.__ Lft = $___________.____ 

Concrete Curb, Det C2 64 Lft at = $______.__Lft = $___________.____

Concrete Curb Opening, Det L 15 Lft at $______.___Lft = $___________.____

Hand Patching 91 tons at $______.___ton = $___________.____

Lawn Restoration 248 Syd at $______.___Syd = $___________.____

Traffic Control 1 Ls = $_________.___ = $ __________._____

BID TOTAL = $ ___________.______

Bidders must submit proposals by noon on Wednesday June 19th and are to be submitted to the City Manager, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, Michigan 49412. Please call Brian Hettinger or Todd Blake @ 231-924-2101 if you have questions. The City plans to award a bid at their July 1st Council meeting. The City reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-25 BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT ON Monday, June 24, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. the Newaygo County RESA Board of Education will hold a public hearing to consider the District’s proposed 2024-25 budget. The meeting will be held at the Educational Service Center, 4747 W. 48th St., Fremont, Michigan;

The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-25 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2024-25 budget is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Superintendent’s Office, 4747 W. 48th Street, Fremont, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Nicole Klomp, Secretary Pro Tem

Board of Education

May 22, 2024

Newaygo County RESA does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristics in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies, as required in Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Equal Pay Act.

Regular Board of Education meetings, Organizational Meetings, and Public Hearings are open to the public. 

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for participation in this meeting should contact the Superintendent’s office, at least 5 (five) days in advance of the meeting to request assistance.

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council - April 8, 2024

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Fedell called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. The meeting was held at City Hall located at 28 N. State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337.

Presiding officer: Mayor Fedell; Secretary: Clerk, Kim Goodin

Roll Call: Present: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk; Absent: None

Motion by Burns, second by Johnson to approve amended agenda adding “April Pickard” under Reserved Time. AIF/MC

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 03/11/2024, approval of accounts payable. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Johnson, second by Walerczyk to approve the Newaygo County Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Mutual Aid Agreement. AIF/MC 

Motion by Johnson, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2024-22 to purchase, acquire, and construct capital improvements and to publish notice of intent to issue Municipal Securities for funding of the Wood St. Water Main Project. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

Motion by Engemann, second by Black to approve Resolution 2024-23 which approves the NCRA Budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve the contract between the City of Newaygo and Rieth-Riley for the asphalt resurfacing along Croton Rd from M-37 to the east City limits. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED Schneider stated that he was able to secure a grant to pay for approximately . of the resurfacing project.

Schneider stated that the Public Safety Study was complete and that the entire study had been emailed to all Council Members and that a copy of the Executive Summary was included in their packets. He discussed the highlights of the study and said that he is working with the consultant that did the study to arrange a time for him to come to Newaygo and present study results to Council, Brooks Township Board, Fire District Board, and the Public Safety Committee. 

Schneider went over the budget in detail; discussed some highlights and explained some revenue and expenditures.

Newaygo Public Schools Superintendent, Ben Gilpin, was present and discussed the upcoming School Bond Proposal Election on May 7, 2024.

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Burns to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 PM. AIF/MC

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY April 24, 2024 9:30 A.M. CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Chairperson Bryan Kolk, at 9:30 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Paul Mellema. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Ken DeLaat, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT James Maike (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-145 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the agenda for April 24, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 24-146 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated April 24, 2024, including: the regular meeting minutes dated April 10, 2024; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated April 17, 2024; the March 2024 Check Register; the March 2024 Budget Report. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-147 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adopt the 2024 Newaygo County Equalization Report as submitted by the Newaygo County Equalization Department: Real Property $3,261,936,255 Personal Property $147,958,900 Total Equalized Value $3,261,936,155 Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul, Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Ken DeLaat, Chairperson, reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 24-126 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to enter into a 15-month software agreement with Placer.ai, to start no later than October 1, 2024, at an amount not to exceed $29,900.00, and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all of the necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-133 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the creation of a second FOC Court Clerk/CEO Position (#1410017 – Fund 215) at a pay grade 5, defund a Deputy Court Collections Clerk Position (#1314003), and defund a Client Services Assistant Position (#1410009) and amend the Trial Courts Manning Table accordingly. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners April 24, 2024 MOTION NUMBER 24-134 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the submission of the FY25 Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) Compliance Plan & Cost Analysis Renewal (grant request/application). Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-141 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve Resolution # 04-014-24 naming West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) as Newaygo County’s Designated Planning Agency for the Regional Materials Management Process, and accepts the proposed scope of work and costs dated April 10, 2024, and authorizes the County Administration to sign any and all the necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-142 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the FY 2024 Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant agreement, and authorize the Board of Public Works Chair to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-143 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the 2024 Electronic Scrap Collection Agreement with Padnos for the Hazardous Waste Cleanup event, and authorize the Board of Public Works Chair to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS MOTION NO 24-148 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve Resolution #04-015-24 opposing the FY 2025 Governor’s recommended budget for the reduction of operational funding to the Michigan Conservation Districts and the elimination of local administration of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. CLOSED SESSION MOTION NO. 24-149 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adjourn to closed session at 10:35 a.m. pursuant to MCL 15.268(1)(e) to consult with its attorney regarding trial or settlement strategy in connection with pending litigation in the case of Lane Myers v Christopher Wren, et al, Case No. 1:22-cv-00748 (6th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 22-2148/23-1807) because an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigating or settlement position of the County. Roll Call Vote: Ken DeLaat – aye, Charles Trapp – aye, Mike Kruithoff - aye, Brenda Bird – aye, Paul Mellema – aye, Bryan Kolk – aye. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. OPEN SESSION MOTION NO. 24-150 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to return to open session at 10:57 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-151 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Brenda Bird, to adjourn the meeting at 10:58 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – James Maike. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED May 8, 2024 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on June 5, 2024

 

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 24, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at White Cloud, Michigan, the Board of Education of White Cloud Public Schools will hold a public hearing in room 306 of the high school to consider the District’s proposed 2024-2025 budget.

The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-2025 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2024-2025 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during the normal business hours at White Cloud Public Schools Administrative Office, 555 Wilcox Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Elaine Engel, Secretary

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WHITE CLOUD COMMUNITY LIBRARY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 12:45 pm, at the White Cloud Community Library, 1038 E. Wilcox Ave, White Cloud, Michigan, the District Library Board of Trustees of White Cloud Community Library will hold a public hearing to consider the Library’s proposed budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. 

The Board may not adopt its proposed budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Library. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing regarding the proposed budget. 

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the 

WHITE CLOUD COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOARD

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PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET FOR 2024-2025 FISCAL YEAR

The White Cloud Sherman Utilities Authority (the “Authority”) will hold a public hearing on the Authority’s annual 2024-2025 budget at the Authority offices located at 60 W Baseline, White Cloud, MI 49349. The public hearing on the annual budget will be held on June 12, 2024 at 1:15 PM. The proposed budget is supported by revenues of the Authority sewer system. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Authority office prior to the hearing.

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

At their next regularly scheduled meeting, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will be considering for adoption Ordinance 24-05 and as summarized below. The meeting will take place on June 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as appropriate at the Township Hall, 6360 S. Township Parkway, Fremont, Michigan 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon 5 days notice, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered, to those individuals with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting.

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Sheridan Charter Township Board by writing or calling the following: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566.

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP• NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 24-05

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF 

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SHERIDAN ORDAINS THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE MAP

The Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Fremont, Michigan; Dayton Township, Fremont, Michigan; and Sheridan Charter Township, Fremont, Michigan, as adopted by the above jurisdictions and effective January 7, 2013, is hereby amended as recommended by the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission at their April 9, 2024 meeting and as outlined below. 

Section 1. Amendment

The zoning district designation for the following property is hereby amended from the current designation of R-4 Neighborhood Residential District to the new designation of -C-2 Urban Commercial District – A, which is a conditional rezoning to allow a Contractor Office and an Indoor Recreation Facility as permitted uses:

Property Legal Description

CITY OF FREMONT

ROZEMA’S ADDN

LOT 1 EXC W 3 FT

ALSO an area described as commencing at the SE corner of Lot 1 of Block 4 of Rozema’s Addn, thence S 25 ft., thence W 167.08 ft., thence N 25 ft., thence E 167.08 ft. to the POB.

Parcel number: 62-17-02-254-008

Common address: 505 S Division Ave

Fremont, MI 49412

A copy of the map delineating the affected property will be on file with the City Zoning Department. The Official Zoning Map of the City of Fremont, Dayton Township and Sheridan Charter Township shall be amended to reflect the above change. The Conditional Rezoning Agreement in relation to the subject property will also be on file with the City of Fremont.

Section 2. Effect 

This Ordinance shall take effect, upon the adoption by the City of Fremont and the Dayton Township Board of the same amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance as referenced above, ten (10) days after the date of publication. 

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

At their next regularly scheduled meeting, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will be considering for adoption Ordinance 24-04 and as summarized below. The meeting will take place on June 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as appropriate at the Township Hall, 6360 S. Township Parkway, Fremont, Michigan. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon 5 days notice, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered, to those individuals with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting.

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Sheridan Charter Township Board by writing or calling the following: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566.

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP• NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 24-04

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF 

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SHERIDAN ORDAINS THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

The Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fremont, Michigan; Dayton Township, Fremont, Michigan; and Sheridan Charter Township, Fremont, Michigan, as adopted by the above jurisdictions and effective January 7, 2013, is hereby amended as recommended by the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission at their April 23, 2024 meeting and as outlined below. The new language is italicized, and the language that is proposed for deletion is crossed-out.

Ch. 6, Article 5: Multiple Family District, Section 6-5.05: Accessory Provisions:

Section 1. Amendment

Parking See Chapter 3 “General Provisions” for General Requirements

Location No parking shall be permitted in a front yard unless no other location or parking arrangement is possible provided that the location of parking ensures compatibility with surrounding building lines and the pedestrian environment of the site and area. See exceptions below.

Parking for residential dwellings with up to three (3) dwelling units may be located in the front yard provided the following: 

• Parking is accommodated by single or shared driveways serving individual dwelling units. 

• No more than thirty (30) percent of the front yard may be used for parking, including driveways. Vehicles may not be parked or stored upon any lawn or landscaped area within the front yard.

• Covered parking is not permitted. 

Parking for financial, medical, and professional office and related services may be located in the front yard if the use fronts upon E. Main St. or N. Stone Rd. 

A copy of the exact text will be on file with the Sheridan Charter Township Zoning Official. The Joint Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fremont, Dayton Township and Sheridan Charter Township shall be amended to reflect the above change. 

Section 2. Effect 

This Ordinance shall take effect, upon the adoption by the City of Fremont and the Dayton Township Board of the same amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance as referenced above, ten (10) days after the date of publication. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Proposed 2024 - 2025 Budget

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a Public Hearing regarding the proposed 2024 - 2025 budget at a special meeting of the Newaygo Public School District Board of Education.

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2024

Place of Meeting: Newaygo High School Library 

200 East Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

Hour of Meeting: 6:00 p.m.

Telephone Number of the

Superintendent’s Office: 231-652-6984

Board of Education Meeting 

Minutes are located at: 360 S Mill Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

A copy of the proposed 2024 - 2025 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during normal business hours at: 

360 S Mill Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

Purposes of Meeting:

1. Public discussion on the proposed 2024-2025 budget. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2023 - 2024 budget until after the public hearing.

Vince Grodus, President, Board of Education

Newaygo Public School District

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NC RESA BIDS WANTED

Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency is soliciting quotations for outdoor signage for all buildings. The full bid packet can be viewed at www.ncresa.org/signagerfp Bids must be received in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Signage Bid” and mailed to 4747 West 48th Street Fremont MI 49412 Attn: Michelle Dubois no later than 11:00am EST June 19th, 2024. There is no pre-bid meeting scheduled. For visiting the site, please contact mdubois@ncresa.org. NC RESA reserves the right to accept, reject any or all bids in whole or in part as it sees fit. 

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MERRILL TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Description of the request: establish an area on noted property to display and sell Manufactured Sheds.

Identification/address of the property that is the subject of the request for Manufactured Shed sales area:

5942 N WOODBRIDGE DR.,

Bitely, MI 49309

The Merrill Township Planning Committee, in accordance with the Merrill Township Zoning Ordinance and statutes of the State of Michigan, will hold a public hearing.

Date/Time:

Thursday June 20, 2024, at 7:00pm.

Location:

Merrill Township Community Complex

1585 W. 11 Mile Road 

Bitely, Michigan 49309

This public hearing is to receive comments on the following Special Use Application from Clark and Tammy Smith, (property owners) at parcel # 62-06-25-400-003, 5942 N Woodbridge, Dr., Bitely, MI 49309. This property is located along M-37 between 7 and 8 Mile Rd. Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory.

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72A(2)(3) AND THE Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Merrill Township Clerk. Please submit written comments concerning the request to the township clerk prior to the meeting.

Merrill Township Clerk

Tabatha Glezman • 517-304-1885

Email: Clerk@merrilltownship.com

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Middle School Counselor 

or Social Worker

Please see full posting at

www.grantps.net

Anyone interested in this position should send a letter of interest, resume and credentials by noon on June 10, 2024, to:

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE 

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed 2024-25 budget at a special meeting of the Grant Public Schools Board of Education.

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 24, 2024

Place of Meeting: Grant Fine Arts Center 

331 E. State Street 

Grant, MI 49327

Time of Meeting: 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Number

Board Office: 231-834-5621

The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-25 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2024-25 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during normal business hours at:

Board Administration Office

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, Michigan

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. 

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Danette Obenauf, Board Secretary

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FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Two Four-Year Terms

One Two-Year Term

One Six-Year Term

District residents interested in seeking election to the Fremont Public Schools Board of Education are encouraged to contact the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office (in White Cloud) for a candidate’s petition and filing documents or to get information on the filing and election process, under the Michigan Election Law. If you have any questions, call the Newaygo County Clerk’s office at 231-689-7235.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for filing petitions is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office (in White Cloud). The election date is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Proposed 2024-25 Budget

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a Public Hearing regarding the proposed 2024-25 budget at the regular meeting of the Fremont Board of Education of Fremont Public Schools.

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2024

Place of Meeting: Administration Building 

450 E. Pine Street 

Fremont, MI 49412

Hour of Meeting: 6:15 p.m.

Telephone Number of the

Superintendent’s Office: 231-924-2350

Board of Education Meeting

Minutes are located at: 450 E. Pine Street 

Fremont, MI 49412

A copy of the proposed 2024-25 budget, 

including the proposed property tax millage

rate, is available for public inspection during

normal business hours at: 450 E. Pine Street

Purposes of Meeting:

1. Public discussion on the proposed 2024-25 budget. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2024-25 budget until after the public hearing.

Kim Rasch, Secretary

Board of Education, Fremont Public School

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

At their scheduled meeting on June 25, 2024, the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission (FCJPC) will conduct two public hearings. Following are the details of such hearings:

1. Proposed map amendment (rezoning) to consider a change of the zoning classification of the approx. 30 acre parcel located at 600 Market Ave (62-13-34-400-087) in the City of Fremont, from the current O-MU Mixed Use District to the R-MHP Manufactured Home Park District. 

2. Proposed map amendment (rezoning) to consider a change of the zoning classification of the approx. 30 acre parcel located at 2717 S. Dickinson Ave (62-13-19-200-006) in Dayton Township, from the current AG-1 Agricultural Preservation District to the R-LD Lake Residential District.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 E. Main St. Fremont, MI 49412. Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Comments can be directed to the JZBA through Peter Lance, Township Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2566/9509, or Andy Harrington, City Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, at any time prior to the meeting date. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Andy Harrington, Zoning Administrator, 101 E. Main, Fremont, MI 49412, or (231) 924-2101. 

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SPECIAL LAND USE

CONTRACTOR’S OFFICES AND STORAGE YARD - SMARTCOMM LLC

JULY 8, 2024 • 7:00 PM

THE REQUEST:

Gerry Rich is the president of SMARTCOMM LLC and is bringing a request for a special land use in building a Contractor office and storage yard. The proposed site includes property currently owned by “7-Mile Truck and Trailer Repair Inc.” (10470 S. Warner Ave., Fremont, MI) and is operated by Jeffery Collins. The site is part of two properties (62-21-12-100-028 and 62-21-12-100-027). Both of these properties are currently zoned B-1 Local Business where a “Contractor office and storage yard” is an allowable use with a special land use Chapter 7, Section 7.02, Table of Uses. A proposed site plan is able to be viewed at the Bridgeton Township Hall, 11830 S. Warner Ave., Grant, MI 49327. Any correspondence regarding this request should be addressed to that same address.

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NOTICE OF ZONING ORDINANCE

AMENDMENTS ADOPTION

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

On May 14, 2024, the Township Board for Big Prairie Township adopted several new amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. More specifically, the enacted amendments include the addition of a new and additional Chapter 10-B creating and involving the new MU-Mixed Use zoning district which will be located in land area Section 3 of Big Prairie Township with the new Chapter including permitted uses, special land uses, performance standards, residential and commercial business uses on the same parcel or lot, the schedule of zoning district regulations and other matters, a new and additional Subsection 17.03C regarding expansion of lawful nonconforming uses, a new and additional Subsection 1.04H regarding ordinance interpretation, the addition of definitions of “short-term rental” and “STR lot” to be added to Section 2.20 of the Zoning Ordinance, a new and additional Section 3.42 being added to the Zoning Ordinance regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 5.02G regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 6.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 7.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new Subsection 8.02F regarding short-term rentals and adding a new and additional Subsection 10.02O regarding short-term rentals. Such new zoning amendments are included in two different documents/ordinances/ ordinance amendments, which are formal amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. A full copy of the enacted amendments (as well as the existing Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance) can be obtained, inspected, reviewed or purchased at the Big Prairie Township Hall at 2815 S. Elm Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan 49349 during normal business hours or by contacting Big Prairie Township Clerk Judy Baker at 231-689-1385. The new zoning amendments will become effective upon the expiration of 7 days after this notice appears in the newspaper. 

Respectfully submitted by,

Judy Baker, Big Prairie Township Clerk • 231-689-1385---

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Michigan Department of Transportation

CONCRETE CURB REPLACEMENT

M-82 FROM WEST OF GERBER ST TO SOUTH OF APACHE DRIVE, CITY OF FREMONT

BID PROPOSAL

This work is being bid out by the City of Fremont on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation for the removal and replacement of concrete curb along M-82 from west of Gerber St to south of Apache Drive in the City of Fremont. 

This work is contingent upon securing funding. No work should begin without a final approval from Kyle Knoop, Michigan Department of Transportation’s Maintenance Coordinator. 

The contractor shall not begin this work until on or after July 2, 2024, and shall start no later than August 5th 2024. The contractor will have three continuous weeks to complete this work once work begins. 

Work shall take place only Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. No work shall take place on M-82 south of Apache Drive August 3, 2024 through August 10, 2024 with all work on the fairground access either not started or totally completed to accommodate the Newaygo County Fair. No work shall take place between July 16, 2024 and July 21, 2024 to accommodate the Gerber Baby Food Festival with all work on Main St (M-82 east/west) between Weaver Ave and Mechanic Ave either complete or not started during this period. 

Description of Work:

This work consists of:

• Removing existing curb in intermittent locations including adjoining pavement, sod and embankment necessary for forming. A 2’ width of pavement and a 3’ width of embankment per foot of curb is anticipated to be removed in the quantities shown. 

• Constructing:

o Type E4 Curb in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-30-G in all Main Street (M-82 east/west) locations. 

o Type C2 in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-30-G in all Stewart Street (M-82 north/south) locations apart from the fairground driveway opening.

o a Detail L concrete driveway opening in accordance with MDOT Standard Plan R-29-J at the south fairground driveway opening.

• Restoring:

o Embankment behind curb

o Restoring with 4” minimum topsoil, seed, mulch, and fertilizer behind the new curb

o Placing HMA hand patch with compaction in 2” lifts in front of the new curb

• Providing single lane closures maintained by shifts and shoulder closures in accordance with the attached details with a maximum length of 1600’ to perform the work. Do not place any traffic control within 75’ of the railroad track. 

Curb removal limits and top of curb grades will be staked by others. 

Work shall be performed in accordance with MDOTs 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction.

Coordination Clause:

The Contractor is advised that other projects in the vicinity may be under construction during the life of this contract. The Contractor is reminded of the requirements in Section 104.08 of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction to cooperate with other contractors, utility companies and public agencies.

Insurance:

Insurance Requirements are as per MDOT 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction. 

Estimated Quantities:

All work necessary to complete this project shall be paid as a single LUMP SUM. Estimated quantities are as follows:

Curb and Gutter, Rem 723 Lft at = $______.__ Lft = $___________.____

Excavation, Earth 165 Cyd at = $______.__ Cyd = $___________.____

Pavement Rem 165 Syd at = $______.__ Syd = $___________.____

Concrete Curb, Det E4 670 Lft at = $______.__ Lft = $___________.____ 

Concrete Curb, Det C2 64 Lft at = $______.__Lft = $___________.____

Concrete Curb Opening, Det L 15 Lft at $______.___Lft = $___________.____

Hand Patching 91 tons at $______.___ton = $___________.____

Lawn Restoration 248 Syd at $______.___Syd = $___________.____

Traffic Control 1 Ls = $_________.___ = $ __________._____

BID TOTAL = $ ___________.______

Bidders must submit proposals by noon on Wednesday June 19th and are to be submitted to the City Manager, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, Michigan 49412. Please call Brian Hettinger or Todd Blake @ 231-924-2101 if you have questions. The City plans to award a bid at their July 1st Council meeting. The City reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

 NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: RECREATIONAL PICNIC AREA

DRIVE AND PARKING

BIDS DUE: JUNE 28, 2024

Sheridan Charter Township is seeking sealed bids for the construction of a loop drive and parking areas for a recreational picnic area to be built west of the existing Township Parkway. Drive to be a minimum of 16 feet in width, graded to 20 feet, with 40’ x 100’ and 40’ x 40’ parking areas. Drive and parking areas should be constructed with a minimum 12 inch subbase of 95% compacted MDOT Class II granular material topped with a minimum of 4 inches 98% compacted MDOT 22A aggregate. For scaled design sketch and inquiries please contact Peter Lance, Supervisor, at (231) 924-2566/sctsupza@gmail.com. Licensed and insured excavators may submit bids to: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, Sheridan Charter Township PO Box 53 Fremont, MI 49412.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on May 22, 2024

NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: Wilcox Township Hall Addition and Renovations

1795 N. Evergreen

White Cloud, MI 49349

SCOPE OF WORK: The renovation and addition to the existing Wilcox Township Hall.

PROJECT MANAGER:

Paul Schroeder, Township Supervisor

PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS:

Are available per emailed upon request - mark@mwhacker.com or phone 231-206-2755.

Sealed proposals for all work categories as described herein will be received on behalf of Wilcox Township no later than Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

A bid bond security will be required.

A Performance Bond and Payment Bond may be required.

There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 8:30 am at the Wilcox Township Hall.

All questions are to be directed to the Architect’s Representative at 231-206-2755 or mark@mwhacker.com.

Do NOT contact the Township unless directed by the Architects Representative.

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Attention Sherman Township Residents:

The Sherman Township Board will appoint the following 

positions at the June 3,2024, meeting:

Assessor 1 position, 2-year term

Sewer Authority 

Board Representative 1 member; 2-year term

Library Representative 1 member; 2-year term 

If you are interested in any of these positions, 

submit your name, address, and phone number in writing by June 2, 2024 to:

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

2168 S Wisner Ave • Fremont, MI 49412

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Newaygo City Council, Newaygo County, Michigan, has tentatively declared its intent to pay the costs and expenses of providing fire motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and fire protection for the period commencing July 01, 2024, through June 30, 2025 (the “Assessment Period”) by specially assessing taxable real property located within the City receiving fire protection services pursuant to a Fire Protection Agreement dated July 02, 1981, as amended by further agreements dated September 21, 1987, September 21, 1992, June 16, 1997, June 21, 1999, June 18, 2001, June 16, 2003, April 19, 2004, January 8, 2007,and October 18, 2011 between the City of Newaygo, Township of Brooks and the Township of Garfield (collectively the “Municipalities”). The latest amended agreement of January 5, 2017 removes Garfield Township from the agreement and only provides the joint provisions of fire protections services to the City of Newaygo and Brooks Township. The special assessment would be levied pursuant to Act 33 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1951, as amended. The City of Newaygo has estimated the total amount to be assessed for the Assessment Period is $115,287.91 i.e. 1.75705 mills of the taxable value of all taxable real property included in the special assessment district. The City of Newaygo has designated a special assessment district to include all taxable real property within the City (the “District”).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Assessor or his designee of the City of Newaygo has made and certified a special assessment roll (the “Roll”) which Roll sets forth the special assessment for each parcel of taxable real property included within the District. A copy of the Roll is on file with the City Clerk.

TAKE NOTICE that the City of Newaygo will hold a public hearing on June 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm, local time, at the Newaygo City Hall, located at 28 N. State Rd., Newaygo, MI, to review and hear any objections to the Roll.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a person must either appear and object at the public hearing or submit a letter of appearance and objection to the City prior to the public hearing in order to protect his/her right to appeal the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty (30) days after confirmation of the special assessment roll.

This notice was authorized by the Newaygo City Council.

Dated: May 13, 2024

Kim Goodin, Newaygo City Clerk

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The City of Newaygo’s Department of Public Works is looking to fill a position. This person should have a CDL Class A or B license or be able to obtain one within 90 days and also be able to pass a drug test and background check. The City is looking for someone who is self-motivated and willing to achieve water and sewer licenses. This position requires daily physical activity, some weekends and possible over time. Resumes can be sent via e-mail at kbiegalle@newaygocity.org, mailed to City of Newaygo, ATTN: DPW Position, PO Box 308, Newaygo, MI 49337 or dropped off at City Hall anytime Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. We will accept resumes’ until the position is filled. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

THE MERRILL TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION 

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

(New Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map)

Notice is hereby given that the Merrill Township Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on June 20th, 2023 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comments on a proposed new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map for Merrill Township to replace the existing Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map pursuant to the Zoning Enabling Act,

Public Act 1 10 of 2006, as amended. The public hearing will be held at the Merrill Township Hall at 1585 W. 11Mile Rd., Bitely MI 49349 in Merrill Township. Comments may be made in person during the public hearing or written comments may be submitted beforehand. Written comments should be received by the Township Clerk by noon on the day of the public hearing and addressed to the Township Planning Commission, or emailed to Clerk@Merrilltownship.com

A summary of the proposed new Zoning Ordinance is as follows:

Article l: Title and Purpose

This Article discusses the title and purposes regarding the proposed new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. The new ordinance shall be known as the Township Zoning Ordinance”. There are multiple purposes and intent supporting the new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.

Article 2: Definitions and Rules of Construction

This Article contains the definitions of various words, phrases and clauses for purposes of the Zoning Ordinance.

Article 3: General Provisions

General regulations apply to all zoning districts and properties except as otherwise expressly noted herein.

This Article discusses and regulates many matters regarding the general administration and enforcement of the new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. The topics covered by this Article include, but are not limited to: 

Accessory Buildings, Adult Foster Care Home, Animal Enclosures for Nonfarm Animals, Area or Space Required, Basement Dwellings, Camping, Channelization, Clear Vision Corners, Corner Lots, Construction Time Limits, Driveways, Dwellings on More Than One Lot, Dwelling Units, Flood Plain Areas, Essential Public Services, Front Yard, Front Yards - Basis for Determining, Greenbelts, Height Exceptions, Home Occupations, Institutional and Public Uses, Keyhole Development (Funneling), Lot Accessibility, Lot Splits and Land Divisions, Lot Width, Lot Width-to-Depth Ratio, Lots of Record - Existing Platted, Lots of Record – Nonconforming, Mobile Homes and Prefabricated Housing, Motor Home Storage and Recreational Vehicle Storage/Use, Moving of Structures, Multiple Use of Buildings, Parking Vehicles, Principal Use - One Dwelling Per Lot, Private Roads and Shared Driveways, Razing of Buildings, Recreational Vehicle, Required Yards and Lots, Residential Uses in Commercial Districts, Swimming Pools, Temporary Buildings, Topsoil, Unwholesome Substances, Use and Construction of Accessory Buildings, Vehicles - Storage Of, Working and Storage Surfaces for Certain Operations, Walls and Fences, Use of Basement for Dwelling Purposes, Temporary Uses or Structures, Governmental Improvements, Site Condominiums, Division of Parcels or Lots, Grade and Grade Modifications, Representations and Promises of Developers and Property Owners, Grade Limits, Lots Partially Outside Township Boundaries, Construction Time Limits, Non-waiver; Rule of Non-estoppel, Adult Uses/Adult-Oriented Businesses, Wind Energy Conversion System (“WECS”), Prohibition on Exotic and Dangerous Animals, Categories or Businesses or Uses not expressly Designated; Unlawful Uses, Outdoor Heating Units.

Article 4: Nonconformities

This Article specifies the rights, obligations and limitations involving lawful nonconforming lots, uses and structures, including interpretations, abandonment, expansions, extensions and other matters relating to lawful nonconforming situations.

Article 5: Signs

This Article governs and regulates a variety of different matters regarding signs and signage, including, but not limited to, defining certain types of signs, general sign regulations and standards, lawful nonconforming signs, permitted signs by zoning district, additional signs allowed in all zoning districts. temporary signs, abandonment of sign rights and other sign matters. 

Article 6: Parking and Loading Spaces

This Article contains numerous regulations regarding off street parking and loading, including general regulations, site plan and site development requirements, spacing requirements for parking, loading and unloading, spacing requirements regarding solid waste collection stations and related regulations.

Article 7-12: Zoning Districts, Regulations and Maps 

Among other matters, these Articles indicate that the Zoning Map is an integral part of the Zoning Ordinance, establishes various zoning districts, sets rules regarding the interpretation of district boundaries, discusses permitted uses, sets site development requirements for certain zoning districts, lists certain special zoning district provisions, contains detailed tables for uses, activities, building and structures allowed in specific zoning districts, defines permitted uses and defines special land uses.

Article 13: Planned Unit Development (PUD) District

This Article contains the regulations, specifications, procedures and other matters regarding the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning district, together with other matters.

Article 14: Special Uses

This Article authorizes, regulates and controls special land uses, including, but not limited to, application requirements, special land use review procedures, required site plans, approval standards for special land uses, appeals, reapplication, changes to approved special land uses and site plans, expiration and revocation of special land use approvals and many other matters pertaining to special land uses.

Article 15: Site Plans

This Article governs, regulates and covers site plans, including, but not limited to, when site plan review and approval is required, site plan review and approval procedures, standards for site plan approval, conformity to approved site plans, changes to approved site plans, pre-existing site plans under current review, the expiration of a site plan approval, revocation of approved site plans and many other issues and matters pertaining to site plans.

Article 16: Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

This Article authorizes and regulates the Zoning Board of Appeals, specifics the powers of the ZBA, deals with the creation and membership of the ZBA and its organization, specifies the jurisdiction of the ZBA, governs appeals to the ZBA, specifies the procedures and standards for approving or denying variances, authorizes appeals to the Newaygo County Circuit Court and addresses a variety of other matters regarding the ZBA.

Article 17: Administration and Enforcement

This Article provides for the Duties of the Zoning Administrator and Zoning Permits. The topics covered by this Article include, but are not limited to, enforcement, performance Guarantees, zoning agreements and conditional rezoning. Procedure for application, review and approval, notice and hearings, time limits, proof of ownership, surveys, revocation or termination of zoning approvals.

Article 18: Amendments and Rezonings

This Article covers amendments to the Zoning Map and/or the Zoning Ordinance itself, including procedures, citizen petitions, conditional re-zonings and other amendments to the Zoning Ordinance or Zoning Map. Any amendment to this Ordinance (including rezoning) shall be done pursuant to the requirement’s of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (MCL 125.3101 et seq.), as amended.

Article 19: Miscellaneous Provisions

This Article covers severability, repeal of prior ordinance and effective date.

A full copy of the proposed Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map can be obtained, reviewed, inspected or purchased at the Merrill Township Hall by contacting the Township Clerk 517.304.1885 or viewed via the Township website at www.merrilltownship.com

Merrill Township will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services at the hearing, such as signers for the hearing impaired, upon seven (7) days’ prior notice to the Township by writing or calling the following: Township Clerk Telephone: 517.304.1885, or E-mail : Clerk@Merrilltownship.com .

This notice is disseminated and posted pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, PAI 10 of 2006, as amended.

Respectfully submitted by,

Tabatha Glezman, Merrill Township Clerk

517.304.1885

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS TOWER CONSTRUCTION

Horvath Towers VI is planning to construct a communications tower in Bitely, Michigan. Horvath Towers VI has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for an Antenna Structure Registration utilizing Form 854 with a filing number of A1284014. The tower is located with an approximate address of +/- 5157 W 11 Mile Ave., Bitely, MI 49309. Coordinates of the location are 43° 42’ 52.2” N, -85° 55’ 46.5. The project consists of the construction of a 195’ tall self-support tower plus appurtenances. The ground space will be developed with a fenced in compound measuring 100’ x 100’. The tower will not be lit. Interested persons can review this application by going to: www.fcc.gov/asr/applications and entering the Form 854 file number of A1284014. Persons who may have environmental concerns about this structure are able to raise such concerns by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission. The Federal Communication Commission strongly encourages interested parties to file a Request for Environmental Review. Interested persons can file a Request for Environmental Review at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. If you would rather mail in a paper copy you can do so to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20554. 

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

Second Grade Teacher

Roar in the Core Instructor

2024-25 School Year

Please see full posting at

www.grantps.net

Anyone interested in this position should send a letter of interest, resume and credentials by noon on May 24, 2024, to:

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

Band Director

Executive Administrative Assistant

Please see full posting at www.grantps.net

Anyone interested in this position should send a letter of interest, resume and credentials by noon on May 31, 2024, to:

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FREMONT CITY RESIDENTS

GRASS & WEED CONTROL

Notice is hereby given that the Weed Control Map for the City of Fremont for the 2024 season has been filed with the City Clerk. The growth of grass and weeds as defined by Section 16-16 of the Fremont City Code may not exceed nine (9) inches in height. It is the intention of the officers and employees of the City of Fremont to enforce this Ordinance in the areas indicated on the Weed Control Map. Copies of the Map and the Ordinance are available at the Fremont City Offices.

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON ESTABLISHING & ORDERING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR FREMONT LAKE INVASIVE WEED CONTROL CITY OF FREMONT, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution to be considered by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan on June 3, 2024, a Resolution relative to consideration, for the establishing and ordering of a special assessment district to help cover costs associated with the control of invasive weeds in Fremont Lake and that the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of reviewing said special assessment and hearing objections thereto, in the City Council Room of the City Hall, 101 East Main Street between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024 at which time and place any persons interested therein may present written or oral objections thereto.

Dated this 17th day of May 2024

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

FOR THE CITY OF FREMONT, MI ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2024/25 OPERATING/CAPITAL BUDGET

& 2024 PROPERTY TAX RATE

On June 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM, the Fremont City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex at 101 E. Main Street to consider the proposed Fiscal Year 24/25 Operating/Capital Budgets for: 

City of Fremont 

Downtown Development Authority

The City Council may not adopt the proposed 2024/2025 Budgets until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed budget including the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk’s Office, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, Michigan. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this hearing. The proposed property tax millage rate is 15.0 mills, unchanged from last fiscal year, but with property valuation increases the proposed property tax rate will increase property tax revenue by 4.54%. 

This notice is given by order of the Fremont City Council. 

Vicci TerVeer

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PUBLIC NOTICE

EVERETT TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

The Everett Township Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing during a regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The subject of the public hearing will be to consider whether to grant a special land use permit to the applicant/owner of the property located at 4701 S. Spruce Ave., White Cloud, MI 49349, parcel #62-15-33-490-001. The special land use application involves a request to operate a short-term rental (aka: bed and breakfast) on the parcel. 

On the same date and time a separate public hearing will be held to resolve a discrepancy between Article 3.31 and Article 18.20 dealing with the amount of acreage required to operate a dog kennel. 

The hearings will be held at the Everett Township Hall, 1516 E. 8th Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349. Written comments may be sent to the above address (Attn: Zoning) and will be accepted until the time of the meeting. 

Curtis A. Chaffee, Zoning Administrator

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PUBLIC NOTICE

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

The Big Prairie Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at its regular meeting on Monday, June 10, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Prairie Township Hall, 2815 S. Elm Ave., White Cloud for the following:

Midwest V, LLC has an accepted purchase agreement for the properties at 2551 S. Dennis Ave., Newaygo, MI (62-16-27-256-022) and 7721 E. 36th St., Newaygo, MI (62-16-27-256-023) which is contingent on Big Prairie Township rezoning them from Rural Residential (R-R) to Neighborhood Commercial (N-C) to be used for a retail development. Midwest V, LLC, through their representatives at Eng. Engineering & Surveying, they are requesting a Conditional change of zoning for a retail establishment on those parcels, in accordance with the Big Prairie Zoning Ordinances(s) of Chapter 19 - Administration and Enforcement, Section 19.06 - Petitions & Section 19.05 - Zone Changes and Amendments. Proposed site plan and additional information can be found at the Big Prairie Township Hall at 2815 S. Elm Ave., White Cloud, MI 49349. Phone inquiries can be directed to the Zoning Administrator, 231-689-1385.

All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at this hearing or written comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below.

Judith Baker, Clerk - Big Prairie Township

5160 S. Croton-Hardy Dr., Newaygo, MI 49337 • 231-652-7390

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on May 15, 2024
 

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT 

WITH THE CITY OF FREMONT

The Fremont Department of Public Works is accepting applications for seasonal public works positions. The position pays $15.00 an hour. Applications and job description are available on the City’s website (www.fremontmi.gov) and at the Fremont Municipal Offices, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, MI. The City of Fremont is an equal opportunity employer.

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

NEW ZONING ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that at the regular meeting of the Goodwell Township Board held on March 27th, 2024, a new zoning ordinance was adopted by the Goodwell Township Board that deletes all material regarding “Temporary Events” from the Goodwell Zoning Ordinance. The new ordinance was adopted pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 1 10 of 2006, as amended. The new Ordinance 2024-02 applies throughout the Township.

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-02

AMENDMENT OF ZONING ORDINANCE

[Amendment of Section 4.12- Deletion of “Temporary Events” Provisions]

THE TOWNSHIP OF GOODWELL ORDAINS:

Section 1. Partial Repeal. Section 4.12 of the Goodwell Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by deletion of all material in Section 4.12 under the heading “Temporary Events” following Section 4.12(3).

Section 2. Publication; Effective Date. A summary of this Ordinance shall be published in a Newspaper of general circulation within the Township. This ordinance shall become effective 30 days following such publication.

The new Ordinance will become effective upon the expiration of 30 days after this notice appears in the newspaper as provided by law.

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Wozniak ,Clerk, Goodwell Township

231 923-3797 • goodwell.clerk@yahoo.com

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TOWNSHIP OF GRANT

NEWAYGO COUNTY

USE VARIANCE HEARING

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, the Zoning Board of Appeals of Grant Township, Newaygo County will hold a Use Variance Hearing. The hearing requested by TellKamp Holdings, will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Grant Township Hall, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant MI 49327.

Spencer Tellkamp, a representative for the company located at 51 E 120th St., Grant MI., is requesting an amendment to the conditions set forth in a prior variance, which was approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals in April 2001. 

Copies of prior letters and photos are available for review and written comments will be received until 2:30 P.M., Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Grant Township Hall, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant. All interested parties will be heard at the meeting. 

Gladys VeltKamp, Township Clerk 

1 (231) 834-8033

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Newaygo County Veterans’ Affairs Committee

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners will accept applications for two (2) terms on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee which expires June 30, 2024; appointments will be made for two (2) four-year terms expiring June 30, 2028. Veterans must be a resident of Newaygo County, have an honorable discharge and have been on active duty during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq 2003 War, or Peace Time era. All applicants for the Veterans’ Affairs Committee must submit an Application/Recommendation form completed by a Newaygo County Veterans’ Service Organization. A copy of your DD214 is also required. If you are a member of a veterans’ organization of Newaygo County, please contact your Post Commander for an Application/Recommendation form. If you are not a member of a veterans’ organization, you may contact the Newaygo County Clerk at (231) 689-7235 for an Application/Recommendation form or access the form on the Newaygo County website at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/. The deadline for filing an Application/Recommendation is Monday, May 28, 2024, at 4:00 P.M.

Interviews for the above appointment will be held at the Board of Commission Meeting on June 12, 2024, at 9:30 A.M. Appointments will be made at the Board of Commission Meeting on June 26, 2024, at 9:30 A.M.

Applications are also being accepted on an ongoing basis for vacancies that exist on the District 5 Extension Council (term expiring 12/31/2026) and the Pere Marquette & White River Zoning Boards (one alternate position expiring 12/31/2024). 

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Newaygo County will receive sealed bids at their office at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, 

May 23, 2024, for the following:

• MDOT Hot Mix Asphalt Skip Milling and Paving, M-37 from 3 Mile Rd. to 7 Mile Rd.

• Asphalt Paving, various locations within Newaygo County

• 22A Gravel, Supplied and Delivered to various locations within Newaygo County

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Road Commission offices during regular business hours or by visiting www.newaygoroads.org.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., the Newaygo County Road Commission will be holding a Public Hearing at their offices located at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, for the following proposed projects:

Ensley Township

• 124th St. between Elm Ave. and Hemlock Ave. – Grub, Grade, Gravel and Pave 

• Austrian Dr. North of 136th St. – Grub, Grade and Gravel 

Anyone wishing to give comment is welcome to do so at this time. Written comments are welcome and should be sent to 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349.

Further information about these projects may be obtained at the Road Commission offices by calling 231-689-6682.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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WHITE CLOUD ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

City of White Cloud is looking for a Zoning Administrator. This is a contracted (1099) position that is approximately 10 hours per week (4 required office hours). Hours can be flexible. Please send resumes to April Storms, citymanager@cityofwhitecloud.org .


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BUDGET HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI

A Public Hearing has been scheduled for June 4, 2024, at the Regular City Council Meeting held at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers of the City Offices located at 12 N. Charles Street, for the purpose of discussing adoption of the Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Budget. A copy of the budget including the proposed property tax millage rate (City of White Cloud 17.35) is available for public inspection in the City Manager/Clerk’s Office during normal business hours at the City Offices.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this hearing.

Public comments, either oral or written, are welcome at the Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted to clerk@cityofwhitecloud.org or City of White Cloud, PO Box 607, White Cloud, MI 49349. 

Handicapped persons needing assistance or aid should contact the City of White Cloud Office during regular working hours forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.

This notice is given by order of the 

White Cloud City Council.

Kelli Arnold, Clerk, City of White Cloud

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT 

WITH THE CITY OF FREMONT

The Fremont Department of Public Works is accepting applications for seasonal public works positions. The position pays $15.00 an hour. Applications and job description are available on the City’s website (www.fremontmi.gov) and at the Fremont Municipal Offices, 101 E. Main Street, Fremont, MI. The City of Fremont is an equal opportunity employer.

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION TOWNSHIP

New Special Events Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that at the regular meeting of the Goodwell Township Board held on March 27th, 2024, a new zoning ordinance regulating special events in the township was adopted by the Goodwell Township Board that replaces the prior Special Events section of the Zoning Ordinance. The new Special Events Ordinance was adopted pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 1 10 of 2006, as amended. The new Special Events Ordinance 2024-01 applies throughout the Township.

A summary of the proposed new Zoning Ordinance is as follows:

Chapter l: Purpose

This Chapter discusses the purpose regarding the new Special Events Ordinance. 

Chapter 2: Definitions

This Chapter contains the definitions of various words, phrases, and clauses for purposes of the Special Events Ordinance.

Chapter 3: License Required

This Chapter states the requirements for a license for a special event.

Chapter 4: Application for Special Event License.

This Chapter governs, regulates, and covers special event applications, including, but not limited to, application completion requirements, site plan review, approval procedures by County Departments, demonstration of liability insurance, proof of notification to property owners, and many other issues and matters pertaining to the special event.

Chapter 5: Licensing Fee

This chapter explains the fee for the license, and other fees that are not part of the license.

Chapter 6: Application Approval.

This Chapter discusses what to expect once the application is approved.

Chapter 7: Standards for Approval. 

This Chapter defines the standards for approval of each application, including, but not limited to, event length, number of attendees allowed, hours allowed, parking and traffic control considerations, sanitation and emergency services needs.

Chapter 8: License Form. 

This Chapter explains the completion of the license form and where it is to be located.

Chapter 9: Inspection. 

This Chapter contains information regarding inspection.

Chapter 10: Restrictions.

This Chapter states when a license will not be issued.

Chapter 11: Revocation of License.

This Chapter states when a license may be revoked.

Chapter 12: Violations and Penalties.

This Chapter governs, regulates, and covers the violation of not having a license for a special event or for conducts such an event contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, and the penalties associated with violations.

Chapter 13: Severability.

This Chapter states that if any portion of this Ordinance is found invalid by any court, such invalidation shall not affect or limit the remaining portions of this Ordinance or its application.

Chapter 14: Effective date:

This Chapter explains that this Ordinance shall become effective 30 days after its publication.

A full copy of the new Special Event Ordinance can be reviewed, obtained, inspected, or purchased at the Goodwell Township Hall. Call/text the clerk at (231) 923-3797 or email at goodwell.clerk@yahoo.com to arrange a time. Or view on the Township website at goodwelltownship.com. The new Special Event Ordinance will become effective upon the expiration of 30 days after this notice appears in the newspaper as provided by law.

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Wozniak ,Clerk, Goodwell Township

231 923-3797 • goodwell.clerk@yahoo.com

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CITY OF GRANT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Grant will be holding a public hearing on the proposed FY 2024-2025 budget on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:00pm. The public hearing will be held in the City of Grant Municipal Offices located at 280 S. Maple Street. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. The proposed budget will be available for public inspection at the City of Grant Municipal Offices, one week prior to the public hearing.

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICE

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Please see full posting at www.grantps.net

Anyone interested in this position should send a letter of interest, resume and credentials by noon on May 17, 2024, to:

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net-

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Newaygo County Veterans’ Affairs Committee

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners will accept applications for two (2) terms on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee which expires June 30, 2024; appointments will be made for two (2) four-year terms expiring June 30, 2028. Veterans must be a resident of Newaygo County, have an honorable discharge and have been on active duty during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq 2003 War, or Peace Time era. All applicants for the Veterans’ Affairs Committee must submit an Application/Recommendation form completed by a Newaygo County Veterans’ Service Organization. A copy of your DD214 is also required. If you are a member of a veterans’ organization of Newaygo County, please contact your Post Commander for an Application/Recommendation form. If you are not a member of a veterans’ organization, you may contact the Newaygo County Clerk at (231) 689-7235 for an Application/Recommendation form or access the form on the Newaygo County website at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/. The deadline for filing an Application/Recommendation is Monday, May 28, 2024, at 4:00 P.M.

Interviews for the above appointment will be held at the Board of Commission Meeting on June 12, 2024, at 9:30 A.M. Appointments will be made at the Board of Commission Meeting on June 26, 2024, at 9:30 A.M.

Applications are also being accepted on an ongoing basis for vacancies that exist on the District 5 Extension Council (term expiring 12/31/2026) and the Pere Marquette & White River Zoning Boards (one alternate position expiring 12/31/2024). 

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Newaygo County will receive sealed bids at their office at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 

May 8, 2024, for the following:

• Temporary Cofferdam on Vista Dr., Brooks Township, Newaygo County

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Road Commission offices during regular business hours or by visiting www.newaygoroads.org.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT 

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

On May 28, 2024, the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission (FCJPC) will conduct a public hearing to consider the below amendments to the Joint Zoning Ordinance. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 E. Main St. Fremont, MI 49412. Final action regarding any recommendations will be taken at subsequent jurisdictional meetings of the Sheridan Charter and Dayton Township Boards and the Fremont City Council. Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Draft language can be reviewed, and questions and comments can be directed to the FCJPC, through Andy Harrington, Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, any time prior to the meeting date. 

A. Proposed language to allow single family use in the R-MF Multiple Family District, and alter development and accessory provision standards for the District.

B. Chapter 3, General Provisions: language to reduce the minimum horizontal dimension requirement for dwelling units from 24 ft. to 20 ft.

C. Proposed language to reduce the minimum dwelling unit square footage requirements for two and multi-family units.

D. Proposed language to allow mini-storage use in the R-MHP Manufactured Home Park Zoning District. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should the Fremont Zoning Administrator, 101 E. Main, Fremont, MI 49412, or (231) 924-2101.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m., the Newaygo County Road Commission will be holding a Public Hearing at their offices located at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, Ml 49349, for the following proposed projects:

Grant Township

• Clearwater St. from Hess Lake Dr. East 450ft.- Grub, Crush, Shape and Pave

Anyone wishing to give comment is welcome to do so at this time. Written comments are welcome and should be sent to 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, Ml 49349.

Further information about these projects may be obtained at the Road Commission offices by

calling 231-689-6682.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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PUBLIC HEARING

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

Garfield Township will have two public hearings on May 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The hearings are in regards to: 

1. TrueNorth Community Services is requesting a conditional use permit to continue current operations at Camp Newaygo located at 5333 S. Centerline, Newaygo MI 49337. A complete list of activities and activity areas can be obtained by contact the clerk at garfieldtownship@gmail.com

2. A proposed zoning ordinance language change to section 24.9 to read: “24.9 Township Property Within Flood Hazard Zone: Property within a flood hazard area zone owned by the Township shall remain as open space and shall be and hereby is designated a “natura areal” open and available for public use”

Citizens are welcome to attend or provide written comments. All written comments must be received by noon on May 28, 2024. 

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council March 11, 2024 

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Fedell called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM. The meeting was held at City Hall located at 28 N. State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337.

Presiding officer: Mayor Fedell

Secretary: Clerk, Kim Goodin

Roll Call: Present: Black, Burns, DeVries, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk 

Absent: Engemann

Motion by Burns, second by Black to excuse absent members. AIF/MC

Motion by Burns, second by DeVries to approve the agenda as presented. AIF/MC

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Burns, second by Walerczyk to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 02/12/2024, approval of accounts payable, Resolution 2024-14 approving the appointment of Christian Burns to the Newaygo Area District Library Board, and Resolution 2024-15 approving the appointment of Denise DeVries to the Board of Review. AIF/MC

Goodin gave oath of office to Christian Burns and Denise DeVries.

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Black, second by Walerczyk to approve the Total Trek Quest (TTQ) Community 5K event to be held on May 18, 2024 beginning at 9:00 am with the same route that is utilized by the St. Nick Kick each year. AIF/MC 

Motion by Johnson, second by Black to approve request by Newaygo River Country Chamber of Commerce for the use of Brooks Park for the Farmer’s Market each Friday from 12:00 pm-6:00pm, which includes set up time, starting on Friday, June 7, 2024 through Friday, September 20, 2024. AIF/MC

Motion by Johnson, second by DeVries to approve request by Newaygo Public Schools Band for the use of Brooks Park to have a band concert in the park on Sunday, May 12, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, or in the event of rain to hold the concert on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 or Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and to have a food truck for their event. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by Black to approve new City Assessor Contract which begins on April 1, 2024 and is for a three year term. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: Engemann Nay: None CARRIED 

Motion by Johnson, second by Walerczyk to approve Resolution 2024-16 requesting an amendment to the Newaygo County Brownfield Redevelopment Plan to support Multi-Family Development at 120/160 Pine Lake Dr. AIF/MC 

Motion by Johnson, second by Burns to approve Birding Trail Partnership Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Newaygo County Tourism Council. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by Johnson to award the bid for the M82 Sewer Lift Station to Bazen Electric Company, to approve the Agreement between the City and Bazen Electric Company for the M82 Sewer Lift Station, and to approve Change Order 1 for the M82 Sewer Lift Station. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: Engemann Nay: None CARRIED 

Motion by Johnson, second by Burns to approve Afton & Sons Excavating quote, up to $20,000, to repair the sidewalk in front of Newaygo Brewing Company. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: Engemann Nay: None CARRIED 

Motion by Fedell, second by Burns to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and approve work, sign/approve contracts, payments, and other relevant documents to complete the following projects:

• 8 State Rd/Town Square demolition and design

• Expansion of Social Zone (straightening of curbs) in south parking lot downtown

• Striping of parking lots downtown

The above motion was approved AIF/MC Fedell stated that all projects have been discussed at previous Council Meetings.

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve the Ordinance 2024-02 amending sections of Chapter 1, Chapter 30, Chapter 42, and Chapter 46 of the City Code of Ordinances. AIF/MC 

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve Resolution 2024-17 amending the paragraph regarding the Chamber and government sponsored events to read: “The Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce, Newaygo Public School, Newaygo Area District Library, and government sponsored events are not charged for use of the parks and Loomis Lodge, except the City may charge for expenses incurred, including but not limited to, cleaning, repairs due to damage, and public safety.” AIF/MC 

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve Resolution 2024-18 adopting rules and regulations for City Parks adding “Pickleball Courts” to Paragraph 16. AIF/MC 

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve Rental Agreement and Permit Application for City Parks. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by Walerczyk to approve Traffic Control Orders #30-#201 and #204-#207 which generally cover traffic and speed signs for Streets in the City of Newaygo. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2024-19 to amend Section 6.8 of the City Charter that will allow members of the Planning Commission to be compensated. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2024-20 to amend Section 5.11 of the City Charter to permit the salary of City Officers to be increased or decrease after their Election or Appointment. AIF/MC

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Black to approve Resolution 2024-21 to approve and submit the question of whether to amend Section 2.3(G) of the City Charter to allow the City Council to determine the method of publication of any matter required to be published in instances where there are no other publication methods required by law. Yeas: 5, Nays: 1, Absent: 1 Motion CARRIED 

The Personnel Committee held its annual review process of City Manager, Jon Schneider, and written meeting minutes from the Personnel Committee were in Council packets. 

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Burns to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 PM. AIF/MC

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STATE OF MICHIGAN 

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

At their next regularly scheduled meeting, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will be considering for adoption Ordinance 24-03 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICTS MAP OF THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE and as summarized below. The meeting will take place on May 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as appropriate at the Township Hall, 6360 S. Township Parkway, Fremont, Michigan. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon 5 days notice, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered, to those individuals with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting.

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Sheridan Charter Township Board by writing or calling the following: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566.

ORDINANCE NO. 24-03

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICTS MAP OF

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

The amendment to the Zoning Districts Map, as recommended by the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission at their March 26, 2024 meeting, are outlined below. 

Section 1. Map Amendment

The Zoning Districts Map incorporated as part of the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fremont, Michigan; Dayton Township, Fremont, Michigan; and Sheridan Charter Township, Fremont, Michigan, as adopted by the above jurisdictions and effective January 7, 2013, is hereby amended as follows:

The zoning district designation for the following property is hereby amended from the current designation of C-2 Urban Commercial District to the new designation of R-MF Multiple Family District

Property Legal Description CITY OF FREMONT WESTWOOD ADDN LOT 10

Parcel number: 62-13-34-481-016 

Common address: 207 N Stone Rd Fremont, MI 49412 

Section 2. Effect 

This Ordinance shall take effect, upon the adoption by the City of Fremont and the Dayton Township Board of the same amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance as referenced above, ten (10) days after the date of publication.

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council February 12, 2024 

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Fedell called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. The meeting was held at City Hall located Mayor Fedell called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. The meeting was held at City Hall located at 28 N. State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337.

Presiding officer: Mayor Fedell

Secretary: Clerk, Kim Goodin

Roll Call: Present: Black, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell 

Absent: Burns, Johnson, Walerczyk

Motion by Black, second by Engemann to excuse absent members. AIF/MC

Motion by Engemann, second by DeVries to approve the agenda as presented. AIF/MC

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Black, second by Engemann to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 01/08/2024, approval of accounts payable and $683.50, and Resolution 2024-12 approving the appointment of Sadie Johnson to the NEDO Board. AIF/MC 

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Engemann, second by Black to approve request by the River Country Chamber of Commerce for the use of City Parks for several events/festivals for the 2024 calendar year. Information for events was included in packets and no new events were scheduled for 2024. AIF/MC

Motion by Black, second by DeVries to approve request by Newaygo Library for the use of Brooks Park for a Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm and to have 2 food trucks for the event. Application and information for event included in packets. AIF/MC

Motion by Engemann, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2024-13 to approve the request of funding, approve contract with MDOT and designate authorized agent for the asphalt resurfacing along Croton Rd. from M-37 to the East City limits. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell Absent: Burns, Johnson, Walerczyk Nay: None. CARRIED 

Schneider discussed the Planning Commission 2023 Annual Report that was included in packets. He said that this report contains a record of the Planning Commission’s activity during 2023. 

Motion by Engemann, second by DeVries to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 PM. AIF/MC

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GRANT TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY

PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Grant Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following request: 

1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO AMEND CHAPTER II, SECTION 2.1, ENTITLED “DEFINITIONS,” AND TO ADD SECTION 6.04.B.2 AND SECTION 9.18, ENTITLED “ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES,” TO THE GRANT TOWNSHIP ZONING ORINDNACE. 

This action will amend Section 2.1 - Definitions to define this land use and amend this Ordinance, to add a new Subpart (d) to Section 6.4, Subsection A, Part II, and to add a new Section 9.18 entitled “Adult Entertainment Facilities” of the Grant Township Zoning Ordinance as a Special Land Use in the C – Commerical District. 

The hearing will be held as follows:

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

TIME: 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: GRANT TOWNSHIP HALL 

1617 E. 120th STREET 

GRANT, MI. 49327

Information on the proposed draft ordinance amendment is available for review at the Grant Township Offices, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant, MI, 49327, during regular office hours on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM or by calling 231-834-8033.

Gladys VeltKamp, Grant Township Clerk

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Is seeking a 

Finance Director 

full posting can be viewed 

at www.grantps.net

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CLARK UNION CEMETERY

DAYTON TOWNSHIP

Clark Union Cemetery ground maintenance. Shrubs are being evaluated and pruned due to overgrowth. The driveway is having some repairs. It will require a few days of no access to Cemetery to complete. If you have a concern, please contact Sexton at Daytontwp3215@gmail.com or 231.769.8378, We apologize for any inconvenience while the driveway is being repaired. ----

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY March 27, 2024 9:30 A.M. CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Chairperson Bryan Kolk, at 9:30 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Brenda Bird. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Charles Trapp (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-108 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the agenda for March 27, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 24-109 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated March 27, 2024, including: the regular meeting minutes dated March 13, 2024; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated March 20, 2024; the January 2024 Check Register; the January 2024 Budget Report. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. RETIREMENT RESOLUTION Philip Smalligan, Central Dispatch Director MOTION NO. 24-110 Motion by James Maike, second by Paul Mellema, to approve Resolution #03-012-24 recognizing the retirement of Newaygo County Central Dispatch Director Philip Smalligan. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. - Board Chair Bryan Kolk presented Director Smalligan with the Retirement Resolution. - Representative Joseph Fox also presented Director Smalligan with a recognition plaque from the State of Michigan. RETIREMENT RESOLUTION Phillip Green, Sheriff Deputy MOTION NO. 24-111 Motion by James Maike, second by Paul Mellema, to approve Resolution #03-013-24 recognizing the retirement of Newaygo County Deputy Phillip Green. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul, Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. - Board Chair Bryan Kolk presented Deputy Green with the Retirement Resolution. - Representative Joseph Fox also presented Deputy Green with a recognition plaque from the State of Michigan. APPOINTMENTS Mental Health Board – Four (4) three-year terms expiring April 1, 2027 MOTION NO. 24-112 Motion by Paul Mellema, second by Mike Kruithoff, to place the names of Kathy Broome, Ken DeLat, Lori Schultz, and Helen Taube in nomination and cast a unanimous ballot for appointment to the Mental Health Board; three-year terms, expiring April 1, 2027. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Ken DeLaat, Chairperson, reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 24-097-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve the partial 2024 Public Defender Agreement for the 27th Judicial Circuit Court, Family/Juvenile Division with Attorney Cheryl L. Sterling, and authorize the Chief Judge Robert D. Springstead and Judge Melissa K. Dykman to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-098-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the FY 2023 Homeland Security Grant Program Intergovernmental Agreement with the West Michigan Regional Medical Consortium; and authorize the Board Chair, County Administrator, and Emergency Services Director to sign any and all necessary documentation. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-105 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve a contract with Allied Waste Systems Inc. D/B/A Republic Services of Pierson for Rubbish Services for $17,300.00 annually for two years, with an optional third year, and authorize the Board Chaiman and County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-106 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to authorize the Newaygo County Board of Public Works (BPW) to enter into a three-year contract with Republic Services for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events, and authorize the Board Chairman to sign any and all of the necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-113 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Brenda Bird, to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED April 10, 2024

 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on April 24, 2024

ATTENTION: CONSTRUCTION BIDS WANTED

Sherman Township is inviting sealed bids for a 20’x24’covered pavilion at the Sherman Township Crystal Lake Park. Please submit bid for the structure below.

• 20’x24’ steel pavilion

o 1’overhang with vented sofit

o Standing seam roof

o Inside liner steel 

Any questions should be directed to Zoning Administrator, Chad Kukal at 231-924-7164 ext. 106

Please send sealed bids to the Sherman Township Clerk by May 5, 2024.

Attn: Jamie Kukal

Sherman Township Cemetery

2168 S Wisner, Fremont, MI 49412

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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 4/16/24

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 3/19/24 as presented.

4. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit.

5. Clerk and Treasurer’s was approved subject to audit.

6. Vouchers were approved for Kolk totaling $283.86 for toner and office supplies.

7. Public Comment. 

a. None

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – no update at this time. 

b. Recreation Authority update – reviewed email. 

c. Aquatic Nuisance Special Assessment update – PLM will do a preliminary survey this 

week. 

d. Fire Bills for 2023 were reviewed. 

e. Road Millage Proposal language was discussed. 

f. Recycling Agreement response from County was reviewed. 

g. Road estimates were discussed and 3 were approved. 

h. Design for picnic area was reviewed. RFPs will be sent out.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Quarterly Budget review was done and adjustments were made. 

d. April Pickard was present as a candidate for County Clerk. 

e. Ordinance 24-03 had the first reading. 

f. Household Hazardous Waste Collection was for information 

g. Clark Cemetery fee increase was approved.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

There will be a public hearing on the proposed City budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 at Newaygo City Hall on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. Copies of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Clerk’s office, 28 N. State Rd, Newaygo MI, one week prior to the public hearing. It is respectfully requested that written comments and/or items to be a matter of record be submitted to the City in writing at the address above by 3:00 pm on the date of the hearing.

Kim Goodin, Newaygo City Clerk

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY March 13, 2024 9:30 A.M. CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Chairperson Bryan Kolk, at 9:31 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Ken DeLaat. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-090 Motion by James Maike, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the agenda for March 13, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 24-091 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated March 13, 2024, including: the regular meeting minutes dated February 27, 2024; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated March 6, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. RETIREMENT PRESENTATION Kevin Drake, District Court Judge MOTION NO. 24-092 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Brenda Bird, to approve Resolution #03-010-24 recognizing the retirement of The Honorable H. Kevin Drake, 78th District Court Judge. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. Board Chair Bryan Kolk presented Judge H. Kevin Drake with the Retirement Resolution. RECOGNITION RESOLUTION Beverly Figueroa, Legal Secretary III, Prosecutor’s Office MOTION NO. 24-093 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Ken DeLaat, to approve Resolution #03-011-24 recognizing Prosecuting Attorney Legal Secretary III Beverly Figueroa. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Ken DeLaat, Chairperson, reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 24-079-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the Commission on Aging’s agreement with Community Home Health Care of Michigan to provide in-home personal care services to COA clients effective from April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2026, and authorize the Board Chaiman to sign any and all of the necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-080-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Commission on Aging’s Provider and Partner Agreements with the Michigan Transportation Connection Rides to Wellness Program effective May 1, 2024, for a one-year term and to authorize the Board Chair or Commission on Aging Director to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. 

MOTION NUMBER 24-081-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Commission on Aging’s establishment of transit fees for dedicated, individualized trips outside of Newaygo County for medical appointments effective May 1, 2024, and authorize the COA to subsidize up to 50% of the fee for residents 60 years of age and older with operating funds. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-094 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adjourn the meeting at 10:26 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED March 27, 2024 

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

SHORT-TERM RENTAL MORATORIUM

On April 8, 2024, the Township Board for Lilley Township in Newaygo County, Michigan, adopted an ordinance (the “Ordinance”) to impose (and extend) a temporary moratorium on the issuance of any permit, approval or license for the use of any property, building, cottage, cabin or dwelling as a short-term rental and also to prohibit utilizing any property, dwelling or house as a short-term rental (“STR”) or for short-term rental purposes within the Township during the time that the moratorium is in effect. During the new moratorium, Lilley Township will not issue any Township permit, license, zoning approval, rezoning, variance, or similar approval for any STR. Also, during the moratorium term specified in this Ordinance, no Township official, employee, body, commission or agent shall issue or approve any permit, zoning approval, rezoning, license, variance or other approval for any STR. Furthermore, during the time that this new or extended moratorium is in effect, except for limited exceptions, no STR shall commence, occur or be present within the Township. During the time that this moratorium is in effect, except for limited exceptions, no house, dwelling, cottage, cabin property or building shall be used, advertised, promoted, rented or leased out, maintained or utilized as an STR. A full copy of the newly-enacted moratorium Ordinance can be reviewed, purchased, inspected or obtained at the Lilley Township Offices located at 10767 N. Prospect, Bitely, Michigan 49309 during normal business hours or by contacting the Lilley Township Clerk at (231) 345-6381. This newly-enacted moratorium Ordinance will become effective the day after this notice appears in the newspaper. 

Respectively submitted by,

Fran Nelson, Lilley Township Clerk • (231) 345-6381

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION 

At its regular meeting on April 16, 2024 the Brooks Township Board adopted the following Zoning Ordinance Amendments: 

3.06c Exterior Lighting – addition of exterior lighting in the commercial district

Article XVII – Site plan review - administrative updates

Copies of the Zoning Ordinance Amendments may be viewed or obtained at Brooks Township Hall at 490 Quarterline Road.

Effective Date of this Zoning Ordinance: 7 days after the publication of this notice

Published : April 24, 2024

Jennifer Badgero, Brooks Township Clerk A copy of this notice is on file in the office of the Clerk
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Legal and Public Notices ... published on April 17, 2024

Newaygo County Board of Commissioners
OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY February 27, 2024 9:30 A.M.
CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Chairperson Bryan Kolk, at 9:30 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner James Maike. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-072 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the agenda for February 27, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 24-073 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated February 27, 2024, including: the regular meeting minutes dated February 14, 2024; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated February 27, 2024; the January 2024 Check Register; the January 2024 Budget Report. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. PRESENTATION Recognition Resolution – Andrea Bliss, District Court Chief Probation Officer MOTION NUMBER 24-074 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve Resolution #02-009-24 recognizing District Court Chief Probation Officer Andrea Bliss. Ayes – Paul Mellema, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT MOTION NUMBER 24-075 Motion by Paul Mellema, second by James Maike, to appoint Linda Landheer to the 2024 Tax Allocation Board, representing the public. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Ken DeLaat, Chairperson, reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 24-054-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the FY 2024 Recycling Services Grant Application to the Fremont Area Community Foundation and authorize the Board of Public Works Chairman or designee to submit the application electronically. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-055-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve the amended lease agreement with Consumer’s Energy to include a new marina property and trailhead on Hardy Pond and authorize the Board Chairman to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-070 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to collaborate with the City of White Cloud to apply for a grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation for the purpose of funding a wayfinding sign system; to provide $10,000.00 for the sign project; and allow the County Administrator to sign 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-062-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve of the 2024 Marine Safety Program Grant Application and authorize the Sheriff’s Office to submit the application electronically. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-063-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve of the Newaygo County Emergency Shelter Standard Operating Procedures. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-076 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to adjourn the meeting at 10:09 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED March 13, 2024 

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE MUNICIPAL SECURITIES

TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF NEWAYGO

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Newaygo (the “City”) intends to issue municipal securities in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000, (the “Municipal Securities”).

The Municipal Securities shall be issued to pay the cost to design, purchase, acquire, and construct certain capital improvements to the City’s Water Supply System, including without limitation, improving water mains, replacing existing water mains and installing new water mains, and other water main work, replacement of service lines, including without limitation, the identification and replacement of lead, galvanized, and other water service lines throughout the City to comply with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Lead and Copper Rules, the restoration of streets, sidewalks, rights-of-way, and easements affected by the improvements and related facilities, as well as all work and equipment necessary or incidental to these improvements, and such other Water Supply System improvements the City shall determine to make, and to pay the costs of issuance of municipal securities.

The Municipal Securities of this issue shall mature within the maximum terms permitted by law with interest on the unpaid balance at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate permitted by law. The Municipal Securities shall be issued pursuant to Act 34, Public Acts of Michigan, 2001, as amended (“Act 34”).

SOURCE OF PAYMENT

The City intends to pay the principal of and interest on the Municipal Securities from funds of the City’s Water Supply System. The principal of and interest on the Municipal Securities will be limited tax full faith and credit general obligations of the City, payable from available funds of the City. Pursuant to this pledge of its limited tax full faith and credit, in the event available funds of the City are not sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Municipal Securities, the City will be obligated to levy such ad valorem taxes upon all taxable property in the City as shall be necessary to make the payments of principal and interest on the Municipal Securities, which taxes, however, will be limited by applicable constitutional, statutory, and charter limitations on the taxing power of the City.

RIGHT OF REFERENDUM

This notice is given, by order of the City Council of the City, to and for the benefit of the electors of the City in order to inform them of their right to petition for a referendum upon the question of the issuance of the Municipal Securities. The Municipal Securities will be issued, without submitting such a question to a vote of the electors, unless within 45 days after the date of publication of this notice a petition requesting a referendum upon such question, signed by not less than 10% or 15,000 of the registered electors residing within the City, whichever is the lesser, shall have been filed with the undersigned City Clerk. In the event that such a petition is filed, the Municipal Securities will not be issued unless and until the issuance thereof shall have been approved by the vote of a majority of the electors of the City qualified to vote and voting thereon at a general or special election.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section 517 of Act 34.

Kim Goodin, Clerk

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TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the following is a summary of Ordinance No. 04-09-24, which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township on April 9, 2024. The Ordinance amends the Zoning Ordinance’s commercial wind energy provisions. 

ORDINANCE NO. 04-09-24

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4.02. The wording in 4.02 (6) is eliminated and replaced with a placeholder.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7.03. Section 7.03 is amended to add commercial wind energy conversion systems as subsection 14. 

SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY. The various provisions of the ordinance are severable from each other. 

SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. The Ordinance is effective on the day after publication of this summary. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the full text of the Ordinance has been posted in the Office of the Ashland Township Clerk at the address set forth below; on the Ashland Township website at www.ashtwp.com and that a copy of the Ordinance may be purchased or inspected at the office of the Ashland Township Clerk during regular office hours or by appointment. 

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema

2019 W. 120th St., PO Box 457 • Grant, MI 49327 • 231-834-7535 


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PUBLIC NOTICE

COLA MEETING DATES

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2024-2025

The Chain of Lakes Area Utilities Authority will meet on the following dates:

May 14, 2024

July 9, 2024

September 10, 2024

November 12, 2024

January 14, 2025

March 11, 2025

All meetings will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Garfield Township Hall, 7190 S. Bingham Ave., Newaygo, MI

James Breinling, Secretary

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

There will be a meeting of the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Board of Appeals (JZBA) on May 7, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 E. Main Fremont, MI 49412. During the meeting the JZBA will hear and have discussion regarding a variance request from Angeline Sluiter pertaining to a required-front-yard fence in excess of three feet in the Ag-2 General Agricultural District. The variance would allow for a fence in excess of the three foot maximum along Maple Island Road/M-120 and would affect parcel number 62-17-18-100-008. 

Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Comments can be directed to the JZBA through Peter Lance, Township Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2566/9509, or Andy Harrington, City Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, at any time prior to the meeting date. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Peter Lance, or Andy Harrington, Zoning Administrators, by writing or calling the following: PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566, or City of Fremont, 101 E. Main, Fremont, MI 49412.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on April 10, 2024

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Newaygo County will receive sealed bids at their office at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, for the following:

• Surface Preparation and Coating MDOT Roadside Park Restroom Building

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Road Commission offices during regular business hours or by visiting www.newaygoroads.org.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS OF

NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD - NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FIRE SERVICES SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of The City of White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan, has resolved its intention to proceed pursuant to Act 33 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1951 to defray the costs and expenses of providing fire motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and fire protection for the period commencing July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 (the “Assessment Period”) by special assessment on taxable real property located within the City receiving fire protection services pursuant to a Fire Protection Agreement dated April 1, 2006 and the White Cloud Area Fire Department Joint Building Authority (collectively the “Authority”) dated September 19, 2011 pursuant to Act 31 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1948, as amended between the Township of Wilcox, Township of Everett, Township of Lincoln and the Township of Sherman (collectively the “Municipalities”). 

The City of White Cloud has estimated the total amount to be assessed for the Assessment Period at $48,082.44, i.e., 1.77 mills of the taxable value of all taxable real property included in the special assessment district. 

The City has determined that the Fire Service Special Assessment District shall include all taxable real property located within the City of White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan (the “District”) except for lands and premises exempt from collection of taxes under the General Property Tax Act. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Assessor of the City of White Cloud has made and certified a special assessment roll (the “Roll”) for the Special Assessment District which sets forth the relative amount of the cost of the Fire Services for each parcel of taxable real property included within the district. 

PUBLIC HEARING

TAKE NOTICE the City of White Cloud will hold a public hearing on May 7, 2024, at 6:00 P.M., local time, at the City of White Cloud Offices located at 12 N. Charles Street in the City of White Cloud to review the special assessment roll and to hear and consider any objections to the Roll.

TAKE NOTICE that appearance and protest at the public hearing is required to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

TAKE NOTICE that an owner or party having interest, or his agent in the real property may appear in person at the public hearing to protest the special assessment or may file his or her letter of protest to the City on or before the close of the public hearing.

TAKE NOTICE that an owner or party having interest in the real property may file a written appeal of special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty (30) days after confirmation of the special assessment roll, if the owner or person having interest in the real property protested the special assessment at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the roll.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the special assessment roll as prepared has been reported to the City Council and is on file with the City Clerk for public examination.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT AFTER THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL IS CONFIRMED, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL ANNUALLY DETERMINE THE AMOUNT ASSESSED IN THE DISTRICT FOR FIRE SERVICES. 

This notice was authorized by the City of White Cloud Council Dated: April 2, 2024

For further information, please contact:

City of White Cloud, P.O. Box 607 • White Cloud, MI 49349 

Telephone (231) 689-1194 Kelli Arnold, Clerk

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NOTICE OF WATER MAIN (HYDRANT) FLUSHING

The City of White Cloud will be flushing water mains from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April 22-April 26. Customers should be aware that there may be some discoloration in the water supply and washing of clothes is not recommended during this time.

Questions regarding the procedure should be addressed to the City Office at 689-1194.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on April 3, 2024

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 3/19/24

1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 2/20/24 as presented.

4. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit.

5. Clerk and Treasurer’s was approved subject to audit.

6. Vouchers were approved for Kolk totaling $398.62 for election mileage; election food; 

and McAfee renewal.

7. Public Comment. 

a. Dan Ward addressed the board to say that he was not going to run for office. 

b. Bryan Kolk, County Commissioner gave an update on what was happening at the 

County.

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Watkins believes that the part should remain about the same 

as it is with some small improvements. 

b. Recreation Authority update – B Kolk gave an update on the Rec Center and what 

was happening at the Recreation Authority. 

c. Aquatic Nuisance Special Assessment update – nothing at this time. 

d. Ordinance 24-02 was approved 

e. Road bids were discussed. The bids will be brought back to the next meeting. 

f. Township officials contact information was handed out for information.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Fire Contract and bill was reviewed and approved. 

d. Fremont Area Joint Planning Commission annual report was reviewed and approved. 

e. Recycling funding was discussed. It will be brought back to the next board meeting. 

f. Board of Review vacancies were discussed. 

g. Parking request and discussed and approved. 

h. Resolution 24-03 Office Hours was approved.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. Watkins would like to see the picnic area across from the hall named.

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY January 24, 2024 9:30 A.M. CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Chairperson Bryan Kolk, at 9:30 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Paul Mellema. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Paul Mellema, Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Charles Trapp (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-030 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the agenda for January 24, 2024. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 24-031 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated January 24, 2024, including: the regular meeting minutes dated January 10, 2024; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated January 17, 2024; the December 2023 Check Register; the December 2023 Budget Report. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Ken DeLaat, Chairperson, reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 24-025 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the proposal submitted by CLD Construction to complete work as detailed in the Sheriff’s Storage Facility Project Scope of Work at a cost not to exceed $593,000.00, and authorize the Sheriff to sign any and all necessary documents; money to come from ARPA 17 Sheriff’s Storage Facility Project. MOTION NUMBER 24-025-1 Motion by James Maike, second by Brenda Bird, to send Motion #24-025 back to the Finance Committee, and to invite Commissioner Mike Kruithoff and Commissioner Brenda Bird to attend for more in depth discussion. Ayes – James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – Ken DeLaat. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-026 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to accept the proposal submitted by Nieboer Electric Inc., for the Diamond Lake County Park Campsite electrical upgrades at a cost not to exceed $25,850.00, to be paid from the County Parks Budget, and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-027 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the proposal submitted by Brant Electric Inc., for the Sandy Beach County Park Campsite electrical upgrades at a cost not to exceed $39,296.00, to be paid from the County Parks Budget, and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul, Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 24-028 

MISC MOTION NUMBER 032 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by James Maike, to approve Resolution #01-001-24 authorizing Newaygo County’s participation in seeking proposals for a regional Materials Management Plan and appointing County Administrator Christopher D. Wren to a committee of five county administrators to seek and review bids and select a consultant for recommendation to the County Board of Commissioners. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-033 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to adjourn the meeting at 10:35 a.m. Ayes – Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Charles Trapp. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED February 14, 2024 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Family Health Care White Cloud Child and Adolescent Health Center Advisory Council will meet on Monday, April 8, 2024, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Child and Adolescent Health Center conference room at 555 E. Wilcox Ave. The meeting is open to the public and lunch will be provided. For more information, please call (231) 689-3268.
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CITY OF NEWAYGO

NOTICE OF WATER

MAIN FLUSHING

The City of Newaygo will be flushing water mains from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm beginning April 8, 2024 and continuing through April 19, 2024. Customers should be aware that there may be some discoloration in their water supply and the washing of clothes is not recommended during this time.

Questions regarding this procedure should be addressed to the City Office at 652-1657.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on March 20, 2024
PUBLIC NOTICE

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

Notice of Public Hearing on the proposed 2024-2025 budgets of the Township and Township Park Commission 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2024 AT 7:00 P.M. at the Township Hall, 2815 S. Elm Ave., White Cloud.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Clerks Office.

Judith Baker, Clerk

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ATTENTION SHERMAN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS:

The 2024-2025 meeting dates for the Sherman Township Board are as follows: 

May 6, 2024

June 3, 2024

July 1, 2024

August 5, 2024

Sept. 3, 2024

October 7, 2024

November 4, 2024

Dec. 2, 2024

January 6, 2025

February 3, 2025

March 3, 2025

All meetings are at the Sherman Township Hall at 2168 S Wisner and starting at 7:00pm. Special meetings may be held at other times. Regular board meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month unless that is a holiday. Then the meeting will be the next day (Tuesday).

The meeting dates for the Sherman Township Planning/Zoning Commission are as follows:

 April 10, 2024

May 8, 2024

June 12, 2024

July 10, 2024

August 14, 2024

Sept. 11, 2024

October 9, 2024

Nov. 13, 2024

Dec. 11, 2024

January 7, 2025

February 12, 2025

March 12, 2025

The Planning/Zoning meetings are at the Sherman Township Hall at 2168 S Wisner and start at 7:00pm. Special meetings may be held at other times.

2024-2025 Fiscal Year

Budget Hearing

The Public Hearing on the proposed Sherman Township Budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year will be held on March 25, 2024, at 7:00pm at the Sherman Township Hall 2168 S Wisner Ave, Fremont, MI 49412. On the agenda will be the adoption of the budgets for all the township funds. The budget may be viewed at the clerk’s office at the Sherman Township Hall. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this meeting. 

Jamie Kukal,

Clerk for Sherman Township

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Newaygo County will receive sealed bids at their office at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, for the following:

• 2NS Ice Control Sand

• 22A and 23A Gravel Supplied and 

Delivered 

• 22A Gravel Supplied and Delivered

• Asphalt Paving, various locations 

in Newaygo County

• Limestone, various locations 

in Newaygo County

• Highway Street Sweeping

• Catch Basin Cleaning Service 

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Road Commission offices during regular business hours, or by visiting our website at www.newaygoroads.org 

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE 2024-2

On March 11, 2024 Ordinance #2024-2 was adopted and has lapsed.

Therefore it is necessary to re-address AN ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE (AND EXTEND) A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF ANY PERMIT, APPROVAL OR LICENSE FOR THE USE OF ANY PROPERTY, BUILDING, COTTAGE, CABIN OR DWELLING AS A SHORT TERM RENTAL AND ALSO TO PROHIBIT UTILIZING ANY PROPERTY, DWELLING OR HOUSE AS A SHORT TERM RENTAL OR FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL PURPOSES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP DURING THE MORATORIUM. Moratorium extended to May 31, 2024.

Fran Nelson, Lilley Township Clerk • 231-345-6381

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PUBLIC NOTICE

GRANT TOWNSHIP

BUDGET MEETING

The Grant Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2024 -2025 fiscal year Township Budget on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11 am. The meeting will be held at the Grant Township Hall - 1617 E 120th St. – Grant MI 49327. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the proposed budget will be available at the Township Hall for public inspection.

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GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

The Goodwell Township Board will meet on the following dates for the 2024-2025 fiscal year:

April 24, 2024 May 29, 2024

June 26, 2024 July 24, 2024

August 28, 2024 Sept. 25, 2024

October 23, 2024 Nov. 27, 2024

Dec. 25, 2024 January 29, 2025

Feb. 26, 2025 March 26, 2025

 The Goodwell Township Planning Commission will meet on the following dates:

 May 7, 2024 August 13, 2024

Nov. 12, 2024 February 4, 2025

All meetings are at 7pm at the Goodwell Township Hall at 2465 N. Cypress, White Cloud unless otherwise stated.

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GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

The Goodwell Township Board will hold its annual Budget Hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 at the at Goodwell Township Hall 2465 N. Cypress Avenue on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:00 pm. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the proposed budget will be available by appointment, call 231 923-3797 to obtain a copy.

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

PLANNING COMMISSION (SPECIAL MEETING)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FOR A MAP AMENDMENT (CONDITIONAL REZONING)

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE FREMONT COMMUNITY:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission will hold a special meeting for a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, MI. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a proposed map amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance for a conditional rezoning request.

The proposed map amendment involves consideration of a change of the zoning classification from the current R-4 Neighborhood Residential District to the C-2 Urban Commercial District – with a conditional rezoning classification. The specific request is for a conditional rezoning to allow a contractor office and an indoor recreation facility as permitted uses in relation to the property referenced below. The conditional rezoning request requires a conditional rezoning offer and corresponding agreement. Final action regarding any recommendation by the FCJPC will be taken at subsequent jurisdictional meetings of the Sheridan Charter and Dayton Township Boards and the Fremont City Council.

Parcel number: 62-17-02-254-008

Common address: 505 S Division Ave 

Fremont, MI 49412

A copy of the map amendment application is available for review at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 E Main St, Fremont, MI 49412, during regular business hours, which are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The public may appear at the hearing in person or by counsel. All interested persons will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in regard to the proposed map amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance. The Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission will receive and consider communications in writing with reference hereto. Written communication may be provided to the Fremont Zoning Administrator for consideration at the Fremont Municipal Building up to the time of the hearing. Further information may be obtained from the Fremont Zoning Administrator at 231-924-2101 or via e-mail at zoning@fremontmi.gov.

This notice is given by order of the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission of the City of Fremont, Dayton Township and Sheridan Charter Township in Michigan.

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PUBLIC NOTICE EVERETT TOWNSHIP

FY 2024 - 2025 MEETINGS

The Everett Township Board will meet on the following dates. All meetings will begin at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Everett Township Hall, 1516 E. 8th Street, White Cloud. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Tuesday, December 17, 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Tuesday, January 21, 2025

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 Tuesday, February 18, 2025

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2024 Tuesday, March 18, 2025

The Everett Township Planning Commission will meet on the following dates. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Everett Township Hall, 1516 E. 8th Street, White Cloud. 

Monday, April 8, 2024 Monday, October 14, 2024

Monday, May 13, 2024 Monday, November 11, 2024

Monday, June 10, 2024 Monday, December 9, 2024

Monday, July 8, 2024 Monday, January 13, 2025

Monday, August 12, 2024 Monday, February 10, 2025

Monday, September 09, 2024 Monday, March 10, 2025

The Big Prairie/Everett Cemetery Board will meet on the following dates. All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will take place at the locations listed.

Thurs., May 16, 2024 - Cemetery Chapel, corner of 20th St. and Pine 

Thurs., Aug. 15, 2024 - Cemetery Chapel, corner of 20th St. and Pine 

Thurs., Nov. 21, 2024 - Everett Township Hall, 1516 E. 8th Street

Thurs., March 20, 2025 - Big Prairie Township Hall, 2815 S. Elm (Budget Meeting) 

Pamela Chaffee, Clerk, Everett Township,

1516 E. 8th Street, White Cloud, MI 49349

This notice is posted in compliance with the

Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended.

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DENVER TOWNSHIP

2024-2025 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET HEARING

The public hearing on the proposed Denver Township budgets for all funds for the fiscal year April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025 will be held at the Denver Township Hall on March 28, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. with the regular meeting to follow. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. 

Theresa Anderson, 

Denver Township Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

The City Council of the City of Newaygo adopted the following ordinance amendment at a regular meeting held on Monday, March 11, 2024. This ordinance/ordinance amendment will be in effect upon the expiration of seven (7) days after its publication as required by law. The Ordinance can be inspected, reviewed or purchased in its entirety at the Clerk’s office at City Hall located at 28 State Road, Newaygo, MI during regular business hours or viewed online at www.newaygocity.org.

CITY OF NEWAYGO 

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Ordinance No. 2024-02

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SUBSECTION 1-7(H)(1)-(2) OF CHAPTER 1; ARTICLE V OF CHAPTER 30; SECTION 42-4 OF ARTICLE I CHAPTER 42; SECTION 42-119 OF ARTICLE IV CHAPTER 42; AND ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 46 OF THE NEWAYGO CITY CODE. 

THE CITY OF NEWAYGO (THE “CITY”) ORDAINS: 

Section 1. Amendment of Subsection 1-7(h)(1)-(2). Subsection 1-7(h)(1)-(2) of Chapter 1 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

(h) General penalties and sanctions for violations of City ordinances; continuing violations; injunctive relief.

(1) Unless a violation of this Code is specifically designated as a criminal misdemeanor, the violation is deemed to be a municipal civil infraction. A violation of Chapter 42 is a misdemeanor unless otherwise stated therein. 

(2) Unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided for a violation designated as a misdemeanor, a misdemeanor is punishable by 90 days in jail and/or a fine of $500 in addition to any other costs permitted by law. 

Section 2. Amendment of Article V of Chapter 30. Article V of Chapter 30 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Article V. – Smoking.

Sec. 30-85. – Definitions.

(a) For the purpose of this article, the term “public property” means any property, building, fixture, or structure owned, operated, or controlled by the City including, but not limited to, parks, cemeteries, beaches, sidewalks, roads, paths, trails, and parking lots. 

(b) For the purpose of this article, the term “smoking” means the lighting or possession of a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe, blunt, or any other item that contains burning tobacco, marihuana, or other material; the inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe, blunt, or any other item that contains burning tobacco, marihuana, or other material; and the inhaling or exhaling of vapor or aerosol mist from an e-cigarette or other vaping instrument. 

Sec. 30-86. – Prohibition.

(a) Smoking on public property is prohibited. 

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to areas clearly marked by the City as designated smoking areas. 

(c) An individual who continues to violate this article after having been ordered by a police officer or peace officer to desist is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 3. Amendment of Section 42-4. Section 42-4 of Article I Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-4. – Littering and Illegal Dumping. 

(a) No person may without the consent of the owner of the private property dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of litter on such private property. 

(b) No person may without the consent of the public authority or governmental unit having supervision, ownership or control of the public property dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of litter on such public property other than in receptacles or locations clearly designated and set aside for such purposes. 

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), no person may dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of household, business, or construction litter in City trash receptacles or dumpsters unless specifically authorized by the City to do so. 

(d) For the purpose of this section, the term “litter” means rubbish, refuse, waste material, junk, trash, garbage, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, debris, or other foreign substances. 

(e) For the purpose of this section the term “property” includes, but is not limited to, land, buildings, water, waterways, ice above the water, sidewalks, roads, highways, and other rights-of-way. 

(f) A violation of this section is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

Section 4. Amendment of Section 42-114. Section 42-114 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec.42-114. – Disrupting and Obstructing Government Operations

Section 5. Amendment of Section 42-119. Section 42-119 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-119. – Obstructing Sidewalks. 

(a) No person may, without lawful authority, block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic on a public sidewalk, path, or trail by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

(c) No person may continue to block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic on a public sidewalk, path or trail by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body after having been instructed by a peace officer or police officer to desist. 

(d) A violation of subsection (c) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 6. Enactment of Section 42-123. Section 42-123 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-123. – Access to Public buildings. 

(a) No person may, without lawful authority, block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted access to or use of a public building by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

(c) No person may continue to block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted access to or use of a public building by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body after having been instructed by a peace officer or police officer to desist. 

(d) A violation of subsection (c) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 7. Amendment of Article I. Article I of Chapter 46 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows: 

Article I – General. 

Sec. 46-1. Definitions. 

As used in this article, “public park” means any park or other recreational property owned or under the control of the City of Newaygo, including, but not limited to, the following: Riverfront Park, Brooks Park, Shaw Park, Barton Street Skate Park, and Marshall Memorial Park. 

Sec. 46-2. Park Hours.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not enter into or remain within a public park between civil dusk and 6:00 a.m.

Sec. 46-3. Motorized Vehicles.

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not operate a car, truck, van, go-cart, minibike, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other vehicle within a public park. 

(b)Subsection (a) does not prohibit the lawful operation of motor vehicles within public rights-of-way, parking lots, or other areas designated by the City for use by motor vehicles. 

Sec. 46-4. Skateboards, Bicycles, Rollerblades, and Scooters. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not use a skateboard, bicycle, rollerblade, scooter, or other similar device on any tennis court, pickleball court, track, athletic field, monument, wall, railing, table, or bench within a public park. 

(b)Unless authorized by the City, a person may not use a skateboard, bicycle, rollerblade, scooter, or other similar device within a public park in an area where City signage indicates that such activity is prohibited. 

Sec. 46-5. Dogs and Animals. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City or within a designated dog park, a person may not permit a dog under the care or custody of the person to be within a public park unless the dog is under the control of the person and on a leash no longer than six feet. 

(b) A person having care or custody of an animal must promptly remove and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by the animal in a public park. 

Sec 46-6. Noise.

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not create, assist, cause, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of any noise or activity within a public park that may unreasonably annoy or disturb the quiet comfort, repose, or peace of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to the following:

i. Any noise or activity made or done as a safety measure or warning signal in response to or reaction to a reasonably perceived threat of imminent danger.

ii. Emergency vehicles and personnel in the course of official duty.

Sec. 46-7. Grilling and Fires. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not grill within a public park except in accordance with the rules adopted under Sec. 46-14.

(b) Unless authorized by the City, fires and campfires are prohibited within a public park outside of designated areas. 

Sec. 46-8. Alcohol.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not sell, possess, or consume alcohol within a public park. 

Sec. 46-9. Chalking. 

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not chalk, draw on, paint, deface, mark, or mar any sidewalk, path, street, field, court, curb, structure, monument, or any other City property within a public park. 

Sec. 46-10. Commercial Activity. 

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not conduct or engage in any business or commercial activity, bazaar, sale, swap meet, barter activity, paid concert, or other activity of a commercial nature in a public park. 

Sec 46-11. Limited Use.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not impede, interfere with, obstruct, or disrupt the use of an area or facility within a public park that has been designated by the City for the private or exclusive use of another person or group.

Sec. 46-12. Personal Property.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not park a vehicle or keep or store other personal property or items within a public park between civil dusk and 6:00 a.m. 

Sec. 46-13. Order to Vacate. 

(a) In addition to the penalty for the underlying violation, any individual who continues to violate a provision of the Code, the rules adopted under section 46-14, or the laws of this state within a public park after having been ordered by a peace officer or police officer to desist is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

(b) A peace officer or police officer may order an individual who does not immediately comply with an order to desist under subsection (a) to promptly vacate the public park. Following such an order to vacate, the individual may not return to or enter any public park for a period of 12 hours. 

(c) Failure to comply with an order to vacate under subsection (b) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

(d) Returning to or entering any public park within 12 hours following an order to vacate under subsection (b) is a misdemeanor publishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Sec. 46-14. Park Rules.

(a) Subject to final adoption by the City Council, the City Manager may promulgate such rules as the City Manager deems appropriate to ensure the protection of public parks, the allocation of limited space and resources within public parks, the permitting of special events and other activities within public parks, the revocation of permits involving public parks, and other rules pertaining to public parks necessary to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

(b) The rules adopted under this section will be effective upon the publication of notice of their adoption. 

(c) Rules adopted under this section will be filed with the City Clerk and available for review by the public.

(d) If so specified in the rules, a violation of the rules adopted under this section constitutes a violation of this article. The rules adopted under this section are enforceable in the same manner as this article.

(e) Nothing in this section will limit the ability of the City Manager to promulgate internal administrative City policies as otherwise permitted by ordinance, resolution, or other lawful authority. 

Sec. 46-15. Penalty. 

Except for as provided in section 46-13, a violation of this article is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500. 

Section 6. Conflict. 

A. Nothing in this Ordinance will be construed in such a manner so as to conflict with other existing City ordinances, except as otherwise stated herein.

B. Nothing in the Ordinance shall be construed in such a manner so as to conflict with federal law or any law of the State of Michigan. 

Section 7. Savings Clause. 

The provisions of this Ordinance are severable. If any part of this Ordinance is declared void or inoperable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration does not void or render inoperable any other part or portion of this Ordinance.

Section 8. Effective Date. 

This Ordinance is effective upon the expiration of the 7th day following its publication in the manner provided by law. 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on March 27, 2024
 

PUBLIC NOTICE

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

Notice of Public Hearing on the proposed 2024-2025 budgets of the Township and Township Park Commission 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2024 AT 7:00 P.M. at the Township Hall, 2815 S. Elm Ave., White Cloud.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Clerks Office.

Judith Baker, Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PLANNING COMMISSION

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

On April15 , 2024, the Planning Commission for Big Prairie Township will hold a public hearing at the Big Prairie Township Hall located at 2815 S. Elm Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan 49349 beginning at 7:00 p.m. regarding several proposed amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. More specifically, the proposed amendments will include the addition of a new and additional Chapter 10-B creating and involving the new MU-Mixed Use zoning district which will be located in land area Section 3 of Big Prairie Township with the new Chapter including permitted uses, special land uses, performance standards, residential and commercial business uses on the same parcel or lot, the schedule of zoning district regulations and other matters, a new and additional Subsection 17.03C regarding expansion of lawful nonconforming uses, a new and additional Subsection 1.04H regarding ordinance interpretation, the addition of definitions of “short-term rental” and “STR lot” to be added to Section 2.20 of the Zoning Ordinance, a new and additional Section 3.42 being added to the Zoning Ordinance regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 5.02G regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 6.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 7.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new Subsection 8.02F regarding short-term rentals and adding a new and additional Subsection 10.02O regarding short-term rentals. Such proposed zoning amendments are included in two different documents/ordinances/ ordinance amendments, which will constitute formal amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. A full copy of the proposed amendments (as well as the existing Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance) can be obtained, inspected, reviewed or purchased at the Big Prairie Township Hall at 2815 S. Elm Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan 49349 during normal business hours or by contacting Big Prairie Township Clerk Judy Baker at 231-689-1385. Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak at the hearing. Letters and written submissions will be accepted up until the time of the public hearing. 

Respectfully submitted by, Judith Baker, Big Prairie Township Clerk • 231-689-1385


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beginning of May 2024

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Call: 231-335-0929

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FREMONT AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

IS LOOKING FOR A 

WRITING CONTRACTOR

 Do you like to write?Do you love hearing other people’s stories? 

Fremont Area Community Foundation is requesting proposals for a great writer to develop stories and content for publications in our affiliate counties (Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola). The position will involve interviewing donors and grantees, writing for postcards and newsletters, and some proofreading and editing. As a contractor, you will have a great deal of flexibility in creating your schedule.

Primary requirements include:

Degree, experience, or coursework in English, writing, communications, journalism, or a related field preferred 

Experience in rural communities and the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors preferred 

Experience writing informative and human-interest stories of various lengths

Position is part-time and contracted. It will include travel within our four-county region. To apply, submit a PDF proposal that includes a description of your qualifications, proposed hourly rate, writing samples, and references to lbougher@facommunityfoundation.org by April 1. A full list of submission guidelines can be found at facommunityfoundation.org/jobs. 

 NOTICE OF VACANCIES

Sheridan Charter Township will have vacant openings available to interested electors of the township, in addition to any elective position being subject to the regular election process this year. These openings will be on the Township Board, Board of Review and Library Advisory Board. Interested parties should apply to the Clerk, Maggie Kolk, at sheridanctrtnp@gmail.com, or contact the Supervisor, Peter L. Lance, at (231) 924-2566, with any questions regarding the positions.

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WILCOX TOWNSHIP

The Wilcox Township Board will holdit’s Anuual Meeting and Budget Hearing on the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year township budget on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 6:45 PM, at the Wilcox Township Hall, located at 1795 N. Evergreen, White Cloud Michigan. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the proposed budget will be posted on the front of the Township Hall.

Teressa Hamilton, 

Wilcox Township Clerk

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on March 13, 2024

FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

At their scheduled meeting on March 26, 2024, the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission (FCJPC) will conduct two public hearings. Following are the details of such hearings:

1. Proposed map amendment (rezoning) to consider a change of the zoning classification of the parcel located at 207 N Stone Rd (62-13-34-481-016) in the City of Fremont, from the current C-2 Urban Commercial District to the R-MF Multiple Family District. 

2. Proposed text amendments to allow front yard parking for specific residential type uses in the R-MF Multiple Family District.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Municipal Building, 101 E. Main St. Fremont, MI 49412. Public attendance is invited, but not mandatory. Comments can be directed to the FCJPC, through Andy Harrington, Fremont Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, at any time prior to the meeting date. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Andy Harrington, Zoning Administrator, 101 E. Main, Fremont, MI 49412, or (231) 924-2101. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE - CITY OF NEWAYGO

Starting on May 1, 2023, all properties located in the City of Newaygo will be subject to enforcement of Art. II of Chapter 82 to the City of Newaygo’s Code of Ordinances entitled “Weeds, Grass and Rank Vegetation Ordinance” (Code 1980, § 6.25; Ordinance No. 2023-03, as amended 3-13-2023), as authorized under Michigan’s Noxious Weeds Act, PA 359 of 1941, as amended.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to maintain the character and development of landscaping in the neighborhood by removing noxious weeds and any other uncontrolled plant growth, weeds, or grass exceeding six (6) inches in height in order to prevent them from becoming a detriment to public health.

Under the relevant portions of the Noxious Weeds Act and the Ordinance, it is the responsibility of all owners and/or occupants to prevent and/or eliminate noxious weeds before they reach a seed-bearing stage of growth, and/or to cut weeds and tall grass to not exceed six (6) inches in yards on a routine basis but does not apply to weeds in fields devoted to growing crops.

Failure to comply with this notice will result in the City taking action by contracting for the services necessary to enter the property and remedy the conditions. Methods of treating and eradicating the noxious weeds and grass may include the use of mechanical mowing, cutting, or trimming equipment.

All expenses incurred to bring this property into compliance shall be paid by the owner(s) and/or occupant(s). A lien shall be placed against the property, and if not paid, the amount may be assessed as a special tax against such land on the next assessment roll and will be collected in the next tax cycle.

Please contact Newaygo City Office at (231) 652-1657 Ext. 227 or office@newaygocity.org if you have any questions or concerns.

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STATE OF MICHIGAN - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

At their next regularly scheduled meeting, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will be considering for adoption Ordinance 24-02 and is below. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as appropriate at the Township Hall, 6360 S. Township Parkway, Fremont, Michigan. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 42.8, MCL 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon 5 days notice, the Sheridan Charter Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered, to those individuals with disabilities who wish to attend this meeting.

Note: Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Sheridan Charter Township Board by writing or calling the following: Maggie Kolk, Clerk, PO Box 53, Fremont, MI 49412 or 231/924-2566.

A FRANCHISE ORDINANCE GRANTING TO GREAT LAKES ENERGY COOPERATIVE, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, THE REVOCABLE NONEXCLUSIVE RIGHT, POWER AND AUTHORITY TO LAY, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE ELECTRIC, TELECOMMUNICATION AND FIBER LINES, POLES AND SERVICES ON, ALONG, ACROSS AND UNDER THE HIGHWAYS, STREETS, ALLEYS, BRIDGES AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES OF SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, AND TO CONDUCT A LOCAL ELECTRIC, BROADBAND, AND COMMUNICATION BUSINESS IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SHERIDAN, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN, FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) YEARS.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SHERIDAN (THE “TOWNSHIP”) ORDAINS:

Section 1. Grant of Franchise. The Charter Township of Sheridan, located in Newaygo County, Michigan (the “Township”), hereby grants to Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, its subsidiaries, successors, and assigns (the “Company”) via this Ordinance (hereinafter, the “Ordinance” or “Franchise”) the nonexclusive consent, permission, right and authority to construct, lay, operate, maintain, use, and replace electric, fiber, and other communication lines, poles, cables, conduits, appliances, buildings and other reasonable accessory items and works, in the highways, streets, alleys and other public places in the Township and a revocable, non-exclusive franchise is hereby granted to the Company, its subsidiaries, successors, and assigns, to transact local business in the Township for the purposes of producing, storing, transmitting, selling, and distributing electricity, telecommunications and broadband services into and through the Township and all other matters reasonably incidental thereto.

Section 2. Consideration. In consideration of the rights, power and authority hereby granted, the Company shall faithfully perform all matters required by the terms hereof.

Section 3. Use of Streets and Other Public Places. The Company, its successors and assigns shall not unnecessarily or unreasonably obstruct or interfere with the free travel and passage of any of the rights-of-way, highways, streets, alleys, or other public places within the Township and shall within a reasonable time after making an opening or excavations, repair the same and leave it in as good condition as before the opening or excavation was made. The Company, its successors and assigns shall use due and reasonable care in exercising the privileges herein contained and shall be liable to the Township (and to every owner of property abutting the Company’s lines or other facilities) for all damages and costs arising from the negligence of the Company or its officers, agents, and servants. The Company’s electrical system and telecommunications and associated appurtenances shall always be neat and sightly and reasonably maintained and must not unnecessarily interfere with the use of the public rights-of-way. 

Section 4. Force Majeure. The Company shall not be liable for failure to furnish service as herein provided, or for any breach of the Company’s obligations hereunder, if such failure or breach is caused by acts of God or nature, labor troubles, riot, or any other causes or contingencies not reasonably within the control of the Company.

Section 5. Hold Harmless. The Company shall at all times keep and save the Township (and its bodies, officials, officers, employees and agents) free and harmless for, from and against all claims for loss, damages, costs and expense arising from or related to the Company’s negligent or other legally actionable errors or omissions in the exercise of the Company’s activities or rights under this Ordinance. In case any action asserting a claim against the Township on account of the permission or rights herein given is commenced, the Company must defend the action and save the Township (and its bodies, officials, officers, employees and agents) free and harmless for, from and against all costs, expenses, losses and damages of or awarded or incurred in the action. The Company must reimburse the Township for any costs incurred in responding to any emergency involving the Company’s electric transmission or distribution facilities. Nothing in this section authorizes the Township to make or attempt to make alterations or repairs to the Company’s electric, broadband or telecommunication transmission or distribution facilities, structures, and equipment. The Township will promptly provide written notice to the Company of any claims or actions believed to be the responsibility of the Company under this Section.

Section 6. Effective Date; Term of Franchise; Acceptance by the Company. This Ordinance/Franchise shall take effect the day following the date of publication thereof, which publication shall be made within thirty (30) days after the date of its adoption, and shall continue in effect for a period of thirty (30) years thereafter; provided, however, that when this Ordinance/Franchise shall become effective, the Township Clerk shall deliver to the Company a certified copy of the Ordinance/Franchise accompanied by written evidence of publication thereof as required by law, and the Company shall, within sixty (60) days after receipt of the above documents, file with the Township Clerk its written acceptance of the conditions and provisions hereof.

Section 7. Franchise Not Exclusive. The rights, power and authority granted by this Franchise/Ordinance are not exclusive, and nothing contained herein shall prevent the Township from granting other non-exclusive electric, telecommunication and / or broadband franchises to others.

Section 8. Franchise Revocable. The Franchise granted by this Ordinance is subject to revocation upon sixty (60) days written notice by the party desiring such revocation.

Section 9. Effect and Interpretation of Franchise. All other franchises, ordinances and resolutions, and parts thereof, which conflict with any of the terms of this Franchise/Ordinance are hereby rescinded, but only to the extent of any such conflict. The catch line headings which precede each section of this Franchise/Ordinance are for convenience in reference only and shall not be taken into consideration in the construction or interpretation of any of the provisions of this Franchise/Ordinance.

Section 10. No Liability. The Township, and its bodies, agents, officers, officials, employees and contractors, are not liable to the Company or to the Company’s customers for any interference with or disruption in the operation of the Company’s electrical system, telecommunication system or broadband system, or for any damages arising out of the Company’s use of the public rights-ofway or public places, except potentially to the extent of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Township or its agents, bodies, officers, officials, employees or contractors. Nothing herein shall be construed to lessen or interfere with the governmental (or any other) immunity of the Township and its agents, employees and contractors. 

Section 11. No Assignment. The Company may not assign this Franchise to any other person, firm or corporation without the prior written approval of the Township, except that assignment to a corporate affiliate of the Company, which corporate affiliate is controlled by the Company, will not be considered an assignment for the purposes of this Franchise. The Township may not unreasonably withhold its consent to an assignment if the assignee is financially able to carry out the Company’s obligations under this Franchise.

Section 12. Compliance with all Laws. The Company must comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations regarding the installation, construction, maintenance, ownership or use of the Company’s electrical, telecommunication and broadband systems, whether federal, state, county or local, now in force or which are later promulgated. Before any installation is commenced, the Company must secure all necessary permits, licenses and approvals from all appropriate departments, agencies, boards or commissions of the Township or other governmental entity as is required by law. Nothing in this Franchise is to be construed as a waiver by the Company or the Township of any of their existing or future rights to contest any law, statute, ordinance or regulation which either party believes is unlawful, inapplicable or invalid.

Section 13. Successors and Assigns. The words “Great Lakes Energy Cooperative” and

the “Company,” wherever used herein, are intended and shall be held and construed to mean and include both Great Lakes Energy Cooperative and its subsidiaries, successors, and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section 14. Reimbursement. Within thirty (30) days of receiving a bill from the Township for the costs of publication of this Ordinance, the Company shall reimburse the Township for such publication costs. In addition, the Company shall reimburse the Township for up to $500 incurred by the Township for the Township’s attorney reviewing, revising and negotiating with the Company’s legal counsel regarding this Ordinance / Franchise (but in no event shall reimbursement by the Company to the Township for attorney fees exceed $500). 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on March 6, 2024

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 2/20/24

11. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 1/16/24 as presented.

4. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit.

5. Clerk and Treasurer’s was approved subject to audit.

6. Vouchers were approved for Kolk totaling $16.28 for office supplies; Kolk totaling $158.99 

for McAfee update 

7. Public Comment.