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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

Order bees and bee equipment online: www.greatlakesbeeco.com

Call: 231-335-0929

Email: info@greatlakesbeeco.com

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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. 

a. None 

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Joe Hunt gave an update on what he has done so far. Board will 

come back next meeting with their views on what they want the park should look like. 

b. Recreation Authority update – updates reviewed. 

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

d. Road letter was reviewed. Lance will reply to Mr. Dubois. Lance will ask for bids on the 

following roads: Green and Sleeper from 72nd to 80th and a patch on Sleeper from 72nd to 

64th and 56th from Warner to Luce. Lance will send a letter to the Road Commission 

regarding the dangerous conditions on Comstock. The Board voted to request a road millage on the November ballot. 

e. Resolution 24-02 Street Vacation was approved. 

f. Ordinance 24-01 Mixed Use District was approved.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Equalization agreement was approved. 

d. MSU governing essentials training was for information. 

e. Township Officials list was updated. 

f. Resolution 24-0 Poverty Exemption and guidelines was approved.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN

At a regular meeting of the Township Board of the Township of Lincoln, Newaygo County, Michigan, held at the Township Hall on the 18th day of January, 2024, at 7 p.m. Local Time.

PRESENT: Members: Robin Rodarmer, Amy Stockwell, Jackie Bulson

ABSENT: Members: Josh Frantz, Roger Ungrey

The following preamble and ordinance were offered by Member Jackie Bulson and by Member Robin Rodarmer.

ORDINANCE NO. 24-02 SUMMARY ONLY

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE; AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE

SHORT-TERM RENTAL DWELLINGS

[Regulations for permitting short-term rental housing and requirements for short-term rental dwelling owners]

THE TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN (the “Township”) ORDAINS:

Section 1. Purpose. 

This Lincoln Township Short-Term Rental Ordinance and related amendment to the Zoning Ordinance are intended to provide for and protect the public health, safety, and welfare of persons within Lincoln Township by establishing regulations pertaining to the permitting of short-term rental dwellings within Lincoln Township and to provide penalties for the violation of this Ordinance. These standards are intended to ensure compatibility with other permitted uses and the residential character of the neighborhoods in which short-term rental housing is located. All short-term rental housing shall meet the standards contained herein and shall be operated such that the average neighbor, under normal circumstances, will not be aware that the dwelling is short-term rental housing. This ordinance seeks to balance the interests of community residents, community business owners, visitors, and real property owners wishing to engage in short-term rental housing.

Section 2. Definitions – see full ordinance

Section 3. Applicability. 

A. This Ordinance applies to Short-Term Rental Dwellings. 

B. This ordinance does not apply to any bed and breakfasts, motels, campgrounds, hotels, transitional housing operated by a non-profit entity, group homes such as nursing homes and adult foster care homes, hospitals, substance-abuse rehabilitation clinics, mental health facilities, other health care related facilities, or migrant housing. 

C. This Ordinance does not apply to any Dwelling occupied by a Family Occupant, House Sitting Occupant, Dwelling Sale Occupant, or Estate Representative Occupant.

Section 4. Registration Application

A. In addition to an application for a special land use under Chapter 15 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, Short-Term Rental Dwellings must file an application registration form for a short-term rental dwelling permit with the Township Clerk’s office prior to commencement of rental activity or, for existing Short-Term Rental Dwellings, within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this Ordinance. 

B. The application registration form shall include:

1. The current Owner and contact information, if applicable, including name, mailing address, physical address, email address, telephone number(s), and alternate telephone numbers.

2. A Designated Contact who is able to respond to calls from police, fire, emergency and other governmental personnel. The Designated Contact must reside in the Township or within twenty-five (25) miles of the Township’s boundary.

3. Proof of insurance of the Dwelling 

4. A description of the Premises proposed to be used as a short-term rental dwelling, including but not limited to the following:

a. Address

b. Number of bedrooms

c. Number of bathrooms

d. Square footage

e. Number of off-street parking spaces

f. Tax parcel ID number and legal description

C. The Owner must consent to inspections, limited to the requirements of this ordinance and the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, of the Short-Term Rental Dwelling by the Township Zoning Administrator upon application registration and every two (2) years thereafter, so long as the Dwelling remains in service as a Short-Term Rental Dwelling.

D. A new Owner of a Short-Term Rental Dwelling must file an application registration for the property within thirty (30) days following the execution of any deed, land contract, or other instrument conveying an ownership interest in the property.

E. Incomplete or inaccurate information provided to the Township Clerk will may result in denial of the registration.

Section 5. Occupant Records. 

A. The Owner or Designated Contact must maintain a current list of Occupants in the Short-Term Rental Dwelling. 

Section 6. Registration Renewal 

A. The registration period for ongoing Short-Term Rental Dwelling will occur annually between January 1 and January 31. 

B. A renewal registration form will be sent to the last known address of the property owner prior to the start of the registration period by the Township Clerk. 

C. The renewal form will require the same information as required for the initial application registration under Section 3(b).

D. The Owner or Designated Contact of the Short-Term Rental Dwelling must submit a renewal registration form

E. If the Short-Term Rental Dwelling has been removed, rental activity has ceased, the property has been sold, or the property has been otherwise transferred to a new Owner, the Owner or Designated Contact must provide the Township with this information during the registration period.

F. An Owner or Designated Contact will not be permitted to renew registration for a Short-Term Rental Dwelling for one (1) year if the Owner, Designated Contact, Occupant(s), or guests of these individuals are found responsible for three (3) violations of Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, Lincoln Township Stand Alone Ordinances, state law, or any combination thereof, occurring on the Short-Term Rental Premises as a result of three (3) separate incidents within the previous registration year.

Section 7. Penalty and Enforcement 

A. Any person who rents or offers to rent a property or dwelling without first applying and registering the property as required or fails to satisfy the requirements of this Ordinance or Section 15.04 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance will subject to the following penalties:

1. An Owner who violates these provisions shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall pay a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each violation, plus costs. 

2. An Owner who operates a Short-Term Rental Dwelling on which three violations of these provisions has occurred shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250), subject to potential revocation of the permit, and prohibited from renewing registration on the property for a period of not less than one (1) year unless the Township Board determines otherwise.

B. This Ordinance shall be administered, enforced, and citations for violations issued by the Zoning Administrator, or by such other person(s) as designated by the Township Board.

Section 8. Registration Revocation 

C. Lincoln Township will send written notification to the Owner/Agent by registered ordinary first class mail following an alleged Ordinance violation occurring at the property. 

C. D. If the Zoning Administrator states that the Short-Term Rental permit is subject to revocation under this ordinance, they shall issue a notice to the Owner that the Township intends to revoke the permit registration. The notice shall inform the Owner of his or her right to a hearing to show cause as to why the permit should not be revoked if requested within fourteen (14) days of service of the notice.

If a hearing is timely requested, the Township shall schedule a hearing. The Owner may also present evidence of extenuating circumstances which demonstrate that they should not be held responsible for one or more violations. Extenuating circumstances may include:

1. The violation was committed by a non-Occupant and the Occupant(s) attempted to prevent or halt the violation;

2. The violation resulted from an act of God; or

3. Other circumstances that the Owner or Designated Contact could not reasonably foresee, prevent, or reasonably control. 

D. E. The decision of the Township Board shall be made in writing and provided to the Owner or Designated Contact.

E. F. A decision to revoke the permit registration by the Zoning Administrator or Township Board after a hearing prohibits the Owner from filing a new application registration for the property for one (1) year.

Section 8. Section 3. Severability. Should a court of competent jurisdiction determine that any portion of this Ordinance or subsequent amendment is invalid or unconstitutional, that shall not affect the balance of this Ordinance.

Section 9. Section 4. Conflict. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

Section 10. Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon the expiration of thirty (30) days after its publication or thirty (30) days after a summary of its provisions is published. 

AYES: Members: Jackie Bulson, Robin Rodarmer, Amy Stockwell

NAYS: Members: none

ORDINANCE DECLARED ADOPTED.

Jackie Bulson Clerk, Township of Lincoln

SUMMARY ONLY-COMPLETE ORDINANCE AVAILABLE ONLINE @ Lincolntownship.net

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TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN

At a regular meeting of the Township Board of the Township of Lincoln, Newaygo held at the Township Hall on 18th day of January, 2024, at 7 p.m. Local Time.

PRESENT: Members: Robin Rodarmer, Amy Stockwell, Jackie Bulson

ABSENT: Members: Josh Frantz, Roger Ungrey

The following preamble and ordinance were offered by Jackie Bulson and seconded by Amy Stockwell:

ORDINANCE NO. 24-01 SUMMARY

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN

[Zoning regulations for short-term rental housing and related uses and matters]

THE TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN (the “Township”) ORDAINS:

Section 1. Purpose. 

This Lincoln Township Short-Term Rental Ordinance and rThis Ordinance amendment and related Lincoln Township Short-Term Rental Ordinance are intended to provide for and protect the public health, safety, and welfare of persons within Lincoln Township by establishing regulations pertaining to rental of dwellings within Lincoln Township and to provide penalties for the violation of this Ordinance. These standards are intended to ensure compatibility with other permitted uses and the residential character of the neighborhoods in which short-term rental housing is located. All short-term rental housing shall meet the standards contained herein and shall be operated such that the average neighbor, under normal circumstances, will not be aware that the dwelling is short-term rental housing. This ordinance seeks to balance the interests of community residents, community business owners, visitors, and real property owners wishing to engage in short-term rental housing.

Section 2. Chapter 2 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by the addition or replacement of the following definitions – see full ordinance for definitions.

Section 3. Chapter 15 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by the addition of a new subsection of Chapter 15, Section 15.04: Special Land Use Specific Requirements, titled “Short-term rental dwelling”:

SECTION 15.04(AA) Short-term rental dwelling

A. This section applies to all Short-Term Rental Dwellings which are subject to the Lincoln Township Short-Term Rental Ordinance.

B. Rental of the Dwelling shall be done in a manner consistent with the intent of a residential district.

C. Site Requirements

1. The Owner shall provide off-street parking on a driveway to accommodate all Occupants’ vehicles, including motor vehicles and trailers. 

2. Owners shall provide sufficient waste receptacles and screen such receptacles from view. The Premises shall be maintained free of debris. Garbage must be kept in a closed container and disposed of weekly.

3. Campfires shall be maintained in a designated fire pit a Any fire pit must be at least ten (10) feet from any property line. An active fire must be attended at all times and fully extinguished after use.

4. Smoke detectors must be installed in every bBedroom. At least one carbon monoxide detector shall be installed on each floor. Both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors shall be tested every ninety (90) days.

5. A visible street marker address sign must be installed at the entrance to the Premises.

D. Performance Conditions

1. The Owner shall provide the Occupant(s) and the Township with the following information prior to occupancy:

a. The name of the Owner and said person’s telephone number at which the person can be reached at any time that the Dwelling is Rented;

b. The Maximum Occupancy permitted in the Dwelling;

c. Instructions regarding parking location;

d. To the Occupant(s) only, a copy of this Ordinance and the Short-Term Rental Dwelling Ordinance; and

e. To the Occupant(s) only, a statement that the Occupant may be cited, fined, or subject to other legal remedies by the Township for violations.

2. In any advertisements for rental of the Dwelling there shall be a list of restricted uses of the Dwelling as defined.

3. The Owner must be available to accept telephone calls at all times that the Dwelling is Rented. This person must have a key or other to the Dwelling and be located within the Township or twenty-five (25) miles of the Township’s boundary.

4. The Owner shall notify neighbors within three hundred (300) feet of the Dwelling in writing that the Dwelling will be rented and provide the Zoning Administrator’s contact information.

a. The appearance of the Dwelling shall not conflict with the residential character of the surrounding area and in no way detracts from the general appearance of the neighborhood.

5. The Owner must obtain and maintain an insurance policy for the Short-Term Rental Dwelling with liability coverage of at least $1,000,000. Confirmation of this policy shall be provided to the Township.

6. Occupants shall not encroach on neighboring properties.

7. Occupants shall not create a nuisance. A nuisance includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Any activity violating Ordinance 2000-02, the Noise Ordinance;

b. See above.

E. The Maximum Occupancy for any Short-Term Rental Dwelling shall not exceed two Occupants per bedroom plus two additional occupants per finished story, which meets the applicable egress required for occupancy in the Michigan Residential Construction Code, subject to any other local, state, and federal regulations.

1. Campers and tents may not be used to provide additional occupancy on the Premises.

2. No attic or basement may be used to calculate Maximum Occupancy unless the Owner consents to the Township’s inspection of the Premises to verify compliance with requirements in the Michigan Residential Construction Code, Michigan Construction Code, and applicable fire codes.

F. The maximum number of people allowed in the Short-Term Rental Dwelling at any time, including Occupants and day-time guests, is equal to one and one-half (1.5) times the Maximum Occupancy determined under subsection (e).

G. Short-Term Rental Dwellings are subject to the remainder of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance.

H. The Owner must consent to inspections, limited to the requirements of this ordinance and the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinances, of the Short-Term Rental Dwelling upon application registration under the Lincoln Township Short-Term Rental Ordinance and every two (2) years thereafter, so long as the Dwelling remains in service as a Short-Term Rental Dwelling. 

Section 4. Chapter 5 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by adding the following subsection to Section 5.03. Special Land Uses:

K. Short-Term Rental Dwelling

Section 5. Chapter 6 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, Low is hereby amended by adding the following subsection to Section 6.03:

G. Short-Term Rental Dwelling 

Section 6. Chapter 7 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by adding the following subsection to Section 7.03. Special Land Uses:

(A)(2) Short-Term Rental Dwelling

Section 7. Chapter 9 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, Commercial Resort District, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection to Section 9.03. Special Land Uses:

K. Short-Term Rental Dwelling

Section 8. Chapter 12 of the Lincoln Township Zoning Ordinance, Light Industrial District, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection to Section 12.03. Special Land Uses:

F. Short-Term Rental Dwelling

Section 9. Section 7. Severability. Should a court of competent jurisdiction determine that any portion of this Ordinance or subsequent amendment (or any portion thereof) is invalid or unconstitutional, that shall not affect the balance of this Ordinance, which shall remain in full force and effect

Section 10. Section 8. Conflict. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 11. Section 9. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective seven (7) days after its publication or seven (7) days after a summary of its provisions is published in the newspaper. 

AYES: Members: Amy Stockwell, Jackie Bulson, Robin Rodarmer

NAYS: Members: None

ORDINANCE DECLARED ADOPTED.

Summary ONLY – Full ordinance available on line at lincolntonship.net-----

 TOWNSHIP OF BROOKS 

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

The Brooks Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2024-25 at Brooks Township Hall 490 Quarterline Road Newaygo, MI on Tuesday, March 19, 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. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at 490 Quarterline Road, Newaygo, MI.

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

The Brooks Township Board 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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Brooks Township Board by writing or calling the following: Jennifer Badgero - Clerk Brooks Township, PO Box 625 Newaygo, MI 49337. Telephone 231 652-6763.

Published 3/6/24.

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EVERETT TOWNSHIP

PROPOSED BUDGET

PUBLIC HEARING

The Everett Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Township budget for the fiscal year of 2024-2025 at 12:45 pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A special meeting will immediately follow to consider the adoption of the budget. A copy of the proposed 2024/2025 budget will be available for inspection after March 4, 2024, by contacting the clerk at (231)689-1082 or (231)689-5484 for an appointment. Comments, concerns, or questions may be submitted either prior to or at the time of the meeting via phone or email at etwpclerk@gmail.com

Pamela Chaffee, Everett Township Clerk

Individuals with disabilities requiring aids or services should contact the Everett Township Board by writing or calling the Everett Township Hall, Pamela Chaffee, Clerk, 1516 E. 8th St., White Cloud, MI 49349. (231)689-1802. This notice is posted in compliance with P.A. 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72a (2)(3), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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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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NOTICE OF HEARING

ON CONFIRMING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

FOR THE DOWNTOWN PUBLIC PARKING SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF FREMONT,

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution to be adopted by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan, relative to a special assessment for maintenance of the Downtown Public Parking System in the City of Fremont, the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of CONFIRMING said roll between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024 at which time any persons interested therein may view and participate in the meeting written or oral objections thereto via email before the meeting to the City Clerk at cityclerk@fremontmi.gov. Details of meeting access are on the City’s website www.fremontmi.gov

Dated this 28th day of February 2024

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Garfield Township Board will be having a public hearing on the proposed Township budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year at the Garfield Township Hall, 7190 Bingham Ave, Newaygo MI 49337 at 7:00pm on March 12, 2024. 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 7190 Bingham Ave, Newaygo MI or by contacting the clerk to setup an appointment at 231-652-4251. 

This notice is posted in compliance with PA267 of 1976 an amended (open meeting act) MCLA41.72(2)(3) and the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities requiring auxillary aids or serivces should contact the Garfield Township Board by writing or calling the following; Kristin Melvin, Garfield Township Clerk 7190 Bingham Ave, Newaygo MI 49337. Phone 231-652-4251

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

FOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Commission of Sherman Township, Newaygo County, Michigan will consider the granting of a Special Use Permit to Mervin Miller at 950 W 40th St, Fremont, MI 49412, parcel # 62-14-35-200-013

A PUBLIC HEARING on the request for a Special Use Permit for Mervin Miller to operate a Cabinet shop under Section 17.15 #2 ,Outbuilding Business will be considered at the Sherman Township Hall Meeting room, 2168 S Wisner, Fremont, Newaygo County, Michigan on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS may appear in person or by their agent for the purpose of offering proof in support of their position, opposing, or endorsing the granting of this Special Use Permit to said property. If you are not able to appear in person a written opposition or endorsement may be submitted to the township clerk no later than March 19.2024, by mailing to Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk, 2168 S Wisner Ave, Fremont, MI 49412.

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COMMUNICATIONS TOWER

Horvath Communications proposes to build a 199-foot Self-Support Communications Tower at the approx. vicinity of 5157 W 11 Mile Rd, Bitely, Newaygo County, MI 49309. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Camille Neitzel, c.neitzel@trileaf.com, 1821 Walden Office Square, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 630-227-0202.

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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 13, 2024, for the following:

• Patching Materials

• Culvert Materials

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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DEERFIELD APARTMENTS A licensed Adult Foster Care Home for individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities is accepting applications. Income restrictions apply. For more information or for an application, please contact us at 209 Meadow Hills Lane, Fremont 231.924.6790 Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30 pm 

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DAYTON TOWNSHIP

Board Calendar 2024/2025

Meetings are held at 7:00pm at Dayton Township Hall, 3215 S. Stone Rd., Fremont.

JANUARY 11, 2024

FEBRUARY 8, 2024

MARCH 14, 2024

APRIL 11, 2024

MAY 9, 2024

JUNE 13, 2024

JULY 11, 2024
AUGUST 8, 2024

SEPT. 12,2024

OCTOBER 10, 2024

NOV. 14, 2024

DEC 12, 2024

JANUARY 09, 2025

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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. 02-13-24-01 which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township at its regular meeting of February 13, 2024. The Ordinance conditionally rezones a portion of the property addressed as 4221 Moore Road from the “RR” Rural Residential District Zoning Classification to the “I-1” Light Industrial District; and is effective on the 8th day after publication of this summary thereof. 

ORDINANCE NO. 02-13-24-01

CONDITIONAL REZONING ORDINANCE 

SECTION 1. REZONING OF A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN SECTION 31, WITH CONDITIONS. A 6.944-acre portion of the property located at 4221 Moore Road within the Township is conditionally rezoned from the “RR” Rural Residential District Zoning Classification to the “I-1” District Zoning Classification, subject to a statement of conditions to be recorded with the County Register of Deeds and a site plan permitting the operation of a digester thereon. The Township Zoning Map is amended to reflect the rezoning. 

SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY. The various provisions of the ordinance are severable from each other. 

SECTION 3. REPEAL. Conflicting ordinance provisions are repealed. 

SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. The Ordinance is effective on the 8th 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, clerk@ashtwp.com 

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

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ENSLEY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING

The Ensley Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 to be held on March 5, 2024 at 7:30 PM, at the Ensley Township Hall, 7163 E 120th Street, Sand Lake, 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 available for inspection by interested persons at the Clerk’s office.

Cynthia Harwood, 

Ensley Township 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. 02-13-24-02 which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township at its regular meeting of February 13, 2024. The Ordinance amends the cemetery regulations to address green burials and the location of military plaques on graves; and is effective the day after publication of this summary thereof. 

ORDINANCE NO. 02-13-24-02

ORDINANCE AMENDING CEMETERY REGULATIONS 

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1.1A OF THE CEMETERY REGULATIONS ORDINANCE. Amends the vault provisions to allow for “green burials” with only a single “top” vault, and subject to other conditions. 

SECTION 2 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3.0. If not the primary (only) grave marker, military plaques must be attached to the primary grave marker and cannot be a the foot of the grave. 

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

SECTION 4. REPEAL AND EFFECTIVE DATE. Conflicting ordinance provisions are repealed. The Ordinance is effective the day after this publication. 

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, clerk@ashtwp.com 

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

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GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

Garfield Township will have a public hearing at a ZBA Meeting on March 19th at 7:00pm to be held at Garfield Township Hall, 7190 Bingham Ave, Newaygo MI 49337. The purpose of the request is for a variance request of the lot split ordinance for 6831 Sunoco Drive, Newaygo MI 49337. 

Citizens are welcome to attend or provide written comments. All written comments must be received by noon on March 19th, 2024. 

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NOTICE OF ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS ADOPTION

BROOKS TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

On February 20, 2024, the Brooks Township Board adopted new amendments to the Brooks Township Zoning Ordinance regarding ordinance interpretation and cemeteries. More specifically, the adopted amendments for the Zoning Ordinance contain purpose, intent and findings statements, add a new and additional Section 1.05 regarding ordinance interpretation, add a new and additional Section 3.28 prohibiting cemeteries and contain replacement language for existing Section 2.10 regarding institutional or public uses. A full copy of the adopted new amendments to the Zoning Ordinance can be reviewed, inspected or purchased at the Brooks Township offices during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays) or by contacting the Brooks Township Clerk at (231) 652-6763. The new zoning amendments will become effective upon the expiration of 7 days after this notice appears in the newspaper. Questions should be directed to the Brooks Township Clerk at (231) 652-6763. 

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Badgero, Brooks Township Clerk

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BUDGET HEARING

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

There will be a Budget Public Hearing for fiscal year 2024-2025 on March 14, 2024 at the Lincoln Township Hall at 1988 N Wisner Ave This hearing will be held in conjunction with the Regular Township Meeting scheduled for March 14, 2024. 

The regular meeting begins at 7:00 pm and it is expected the Budget - Public Hearing will be approximately 7:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to review and answer questions about the 2024-2025 Fiscal year budget. The property tax millage rate that supports this budget will be a subject of this meeting. Copies of proposed budget are available from the Clerk at lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com .

Jackie Bulson-Clerk - 231.679.1226

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

CLIP & SAVE

ASHLAND GRANT

FIRE DISTRICT

NOTICE OF THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE

ASHLAND GRANT

FIRE DISTRICT BOARD 

JANUARY 22, 2024

FEBRUARY 26, 2024

MARCH 25, 2024

APRIL 22, 2024

MAY 28, 2024

JUNE 24, 2024

JULY 22, 2024
AUGUST 26, 2024

SEPT. 23, 2024

OCTOBER 28, 2024

NOV. 25, 2024

DEC. 23, 2024

JANUARY 27, 2025

All meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the City of Grant meeting room located at 105 Front St. Grant MI 49327.

Shelly Boerema

Ashland Grant Fire 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. 1-9-24 which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township at its regular meeting of January 9, 2024. The Ordinance amends the Zoning Ordinance’s supplemental regulations to correct a typographical error; and is effective on the 8th day after publication of this summary thereof. 

ORDINANCE NO. 1-9-24

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 13 “SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS” OF THE ASHLAND TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE. One trailer or RV may be stored on non-farm residentially-used parcels in the Township. 

SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY. The various provisions of the ordinance are severable from each other. 

SECTION 3. REPEAL. Conflicting ordinance provisions are repealed. 

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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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. 1-12-24 which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township at its special meeting of January 12, 2024. The Ordinance amends the Zoning Ordinance’s supplemental regulations to address solar facilities, including large-scale/utility grade solar installations. The Ordinance is effective on January 25, 2024. 

ORDINANCE NO. 1-12-24

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO DEFINITIONS SECTION. Adds several definitions related to solar energy systems (“SES”), including “dual use”; “ground-mounted”; and “solar array”, among others. 

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 13.04. Adds standards and application requirements for different SES, such as “roof-mounted”; “accessory ground-mounted”; “building-integrated”; and “principal use” SES. 

SECTION 3. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4 “R-1 RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT”. Adds principal use SES as a special use. 

SECTION 4. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4 “R-1 RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT”. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as authorized accessory uses. 

SECTION 5. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5 “R-2 LAKE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT’. Adds principal use SES as a special use. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as permitted accessory uses. 

SECTION 6. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 6 “R-3 RIVER RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT’. Adds principal use SES as a special use. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as permitted accessory uses. 

SECTION 7. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7 “C-1 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT’. Adds principal use SES as a special use. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as permitted accessory uses. 

SECTION 8. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8 “l-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT’. Adds principal use SES as a special use. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as permitted accessory uses. 

SECTION 9. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9 “l-2 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT’. Adds principal use SES as a special use. Adds Roof-mounted SES, Accessory Ground-Mounted SES and Building Integrated SES as permitted accessory uses. 

SECTION 10. SEVERABILITY. The various provisions of the ordinance are severable from each other. 

SECTION 11. 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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SPECIAL LAND USE

FARM MARKET

RYZEBOL PROPERTIES LLC

FEBRUARY 12, 2024

7:00 PM

THE REQUEST:

Helia Buchanan is the Resident Agent for Ryzebol Properties LLC who owns 62.06 Acres of property at 5519 W. 104th St., Fremont, MI (62-21-01-300-015). Ms. Buchanan has requested a Special Land use for this property in line with the Bridgeton Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 13, Special Land Uses, Section 13.06 Specific Land Use Standards, and Subsection N., Farm Market. This parcel is located in a Rural Residential #1 (RR-1) district. Ms. Buchanan has asked that the proposed lessee (Steve Leestma of Hemlock Grove Farms) be allowed to make this application. A public hearing will be held for this on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 PM. This will be held at the Bridgeton Township Hall, 11830 S. Warner Ave., Grant, MI 49327.

A copy of the proposal is available at the township hall.

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NOTICE OF ZONING ORDINANCE 

AMENDMENTS ADOPTION

LILLEY TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

On January 8, 2024, the Lilley Township Board adopted new amendments to the Lilley Township Zoning Ordinance (the “Zoning Ordinance”) involving short-term rentals (“STRs”). More specifically, the new zoning amendments include an article regarding the intent and legislative history of the proposed zoning amendments, an article containing the findings of the Township Board regarding STRs and the zoning amendments, the addition of a definition of a “Short-Term Rental” and “STR Lot” in Section 2.19 of the Zoning Ordinance, the adding of a new and additional Section 3.32 to the Zoning Ordinance regarding STRs, including limitations on the number of STRs within the Township, area and geographical limits, the total number of STR lots allowed within Lilley Township, priority specifications regarding which STR lots can take advantage of the “caps” or limitations, the listing of certain items, structures and buildings that cannot be used for STRs, the requirement that no STR Lot shall be occupied or used by more than one family at a time, the requirement that every STR and STR Lot fully comply with other applicable Township ordinances, a new Subsection 7.02(G) regarding short-term rentals within the AG-Agricultural zoning district, a new Subsection 8.02(E) regarding STRs in the RR-Rural Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 9.02(E) regarding STRs within the LDR-Low Density Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 10.02(E) regarding STRs within the MDR-Medium Density Rural Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 13.03(N) regarding STRs in the GC-General Commercial zoning district, and articles regarding severability, indicating that the rest of the Zoning Ordinance remains unchanged apart from the new amendments, and the effective date of the zoning amendments. A full copy of these new amendments to the Zoning Ordinance regarding STRs (and the Zoning Ordinance itself) can be obtained, purchased, inspected or reviewed at the 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. The new zoning amendments will become effective upon the expiration of 7 days after this Notice appears in the newspaper. 

Respectfully submitted by, 

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

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LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

Planning Commission Public Hearing on February 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL, 1988 N. Wisner Ave., White Cloud, Mi 49349

231-679-1226 -- Twp Clerk

Lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com

This is the Final Public Hearing regarding set backs (Primarily in LDR areas, Diamond Lake and the White River) and to finalize the Winter Camping Ordinance. These changes will affect the following Zoning Ordinance Sections (3.05, 3.09, 3.19, and 7.04) 

A Copy of the Ordinance is available on the township website or by contacting the Township Clerk, Jackie Bulson 

Time and Date of Posting:

January 5, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

A copy of this notice is on file in the office of the 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, January 8, 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 and Zoning Map 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. 2024-01

AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE PARCEL 

#62-19-30-130-014 (120 PINE LAKE DR)

AND PARCEL # 62-19-30-130-005 (160 PINE LAKE DR) 

TO PUD AND TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP 

OF THE CITY OF NEWAYGO ZONING ORDINANCE

THE CITY OF NEWAYGO ORDAINS:

Article 1. The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Newaygo and Zoning Map is hereby amended so as to rezone the following described lands from B-2 (Highway Business District) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development) Zoning District, which lands are further depicted on the zoning map and descriptions or identifications are as follows:

Rezone parcel # 62-19-30-130-014 & parcel # 62-19-30-130-005 from Highway Business District (B-2) to Planned Unit Development (PUD). The parcels are located at 120 & 160 Pine Lake Dr. The rezoning will accommodate apartments.

Article 2. Except as expressly amended by this ordinance/ordinance amendment document, the Zoning Ordinance (and Zoning Map) for the City of Newaygo, as amended, shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

Public Notice is hereby given that the White Cloud City Council will hold a Public Hearing, February 6, 2024, at 6:00 pm, at the City Office, located at 12 N. Charles St., White Cloud, MI for the purpose of receiving public comment on an ordinance to Amend Chapter 117, Marihuana Licensing Board, Section 117.05 Entitled “Board Composition and Eligibility”; and Section 117.07 Entitled “Powers, Duties and Procedures” of the Code of Ordinances for the City of White Cloud. A copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at the City Office, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Written comments may be submitted to the City of White Cloud, PO Box 607, White Cloud, MI 49349, or emailed to clerk@cityofwhitecloud.org which shall be a part of the permanent record.

Kelli Arnold, Clerk, City of White Cloud

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WHITE CLOUD RENTAL INSPECTOR

The City Of White Cloud is looking for a Rental Inspector. Applicant should have knowledge in some aspect of construction or property management. Any individual who is “handy” and has an attention to detail, the desire to learn, and the ability to communicate effectively will also be considered. This is a contracted position and is paid a “per inspection rate.” (We estimate 50-75 inspections annually) 

Please send your resume to April Storms, citymanager@cityofwhitecloud.org. Resumes are due for consideration on 2/7/24. 

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

The Lilley Township Planning Commission, per the Lilley Township Zoning Ordinance and statutes of the State of Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the Lilley Township Multi-Purpose Building at 10767 N. Prospect St. Bitely, Michigan 49309. 

Open discussion on the following application from Parallel Infrastructure, AT&T for a proposed Wireless Communications Facilities and Antenna Support Structure, property at 9831 N. Woodbridge Dr, Bitely, MI 49309. 

280’ Self-Support Tower with 8ft Lightning Rod. 65’ x 65’ Fenced Compound Equipment at the base of the tower:

New AT&T WUC Cabinet on new steel platform and New AT&T Generator on new steel platform.

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 Fran Nelson, Lilley Township Clerk. It is respectfully requested that public comments and /or items to be a matter of public record be submitted to the Planning Commission at the address above or email lilleytownshipbitely@gmail.com.

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE - LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

Election Conmissioners Meeting on January 30, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL, 1988 N. Wisner Ave., White Cloud, Mi 49349

231-679-1226 -- Twp Clerk

Lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com

Purpose of the Meeting: 

1. Appoint Election Inspectors

2. Public Accuracy Test

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).

The Lincoln Township Board 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 or public hearing upon three (3) days notice to the Lincoln Township Board.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Lincoln Township Board by writing or calling the following: Sharon Noggle at 231.689.2024 or Robin Rodarmer at 231.245.8447

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

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ELECTION INSPECTORS WANTED

Newaygo County Clerk’s Office needs your help! We are looking for motivated individuals who are interested in working as election inspectors for the early voting period. This will be a temporary job from February 17th-25th. We’re looking for workers who are available between the hours of 7:00am-3:00pm. The rate of pay will be $15.00 per hour and training will be provided. 

Eligibility requirements to serve as an election inspector are:

• You must be at least 16 years of age.

• You must be a registered voter in Michigan if 18+ years of age. Individuals aged 16 – 17 must be a Michigan resident.

• You must not have a felony or election crime conviction.

• You must not be an election challenger, a candidate, a member of a candidate’s immediate family, or a member of the local board of canvassers.

• You must affiliate with a political party. Party registration is not a requirement. Michigan law requires that election inspectors disclose political affiliation to ensure balanced staffing. Affiliating as “independent” or “unaffiliated” is not a legal option for an election inspector.

Applications can be found on the Newaygo County Clerk’s website at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/elections/. Completed applications can be returned to the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office or emailed to april.pickard@newaygocountymi.gov

For more information, please contact the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office at 231-689-7212.

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Jan. 31, 2024

Newaygo County Board of Commissioners ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING MINUTES OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY January 3, 2024 9:00 A.M. CALL TO ORDER, PRAYER, & PLEDGE Meeting called to order by Vice Chairperson James Maike at 9:00 a.m., with Prayer by Newaygo County Clerk, Jason VanderStelt, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Brenda Bird. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Bryan Kolk (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 24-001 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the agenda for the January 3, 2024 Organizational Meeting. Ayes – Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Bryan Kolk. Motion carried. NOMINATIONS – VICE CHAIR Vice Chairperson James Maike called for nominations for Vice-Chairperson of the Board. Ken DeLaat nominated James Maike to fill this position for the 2024 term. No other nominations were presented. VICE CHAIR - MOTION NUMBER 24-002 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Ken DeLaat, to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for James Maike as Vice-Chairperson of the Board. Ayes – Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Bryan Kolk. Motion carried. 2024 MEETING DATES MOTION NUMBER 24-003 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the 2024 dates and times of the meetings as presented. Ayes – Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Bryan Kolk. Motion carried. 2024 BOARD RULES MOTION NUMBER 24-004 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Brenda Bird, to adopt the 2024 Board of Commissioners’ Rules as presented. Ayes – Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Bryan Kolk. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 24-005 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to adjourn the meeting at 9:06 a.m. Ayes – Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat. Nays – none. Absent – Bryan Kolk. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED January 10, 2024 


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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council December 11, 2023 

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 Black to approve the agenda as presented. AIF/MC 

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Burns to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 11/13/2023, approval of accounts payable, approval of Resolution 2023-35 setting the regular meeting dates for City Council for the 2024 calendar year, and approval of Resolution 2023-39 approving the reappointment of Dave Chambers and Robbin Faulkner to the Planning Commission. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve the Gus Macker Basketball Event to be held at Newaygo High School in July 2024. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: Johnson. CARRIED 

Motion by Burns, second by Johnson to approve Resolution 2023-36 to remove expiration date of Social District. AIF/MC 

Motion by Johnson, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2023-37 Intent for Funding of Water Service Line Project. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

Motion by Johnson, second by Black to approve Traffic Control Order # 203-Parking on Water St. between State Rd. (M37) and Fair St. AIF/MC

Motion by Black, second by Engemann to approve Cybersecurity Grant consent agreement and to designate Schneider as authorized agent to sign the agreement and all relevant documents to effectuate the grant. AIF/MC 

Motion by Engemann, second by DeVries to approve Resolution 2023-38 which exercises the City’s right to exempt itself from the requirements of PA 152 of 2011 for coverage beginning 01/01/2024. AIF/MC

Schneider displayed the GIS Map and highlighted the parcel being discussed (Parcel # 62-18-26-200-015). He said that the undeveloped parcel in discussion is surrounded by a larger undeveloped parcel, owned by a developer whom has discussed interest in a future housing development on this parcel. Schneider said that the smaller parcel had previously been for sale and asked Council for their thoughts if it might make sense for the City to look at the possibility of acquiring the smaller parcel. Council Members discussed listing price vs. assessed price of small parcel in discussion. Council discussed that there might be more incentive to the developer, who owns the larger parcel, to develop that area if the City owned the small parcel. Consensus of Council was that Schneider should research property details and bring information back to a future Council Meeting.

Motion by Black, second by DeVries to approve Marshall Run to be held on August 31, 2024. AIF/MC 

Fedell said that the Engineering Report for the Powerhouse Building Assessment was included in packets. Schneider discussed the Executive Summary section of the report stating that the first phase would be working with an engineer on the structural repair items listed in the assessment. Schneider discussed funding options and said that repairs and work on the building would be done in phases based on funding.

Schneider said that the Audit was included in packets and that it was a clean audit stating that there were no deficiencies listed by the auditors. Council Members thanked Schneider and staff for doing a good job.

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM. AIF/MC

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HESPERIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Board Meeting Calendar 2024

Month Work Session Date Regular Meeting Date

January 8th** 22nd*

Feb. 12th

March 4th 18th

April 15th

May 6th 20th

June 10th 24th*

July 15th**

August 5th 26th

Sept. 9th 23rd

Oct. 7th 21st

Nov. 11th

Dec. 2nd 16th

* Denotes Budget Amendment Meeting Dates

** Denotes Organizational Meeting Dates

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES, INC.

NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE OF

REGULATED RETAIL SERVICES

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC (“MCImetro”) hereby notifies all interested parties that on or after April 22, 2024, it will discontinue the provision of basic local exchange services to residential and small business customers in the State of Michigan. Bundled interexchange services and features such as caller identification, call forwarding and voicemail also will be discontinued to these customers. Affected customers have been notified within customer bills and by US mail. AT&T (Michigan Bell) is the local exchange provider in the areas impacted by this change. Verizon Wireless may also provide service in the impacted areas. Verizon 5G and 4G LTE network coverage is searchable at https://www.verizon.com/coverage-map/. Additional information regarding other alternative providers in your area is available through the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Telephone Exchange Map located on its website at https://michigan.gov/mpsc/regulatory/telecommunications/michigan-telephone-exchange-map. MCImetro has made a filing with the Public Service Commission regarding this discontinuance of service. A customer of MCImetro may request the Commission investigate the availability of comparable voice service with reliable access to 9-1-1. You may submit comments to the Commission via mail to the Executive Business Section, Michigan Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909, referencing Docket No. U-21501. Electronic comments may be emailed to: mpscedockets@michigan.gov. All comments submitted to the Commission in this matter will become public information, posted on the Commission’s website, and subject to disclosure. Interested parties affected by this discontinuance can contact MCImetro for more information by calling 877-297-7816 or writing to MCImetro Access Transmission Services, LLC, Attn: State Government Relations, 5055 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022.

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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 1/16/24

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

2. Approval of agenda with additions

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 12/19/23 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 $27.55 for office calendar.

7. Public Comment. 

a. B Kolk, County Commissioner, gave an update of the County. 

b. Joseph Fox was present and gave an update on what he is working on plus handed out 

booklets of the US Constitution, Michigan’s Constitution, and a listing of all people at the 

State level.

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Joe Hunt provided a bid for repairs for the existing bike park and 

updated on what was happening with the potential new plans. 

b. Recreation Authority update – B Kolk gave an update on what is happening with the 

Recreation Authority. 

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

d. Salary Resolution 24-01 was approved. 

e. Road were discussed and will be put on agenda for next month.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Brine estimate for 2024 was for information. 

d. 2023 final budget review was completed and passed.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 12/19/23

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

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 11/21/23 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 $811.23 for quickbooks renewal and office 

supplies; Oosterhouse totaling $747.94 for quickbooks renewal and plat books.

7. Public Comment. 

a. Bryan Kolk, County Commissioner gave an update on what is happening at the County.

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Joe Hunt with township officials and he will bring proposals back 

to the board meeting. 

b. Recreation Authority update – B Kolk gave an update on the Recreation Authority/Center. 

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

d. Roads – still no vehicle counts for Sleeper and Green.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Sewer budget for 2024 was approved. 

d. General Fund budget for 2024 was approved. 

e. Dykstra appeal of emergency services was approved. 

f. Ordinance 24-01 Amending the Joint Zoning Ordinance first reading was held. 

g. Ordinance 24-02 for Great Lakes Energy had first reading. 

h. 2024 meeting dates for information 

i. Resolution 24-01 Vacating First Street will be sent to attorney for review.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BROOKS TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION 

On February 19, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Brooks Township offices at 490 Quarterline Road, Newaygo, Michigan 49337, the Brooks Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Brooks Township Zoning Ordinance regarding ordinance interpretation and cemeteries. More specifically, the proposed amendments for the Zoning Ordinance would add a new and additional Section 1.05 regarding ordinance interpretation, a new and additional Section 3.28 prohibiting cemeteries and replacement language for existing Section 2.10 regarding institutional or public uses. A full copy of the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance can be reviewed, inspected or purchased at the Brooks Township offices during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays) or by contacting the Brooks Township Clerk at (231) 652-6763. Public comments are welcome at the public hearing. In addition, written comments will be accepted by the Planning Commission up until the time of the public hearing. In the interim, questions should be directed to the Brooks Township Clerk at (231) 652-6763. 

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Badgero 

Brooks Township Clerk

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CORRECTION NOTICE

The Newaygo County Registration and Election Notices that ran in the 1-24-2024 issue of the TimesIndicator should have included the following amendment proposal for the City of Fremont,

and will appear on the ballot.

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10.7 “SAME – MEETINGS; EXAMINATION OF PERSON APPEARING”

Shall Section 10.7 be amended to read:

Section 10.7 “Board of Review – Same - Meetings; examination of person appearing”

The board of review shall meet in two sessions in each year at such place as shall be designated by the council. The first session of the board shall convene on the first Monday in March of each year and shall continue in session for two days and as much longer as may be necessary for the purpose of considering and correcting the roll. In each case where the assessed value is increased or any property added to the rolls by the board, the secretary of the board shall give notice to the owners thereof according to the last assessment roll of the city by first class mail placed in the post office not later than midnight of the last day of the first session. The second session of the board shall convene on the third Monday of March of each year and shall continue in session for one day and as much longer as may be necessary. The board shall remain in session during such hours as the council may designate. 

The board of review may examine under oath any person appearing before it respecting the assessment of property on the assessment roll. Any member of the board may administer the oath.

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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, February 14, 2024, for the following: 

• Tree Cutting in various locations 

within Newaygo County 

• Pavement Marking

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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NC RESA

Summer Internship Program Welcomes Employer Worksite Applications

NC RESA Summer Internship program welcomes employer worksite applications. This opportunity is funded in part through a grant from Fremont Area Community Foundation.

Local employers may provide Newaygo County high school or college students an opportunity to learn about local companies, the industry, and various career opportunities. Students between the ages of 16 and 21 will be paid to serve in local internships for a maximum of 200 hours during the summer of 2024.

For more information and to request an application, please contact: 

Andy Melius (231)-924-8827

amelius@ncresa.org

Kathy Truman (231)-924-8828

ktruman@ncresa.org

Submission deadline is 

February 25, 2024

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WHITE CLOUD

RENTAL INSPECTOR

The City Of White Cloud is looking for a Rental Inspector. Applicant should have knowledge in some aspect of construction or property management. Any individual who is “handy” and has an attention to detail, the desire to learn, and the ability to communicate effectively will also be considered. This is a contracted position and is paid a “per inspection rate.” (We estimate 50-75 inspections annually) 

Please send your resume to April Storms, citymanager@cityofwhitecloud.org. Resumes are due for consideration on 2/7/24. 

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WILCOX TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR POSITION

Wilcox Township, Newaygo County, is in search of a new township Assessor as of May 1, 2024 or earlier. Township residence not required. Michigan Assessors Board Level II MCAO required. For information, contact Paul at 231-689-2073 or paul1schroeder@gmail.com. Send letter of interest to Wilcox Township Supervisor, P. O. Box 728, White Cloud, MI 49349 by February 18, 2024.

Teressa Hamilton, 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 24-01 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE and is below. The meeting will take place on February 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. 24-01

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE FREMONT COMMUNITY

JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

The text amendment to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Ordinance as recommended by the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission at their November 28, 2023 meeting is outlined below. Strikeouts indicate deleted language. Where italics are used, they denote new or replacement language.

Section 1. Amendment

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:

CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 3 – MIXED USE DISTRICT, SECTION 7-3.04: SITING:

• Under “Lot Requirements” change existing language in “Minimum Lot Area” to read “Residential-5,000 sq. ft. Commercial-6,000 sq. ft.”

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 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 13, 2024, for the following:

• Precast Concrete Box and

Clamshell Dam Structure

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 BRUSH MOWING

BARTON TOWNSHIP

The Newaygo County Road Commission will be brush mowing within their 66’ right-of-way along various roads within Barton Township beginning around February 1, 2024, and continuing until the project is completed (approx. 6 weeks.) We will try to avoid those areas where property owners cut their own brush back. Any questions concerning this project can be forwarded to the Road Commission 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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NOTICE OF HEARING

ON ESTABLISHING & ORDERING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DOWNTOWN PUBLIC PARKING SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF FREMONT, NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution to be adopted by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan, relative to a special assessment for maintenance of the Downtown Public Parking System in the City of Fremont, the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of reviewing said roll 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 Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at which time and place any persons interested therein may present written or oral objections thereto.

Dated this 31st day of January 2024

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk

 

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

DENVER TOWNSHIP

(Short Term Rental Ordinance)

Notice is hereby given that at the regular meeting of the Denver Township Board held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, a new Short Term Rental Ordinance regulating the activity of short-term rentals to protect health, safety and welfare in Denver Township was adopted by the Denver Township Board. The new Short Term Rental Ordinance was adopted pursuant to the Township Ordinances Act, Public Act 246 of 1945, as amended. The new Short Term Rental Ordinance applies throughout Denver Township.

A summary of the new Short Term Rental Ordinance is as follows:

Section 1: Purpose

This section discusses the purposes regarding the new Short Term Rental Ordinance. There are multiple purposes supporting the new Short Term Rental Ordinance including community character preservation, maintaining consistent activity, protecting the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors, providing community benefits, and property retention and protection.

Section 2: Applicability

This section contains what activities are regulated and require a permit under this new Short Term Rental Ordinance including any rental activities taking place for a period less than thirty (30) days.

Section 3: Definitions

This section contains the definitions of various words, phrases, and clauses for purposes of the Short Term Rental Ordinance.

Section 4: Short Term Rental Standards

This section contains the regulations that apply to short term rental activities including number of dwelling units, occupancy, local contact/caretaker, events, pets, refuse/recyclables, parking, campfires, quiet hours, well/septic maintenance, building requirements, and rental agreements.

Section 5: Short Term Rental Application and Permit

This section contains matters regarding application and permitting including application information requirements including property, contact, housing, insurance, and septic system information and permit requirements including annual permit per property, expiration date, and Zoning Administrator administration requirement issuing permits.

Section 6: Fees

This section establishes an annual fee for short-term rentals as determined by the Denver Township Board.

Section 7: Violation of Permit, Suspension or Revocation

This section contains matters regarding the administration of the Short Term Rental Ordinance related to the Zoning Administrator and Denver Township Board including violations, notices, and hearings.

Section 8: Civil Action

This section contains matters regarding the enforcement of the Short Term Rental Ordinance including the use of municipal civil infractions for Ordinance violations.

Section 9: Severability

This section addresses the severability of the Short Term Rental Ordinance.

Section 10: Effective Date

This section states the effective date, Denver Township Board vote, and certification of the Short Term Rental Ordinance.

A full copy of Denver Township’s Short Term Rental Ordinance can be reviewed, obtained, inspected or purchased at the Denver Township Hall located at 130 W. Adams Road, Hesperia, MI 49421, or on the Denver Township website at www.denvertownship.org. The new Short Term Rental Ordinance will become effective upon the expiration of 30 days after this notice appears in the newspaper as provided by law.

Respectfully submitted by,

Theresa Anderson, Clerk, Denver Township • 231-854-0480 • 2denverclerk@frontier.com

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Feb. 14, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE-LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

2024-2025 MEETING DATES

The regular scheduled meetings of the Lincoln Township Board for the 2024-2025 fiscal year will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the township hall, 1988 N. Wisner, White Cloud, MI 49349 on the following dates:

April 18, 2024 August 22, 2024 December 2024 No Meeting

May 16, 2024 September 19, 2024 January 16, 2025 

June 20, 2024 October 17, 2024 February 20, 2025

July 18, 2024 November 21, 2024 March 20, 2025

The regular scheduled meetings of the PLANNING COMMISSION will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the township hall on the following dates:

June 6, 2024 Sept 5, 2024 Dec.5, 2024 March 6, 2025

The regular scheduled meetings of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the township hall on the following dates:

April 1, 2024
October 3, 2024
April 3, 2025

Jackie E Bulson – Clerk

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GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

The Goodwell Township Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 7pm, to remove the Temporary Event Portion of the current Township Zoning Ordinance book.

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

Jennifer Wozniak– Clerk

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Ordinance No. 2024-01

At a regular meeting of the City Council for the City of White Cloud held at the City of White Cloud Offices located at 12 N. Charles Street, White Cloud, Michigan, 49349 on February 6, 2024, the following Ordinance was offered for adoption by City Council Member Dault and was seconded by City Council Member Anuci:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY OF WHITE CLOUD CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 117, SECTION 117.05 ENTITLED “BOARD COMPOSITION AND ELIGIBILITY;” AND SECTION 117.07 ENTITLED “POWERS, DUTIES AND PROCEDURES;” 

THE CITY OF WHITE CLOUD (“City”) ORDAINS:

Section 1. Amendment of Section 117.05. Title XI, Chapter 117, of the Code Ordinance for the City of White Cloud entitled “Board Composition and Eligibility” is hereby amended as follows: 

• Paragraph 1. is amended and reads in its entirety as follows: The Board shall be comprised of three (3) members and an alternate, each of whom shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

• The Board shall elect from among its members a Chair and any other officer deemed necessary. The term of office for such officer(s) shall be one year.

[The remainder of Section 117.05 is unchanged] 

Section 2. Amendment of Section 117.07. Title XI, Chapter 117, amended as follows:

• Paragraph 1 is amended and reads in its entirety as follows: The Board shall meet as needed.

• Paragraph 3(c) is rescinded. 

• Paragraph 4(b) is rescinded.

[The remainder of Section 117.07 is unchanged]

Section 19. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon its publication in the manner required by law. 

YEAS: Dault, Anuci, Murchison, Becker, Shears, Barnhard, Miller

NAYS:None: 

CERTIFICATION

It is hereby certified that the foregoing Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan, at a meeting of the City Council duly called and held on February 6, 2024.

Kelli Arnold, Clerk, City of White Cloud

First Reading: 1/09/2024 • Public Hearing: 2/6/2024 • Adopted: 2/6/2024 

Published: 2-14-2024 • Effective: 2-14-2024

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Feb. 21, 2024
 
TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

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

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Ashland Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and meeting on March 7, 2024 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashland Township Hall, 2019 W.120th St., Grant, within the Township. 

The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments from the public on the following proposed changes to the zoning ordinance:

• Amendment to Section 4.02 to remove commercial wind energy conversion systems as a permitted principal use in rural residential districts. 

• Amendment to Section 7.02 to add commercial wind energy conversion systems as a permitted principal use in C-1, General Commercial districts. 

Written comments will be received from any interested persons by the Ashland Township Clerk at the Township Hall at any time during the township business hours up to the date of the hearing and may be mailed to the address below for presentation to the Planning Commission at the hearing. Written comments will also be received by the Planning Commission at the meeting. Oral comments will be taken at the meeting. 

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place.

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, to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon four (4) days’ notice to the Ashland Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Ashland Township Clerk at the address or telephone number listed below.

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

By: Shelly Borema, Township Clerk

PO Box 457 • Grant, Michigan 49327 

(231) 834-7535 • www.ashtwp.com

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council January 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 the amended agenda adding Resolution 2024-08, Resolution 2024-09, Resolution 2024-10 and Resolution 2024-11 under Consent Agenda. AIF/MC 

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Engemann, second by Burns to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 12/11/2023, approval of accounts payable, and Resolutions listed below. Roll Call: Yeas: Black, Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: None Nay: None. CARRIED 

The following Resolutions were also approved by Consent Agenda:

A. Resolution 2024-03 approving the reappointment of Jon Schneider and Jane Parsley to the NCRA (Newaygo Community Recreational Authority) Board

B. Resolution 2024-04 approving the reappointment of Ron Wight as a Commissioner to the City of Newaygo Building Authority

C. Resolution 2024-05 approving the appointment of Steve DeVries to the Planning Commission

D. Resolution 2024-06 approving the appointments of Lee Ann Clor and Donna Friar to the PSD (Principal Shopping District) Board

E. Resolution 2024-07 approving the reappointment of Joel Phillips and Tom Postma and appointment of Tiffany Chase to the TIFA/LDFA Board

F. Resolution 2024-08 approving the appointment of Mark Brock to the TIFA/LDFA Board

G. Resolution 2024-09 approving the appointment of Felix Uricia to the Newaygo Area District Library Board

H. Resolution 2024-10 approving the reappointments of Matthew Boynton, David Casey and Ed Fedell to the NEDO (Newaygo Economic Development Organization) Board

I. Resolution 2024-11 approving the reappointment of Michael Burns and Lloyd Walerczyk to the Newaygo Fire District Board

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Burns, second by Walerczyk to approve 2024 Council Committee appointments from list included in packets. AIF/MC 

Motion by Fedell, second by Black to approve Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 120/160 Pine Lake Dr. for multi-family housing development with the following contingencies: 1.Written acceptance of PUD approval and contingencies is submitted by the Developer to the City. 2. Parcels 62-19-30-130-005 and 62-19-30-130-014 are combined into one parcel. 3. PUD agreement is executed between the City and Developer. AIF/MC 

Motion by Burns, second by Black to approve Ordinance 2024-01 to Rezone Parcel #62-19-30-130-014 and Parcel 

# 62-19-30-130-005 to PUD and to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Newaygo Zoning Ordinance. AIF/MC

Schneider stated that the Planned Unit Development (PUD) “Draft” Agreement included in packets was one of the contingencies in the motion for final approval of PUD and that no action was required tonight. 

Motion by Burns, second by DeVries to give Schneider authority to negotiate possible purchase of Parcel #62-18-26-200-015 and spending up to $75,000 on the acquisition. AIF/MC 

Fedell stated that “Draft” Resolutions were included in packets relating to proposed Charter amendments. He said that the proposed Charter amendments were related to method of publication for City minutes/notices and compensation to City Planning Commission Board Members and other City Board Members. Schneider discussed time line to amend City Charter that was included in packets stating that these proposed Charter amendments would have to be on the November 2024 ballot. 

Motion by Burns, second by Black to approve Resolution 2024-01 adopting Poverty Income Guidelines for Administration of the Poverty Exemption from Property Taxes for 2024. AIF/MC

Motion by Black, second by Burns to approve Resolution 2024-02 establishing Guidelines for Granting of Poverty Exemptions from Property Taxes. AIF/MC

Motion by Fedell, second by Engemann to approve Wood Street water main project and necessary funding and actions to bring the project to completion, including designating the City Manager as the authorized agent for the project. AIF/MC 

Motion by Fedell, second by Engemann to approve proposal from Fishbeck in the amount of $55,500 for design work and bidding documents for Wood Street water main project. AIF/MC 

Schneider said that the budget reflects six months of activity and discussed some highlights. He explained some revenues and expenditures and said that overall the budget is right where it should be. 

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Burns to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 PM. AIF/MC

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Notice of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment Adoptions 

SHERMAN, TOWNSHIP 

(ARTICLE II, ARTICLE III, And ARTICLE XVII.)

Section 17.15 - Home Business Occupations: A Home Business Occupation is an occupation or profession carried out by a member of a family residing on the premises, which is clearly incidental and secondary to the principal residential use, and does not involve the alteration of the structure or change the character thereof. A parcel is limited to one (1) Home Business Occupation. Home Business Occupations may be permitted only as a Special Use and are allowed in all Districts except Lake Residential. The above requirements as well as those listed below must be met to be considered a Home Business Occupation.

1) In-Home Business: An In-Home Business is a Home Business Occupation conducted entirely within the principal residence.

A) No more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the gross floor area of the dwelling unit shall be utilized for an In-Home Business.

B) Outdoor storage is prohibited for an In-Home Business.

2) Outbuilding Business: An Outbuilding Business is a Home Business Occupation conducted in an accessory building or part of an accessory building.

A) An Outbuilding Business may not exceed twenty-four hundred (2400) square feet.

B) The outdoor storage of goods and/or materials of any kind is prohibited unless screened by a tightboard fence, landscaped buffer, landscaped berm, etc. from view from neighboring property and road right-of-ways. On parcels under two (2) acres, outdoor storage is limited to half (1/2) of the square footage of the Outbuilding Business. On parcels two (2) acres or larger, outdoor storage is limited to the square footage of the Outbuilding Business. All outdoor storage shall meet a fifty (50) foot setback from all property lines.

3) All Home Business Occupations must meet the following requirements:

A) The Home Business Occupation may not create any nuisance or undue hazard due to heat, glare, noise, smoke, vibration, noxious fumes, odors, vapors, gases, or any other disturbances at any time resulting from such operation. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio or television off the premises, or causes fluctuations in line voltage off the premises.

B) There shall be no change in the exterior appearance of the dwelling or premises, or other evidence of the conduct of the Home Business Occupation, other than one non-illuminated sign not greater than sixteen (16) square feet in size relating to such occupation.

C) Notice provisions regarding commercial property shall apply to uses under this section.

D) All Home Business Occupation activities must be carried on only by residents of the principal residence, plus not more than one (1) non-resident.

E) A Home Business Occupation must provide adequate off-street parking, in addition to that required for the principal residence.

F) All Home Business Occupations are subject to inspection by the Sherman Township Zoning Administrator.

G) The Planning Commission shall have the authority over all Home Business Occupations to order a limit on the hours of operation, outdoor storage screening requirements, and impose conditions of operation when issuing a Special Use Permit.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Jan. 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, January 17, 2024, for the following:

• Three (3) Model Year “New” 4 x 4 extended cab . ton pickups with 8’ box 

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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PUBLIC NOTICE

ENGLEWRIGHT LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Englewright Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. TAll meetings are at 8:30 a.m. at the Ensley Township Hall located at 7163 E 120th Street Sand Lake, MI 49343.

April 12, 2024 

July 12, 2024
September 13, 2024

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NOTICE

SPECIAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

Short Term Rental – Public Hearing 

Scheduled for January 18, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. at LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL

1988 N. Wisner Ave., White Cloud, Mi 49349. 231-679-1226 -- Twp Clerk

Lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed Ordinances or to have them emailed to you, please contact the Clerk.

Jackie Bulson

Time and Date of Posting:

4:00 P.M., January 2, 2024 

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

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2024 SCHEDULE

NEWAYGO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION MEETINGS

Jan. 3 8:30 A.M.*

Organizational Meeting 

10 9:30 A.M. 

24 9:30 A.M. 

Feb. 14 9:30 A.M. 

27* 9:30 A.M.

March 13 9:30 A.M. 

27 9:30 A.M.

April 10 9:30 A.M. Equalization Session 

24 9:30 A.M.

May 8 9:30 A.M. 

22 9:30 A.M.

June 12 9:30 A.M. 

26 9:30 A.M.

July 10 9:30 A.M. 

24 9:30 A.M.

Aug. 14 9:30 A.M. 

28 9:30 A.M.

Sept. 11 9:30 A.M. 

25 9:30 A.M.

Oct. 09 9:30 A.M. Annual Meeting 

23 9:30 A.M.

Nov. 13 9:30 A.M. 

27 9:30 A.M.

Dec. 11 9:30 A.M. 

18 9:30 A.M.

*Denotes date or time change different from Wednesday at 9:30 A.M.

CHANGES, IF ANY, TO MEETING DATES/TIMES WILL BE POSTED PURSUANT TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. 

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

Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY December 13, 2023 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 Bryan Kolk. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Brenda Bird, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-486 Motion by Paul Mellema, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the agenda for December 13, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-487 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated December 13, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated November 22, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated December 6, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-488 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the 2023 Drain Commissioner Annual Report as presented. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, 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 23-468-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the Commission on Aging’s Purchase of Service Agreement with Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan to provide services to MI Choice Waiver clients, and authorize the Board Chair or Commission on Aging Director to sign all the necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-469-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Commission on Aging’s submission of a FY 2025 MDOT Funding Application for $479,648.00 that includes operating funding of $55,648.00, planning study funding of $100,000.00, and a capital request for four new vehicles at a total cost of $324,000.00, and authorize the Board Chair and Commission on Aging Director to sign all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-470-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to add one part-time Transportation Dispatcher (Manning Table #6730070) at a Pay Grade 4 and amend Commission on Aging’s manning table accordingly. This position will be covered under the Teamsters Local 214 if approved by the Union. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-476 

Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the Cash Transfer in the amount of $24,297.43 for the County’s share of the 2023 County Drain Tax At Large, with the remainder to come from the Newaygo County Road Commission. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-478 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to appropriate an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 to replace a freezer at the Newaygo County Jail; money to come from the allocated amount for this project using Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-479 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve submission of the 2024 Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grant Application, and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-489 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Commission on Aging’s acceptance of a grant award for an Aging in Place program from the Fremont Area Community Foundation for the amount of $45,000.00 and authorize the Commission on Aging Director to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-490 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED December 20, 2023 

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Newaygo County Mental Health Board of Directors

2024 Schedule of Meetings

Newaygo County Mental Health will hold regular monthly meetings of the Board of Directors on the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning in January 2024.

January 11

February 8 

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and are open to the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. They are held in the Board Room of Newaygo County Mental Health, 1049 Newell Street, White Cloud, Michigan. Anyone needing accommodations to participate should contact Shannon Woodside, 231-689-7330, or slwoodside@newaygocmh.org, at least 48 hours in advance.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Dec. 27, 2023
 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SHERMAN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT THE SHERMAN TOWNSHIP HALL, 2168 S. WISNER AVE., FREMONT, MICHIGAN 49412 ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2024 AT 7:00 P.M REGARDING A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, DEFINITIONS, SECTION 2.41-HOME OCCUPATIONS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SHERMAN ZONING ORDINANCE TO CONSIDER DELETING THE ENTIRE SECTION;

A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, GENERAL PROVISION, SECTION 37.22-HOME OCCUPATIONS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SHERMAN ZONING ORDINANCE TO CONSIDER DELETING THE ENTIRE SECTION; AND, A PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII, SPECIAL USES, SECTION 17.15-HOME BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SHERMAN ZONING ORDINANCE TO CONSIDER DELETING THE ENTIRE SECTION AND REPLACING IT WITH NEW LANGUAGE DEFINING AND REGULATING HOME BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS INCLUDING IN-HOME BUSINESS AND OUTBUILDING BUSINESS. THESE CHANGES WILL 1) LIMIT ALL HOME BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS TO ONE (1) PER PARCEL, 2) PROHIBIT OUTDOOR STORAGE FOR IN-HOME BUSINESS, 3) LIMIT OUTDOOR STORAGE TO HALF (1/2) THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE OUTBUILDING BUSINESS ON PARCELS UNDER TWO (2) ACRES AND TO THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE OUTBUILDING BUSINESS ON PARCELS TWO (2) ACRES OR GREATER, WITH A FIFTY (50) FOOT MINIMUM PROPERTY LINE SETBACK FOR ALL OUTDOOR STORAGE, 4) EXPAND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL HOME BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS TO MAINTAIN TWO (2) NON-RESIDENT WORKERS, AND 5) EXPAND ALLOWANCES FOR OUTBUILDING BUSINESS IN THE AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT ONLY AND ON 40 ACRES OR GREATER ONLY WITH A MINIMUM SETBACK OF 250 FEET FROM ANY PREEXISTING NEIGHBORING RESIDENCE TO ALLOW UP TO 4000 SQUARE FEET AND ALLOW ADDITIONAL USES SUCH AS METAL WORKS, SAWMILLS, CARPENTRY/CONSTRUCTION, FOOD PROCESSING, GROCERY/FARM/FEED STORES OR OTHER SIMILAR USES. WRITTEN COMMENTS CONCERNING THIS REQUEST MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SHERMAN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION PRIOR TO 2:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2024.

A complete copy of the amendments may be examined at the Township of Sherman Township Hall, 2168 S. Wisner Ave., Fremont, Michigan 49412, 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.

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council October 9, 2023 

 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: Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk 

Absent: Black

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Burns, second by Walerczyk to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the Council regular meeting minutes from 09/11/2023 and approval of accounts payable. Roll Call: Yeas: Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: Black Nay: None. CARRIED 

BOARD BUSINESS

Motion by Johnson, second by Engemann to approve Resolution 2023-29 to set the date and schedule of notices for Public Hearing for Mercury Broadband LLC for a Tax Abatement. AIF/MC

Motion by Johnson, second by Walerczyk to award the waste service bid for the City’s Residential Waste Service to American Classic and allowing the City Manager to begin working on a contract and transition plan with American Classic. Roll Call: Yeas: Burns, DeVries, Engemann, Fedell, Johnson, Walerczyk Absent: Black Nay: None. CARRIED 

Motion by Johnson, second by Engemann to approve the Release of Residential Restrictions on River Valley Development LLC Properties. AIF/MC 

Motion by Johnson, second by Engemann to approve Agreement for use of City Logo. AIF/MC 

Motion by Engemann, second by Burns to approve Resolution 2023-30 amending the City of Newaygo’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. AIF/MC 

Eric Johnson presented information, which was included in packets, on a proposed Flash Mob event that he would like to plan to be held on the land behind the Newaygo Elementary School above the retaining wall. He said that he felt this would be a good opportunity to test and gather data on whether future events could or should be held in this location. Johnson said that he had discussed the event with the Chamber, school and some of the businesses and would like support from City Council to move forward with planning the proposed event. He said that he would present final event details at a future Council Meeting. 

Motion by Burns, second by Walerczyk to appoint the three members recommended on the MML Liability & Property Pool Board of Directors Election. AIF/MC

Schneider went over the budget stating that overall revenue and expenses are right where they should be and explained a couple of fluctuations.

Motion by Walerczyk, second by Burns to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 PM. AIF/MC


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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY November 22, 2023 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 Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-460 Motion by James Maike, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the agenda for November 22, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-461 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated November 22, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated November 8, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated November 15, 2023; the October 2023 Check Register; the October 2023 Budget Report. Ayes – Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CLOSED SESSION MINUTES MOTION NUMBER 23-462 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the November 8, 2023, closed session minutes. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 23-455 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to renew Newaygo County’s annual membership dues to the National Association of Counties (NACo) in the amount of $969.00; money to come from the Board of Commissioners Subscription & Dues Fund. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-456 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve payment to the Mid-State Health Network (MSHN) of the P.A. 2 of 1986 “Liquor Tax” Funds in the total amount of $17,482.66 from the General Fund – Substance Abuse – Health Services – Substance Abuse. Ayes – Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – Brenda Bird. Motion carried. Brenda Bird asked for her comments to be added to the minutes. – “Would like to see a change of focus from the Mid-State Health Network”. MOTION NUMBER 23-457 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Agreement between the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Newaygo County Sheriff, and the Command Officers Association of Michigan for Command Unit from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-458 

Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Agreement between the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Newaygo County Sheriff, and the Police Officers Association of Michigan for Deputies from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-463 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Commission on Aging’s acceptance of a grant award from the Fremont Area Community Foundation for the amount of $7,000.00 for the White Pine Adult Day Group and authorize the Commission on Aging Director to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-464 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to send a letter of support regarding the Fremont Digester with the removal of the words “bulk and packaging”. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-465 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Paul Mellema, to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED December 13, 2023 ---

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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. 12-12-23 which was adopted by the Township Board of Ashland Township at its regular meeting of December 12, 2023. The Ordinance amends the Vehicle Storage and Repair Ordinance to eliminate the provisions for hobby vehicles and is effective on the day after publication of this summary thereof. 

ORDINANCE NO. 12-12-23

AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE STORAGE AND REPAIR ORDINANCE 

SECTION I. AMENDMENT TO SECTION IV OF THE VEHICLE STORAGE AND REPAIR ORDINANCE. Sections IV B. 3 and IV D (with subsections 1-5) related to hobby vehicles are repealed. 

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

SECTION III. REPEAL. Conflicting ordinance provisions are repealed. 

SECTION IV. 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

BROOKS LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Brooks Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. Starting May 2024, meetings will be held the THIRD Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

May 21, 2024

July 16, 2024

September 17, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

CITY OF GRANT 

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 53-1

Public notice is hereby given that the Grant City Commission has adopted Ordinance No. 53-1 “Property Maintenance Code” at a regular meeting held on November 20, 2023.

Summary of Ordinance No. 53-1: To amend Ordinance No. 53, to re-adopt a updated edition of the International Property Maintenance Code (2021), regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings, and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical items and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures in the City of Grant; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees thereof. This Ordinance is effective upon publication.

The publication of this summary is authorized under the provisions of Section 117.3(k) of the Michigan Codified Laws and Section 6.4 of the Grant City Charter. No further publication of the Ordinance is required or contemplated. A true and complete copy of the Ordinance referenced above may be inspected or obtained at the Grant City Offices located at 280 South Maple Street (M-37) Grant, MI 49327 or online at www.cityofgrantmi.com.

Date: 12/27/2023 

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

SHORT-TERM RENTAL MORATORIUM

On December 11, 2023, the Township Board for Lilley Township in Newaygo County, Michigan, adopted an ordinance to impose 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 (Ordinance No. 2023-6). During the four month 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 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, as this is an emergency ordinance. 

Respectively submitted by,

Fran Nelson,Lilley Township Clerk 

(231) 345-6381

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LOVE INC

ANNUAL MEETING

JANUARY 25, 2024

The Love In the Name of Christ Board of Directors invites all community members to attend the Love INC Annual Board meeting. The annual meeting is an opportunity for community members to meet Love INC board members, receive a recap of 2023 events, and learn more about 2024 plans and programs. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. at 11 W. 96th St., in Grant MI 49327.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Wednesday, January 17, 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, MI 49349, for the following proposed projects:

Everett Township

• Summer Ave. North of 40th St. – Grub, Grade and Gravel

Garfield Township

• Cronk Dr. East of Felch Ave. - Grub, Grade and Dolomite

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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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 11/21/23

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

2. Approval of agenda with additions.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 10/17/23 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 Hollowell totaling $247.50 for billing; Kolk totaling $222.37 for software renewals; Kolk totaling $104.94 for Microsoft renewal; Kolk totaling $149.27 for election mileage and Windows renewal.

7. Public Comment. 

a. Bryan Kolk, County Commissioner gave an update on the County.

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – There was discussion on updating and upgrading the bike 

path at the Refuge. 

b. Recreation Autority update – B Kolk discussion what is happening there. 

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

PUBLIC HEARING WAS OPENED AT 7:27 PM to discuss the Special Assessment. 

There was no public comment. Public Comment closed at 7:34 PM. 

Lance reviewed his Improvement Paper with the Board. 

d. ARPA funds update was reviewed. 

e. One Township at a Time letter was for information. 

f. Roads - Hollowell made some suggestions for possible road work.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Recycling – Lance will get more information for the board. 

d. Open Appointments . B Kolk was reappointed to the Recreation Authority; Hollowell was reappointed to the Joint ZBA board. 

e. County Plat books – Oosterhouse will order 2. 

f. RFP – Auditors – Siegfried Crandall PC was approved. 

g. Salaries were discussed. The Resolution will be presented at the December board 

meeting.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Dec. 13, 2023

BROOKS TOWNSHIP 

NEWAYGO COUNTY

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING 

At its regular meeting on January 8, 2024 the Brooks Township Planning Commission will hold public hearings regarding: 

A Special Land Use permit request by Team Thompson to change the parking at 1596 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI, Parcel #62-19-32-231-011, Brooks Township. This is to expand parking to the side and rear and discontinue use of the street side parking and reduce safety hazards.

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: December 13, 2023

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

The Brooks Township Planning Commission will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to the Brooks Township Planning Commission. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Brooks Township Planning Commission by writing or calling the following: Jennifer Badgero, Clerk, P.O. Box 625, Newaygo, MI. 49337, (231) 652-6763

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING 

The Newaygo City Planning Commission, in accordance with the Newaygo City Zoning Ordinance and statutes of the State of Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 6:30 PM in the Newaygo City Council Chambers at 28 N. State Rd, Newaygo, Michigan, 49337, to take comments on the following:

1. Rezone Parcel # 62-19-30-130-014 and # 62-19-30-130-005 from B-2 Highway Business District to Planned Unit Development (PUD). Located at 120/160 Pine Lake Drive.

2. Approval for a Planned Unit Development to accommodate a multi-family housing development to be located at Parcel #62-19-30-130-014 and # 62-19-30-130-005. Located at 120/160 Pine Lake Drive

The City of Newaygo will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon five days advanced notice to the City Clerk at the address or phone number listed below. 

A copy of the Newaygo City Zoning Ordinance, including the Zoning Map is available for review and/or purchase at the Newaygo City Office, 28 N. State Rd., Newaygo, MI, 49337 (231-652-1657) or www.newaygocity.gov. Any party member may appear in person or by attorney at any hearing. It is respectfully requested that public 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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Find the legal and public notices for the December 13, 2023 issue at:
https://www.mipublicnotices.com/#/

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Dec. 20, 2023

NEWAYGO COUNTY REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY DISTRICT NOTICE

Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency requests proposals for the design build implementation of energy management equipment, modernization, maintenance and training services for the buildings in the District, on a performance contracting basis. All proposals shall be funded through annual energy and operational savings.

Requirements for all bidders: 

• Each vendor submitting a proposal must have implemented a minimum of (5) guaranteed savings / energy conservation programs with school districts in Michigan. Must also be able to document completion of the project, actual savings, and guarantee resolution. No Exceptions. 

• A bank money order or bid bond must accompany all bids by a recognized surety company for not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid submitted and made payable to the Owner as required by MCL 380.1267.

• Each bid must be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between any employee of the bidder and / or any member of the Board of Education or Superintendent of Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency.

Requirements for all proposals shall include the following:

• A MANDATORY BIDDER’S CONFERENCE AND BUILDING SURVEY January 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM local time at Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency Administrative offices at Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency. No exceptions will be permitted. The RFP document and all necessary materials will be handed out in this meeting only. 

• Final proposals must be received no later than January 19, 2024 by 2:00 PM EST local time at the 

Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency

Administrative Office

4747 W 48th Street, Fremont MI 49412

• Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency will not consider or accept a bid received after the above bid time. All bids received on time will be opened and read aloud. 

• The school district reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in any or all parts and waive informalities or irregularities in proposals received and to accept a proposal in the school district’s judgment that is in Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency’s best interest.

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The Newaygo County Treasurer put an insert in this paper, The TimesIndicator titled “Newaygo County Tax Foreclosure Notice” during the week of December 6th and 13th. It has come to our attention that the cities listed for some of the property addresses were incorrect. Please call our office at 231-689-7230 if you have any questions. Thank you.

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GARFIELD TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP ADOPTED AN AMENDED JUNK ORDINANCE ON 12/12/2023, EFFECTIVE 12/12/2023. THE AMENDMENT ADDS CIVIL INFRACTION LANGUAGE TO ARTICLE VII PENALTIES AS OUTLINED:

ARTICLE VII PENALTIES

A violation of this ordinance is a municipal civil infraction, for which the fine shall be not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500) for the first offense and not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500), nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1000) for a subsequent offense, in the discretion of the Court, and in addition to all other costs, damages, expenses, and actual attorney’s fees incurred by the Township, or by its designated enforcing authority, in enforcing the ordinance. For purposes of this section, “subsequent offense” means a violation of this ordinance committed with respect to a separate incident by the same person within twelve (12) months after a previous violation of the ordinance for which said person admitted responsibility or was adjudicated to be responsible. Each day that a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

LIEN TO ENFORCE FINES, COSTS AND PENALTIES - The civil fines, costs, assessments, damages and/or expenses imposed against a person found responsible for violating this ordinance shall be paid to the Township, or to its designated enforcing authority, immediately upon entry of the court order. If the civil fines, costs, assessments, damages and/or expenses are not paid within 30 days, the Township, or its designated enforcing authority, may obtain a lien against the land, building, or structure involved in the violation by recording a copy of the court order requiring payment of the fines, costs, assessment, damages and/or expenses with Newaygo County Register of Deeds. The lien may be enforced and discharged in the manner prescribed by the General Property Tax Act.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF - A violation of this ordinance is hereby declared to be a nuisance per se. The issuance of a municipal civil infraction citation and the imposition of the foregoing municipal civil infraction penalties against the violator shall not prohibit the Township, or its designated enforcing authority, from also seeking injunctive relief against the violator, in order to abate the violation or to seek such other relief provided by law.

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

NEWAYGO COUNTY

PROPOSED STATE APPLICATION FOR OPERATING ASSISTANCE AND CAPITAL REQUESTS

All citizens are advised that Newaygo County has prepared an application for State of Michigan financial assistance for fiscal year 2025, as required under Act 51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amended.

Newaygo County and Newaygo County Commission on Aging are requesting a total of $479,648.00 through the following funding sources:

Funding Operating Capital Amount Total

Source Amounts Per Project Amounts

MDOT $55,648 N/A $55,648.00

Specialized

Services

MDO 5310 N/A Four $324,000.00

Capital Replacement Vans 

MDOT 5304 N/A N/A $100,000.00

Public Transit

Study

Total $479,648.00

Newaygo County and Newaygo County Commission on Aging ensure that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more information regarding our Title VI obligations or to file a complaint please contact us at the address given below.

The proposed application is on file at Newaygo County Commission on Aging, 93 S Gibbs, White Cloud, MI 49349, and may be reviewed during a 30-day period after the date published of December 20, 2023. (December 23, 2023 – January 22, 2024) between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Written comments regarding the application and/or written requests for a public hearing to review the application must be received by January 22, 2024. If a hearing is requested, notice of the scheduled date, time, and location will be provided at least 10 days in advance.

Submittals should be sent to justinm@newaygocountymi.gov or the Newaygo County Clerk, PO Box 885, White Cloud, MI 49349.

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS

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 bonds, in one or more series, in an amount of not to exceed $3,000,000 (the “Bonds”).

The Bonds shall be issued to pay the cost to design, purchase, acquire, and construct 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 issuing the Bonds and capitalized interest, if any.

The Bonds 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 payable over not more than forty (40) years from the date of issuance of the Bonds. The Bonds shall be issued pursuant to Act 94, Public Acts of Michigan, 1933, as amended.

SOURCE OF PAYMENT

The principal of and interest on the Bonds shall be payable from the net revenues derived from the operation of the Water Supply System. In addition, the Bonds may be secured by the full faith and credit of the City as limited by applicable constitutional, statutory and charter limitations on the taxing power of the City. In addition, the Bonds may be secured by a pledge of the state revenue sharing payments that the City is eligible to receive from the State of Michigan.

RIGHT OF REFERENDUM

The Bonds will be issued without a vote of the electors approving such Bonds, unless, within 45 days from the date of publication of this Notice of Intent, a petition requesting a referendum, signed by not less than 10% or 15,000 of the registered electors residing within the limits of the City, whichever is lesser, shall have been filed with the Clerk of the City or other recording officer of the City requesting a referendum upon the question of the issuance of the Bonds. If such a petition is filed, the Bonds shall not be issued until approved by the vote of a majority of the electors residing within the City qualified to vote and voting thereon at a general or special election. 

This Notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section 33 of Act 94.

Kim Goodin, City Clerk

 WILDWOOD NORTH SENIOR APARTMENTS

157 W. Barton Street in Newaygo has 1 and 2 bedroom units. Persons must be 62 years of age or older or disabled of any age. Rent based on income. Barrier free unit in building. Applications in hallways or call Ext. 21 at Stratford Group Ltd. 1-800-225-7982. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

TDD #7-1-1.

OAK CREEK APARTMENTS

1101-1103 W Main St. in Fremont has 1 and 2 bedroom units. Rent based on income. Barrier free units available. Applications in hallways or call 1-800-225-7982 Ext 21. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

TDD 7-1-1 

PEACHTREE VILLAGE APARTMENTS 

1100 State Street in Fremont has 1 and 2 bedroom units. Rent based on income. Barrier free units available. Applications in hallways or call 1-800-225-7982 Ext 21. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

TDD 7-1-1 

GREENFIELD MANOR SENIOR APARTMENTS 

228 DeWitte Street in Fremont has one and two bedroom apartments. Persons must be 62 years of age or older or disabled of any age. Rent based on income. Barrier free units. Applications in hallways or call 1-800-225-7982 Ext 21. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. TDD #7-1-1.

APPLERIDGE APARTMENTS 

318- 320 DeWitte in Fremont has one and two bedroom apartments. Rent based on income. Barrier free units. Applications in hallways or call 1-800-225-7982 Ext 21. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

TDD #7-1-1.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Nov 22, 2023
 

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 10/17/23

1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. on a conference line.

2. Approval of agenda with additions.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 9/19/23 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 Lance totaling $50 for a playground beam.

7. Public Comment. 

a. Casper Braafhart 7612 S Sleeper discussed road work Sleeper Ave. 

b. Bob Hayward 6664 Sleeper discussed road work on Sleeper Ave. 

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Nothing at this time. 

b. Recreation Authority update – New gym floor is being put in. 

c. Aquatic Nuisance Special Assessment update – A meeting with the City of Fremont 

and the Fremont Lake Association and Sheridan Charter Township will be held. 

d. Contract with the County for Early Voting was approved.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Dan’s Excavating bid to fix the boat launch was approved. 

d. Picnic area funds will be earmarked at $75,000 

e. Vacating First Street was discussed.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. Watkins asked if the list of roads to be worked on has been completed.

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE

RYERSON LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Ryerson Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. All meeting dates will be the SECOND Thursday of the month. All meetings are at 10:00 a.m. at the Newaygo County Drain Office. 

January 11, 2024
April 11, 2024 

July 11, 2024
September 12, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PICKEREL/KIMBALL LAKE IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Pickerel/Kimball Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. The meetings will be held the SECOND Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

May 14, 2024
July 9, 2024

September 10, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Please be advised that the Newaygo County Board of Public Works has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. Starting January 2024, meetings will be held the FIRST Monday of every other month. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, it will be switched to the SECOND Monday of that month. All meetings are at 3:00 p.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

January 8, 2024
March 4, 2024 

May 6, 2024
July 1, 2024

September 9, 2024

November 4, 2024

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MERRILL TOWNSHIP,

NEWAYGO COUNTY

SNOW REMOVAL

BIDS WANTED

The Merrill Township Board is accepting bids for the 2023-2024 season for snow removal at the Community Complex, and transfer station. Plow specifications is as follows: 3 inches or more, shovel and salting of the entrance, not to be limited to either Supervisor or Clerk contacting you for special events. Bids must be received by December 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm. Bids should be mailed to Merrill Township, 1585 W 11 Mile Rd, Bitely, MI 49309, or emailed to supervisor@merrilltownship.com.

Merrill Township Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

HESS LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Hess Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. The meetings will be held:

• May 7, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at the Newaygo County Drain Office, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

• July 23, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Brooks Township Hall, 490 Quarterline Rd., Newaygo, Michigan, 49337.

• September 17, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at the Newaygo County Drain Office, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

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TOWNSHIP OF GRANT

NEWAYGO COUNTY

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Township of Grant will hear public comments related to the following request. The public hearings will be held at 7:00 P.M. at Township Hall, 1617 E. 120th Street, Grant concerning the following:

1. A Dimensional Non-Use Zoning Variance Application has been submitted pursuant to the provisions of Article 11 and will be reviewed under the procedures and standards of Section 11.4(A)(1) – Dimensional and Non-Use Variances and other applicable Ordinances. This application was submitted by Skyway Towers on behalf of Verizon Wireless who is proposing to install a 195 ft. tower located at 2891 East Fox Drive, Grant, Michigan 49327 (PPN 62-23-10-200-007). The proposed communication tower would be located in the R-R Rural Residential District. The variance being requested would permit the location of the tower to be situated 158 feet from the west property line, and are asking for a 42-foot dimensional variance due to existing site conditions. 

The plans are available for review and written comments will be received until 2:30 P.M., Thursday, November 30, 2023, 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

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Per Fremont City Code of Ordinances, Section 12-15: “No person shall park any motor vehicle upon any of the public streets and alleys within the corporate limits of the City between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM at any time during the months commencing December 1 and ending on the next ensuing April.” This enables the City to plow all the streets of snow during the winter months.

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

ENGLEWRIGHT LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Englewright Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. The meetings will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

April 12, 2024 

July 12, 2024
September 13, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE

DIAMOND LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Diamond Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. The meetings will be held will be held the SECOND Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

January 10, 2024
April 10, 2024 

July 10, 2024
October 9, 2024

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DAYTON TOWNSHIP 

Beginning in December Dayton Township will resume monthly board meetings at the Township Hall, 3215 S Stone Rd. 

Mary Jo Tibbe, Clerk

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP 

NEWAYGO COUNTY

NOTICE OF

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING 

At its regularly scheduled meeting on December 11, 2023 the Brooks Township Planning Commission will hold public hearings to consider the following amendments to the zoning ordinances: 

Article II – Solar definitions

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

3.20d – Small Scale Solar Energy Systems

Article IV – Classification of Districts - Solar

Article XIV – Special Land Uses - Solar

Article XVII – Site plan review - administrative updates

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: November 22, 2023

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

BROOKS LAKE

IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Please be advised that the Brooks Lake Improvement Board has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024. Starting May 2024, meetings will be held the THIRD Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Newaygo County Drain Commissioner, located at 306 North Street, White Cloud, Michigan 49349.

May 21, 2024
July 16, 2024

September 7, 2024

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DAYTON TOWNSHIP 

Beginning in December Dayton Township will resume monthly board meetings at the Township Hall, 3215 S Stone Rd. 

Mary Jo Tibbe, Clerk

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY November 8, 2023 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 Mike Kruithoff. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Brenda Bird, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-439 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the agenda for November 8, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-440 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated November 8, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated October 25, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated November 1, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT MOTION NUMBER 23-441 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Paul Mellema, to place April Storms name in nomination and cast a unanimous ballot for appointment to the Parks Commission for one (1) partial term, expiring December 31, 2025. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, 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 23-421-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve the Commission on Aging’s purchase of two transit vehicles for a total of $177,072.00. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-422-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve Resolution #11-015-23 authorizing Newaygo County membership in the West Michigan Health Insurance Pool (WMHIP) for a minimum three-year period. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-423-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the 2024 Blue Cross Blue Shield renewal for Medicare-eligible (post-65) retirees and make no plan changes to medical and prescription coverage. Any health care premiums owed by the retiree will change with the applicable renewal rates. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the 2024 Blue Cross Blue Shield 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners November 8, 2023 MOTION NUMBER 23-424-1 renewal for fully insured Dental and Vision for a minimum two (2) year period and allow the County Administrator to sign all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-425-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve Resolution #11-016-23 to opt out of PA 152 for 2024. Furthermore, the County will continue to strive to review health benefits in an effort to meet the requirements of PA 152 in future years. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-430 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the application renewal to the Federal Surplus Assistance Program; to authorize Administrator Wren to be the authorized coordinator responsible for accepting federal surplus property, with the power and full authority to sign for such surplus property; and to designate Abby Watkins, Donna Kipp, and Darrick VanBoven as selectors approved to acquire and utilize surplus property on behalf of the County. Any motion or resolution that conflicts with this motion is hereby rescinded. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-431 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the ratification of the FY24 Snowmobile Law Enforcement Program Grant Application; and to accept the FY24 Snowmobile Law Enforcement Program Grant Agreement in the amount of $6,000.00; and to authorize the Sheriff to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-432 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to accept the ratification of the FY 2024 Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Law Enforcement Program Grant Application; and to accept the agreement and award from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $25,500.00; and authorize the Sheriff and Undersheriff to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-433 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to dissolve the Newaygo County Library Board. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-434 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to contract with RA Outdoors LLC d/b/a Aspira for FireFly Reservation Software and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-442 Motion by James Maike, second by Charles Trapp, to accept the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation in the amount of $12,500.00, and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners November 8, 2023 MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-443 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the grant renewal award from Two-Seven-Oh, Inc. for pre-adoption procedures, testing, and treatments in the amount of $10,000.00, and authorize the Board Chair and Undersheriff to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CLOSED SESSION MOTION NO. 23-444 Motion by Paul Mellema, second by Mike Kruithoff, to go into closed session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss POAM/COAM union negotiations. Roll Call Vote: Ken DeLaat – aye, James Maike – aye, Charles Trapp – aye, Mike Kruithoff - aye, Brenda Bird – aye, Paul Mellema – aye, Bryan Kolk – aye. Motion carried. OPEN SESSION MOTION NO. 23-445 Motion by James Maike, second by Brenda Bird, to return to open session at 11:05 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, James Maike, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk, Paul Mellema. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-446 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by James Maike, to adjourn the meeting at 11:06 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Ken DeLaat, James Maike, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED November 22, 2023 

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Skyway Towers, LLC proposes to build a 199-foot Self-Support Communications Tower at the approx. vicinity of 2894 East Fox Drive, Grant, Newaygo County, MI, 49327, Lat: 43-21-52.98, Long: -85-43-51.05. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Lisa Skeens, l.skeens@trileaf.com, 1821 Walden Office Square Suite 500, Schaumburg, IL, 60173, (630) 227-0202 ext. 554.

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

On November 28, 2023, the Fremont Community Joint Planning Commission (FCJPC) will conduct a public hearing to consider the below amendment 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, City of Fremont Zoning Administrator, at (231) 924-2101, at any time prior to the meeting date.

• Proposed language to amend the Mixed Use District standards (Ch. 7, Article 3, Section 7-3.04) to allow for a reduction of square footage requirements for residential lots. Current District standards require a minimum of 6,000 sq.ft. for all lots.

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, City of Fremont Zoning Administrator, 101 E. Main, Fremont, MI 49412, or 231-924-2101. 

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GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

Garfield Township will have a public hearing on November 28, 2023 at 7:00pm. The purpose of the hearing will be to hear comments on the following: 

1. Conditional use permit for Wolverine Power Supply for the expansion of an existing electrical distribution substation for Great Lakes Energy on North River Drive. 

2. Zoning amendment for the Garfield Township Junk Ordinance. The change will be in Article VII Penalties in which a civil infraction will be imposed for violation. A complete copy of the ordinance can be requested via email, garfieldtownship@gmail.com

Citizens are welcome to attend this public meeting or to provide written comments. All written comments must be received at the township hall by noon of November 28, 2023. Any person who has questions regarding the hearing or has special needs to attend should contact either the Township Supervisor or Clerk at 652-4251.

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SPECIAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

1988 N. Wisner Ave.

231-679-1226 -- Twp Clerk

Township Board Public STR Hearing

Date of Meeting: November 9, 2023

Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM 

Place Meeting: Township Hall – 1988 N Wisner, White Cloud

Purpose of the Meeting: 

1. Short Term Rental Ordinance 

Public Hearing

Submitted By: Jackie Bulson 

Lincoln Township Clerk

1988 N Wisner Ave,

White Cloud, MI 49349

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners will accept applications for appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (*see below) One (1) one-year term expiring 01/01/2025

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS One (1) three-year term expiring 12/31/2026

BROWNFIELD AUTHORITY BOARD Three (3) three-year terms expiring 12/31/2026

DISTRICT 5 EXTENSION COUNCIL One (1) three-year term expiring 12/31/2026

PARKS COMMISSION Two (2) three-year terms expiring 12/31/2026

PERE MARQUETTE & WHITE RIVER ZONING BOARDS One (1) alternate position expiring 12/31/2024

Residents of Newaygo County may apply for appointment to the Boards and/or Commissions listed above by submitting an application and resume to the Office of the Newaygo County Clerk by Monday, December 4, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

*Applicants for the Consumer Representative Position on the Area Agency on Aging Board must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Newaygo County to apply for this position. An appointment will be made for a one-year term commencing January 1, 2024.

Applicants will be interviewed at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Appointments will be made at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. 

Applications are available at the Office of the Newaygo County Clerk, 1087 E. Newell Street, White Cloud, Michigan, and also at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/. 

JASON VANDERSTELT - NEWAYGO COUNTY 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 reviewing the Aquatic Nuisance Special Assessment District. The meeting will take place on November 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible 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.

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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 9/19/23

1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. on a conference line.

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

3. Approval of Board meeting minutes of 8/15/23 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 $398.76 for election supplies, gate lock, 

paper and election mileage.

7. Public Comment. 

a. Bob Hayward discussed Sleeper Ave.

8. Old Business 

a. Refuge Park update – Camera is being worked on. 

b. Recreation Authority update – B Kolk gave an update. In 2024 there will be a 

millage renewal and a request for an additional .5 mill as well. 

c. Aquatic Nuisance Special Assessment update – There was an additional treatment 

on the Lake. The parties will get together to discuss this. 

d. Sewer Extension was discontinued. 

e. Roads – trying to put a list together for next year.

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. One Township at a Time presented. It was approved to let them use the Hall at 

no charge for the organizational meeting. 

d. Oosting & Burts fees increases and the Board approved the increase.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY October 25, 2023 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 Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Ken DeLaat (excused), James Maike (excused). AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-413 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the agenda for October 25, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-414 Motion by Paul Mellema, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated October 25, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated October 11, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated October 18, 2023; the September 2023 Check Register; the September 2023 Budget Report. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-415 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to approve Resolution #10-014-23 recognizing Public Safety Departments for 100 percent compliancy with the National Incident Management System (Nims). Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT MOTION NUMBER 23-416 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to place the name of Steve Johnson in nomination and cast a unanimous ballot for appointment to the Department of Human Services Board; one (1) three-year term, expiring October 31, 2026. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Commissioners Charles Trapp, Vice Chairperson reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 23-403-1 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to ratify the 2024 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Animal Welfare Fund Grant applications for the Spay/Neuter Surgical Program and the training for Authorized Personnel Program, and authorize the Sheriff’s Department to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-410 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to renew Newaygo County’s annual membership dues for the Fiscal Year 2024 to West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) in the amount of $13,494.00; money to come from General Fund – West Michigan Regional Shoreline. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-411 

MOTION NUMBER 23-411 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to accept the FY 2023 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program Grant Award from the Department of Justice in the amount of $2,910.00 and provide a County match of up to $2,910.00. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-417 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the grant award for the Newaygo County Drug Court from SCAO in the amount of $50,000.00, and authorize the Newaygo County Trial Court Director/FOC to sign any and all associated materials and contracts to accept the grant. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-418 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adjourn the meeting at 10:28 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, Mike Kruithoff, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Ken DeLaat, James Maike. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED November 8, 2023 

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PUBLIC NOTICE - COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners will accept applications for appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (*see below) One (1) one-year term expiring 01/01/2025

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS One (1) three-year term expiring 12/31/2026

BROWNFIELD AUTHORITY BOARD Three (3) three-year terms expiring 12/31/2026

DISTRICT 5 EXTENSION COUNCIL One (1) three-year term expiring 12/31/2026

PARKS COMMISSION Two (2) three-year terms expiring 12/31/2026

PERE MARQUETTE & WHITE RIVER ZONING BOARDS One (1) alternate position expiring 12/31/2024

Residents of Newaygo County may apply for appointment to the Boards and/or Commissions listed above by submitting an application and resume to the Office of the Newaygo County Clerk by Monday, December 4, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

*Applicants for the Consumer Representative Position on the Area Agency on Aging Board must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Newaygo County to apply for this position. An appointment will be made for a one-year term commencing January 1, 2024.

Applicants will be interviewed at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Appointments will be made at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. 

Applications are available at the Office of the Newaygo County Clerk, 1087 E. Newell Street, White Cloud, Michigan, and also at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/. 

JASON VANDERSTELT - NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK 

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WHITE CLOUD CITY CEMETERY NOTICE 

Decorations or artificial flowers must be removed by November 5th, 2023. If such decorations are not removed by November 5, they shall be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the cemetery management or at the discretion of the Superintendent. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, 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, MI 49349, for the following proposed projects:

Brooks Township

• 84th St. between Summer Ave. and Spruell Dr. – Grub, Grade, Gravel 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, 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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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY October 11, 2023 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 Ken DeLaat. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Paul Mellema (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-395 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by James Maike, to approve the agenda for October 11, 2023, with the addition of a motion under 16. Miscellaneous ‘Early Voting Grant Application’. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-396 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated October 11, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated September 27, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated October 4, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-397 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Mike Kruithoff, to adopt the 2023 Apportionment Report as prepared and submitted by the Newaygo County Equalization Department. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 23-381-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve and adopt the Commission on Aging’s Title VI Plan, which will guide the COA in the administration and management of Title VI related activities. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-382-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Commission on Aging’s request to set transit fares of $2.00 per trip for adults who are under 60 years of age and not an individual with a disability and $1.00 for passengers 11 years of age and under who are not accompanying a senior or an individual with a disability effective November 1, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-383-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the agreement for Extension Services provided by Michigan State University effective October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, and authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign any and all of the necessary documents pertaining to the agreement. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. 

MOTION NUMBER 23-388 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to appropriate an amount not to exceed $80,000.00 to update Video Surveillance Servers for the County Complex; money to come from the allocated amount for this project using Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds (SLFRF). Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-389 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to appropriate an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 to replace the County’s main fiber connection from White Cloud High School to the County complex and include a connection to White Cloud Campground; money to come from the allocated amount for this project using Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds (SLFRF). Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-390 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the FY 2023 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Agreement and authorize the Board Chair, Finance Manager, and Emergency Services Director to sign any and all necessary documentation. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-398 Motion by James Maike, second by Charles Trapp, to ratify the FY 2024 Early Voting Grant Application in the amount of $174,679.90; to approve the Early Voting Site Agreement for Election Services between the County and multiple municipalities; and to authorize the County Clerk to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-399 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Commission on Aging’s grant acceptance of a grant from Reliance Community Partners for Aging and Adult Services Agency Merit Award Trust Fund for the Caregiver Respite Program funding in the amount of up to $27,500.00, and authorize the Commission on Aging Director to sign any and all necessary documents electronically. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-400 Motion by Mike Kruithoff, second by Charles Trapp, to adjourn the meeting at 10:57 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Paul Mellema. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED October 25, 2023 

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TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

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

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Ashland Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and meeting on November 16, 2023 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashland Township Hall, 2019 W.120th St., Grant, within the Township. 

The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments from the public on the following proposed changes to the zoning ordinance:

• Amendments to Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 to create a solar energy systems ordinance. 

• Amendment to Section 13 to clarify the number of recreation vehicles, trucks and travel trailers that can be parked or stored on a property. 

Written comments will be received from any interested persons by the Ashland Township Clerk at the Township Hall at any time during the township business hours up to the date of the hearing and may be mailed to the address below for presentation to the Planning Commission at the hearing. Written comments will also be received by the Planning Commission at the meeting. Oral comments will be taken at the meeting. 

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place.

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, to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon four (4) days’ notice to the Ashland Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Ashland Township Clerk at the address or telephone number listed below.

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

By: Shelly Borema, Township Clerk

PO Box 457 - Grant, Michigan 49327

(231) 834-7535 • www.ashtwp.com

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DENVER TOWNSHIP

At a regular meeting of the Denver Township Board of Trustees held on October 26, 2023, at 7:00 pm at the Denver Township Hall, text amendments to the Denver Township Zoning Ordinance were adopted to amend lot coverage areas for small and large commercial solar arrays and definitions. A copy of these can be viewed at the Township hall.

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ABANDONED VEHICLE AUCTION

Jerry’s Towing Authority:MCL257.252

*Auction Location:

1381 S Evergreen Dr

White Cloud Mi 49349

Auction Time & Date:

Saturday Nov, 4,2023 @ 11 A.M.

LIST OF VEHICLES CAN BE

FOUND ON WEBSITE

www.newaygocountytowing.com

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Oct. 25, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE

EVERETT TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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 October 9, 2023 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 operation of commercial sawmills within the Township 

At a regular meeting of the Everett Township Board of Trustees held at the Township Hall within the Township on October 17, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., the following ordinance amendments were approved by unanimous vote:

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES 9, 10 AND 18 OF THE TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE. THE CHANGES INVOLVE ADDITION OF CERTAIN WORDING FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL SAWMILLS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP.

This amendment to the ordinance will become effective 15 days after this notice appears in the newspaper.

P.K. Chaffee, Clerk

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Ordinance No. 2023-03

At a regular meeting of the City Council for the City of White Cloud held at the City offices located at 12 N. Charles St., White Cloud, Michigan 49349 on October 3, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., the following Amended and Restated Joint Fire Board Ordinance to the City of White Cloud Code of Ordinances, City Council Member Dault made the motion to adopt this Ordinance, which was seconded by City Council Member Barnhard:

An Ordinance to amend and restate previously adopted Code of Ordinance Chapter 31 Fire Protection and Merger Agreement, Sections 31.10, Continuation of Joint Fire Administrative Board, 31.11, Purpose and Intent, 31.12 Membership, 31.13 Term of Office of Members, 31.19 Voting by Fire Board Members, 31.21 Freedom of Information Act, 31.24 Fire District Finances, 31.25 Areas to be Served, 31.28 Use of Funds, 31.29 Existing Mutual Aid Agreements, 31.32 Custody of Funds, 31.36 Term of Fire Protection and Merger Agreement, 31.38 Prior Agreements, Boards, and Ordinances, 31.42 Disputes and Arbitration.

THE CITY OF WHITE CLOUD (THE “CITY”) ORDAINS:

FIRE PROTECTION AND MERGER AGREEMENT

§ 31.10 CONTINUATION OF JOINT FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD. The city affirms the establishment and re-establishment of a joint fire administrative board (“Fire Board”), pursuant to the Michigan Fire Protection Act (the “Act”), being P.A. 33 of 1951, as amended, MSA 5.2640(1), MCL 41.801, as set forth in the amended White Cloud Area Fire Department Fire Protection and Merger Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2024, and which agreement amended and restated a previous fire protection and merger agreement dated as of April 1, 2006, August 1, 2001, and August 1, 1996, and October 3, 2023.(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.11 PURPOSE AND INTENT.The purpose and intent of this Ordinance is to re-establish and continue the previously created joint fire district and joint fire administrative board, subject to the fire protection and merger agreement as same has been restated and adopted as of January 1, 2024, by the City and the Townships participating in the White Cloud Area Fire District (the “District”).

§ 31.12 MEMBERSHIP. Each participating municipality shall appoint two (2) members to serve upon the Fire Board, which members shall be residents of the respective municipality that appointed them. Each participating municipality shall also appoint one (l) alternate member to the Fire Board, who shall also be a resident of the municipality which appointed them, and which alternate may serve, participate and vote, as a regular member of the Fire Board in the absence of either of the two (2) regular members appointed by the same municipality. In addition to the two (2) regular members appointed to the Fire Board by each of the participating municipalities, one (1) “at large” member shall be selected by a majority of the members of the Fire Board for a six (6) year term. The “at large” member shall be a resident of one of the participating municipalities and shall represent the residents of the Fire District at large. No member of the Fire Board shall be an employee of a fire or police department of a participating municipality or of the Fire District.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023 )

§ 31.13 TERM OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS. Members appointed to the Fire Board by the Municipality shall be appointed for six-year (6) terms, provided further that such members may be removed without cause by action of the Municipality.(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.19 VOTING BY FIRE BOARD MEMBERS. Each member (including alternate members serving in the absence of a regular member) shall have one (1) vote. Pursuant to section 11 (2) of the Act, the affirmative vote of a majority of all of the members (whether present or not) shall be necessary for the adoption of a motion or resolution. (Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-3-2023)

§ 31.21 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. All documents required to be made public by the Freedom of Information Act (MCL 15.231 et. seq.), including a writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the Fire Board in the performance of an official function, shall be made available to the public in compliance with the statute. (Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.24 FIRE DISTRICT FINANCES. 

A) Operations and Capital Acquisitions Budget.

(1) The District shall have a budget, which shall be divided into an “Operations Budget” and a “Capital Acquisitions” budget. The Operations Budget shall include expenses necessary for operating the District on an annual basis, including by way of example and not by limitation: utilities, vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs, supplies, petroleum products, insurance, payroll/wages, professional expenses, training/educational expenses for fire fighters, and personal property not to exceed $20,000 in cost for a single item without Board approval except for critical repair (to be determined between Chief or Deputy and Board Chair). 

(2) Expenditures from the Capital Acquisitions Budget shall include, by way of example and not limitation, new buildings, real property, improvements to present buildings, housing for the fire department, and purchase or lease of firefighting equipment and apparatus. 

(B) Budget Approval. 

The Fire Board shall prepare annual District budgets. Upon approval of a simple majority of the Fire Board, the proposed budgets shall be submitted to the participating municipalities for appropriation. In the event the municipalities fail to appropriate the funds necessary to fund the budget, the Fire Board shall hold a joint meeting of the municipalities. Amendments to an Operations Budget may be made by a simple majority of the Fire Board members, unless prohibited by the language of the Appropriation Resolutions. Such budgets shall be prepared and submitted to each participating municipality by February 1 of each year. 

(C) Budget Income. 

The District budgets shall include estimated revenue to be received by the District, including assessments to the participating municipalities as set forth hereafter in the agreement, donations, reimbursements, and all other sources (herein called “income”). 

(D Projected income shall be divided as follows: The Operations Budget shall not exceed 98% of the total of each participating municipality’s allocated (contribution) amounts with a minimum of 2% of this total amount to be deposited in the Capital Acquisitions Fund. Reimbursements, fees, unspecified donations, etc. shall be deposited in the Capital Acquisitions Fund. Funds raised from fund raisers sponsored by the fire fighters may be allocated as the firefighters shall determine, subject to the review and approval of the Fire Board. 

(E) Operating Budget Surplus. To the extent not prohibited by law, surplus (i.e., moneys budgeted but not spent during the fiscal year) from the annual operations shall be placed and retained in a Budget Stabilization Fund, in order to fund operating expense deficiencies in other years. Provided further that once the Budget Stabilization Fund reaches the sum of $7,000, the excess funds shall be transferred from the Budget Stabilization Fund to the Capital Acquisitions Fund. 

(F) Operations Budget Deficits. Deficits in the Operations Budget shall be cured according to the following protocol. First, the District shall draw upon the Budget Stabilization Fund referenced in paragraph (E) above, to the extent available. In the event that such Budget Stabilization Fund is insufficient to cure an operations deficiency, then the Fire Board shall calculate the amount of the funds necessary to cure such deficiency, and make such fact known to the participating municipalities. The participating municipalities shall have forty-five (45) days to unanimously agree to an additional voluntary contribution of funds from each participating municipality to the District, according to the formula set forth below for regular annual assessments. In the event of the failure of all of the participating municipalities to pay such additional funds, then the fire Board shall be authorized to draw upon the Capital Acquisitions Fund in order to make good operations deficits. Provided further that under no other circumstances may the Capital Acquisitions Fund be utilized for the funding operations, except under the circumstances referenced in this paragraph 

(G) Use of Budget Stabilization Fund. No original or amended Operations Budget shall ever project operations expenses in excess of projected operations income; i.e., funds held in the Budget Stabilization Fund shall be retained for such purpose, and not used as a planned source of funding for budgeted operations expenses. 

(H) Expenditures from Capital Acquisitions Fund. Except as referenced in paragraph F above, such expenditures shall require four-fifths (4/5) approval of the participating municipalities based upon the recommendation of the firefighters to the Fire Board and or the Fire Board to the participating municipalities. 

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.25 AREAS TO BE SERVED. The following areas (collectively, the geographic boundaries of the District) shall be provided fire protection services by the District. 

A. The City of White Cloud 

B. The Township of Everett 

C. The Township of Lincoln 

D. The Township of Wilcox 

E. Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and the East one-half (1/2) of Sections 4 and 9, the North one-half (1/2) of Section 23, the East one-half (1/2) of Section 25 and the North one-half (1/2) and the Southeast one-quarter (1/4) of Section 24, Township of Sherman. 

F. Such other areas as hereafter may be designated on any Mutual Aid Agreement which may be entered into with the District.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.28 USE OF FUNDS. Subject to paragraph 17, the Fire Board shall pay all necessary and incidental costs of fire protection in the areas hereinbefore described, including, but without limitation, operating expenses, reserves for equipment replacement, equipment and property leases, volunteer fire fighter wages, expenses and mileage for the Chief, Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief, workers’ compensation insurance, public liability and property damage insurance (in a face amount of not less than $2,000,000.00), errors and omissions insurance for Fire Board members and Fire Department officers (in a face amount of not less than $2,000,000.00), and any other necessary insurance deemed advisable by the Fire Board.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.29 EXISTING MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS. Mutual aid agreements shall be negotiated by the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief & Assistant Chief.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.32 CUSTODY OF FUNDS. The Fire Board’s funds shall be kept in the custody of the Fire Board and deposited by said Fire Board in a separate bank account. All disbursements shall be approved by the Fire Board and paid by checks signed by both the chairperson and treasurer. The treasurer shall make quarterly budget comparison reports to the Fire Board.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.36 TERM OF FIRE PROTECTION AND MERGER AGREEMENT OF JANUARY 1, 2024. The Fire Protection and Merger Agreement of January 1, 2024 shall expire on January 1, 2030 unless terminated earlier as provided therein. Provided further that in the event of the failure of the participating municipalities to either withdraw from the District at such time, or renew or otherwise extend said agreement thereafter, said agreement shall be deemed automatically renewed on a fiscal year-to-year basis, until such Agreement is renewed or extended, or otherwise amended, or until a participating municipality signals its intention to no longer participate in the District.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.38 PRIOR AGREEMENTS, BOARDS, AND ORDINANCES. This amended ordinance, and the White Cloud Area Fire Department Amended Fire Protection Merger Agreement of January 1, 2024, shall supersede and replace all prior ordinances and agreements relative to the operation of the District.

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

§ 31.42 DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION. Disagreements regarding the operation, administration, establishment, or maintenance of the District or Fire Board which may arise between the participating municipalities, and which cannot be resolved by mutual agreement within ninety (90) days, shall be submitted to binding arbitration by professionally qualified arbitrators. The majority vote of the members of the governing body of one participant municipality shall be sufficient to initiate the arbitration procedure. The parties on each side of the dispute shall then appoint one arbitrator of its’ own choosing within sixty (60) days. The two (2) arbitrators thus selected shall in turn appoint a third and final arbitrator within thirty (30) days. The third arbitrator shall not be a resident of any municipality involved in the dispute or have any proprietary interest in any municipality involved in the dispute. Cost of said arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties on each side of the dispute. The final decision of the arbitration committee shall be presented to the parties within sixty (60) days of their first meeting. Disagreements that are not acted upon within the time limit specified in the above arbitration procedures shall be considered settled in the favor of the municipality which meets the criteria of the procedure. The above notwithstanding, if parties on each side of the dispute agree, a judge may arbitrate the dispute. The decision of the judge shall be final and binding.

Arbitration shall involve only ambiguous matters and matters involved in good faith disputes. Arbitration shall not be utilized for the following matters: 

A. Matters and votes clearly provided for in this Agreement. 

B. The outcome of a majority vote provided for herein. 

C. Matters arbitrated or mediated prior to the date of this Agreement. 

(Ord. 61, passed 10-21-96; Am. Ord. 72, passed 12-18-00, passed 10-03-2023)

Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon its publication to the extent authorized by law. 

Kelli Arnold, City Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT

CONSIDERING ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE O-23-07

AMENDING CHAPTER 21 “WATER AND SEWERS” OF THE CITY CODE 

The Fremont City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on November 6, 2023, for the purpose of receiving citizen input with regards to proposed ordinance amendment to Chapter 21 “Water and Sewers.” Ordinance O-23-07 is proposed to increase the sanitary sewer rates for all customers for future payment of bond debt recently established to pay for an expansion of the wastewater lagoon facilities. The proposed Amending Ordinance will be available for review online (www.fremontmi.gov) and staff is available Monday-Friday, from 8 AM -5 PM, or by phone (924-2101), if you would like to receive copy of the proposed ordinance in the mail or via email.

Vicci TerVeer

City Clerk

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School Bus Drivers

Fremont Public School is seeking School Bus Drivers to transport students to and from school, sporting events and school activities in a safe manner.

• We will be providing training and candidates are paid for their training.

• $500 bonus after 6 months.

• We will help you get the credentials needed.

Credentials Needed:

• MDOT Physical Card.

• CDL Class B. 

• School Bus, Passenger, Air Brake Endorsements.

Bus Route Hours: 

Morning routes from 6:15 am to 8:00 am and afternoon routes from 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm.

Applications are available at the Bus Garage 

616 S Lake Dr Fremont 

Contact Chris Howell, Director of Transportation 

231-924-8270

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NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING

ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR

FREMONT LAKE INVASIVE WEED CONTROL

IN THE CITY OF FREMONT,

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan on June 5, 2023, a special assessment roll for Fremont Lake Invasive Weed Control for the City of Fremont has this day been filed with me, the undersigned City Clerk of said city, and that the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of reviewing said final roll and hearing objections thereto, in the City Council Room of the City Hall, 101 East Main Street at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 6th, at which time and place any persons interested therein may present written or oral objections thereto.

Dated this 18th day of October 2023

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that the City Council of the City of Newaygo, pursuant to and in accordance with Public Act 198 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1974, as amended, will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., at the City of Newaygo Offices located at 28 State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337.

The public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Newaygo to consider a request by Mercury Broadband LLC to seek approval of an application for tax abatements, within the Industrial Development District in the City of Newaygo Industrial Park.

A copy of all related information of the request is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, located at 28 State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337, during normal business hours.

At the public hearing, all interested persons will be heard and all aspects of the requested tax abatement applications will be open for discussion.

This notice was authorized by the Newaygo City Council.

Dated: October 9, 2023

Kim Goodin, Newaygo City Clerk

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING 

The Newaygo City Planning Commission, in accordance with the Newaygo City Zoning Ordinance and statutes of the State of Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM in the Newaygo City Council Chambers at 28 N. State Rd, Newaygo, Michigan, 49337, to take comments on the following:

1. A request by Jeanne Leaver to allow her residence at 611 Quarterline Rd. to be utilized as a short-term rental. Parcel number: 62-19-19-276-011

The City of Newaygo will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon five days advanced notice to the City Clerk at the address or phone number listed below. 

A copy of the Newaygo City Zoning Ordinance, including the Zoning Map is available for review and/or purchase at the Newaygo City Office, 28 N State Rd, Newaygo, MI, 49337 (231-652-1657). You may also obtain or view all Newaygo City Zoning Ordinances by visiting our website at www.newaygocity.org.

Any party member may appear in person or by attorney at any hearing. It is respectfully requested that public 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 PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Hot Water Heater/Boiler

Stacks Replacement

Newaygo Public Schools will be accepting bids for the replacement of Hot Water Heater/Boiler Stacks. Bids are due, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:00am. A copy of the RFP can be picked up at the Newaygo Administration Office at 360 S Mill St, Newaygo, MI, 49337. Questions can be directed to Kim Bidwell, Business Manager at (231)652- 3799.

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NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HS Football Scoreboard

Newaygo Public Schools will be accepting bids for the Football Stadium Video Scoreboard/Sound System. Bids are due, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 10:00am. A copy of the RFP can be picked up at the Newaygo Administration Office at 360 S Mill St, Newaygo, MI, 49337. Questions can be directed to Kim Bidwell, Business Manager at (231)652- 3799.

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NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Pole Barn Furnish & Install

Newaygo Public Schools will be accepting bids to furnish and install a Pole Barn. Bids are due, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 2:00pm. A copy of the RFP can be picked up at the Newaygo Administration Office at 360 S Mill St, Newaygo, MI, 49337. Questions can be directed to Kim Bidwell, Business Manager at (231)652- 3799.

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NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Snow Removal Bids

Newaygo Public Schools will be accepting bids for snow/ice removal of the 2023 winter season. Bids are due, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 1:00pm. A copy of the RFP can be picked up at the Newaygo Administration Office at 360 S Mill St, Newaygo, MI, 49337. Questions can be directed to Kim Bidwell, Business Manager at (231)652- 3799.

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on Oct. 18, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LILLEY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

LILLEY TOWNSHIP, NEWAYO COUNTY 

On November 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., the Lilley Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Lilley Township Multi-Purpose Building located at 10767 N. Prospect, Bitely, Michigan 49309 regarding proposed amendments to the Lilley Township Zoning Ordinance (the “Zoning Ordinance”) involving short-term rentals (“STRs”). More specifically, the proposed zoning amendments include an article regarding the intent and legislative history of the proposed zoning amendments, an article containing the findings of the Township Board regarding STRs and the proposed zoning amendments, the addition of a definition of a “Short-Term Rental” and “STR Lot” in Section 2.19 of the Zoning Ordinance, the adding of a new and additional Section 3.32 to the Zoning Ordinance regarding STRs, including limitations on the number of STRs within the Township, area and geographical limits, the total number of STR lots allowed within Lilley Township, priority specifications regarding which STR lots can take advantage of the “caps” or limitations, the listing of certain items, structures and buildings that cannot be used for STRs, the requirement that no STR Lot shall be occupied or used by more than one family at a time, the requirement that every STR and STR Lot fully comply with other applicable Township ordinances, a new Subsection 7.02(G) regarding short-term rentals within the AG-Agricultural zoning district, a new Subsection 8.02(E) regarding STRs in the RR-Rural Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 9.02(E) regarding STRs within the LDR-Low Density Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 10.02(E) regarding STRs within the MDR-Medium Density Rural Residential zoning district, a new Subsection 13.03(N) regarding STRs in the GC-General Commercial zoning district, and articles regarding severability, indicating that the rest of the Zoning Ordinance remains unchanged apart from the amendments, and the effective date of the zoning amendments. A full copy of the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance regarding STRs (and the Zoning Ordinance itself) can be obtained, purchased, inspected or reviewed at the 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. Public comments at the public hearing are welcome. The Planning Commission will accept written submittals up until the time of the public hearing. 

Respectfully submitted by, 

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

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ATTENTION: SNOWPLOW

BIDS WANTED

Sherman Township is requesting bids for snow plowing for 2023-2024 season for two locations.

Sherman Township Hall,

Located at 2168 S Wisner Fremont, MI. 

Requiring parking lot plowed, sidewalks shoveled and salted with 1” of accumulation, all before 6am per accumulation day. 

For Mayo Drive Special Assessment District

Mayo Drive from Wisner Ave to the east end of Mayo Drive

Requiring plowing when 3 inches or more of snow has accumulated.

If interested, please contact Jamie Kukal @ 231-924-7164 for a copy of the specifications.

Send bids by November 5, 2023 to:

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

2168 S Wisner Ave

Fremont, MI 49412

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NEWAYGO COUNTY REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY

BOARD VACANCIES

The Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency Board of Education announces two vacancies and is accepting notifications from anyone interested in serving on our board. Email your interest to Rob Schuitema, Board Secretary, by November 3, 2023 (rschuitema@ncresa.org).

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DRIVER/ ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKER

The Newaygo County Road Commission is now accepting applications for a truck driver/road maintenance worker.

Responsibilities include:

• Safely and efficiently operate trucks and various pieces of equipment

• Perform minor vehicle and equipment maintenance

• Driving with under blade to level dirt and gravel and to plow snow & ice

• Perform manual labor in the repair, maintenance & construction of road and right-of-ways 

• Serve as a crew member to install, maintain and repair road signs, guardrails and fencing 

• Operate chain saws and other tree/brush removal equipment 

Requirements include:

• A High School diploma or equivalent

• One year of maintenance/construction experience involving truck driving and equipment operation is preferred

• Possession of a valid Michigan Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement

• Successful completion of a physical examination and a substance abuse test

• Being on call 24 hours, 7 days/week depending on weather conditions

For consideration please send your application to:

Newaygo County Road Commission

935 E. One Mile Rd.

White Cloud, MI 49349

Resumes accepted only if accompanied with an application. See our website at: www.newaygoroads.org for an online application and employment opportunities.

The Newaygo County Road Commission is an equal opportunity employer. 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT

CONSIDERING ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE O-23-07

AMENDING CHAPTER 21 “WATER AND SEWERS” OF THE CITY CODE 

The Fremont City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on November 6, 2023, for the purpose of receiving citizen input with regards to proposed ordinance amendment to Chapter 21 “Water and Sewers.” Ordinance O-23-07 is proposed to increase the sanitary sewer rates for all customers for future payment of bond debt recently established to pay for an expansion of the wastewater lagoon facilities. The proposed Amending Ordinance will be available for review online (www.fremontmi.gov) and staff is available Monday-Friday, from 8 AM -5 PM, or by phone (924-2101), if you would like to receive copy of the proposed ordinance in the mail or via email.

Vicci TerVeer

City Clerk

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School Bus Drivers

Fremont Public School is seeking School Bus Drivers to transport students to and from school, sporting events and school activities in a safe manner.

• We will be providing training and candidates are paid for their training.

• $500 bonus after 6 months.

• We will help you get the credentials needed.

Credentials Needed:

• MDOT Physical Card.

• CDL Class B. 

• School Bus, Passenger, Air Brake Endorsements.

Bus Route Hours: 

Morning routes from 6:15 am to 8:00 am and afternoon routes from 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm.

Applications are available at the Bus Garage 

616 S Lake Dr Fremont 

Contact Chris Howell, Director of Transportation 

231-924-8270

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GRANT TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

HILLSIDE CEMETERY

Please note that all temporary and seasonal grave decorations, plant hooks, lights etc. must be removed and all urns emptied by Friday, October 20, 2023. Cemetery Cleanup is scheduled for October 21, 2023. The board will not be responsible for any items that may be removed or disposed of.

Respectfully submitted by:

Grant Township

Hillside Cemetery Board

 

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NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING

ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR

FREMONT LAKE INVASIVE WEED CONTROL

IN THE CITY OF FREMONT,

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Fremont, Michigan on June 5, 2023, a special assessment roll for Fremont Lake Invasive Weed Control for the City of Fremont has this day been filed with me, the undersigned City Clerk of said city, and that the City Council will meet and be in session for the purpose of reviewing said final roll and hearing objections thereto, in the City Council Room of the City Hall, 101 East Main Street at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 6th, at which time and place any persons interested therein may present written or oral objections thereto.

Dated this 18th day of October 2023

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Road Commissioners of Newaygo County, at their office at 935 East One Mile Road, White Cloud, MI 49349, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, until 8:00 a.m. for the following:

• Two- Model year “new” Cab 

& Chassis units

• Upfit of Cab & Chassis unit 

(Spreader Body)

• Upfit of Cab & Chassis unit 

(Dump Body)

Specifications may be obtained at the office of the Newaygo County Road Commission 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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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY September 27, 2023 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 Brenda Bird, Charles Trapp, Paul Mellema, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk COMMISSIONERS ABSENT Mike Kruithoff (excused) AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-372 Motion by James Maike, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the agenda for September 27, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-373 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Consent Agenda dated September 27, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated September 13, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated September 20, 2023; the August 2023 Check Register; the August 2023 Budget Report. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-374 Motion by James Maike, second by Brenda Bird, to place the names of Becky Beets and Steven Witter in nomination and cast a unanimous ballot for appointment to the Commission on Aging Board; two (2) three-year terms expiring September 30, 2026. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 23-357 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve Resolution #09-012-23 to adopt the Newaygo County General Appropriations Act Resolution for the FY 2024 Operating Budget. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-358 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve Resolution #09-013-23 for Fiscal Year 2024 annual wage increases for Elected Officials, Appointed Department Heads, Unclassified Employees, and Part-time Employees effective October 1, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-359 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the 2023 Market Methodology Wage Project as follows with an effective date of October 1, 2023: • Department Heads and Unclassified Employees: extend the current four step pay process over two years to a twelve step process over ten years (see Attachment One); and • Implement a nine step pay process for Elected Officials (excluding BOC and Judges), the Trial Courts Director, and County Administrator (See Attachment One); and 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners September 27, 2023 MOTION NUMBER 23-359 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the 2023 Market Methodology Wage Project as follows with an effective date of October 1, 2023: • Department Heads and Unclassified Employees: extend the current four step pay process over two years to a twelve step process over ten years (see Attachment One); and • Implement a nine step pay process for Elected Officials (excluding BOC and Judges), the Trial Courts Director, and County Administrator (See Attachment One); and • Provide full and part time employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on years of services as of October 1, 2023 (See Attachment Two). Payment to be issued in October 2023 with the first complete pay period in FY2024; and • Amend Section Three of the Newaygo County Personnel Manual to reflect the expanded pay step process and eliminate the option to start new hires at pay step four (See Attachment Three). Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-360 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Command Officers Association of Michigan for the Command Unit that provides employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on full-time years of service as of October 1, 2023. Payment to be issued in October 2023, with the first complete pay period in FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-361 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Police Officers Association of Michigan for the Deputies that provides employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on full-time years of service as of October 1, 2023. Payment is to be issued in October 2023, with the first complete pay period in FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-362 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for Corrections Command that provides employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on full-time years of service as of October 1, 2023. Payment is to be issued in October 2023, with the first complete pay period in FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-363 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for Correction Officers that provides full and part-time employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on years of services as of October 1, 2023. Payment to be issued in October 2023 with the first complete pay period of FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-364 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Michigan Fraternal 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners September 27, 2023 MOTION NUMBER 23-364 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for 911 Central Dispatchers that provides employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on full-time years of service as of October 1, 2023. Payment to be issued in October 2023 with the first complete pay period in FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-365 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to approve the Letter of Addendum dated September 27, 2023, between Newaygo County Board of Commissioners and Teamsters Local 214 as follows: • For FY2024, extend the current four-step pay process over two years to a twelve-step pay process over ten years, and • Provide full and part-time employees with a one-time longevity recognition payment based on years of service as of October 1, 2023. Payment is to be issued in October 2023, with the first complete pay period in FY2024. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-366 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the expense of $465,833.00 to MMRMA (Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority) for liability insurance for the period of October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, and authorize the County Administrator to sign the appropriate documents. Payment will be made in three (3) installments and paid from Fund 678 – Liability Insurance Fund. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-367 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to accept the FY 2024 Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) Grant Agreement with a total project cost of $1,188,608.22 and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-368 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by James Maike, to renew Newaygo County’s Annual Membership Dues in the amount of $505.00 to the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) for July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, to be paid from Board of Commissioners-Subscription & Dues Fund. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-369 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Prosecuting Attorney’s Cooperative Reimbursement Program (CRP) Budget and Agreement for fiscal years 2024-2028, in the total amount of $994,562.33 with an allocated amount of $656,411.13, and authorize the Prosecuting Attorney and Board Chair to sign all necessary documents electronically via EGrAMS. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-370 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the Federal Financial Assistance Award of Domestic Grant 23-DG-11094200-462 between the County of Newaygo and the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region for the Newaygo County Cross Boundary Wildfire Mitigation Project in the amount of $264,418.00; and ratify the signature submittal by the Board of Commissioner’s Chair. 

! Newaygo County Board of Commissioners September 27, 2023 MOTION NUMBER 23-370 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Brenda Bird, to approve the Federal Financial Assistance Award of Domestic Grant 23-DG-11094200-462 between the County of Newaygo and the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region for the Newaygo County Cross Boundary Wildfire Mitigation Project in the amount of $264,418.00; and ratify the signature submittal by the Board of Commissioner’s Chair. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-375 Motion by James Maike, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the acceptance of the FY 2024 County Veterans Service Fund Grant agreement to the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) in the amount of $52,400.00, and authorize the Board Chairman to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-376 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Cooperative Reimbursement Program (CRP) Budget and Agreement for fiscal years 2024-2028, and to authorize the Circuit Court Judge and Board of Commissioners Chair to sign all necessary documents electronically via EGrAMS. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MISC MOTION NUMBER 23-377 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Paul Mellema, to accept the FY 2024 Crime Victim Rights Grant Agreement and authorize the Prosecuting Attorney to sign any and all necessary documents for execution of the contract electronically. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-378 Motion by Charles Trapp, second by Ken DeLaat, to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Absent – Mike Kruithoff. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED October 11, 2023 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on August 16, 2023...
 

NOTICE OF BRUSH MOWING

CROTON TOWNSHIP 

The Newaygo County Road Commission will be brush mowing within their 66’ right-of-way along various roads within Croton Township beginning around August 14, 2023 and continuing until the project is completed (approx. 6 weeks.) We will try to avoid those areas where property owners cut their own brush back. Any questions concerning this project can be forwarded to the Road Commission by calling 231-689-6682.

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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, August 17, 2023, for the following:

• Asphalt Paving, 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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PUBLIC NOTICE

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

COA Advisory Board • District 5 Extension Council

Pere Marquette & White River • Parks Commission

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two (2) positions on the Newaygo County Commission on Aging Advisory Board, which expire September 30, 2023. Appointments to these positions will be made for a three-year term expiring September 30, 2026. 

The Board of Commissioners will also accept applications for vacancies existing on the following: 

District 5 Extension Council One (1) partial term 

expiring 12/31/2023 

Pere Marquette & White River One (1) partial term 

Zoning Boards expiring 12/31/2024 

(alternate position)

Parks Commission One (1) partial term 

expiring 12/31/2025 

Residents of Newaygo County may apply for appointment by submitting an application and resume to the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. Applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office or on the website of the Newaygo County Clerk at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/.

Applicants for these positions are scheduled to be interviewed during the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 9:30 A.M. Appointments will be made during the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 9:30 A.M. 

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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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 September 5, 2023 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 Jason Smith pertaining to a proposed home site that does not meet the requirements of the 11-point rule, governing new homes in the Ag-1 Agricultural Preservation District. The variance would allow for the construction of a single-family residence along 8th Street on land currently being farmed and would affect parcel number 62-13-11-200-002. 

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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BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 

Bridgeton Township is seeking an Ordinance Enforcement Officer. This is a part-time position with no benefits or vacation time. Responsibilities include: Become familiar with the township ordinances, investigate complaints made to the Township concerning violations of township ordinances, contact property owners who are believed to be in violation of the ordinances to work towards obtaining compliance, issue civil infraction citations for violations of the ordinances (when necessary), work under the Township Supervisor, Zoning Administrator and cooperatively with other Township office staff in handling ordinance enforcement matters, submit monthly progress reports to the Township Board. Preferred experience in law enforcement. Send letters of interest to Bridgeton Township Hall: Attention Supervisor Barnhard. 11830 Warner Ave. Grant, MI 49327. Deadline for submission is August 25th, 2023.

 

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS!

The City of White Cloud is accepting bids for the following used municipal police owned vehicle until 3:00pm on September 5th, 2023.

2015 CHEVROLET TAHOE C1500 (*1 owner/all maintenance records kept)

VIN # 1GNLC2ECXFR576984

Standard SUV Vehicle 2WD 

Mileage: 71,269

Commercial Sport Utility 4D 

Engine: V8, EcoTec3, FF, 5.3L

Min-bid: $15,500

*PHOTOS can be seen at www.cityofwhitecloud.org (Public Notices)

The truck may be seen at 12 N. Charles St. White Cloud, MI 49349. Please call Chief Dan Evans at 231-689-1194 for detailed questions regarding the vehicle.

Sealed bids can be dropped off at WC City Hall or mailed to PO Box 607, White Cloud, MI 49349. Bids will be opened on September 5th, 2023 at 4:00pm. 

*The City reserves the right to accept or reject any bid*

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DAYTON TOWNSHIP

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Dayton Township of Newaygo County is accepting resumes for the open position of clerk. You must reside in Dayton Township. Please send resumes to: Dayton Township, P.O. Box 68, Fremont MI 49412. Deadline is August 25, 2023.

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Newaygo County Board of Commissioners OFFICIAL MINUTES MOTIONS ONLY July 26, 2023 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 Mike Kruithoff. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk AGENDA - MOTION NUMBER 23-287 Motion by Brenda Bird, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the agenda for July 26, 2023. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION NO. 23-288 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to approve the Consent Agenda dated July 26, 2023, including: the regular meeting minutes dated July 12, 2023; the Semi-Monthly Detail Analysis and Expenses dated July 19, 2023; the June 2023 Check Register; the June 2023 Budget Report. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT Finance Committee CHAIRPERSON Commissioner Ken DeLaat Reported the following actions (see below): MOTION NUMBER 23-270-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to approve the 2024 Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership Grant Application to the Fremont Area Community Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00; and authorize the County Administrator to sign any and all of the necessary information. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-271-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to approve the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Grant Application to the Fremont Area Community Foundation in the amount of $15,000.00 for future Dragon Trail Construction and authorize the Parks Director to submit the application electronically. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-272-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Charles Trapp, to amend the Dragon Trail Task Order 5 Contract with Spectrum LLC from $85,200.00 to $120,100.00 and authorize the Board Chair to sign any and all necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. MOTION NUMBER 23-279-1 Motion by Ken DeLaat, second by Paul Mellema, to ratify the Child Care Fund Budget Application for fiscal year 2023-2024; and authorize the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Presiding Judge, and County Director of DHHS to approve and sign all the necessary documents. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. 

MOTION – ADJOURNMENT 23-289 Motion by James Maike, second by Mike Kruithoff, to adjourn the meeting at 10:17 a.m. Ayes – Brenda Bird, Paul Mellema, Mike Kruithoff, Charles Trapp, James Maike, Ken DeLaat, Bryan Kolk. Nays – none. Motion carried. COUNTY CLERK CERTIFICATION Jason VanderStelt, County Clerk CHAIRPERSON CERTIFICATION Bryan Kolk, Board Chair DATE CERTIFIED August 9, 2023 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on August 9, 2023...

GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICE

Elementary School

Special Education Paraprofessional

• Duties Include:

• Works with special needs students.

• Approximately 5.75 hours per day.

• Daily lifting requirements.

• Uses time effectively to meet student’s educational and behavioral needs.

• Recess and lunch supervision duties.

• Crossing guard duties.

Please send letter of interest and resume by noon on August 14, 2023 to:

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

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PUBLIC NOTICE

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

COA Advisory Board • District 5 Extension Council

Pere Marquette & White River • Parks Commission

The Newaygo County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two (2) positions on the Newaygo County Commission on Aging Advisory Board, which expire September 30, 2023. Appointments to these positions will be made for a three-year term expiring September 30, 2026. 

The Board of Commissioners will also accept applications for vacancies existing on the following: 

District 5 Extension Council One (1) partial term 

expiring 12/31/2023 

Pere Marquette & White River One (1) partial term 

Zoning Boards expiring 12/31/2024 

(alternate position)

Parks Commission One (1) partial term 

expiring 12/31/2025 

Residents of Newaygo County may apply for appointment by submitting an application and resume to the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. Applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office or on the website of the Newaygo County Clerk at https://www.newaygocountymi.gov/departments/county-clerk/board-committee-vacancies/.

Applicants for these positions are scheduled to be interviewed during the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 9:30 A.M. Appointments will be made during the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 9:30 A.M. 

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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City of White Cloud 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that the City of White Cloud Zoning Board of Appeals is holding a meeting at the City of White Cloud Office located at 12 N. Charles Ave., White Cloud, MI, on Monday, August 28, 2023, at 3:00 pm; The purpose of this meeting is to act on an application by Land Management L.C. (Attn Gerald Westgate), 1460 Whitehall Road, Muskegon, MI for three non-use variances at 267 Charles Street, White Cloud, MI (Subway Restaurant site), parcel number 62-15-05-179-021/022. These variances are to Section 16.07, Subsections (L)(2) and (L)(5) to reduce the minimum number of stacking spaces from six to five, and to reduce the minimum distance of a driveway for a drive-through restaurant from the right-of-way line of a street from 150 feet to 82.9 feet and the minimum distance of a driveway for a drive-through restaurant from another driveway from 75 feet to 41.5 feet.

The City of White Cloud will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon five days advanced notice to the City Clerk at the address above or phone number (231)689-1194. Written comments may be submitted to the City of White Cloud, PO Box 607, White Cloud, MI 49349, or via e-mail to Clerk@cityofwhitecloud.org by 1:00 pm on the date of the hearing, which shall become a part of the permanent record.

Kelli Arnold, Clerk, City of White Cloud

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on August 2, 2023...