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Legal and Public Notices ... published on June 26, 2024






























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EVERETT TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE ADOPTION

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

and

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

and

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

and

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

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

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

P.K. Chaffee, Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

FILING OF PETITIONS FOR OFFICES

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

Offices to be filled:

1 Mayor Two-year term ending 

November 2026 

2 Councilmembers 

Four-year terms ending 

November 2028

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

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IS SEEKING A 

VARSITY GIRLS

BASKETBALL COACH

Please see our website at

www.grantps.net for details

regarding the position.

Grant Administration Office

Attn: Ronica Garrod

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, MI 49327

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on June 19, 2024

TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

clerk@ashtwp.com • 231-834-7535

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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Ashland Township

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema, Clerk 

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

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ENSLEY TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

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

Cynthia Harwood,

Ensley Township Clerk 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FREMONT RESIDENTS

FILING OF PETITIONS FOR OFFICES

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

Offices to be filled:

1 Mayor Two-year term ending 

November 2026 

2 Councilmembers 

Four-year terms ending 

November 2028

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

Vicci L. TerVeer

City Clerk

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GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

ZONING ORDINANCE UPDATE

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

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

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CITY OF GRANT

NOTICE OF VACANCY

CHIEF OF POLICE

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

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IS SEEKING A 

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

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

Grant Administration Office

Attn: Ronica Garrod

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, MI 49327

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

OF HESPERIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

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

DATE OF MEETING: June 24, 2024

PLACE OF MEETING: Hesperia Community School 

High School Media Center 

96 S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M.

TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE

SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE: 231-854-6185

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

MINUTES ARE LOCATED AT: 96 S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

A COPY OF THE PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

INCLUDING THE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX

MILLAGE RATE IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC 

INSPECTION DURING NORMAL BUSINESS

HOURS AT: 

96. S. Division 

Hesperia, MI 49421

PURPOSES OF MEETING:

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

Michelle Allen 

Secretary, Board of Education of 

Hesperia Community Schools

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Ashland Township

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema, Clerk 

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

GRANT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY

County of Newaygo, Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marie Hall, Secretary, Board of Trustees

Grant Area District Library

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

Phone: 231 834-5713

Address: 122 Elder Street, Grant, Michigan 49327

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

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

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

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

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

Elaine Engel, Secretary

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HESPERIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED BUDGET

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

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

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

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

HESPERIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOARD

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HOLTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

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

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

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

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

Sarah Hippler, Secretary

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP

1988 N. Wisner Ave.

White Cloud, Mi 49349

Date of Meeting: June 20, 2024

Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM

Purpose of the Meeting: Lot Size and Setback Ordinance Amendment

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE 

OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN

[Various Lot Dimensional Amendments]

Signature of the Township Clerk: Jackie E Bulson

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

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

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

231-679-1226 or

lincolnclerk2023@gmail.com
 


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NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: RECREATIONAL PICNIC AREA

DRIVE AND PARKING

BIDS DUE: JUNE 28, 2024

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP

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

Jamie Kukal

Sherman Township Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

ENSLEY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION 

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

Cynthia Harwood

Ensley Township Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Family Health Care – 

Grant Public Schools Child 

and Adolescent Health Center Community Advisory Council

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

 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

& 2024 PROPERTY TAX RATE

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

City of Fremont 

Downtown Development Authority

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

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

Vicci TerVeer

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

Dated this 17th day of May 2024

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk----

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FREMONT CITY RESIDENTS

GRASS & WEED CONTROL

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

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk-

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

BUDGET HEARING

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

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

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

Fran Nelson, Lilley Township Clerk

231-345-6381

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Attention Sherman Township Residents:

The Sherman Township Board will appoint the following 

positions at the June 3,2024, meeting:

Assessor 1 position, 2-year term

Sewer Authority 

Board Representative 1 member; 2-year term

Library Representative 1 member; 2-year term 

If you are interested in any of these positions, 

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

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

2168 S Wisner Ave • Fremont, MI 49412

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Michigan Department of Transportation

CONCRETE CURB REPLACEMENT

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

BID PROPOSAL

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

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

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

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

Description of Work:

This work consists of:

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

• Constructing:

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

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

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

• Restoring:

o Embankment behind curb

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

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

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

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

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

Coordination Clause:

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

Insurance:

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

Estimated Quantities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BID TOTAL = $ ___________.______

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-25 BUDGET

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

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

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

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

Nicole Klomp, Secretary Pro Tem

Board of Education

May 22, 2024

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

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

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

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council - April 8, 2024

CALL TO ORDER

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

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

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

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

CONSENT AGENDA

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

BOARD BUSINESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

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

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

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

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

Elaine Engel, Secretary

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WHITE CLOUD COMMUNITY LIBRARY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED 2024-2025 BUDGET

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

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

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

This notice is given by order of the 

WHITE CLOUD COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOARD

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PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET FOR 2024-2025 FISCAL YEAR

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

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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

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

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP• NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 24-05

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF 

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

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

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

Section 1. Amendment

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

Property Legal Description

CITY OF FREMONT

ROZEMA’S ADDN

LOT 1 EXC W 3 FT

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

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

Common address: 505 S Division Ave

Fremont, MI 49412

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

Section 2. Effect 

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

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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

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

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP• NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

ORDINANCE NO. 24-04

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF 

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

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

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

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

Section 1. Amendment

Parking See Chapter 3 “General Provisions” for General Requirements

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

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

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

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

• Covered parking is not permitted. 

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

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

Section 2. Effect 

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

NEWAYGO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Proposed 2024 - 2025 Budget

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

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2024

Place of Meeting: Newaygo High School Library 

200 East Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

Hour of Meeting: 6:00 p.m.

Telephone Number of the

Superintendent’s Office: 231-652-6984

Board of Education Meeting 

Minutes are located at: 360 S Mill Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

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

360 S Mill Street 

Newaygo, MI 49337

Purposes of Meeting:

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

Vince Grodus, President, Board of Education

Newaygo Public School District

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NC RESA BIDS WANTED

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

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MERRILL TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

5942 N WOODBRIDGE DR.,

Bitely, MI 49309

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

Date/Time:

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

Location:

Merrill Township Community Complex

1585 W. 11 Mile Road 

Bitely, Michigan 49309

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

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

Merrill Township Clerk

Tabatha Glezman • 517-304-1885

Email: Clerk@merrilltownship.com

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Middle School Counselor 

or Social Worker

Please see full posting at

www.grantps.net

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

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE 

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 24, 2024

Place of Meeting: Grant Fine Arts Center 

331 E. State Street 

Grant, MI 49327

Time of Meeting: 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Number

Board Office: 231-834-5621

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

Board Administration Office

148 S. Elder Avenue

Grant, Michigan

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

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

Danette Obenauf, Board Secretary

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FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Two Four-Year Terms

One Two-Year Term

One Six-Year Term

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

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Proposed 2024-25 Budget

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

Date of Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2024

Place of Meeting: Administration Building 

450 E. Pine Street 

Fremont, MI 49412

Hour of Meeting: 6:15 p.m.

Telephone Number of the

Superintendent’s Office: 231-924-2350

Board of Education Meeting

Minutes are located at: 450 E. Pine Street 

Fremont, MI 49412

A copy of the proposed 2024-25 budget, 

including the proposed property tax millage

rate, is available for public inspection during

normal business hours at: 450 E. Pine Street

Purposes of Meeting:

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

Kim Rasch, Secretary

Board of Education, Fremont Public School

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SPECIAL LAND USE

CONTRACTOR’S OFFICES AND STORAGE YARD - SMARTCOMM LLC

JULY 8, 2024 • 7:00 PM

THE REQUEST:

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

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NOTICE OF ZONING ORDINANCE

AMENDMENTS ADOPTION

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

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

Respectfully submitted by,

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

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Michigan Department of Transportation

CONCRETE CURB REPLACEMENT

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

BID PROPOSAL

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

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

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

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

Description of Work:

This work consists of:

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

• Constructing:

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

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

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

• Restoring:

o Embankment behind curb

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

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

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

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

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

Coordination Clause:

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

Insurance:

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

Estimated Quantities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BID TOTAL = $ ___________.______

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

 NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: RECREATIONAL PICNIC AREA

DRIVE AND PARKING

BIDS DUE: JUNE 28, 2024

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

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

NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS

PROJECT: Wilcox Township Hall Addition and Renovations

1795 N. Evergreen

White Cloud, MI 49349

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

PROJECT MANAGER:

Paul Schroeder, Township Supervisor

PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS:

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

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

A bid bond security will be required.

A Performance Bond and Payment Bond may be required.

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

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

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

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Attention Sherman Township Residents:

The Sherman Township Board will appoint the following 

positions at the June 3,2024, meeting:

Assessor 1 position, 2-year term

Sewer Authority 

Board Representative 1 member; 2-year term

Library Representative 1 member; 2-year term 

If you are interested in any of these positions, 

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

Jamie Kukal, Sherman Township Clerk

2168 S Wisner Ave • Fremont, MI 49412

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

Newaygo County, Michigan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

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

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

This notice was authorized by the Newaygo City Council.

Dated: May 13, 2024

Kim Goodin, Newaygo City Clerk

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

THE MERRILL TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION 

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

(New Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map)

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

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

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

Article l: Title and Purpose

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

Article 2: Definitions and Rules of Construction

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

Article 3: General Provisions

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

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

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

Article 4: Nonconformities

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

Article 5: Signs

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

Article 6: Parking and Loading Spaces

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

Article 7-12: Zoning Districts, Regulations and Maps 

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

Article 13: Planned Unit Development (PUD) District

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

Article 14: Special Uses

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

Article 15: Site Plans

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

Article 16: Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

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

Article 17: Administration and Enforcement

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

Article 18: Amendments and Rezonings

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

Article 19: Miscellaneous Provisions

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

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

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

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

Respectfully submitted by,

Tabatha Glezman, Merrill Township Clerk

517.304.1885

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS TOWER CONSTRUCTION

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

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

Second Grade Teacher

Roar in the Core Instructor

2024-25 School Year

Please see full posting at

www.grantps.net

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

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICES

Band Director

Executive Administrative Assistant

Please see full posting at www.grantps.net

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

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FREMONT CITY RESIDENTS

GRASS & WEED CONTROL

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

Vicci TerVeer, City Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

Dated this 17th day of May 2024

Vicci L. TerVeer, City Clerk

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

& 2024 PROPERTY TAX RATE

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

City of Fremont 

Downtown Development Authority

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

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

Vicci TerVeer

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PUBLIC NOTICE

EVERETT TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

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

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

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

Curtis A. Chaffee, Zoning Administrator

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PUBLIC NOTICE

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

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

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

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

Judith Baker, Clerk - Big Prairie Township

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

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

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT 

WITH THE CITY OF FREMONT

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

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

NEW ZONING ORDINANCE

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-02

AMENDMENT OF ZONING ORDINANCE

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

THE TOWNSHIP OF GOODWELL ORDAINS:

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

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

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

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Wozniak ,Clerk, Goodwell Township

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

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TOWNSHIP OF GRANT

NEWAYGO COUNTY

USE VARIANCE HEARING

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

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

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

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

Gladys VeltKamp, Township Clerk 

1 (231) 834-8033

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Newaygo County Veterans’ Affairs Committee

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

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

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

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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

May 23, 2024, for the following:

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

• Asphalt Paving, various locations within Newaygo County

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

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

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

Ensley Township

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

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

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

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

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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WHITE CLOUD ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

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


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BUDGET HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI

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

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

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

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

This notice is given by order of the 

White Cloud City Council.

Kelli Arnold, Clerk, City of White Cloud

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT 

WITH THE CITY OF FREMONT

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

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION TOWNSHIP

New Special Events Ordinance

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

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

Chapter l: Purpose

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

Chapter 2: Definitions

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

Chapter 3: License Required

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

Chapter 4: Application for Special Event License.

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

Chapter 5: Licensing Fee

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

Chapter 6: Application Approval.

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

Chapter 7: Standards for Approval. 

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

Chapter 8: License Form. 

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

Chapter 9: Inspection. 

This Chapter contains information regarding inspection.

Chapter 10: Restrictions.

This Chapter states when a license will not be issued.

Chapter 11: Revocation of License.

This Chapter states when a license may be revoked.

Chapter 12: Violations and Penalties.

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

Chapter 13: Severability.

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

Chapter 14: Effective date:

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

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

Respectfully submitted by,

Jennifer Wozniak ,Clerk, Goodwell Township

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

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CITY OF GRANT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSTING NOTICE

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Please see full posting at www.grantps.net

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

Grant Public Schools

Attn: Kim Anderson

148 S. Elder Ave.

Grant, MI 49327

Or email: kanderson@grantps.net-

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Newaygo County Veterans’ Affairs Committee

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

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

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

JASON VANDERSTELT, NEWAYGO COUNTY CLERK

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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

May 8, 2024, for the following:

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

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

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT 

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

Grant Township

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

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

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

calling 231-689-6682.

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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PUBLIC HEARING

GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

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

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

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

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

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council March 11, 2024 

CALL TO ORDER

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

Presiding officer: Mayor Fedell

Secretary: Clerk, Kim Goodin

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

Absent: Engemann

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

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

CONSENT AGENDA

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

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

BOARD BUSINESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• 8 State Rd/Town Square demolition and design

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

• Striping of parking lots downtown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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STATE OF MICHIGAN 

COUNTY OF NEWAYGO

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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

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

ORDINANCE NO. 24-03

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICTS MAP OF

THE FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING ORDINANCE

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

Section 1. Map Amendment

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

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

Property Legal Description CITY OF FREMONT WESTWOOD ADDN LOT 10

Parcel number: 62-13-34-481-016 

Common address: 207 N Stone Rd Fremont, MI 49412 

Section 2. Effect 

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

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CITY OF NEWAYGO MINUTES SYNOPSIS

Regular Meeting of Newaygo City Council February 12, 2024 

CALL TO ORDER

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

Presiding officer: Mayor Fedell

Secretary: Clerk, Kim Goodin

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

Absent: Burns, Johnson, Walerczyk

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

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

CONSENT AGENDA

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

BOARD BUSINESS

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

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

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

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

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

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GRANT TOWNSHIP

NEWAYGO COUNTY

PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

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

The hearing will be held as follows:

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

TIME: 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: GRANT TOWNSHIP HALL 

1617 E. 120th STREET 

GRANT, MI. 49327

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

Gladys VeltKamp, Grant Township Clerk

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GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Is seeking a 

Finance Director 

full posting can be viewed 

at www.grantps.net

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CLARK UNION CEMETERY

DAYTON TOWNSHIP

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

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

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

 

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ATTENTION: CONSTRUCTION BIDS WANTED

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

• 20’x24’ steel pavilion

o 1’overhang with vented sofit

o Standing seam roof

o Inside liner steel 

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

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

Attn: Jamie Kukal

Sherman Township Cemetery

2168 S Wisner, Fremont, MI 49412

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SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 4/16/24

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

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

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

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

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

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

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

7. Public Comment. 

a. None

8. Old Business 

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

b. Recreation Authority update – reviewed email. 

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

week. 

d. Fire Bills for 2023 were reviewed. 

e. Road Millage Proposal language was discussed. 

f. Recycling Agreement response from County was reviewed. 

g. Road estimates were discussed and 3 were approved. 

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

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

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

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

e. Ordinance 24-03 had the first reading. 

f. Household Hazardous Waste Collection was for information 

g. Clark Cemetery fee increase was approved.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

a. None 

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

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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CITY OF NEWAYGO

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

Kim Goodin, Newaygo City Clerk

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

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

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION 

SHORT-TERM RENTAL MORATORIUM

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

Respectively submitted by,

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

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION 

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

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

Article XVII – Site plan review - administrative updates

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

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

Published : April 24, 2024

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

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

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

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE MUNICIPAL SECURITIES

TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF NEWAYGO

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

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

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

SOURCE OF PAYMENT

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

RIGHT OF REFERENDUM

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

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

Kim Goodin, Clerk

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TOWNSHIP OF ASHLAND

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

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

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

ORDINANCE NO. 04-09-24

ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 

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

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

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

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

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

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

Shelly Boerema

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


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PUBLIC NOTICE

COLA MEETING DATES

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2024-2025

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

May 14, 2024

July 9, 2024

September 10, 2024

November 12, 2024

January 14, 2025

March 11, 2025

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

James Breinling, Secretary

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

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

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

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

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

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

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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

• Surface Preparation and Coating MDOT Roadside Park Restroom Building

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

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS OF

NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD - NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FIRE SERVICES SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information, please contact:

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

Telephone (231) 689-1194 Kelli Arnold, Clerk

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CITY OF WHITE CLOUD

NOTICE OF WATER MAIN (HYDRANT) FLUSHING

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

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

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

SHERIDAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD MEETING MINUTES SYNOPSIS 3/19/24

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

2. Approval of agenda as presented.

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

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

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

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

and McAfee renewal.

7. Public Comment. 

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

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

County.

8. Old Business 

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

as it is with some small improvements. 

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

was happening at the Recreation Authority. 

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

d. Ordinance 24-02 was approved 

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

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

9. New Business 

a. Building Inspector’s report – was reviewed 

b. Zoning Administrator’s report – was reviewed. 

c. Fire Contract and bill was reviewed and approved. 

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

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

f. Board of Review vacancies were discussed. 

g. Parking request and discussed and approved. 

h. Resolution 24-03 Office Hours was approved.

10. Board Member Comment Period 

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

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

NOTICE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: sheridanchartertownship.com

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

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

NOTICE OF WATER

MAIN FLUSHING

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

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

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

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

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

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

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

Judith Baker, Clerk

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ATTENTION SHERMAN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS:

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

May 6, 2024

June 3, 2024

July 1, 2024

August 5, 2024

Sept. 3, 2024

October 7, 2024

November 4, 2024

Dec. 2, 2024

January 6, 2025

February 3, 2025

March 3, 2025

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

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

 April 10, 2024

May 8, 2024

June 12, 2024

July 10, 2024

August 14, 2024

Sept. 11, 2024

October 9, 2024

Nov. 13, 2024

Dec. 11, 2024

January 7, 2025

February 12, 2025

March 12, 2025

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

2024-2025 Fiscal Year

Budget Hearing

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

Jamie Kukal,

Clerk for Sherman Township

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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

• 2NS Ice Control Sand

• 22A and 23A Gravel Supplied and 

Delivered 

• 22A Gravel Supplied and Delivered

• Asphalt Paving, various locations 

in Newaygo County

• Limestone, various locations 

in Newaygo County

• Highway Street Sweeping

• Catch Basin Cleaning Service 

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

BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS

OF NEWAYGO COUNTY

William Gonyon, Chairman

Douglas Harmon, Vice-Chairman

Lee Fetterley, Commissioner

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LILLEY TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE 2024-2

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

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

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE

GRANT TOWNSHIP

BUDGET MEETING

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

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GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

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

April 24, 2024 May 29, 2024

June 26, 2024 July 24, 2024

August 28, 2024 Sept. 25, 2024

October 23, 2024 Nov. 27, 2024

Dec. 25, 2024 January 29, 2025

Feb. 26, 2025 March 26, 2025

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

 May 7, 2024 August 13, 2024

Nov. 12, 2024 February 4, 2025

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

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GOODWELL TOWNSHIP

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

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FREMONT COMMUNITY JOINT

PLANNING COMMISSION (SPECIAL MEETING)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FOR A MAP AMENDMENT (CONDITIONAL REZONING)

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE FREMONT COMMUNITY:

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

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

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

Common address: 505 S Division Ave 

Fremont, MI 49412

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

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

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE EVERETT TOWNSHIP

FY 2024 - 2025 MEETINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pamela Chaffee, Clerk, Everett Township,

1516 E. 8th Street, White Cloud, MI 49349

This notice is posted in compliance with the

Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended.

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DENVER TOWNSHIP

2024-2025 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET HEARING

The public hearing on the proposed Denver Township budgets for all funds for the fiscal year April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025 will be held at the Denver Township Hall on March 28, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. with the regular meeting to follow. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. 

Theresa Anderson, 

Denver Township Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

The City Council of the City of Newaygo adopted the following ordinance amendment at a regular meeting held on Monday, March 11, 2024. This ordinance/ordinance amendment will be in effect upon the expiration of seven (7) days after its publication as required by law. The Ordinance can be inspected, reviewed or purchased in its entirety at the Clerk’s office at City Hall located at 28 State Road, Newaygo, MI during regular business hours or viewed online at www.newaygocity.org.

CITY OF NEWAYGO 

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Ordinance No. 2024-02

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SUBSECTION 1-7(H)(1)-(2) OF CHAPTER 1; ARTICLE V OF CHAPTER 30; SECTION 42-4 OF ARTICLE I CHAPTER 42; SECTION 42-119 OF ARTICLE IV CHAPTER 42; AND ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 46 OF THE NEWAYGO CITY CODE. 

THE CITY OF NEWAYGO (THE “CITY”) ORDAINS: 

Section 1. Amendment of Subsection 1-7(h)(1)-(2). Subsection 1-7(h)(1)-(2) of Chapter 1 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

(h) General penalties and sanctions for violations of City ordinances; continuing violations; injunctive relief.

(1) Unless a violation of this Code is specifically designated as a criminal misdemeanor, the violation is deemed to be a municipal civil infraction. A violation of Chapter 42 is a misdemeanor unless otherwise stated therein. 

(2) Unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided for a violation designated as a misdemeanor, a misdemeanor is punishable by 90 days in jail and/or a fine of $500 in addition to any other costs permitted by law. 

Section 2. Amendment of Article V of Chapter 30. Article V of Chapter 30 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Article V. – Smoking.

Sec. 30-85. – Definitions.

(a) For the purpose of this article, the term “public property” means any property, building, fixture, or structure owned, operated, or controlled by the City including, but not limited to, parks, cemeteries, beaches, sidewalks, roads, paths, trails, and parking lots. 

(b) For the purpose of this article, the term “smoking” means the lighting or possession of a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe, blunt, or any other item that contains burning tobacco, marihuana, or other material; the inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe, blunt, or any other item that contains burning tobacco, marihuana, or other material; and the inhaling or exhaling of vapor or aerosol mist from an e-cigarette or other vaping instrument. 

Sec. 30-86. – Prohibition.

(a) Smoking on public property is prohibited. 

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to areas clearly marked by the City as designated smoking areas. 

(c) An individual who continues to violate this article after having been ordered by a police officer or peace officer to desist is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 3. Amendment of Section 42-4. Section 42-4 of Article I Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-4. – Littering and Illegal Dumping. 

(a) No person may without the consent of the owner of the private property dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of litter on such private property. 

(b) No person may without the consent of the public authority or governmental unit having supervision, ownership or control of the public property dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of litter on such public property other than in receptacles or locations clearly designated and set aside for such purposes. 

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), no person may dump, deposit, place, throw, leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or leaving of household, business, or construction litter in City trash receptacles or dumpsters unless specifically authorized by the City to do so. 

(d) For the purpose of this section, the term “litter” means rubbish, refuse, waste material, junk, trash, garbage, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, debris, or other foreign substances. 

(e) For the purpose of this section the term “property” includes, but is not limited to, land, buildings, water, waterways, ice above the water, sidewalks, roads, highways, and other rights-of-way. 

(f) A violation of this section is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

Section 4. Amendment of Section 42-114. Section 42-114 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec.42-114. – Disrupting and Obstructing Government Operations

Section 5. Amendment of Section 42-119. Section 42-119 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-119. – Obstructing Sidewalks. 

(a) No person may, without lawful authority, block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic on a public sidewalk, path, or trail by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

(c) No person may continue to block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic on a public sidewalk, path or trail by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body after having been instructed by a peace officer or police officer to desist. 

(d) A violation of subsection (c) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 6. Enactment of Section 42-123. Section 42-123 of Article IV Chapter 42 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows:

Sec. 42-123. – Access to Public buildings. 

(a) No person may, without lawful authority, block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted access to or use of a public building by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500.

(c) No person may continue to block, hinder, impede, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with the normal uninterrupted access to or use of a public building by means of a barricade, object, vehicle, or device, or with his or her body after having been instructed by a peace officer or police officer to desist. 

(d) A violation of subsection (c) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Section 7. Amendment of Article I. Article I of Chapter 46 of the Newaygo City Code is hereby amended and reads in its entirety as follows: 

Article I – General. 

Sec. 46-1. Definitions. 

As used in this article, “public park” means any park or other recreational property owned or under the control of the City of Newaygo, including, but not limited to, the following: Riverfront Park, Brooks Park, Shaw Park, Barton Street Skate Park, and Marshall Memorial Park. 

Sec. 46-2. Park Hours.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not enter into or remain within a public park between civil dusk and 6:00 a.m.

Sec. 46-3. Motorized Vehicles.

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not operate a car, truck, van, go-cart, minibike, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other vehicle within a public park. 

(b)Subsection (a) does not prohibit the lawful operation of motor vehicles within public rights-of-way, parking lots, or other areas designated by the City for use by motor vehicles. 

Sec. 46-4. Skateboards, Bicycles, Rollerblades, and Scooters. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not use a skateboard, bicycle, rollerblade, scooter, or other similar device on any tennis court, pickleball court, track, athletic field, monument, wall, railing, table, or bench within a public park. 

(b)Unless authorized by the City, a person may not use a skateboard, bicycle, rollerblade, scooter, or other similar device within a public park in an area where City signage indicates that such activity is prohibited. 

Sec. 46-5. Dogs and Animals. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City or within a designated dog park, a person may not permit a dog under the care or custody of the person to be within a public park unless the dog is under the control of the person and on a leash no longer than six feet. 

(b) A person having care or custody of an animal must promptly remove and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by the animal in a public park. 

Sec 46-6. Noise.

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not create, assist, cause, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of any noise or activity within a public park that may unreasonably annoy or disturb the quiet comfort, repose, or peace of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to the following:

i. Any noise or activity made or done as a safety measure or warning signal in response to or reaction to a reasonably perceived threat of imminent danger.

ii. Emergency vehicles and personnel in the course of official duty.

Sec. 46-7. Grilling and Fires. 

(a) Unless authorized by the City, a person may not grill within a public park except in accordance with the rules adopted under Sec. 46-14.

(b) Unless authorized by the City, fires and campfires are prohibited within a public park outside of designated areas. 

Sec. 46-8. Alcohol.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not sell, possess, or consume alcohol within a public park. 

Sec. 46-9. Chalking. 

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not chalk, draw on, paint, deface, mark, or mar any sidewalk, path, street, field, court, curb, structure, monument, or any other City property within a public park. 

Sec. 46-10. Commercial Activity. 

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not conduct or engage in any business or commercial activity, bazaar, sale, swap meet, barter activity, paid concert, or other activity of a commercial nature in a public park. 

Sec 46-11. Limited Use.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not impede, interfere with, obstruct, or disrupt the use of an area or facility within a public park that has been designated by the City for the private or exclusive use of another person or group.

Sec. 46-12. Personal Property.

Unless authorized by the City, a person may not park a vehicle or keep or store other personal property or items within a public park between civil dusk and 6:00 a.m. 

Sec. 46-13. Order to Vacate. 

(a) In addition to the penalty for the underlying violation, any individual who continues to violate a provision of the Code, the rules adopted under section 46-14, or the laws of this state within a public park after having been ordered by a peace officer or police officer to desist is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

(b) A peace officer or police officer may order an individual who does not immediately comply with an order to desist under subsection (a) to promptly vacate the public park. Following such an order to vacate, the individual may not return to or enter any public park for a period of 12 hours. 

(c) Failure to comply with an order to vacate under subsection (b) is a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

(d) Returning to or entering any public park within 12 hours following an order to vacate under subsection (b) is a misdemeanor publishable in accordance with section 1-7. 

Sec. 46-14. Park Rules.

(a) Subject to final adoption by the City Council, the City Manager may promulgate such rules as the City Manager deems appropriate to ensure the protection of public parks, the allocation of limited space and resources within public parks, the permitting of special events and other activities within public parks, the revocation of permits involving public parks, and other rules pertaining to public parks necessary to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

(b) The rules adopted under this section will be effective upon the publication of notice of their adoption. 

(c) Rules adopted under this section will be filed with the City Clerk and available for review by the public.

(d) If so specified in the rules, a violation of the rules adopted under this section constitutes a violation of this article. The rules adopted under this section are enforceable in the same manner as this article.

(e) Nothing in this section will limit the ability of the City Manager to promulgate internal administrative City policies as otherwise permitted by ordinance, resolution, or other lawful authority. 

Sec. 46-15. Penalty. 

Except for as provided in section 46-13, a violation of this article is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of $500. 

Section 6. Conflict. 

A. Nothing in this Ordinance will be construed in such a manner so as to conflict with other existing City ordinances, except as otherwise stated herein.

B. Nothing in the Ordinance shall be construed in such a manner so as to conflict with federal law or any law of the State of Michigan. 

Section 7. Savings Clause. 

The provisions of this Ordinance are severable. If any part of this Ordinance is declared void or inoperable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration does not void or render inoperable any other part or portion of this Ordinance.

Section 8. Effective Date. 

This Ordinance is effective upon the expiration of the 7th day following its publication in the manner provided by law. 

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Legal and Public Notices ... published on March 27, 2024
 

PUBLIC NOTICE

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

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

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

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

Judith Baker, Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PLANNING COMMISSION

BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, NEWAYGO COUNTY

On April15 , 2024, the Planning Commission for Big Prairie Township will hold a public hearing at the Big Prairie Township Hall located at 2815 S. Elm Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan 49349 beginning at 7:00 p.m. regarding several proposed amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. More specifically, the proposed amendments will include the addition of a new and additional Chapter 10-B creating and involving the new MU-Mixed Use zoning district which will be located in land area Section 3 of Big Prairie Township with the new Chapter including permitted uses, special land uses, performance standards, residential and commercial business uses on the same parcel or lot, the schedule of zoning district regulations and other matters, a new and additional Subsection 17.03C regarding expansion of lawful nonconforming uses, a new and additional Subsection 1.04H regarding ordinance interpretation, the addition of definitions of “short-term rental” and “STR lot” to be added to Section 2.20 of the Zoning Ordinance, a new and additional Section 3.42 being added to the Zoning Ordinance regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 5.02G regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 6.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new and additional Subsection 7.02F regarding short-term rentals, adding a new Subsection 8.02F regarding short-term rentals and adding a new and additional Subsection 10.02O regarding short-term rentals. Such proposed zoning amendments are included in two different documents/ordinances/ ordinance amendments, which will constitute formal amendments to the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance. A full copy of the proposed amendments (as well as the existing Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance) can be obtained, inspected, reviewed or purchased at the Big Prairie Township Hall at 2815 S. Elm Avenue, White Cloud, Michigan 49349 during normal business hours or by contacting Big Prairie Township Clerk Judy Baker at 231-689-1385. Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak at the hearing. Letters and written submissions will be accepted up until the time of the public hearing. 

Respectfully submitted by, Judith Baker, Big Prairie Township Clerk • 231-689-1385


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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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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