2007-02-15 / News

Community Meetings -- 2/15/07

Board of Trustees

Changes to
pension board
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The township board accepted the resignation of Norm Riopelle from the township’s employee pension commission at Thursday’s meeting.
Alternate representative AnaLisa Reyna was appointed to fill his spot. Steve Chilcutt was appointed to Reyna’s former alternate position.
In other business:
• The board voted to wave penalties and interest on any tax payments made Feb. 15-28.
• The board approved revisions to Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation’s five-year Master Plan.
• A sewer rehabilitation contract was awarded to Liqui Force Services. The company has done sewer work for Grand Blanc Township for about seven years. — P.H.

Village Council

Hearing set
GOODRICH — The council will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. March 12 on a plan to demolish the Family Party Store on State Road. The store has sat abandoned and dilapidated since a fire three years ago.
In November, the council adopted the provisions of the Michigan Housing Law, putting a procedure in place so that the village could demolish a building if the owner did not do so.
After the public hearing, owner Chris Valente has 21 days to demolish the building or 20 to file an appeal in circuit court. If Valente does neither, the village can proceed with plans to demolish the structure and put the cost on the tax rolls.
Village officials said Valente did show to a previous meeting before a hearing officer, who heard the village building inspector’s recommendation to demolish the building, and said he planned to tear down the building, but did not give a date as to when.
In other business:
• The council approved the purchase of tax software for $3,390 and sewer billing software up to $3,000. The software will allow the administration office to take control of those billing practices from the county and increase timely billing.
The village will save about $1,700 per year from the move.
The council also approved budget amendments, transferring unused funds of $3,162 from the council wages and $1,530 from the elections budgets to the office operations budget. The funds will be used to help pay for the tax and sewer software.
• The next council meeting is 7 p.m. March 12 at the village administration building. — J.N.

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