Category Archives: Local Governments

Council meeting – May 2

Here are highlights of the upcoming Village Council meeting. Note the special time. Monday, May 2, 6 p.m. at Government Center Presentations of annual reports by Commissions Recess: Reception for Commission members  J.N. Bech request to address the Council Resolution … Continue reading

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45th Parallel Furniture obtains SUP

At a regular meeting of the Village Planning Commission last night, by vote taken after considerable discussion, 45th Parallel Furniture, owned by Dennis Valkanoff, obtained a Special Use Permit (SUP) to operate an upholstered furniture business at the corner of … Continue reading

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Council decisions

Headline News Last night, the Village Council made several important, often difficult decisions. Here is a summary of only the major ones. Note that details will follow, some here and some in local newspapers. Accepted Harbor Commissions proposal for building … Continue reading

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Planning Commission meets next week

Here are highlights of the agenda for the April 26 meeting (7 p.m., Government Center) of the Village Planning Commission. Public Hearing – Request of 45th Parallel Furniture Co. LLC for a Special UsePermit and Site Plan Approval to allow … Continue reading

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Update about DDA activism

Downtown Development Association (DDA) President Jan Bassett provided this explanation of the role of a modern DDA like ours. Our Elk Rapids DDA includes marketing and Economic Development to do just that. DDA’s have always been able to have employees, … Continue reading

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DDA activism?

The local non-profit organization SEEDS was hired Friday by the [Traverse] city’s Downtown Development Authority to run the Sara Hardy Farmers Market this season. The weekly market begins May 7.  Record-Eagle There seems to be a pattern developing in the … Continue reading

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Township Board approves 24 x 7 ambulance service

Vote was 3 to 2 in favor Note: An expanded story appears in the upcoming (April 20) print          version of The Elk Rapids Progress. Yesterday the Elk Rapids Township Board increased staffed ambulance service from 12 hours to 24 hours … Continue reading

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