Category Archives: Local Governments

Surviving the anti-tax times we live in

What was a minority opinion last night at the Elk Rapids Township Board meeting is often the majority at other times – the belief that taxes are bad and should always be lower or at least stay the same, never … Continue reading

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Township approves 24 x 7 ambulance service

By a vote of 3 to 2, the Elk Rapids Township Board approved the expansion of service from 12 hours to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The change takes place on May 1.

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Ambulance service on agenda

Township Board meeting tonight Starting at 7 p.m. in Government Center, the Elk Rapids Township Board will consider the issue of consideration, voted at the Annual Meeting, for finding a way to fund 24 x 7 ambulance service.

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‘Anti-tax, anti-spending’ in Elk Rapids

Not just ‘out there’ Exactly when did taxes become such bad things that they trigger unrepressed anger at public officials? More than the rather normal grumbling? I’m not sure but it must be dealt with more and more by local … Continue reading

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More about ‘Village mustard’

Sunday’s Record-Eagle covered the Village purchase of the Bech Mustard property. Note that you likely now need an R-E subscription to read it online.  Record-Eagle

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Energy efficiency improvements

For local government buildings Recently the Village of Elk Rapids and Elk Rapids Township applied for and were awarded a $40,000 grant from the Michigan Public Services Commission for energy audits and improvements in energy efficiency for several public buildings. … Continue reading

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Community characters

Elk Rapids Progress, an always free publication, covers online a fascinating special Council Meeting last night.  Read more…

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