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    March 21, 2019 Front Page

    Giant $100/year Sewer Bill Hike: "Cliff Notes" Edition

    by David Gordon 3/18/19 Northfield Neighbors recently alerted sewer customers to the Board of Trustee’s $5M plan for a holding tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). This plant expansion could raise sewer rates $100/yr. and could also impact residents…
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    March 20, 2019 Front Page

    3-20-2019 Two Public Hearings at Planning Commission

    Meeting Docs: 2019-03-20 Northfield Township Planning Commission meeting Agenda.pdf Public Hearing - 8425 Main St - Packet documents, 3-20-2019 Public Hearing - 8425 Main St - Adder, LittleFish, OHM Review Letter, 3-18-2019 Public Notice - Medical…
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    March 17, 2019 Front Page

    March 12, 2019: The Board’s 4-Hour Bull Session – No Laughing Matter.

    By David Gordon, March 13, 2019 It was 10 minutes to 11pm when the Board of Trustees (BoT) finally adjourned.They started at 7pm and this is what they got done. Hired a policeman. Approved the Community Center holding a “Medication Take Back” event. Directed…
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    March 13, 2019 Front Page

    Factsheet: 3-12-2019 Township Board meeting

    Reports on Michigan Roads to consider while you're waiting: Free Press: Slingshot effect? What happens when a car hits a pothole, Eric D. Lawrence, 3-13-2019 TRIP: Modernizing Michigan’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges, March, 2019 Free Press:…
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    March 10, 2019 Front Page

    Planning Commission to Board of Trustees: “Why Are You Selling the Historic Barker Road Fire Station?”

    Planning Commission to Board of Trustees: “Why R U Selling the Historic Barker Road Fire Station?” “What Are We Planners, Chopped Liver?” Report on the March 6, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting by David Gordon March 8, 2019 The Planning Commission last night…
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    February 20, 2019 Front Page

    2-20-2019 Pot, Master Planning, and Cottage Retail Discussed

    Documents in this meeting's packet, broken out 2019-02-20-Northfield-Township-Planning-Commission-meeting-Agenda.pdf Northfield-Township-Master-Plan-McKenna-Proposed-2019-02-15-draft.pdf Future-Land-Use-Master-Plan-Changes-McKenna-2019-02-15-draft.pdf…
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    February 20, 2019 Front Page

    Ann Arbor City Council Approves Lepkowski Farm Preservation Grant

    In a 10:1 vote, the Ann Arbor City Council has approved contributing over half of the $478,867 cost of preserving the 75 acre Lepkowski farm at 7084 Spencer Road. MLive: Ann Arbor officials have change of heart about preserving family farm - Ryan Stanton,…
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    February 15, 2019 Front Page

    BoT approves $2,000 for imperiled preservation deal.

    by David Gordon Feb. 15, 2019 The Northfield Township Board of Trustees (BoT) last night approved a $2,000 contribution to a local land preservation deal in an effort to get A2 City Council approval of the Greenbelt-recommended property. In January, the…
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    February 14, 2019 Front Page

    Given Chance, Board Makes-up at Valentines Day Do-Over

    Long story short, in a 4:2 vote, the Northfield Township Board of Trustees approved contributing $2,000.00 to the Lepkowski farm preservation effort. Trustee Dockett objected and voted NO for a new reason, calling the $2,000.00 "payola." The meaning of his…

Chip Smith won the race for Ann Arbor's 5th Ward City Council seat.

This is not as irrelevant as it seems.  At the July 14, 2015 interviews of potential Northfield Township Planning Consulants, Chip Smith was the spokesman for applicant Wade-Trim, a Detroit Based Planning Firm.

 

More reports on Ann Arbor area elections:

MLive: Ann Arbor election recap: Lumm wins, 2 new faces ready to join council, Ryan Stanton, 11-4-2015

MLive: A look at voter turnout in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas in Tuesday's election, Ryan Stanton, 11-4-2015

MLive: Scio Township approves new transit tax to expand AAATA bus service, Ryan Stanton, 11-4-2015

Scio Township voters went to the polls on Tuesday and voted by a 2-to-1 margin to approve a 0.36-mill transit tax that will fund three new bus routes into the township, plus dial-a-ride services.  In addition to the route on Jackson Road, there will be two other routes along Liberty Road and Scio Church Road.

MLive: Lumm defeats Petersen in 2nd Ward Ann Arbor council race, Ryan Stanton, 11-4-2015