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DAVE BECKER Plastering.
New walls and ceilings plus patching. Free estimates. No job too small. 30 years experience 734-854-6474 5/15tfn

John’s Stump grinding. 40 years experience. Call or text 419-467-9504. 11/20

LODGING

H.D. Ellis Inn Bed and Breakfast 415 W. Adrian St. Blissfield, MI. Call 517-486-3155. Are relatives, friends or business associates coming to visit? Need a home away from home for an extended stay? All rooms include private baths, TV, wifi and a full breakfast. 6/7tfn

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Old motorcycles wanted. Pre-1985 preferred. ATCs and dirt bikes, too. Title, no title, running or projects. Call or text 734-807-1234. 12/30

HELP WANTED

Night time custodian needed for Britton-Deerfield Schools. Please contact stacyjohnson@bdschools.us 10/14

NOTICE

Village of Blissfield
Official Council Proceedings
A regular council meeting was called to order by the President, Roberto Valdez, on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (This meeting was held at Clara Bachmayer Memorial Park-Rotary Pavilion, due to COVID-19 regulations.)
Trustees Present: President Roberto Valdez, Gwen Dusa, Michael Gunter, Jerry Hayes, A. Ray Jones, Jan Luce, Barbara McHenry.
Trustees Absent: None.
A public hearing was held regarding the proposed Village Budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. There were no citizen comments made.
A motion by Trustee Dusa and seconded by Trustee Luce and unanimously approved by the council to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2020 regular meeting, as presented.
A resolution by Trustee Jones and seconded by Trustee Luce to adopt the fiscal year 2020-2021 Village Budget, as presented.
Voting Yes: Gunter, Jones, Luce, McHenry, Valdez.
Voting No: Dusa, Hayes.
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Luce to adopt the fiscal year 2020-2021 Wage Scale for village employees with a one (1%) percent increase to the position cap, effective October 1, 2020.
Voting Yes: Gunter, Jones,
Voting No: Dusa, Hayes, Luce, McHenry, Valdez.
The resolution was not adopted.
A resolution by Trustee Dusa and seconded by Trustee Luce to adopt the fiscal year 2020-2021 Wage Scale for village employees with a one (1%) percent increase across the wage scale, effective October 1, 2020.
Voting Yes: Dusa, Jones, Luce, Valdez.
Voting No: Gunter, Hayes, McHenry.
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee McHenry to adopt the fiscal year 2020-2021 Wage Scale for the appointed Treasurer and Clerk as presented, effective October 1, 2020.
Voting Yes: Gunter, Hayes, Jones, Luce,
Voting No: Dusa, McHenry, Valdez.
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution by Trustee Hayes and seconded by Trustee Luce and unanimously approved by the council to adopt the Library Wage Schedule including a correction to the Youth Services Coordinator wage of $11.11, effective October 1, 2020.
A motion by Trustee Dusa and seconded by Trustee Hayes and unanimously approved by the council to amend the Ordinance Establishing Compensation by increasing the salaries of the following Village Officials, effective October 1, 2020:
– Village Clerk- $1,585.70 per year plus additional compensation of $46,005.50
– Village Treasurer- $1,495.30 per year plus additional compensation of $44,995.00
– Library Board- $545.50 each member per year
A motion by Trustee Jones and seconded by Trustee Luce to approve the Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Ordinance amendments establishing Water and Sewer Rates, as presented, effective October 1, 2020, and commencing with the October 2020 billing.
Voting Yes: Dusa, Hayes, Jones, Luce, Valdez.
Voting No: Gunter, McHenry.
The motion was approved.
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Hayes and unanimously approved by the council to hire Lisa Novak as Village Clerk starting at the approved starting salary, per the appointed Village Clerk wage scale.
A resolution by Trustee Luce and seconded by Trustee Jones and unanimously approved by the council to award the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement project to LaSalle Group, Inc., in the amount of $7,266,500.00 with a deduction of $94,774.00 due to changes recommended by Poggemeyer Design Group, to be made on Change Order #1, pending USDA approval of the bid.
A resolution by Trustee Dusa and seconded by Trustee Hayes and unanimously approved by the council that it intends to issue revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed Nine Million Dollars ($9,000,000.00) to pay the costs of acquiring and constructing improvements to the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and System.
A resolution by Trustee Hayes and seconded by Trustee McHenry and unanimously approved by the council to approve an additional USDA Loan Application, in the amount of $1,300,000.00, for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Luce to create a Defined Contribution Plan through Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan (MERS) for the current and future Village Administrators, and to authorize the Village Administrator to finalize the Defined Contribution Plan documents.
Voting Yes: Gunter, Hayes, Jones, Luce, McHenry, Valdez.
Voting No: Dusa.
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution by Trustee McHenry and seconded by Trustee Luce and unanimously approved by the council to renew the fiscal year 2020-2021 property and liability insurance with the Michigan Municipal League Liability and Property Pool, through Meadowbrook Insurance Group, for their quoted annual renewal premium of $63,160.00, effective October 1, 2020.
An employee grievance hearing was held per the Village Personnel Policies and Procedures. Village Council will act on the grievance at the next regular Council meeting.
A motion by Trustee Dusa and seconded by Trustee McHenry and unanimously approved by the council to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m.
Laura Neuman, Clerk
Roberto Valdez, President (791)

NOTICE

VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD
COUNCIL MEETING Oct. 5, 2020
The meeting of the Deerfield Village Council was called to order with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by President Nighswander at 7:00 pm.
Trustees Present: Joel LaRocca, Gary Cousino, Mike Gilson, Dave Rogers & Donna Holubik.
Absent: Kevin Eggleston. Guests: Stephanie Lovely, Shane Dusseau.
Minutes of the regular meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report –Motion Gilson to approve treasurer’s report 2nd Cousino Carried.
Village Supt.’s Report – Over Time: Josh 6 Brady 1 Brandon 11.5. Street project will begin Oct. 15th and incl. all of Raisin, W. Keegan from Carey to Elm and alley from Railroad to E. Keegan. Complete report on file and website.
Police Report –reviewed . Building Inspector Report-Discussed status of violations of Village Ordinances.
Planning Commission –will meet in Nov.
Old Business: Discussion was held on the use of the old water tower property for parking as requested by Fall’s A-1. Options will be discussed with business owner. Weed Ordinance will be adopted and published in the spring. Request for alley property next to property on Bacon Street – Public hearing will be held Nov. 2, 2020 @ 6:45
New Business – Trick or Treat will be Oct. 31, 6-7:30pm Motion Holubik to extend the exception to Zoning Ordinance 1 Article 16.25 for 268 W. River St. until March 1, 2021. 2nd Cousino Carried. Update from S & T Construction – work on project will resume in 2 weeks.
Motion Holubik to adjourn @ 8:30 pm Second LaRocca Carried.
Next Council meeting will be Nov. 2, 2020 at the Village Office.
Respectfully Submitted, Denise Wylie (266)

NOTICE

Blissfield Township
PUBLIC NOTICE
Blissfield Township Planning Commission will be holding a regular meeting on Monday October 26,2020 beginning @7:00 P.M.. Meeting will be held via Zoom. Details to join in the meeting are posted @ www.blissfieldtownship.com web site.

NOTICE

Blissfield Township
Planning Commission Solar Tour
Blissfield Township Planning Commission has scheduled a solar farm tour for Monday October 19, 2020 beginning at 10:00 A.M. Address for tour is 16520 Carter Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Anyone interested in attending please call the township office 486-2626 or stop by to sign up no later than Friday October 16, 2020.

NOTICE

VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Deerfield Village Council on Monday Nov. 2, 2020 at the Municipal Building, 101 W. River St., Deerfield, Michigan, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
The purpose of the Hearing is to review a resolution that the Village of Deerfield will vacate the alley next to 323 Bacon Street – action will be taken on the resolution at the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2, 2020 @ 7pm.
Denise Wylie,
Village Clerk
Oct. 6, 2020

NOTICE

VILLAGE OF BLISSFIELD
FALL LEAF COLLECTION
AND BRUSH PICKUP
Leaf Collection Schedule –
beginning October 19

DAY AREA
Mondays and Tuesdays South of US223 and
East of River Raisin

Wednesdays North of US223 and
East of River Raisin

Thursdays North of US223 and
West of River Raisin

Fridays South of US223 and
West of River Raisin

Rake your leaves to the curb for the DPW crew to pick up. Do not rake your leaves into the street and do not burn your leaves. Keep the piles away from utility poles, signs, trees and guy wires. Do not mix brush and garden materials with the leaves.
Being that the month of November is solely
devoted to collection of leaves, there will be no brush pickup. From December through February, brush pickup will occur on the second Tuesdays only.
Call the Village Office at 517-486-4347 if you have any questions.

NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF RIGA PLANNING COMMISSION
NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING
AND PUBLIC HEARING
November 2, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
The Planning Commission of the Township of Riga, Lenawee County, Michigan (“Township”) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on November 2, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. However, this meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements set forth in the MDHHS Director’s Emergency Order dated October 5, 2020. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider any business that may come before the Planning Commission and to hold a public hearing on possible amendments to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance regarding solar energy facilities. Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Act 267 of 1976, the Township gives notice of the following:

1. Reason for Electronic Meeting. The Planning Commission is holding this meeting by electronic means only due to the restrictions imposed by the MDHHS Director’s Emergency Order dated October 5, 2020. However, in the event that the Order is revised, the meeting may be held in-person on November 2, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at 7817 Riga Hwy, Riga, MI 49276. Notice of any such change will be posted at the Township Hall and on the Township’s website.
2. Procedures. The public may participate in the meetings and may make public comment electronically by video/telephone using the following method:

Join Zoom Meeting By Video: www.Zoom.com
Or Dial In By Telephone** (312) 626 6799
Meeting ID: 836 7994 8581
Password: 655453
**To unmute microphone from a cell phone dial *6 (star 6)
To raise your hand from a cell phone dial *9 (star 9)

3. Contact Information. For those people who desire to contact members of the Planning Commission to provide input or ask questions on the business that will come before the public body at the meeting, please contact Natalie Thompson, Township Clerk, at (419) 260-6203, prior to the start of the meeting. Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are available for inspection at Township Hall, 7817 Riga Hwy Riga, MI 49276, during regular business hours and on the Township’s website.
4. Persons with Disabilities. Persons with disabilities may participate in the meeting through the methods set forth in paragraph 2. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services in order to attend electronically should notify Natalie Thompson, Township Clerk, at (419) 260-6203 within a reasonable time in advance of the meeting.
Natalie Thompson, Riga Township Clerk
PO Box 25
7817 Riga Hwy., Riga, MI 49276
(517) 486-4260

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