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Centeral Boiler certified E-CLASSIC OUTDOOR FURNACE. Smart heating choice. Buy NOW and save up to $1350! Call Today! Midwest Outdoor Furnace 734-755-2005. 11/1

You pick pumpkins for sale. $1.50 apiece or 4 for $5.00. Schmidt’s Pumpkin Patch. Located at 1270 Grosvenor Hwy., Palmyra, MI. For more info call 517-206-3907. Like us on Facebook.


3 BR, 2 bath in Blissfield. Attached garage, C/A. appliances, utility room, very nice. No smoking, no pets. $775/month + utilities. 517-486-3444. 10/25


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

AFFORDABLE Motorcycle repair, ATV, dirt bike, small engine repair. 20 years Harley Davidson experience. Call Bob Stahl 517-486-4818. Check us out on Facebook! 2/9tfn


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


Renaissance is hiring dependable direct support professionals in our Adrian programs. Starting pay – $9.00 After training $9.50 Call 517-920-4447

Hiring Part-Time Dietary Aide/Cook position at Gaslight Village Assisted Living in Adrian. 24 hrs/week. Apply in person or call Jon Raymond at (517) 264-2284. 10/11


Blissfield DDA seeks unique & creative craft/artisan vendors for our Downtown Yuletide Market. Nov 11 & 12. 11am-5pm. $75. Contact Tyler at
517-486-3642 for more info. 10/18


Moved sale. The house is smaller than we thought! Antique furniture & books, clothes, housewares. Fri. & Sat. Oct. 20 & 21, 9-4. 610 S. Lane St., Blissfield. 10/18

Sale – Oct. 19 & 20, 9-6. 354 Skyline Dr., Coach Light Estates. Quilts, Fostoria glassware, misc. treasures, women’s plus clothes, aqua & pink hanging lamp. 10/18


Riga Township Board
October 9, 2017,
Regular Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:06 p.m.
Present: Kastel, Goetz, Delgado, Thompson, Gust.
Absent: None.
Items approved:
• Closing of Public Hearing discussing the 5 Year Park and Recreation Plan
• Minutes from September 11, 2017 and September 28, 2017
• Treasurer’s Report
• 45 day period for Joseph Dunlap’s property on Tagsold Hwy. to comply with the Health, Safety and Nuisance Ordinance
• PA-116 Requests from Dennis and Dawn Makula and from Joseph and Katy Gust.
• Payment of bills: Fire Checking checks 1704-1721 totaling $3,761.81 and General Checking checks 10783-10795 and 10819-10827 totaling $11,556.93.
Other items: Public hearing for 5 year Park and Recreation Plan; Presentation from Martin Marshall regarding the county millage question on the Nov. 7 ballot; Zoning and Nuisance ordinance violations; hydrogen sulfate levels in the Water and Sewer systems; water and sewer rates; Fire department infrastructure; Road needs on Stadler
Meeting adjourned at 9:32 p.m.
Special Meeting to be held Monday, October 16 at 7pm.
Agenda: Water and Sewer rates, Riga Barn, Park Plan
Natalie Thompson,
Riga Township Clerk
Gary Kastel,
Riga Township Supervisor
Copies of complete meeting minutes, treasurer’s report and budget available upon request from the Township Clerk or online at (206)


Palmyra Township Board
Regular Meeting
October 12, 2017 Regular Meeting
Present: James Isley, Matt Koester, Perry Pooley, Steve Papenhagen, and Christine Whited
Absent: None
The September 14th Regular Meeting minutes were approved as presented.
Time was allotted for public comment and all reports received were approved as presented.
Communications: Items Discussed – Crane Cemetery Driveway; Road and Bridge Projects; Water/Sewer fee collection process; PTFD Officer selection process; 2016 Lenawee County Road Commission Annual Report; Combined EMS/Fire Meeting; Blissfield Library literature was distributed; Recovery Skills Conference sponsored by Arbor Professional Solutions
Unfinished Business: Items Discussed – Palmyra Township Zoning Ordinance
New Business: Items Discussed – MacKinzie Brown’s resignation from the PTFD; Additional Auditor fee of $550 was approved; Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held on February 3, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Palmyra Township Community Hall; Approval to mail informational brochures with the tax bills; Approval to accept Paul Rohlan’s offer to plow the Township hall/fire department area
Bill Payment: All Township and PTFD bills presented were approved for payment.
Next Regular Meeting will be held November 9, 2017, 7:00 P.M. at the Palmyra Community Room.
Complete Minutes of these or any other Palmyra Township meeting may be obtained from Christine Whited, P.O. Box 97, Palmyra, MI 49268. Approved minutes can be viewed on our website at
Respectfully Submitted,
Christine Whited, Clerk (224)


Village of Blissfield
Official Council
A regular council meeting was called to order by the President, A. Ray Jones, on October 9, 2017 at 7:04 p.m.
Trustees Present: President A. Ray Jones, Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Arthur Weeber.
Trustees Absent: George Brown, Bob Valdez, April Welch.
A motion by Trustee Burgermeister and seconded by Trustee Gunter and unanimously approved by the council to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2017 meeting, as presented.
A motion by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to approve the 2017 Citizen’s Guide, Performance Dashboard, Debt Service Report, and Projected Budget Report, to comply with the State of Michigan City, Village, and Township Revenue Sharing (CVTRS) Program.
A resolution by Trustee Burgermeister and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to approve the purchase of two (2) TASER X26P, with appurtenances and 4-year warranties, from Taser International, for a total
of $3,800.59.
A resolution by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Gunter and unanimously approved by the council to award the LED light provision and installation phase of the railroad bridge illumination project to Brint Electric, of Adrian, MI, per their quote of $5,563.68.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to approve Phase 2 of the Village’s LED streetlight conversion project with Consumers Energy, with an estimated cost of $59,820.00.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to authorize payment of the following bills and electronic transactions:
General Fund $ 56,784.09
Major Street Fund $ 7,457.78
Local Street Fund
$ 11,234.69
Municipal Street Fund
$ 11,016.33
Utility Fund $244,450.51
Motor Vehicle Fund
$ 11,744.99
Payroll Fund $125,355.28
Downtown Development Authority $ 19,112.18
Building Inspection Fund
$ 4,173.32
Recreation Fund $ 6,203.66
Library Fund $ 1,808.10
Capital Projects Bridge Fund $ 8,394.27
Trust and Agency Fund
$ 2,662.50
Garbage Fund $ 7,022.50
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to adjourn the meeting at 7:41 p.m.
Laura Neuman, Clerk
A. Ray Jones, President (357)


Blissfield Township Public Notice
Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield will be closed from October 17th thru October 20th for spraying of weeds. Barrels will be placed at the entrances at the time of closing.
Nancy Cranor
Blissfield Township Clerk


Palmyra Township Public Accuracy Test
Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 7, 2017, Special Election has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Palmyra Township Community Room located at 4276 Main St., Palmyra, Michigan. This Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to tabulate the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of law.
Christine Whited
Palmyra Township Clerk


Leaf Collection Schedule – beginning October 30

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.

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