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President Nighswander called to order the Budget Hearing at 6:45.
Virtually present were Trustees: Kevin Eggleston, Gary Cousino, Mike Gilson, Joel LaRocca, Dave Rogers, Donna Holubik. There were no guests at the hearing or public comments received. Motion Eggleston to adjourn hearing at 6:59 2nd by Holubik. 7 Yeas – Hearing was adjourned.
The virtual 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, Kevin Eggleston, Donna Holubik. Superintendent Crots was also present. Guests: Melissa Burnor Blissfield Advance
Minutes of the regular meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report –Motion Eggleston to approve treasurer’s report 2nd Gilson Roll Call Vote: 7 Yeas, Carried. Motion Eggleston to levy 11 Mils general fund and 1.8961 mils for municipal street fund for the 2021/2022 taxes 2nd Holubik Roll Call Vote 7 Yeas -Carried. Motion Eggleston to adopt purposed 2021/2022 Budget 2nd Cousino – Roll Call Vote 7 Yeas -Carried .
Village Supt.’s Report – Over Time: Josh 9hrs. Brandon 14.5 hrs, Brady 3 hrs. Council approved starting the hiring process for a 4th employee at an entry level position.
Police Report – Reviewed. Motion Holubik to renew contract with the Lenawee County Sheriff 2nd Cousino Roll Call Vote- 7 Yeas Carried. Superintendent Crots will follow up on traffic study.
Building Inspector Report-No report available
New Business – Motion Eggleston to adopt amendment to the Cross Connection Ordinance 2nd Cousino Roll Call Vote 7 Yeas motion carried.
Motion Eggleston to adjourn @ 8:24 pm 2nd Gilson 7 Yeas motion carried.
Next Council meeting will April 5, 2021 at the Village Office.
Respectfully Submitted, Denise Wylie (290)


Village of Deerfield adopted the following amendments to their Ord.#5 Cross Connection on 3-1-2021 during their regularly held council meeting.
Section 5:
Backflow Prevention
All testable backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested at the time of installation or relocation and after any repair. Subsequent testing of devices shall be conducted at a time interval specified by the Village of Deerfield and in accordance with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy requirements. Only individuals that hold a valid Michigan plumbing license and have successfully passed and approved backflow testing class shall perform such testing. Each tester shall also be approved by the Village of Deerfield. Individual(s) performing assembly testing shall certify the results of their testing.
Section 8: Violations, Penalty and Nuisance.
8.1 Any person violating any provision of this Ordinance shall be deemed responsible for a civil infraction. Penalties may be imposed in fines as follows:
A. first violation $100.
B. second violation within a 4 year period $125.
C. third violation within a 4 year period $250.
D. fourth or subsequent violation within a 4 year period $400.
plus the costs of prosecution.
8.2 In addition to the foregoing, any violation of this Ordinance shall be deemed a nuisance per se, permitting the Village Board, its officers, agents or any private citizen to take such action in any Court of competent jurisdiction to cause the abatement of such nuisance, including injunctive relief. (241)


Riga Township
Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Riga Township will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Riga Municipal Building, 7817 Riga Hwy, Riga, MI 49276. The meeting will also be accessible remotely by ZOOM. Complete meeting details can be found at or by contacting the Township Clerk.
The Riga Township Board will also hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 immediately following the Annual Meeting. *The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. Contact the Township Clerk to request a copy of the budget for public inspection.
The Riga Township board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon five days’ notice to the Riga Township board. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Riga Township board by writing or calling the Township Clerk.
Mail: PO Box 25, Riga, MI 49276 Phone: 419-260-6203
Natalie Thompson, Riga Township Clerk