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Central boiler certified Classic Edge OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. The perfect combination of performance and value. Call Today! Midwest Outdoor Furnace. 734-755-2005 12/21

Fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Delicious! Chemical free! Also – turkey breast parts and ducks. 517-403-3854 12/21

We have fresh Christmas trees. U-pick it, we cut it. Call Joe for appointment. 517-486-1254 12/14

FOR RENT

House for rent $800/month. Call 517-486-3804 12/7

2 br village home Clean & ready to move into! New paint & carpet. Ref., stove, a/c & basement. No smoking or pets. $695. Month – 1 yr. lease. 517-486-2936 or 419-279-0790 12/14

Downtown Blissfield apartment. Two bedrooms, utilities included. $550. Call Tom. 419-304-1212 11/30tfn

SERVICES

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

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!

Still got leaves? Call me to remove them before the snow. 486-4150 12/7

HELP WANTED

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

Teachers needed. Two positions available. Infant & toddler classroom. Professionalism and experience a must. Call Nancy for appointment. 419-829-3503 12/28

5 positions – Temporary/seasonal work operating, driving and maintaining tractors and planters to plant, cultivate, harvest potatoes, from 1/1/2017 to 11/1/2017 at L. Walther & Sons, Inc. – Indiana, Carlisle, IN, and multiple worksites within Sullivan county. This job requires a minimum of 24 months of verifiable prior experience performing duties associated with operating and performing routine maintenance on GPS equipped 245+HP potato farming equipment, and/or 24 months of verifiable experience repairing and maintaining electrical systems and hardware of pivots. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. $13.42/hr or current applicable AEWR. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Northwest Michigan Works! Service Center, 1040 S. Winter St., Suite 1014, Adrian, MI 49221. Provide copy of this ad. IN Job Order #8809730. 12/7

FREE

Free kittens. Black with white paws, going to Humane Society soon. Please help them. Litter trained, great with kids. 486-4150 12/14

CARD OF THANKS

The Blissfield Planning Commission would like to thank all those who responded to the recent citizen survey. We appreciate your time and feedback, and will use your responses to help us make decisions that reflect the Village’s character, history, and goals. We also invite you to stay involved by attending Planning Commission meetings if you have questions or would like to comment on business that comes before the board. If you’d like to be part of the Village’s planning process, please consider applying for an open seat on the Planning Commission by submitting a letter of interest to the village office.
Again, on behalf of the entire Planning Commission, thank you for your participation in the survey.
Sincerely,
Marty Birkenkamp
Chairman, Blissfield
Planning Commission 12/7

NOTICE

Village of Blissfield
Official Council
Proceedings
A regular council meeting was called to order by the President, A. Ray Jones, on November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Trustees Present: President A. Ray Jones, Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber.
Trustees Absent: George Brown.
The following recently elected village officials were sworn in by the Village Attorney Frank Riley (Notary Public): A. Ray Jones, President; Randall Kelley andBob Valdez, Trustees; Laura Neuman, Clerk; Margaret Nieman, Treasurer; and Gregory A. Brown and Onnolee Brown, Library Board Trustees.
A motion by Trustee Burgermeister and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 meeting, as presented.
A resolution by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to re-appoint Christine Burtle, Andrea Cueto, Aaron Hinde, Tom Lycans, Eric May, and Dorothy Steedle to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, with terms ending December 31, 2018.
A resolution by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Gunter and unanimously approved by the council to re-appoint David Koppelman, Jan Luce and Randy Kelley (ex-officio) to the Planning Commission, with terms expiring November 2020.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to re-appoint Mark Burgermeister as President Protem, Todd Roach as Building Inspector, Brian Bovee as Mechanical Inspector, Don Olszewski as Plumbing Inspector, and Lewis Sprague as Electrical Inspector, with terms expiring November 2018; and to re-appoint Riley & Riley as Village Attorney, and Baker, Eaton & Owen Associates as Village Auditor.
A resolution by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to re-appoint James Wonacott as the Village’s representative to Lenawee Now and Region 2 Planning Commission, expiring November 2018.
A resolution by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to continue to support Lenawee Now and approve their second of two requests for investment in 2016, in the amount of
$2,500.00.
A motion by Trustee Kelley and seconded by Trustee Valdez to amend the
Zoning Ordinance sign regulations regarding Digital Message Signs as recommended
by the Planning Commission.
Voting Yes: Burgermeister, Gunter, Jones, Kelley, Valdez.
Voting No: Weeber.
The motion was approved.
A motion by Trustee Kelley and seconded by Trustee Valdez to not approve the application from Mobilitie, Inc. for use of public rights-of-way within the Village of Blissfield.
Voting Yes: Burgermeister, Jones, Kelley, Valdez, Weeber.
Voting No: Gunter.
The motion was approved.
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to not approve the 2016 amendment to the Lenawee County
Solid Waste Management Plan.
A resolution by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Gunter and unanimously approved by the council to authorize the purchase of one (1) Honda three inch utility/trash pump and suction hose and fittings, and one (1) Honda two inch utility/trash pump and suction hose and fittings, from Buck & Knobby Equipment Co. from Ottawa Lake, MI, for their total quoted price of $2,391.50.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to authorize Poggemeyer Design Group’s pedestrian bridge repair services contract to be amended for a hydrological study, for their quoted additional fee of $2,800.00.
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to authorize the Village Administrator James Wonacott to proceed with bond language for relocation of the swimming pool.
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 p.m.
Laura Neuman, Clerk
A. Ray Jones, President (616)

NOTICE

RESOLUTION
A regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, was held in the Council Room in said Village on the 28th day of November, 2016.
A. Ray Jones, President, presided.
Trustees present: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and Arthur Weeber.
Trustees absent: George Brown.
The following Resolution was introduced by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Weeber.
WHEREAS, it is necessary to fill the positions of President Pro-Tem, Building Inspector, Michanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Electric Inspector, Attorney, and Auditors.
NOW THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Mark Burgermeister be and hereby is appointed President Pro-Tem, that Todd Roach be and hereby is appointed Bulding Inspector, that Brian Bovee be and hereby is appointed Mechanical Inspector, that Don Olcziewski be and hereby is appointed Plumbing Inspector, that Lewis Sprague be and hereby is appointed Electrical Inspector, that the firm of Riley & Riley, Attorneys at Law, PLC be and hereby is retained as Village Attorney, and that Robertson, Eaton, and Owen be and hereby appointed Village Auditors.
The above Resolution was voted upon by the Council and declared adopted, the Council voting as follows:
Yes: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber and A. Ray Jones.
No: None.
A. Ray Jones, President
Laura Neuman, Clerk (214)

NOTICE

Resolution
A regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, was held in the Council Room in said Village on the 28th day of November, 2016.
A. Ray Jones, President, Presided.
Trustees present: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and Arthur Weeber.
Trustees Absent: George Brown.
The following Resolution was introduced by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Gunter.
WHEREAS, it is necessary to appoint three (3) individuals to terms expiring November, 2020, on the Village of Blissfield Planning Commission.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Randy Kelley (ex-officio), Dave Koppleman, and Jan Luce be and hereby are appointed to terms expiring November, 2020, on the Village of Blissfield Planning Commission.
The above Resolution was voted upon by the Council and declared adopted, the Council voting as follows:
Yes: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber and A. Ray Jones.
No: None.
A. Ray Jones, President
Laura Neuman, Clerk (158)

NOTICE

Resolution
A regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, was held in the Council Room in said Village on the 28th day of November, 2016.
A. Ray Jones, President, Presided.
Trustees present: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and Arthur Weeber.
Trustees absent: George Brown.
The following resolution was introduced by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Weeber.
WHEREAS, it is necessary to appoint six (6) individuals to terms expiring December, 2018, on the Village of Blissfield Parks and Recreation Board.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Christine Burtle, Andrea Cueto, Aaron Hinde, Tom Lycans, Eric May, and Dorothy Steedle be and hereby are appointed to terms expiring December, 2018, on the Village of Blissfield Parks and Recreation Board.
The above Resolution was voted upon by the Council and declared adopted, the Council voting as follows:
Yes: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber and A. Ray Jones.
No: None.
A. Ray Jones, President
Laura Neuman, Clerk (167)

NOTICE

Resolution
A regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, was held in the Council Room in said Village on the 28th day of November, 2016.
A. Ray Jones, President, Presided.
Trustees present: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and Arthur Weeber.
Trustees Absent: George Brown.
The following Resolution was introduced by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister.
WHEREAS, it is necessaey to appoint representatives to Lenawee Now, and the Region Two Planning Commission.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that James Wonacott be and hereby is appointed the representative to the Region Two Planning Commission.
The above Resolution was voted upon by the Council and declared adopted, the Council voting as follows:
Yes: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber, and A. Ray Jones.
No: None.
A. Ray Jones, President
Laura Neuman, Clerk (143)

NOTICE

Resolution
A regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, was held in the Council Room in said Village on the 28th day of November, 2016.
A. Ray Jones, President, Presided.
Trustees present: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and Arthur Weeber.
Trustees absent: George Brown.
The following Amendment to the Sign Ordinance was introduced by Trustee Randy Kelley and seconded by Trustee Bob Valdez.
WHEREAS, the Blissfield Village Council desires to amend its Sign Ordinance.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that Section 216.1404 (6) Digital Message Signs is hereby inserted into and made part of said Ordinance, to-wit:
216.1404-Permitted freestanding Signs.
6. Digital Message Signs:
(a) Digital message signs are only permitted in the US-223 corridor, east of the intersection of US-223 and the Main Street, and on all lands zoned Public lands (PL). Digital message signs along US-223 between those two intersections, or along other areas of the Village, shall not be permitted.
(b) One digital message sign may be substituted in lieu of each permitted commercial message board on a freestanding sign.
(c) Specifications and limitations for digital message signs are as follows:
(1) The digital message sign shall only be used as part of a freestanding monument sign.
(2) The digital message sign shall be mounted at the bottom of the freestanding sign.
(3) The total area of each digital message sign shall be no more that 10 square feet per side of message area. The message area shall constitute the total area capable of being lighted.
(4) The digital message sign must have a non-reflective background.
(5) The dwell time for each digital message shall be a minimum of two (2) seconds.
(6) The message may scroll during its dwell time, but shall not flash (have a dwell time of less that two (2) seconds). Aside from scrolling, digital signs may not include moving or otherwise animated messages.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that Section 216.1408 (6) be and hereby is deleted in its entirety.
This Amendment to Sign Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after its publication.
The above Amendment to Sign Ordinance was voted upon by the Council and declared adopted, the Council voting thereon as follows:
Yes: Mark Burgermeister, Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, and A. Ray Jones.
No: Arthur Weeber.
A. Ray Jones, President
Laura Neuman, Clerk (393)

NOTICE

BLISSFIELD TOWNSHIP DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW
The Blissfield Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at the Blissfield Township Offices located at 120 S. Lane Street, Blissfield, MI 49228. The purpose of this meeting is to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. No valuation hearings will be held at this meeting.
Adolio Navarro, Jr.
Blissfield Township Supervisor

NOTICE

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW
The Deerfield Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Deerfield Township Offices located at 468 Carey Street, Deerfield, MI 49238. The purpose of this meeting is to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. No valuation hearings will be held at this meeting.
Chris Renius,
Deerfield Township Assessor

NOTICE

RIGA TOWNSHIP DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW
The Riga Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Riga Township offices located at 7817 Riga Highway, Riga, MI 49276. The purpose of this meeting is to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. No valuation hearings will be held at this meeting.
Chris Renius,
Riga Township Assessor

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