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Maximum efficiency means maximum savings on heating bills. Central Boiler Certified OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Call Today! Midwest Outdoor Furnace 734-755-2005. 6/28

SERVICES

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

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

Wanted: Crafters, home-business and merchant vendors at the River Raisin Festival. July 13 – 15. Call 517-759-8384. Leave a detailed message. 6/21

Mowing make your lawn great again and call Blissfield 7th grader Ben Miller to mow your lawn 859-227-2293 6/21

FOR RENT

Downtown, one BR apartment, newly decorated. $550 includes utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call Tom 419-304-1212 6/21tfn

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

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

SALE

Garage sale: 407 Victory St. (off North Lane), Thursday June 22 – Sat. June 24 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. **Multi-family Sale** Tons of girls clothing (2T – 14/16: Gymboree, Justice), women (sz 8-12), mens (l-xl), shoes, tons of toys, books, household, baby items, too much to list. 6/21

Large garage sale 340 Mt. Vernon Dr. 6-22 thru 7-1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Clothing for all sizes, a double stroller w/ car seat, a bicycle towing cart for children, bassinet, a wireless drum set with guitar, new window, power washer, large power paint sprayer and a lot of misc. items including toys for children. 6/21

Garage Sale: Various items some tools, fax machine, books. June 23, 24, 25th. 9-5. 310 N. Lane St. Blissfield. 6/21

Pre-moving Garage Sale! Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 10084 Silberhorn Hwy. Blissfield. 6/21

Garage Sale 288, 300 & 301 West Brooke. June 22, 23, 24. 9 – 5. Furniture, dishes, misc. 6/21

Double Garage Sale – Fri. June 23 and Sat. June 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.at 4501 and 4502 Iffland Road. Furniture including tables, coat racks, desks, shelves, CD towers, lamps, file cabinet and bench. Antique laundry tubs, vintage metal lawn chairs and industrial metal lockers. Miscellaneous household includes punch bowl with cups, kitchen items, carpet cleaner, men’s bikes and toys. 6/21

NOTICE

Village of Blissfield
Official Council
Proceedings
A regular council meeting was called to order by the President, A. Ray Jones, on June 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Trustees Present: President A. Ray Jones, George Brown, Mark Burgermeister,
Michael Gunter, Randy Kelley, Bob Valdez, Arthur Weeber.
Trustees Absent: None.
A public hearing was held regarding the 2017 Truth-in-Taxation proposed property tax millage rates.
A resolution by Trustee Brown and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to set the Village’s 2017 tax millage rate to be levied on real and personal property as: 9.7072 mills General Fund (general operating), 4.5143 mills Local Street Fund, and .40 mills for the pedestrian bridge bond debt service.
A motion by Trustee Burgermeister and seconded by Trustee Brown and unanimously approved by the council to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2017 meeting, as presented.
A motion by Trustee Kelley and seconded by Trustee Valdez and unanimously approved by the council to reject all of the May 25, 2017 pedestrian bridge bids, amend the design plans for cost savings, and re-bid the project.
A resolution by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Brown and unanimously approved by the council to award the 2017 sidewalk and curb work project to Al Smith Concrete for their total quoted price of $7,335.00.
A resolution by Trustee Brown and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to authorize the purchase of four portable basketball baskets/hoops from Dan Rodgers Sporting Goods, for their quoted price of $7,200.00.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Brown and unanimously approved by the council to award the Water Treatment Plant natural gas line repair project to Jim Wing Plumbing Company, per their quote dated May 11, 2017, and for their quoted price of $4,200.00.
A motion by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to approve the recommendation from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)/Main Street Board, regarding additional furniture in O’Mara Park.
A motion by Trustee Weeber and seconded by Trustee Kelley and unanimously approved by the council to approve the draft Lenawee County Child Abuse Protocol
and Interagency Agreement dated May 4, 2017.
A motion by Trustee Kelley and seconded by Trustee Valdez and unanimously approved by the council to approve the amended Agreement for I.T. Services Between Oakland County and Village of Blissfield with the addition of CLEMIS (Court and Law Enforcement Management Information System).
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister to recognize that on July 1, 2017, Canada will mark its 150th anniversary of nationhood, and that the Village of Blissfield, Michigan, wishes to recognize the close friendship between Canada and the United States as well as the contribution of Sir John A. Macdonald, and to hereby declare July 1, 2017 to be Sir John A. Macdonald-Canada Day.
Voting Yes: Burgermeister, Gunter, Jones, Kelley, Valdez, Weeber.
Voting No: Brown.
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Brown and unanimously approved by the council to authorize payment of the following bills and electronic transactions:
General Fund $228,546.22
Major Street Fund
$ 1,422.35
Local Street Fund
$ 1,894.28
Municipal Street Fund
$ 1,356.88
Utility Fund $157,637.32
Motor Vehicle Fund
$ 4,161.50
Payroll Fund $122,400.78
Downtown Development Authority $ 3,706.58
Building Inspection Fund
$ 323.49
Recreation Fund $ 2,670.12
Library Fund $ 7,521.34
Capital Projects Bridge Fund $ 1,051.69
Garbage Fund $ 4,750.00
A motion by Trustee Gunter and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to accept the resignation of Trustee Randy Kelley from Village Council, with great appreciation, effective June 20, 2017.
A resolution by Trustee Valdez and seconded by Trustee Weeber and unanimously approved by the council to continue to pay Brent Kastel, Assistant DPW Supervisor, the $2.00 per hour management differential.
A motion by Trustee Brown and seconded by Trustee Burgermeister and unanimously approved by the council to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m.
Laura Neuman, Clerk
A. Ray Jones, President (670)

NOTICE

Riga Township
SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES
June 12, 2017, Regular Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.
Present: Kastel, Goetz, Gust, Delgado, Thompson.
Absent: None
Items approved:
1. Hiring of Chelsea Kilgus, Mike Miller, Cassinda Miller, and Tyler Baer to the Riga Fire Department
2. Purchase of 5 Unication G1 pagers for Fire Department Personnel totaling $1,946.20
3. Corrected minutes from May 8, 2017 and May 23, 2017
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. PA-116 Application requests from Dan and Therese Gust, Gust Brother’s LLC , and David Gust
6. Transfer of $15,000.00 from the Water and Sewer Hook-up Account to the Water and Sewer Debt Retirement Account to cover the July bond payment
7. To levy the maximum allowable millage on December 1: General operating 0.8266 mills, Fire Operating 0.9878 mills, Road Fund 1.9756 mills, Fire Equipment Fund 0.9878 mills and Fire Operating 0.4939 mills
8. Payment of bills: Fire Checking checks 1624-1644 totaling $5,589.54 and General Checking checks 10675-10709 totaling $38,313.49
Other items discussed:
Fire Engine 1 and Ambulance Repairs; Township Insurance Coverage; 2017 Road Projects; Riga Days on August 26, 2017, Hall A/C; Park Plan; Solar Farm Ordinance research; Burton-White Drain project; MTA Principles of Governance
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
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 www.rigatownship.com (233)

NOTICE

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE
A regular meeting of the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Deerfield, Michigan, was held in the Township Board Room in said Township on the 12th day of June, 2017.
Ronald J. Cousino, Supervisor, presided.
Trustees present: Dan Witt, Joe Fowler
Trustees absent: None
The following Ordinance was introduced by Trustee Joe Fowler and seconded by Trustee Dan Witt.
WHEREAS the Township wishes to regulate the location and construction of commercial fireworks manufacturing business’/operations.
5001.00 NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that commercial fireworks manufacturing business’/operations shall not be located any closer than Three Thousand (3000) feet from any other occupied commercial building, occupied residential building, occupied farm building, power stations, or power sub stations.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that no building shall be constructed or occupied for such operation without first obtaining an occupancy permit from the Deerfield Township Building Inspector who shall determine whether in their opinion said structure is of sufficient sound construction to contain such a business.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a violation of this Ordinance shall be a civil infraction subject to a maximum fine of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars plus the cost of prosecution. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate violation.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that should any portion of this Ordinance be declared unconstitutional or unlawful said finding shall not effect the remaining portion of this Ordinance.
This Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after its publication.
The above Ordinance was voted upon by the Township Board and declared adopted, the Board voting thereon as follows: Yes: R. Cousino, S. Soldwish, Pam Witt, Dan Witt, Joe Fowler. No: None
Ronald Cousino, Supervisor
Shirley Soldwish, Clerk (283)

NOTICE

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE
A regular meeting of the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Deerfield, Michigan, was held in the Township Board Room in said Township on the 12th day of June, 2017.
Ronald J. Cousino, Supervisor, presided.
Trustees present: Dan Witt, Joe Fowler
Trustees absent: None
The following Ordinance was introduced by Trustee Joe Fowler and seconded by Trustee Dan Witt.
WHEREAS the Township wishes to regulate the location and construction of commercial ammunition loading/reloading business’/operations.
5000.00 NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that commercial ammunition loading/reloading business’/operations shall not be located any closer than Three Thousand (3000) feet from any other occupied commercial building, occupied residential building, occupied farm building, power stations, or power sub stations.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that no building shall be constructed or occupied for such operation without first obtaining an occupancy permit from Deerfield Township Building Inspector who shall determine whether in their opinion said structure is of sufficient sound construction to contain such a business.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a violation of this Ordinance shall be a civil infraction subject to a maximum fine of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars plus the cost of prosecution. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate violation.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that should any portion of this Ordinance be declared unconstitutional or unlawful said finding shall not effect the remaining portion of this Ordinance.
This Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after its publication.
The above Ordinance was voted upon by the Township Board and declared adopted, the Board voting thereon as follows:
YES: R. Cousino, S. Soldwish, Pam Witt, Dan Witt, Joe Fowler
NO: None
Ronald Cousino, Supervisor
Shirley Soldwish, Clerk (282)

NOTICE

Vacant Village Council
Trustee Position – June 13, 2017
The Village of Blissfield is seeking interested persons to fill a vacant Trustee position on the Blissfield Village Council. The Village Council, which meets the second, third, and fourth Monday evenings of each month, has overall legislative responsibility for Village ordinances, policies, and operations. Interested persons must be a registered voter residing within the Village limits, and must be current on their Village taxes, water, and other bills. Interested persons should send the following, no later than June 30, 2017:

• A letter of interest in the position,
• A resume, and…..
• A petition supporting that person’s appointment to the Village Council signed by 12 registered Village voters…..

…..to James Wonacott, Village Administrator, at either 130 S. Lane St., PO Box 129, Blissfield, MI 49228, or administrator@blissfieldmichigan.gov.

James A. Wonacott
Village Administrator

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