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Registration deadline nears for Aug. 6 vote

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3rd July

By Melissa Burnor

Michigan residents have until July 8 to register in order to vote in
the Aug. 6 election. Nearly all residents in Blissfield, Riga, Ogden,
Palmyra townships as well as those living in the the villages of
Deerfield and Blissfield will have at least one issue on the ballot.
 

Residents of the Blissfield School District will be voting on a new
1.25 mill sinking fund millage for a period of 10 years, 2013-2022.

Lenawee County is also developing a district library system and will
ask voters not already considered part of a library system for a 10-
year 6-mill levy. This millage will be on the ballot in Palmyra,
Ogden and Deerfield townships and Deerfield Village. According to
ballot language it would raise $968,400 in the first year to run the
library. Currently the library is funded by the county general fund.
The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library has contractual agreements with
townships for … Read More »


Festival Kids’ Corner offers lots of free fun – including Toledo Zoo animals

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3rd July

By Chad Hutchinson

The Kids’ Corner sponsored by Blissfield State Bank is offering up a  flurry of free fun during the 30th annual River Raisin Festival next  Thursday through Saturday. The Kids’ Corner is located near the  bridge in Bachmayer Park.

Kids’ Corner organizers Elizabeth Comiskey, Kelly Seidl and Shelley  Smith have worked to bring in several new activities for kids, as  well as the return of many of the festival favorites since taking  over the area five years ago.

Seidl said the Kids’ Corner will feature 17 different performers and  vendors this year, which is the most ever offered, and events begin  Thursday since the Sunday of festival has been eliminated. Seidl said  the focus of the Kids’ Corner is affordable fun for the whole family.

“Our biggest thing is to be eventful for the kids, reasonable and  have fun while they’re there,” … Read More »


No millage hike in Blissfield for 2013

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3rd July

By Melissa Burnor

Millage rates for the village will stay the same in 2013. Blissfield village council set the millage rates for after the 2013 Truth-in- Taxation hearing at their June 24 meeting. The millage rates are determined by data received from the Lenawee County Equalization Department.

The total tax approved tax rate is 14.2215 mills. The figure includes 9.7072 mills for general operating millage and 4.5143 mills in the street millage.

For other Blissfield Village Council news, please see the July 3, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.