By Melissa Burnor
Blissfield’s John Tuckerman was once again elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as chair of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners.
Tuckerman narrowly retained the chairmanship over commissioner Cletus Smith in a 5-4 secret ballot at the commission’s Jan. 4 organizational meeting.
Commissioner David Stimpson nominated Tuckerman and Commissioner Karol “KZ” Bolton seconded his motion. Commissioner Jack Branch nominated Commissioner Cletus Smith of the fourth district and Chris Wittenach seconded that motion.
Smith then moved to close the nominations in a motion that asked for the vote to be taken by a secret ballot.
Lenawee County Clerk Roxann Holloway counted the ballots cast and Tuckerman was elected 5-4. Holloway said Michigan law allows for county commissions to vote for the chairperson by secret ballot.
“It is the only vote they can take that way,” she said.
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By Chad Hutchinson
The annual free Christmas dinner prepared by the Palmyra Masonic Lodge served over 190 meals this year, up from 140 meals served last year, according to Mason Dave Bailey.
Bailey said over 50 volunteers shared in the charitable holiday spirit in serving 18 turkeys, over 60 pounds of potatoes, six trays of dressing and 14 pies for the festive feast at the Blissfield American Legion Hall.
Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story, please see the Jan. 2, 2013, edition of The Advance.
By Melissa Burnor
The Palmyra Township Board approved a gas-and-oil lease with Savoy Energy at a special meeting Thursday , Dec. 27.
Steve DuPuie, landman from Savoy Energy, presented the township board with leases that had been reviewed by township attorney Frank Riley prior to the meeting. The township is leasing its oil-and-gas rights to property on Carleton Road. Savoy Energy is currently operating oil wells in the area.
One is on property in the vicinity of the property. DuPuie said that in order to drill horizontally from that site, the company was attempting to secure a wider area of leased property and the township’s parcel falls within that area.
“The lease does say there will be no wells drilled on the property,” Isley said.
Copyright 2013 River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story, please see the Jan. 2, 2013, edition of The Advance.