November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Parks plan calls for playground and trails; needed for grant applications

An updated plan that would govern decisions related to Leelanau County parks has the support of those who worked on it. The public will have a chance to weigh in on the 68-page document at a public hearing set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. More...

Student business group offers pancake breakfast, hunting subs

St. Mary School’s Business Professionals of America organization will be serving a Harvest Pancake Breakfast on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Push still on for L-L recycling site

Proposals to establish a recycling drop off site to replace one closed earlier this year will be presented to two different organizations.  The county Solid Waste Council (SWC) agreed Tuesday to prepare site plans for the Connie Binsfeld Resourc More...

Empire plans to remove blight on lot

Empire Village is preparing to demolish a dilapidated garage and clean up a property that has been an eyesore for many years.  The Village Council voted 7-0 at a special meeting held Oct. More...

Looking Ahead To

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Future of Leland fire dept. remains split into 2 options

The Leland Township Fire Board has decided to once again seek a purchase option from Leelanau County for two lots located next to the Leland Township Fire & Rescue Department.  The lots measure 60 by 126 feet each, and would give the townshi More...

‘Room tax’ appears unpopular; may be cut

One provision of an updated Parks and Recreation Plan that will undergo a public hearing next week may not stand.  In fact, the provision went unnoticed by at least some members of the Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Committee until mention More...

Voters approve Leland, S-B funding

It’s back to the drawing board for the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS), which saw its second consecutive bonding request shot down Tuesday by voters including a majority of those casting votes in Leelanau County.  School funding More...

Fourth hazardous waste collection being considered

A fourth household hazardous waste collection effort is being considered for next year in the southwest part of the county.  Members of the county Solid Waste Council (SWC) discussed the issue at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.  Since 2008 More...

Dredging bid accepted work could start in Dec.

The Northport Village Council at a special meeting on Friday unanimously accepted a bid from Elmers of Traverse City and Alcona Dredging to dredge the G. More...

County farmers wary of new regs

New food safety regulations proposed by the federal government could impact local fruit and vegetable farmers.  The U.S. Food and Drug Agency wrote the regulations through the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). More...