February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Groups seek to preserve schoolhouse

Glen Lake may give up Port Oneida School

Glen Lake School is charged with teaching children — not historic preservation.  That was the consensus of the Glen Lake Board of Education when it met Monday night and discussed the future of a historic schoolhouse owned by the district.& More...

Correction:

A story published in a past Enterprise stated that property “tax bills of more than $600,000” are being disputed by a group of Port Sutton property owners, who have appealed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. More...

Commissioners fill vacancies

In other business at its regular monthly executive meeting on Tuesday, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the assignment of commissioners to fill vacancies on various other boards, commissions and committees.  The va More...

Village tax rate unchanged in budget

2% raises given to employees

The Northport Village Council approved budgets and a millage rate for taxes levied on properties for the 2016- ’17 fiscal year.  The budget, which includes eight funds in addition to the general fund, was approved by the council after a pu More...

Leland Township hikes sewer rate

Also buys $140,000 fire truck

Leland sewer customers can expect to pony up another $20 per year for services after a rate increase was approved by the Leland Township Board on Monday.  Customers will pay $95 quarterly, an increase of $1.71 per month, or $20.52 per year. More...

Call for M-204 traffic to slow

Speeding through Lake Leelanau

Some folks in Lake Leelanau want drivers on M-204 to stop and smell the roses — or at least slow down on their way through the little burg.  The speed limit on the busy state highway just before and just after Lake Leelanau, which consists More...

Lautner casts swing vote as county accepts Christian Neighbors funding

An apparent change of heart by District No. 7 Commissioner Melinda C. More...

Lautner to face O’Neill again

County commissioner Melinda Lautner filed to run for reelection to her seat on the county commission, according to clerk Michelle Crocker. More...

County offices closed Monday

Federal, state and county offices will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day.  Secretary of State offices throughout the state will be closed on Monday along with the county building in Suttons Bay Township.  There will be More...

Bingham looks for input on changes to commercial corridor

Bingham Township officials will soon be looking for input on comprehensive changes to the township business district.  Located off Bingham Road west of Center Highway, the Township Planning Commission had started to look at the district’s More...

Pleva pushes for work at Victoria Creek park

A proposal to improve the bridge and other areas within Victoria Creek Community Park in Cedar are being discussed.  Solon Township resident Ray Pleva appeared before the Township Board last month with plans to improve the snowmobile bridge over More...

History talk part of Dems meeting

Residents are invited to a presentation next Thursday, Feb. More...

S-B seniors plan formal dance as fundraiser

Two Suttons Bay students will hold a special event next month to raise money for St. More...

County Dates

Superintendent visits at local brewery   Visit with Suttons Bay Superintendent Chris Nelson in an informal setting and get the latest and greatest info on what’s going on in the district. More...

County sets special election to fill out Watkoski’s term

A special election that will cost Leelanau County taxpayers $5,000 is set for May 3 in southern Elmwood Township.  More...

Township OK’s tax break for Northport housing project

Part of push for affordable housing

The Northport Heights housing project planned for the former hospital site in Northport got another go-ahead on Tuesday, this time from the Leelanau Township Board.  Board members approved on votes of 3-2 both a 16-year tax break and an agreemen More...

Von Voigtlander gets positive evaluation

Barb Von Voigtlander has been given a positive six-month evaluation by the Employee Relations Committee, which is headed by Village Council trustee Phil Mikesell.  Mikesell reported to the Village Council last week that Von Voigtlander was given More...

Join discussion by attending meeting

Want to become more involved with the Lake Leelanau community?  One way would be to attend the Lake Leelanau Community Association (LLCA) annual meeting, set for 10 a.m. More...

Higher wages sought for Leland Township positions

Leland Township Supervisor Cal Little announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election to another term.  All five of the four-year township terms expire in November.  More...

County receives 25% of Tribal gaming funds

Units of government in Leelanau County will receive more than 25-percent of the $883,309 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds paid out by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  More...

Talent show the ‘best yet’

Leelanau County Senior Services and ShareCare of Leelanau are teaming up once again for what’s being billed as the Best Yet Variety Show.  The second annual talent show with its local poets, musicians and vocalists will be held from 3-5 p. More...

Tribe seeks to rezone Bingham property

Site of former lumber company

As part of an effort to broaden its economic base beyond gaming, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) is seeking to develop commercial acreage in Bingham Township.  And the Tribe’s plan appears to parallel efforts b More...

Snow belts; school still closed

Leelanau residents braced for a storm Tuesday night with forecasts calling for upwards of a foot of snow.  And they were still waiting as of presstime Wednesday for a storm that never came — well at least not here.  More...

Northport school trustees say they’ll run again in next election

Three Northport Board of Education trustees are up for re-election for what are now six-year terms.  Nancy Peterson, Kristin Frank and Gretchen Ross have all said they plan to run in the November election, said Tom Wetherbee, board president.&nb More...

Franz to speak on energy bills

State Rep. More...