2017-04-20 / Public Notices

Public Notices For Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. Public notices for Leelanau County can also be accessed online at Leelanaunews.com.

Notices that can be found in Section Three of this week’s Leelanau Enterprise include:

 The Elmwood Township Board on April 10, adopted amendment PC ZO 2016-02, Ordinance Number 2017-02 to the Elmwood Township Zoning Ordinance to rezone parcel number 45-004-028-150-00, and parcel number 45-004-028-149-00, to R-3 Residential 3.

 Leelanau Township Board Meeting minutes Tuesday, April 11.

 Suttons Bay Township Board, at the regular meeting on April 12, adopted Ordinance No. 5 of 2017, which amends the definition of “commercial farm” for hosting special events.

 Cleveland Township Board synopsis of the April 11 meeting.

 Empire Township Public Hearing Notice May 9 at 7:30 P.M. Lakeview orchard private road improvement special assessment district.

 A special meeting of the Northport Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will be held on Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. Purpose of the hearing is to consider a request from Willowbrook Mill (Mimi Heberlein), 201 West Mill Street, Northport (property ID# (042-450-033- 00) for an appeal of the Village Zoning Ordinance for placement of an accessory building (shed) in the side yard.

Elmwood Township Notice to the Public

Adoption Of Ordinance Amendment

Please Take Note that the Township Board of the Charter Township of Elmwood, at their regular meeting on April 10, 2017, made a motion to adopt amendment PC ZO 2016-02, Ordinance Number 2017-02 to the Elmwood Township Zoning Ordinance to rezone parcel number 45-004-028-150-00, commonly addressed as 10471 Grandview, and parcel number 45-004- 028-149-00, commonly addressed as Grandview, to R-3 Residential 3. The ordinance may be viewed at the Township Hall at 10090 E. Lincoln Road, Traverse City, MI 49684 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on the township website at leelanau.cc/elmwoodtwp.asp.

Leelanau Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 p.m. Leelanau Township Hall 119 E. Nagonaba St. Northport, MI 49670 Supervisor Scripps called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Board members present: Doug Scripps, Denise Dunn, Deb Van Pelt, Gary Fredrickson, and Galen Leighton.

Ten citizens and five staff members were present.

Clerk and Treasurer introduced their new Deputy Clerk, Monica Diaz, and Deputy Treasurer, Christy Hester.

Agenda set as amended.

Public Comment was heard from Marsha Buehler, thanked the board for taking up the Omena Fire Hall issue and she had letters of support from citizens in Omena; Jim Thomas, stated there should be oversight from the board with the paraglider group.

Approved minutes of March 14, 2017 Board Meeting as corrected.

Approved minutes of Special Board Meeting that followed the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting of March 25, 2017 as corrected.

Approved current bills in the amount of $130,786.86 as presented.

Reports were heard from Mark Morton, Library Leadership Committee; Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioners; Hugh Cook, Emergency Services; Ben Purdy, Township Facilities.

Tabled Recreation Committee Resolution of Establishment until May 9, 2017 board meeting.

Approved renovations at the Omena Fire Hall and authorized the Supervisor to seek bids for project.

Approved amending the township’s Medical Health Care Policy to include Library Assistant.

Approved up to $3,500 in shared cost with the Village of Northport for transferable concrete structure tanks to place fuel pumps into.

Approved the purchase of fire helmets in an amount not to exceed $7,600 for the Fire Department firemen.

Approved a proposal from Ben Purdy to purchase and remove two small old maintenance/storage buildings at the Leelanau Township Cemetery.

Approved Field Mowing Agreement with Jim Thomas for the Leelanau Township Cemetery and Woolsey Airport.

Approved appointing Tim Overdier to fill the vacant position for the joint Village/Township Northport/Leelanau Township Utilities Authority.

Approved honorarium pay to Victor Goldschmidt for working with and on better communication and relations with all Emergency Services personnel.

Approved booking the powered paraglider group at the Woolsey Airport August 10 – 13, 2017.

Scripps discussed yard waste efforts, website/Facebook for township and long range township plans and where they were at to this point i.e. sewer, library group, and township hall group.

Public comment was heard from Hugh Cook, thanking the board for the support of the Emergency Services and invited/challenged board members to come to a monthly meeting; Paul Rebori commented on the Resolution for Parks and Recreation Establishment and missing meetings.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Complete copies of the approved minutes are available at the Leelanau Township Office, 119 E. Nagonaba St., Northport, MI 49670 during regular business hours or on the Township website.

Deb Van Pelt, Leelanau Township Clerk

Public Notice

Notice To Creditors
Date: April 11, 2017

TO ALL CREDITORS: Kathleen J. Karr, Trustee of the George D. Townsend Trust, U/T/D March 20, 2006, hereby gives notice that the settlor of the abovereferenced trust, George D. Townsend, whose date of birth was August 31, 1932, and who resided in Leelanau County, Michigan, died March 18, 2017.

Creditors of George D. Townsend or the Trust are notified that all claims against the estate or Trust will be forever barred unless presented to Kathleen J. Karr, Trustee of the George D. Townsend Trust, U/T/D March 20, 2006, c/o Timothy J. Clulo, Bowerman, Bowden, Ford, Clulo & Luyt, P.C., attorneys for Kathleen J. Karr, Trustee of the George D. Townsend Trust, U/T/D March 20, 2006, 620-A Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49686, within four (4) months after April 20, 2017, the date of publication of this notice.

Suttons Bay Township Notice Of Adoption

Please take notice that the Suttons Bay Township Board, at the regular meeting on April 12, 2017 at 5:15 PM held at 95 W Fourth Street, Suttons Bay, Michigan, adopted Ordinance No. 5 of 2017, which amends the Zoning Ordinance.

The following is a synopsis:

An ordinance to amend Suttons Bay Township Zoning Ordinance by amending Article 2 Definitions and Article 4 Agricultural District.

A definition of “commercial farm” was added to Article 2.

Sections 4.4.O.2 and 4.4.O.3 were amended. These sections address parcel requirements and building setbacks for special events allowed as a special land use in the Agricultural District. Special events may be allowed at wineries, cideries and commercial farms if they meet all the requirements and after a public hearing.

This Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the township.

The complete Ordinance is available at the Suttons Bay Township Office 95 W. Fourth Street, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 during regular office hours or online at www.leelanau.cc.

Sandra VanHuystee
Suttons Bay Township Clerk

Cleveland Township Board Proceedings

The following is a synopsis of the April 11, 2017, meeting of the Cleveland Township board. The complete minutes are available from the Township Clerk. Supervisor Stein called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. All members were present as well as four guests.

Agenda was approved as presented.

Approved minutes of the March 14, 2017 meeting.

Received Treasurer’s report and approved payment of bills.

Received Supervisor, Zoning Administrator, and Planning Commission’s reports.

The board approved the fireworks displace permit for July 1, 2017 from dusk to midnight on Little Traverse Lake.

The board adopted the 2017/2018 Proposed Budget as Presented at the March 25, 2017 annual meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of Tim Stein from the Cedar Area Fire and Rescue Board and approved his replacement Rick Royston to that board.

The board unanimously adopted the new Master Plan for Cleveland Township as presented by the Planning Commission.

Public comment was held. The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Jan Nowak, Cleveland Township Clerk

Public Notice

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE (LEELANAU COUNTY) – MORTGAGE SALE – Default has been made in the terms and conditions of a certain Mortgage made by David J. Regner and Regina R. Regner, Husband and Wife, to Fifth Third Bank (N. Michigan), and dated October 26, 2005 and recorded on January 13, 2006, in Liber 887, Page 945, Leelanau County Records, Michigan. Said Mortgage is now held by Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation. The sum claimed to be due and owing on said Mortgage as of the date of this Notice is $101,542.25, with interest accruing at $10.21 per diem. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage shall be foreclosed by a sale of the mort- gaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Leelanau County, at 11:00 am on Friday, May 5, 2017. The Mortgagee will apply the sales proceeds to the debt secured by the Mortgage as stated above, plus interest on the amount due at a rate of interest equal to 3.75% per annum; all legal costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees allowed by law; and also any amount paid by the Mortgagee to protect its interest in the property. The properties to be sold at foreclosure are all that real estate situated in the Township of Suttons Bay, County of Leelanau, State of Michigan, described as follows: PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWN 30 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST, SUTTONS BAY TOWNSHIP, LEELANAU COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED MORE FULLY AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE SOUTH 89° 41’06” EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 5, 1310.88 FEET TO THE EAST EIGHTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE SOUTH 00°05’02” WEST, ALONG SAID EIGHTH LINE, 1835.79 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 00°05’02” WEST, ALONG SAID EIGHTH LINE, 301.21 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF STOWE ROAD; THENCE NORTH 79°18’00” EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 80.64 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01°35’00” WEST, 168.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88°50’55” WEST, 283.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 13°35’45” WEST, 463.42 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°49’15” EAST, 318.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR THE USE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE TITLE CROSSING SAID PARCEL. PERMANENT PARCEL NUMBER: 45011-005-003-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3887 N STOWE RD, SUTTONS BAY, MI, 49682 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of sale pursuant to M.C.L. §600.3240(8). If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, under M.C.L. §600.3278 the borrower(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. March 27, 2017 FIFTH THIRD BANK, AN OHIO BANKING CORPORATION Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation 903 N. Opdyke Rd., Suite C Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (248) 377-0700 (04-06)(04-27)

Empire Township Public Hearing Notice

May 9, 2017 AT 7:30 P.M. AT THE TOWNSHIP HALL, 10088 W. FRONT ST.


Please take notice that the Empire Township Board will hold a public hearing on May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Hall, 10088 W. Front Street for the purpose of receiving any comments or hearing any objections to the following:

1. The plans and cost estimates for the proposed repaving of the private road easements within Lakeview Orchard.

2. The new special assessment district is proposed to include 26 parcels, parcel numbers as follows: 005-019- 027-00, 005-020-005-00, 005-020-005- 15, 005-020-005-16, 005-020-005-20, 005-020-005-25, 005-020-005-30, 005- 020-005-35, 005-020-005-40, 005-020- 005-45, 005-020-005-50, 005-020-005- 55, 005-020-005-60, 005-020-005-65, 005-020-005-70, 005-020-005-75, 005- 020-005-80, 005-019-027-10, 005-019- 027-20, 005-019-027-30, 005-030-001- 00, 005-019-027-40, 005-030-001-10, 005-029-003-00, 005-029-003-10, 005- 029-003-20. The parcels are those that have frontage along the private road in Lakeview Orchard in Empire Township, Michigan.

3. It is proposed that all properties in the special assessment district be specially assessed for the cost of the repaving on an equal per parcel basis.

An owner of, or party of interest in, any parcel in the proposed special assessment district may appear in person at the hearing or shall be permitted to file by letter to protest the improvement of said private road easements, the paving of same, the cost thereof, or the proposed financing of such improvement by special assessment. An appearance or written protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the State Tax Tribunal. If a protest is filed in writing, it must be mailed to the attention of the Township Clerk at P.O. Box 234, Empire, MI 49630 or submitted to the Township Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 9, 2017.

Christine M. Neiswonger
Empire Township Clerk

The Empire Township board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon notice to the Empire Township board. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Clerk, Christine Neiswonger, by writing PO Box 234, Empire, MI 49630 or calling 231-326-5349.

Northport Village Zoning Board Of Appeals Public Meeting

A special meeting of the Northport Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Village Hall, 116 West Nagonaba Street at 7:00pm preceding the monthly Village Council meeting. Purpose of the hearing is to consider a request from Willowbrook Mill (Mimi Heberlein), 201 West Mill Street, Northport (property ID# (042-450-033- 00) for an appeal of the Village Zoning Ordinance for a placement of an accessory building (shed) in the side yard setback requirement of twenty (20) feet adjoining a commercial/residential district. The appeal is for a zoning variance of the Village Zoning Ordinance November 2006, Article 12, C-1 Commercial District, 13.04 Dimensional Requirements, Paragraph 3. Side Yard. “Side yard requirements shall not be required except on that side abutting a residential district, …….”. You are encouraged to attend the public hearing. Any written communication must be directed to the Village Clerk, PO Box 336, Northport, MI 49670.

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