October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Be prepared for drug OD   Learn how to recognize opioid overdose and respond to related emergency at a clinic next Thursday, Oct. More...

Special assessment district for Sunset Shores considered at special meeting

$628,000 project proposed

A special meeting has been set for 11 a.m. More...

Elmwood to handle ‘special events’ language — at its next meeting

2 lawsuits in play

Whether and how “special event facilities” will fit into the new Elmwood Township Zoning Ordinance will not go back to the township’s Planning Commission for more consideration. More...

Tight vote allows grants to be spent on Greilickville corridor study

Elmwood Township will use $17,300 in grant funding it acquired from several sources earlier this year to pay for an engineering study focused on exploring ways to solve transportation problems along the M-22 commercial corridor in Greilickville. More...

County adopts budget, which commissioners hope moves to black

Also, input on Road Commission

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week formally adopted a balanced $13.6 million budget for 2018 following a public budget hearing during which very little public comment was offered.  Similarly, the board spent almost no time disc More...

New clocks and furniture coming to Glen Lake

Funds for a new clock system and furniture for the chemistry/physics room were approved last month by the Glen Lake Board of Education. More...

Work ongoing for $160,000 project at Suttons Bay’s Herman Park

Construction is proceeding apace on a new covered pavilion at Herman Park in Suttons Bay Township.  The 60-by-60-foot structure is located between tennis courts and pickleball courts at the community park. More...

S-B tackles behavior in elementary

Additional resources are being allocated to address issues with a group of fourth and fifth graders attending Suttons Bay Public School.  Interim superintendent Mike Carmean told that Board of Education Monday night that the two classes are spli More...

New Leland deputy clerk in line for clerkship; deep roots in twp.

Remember ag agent Stanley Ball?

Just-hired Leland Township deputy clerk Lisa Brookfield is familiar with how residents offer their input into Leelanau politics. More...

Newest sewer commission member answers a prayer

The Leland Township Board on Monday appointed Jim Redmond to the township Sewer Commission — which pleased supervisor Susan Och.  Redmond is a retired civil engineer from Littleton, Colo., where he ran a wastewater collection system. More...

State says crossing a success

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has declared its experimental “seasonal pedestrian island” on M-22 in Greilickville to be a success.  More...

Northport’s newest trustee wants to tackle sewer issues

Campbell McLeod has the look of a sea-worn sailer, and he now has the responsibility of helping to steer Northport Village into the future.  More...

Glen Lake learns of lot; plans to sell it

A little-known piece of property owned by the Glen Lake School District is being put up for sale by the Board of Education.  Board members voted Monday night to authorize superintendent Sander Scott to begin preparations to sell a one-half acre More...

Snowfall contest heats up with deadline coming

Snowfall entries are pouring in to the Leelanau Enterprise, with a deadline approaching to close off their acceptance.  The annual Annual Snowfall Contest has been a county favorite since begun by now-deceased publisher Richard C. More...

Planners wonder why so many regs for B and Bs

Suttons Bay Township will take a closer look at provisions contained in its Zoning Ordinance for regulating Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operations in view of its adoption earlier this year of zoning provisions regulating short term rentals. More...