March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Curtain call at Glen Lake   More...

Home sales dip in Jan.; be ready to buy

For anyone in the market to purchase a home in Leelanau County, one thing is key: Be prepared to buy.  And fast.  That’s the advice from John Watkins of Real Estate One Leland.  “It’s a seller’s market,” W More...

More candidates file to run in judicial races

Grand Traverse County’s sitting prosecutor has announced his candidacy for the 86th District Court judgeship.  Bob Cooney is running for a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Phillips. More...

Easement protects Putnam farm

An iconic farm in Omena has been preserved by the heirs of Rennie and Esther Putnam.  Working with the Leelanau Conservancy, the family has entered 190 acres into a legal agreement called a conservation easement.  The Conservancy purchased More...

Building up, so one more inspector

The Leelanau County Construction Code Authority has been authorized to hire an additional fulltime building inspector following a decision last week by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Library works toward $100,000 reserve goal in latest budget

A public hearing for the budget of the Leland Township Public Library went largely unnoticed by the public.  The budget outlined revenues of $208,700 for FY 2018-19. More...

Treasurer seeks 2% more pay

Four of the five publicly elected board members of Leelanau Township are not seeking a salary increase.  After reviewing a salary comparison report at its meeting last month presented by clerk Deb Van Pelt, the majority of the board members said More...

Corrections:

• Due to a typographical error, the proposed salary for the Glen Arbor Township clerk in 2018-19 was listed incorrectly in last week’s paper. The proposed 2.1 percent increase will bring the salary for the position to $37,854.  More...

Master Plan update readied; more solar for Elmwood Twp.?

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission conducted a final review of an update to the township’s Master Plan last week and decided to hold a public hearing on the plan later this month.  More...

Retired personnel conquer ‘fever’

The Leelanau chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) has two more “cabin fever” informal gatherings planned.  Members will order off the menu.  The second of three “Meet & Eat- Dutch Tre More...

Woman OK after flipping vehicle in Glen Arbor Twp.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident last week in Glen Arbor Township.  Deputies were dispatched to West Cheney Road south of Wheeler Road about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. More...

Internet provider sues Centerville

The owner of an Elk Rapids-based communications company has filed a lawsuit after having a special use permit overturned by the township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). More...

Spring weight restrictions in place

Seasonal weight and speed restrictions were put in place last week, a sign that spring is approaching.  Weight and speed restrictions were put in place for all county roads with the exceptions of a select group built to “all season” More...

G-L creates position for library

Glen Lake elementary students and teachers may soon have greater access to the library.  Board of Educcation members last month supported a proposal from Marcus Mead, director of administrative and instructional technology, to discontinue a cont More...

District library board gets Bingham member

The Bingham Township Board appointed a new representative to the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library Board of Trustees.  Kara Gregory of Bingham Township was appointed to replace longtime library board trustee Clarence “Clix” Heerem More...