Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In 2012, there were 257 reported animal bites in Livingston County.
Wednesday, May 22
The Livingston County Department of Public Health (LCDPH) and Livingston County Animal Control are launching a campaign to educate the public about the importance of responsible pet ownership and animal bite prevention. Since animal bites are largely a preventable public health problem, education and awareness of prevention strategies can help adults and children reduce their chances of being bitten. In 2012, there were 257 reported animal bites in Livingston County. What a Pet Owner Can Do: How to Protect Your Family: Call Animal Control if you see a domestic dog or cat that is acting aggressively or strange. If a Bite Occurs: Animal Control is now offering a low income Spay/Neuter Clinic on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A carnival will be coming to Hartland on June 6-9.
During Tuesday night's Hartland Township meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the proposal from the Hartland Chamber of Commerce for a special event application for the purpose of a summer carnival. According to Executive Director Jana Warford, the board approved the Chamber's request and plans will move forward to bring the event to Hartland in June. According to a previous report, the carnival will take place on June 6-9, lasting until 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday and will be located in the parking lot of the Hartland Target in the Shops at Waldenwoods shopping center. "Hartland Township, Waldenwoods Properties and Target has worked collaboratively with the Chamber to bring this event to Hartland," …
The Hartland Chamber is proposing a carnival in Hartland on June 6-9.
Nothing says summer like a carnival and Hartland may soon be welcoming one of it's own to town. On the agenda for Tuesday night's Hartland Board of Trustees meeting, The Hartland Chamber of Commerce, partnered with Elliott’s Amusements, is proposing a 4-day carnival, which could take place in the parking lot of the Shops at Waldenwoods. According to the meeting agenda, the carnival would take place on June 6-9, lasting until 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce has been considering a carnival venue for the area for some time, according to Executive Director Jana Warford, and originally had planned for an October 2013 date. "But Elliott's Amusements had a cancellation for June …
Tony Sacco's, The River Community Church and DTE solar farm are all on Tuesday's agenda for Hartland Board of Trustees.
Approvals for the next phases of three ongoing projects will be on the agenda for the Hartland Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. Items include an outdoor eating area and façade changes for Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza, a preliminary site plan approval for the River Community Church and approval for a permit for construction for the DTE Energy solar panel farm at Hartland High School. The agenda item for Tony Sacco’s includes a proposal for a seating area for 26 patrons on the west side of the restaurant's future location, the former Blockbuster store, that is currently a landscaped area. Existing landscape would have to be re-positioned, according to the agenda memorandum by Planning Director Dave Campbell, and the existing …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lawmaker who represents Hartland provides updates and views on various topics.
Tuesday, May 14
By Cindy Denby You never know when you may be in a situation where someone will need life-saving care or first aid. As summer continues to get closer it is a great time to brush up on CPR and first aid skills. During the month of May and June the American Heart Association is offering CPR, first aid and CPR renewal classes in Livingston and Genesee counties. The classes are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The dates and times of the classes are below. To find out more information about the classes call 517-548-9112 (Livingston) or 810-407-7285 (Genesee) to register. CPR and First Aid in Livingston County CPR Renewal ONLY in Livingston County CPR and First Aid in Genesee County Michigan House GOP website updated The Michigan House GOP…
Friday, May 10, 2013
House Bills 4465-4466 were approved in Lansing on Tuesday and await a full House vote.
Two house bills that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for high school students were approved in Lansing on Tuesday in the House Education Committee. Currently, students must take two years of foreign language in grades 9-12 to graduate and Hartland High School recently added sign language classes in the district to help complete the requirement. Co-sponsored by State Reps. Cindy Denby, R-Handy Township, and Bill Rogers, R-Genoa Township, House Bills 4465-4466 would also modify required credits in physical education, the arts, career and technical education, science and math, according to the Press & Argus. By eliminating the two-year foreign language credit, the proposal hopes to give students not headed to college more …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lawmaker who represents Hartland provides updates and views on various topics.
Thursday, May 9
By Cindy Denby Spring weather has finally arrived here in Michigan and summer is fast approaching. Over the next few months there are a multitude of state fairs and events taking place across the state, including the Fowlerville Family Fun Fair on July 22-27. The Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions has put together a brochure with a calendar of all the fairs and events taking place across the state. I encourage you all to check out the list and explore our state this summer. To get a copy of the brochure please contact my office or visit www.michiganfairs.org. Camping in Michigan Now is the perfect time to book your campground for the summer. As you begin the process make sure to check out the Michigan Camping and Recreation …
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved this week in the U.S. Senate, and is headed to the Republican-controlled U.S. House for consideration. Both Michigan's senators voted for the bill, which would require merchants to collect state taxes on internet
Michigan's U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both Democrats, voted in support of a bill that requires merchants to collect state sales taxes for online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Supporters say the bill would level the paying field for traditional local retailers and collect much needed tax revenue for state. Opponents, including anti-tax activists and retailers, say it will be overly burdensome on small businesses and would effectively result in a tax increase. Neither Levin nor Stabenow issued public statements after Monday's vote explaining their support of the…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Hartland Consolidated Schools non-homestead renewal proposal was approved on Tuesday with only 10.48 percent voter turn out for the day.
Hartland residents approved the Hartland Consolidated Schools non-homestead renewal proposal on Tuesday, but with only 10.48 percent of the residents voting, some Patch readers questioned the low voter turn out for the day. “Sad that the turn-out was so low from our community, particularly from parents with school age children. Says something about our priorities. “Precinct 3 had only 66 people vote. We are lucky that those not wanting this tax on businesses and vacant land didn't organize otherwise the schools would have had to cut programs, hours and maybe teachers,” Hartland Patch reader “Clyde Rd dust survivor" wrote on the Hartland Patch page. According to the Livingston County election page website, there are 19,575 registered voters…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Residents approved the non-homestead renewal proposal 1,573-473, according to unofficial results.
Update 11:55 p.m. Hartland residents approved the Hartland Consolidated Schools non-homestead renewal proposal on Tuesday. Unofficial results are in the chart below. ----- Hartland residents voted in the special school election for the Hartland Consolidated Schools non-homestead renewal proposal on Tuesday. The 18-mill tax equates to $4,346,475 in revenue for the district this year and has been in place since 1995. Stay with us all evening for live updates on the outcome. A copy of the ballot language for the Special Election is provided on the Hartland Township. Hartland Consolidated Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence…