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January 30, 2011

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marijuana ordinance


EAST LANSING – The case for a roundabout at Park Lake and Burcham is straightforward, according to two Ingham County Road Commission representatives who spoke at last Monday’s East Lansing Transportation Committee meeting. The road commission plans to construct the roundabout at that intersection using a $600,000 federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant. The grant should cover all related costs, road commission director of engineering Bob Peterson said. Any additional costs would be paid by the road commission, not by East Lansing or Meridian Township, whose boundaries the road touches. ICRC director Bill Conklin also spoke at the meeting, telling commission members the roundabout project initially became eligible for grant funds some five to six years ago. City council members approved the project at that


EAST LANSING – The city’s medical marijuana moratorium may expire Feb. 16 – then again, it may not. At their Jan. 25 work session, council members set a public hearing for their meeting of Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The hearing will consider Ordinance 1245C, which establishes regulations governing commercial medical marijuana operations. The ordinance could be approved at that meeting, or the council could vote to extend the moratorium. Under the terms of the revised ordinance, such op-

erations would be allowed as a special land use in B-4 zoning, which zoning and planning administrator Darcy Schmitt said is in existing professional office areas.

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Festival of singing

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Ingham County Road Commission director of engineering Bob Peterson explains how a roundabout works to members of the East Lansing Transportation Commission. The road commission plans to build a roundabout at the Park Lake-Burcham intersection by summer 2012. time, but it was delayed due to funding issues. The funding is available in fiscal year 2011, but Peterson said the installation will most likely not be completed until summer 2012. He attributed the delay

What’s next • A second public hearing on the proposed roundabout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Meridian Township Hall, 5151 Marsh Road. • The East Lansing Transportation Commission sought more information in order to make a recommendation to the city council. Its next meeting is Monday, Feb. 21.

to time needed for design work and to purchase needed right-of-way in the area. The funding can only be used for the purpose specified by the grant, Conklin stressed. “It cannot be used for general maintenance or toward the general fund,” he said. The planned roundabout would have one lane of traffic in each direction, making it similar to existing circles at Marsh and Hamilton and Hulett and Bennett roads, both in Okemos. Cars entering the circle See Plan/page 5

Two days of folk music will fill Hannah Center By DAWN PARKER |


t’s the music parents or grandparents can be heard humming. The Mid-Winter Singing Festival will again bring folk music to the fore, in the belief that two nights of familiar tunes will help banish snowy doldrums. The festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5 at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The festival is funded entirely by ticket and workshop wristband sales, and is produced by the Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse. Evening sessions begin at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday, with a full slate Courtesy photograph of workshops on Saturday afternoon. Evening ticket prices are $15 for The members of “Weavermania!”(l-r) adults and $12 for Lansing Area Folk Mark Dvorak, Lee Hays, Barbara Barrow Song Society members. Students get in at and Chris Walz - will headline the first night for $5, and have free admission to

night of the annual Mid-Winter Singing

See Singing/page 8 Festival Friday, Feb. 4.

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The MacDonald Middle School seventh and eighth grade November Students of the Month have been announced. Above left: eighth grade (back row): Alvin Ky, Ishmeil Essix, Evan Hoopingarner, Joseph Harris, Scott Darios, Jeremiah Maurer; Front row: Devon Washington, Emma Booth, Audrey Henry, Katrina Kitts. Not pictured: Lauren Ellison, Darrin Glasscoe, Katrina Shelton-Draper. Seventh Grade: Back: Kyle Atwood, Mateo McCullough, Adrian Birge, Jonathan Gerry, Rhys Fitschen-Brown, Juan Bonetti Front: Brittany White, Catherine Schertzing, Victoria Jubb, Marwah Abdulhadi.

News in brief Order Sweet Adelines Noodles & Company Valentine sing-a-gram dinner aids HNC plan Send your sweetheart a memorable Valentine with a sing-a-gram delivered in four-part barbershop harmony by members of the Water Wonderland Chorus of Sweet Adelines. For $35, a quartet or small group will deliver a singing Valentine, along with a keepsake gift, on Monday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Orders must be received by Thursday, Feb. 10. To order, call (888) 545-SING.

Eating at Noodles & Company, 1965 W. Grand River, Okemos, on Thursday, Feb. 3, and help the Harris Nature Center Foundation. From 4-9 p.m. andmention the foundation when you place your dinein or carryout order and 25 percent of all sales will benefit the foundation. The foundation is raising funds to complete a river overlook to provide easier access for visitors with mobility challenges.

Kiwanis Club of E. L. Remodeling seminar will host MSU official hosted by local insurer The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will meet Monday, Jan. 31 at 11:50 a.m. on the second floor of the Student Union Building, Michigan State University, corner of Abbot and Grand River. The scheduled program is: Scott Westerman, MSU Alumni associate executive director.

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Odd Fellows Contracting will host a free seminar on remodeling and contracting on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Lyman Sheets Insurance office, 2213 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. For more information and to RSVP call (517) 655-9272.

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A taco dinner with homemade cookies will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the In honor of DeeDee Okemos Masonic Center, Bridgewater’s Feb. 18 jazz 2175 Hamilton Road, performance at Wharton Center, the Wharton Center/ Okemos. Cost: Adults, $7; children 5-12, $4. All proBarnes and Noble Book ceeds will benefit the Club will read “Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon.” Okemos, Williamston and Haslett food banks. SponThe club will meet sored by Okemos Chapter Wednesday, Feb. 2 at No 267 OES. For more Barnes and Noble Book information, contact Karen Store on Grand River Ave., Cook at (517) 468-3316. East Lansing.

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Ron Styka — dedicated to Okemos schools erine Ash said Styka’s presence on the board will be missed. “In his 20 years, he has truly had a positive and lasting impact on our curriculum, our programs, our policies, our staff and families and most importantly, our students,” she said. “It was always evident that Mr. Styka’s deliberations and decisions were guided by his commitment to promote the best educational experiences and opportunities for all Okemos students. He was a dedicated member of the Board

who served with great wisdom and integrity.” The Detroit native graduated from Cass Technical OKEMOS – Many people High School, and subsedon’t spend 20 years with quently earned a bachelor’s the same company – let degree from the University alone the same school of Detroit and a law degree board. from the University of MichRon Styka did both, givigan. ing 20-1/2 years before his Styka originally hoped to retirement from the Okemos become an electrical engiBoard of Education at the neer, studying the subject end of December. during high school, but deStyka also stepped down cided by his senior year to from his position with the pursue a different career Michigan Attorney Generpath. al’s office, where he had put His college curriculum in close to 40 years. included history, economics Superintendent Dr. Cathand political science, revealing hopes and aspirations. “I never did run for higher office. School board is all I did,” Styka said. LANSING — The Mid-Michigan Family Theatre will Lawyering beckoned inpresent a Drama Festival for Young People on Sunday, stead, for a similar reason. Jan. 30 at the theater, which is located at 440 Frandor “If you’re going to be inAve., Lansing, in the Frandor Shopping Center. volved in politics, it’s a caThe festival will include radio theatre demonstration reer you can rely on,” he and participation led by Mr. Dave Downing, station reflected. manager at Lansing Community College’s radio station, He was also motivated to WLNZ. help people. Other activities will include theater games and acting “I’ve always been an albasics led by theater director Bill Gordon. truistic person, someone The day’s activities will run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. who is public spirited and Snacks will be provided and there will be door prizes for public service-minded,” he participants. said. “My parents were carFor information, contact the theater by phone at (517) ing people, and that’s how 339-2145 or e-mail at midmi they taught me to be.” — From the Mid-Michigan Family Theatre While Styka had inter-


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in Grand Rapids. Despite their differing allegiances, they approach their 40th anniversary as the proud parents of four sons and grandparents of three. The family moved to Okemos in 1978, when oldest son Ronald was 3 and twins Joseph and George were 18 months old, and before youngest son James came along.

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Recently-retired Okemos school board president Ron Styka and his wife, Georgia (“Gigi” to the grandkids) with their three grandchildren. views with private law firms, upon his 1971 graduation from law school he accepted a position in the Attorney General’s office.

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He worked in five different areas of the department during his first six years there, eventually rising to lead Public Health in 1997. That division disbanded 18 months ago, and Styka closed out his career in the

Health Care Fraud area. May of 1971 was a busy month – besides graduation and a new job, he and his wife, Georgia, were married May 28. Georgia, a teacher in the Okemos schools, had graduated from Michigan State that March with a degree in education. The couple met in 1970 at the state Democratic convention at the Pantlind Hotel (now the Amway Grand)

When he first decided to run for school board in 1990, Styka said his motivation was ensuring Okemos schools remained top drawer. “I thought they were the best in the area at the time,” he recalled. Styka won election a total of five times, once by fewer than 21 votes, and retired as its president. Now that he’s hung up his gavel, Styka hopes to be regarded as someone who did well by Okemos students and the community. “I want to be remembered as someone who put kids first, someone who was willing to try new and better ways of educating them, and as someone who cared about people and respected people,” he said.

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would first yield to pedestrians, then to cars already in the circle. The grade of the roundabout would be raised 3-1/2 feet, helping counter speed from drivers traveling southbound, which Conklin said would help naturally slow speeds.


Conklin said three or four angle “T-bone” crashes occur annually at the Park Lake-Burcham intersection, along with other types of accidents. The intersection has been evaluated for a traditional signal, but Conklin said accident data did not warrant the installation of a signal. East Lansing resident Bill Hartwig, a 36-year employee of the Michigan Department of Transportation who retired as the head of the Transportation Projection Planning Commission, told commissioners roundabouts were safe for pedestrians and saved time and energy. “The notion that roundabouts are somehow pedestrian-unfriendly is simply not true,” Hartwig said.

The continuous movement of traffic is also a plus for roundabouts. “You may have to slow down to 20 miles per hour sometimes, but you keep moving,” Hartwig said, while noting reduced travel time usually equals lower energy use. Hartwig said he began studying roundabouts in the early 1990s, and worked with a British engineer to bring the circles to Michigan and the U.S. Roundabouts are safer, he said, because the number of conflict points is reduced for all travelers. Another factor is the $6,000 to $8,000 annual cost to operate and maintain a signal, which public works director Todd Sneathen said is three to four times what it would cost to keep up a roundabout. “Whether people are there or not to use a signal, it still operates,” Hartwig said.


East Lansing Police Capt. Tom Johnstone said his department does see excessive speeds from drivers traveling east on Burcham, a 25 mph zone. The speed limit on Park Lake is 35 mph.

“Because of the hill (coming east from Hagadorn), it’s easy to find people speeding,” Johnstone added. Conklin cited statistics saying serious crashes are reduced 75 percent and all accidents decline 30 percent, corroborated by Meridian Township Lt. Greg Frenger, who said accidents at both Okemos roundabouts have declined over time. There were three crashes adjacent to the Marsh and Hamilton circle in 2010 – one single-car, one sideswipe and one rear-end collision – but none in the circle itself. That compares to 14 crashes in 2003 and 13 in 2001. At Bennett and Hulett in 2001 – before a roundabout was installed – there were five crashes. There were four crashes in 2005, with a circle in place, and four in 2010 – two in the circle, and two due to traffic backups. Frenger said he believes roundabouts have reduced the severity of crashes at those intersections. “Hamilton and Marsh, when I started working here, that was a terrible intersection for crashes,” he said, citing the limited sight dis-

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tance traveling west across Hamilton. “I think at Hamilton and Marsh it’s made a difference. As time has gone on, crash numbers have gone down, and I do believe it’s probably slowed people down.” Commissioner Laura

Goddeeris said she slows down considerably when approaching the intersection during the winter months, in case another driver doesn’t stop. “I can see this (the roundabout) mitigating some of those concerns,” she added.

Vice-chair Konrad Hittner was more skeptical. “I’ve never really experienced congestion problems at that intersection,” he said. “I’m not sure I see the cost benefit being terrific, in terms of my own traffic experience.”


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to the number of registered caregivers who could open a business, but such a dispensary would have to abide by all relevant rules and regulations. Those include being 1,000 feet from any schools or registered day care facilities and a separation of

500 feet from any other dispensary. Individual caregivers would be permitted to grow marihuana in their homes, but cannot have patients come to them. Having dispensaries in B-4 zoning would allow patients to visit an office without the visibility of a storefront location, an idea which has found favor with some. “It’s

more private for the patient and the caregiver,” Schmitt said. Hours of operations may be imposed as part of the special use permit, and a surveillance camera could be a security measure when no one is in the building. The owner of the property would have to request the special use permit, but the caregiver would

not have to identify themselves to council. There would be no limit placed on the number of caregivers in a dispensary. “All we can regulate is the commercial aspects,” council member Kevin Beard said. The language in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has created uncertainty in many communi-

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EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Arts Commission newest exhibit — entitled, “Connections: Works in Wax” by local artist Jeremy Mason — will be celebrated at a special opening reception on Sunday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery. Financial planner by day and artist by night, Jeremy Mason said he has always been creative. He never quite knew how to express his creativity, but when he bought a new house more than three years ago and needed art for the walls, his life as a painter began Since that time he has immersed himself in the local art scene and his works have been shown throughout

mid-Michigan and in the Traverse City area. Mason sees a connection between what he does during the day and what he does at night, and that duality shows up in his work in a wonderful way. “My work can be chaotic at times, but there are also some Jeremy sensible lines and shapes that tie everyMason thing together,” he said. “My work is a representation of the liberation from my own narrow definition. I use non-traditional methods and raw technique to create honest

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OKEMOS — The Okemos Education Foundation has announced $17,422 of Strategic Fund grants to the Okemos Public School district. This brings the total amount to $40,535 in this school year that the

non-profit, all-volunteer organization’s newest funding program has provided for valuable learning opportunities at all levels of the district. “The school funding crisis in Michigan has forced our district to delay or eliminate purchases that have a significant impact on our students,” said Dean Bolton, the foundation’s chair. “The foundation created the Strategic Fund to help maintain

activities and programs that the district can no longer afford. We are so grateful that our community has stepped up to the challenge of maintaining excellence in Okemos Public Schools.” This round of grants includes • funds to purchase art and business software for Okemos High School classes; • math instruction computer programs for Kinawa School • funding for supplies for elec-

tive courses at Kinawa and Chippewa Schools • and language arts intervention software for the elementary schools. Since its creation in 2010, the foundation’s Strategic Fund has also provided funds for 17 afterschool clubs, new textbooks, and field trips for Okemos students. “We are so appreciative of the efforts of the OEF and the generosity of our community! Once again,

the OEF has secured funding to truly have a positive and meaningful impact on our classrooms and our students. This is another example of our district’s mission ‘Together...educating with excellence...’,” remarked Okemos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Catherine Ash. For more information about the OEF, visit — From the Okemos Education Foundation

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HASLETT – It’s February, Teresa Williams reasoned – time for a party. That was three years

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Spartan Club at Spartan Stadium. The party is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Tickets are $30 or $50 per couple in advance, or $35 apiece at the door. Dress is tailgate casual for this adults-only event, the theme is “Tailgate Time” and all proceeds benefit the Haslett Choir Boosters.


Funds help many students meet non-budgeted expenses – for example, scholarships to summer music camps. The chance to help students keeps attendance

up, Williams said, and contributes to an average of $7,000 raised annually. “It’s so amazing to see the community come together,” she added. The evening includes live music from Party of Seven, headed up by Haslett dad Tim Colonnese, along with dancing, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction and a raffle.

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Ruhala to present ‘Sweeney Todd’

Carmen Zavala (left), as Mrs. Lovett, and Mark Ruhala in the lead role rehearsed recently for the Ruhala Performing Arts Center’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The classic Broadway tragedy of injustice and revenge is set for three performances — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 years old and younger. The art center is located at 1846 Haslett Road in East Lansing. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (517) 337-0464.

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victories in a three-year span and was consistently finishing at the bottom of the league standings. “It was difficult at times, going up against big powerhouse teams and knowing that we just didn’t have the type of bowlers to compete with them,” Matsudo recalls. But this year has taken on a new twist — and things are looking up for the Haslett bowling team. The Vikings jumped out to a surprising 5-0 start this season, including wins over Charlotte and Corunna, two teams consistently among the area’s best. Haslett has already won more matches this year than it had in Matsudo’s first three years combined. They currently sit at 5-1 on the season, which is tied for the top record in the CAAC.

When Dean Matsudo took over as Haslett’s boys varsity bowling coach four years ago, he inherited a team not traditionally known for winning. In fact, the Vikings had been picked to finish last in the league standings in every year of the team’s existence. “We were always known as a golf, soccer or swimming school. All those sports would dominate,” Matsudo said. “When I took over the position, I just wanted to try and build the program to the point where we could compete, and have some fun along the way.” The Vikings struggled in the first three years under Matsudo. The team managed only four total

“It’s like we have shocked the rest of the bowling community with our recent success.” — coach Dean Matsudo Winning perspective “It’s been very exciting for everyone involved,” Matsudo said of his team’s recent success. “Originally, we wanted to just make it fun, and now that we are winning, it makes it even more enjoyable and adds a different perspective on things.” The Vikings are led by Arthur Harris and Phillip Prescher. Harris is a transfer from Lansing Sexton, who has provided an immediate boost to the team. Prescher is a junior, who has been

one of the mainstays in Haslett’s starting lineup. The team received new uniforms this past year, which features a lightning bolt across the shirt. Matsudo believes that the lightning bolt is a sign for the energy that has struck the team this season. “It used to be that we would get no respect, that we couldn’t compete at a high level, but now, we’ve started gelling together and winning some games,” Matsudo said. “It’s like we have shocked the rest of the bowling commu-

Trojan girls find winning formula By SEAN MERRIMAN

EAST LANSING- The formula is simple for East Lansing’s girls basketball team: Get out and run, make your open shots, and you can give any opposing defense fits. The Trojan’s did just that in their last Tuesday matchup against Grand Ledge. Deborah Hoekstra scored a game-high 29 points and East Lansing shot 50 percent from the field in a 69-43 victory over the Comets in a CAAC Blue contest. “We shared the ball really


a little scared at one point.” The closest that Grand Ledge would come in this game is when they were able to cut the deficit down to 11 in the second quarter, but the Trojans responded with a 6-0 run to put it away. “Grand Ledge is a really good team that has taken some teams to the wire, but fortunately for us, we didn’t let it get to that point,” Smith said. “I’m just really pleased with the way we came out, defended hard, and then we were able get some nice baskets on offense. “This was a complete basketball game that our team played here tonight.”

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East Lansing boys continue winning ways

John McAdoo helped lead a balanced scoring attack for East Lansing with 16 points as the Trojans (10-1, 5-0) defeated Grand Ledge 81-60 in this CAAC Blue contest. Delvin Bell had 15 points and Tracey Edmond chipped in with 13 points for East Lansing. The Trojans posted a big win Jan. 21 over Okemos, 75-67, roaring back from a 24-9 first quarter deficit. Edmond led the Trojans in scoring with 17, and Bell chipped in 10.

Okemos rebounds to defeat Jackson

Chris Harrison-Docks scored a team high 25 points to lead Okemos (8-2, 3-1) to the 64-52 CAAC Blue victory over Jackson. Mack McKearney added 17 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. The win keeps Okemos league title hopes alive.


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nity with our recent success.” In addition to the success that Haslett has had with its boy’s team, the school was also able to add its first girls varsity bowling team this year. While they have not had as much success as the boys team in the win column, Matsudo is extremely impressed with their improvement from where they started to where they are now. “When we first had tryouts not one girl could break 100, and now they are all averaging over 125, which is pretty amazing to see,” Matsudo said. “The main thing here is that I love seeing kids getting involved with the sport of bowling. “Not only are they learning to play the game, but we are giving kids skills that they can use for the rest of their life.”

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Sports briefs Haslett loses well-played game

Zach Parker had 18 points and Joe Varlesi added 17 but Haslett fell to Williamston 53-51 in a nonleague matchup Tuesday night. The victory marked the first time in the past five years that Williamston has defeated Haslett. “A lot of our kids are real good friends with their kids, so other than the loss, the game is a lot of fun,” Haslett coach Rob Porritt said.

Okemos girls rally to victory

Junior guard Julia Grisdela scored 17 points including five 3-pointers as the Chieftains withstood a fourth-quarter rally to down Jackson 53-47 in CAAC Blue action. Senior center Hannah Hoffman added 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Okemos (7-4, 3-1) while senior guard Jordan Luberto had eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

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Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley

ALISON HOUSE-SECTION 8 Subsidized barrier free APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM apartments for persons w/ LCC from $535 physical disabilities. Prop517-204-5550 erty built 2006, Free Heat & water. Large 1 & 2 Bdrms, Delta Township, Michigan, DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, Call 517-323-4222 for an 1 bdrm., garage, baseappointment. Equal Housment. Close to LCC and ing Opportunity. Cooley. $575 per month utilities included. 517-749-3890

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tory security, add ons, tack, B illet tail lights, li- TC-895791 cense plate bracket, new 1/30/11-2/6/11 rear tire, new style Harley horn, detached windshield. $12,000/obo. 517-394-5886. STATE OF MICHIGAN Daytona Bike Week is PROBATE COURT coming up. COUNTY OF INGHAM


Rent to own!! Only $369 per mo. Brand new carpet & appliances. Contact The Meadows of St. Johns, (989) 224-7707.

LANSING- 3 bdrm., nice neighborhood. Remodeled WILLIAMSTON - 5 bdrm., 3 kitchen w/all new applianbath, split level country ces. Hrd. wood flrs. home on 5 acres. 2 car gathroughout. Full bsmnt. & rage. Gorgeous deck, pet 2 car detatched garage. okay. Run-in/indoor arena. Good ref. a must. $800+ 20 mins. to MSU. dep. 517-643-3990. $1,400/mo. 231-258-3413

of Community Planning and Development at the above address or at the hearing.


January 30, 2011

Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-895788


Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC, Township Clerk Charter Township of Meridian TC-895223


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TO THE RECORD OWNERS OF, OR PARTIES IN INTEREST IN, THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY CONSTITUTING THE PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT: Lot 180,Briarwood #4; Lot 208,Briarwood #5; Lots 294, 296, 302, 304, 311-312, 318, 321, 424 WARREN CHARLOTTE Move in for as low as MI 48858 New plumbing, 324, 326, 328, 334-337, 344, Briarwood #6; Lots 361-362, Briarwood #8; Lot 373, Briarwood $348 UPPER MICHIGAN, IN HiaABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| electrical, drywall, and NO APP FEE! watha Forest, secluded #9; Lots 397, 400, 417, Briarwood #11; Lots 427, 436, 437, 446, 450, Briarwood #12; Lots paint. Has a 26x32 pole NOTICE TO CREDITORS 3 Bdrm/2 Bath Campers4,000 sq. ft. modern lodge, barn attached via breezeDecedent’s Estate Over 1300 Sq. Ft. 87-90,97, 99, 100, 102, 109, Cahill Gardens #2; Units 11, 13, East Meadows Condos; Lot 45, sleeps 15. Private, lake way, Pole barn has its own All Appliances, W/D, Travel Trailers stocked with Trophy Bass electrical panel. Beautiful FILE NO. CA. Holt School District Heritage Hills; Lot 3, 4, Hidden Meadows; Lots 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, Hidden Valley; Lots 20, & Muskie. Starts @ sunroom. New Windows 10-1691-DE Pet Friendly ’09 JAYCO EXPORT C 1 7 $450/week. 906-428-3247 Siding and Roof in 08. Lo22, 28, 34, Hidden Valley #2; Lots 38, 39, 43, 45, 48, 49, 54, Hidden Valley #3; Lot 60, HidALL CREDIT 2,925 lbs., full bath, cated in a Quiet NeighborEstate of JUAN CONSIDERED! fridge/freezer, sleeps 5-6, HERNANDEZ hood 1 mile from the I-69 Date of birth: den Valley #4; Lots 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 27, 28, 33, 38, 39, Kinawa View; Lots 49, 54, 55, 63, Call Sun Homes at $9200. 517-474-6888. on ramp Deposit Required 11/04/1966 Kensington Meadows 75, 77-80, 89, Kinawa View No. 2; Lots 92, 93, 96, Kinawa View #3; Lots 97, 101, 115, 117, Mobile Homes all utilities responsibility TO ALL CREDITORS:* Today! 1-888-258-2412 of the tenant. 2 bedrooms, NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kinawa View #4; Lots 13, 14, 15, 18, Lildoor; Lots 7, 8, 12, 13, 39, 40, 47, 48, 56, 58-60, For Rent 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer The decedent, Juan *Must close by in unit, Small dogs (under Hernandez, who lived at 64, 69, 72, Okemos Square; Lots 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, Okemos Square; 1-31-11* EHO 25lbs), Large Dogs, Hard1803 Irvington, Lansing, GRAND LEDGE: 1 bdrm. wood Floors, Dishwasher, 3720 Okemos Road- M33-41-3 Com at cen of Sec 33- S 00 Deg 04’ 28" E alng N-S 1/4 ln of Michigan died 9/11/1997 $420 + sec. dep. & inBalcony, Deck, Patio or HASLETT/2 HOMES 2 BR., Creditors of the decedent cludes all utils. 2 bdrm., Porch, Air Conditioning, are notified that all claims Sec 33, 226 ft- N 89 deg 57’ 50" E pll with E-W 1/4 ln of Sec 33, 50 ft for pt of beg -th N 89 $420 + utils. & sec. dep. pond view. 3 BR., close to ( 5 1 7 ) 5 8 8 - 0 5 4 1 against the estate will be Pets on approval. 517schools. Appliances forever barred unless pre- deg 57’ 50" E 177 FT - S 00 deg 04’ 28" E 184 FT- S 89 deg 57’ 50" W 177 ft- N 00 deg 04’ 28" 256-4817, 517-896-3285 ed, both $875. Immediate Legals 48813 sented to Tomas Hernandez, W 184 ft to beg on Sec 33, T4N R1W; occupancy. Pet ok. 517named personal representa281-0765 Brenner Heating, tive or proposed personal 2382 Sower - W’ly pt of Lot 70 desc as beg at SW’ly cor of sd lot N 10 deg 51’55"E 144.26 call between 4-6 p.m. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE representative, or to both 6214 S. WASHINGTON Room For Rent In accordance with the the probate court at 313 W. ft to NW cor of sd lot- S 72 deg 46’19"E 47.63 ft alng N’ly lot ln-S 16 deg 08’33"W 82.52 ftAVE. 2 bdrm home atprovisions of State law, Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, tached garage, applianLANSI NG - 2, 3 & 5 bdrm there being due and unpaid MI 48933 and the S 73 deg 51’27"E 23.42 FT- S 16 deg 08’33"W 57.10 ft to S’ly lot ln- NW’ly 57.87 ft alng arc ces, incl. WD. $775 houses and 2 bdrm apts. & BUSLINE, ROOMS WITH pri- charges for which the un- named/proposed personal mo.+dep. 989-640of 760 ft radius curve to left whose chd bears N 76 deg 57’12"W 57.86 ft to beg Okemos duplexes. $600-$800. Local dersigned is entitled to satvate bath, $350mo., all utilrepresentative within 4 1406/989-224-3532. owner cell 989-550-1181. ities included. Old Town isfy an owner’s and/or man- months after the date of Square Subd. Sec 28 T4NR1W; near. Rooms with shared agers lien of the goods here- publication of this notice. bath, $300-$350 mo., all inafter described and stored 2408 Sower - A prt of Lot 67 Okemos Square sub desc as beg @ the SE cor Lot 67 - S 81 utils. incld. 1059 N. Larch at the Uncle Bob’s Self Stor- Dated: 1/19/2011 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 deg 08’14"W 52.51 ft -N 08 deg 34’34"W 148.79 ft -S 89 deg 43’19"E 67.33 FT to E ln Lot 67 LANSING - 2 BDRM ., 1 bath St. 2 BR, bsmt., $550/mo. + age location(s) listed below. bdrms, Section 8 OK. And, due notice having Gene F Turnwald P46466 home. Completely remodutils. Call 517-484-5619. Pets OK. Move in spe-SE’ly 23.70 ft alng arc of of a 423 ft radius curve left whose chord bears S 01 deg 19’36"E been given, to the owner of eled. Convenient to bus, 2160 Hamilton Rd., Ste 100 cial! Flexible terms said property and all parties Okemos, MI 48864 MSU & Sparrow hospital. 23.69 ft -S 02 deg 55’54"E 115.22 ft to pob Sec 28 T4NR1W; available. $395-$1095. Basement, fenced yard, DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, known to claim an interest 517-347-6700 517-651-1374 furnished, close to LCC therein, and the time speci$800+ utilities. 2410 Sower - A prt of Lot 67 Okemos Square Sub desc as beg @ the SW cor Lot 67 - N04 and Cooley. $335 per fied in such notice for pay903-240-4810 Tomas Hernandez month utilities incl. deg 37’04"W 102.10 ft-N-30 deg 17’49"E 62.13 ft -S 89 deg 43’19"E 7.58 FT -S 08 deg ment of such having ex- 1803 Irvington 517-749-3890 A LUXURY HOME 201 S. LANSING-3 BDRM. , 1.5 bath, pired, the goods will be sold Lansing, MI 48910 34’34"E 148.79 ft to S ln Lot 67 -S 81 deg 08’14"W 53.53 ft to POB SEC 28 T4NR1W; Pennsylvania, 4 bdrm., 3 at public auction at the be- 517-285-8490 Laundry hookup, ceramic bath, hrd. wood flrs., 1 car low stated location(s) to the tile, new carpet, nice yard. Units 13-16, Shaw Place Condos; Lot 46, Shoals; Lots 28-32, 35, 36, 44, 47, 49, 50, Timber garage, 1 blk. from Sparhighest bidder or otherwise TC-895300 No dogs. $625+ utilities & Wanted to Rent row, $900/mo.; 923 EDISON disposed of on Fri. February 1/30/11 $625 deposit. $20 applicaLane #1; Lots 52-55, 57, 58, 62-64, 67, Timber Lane #2; Lots 71-73, 77, 80, 82, 83, 87, 89, ST., Lansing, 3 bdrm., 1 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm. tion fee. Call 517-819-5219. bath, 1½ car garage. 7551 Coleman Rd., E. Timber Lane No. 3; Lots 90, 94-96, 98, 100, 103, 105, 106, 109, 111, Timber Lane No. 4; Lot WANTED: FARMLAND TO Lansing, MI 48823 517-339$650/mo. 517-391-0174 lease for waterfowl hunt- 0397 22, Village of Nemoka. MASON ing. 517-256-9345. Don Petties-Household 600 E. Columbia. 2 bdrm., All parcels located in T4N, R1W, Meridian Township, Ingham County, Michigan. BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM Goods, Furniture, TV’s or 1.5 bath, deck, garage. with garage. Gas, elecstereo equip. $700+ util. Call 719-5600 Township Ordinance Section 58-32 places the duty to maintain the sidewalk in a good tric & deposit required. Don Petties-Household No pets. $750/mo. Goods and usable condition with the adjacent property owner; and also states the Township 517-641-6364 Elisia JohnsonOKEMOS: WALK TO BenSelling an item Board may order the maintenance of the sidewalk and establish an assessment district Household Goods, Furniture, nett Woods & Okemos Boxes, TV’s or stereo equipSEE SOURCEADS.COM High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, Selling an item ment, office equipment, of the benefited properties. The adjacent property owner will be allowed 20 days, from granite counter tops, OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE SEE SOURCEADS.COM clothes, office machines. vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. date of notification, to perform the work, and if not completed, the Township shall proOR CALL LCN TOLL FREE CHARLOTTE Jchon Perkins$1600. 517-694-1825. 877-475-SELL 1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 877-475-SELL Household Goods ceed with the work and assess the cost in accordance with the assessment district. bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. Any questions regarding the ft. ranch home. Full unPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of the Charter Township of Meridian, actREGENT, 139 finished bsmnt., 2 car at2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. ing on its own initiative as permitted by Act 188, Public Acts of Michigan, 1954, as amendtached garage. $750+ fenced yard, air, laundry CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN deposit. in bsmt., garage. $775+ ed, has determined for the public health, safety, and welfare of the Township and its in517-622-6059 util. 719-5600 or 482-8771 LEGAL NOTICE habitants to make the following described public sidewalk improvements: repair and Special Use Permit #11-84211 (Graff Chevrolet) maintain sidewalk in the aforementioned proposed special assessment district and to S. LANSING -4732 PleasPublic Hearing COZY 2 BDRM., (with lg ant Grove, 3 bdrm. ranch, , defray the cost thereof by special assessment against the properties specially benefited fam. rm) 1 bath, full bsmt. 1371 sq. ft., $800+ util.; w/ W/D hookup, dep. $500 5142 Bogart St., 4 bdrm., thereby. & 1st mo rent req’d. This 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, Notice is hereby given that the Director of Community Planunit is located near LCC & Plans and estimates have been prepared and are on file with the Township Clerk for pub1400 sq. ft., $950+ util.; Cooley Law School. Pets 5814 Orchard Ct., 3 bdrm., ning and Development of the Charter Township of Meridian are welcome with add’tl lic examination. 1.5 bath, $800+ util.; HOLT$50 per mo. Utils. not incld. 2115 Dean Ave., 3 bdrm., 2 will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board will meet Tuesday, February 15, 2011, Please call 517-202-5345. car garage, $850+ util.; 1021 Thorburn, 2 bdrm., 1:30 p.m., in the Town Hall Room of the Meridian Municipal at 6:00 p.m. at the Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI $600+ util.; GRAND LEDGE2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car ga- Building located at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI, 48864 48864-1198, for the purpose of hearing objections, written or oral, to the proposed imEaton Rapids rage, $650+ util. All have 10768 Petrieville. 1428 provement, special assessment, and the special assessment district therefore. The fenced backyards & full (phone: 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a spesq. ft., 3 bdrm., 1 bath, bsmnt. All properties in Township Board is also interested in hearing those that favor the proposed project. home. 1.5 car nice, quiet subdivisions. cial use permit amendment request. Graff Chevrolet is redetached garage. Sec. 8 & MSHDA okay. questing to amend an existing special use permit to con- Appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is re$700+. Near busline. Call: 517-622-6059 5 1 7 - 4 1 0 - 7 2 5 7 . struct a 394 square foot building addition at 1748 Grand River quired in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. Your personal appearance at the hearing is not required, but you or your agent may apAvenue. com ST JOHNS pear in person at the hearing and protest the special assessment. To make an appear3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. Information regarding this request may be examined at the Rent to own!! Only $369 ance and protest, you must file your written objections by letter or other writing with ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ per mo. Brand new carpet Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Z Z & appliances. Contact The the Township Clerk before the close of this hearing. The owner or any person having an Z Z EATON RAPIDS Z Meadows of St. Johns, Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, 48864-1198, between the Z 1220 S. Smith Rd., 3 Z interest in the real property may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Z (989) 224-7707. hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Z bdrm., 2 bath, 2304 sq. Z Z state tax tribunal with 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if ft., 2 story home. Fin. Z ST JOHNS Z Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Director that person appeared and protested the special assessment at this hearing. bsmnt., 1.5 car attach- Z Z Z 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. ed garage. $900+ dep. Z Z


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Cadillac SLS, 2002 $3500 129,800 mi., 4 dr., gray w/blk. top, like new tires Good condition. 517-651-6267 CADILLAC DTS 2003 $5,900 150K+ hwy. mi., Diamond white, moon, well maint. Excellent cond. Spotless/garaged. 517-204-4343

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DODGE RAM 2500 2000 V8, 53,700mi., 7ft plow.

$3900 517-763-9314

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

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Trucks $7200 517-861-0829

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GMC SIERRA 2500 H/D 2006 $18,000 6.0L V-8, 4 WD, ONLY 6458mi., White Excellent cond. 517-719-7971

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

GMC SIERRA SLE, 2000 $8995 70K mi. 4x4, long bed. 1 owner, like new. Excellent condition. 517-896-3686

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SOLD. January 30, 2011


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