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March 6, 2011

City Council dysfunctional?

Conflicts erupt at latest meeting By KEN PALMER

Local artist recognized

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Williamston artist Deb Drew Brown is the recipient of a ribbon of excellence, awarded at a recent photography exhibit in Okemos. Brown, a member of the the Mid-Michigan Art Guild, received an engraved plaque, a ribbon and a cash prize. She was also recently featured in the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine. Brown’s studio is located upstairs in Keller’s Plaza, located at the southeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Putnam Street. Contact Brown at (517) 655-3677 or

Marijuana input sought By KEN PALMER

WILLIAMSTON — The City Council will hear public input this month on a draft ordinance that would allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in three industrialzoned areas of the city. In its Feb. 28 meeting, the council agreed to table the proposed zoning amendment until at least mid-April so the public can

weigh in its merits at the council’s March 14 and 31 meetings. The draft ordinance, approved by the Planning Commission on Feb. 1, would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in the I-2 zoning districts. This is provided they are not too close to schools, parks, day care centers and residential areas. See

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WILLIAMSTON — Kent and Cheryl Hall said they hope to become more involved in their community. So they dropped by City Hall last week to attend a City Council meeting. It didn’t take long for them to rethink that idea. “I was so excited about going to the meeting,” Kent Hall said the next day. “But after I was there for about half an hour, I thought, ‘what is this mess? I’ve never seen anything like this.’” After listening to council members argue over the merits of a $1-an-hour pay raise for school crossing guards, the Halls got up and left. “They took two hours to talk about a dollar raise,” Kent Hall said. “I heard both sides of the issue, and if you would have voted yes or no, I would have no problem with that. I thought they should just vote and get it over with.” Things didn’t move any faster as the night went on. Tempers flared as council members traded personal jabs, and two of them accused the city manager of impropriety. By the time the meeting ended around midnight — five hours after it began — one council member had walked out and City Manager Tim Allard had offered to resign. Members of the public were long gone.

An uncivil matter

Political conflict in nothing new in Williamston, where the twice-monthly City Council meetings routinely last more than

three hours. But the recent escalation has led some observers to ask whether the council has become too dysfunctional to carry out its duties. “I’ve been to a couple of other meetings, and they seemed to be at least civil,” Hall said. “It’s gone way beyond that now.” Mayor Michelle Van Wert, who engaged in heated exchanges with Allard and other council members during the meeting, said she hopes the council can rise above the conflict. “I can’t speak for other people, I can only speak for myself,” she said. “We need to make sure we’re taking care of the people’s business. I was elected to do a job, and I will push forward and do the job.” The Feb. 28 agenda included 16 action items, including the medical marijuana issue, the ongoing water and sewer system upgrades and new agreements with Meridian Township and other local communities to provide youth recreation programs in the area. But council members drew battle lines over other issues, including Van Wert’s proposal that the city’s two crossing guards be given a pay raise. The issue first came up in a meeting a month earlier. Van Wert said the raise would be a gesture of appreciation for the guards. But Allard and other council members said they were concerned that giving the guards an arbitrary pay hike would send the wrong message to other city employees who haven’t had a cost-of-living increase in four years. The pay proposal failed after a long debate and several tense exchanges between Van Wert, Allard and other council members. The issue is due to come up again in a future meeting. See

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Limiting factor is an Ecology 101 term. For any population of a given organism within a particular area, when all the critical components are considered that need to be in place in order for it to survive and reproduce, the component in least supply (the limiting factor) determines how many individuals of that organism can occupy the area. For many cavity-nesting songbirds, the limiting factor is quite simply the availability of a suitable nesting cavity. If your neighborhood has a dearth of dead limbs, downies or both, this component is definitely in least supply. There is much to be gained by the secondary cavity-nesters if you erect a woodpecker hole substitute — a nesting box, or two or three, in your yard. A wellplaced box outside your win-

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Given the timing of The Great Snow Dump of ‘11, Part 1 and Part 2, who can blame them for the late start? Over the past number of years, I’ve noted the first bluebird territorial song within a few days of midFebruary. This year? I heard it, finally, recently as I hoofed it down Epley Road, on the back half of my “walk about” the country block. The bird perched on a power line on the south side of the road. It softly gurgled those familiar short, scratchy phrases that, in all objectivity, are anything but melodious. I sensed a springlike aura suddenly fill the chilly morning. That song, of course, is its territorial announcement to all other bluebirds within hearing range that “this two or three acres of real estate is hereby reserved exclusively for the nesting and foraging activity of said singer and his mate, binding immediately, from now until breeding activity for the year is complete. All violators will be unceremoniously harassed and escorted from the area.” The Eastern bluebird is a secondary cavity-nesting species. It does not have the tools or ability to chisel its own. It has existed in a delayed, but crucial relationship with the environment’s primary cavity-nesters, the woodpeckers, for untold centuries. When a woodpecker excavates a hole in a dead limb, it typically nests just once, then vacates it. When it is ready to nest again, it chisels a new one. The bluebird, along with the chickadee, titmouse, nuthatch, tree swallow and house wren, takes advantage of the holes the woodpeckers leave behind. Beginning several years ago, we witnessed this relationship within one particular dead limb, times three. A messy willow grows in our front yard. One year, on a low, dead limb, a downy woodpecker excavated a cavity with a perfectly round, 1.5-inch entrance. We

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Those areas include the northern part of the industrial park off Progress Court and the southern edge of the city along I-96. The areas also include the northwest part of the city along West Grand River Avenue. Dispensaries would have to be at least 1,000 feet away from each other. They also would be limited to two caregivers each. The distance requirements would effectively limit the number of dispensaries in the city to five, city planner Greg Milliken told the council. The planning board held a public hearing on the proposed measure on Feb. 1. But some council members were concerned that bad weather that night might have kept people away. Council meetings begin at 7 p.m. A copy of the draft zoning amendment is available for

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A residency issue

Council members and staff also clashed in a discussion over the residency status of Van Wert and two other council members. Van Wert and Councilman Andy Simmons suggested Allard had personal motives for checking on their residency status. Allard said he was responding to information he received regarding property-tax issues and followed the same procedure he would have used for anyone else. On the advice of the city attorney, he left the matter in the hands of the assessor’s office, he said. At one point during the discussion, a frustrated Allard got up from the council table and sat in the audience. He also offered to negotiate his termination.

Allard later said he intends to stay in his job and will do the best he can, even though the conflict is undermining his effectiveness. “Where it’s going to lead, I don’t know,” he said. “I’m striving to maintain my professionalism, and I’m trying to do my best for this community. “We’ve done amazing things here, and I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish.” For now, at least, Allard’s hands are tied in at least one significant way: In a vote that appeared to fall along political lines, the council defeated a motion to grant him authority to approve change orders for ongoing construction projects, even if it would save the city money. Councilman John Pratt said the meeting might have gone differently if all seven members had been present. Councilmen Randy Pail and Tim Grossman were absent. Pratt said he believes the council can regroup and do its

job. “We’ve got to get past this,” he said. “It was just childish how that meeting fell out, and I feel bad for the people who had to watch it.” Whatever else happens, elected officials need to allow the city manager and other city staff to do their jobs without interference, Pratt said. The Halls, who are retired and moved into the city about a year ago. said they love their new community. But city leaders need to resolve their differences and get on with city business, they said. After last week’s meeting, Cheryl Hall wrote a letter to city officials expressing the couple’s concerns. “They don’t need all this infighting when they are going to have problems dealing with their budget and personnel situation,” she said. “This (conflict) needs to be brought to the forefront and handled somehow.”

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Williamston, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Soccer players will provide service while Ellie’s staff prepares the menu. All tips and The Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club a percentage of sales will go to the high will meeet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at school soccer program. the Williamston Depot Museum. The speakJill Jack to perform er will be 14-year-old Griffin Campbell who has been raising and studying monarch but- at Artisan’s Circle March 12 terflies. His topic is “Attracting Butterflies.” The Artisan’s Circle in Williamston presGriffin has won several awards and his gar- ents a concert by Jill Jack at 7 p.m. Satden has been awarded certification as an of- urday, March 12. The singer-songwriter has ficial monarch way station. New members won 27 music awards since 1997. Tickets and guests welcome. For more information, are available for $12 each at The Artisan’s call Ann Campbell, (517) 655-9765. Circle, 138 W. Grand River Ave.. Call (517) 655-2200, or visit; Masonic Lodge to hold 1-800-838-3006.

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A presentation by Williamston’s E.P.P. (Estate Planning and Preservation) head Dawn Marie Joseph is the topic for the Second Monday Artists meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 14. Joseph will discuss tax issues, retail sales of art and other related matters. WHS soccer fundraiser scheduled There is a $5 fee. The meeting will be held at St. Katherine’s Church at 4650 Meridian for at Ellie’s March 6 Road, Williamston. ( The Williamston High School men’s and has a map). For more information, visit women’s soccer teams invite the public to or call Ellie’s Country Kitchen, 130 E. Grand River, (517) 256-8335.




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WILLIAMSTON — Second Monday Artists invites artists to paint acrylic designs on outdoor wooden garden plaques cut in four shapes (three flowers and a butterfly) from 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 11 and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 12. at the Harris Nature Center in Okemos. The finished wooden sculptures will be available for the public to purchase during April while on display at Coffee & Friends coffeeshop in Okemos and at the center’s Wildflower Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Sale prices of the sculptures will range from $15-$35. Proceeds will help fund a river overlook platform behind the nature center . For shapes, please e-mail and request “patterns for Harris.” Call Second Monday Artists at (517) 256-8335. — From Second Monday Artists

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WILLIAMSTON — A 19-year-old Webberville man was jailed on various charges after leading police on a high-speed chase from the city into Williamstown Township. The incident began shortly after 9 p.m. Feb. 24, when a caller reported a possible drunken driver leaving the Deer Creek Apartments in a light-blue pickup truck, police reports said. A city officer eventually spotted the truck as it sped from the parking lot of the complex onto southbound Corwin Road and took off in pursuit. The driver failed to stop and continued west on Linn Road and south on Zimmer Road, running several stop signs and veering into and out of the ditch several times, the officer said in his report. The vehicle cut across the front yard of a residence on Zimmer and pulled into the garage before the driver ran inside the house. Officers from Meridian Township, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and Michi-

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A Webberville man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for driving with a suspended license on Feb. 27. City officers stopped the driver on East Grand River Avenue at Cedar Street around 9:45 p.m. for an equipment violation, police reports said. The man had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Williamston.

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Police were called to the Deer Creek Apartments for a possible domestic assault on Feb. 25. The husband and wife, 24 and 21, had been arguing over money when the man got angry and knocked over a table, causing dishes to smash on the floor, police reports said. The parties said no assault had occurred. Police verbally served a personal protection order that had already been issued against the man, and the woman agreed to leave the apartment with their child.


A baggie of suspected cocaine discovered by an employee at a local business Feb. 18 was found on the customer side of the counter, the owner of the business said. Sky Cheney, owner of the Admiral station on West Grand River Avenue, said the baggie was dropped by a customer, not one of his employees. The gas station alerted police, who determined the bag contained cocaine A police report on the incident mistakenly said the baggie was found behind the counter, Cheney said. An item about the incident appeared in last week’s Enterprise.

City police were investigating an incident last month in which items were stolen from a car in a driveway on Foxborough Drive. A resident reported that a GPS unit and other items were taken from the center console of the vehicle sometime between Feb. 17 and

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Thanks to everyone who came to the Friends’ Book Sale on Saturday, March 5. The Friends of the Williamston Library generously donates proceeds of these sales to the library, helping fund programs that provide education and entertainment for kids and adults alike. For example, the Friends have donated a collection of Legos for our monthly Lego Club meetings. Studies have shown that building activities like these help foster literacy in young people.

Champs Spelling bee winners Champions have been named in the Central Michigan Lutheran Athletic League spelling bee for grades five through eight, hosted by Williamston’s Memorial Lutheran School on Feb. 25 at Memorial Lutheran Church. Pictured are: Zac Pederson, left, second place, Memorial Lutheran School; and Jimmy Backus, first place, Good Shepherd Lutheran in Burton. Courtesy photo

Kids ages 6-14 can come in at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 to let their imaginations soar! Since March is Reading Month, we’ll focus on other literacy events as well. Each year we join in this monthlong celebration designed to encourage reading as a fun activity for the whole family. The Williamston staff is making special classroom visits planning special activities. At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Library March 16, we’ll kick off our Spring Storytime series with notes a special visit from Mittens the cat. Michele We’ll hear the stories by Brussow Lola M. Schaefer and then welcome Mittens himself as our special guest. The celebration continues at noon Saturday, March 19 with professional storyteller Miz Rosie, who will share amazing tales of the Underground Railroad in her own signature style. Register by calling (517) 655-1191. Large groups will be accommodated while seating lasts. More March is Reading Month activities are available at

Capital Area District Library locations throughout Ingham County, including book parties, storytelling, character visits and more. Visit for a complete list. A Computer Basics Part 1 class will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10. Learn the parts of a computer, plus how to use a mouse, keyboard and desktop features. While no prior experience is needed, call (517) 655-1191 to reserve your seat. Computer Basics Part 2 is offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14. The March Book Discussion will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. We are reading “The Day the Falls Stood Still” by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Set against the backdrop of WWI and Niagara Falls, this debut tells the story of young Bess Heath and her struggle to navigate a quickly modernizing world. The Williamston Library, a Capital Area District Library, is located at 201 School St. For information about our hours, programs or services, call (517) 655-1191 or visit Find a complete list of library events at events. Michele Brussow is the head librarian at the Williamston Library.

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I am writing this letter to openly thank Mayor Michelle Van Wert. She is one of the most efficient, most helpful elected officials I have ever come across. I have brought many issues to her over the past few years and she always goes above and beyond. It is nice to know that our city has a mayor who gets things done. Arika Perlman Williamston I appreciate Mayor Michelle Van Wert and council member Andy Simmons for supporting taxpayers and business owners. It is important to have accountability.



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Lady Hornets advance to district final By BILL McLEOD

FOWLERVILLE — The Lady Hornets had decisive hoops wins in the first two games of district competition, beating South Lyon 50-27 in the opener on Feb. 28, and then dispatching Lake Fenton 61-40 in the semifinal on March 2. The Hornets advanced to the final against Stockbridge on March 4 with results too late for this edition. Stockbridge advanced to the district final with a 49-38 win over Linden. The winner of the district final advances to regionals at Linden at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 to play the winner of the DeWitt district. DeWitt and Portland are in the district final at DeWitt. The Hornets started slowing in the semifinal game against Lake Fenton, falling behind 20-10 at the end of the first quarter. But the Hornets started the second quarter with a 17-9 run to cut the Blue Devil lead to two points. Williamston junior Ashley Villarreal hit three three-point shots in the run. She had four threes and scored a season high 17 points. “Our team is what did it. If they

weren’t passing me the ball I would have never had the opportunity to shoot like that,” Villarreal said. “It just felt good. I was in rhythm and was confident with taking the shot.” “We know what she is capable of doing,” Williamston coach Pete Cool said about Villarreal’s three-point shooting. “We’re just happy that it came through tonight.” Williamston took a 33-29 halftime lead on three pointers by Lauren Epple and Emily Nemeth. “We discussed our defensive play, we take a lot of pride in our defense,” Cool said about the Hornet comeback in the second quarter. “I give a lot of credit to Lake Fenton. They just came out and put it too us. We just had to buckle down and play hard and some good things happened.” Epple, who missed five of the last six regular-season games with a knee injury, led Williamston with 20 points and nine rebounds. “It’s pretty good. Movement is coming back and I’m getting closer to normal every game.” Epple said. Williamston pulled away in the third quarter with a 7-2 run to take a 10-point lead. The Hornets outscored the Blue Devils 16-5 in the fourth quarter for

the win. Kelsey Erickson had seven rebounds and Jordan Waters had eight assists for Williamston. Madisen Nosek led the Blue Devils with 15 points. Epple led the Hornets with 15 points in the district opener against South Lyon. Both teams started slowly with Williamston holding a 7-3 advantage at the first buzzer. The Hornets pulled away in the second half, outscoring South Lyon 31-14 for the win. Erickson had scored 14 points. Emily Nemeth had nine points. Kortney Smith scored six and Michaela Marble had four points. The Hornets wrapped up the regular season with a 58-41 loss to Lakewood. The Vikings took a decisive 34-18 halftime lead and held on for the win. Marble led the Hornets with 12 points. Epple scored eight. Smith had six points and Cassidy Duffey scored five.

Right: Williamston’s Lauren Epple scores two of her team leading 20 points in the Hornets’ 61-40 win over Lake Fenton in the district March 2 semifinal.

Make an ‘impact’ on area awards By KEN PALMER

WILLIAMSTON — Know someone who has made a difference in the lives of others? If so, students at Williamston High School want to hear from you. Every year since 2004, Williamston students have honored people who

donate time, fund projects or find other ways to improve the well-being of the community. In those seven years, more than 100 people have received an Impact Award, including those who contributed to Habitat for Humanity, the food bank and the Scouting programs, as well as the schools. The school will take nominations for the 2011 Impact Awards until April

8, with the awards celebration set for May 26. Citizens can forward their suggestions to Sharon Nolen by e-mail at, or by phone at (517) 655-2142, extension 7670. Nominators should briefly explain why they are nominating someone for an Impact Award and include contact information for the nominator and nominee.

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Shonda Hart scored 15 points to lead Webberville over Genesee. Leading by two points at the first buzzer, Webberville pulled out to a 27-17 halftime lead. Both teams scored 24 points in the second half. Sam Perez tossed in 10 points. Afton Eberly and Lynsey Hitchcock each scored nine points. Webberville struggled to score in the first quarter against Lansing Christian, putting just two points on the scoreboard. The Spartans Spartan girls beat Genesee played a little better in the second quarter, putting up seven WEBBERVILLE — The Lady Spartan hoopsters ended points, but Lansing Christian held an insurmountable 26-9 the regular season with a 52-42 win over GAC Blue rival lead. Perez scored 15 points. Katie Crandall had six points. Genesee on Feb. 24. Webberville lost 58-33 to Lansing Haley Beck, Kelsei Hull and Hitchcock each scored three points. Christian in the opening round of districts on Feb. 28.


WILLIAMSTON — the Williamston boys’ basketball team secured a share of the CAAC White Division crown with a 65-49 win over league rival Lakewood Feb. 25. Williamston and Lansing Catholic both have 9-1 league records. This is the third straight year the Hornets have had a share of the league crown. Tyler Watters led the Hornets with 13 points. He had seven assists. Williamston held a 30-22 halftime lead before pulling away in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikings 24-8. The Vikings outscored Williamston 19-11 in the fourth quarter. Dylan Monette and Dylan Schultz each scored 11

points for the Hornets. Justin Cain and Nic Jump scored six points apiece. Johns Westphal had five points and Kory McKay added four. Williamston drew a bye in the first round of districts at Stockbridge. The Hornets face the winner of Fowlerville versus Stockbridge at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. The district final is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11.

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Tests screen students A series of tests at Williamston Middle School is helping educators measure student progress in math and literacy. Last year, the school adopted the MCAP, PCBM and RMAZE tests to screen students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. “We take a look at the entire grade level and make sure a large number of students are successful,” teacher Kelly Campbell said. The data is compared with national results for the students’ grade level peers. This helps teachers look for any areas where their core subject programs might fall short. The teachers are then able to focus on individual students who might need

further help. Campbell said, “We want to make sure all students are at where we would like them to be.” Teachers use the tests, along with data gathered from other measurements, to create profiles of learners. This allows them to create a plan to help students succeed. An important aspect of this strategy is finding ways for students to consistently be involved in their learning. This can take the form of more classroom discussion, sharing with partners, and even carefully choosing seating arrangements. New classes have already been created such as Rewards and Rewards Plus,

which both focus on reading intervention. The school has partnered with the Ingham Intermediate School District. Nine teachers have engaged in a project with educator Kevin Feldman on content-area literature. They can then share their knowledge with other teachers at the school. The reading intervention classes have been successful, so students will soon see more options in other core subjects. “We don’t want to focus on just one intervention,” Campbell said. “We’re changing the way discourse happens in the classroom, and that is very good for students.” — From Jeremy Whiting, a local schoolteacher.



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LAB PUPPIES AKC BLK, CHOCOLATE, Champion lines, Good with children, loveable, parents on site, wormed, 1ST SHOTS, READY ON 03/26/11 FEMALES $350, MALES $300 (517)588-1995 LAB PUPPIES AKC Blonde, Chocolate, Black. 6 wks, males $300, females $350. 517-764-0090, 745-8478. LAB PUPPIES AKC Chocolate, 1st shots & wormed, $350. 517-625-3428.

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LANSING 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living nice 3 bdrm., all applianrm., kitch., bath. $525 + ces, lg yard, garage. 1st, electric. last deposit. $800 + utilitCall 517-482-8771 or ies + dep. 517-708-7528. 517-719-5600 1712½ NEW York St. Lansing Nice 2 bdrm. Washer Dryer hookup in bsmt. New flooring in bathroom & kitchen. $550 + util. 517-372-8129








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DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. Studio ($460) & room ($335). Utilities included. Close to LCC & Cooley. 517-749-3890. DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $900/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600.

DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $595+ heat & water. 517-719-5600


MOVE IN FOR $299 when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires March 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.

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$100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

HIGH RISE LIVING With Great Views RENTS YOU CAN AFFORD include: Heat, Water, AC, Garage Parking Lansing Towers Apartments Corner of Ottawa & Pine 517-482-8838 or LansingTowers@comcast.

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MOVE IN FOR $299! Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. 1 beds from $499. 2 beds at $615. Free heat on select 2 bdrms. * Free Utilities * Fitness Center * Arizona Dry Sauna * Indoor/Outdoor Pool * Resident Business Center * Walk-in Closets

Condominiums For Rent HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON Lake Lansing with dock, gazebo, beautiful view, luxury condo apt., lg updated upper 2 BR., W/D, fireplace, deck, new maple kitchen, black stainless appli., carpet, granite, $950. Also, smaller lower 2 BR., w/patio, $660. Includes snow, trash, lawn. No big dogs. 517-853-6307.

613 AVON ST. 3 bdrm., bsmt., $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 N. LARCH ST., near Old Town, 2 bdrm., $500 per mo. + utils. Near busline, rooms w/private bath, $350 per mo. All utils incld. Call 517-484-5619. AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM with garage. Gas, electric & deposit required. No pets. $750/mo. 517-641-6364 BE A HOME O W N E R . No banks. Move in now. Lease and land contract. Owner Financing. 517-202-3121.


1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. ft. ranch home. Full unfinished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ deposit. 517-575-2668

DANSVILLE-STOCKBRIDGE AREA C ountry home 2 10 minutes west of downbdrms. W/D, refrig, stove town Lansing, Thomas Coolincld., newly painted & ey Law School, I-496 and I-96 carpeted. $500 mo. + utils. and directly north of the No pets. 517-851-8693. Lansing Mall. E. LANS. ATTRACTIVE 2 BR cape cod, energy effic. furVillage Green of Lansing nace, air, fireplace, newly 5200 Mall Drive West painted, newer appliances, HASLETT/2 B R . home Lansing, MI 48917 ceiling fans, very clean, w/pond view, nature gawell maintained, no pets, lore! 6127 Green Road. Call (866)399-2924 $695 + utils., references, $840. Immediate occupanfor more details deposit. 517-337-1007. cy. Pet ok. 517-281-0765.

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Board of Review Members: Vernon Cobb, Dean Kitchenmaster, Roger Smith Supervisor/Board of Review Secretary: Paul Griffes ENT-900500

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Holly M. Thompson, City Clerk CITY OF WILLIAMSTON

Publication Date: March 6, 2011 ENT-903894


LEROY TOWNSHIP 2011 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW The first meeting of the March Board of Review will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011. No appeals will be heard at this meeting. The completed 2011 Assessment roll will be presented to the Board of Review at this meeting. The Leroy Township Board of Review will meet by appointment only, please call: 517-521-3729 for an appointment Public Appeals will be heard at 1685 N M-52, Webberville on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:15 - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Leroy Township Hall. An appeal by mail may be made by residents and nonresident and must be received no later than Monday, March 14, 2011. Please include your property identification number in your letter. Mail letter of protest to: Leroy Township Board of Review 1685 N M-52 Webberville, MI 48892 Purpose: to equalize the roll You may speak to the assessor during office hours prior to the Board of Review any Mon., Wed., Fri., between 9:00 noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Tues. 9:00 - noon. Neil R. West Leroy Township Supervisor ENT-900832

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FREE HEAT & W A T E R . Edgemont Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $525. 712-4915, 202-3234, 323-1153

electrical, drywall, and paint. Has a 26x32 pole barn attached via breezeway, Pole barn has its own electrical panel. Beautiful sunroom. New Windows Siding and Roof in 08. Located in a Quiet Neighborhood 1 mile from the I-69 on ramp Deposit Required all utilities responsibility of the tenant. 2 bedrooms, 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer in unit, Small dogs (under 25lbs), Large Dogs, Hardwood Floors, Dishwasher, Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch, Air Conditioning, ( 5 1 7 ) 5 8 8 - 0 5 4 1 48813

The Locke Township Board of Review will be hearing assessNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ment appeals at the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak ON AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE Road, Williamston according to the following schedule: CHARLOTTE LUXURY Organizational Meeting: Apartments APARTMENTS $225 PER MONTH PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Williamston City CounSaddleback Ranch. 2 8 AM Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Tuesday March 08, 2011 Lansing bdrm., 2 full baths. Move Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand cil will conduct a Public Hearing at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, in specials. Pet friendly. New Carpet, Vinyl, & Appli- Appeal Hearing: BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru For more information call: ances. We Specialize in March 14, 2011 at the City of Williamston Council Chambers, 517-272-1000 or visit: Monday March 14, 2011 9 AM-noon & 2 5 PM ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Hard to Finance Utilities included. Taylor als!!! 161 E. Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 48895. The purTuesday March 15, 2011 1 - 4 PM & 6 - 9 PM Realty 517-272-1512. The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707 pose of the public hearing is to receive comments on a ZonRatios and Tentative Equalization Factors for 2011: HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru Property Class Tentative Ratio Tentative Factor ing Ordinance Amendment with Regard to Medical Marijuana Large 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath, 3-4 BDRM HOUSE Neat and 2 bedroom, $325-$540. fireplace, central air. Utiliclean, new paint & carpet. Agricultural Utilities included. Taylor 50.00 1.00000 Uses. ty room with washer / dryCall 517-641-7271 or 517Realty 517-272-1512. er hookup. No pets, 214-7648. Commercial 50.00 1.00000 All related documentation may be reviewed and written com$595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-372-8000 or 517Industrial 50.00 1.00000 ments will be accepted at the City of Williamston, City Hall, 349-8345 COME EXPERIENCE Residential 50.00 1.00000 161 E. Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 48895, between Living at Lansing Manor "A Quiet and Caring Personal 50.00 1.00000 HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during all scheduled Senior Community" + deposit. Air. Free heat, The Board of Review will meet to hear questions, protests days of operation. water, trash pickup. Coin Located directly behind laundry. New carpet. and to equalize the 2011 assessments. Residents are able to Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations the Lansing Mall, 1960 Aurelius Road. ApLansing Manor offers plications, up front. protest by letter received prior to March 15, 2011. ** 586-292-3681 ** 1 Bedroom residences to fully participate in the meeting may contact the Office of Locke Township will provide necessary reasonable services for Persons 62 years of the City Clerk to request the necessary assistance. This reage or disabled. Rents to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetare income based Pets quest must be made at least two business days prior to the MASON ings upon 3 days notice. Contact: Locke Township Clerk, are welcome. Call today 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, meeting. for your personal tour central air, washer/ Dorothy Hart, 3805 Bell Oak Road, Williamston MI 48895, dryer. From $750. of this lovely communi424 WARREN CHARLOTTE 517-282-9669 517 468-3405. ty. 517.321.5058 MI 48858 New plumbing,

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Pontiac AZTEK 2002 $3,500 6 cyl, Lthr, 163000mi., Yellow, Very Nice! 517-420-3181 2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE $3795 Sunroof, CD, gas saver, 90 day warrty. Mint City, St Johns 989-640-1899

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GX-470, SUV 2008 $42,000 Low mi. Tow pkg., 3rd row removable seats. Excellent condition. 517-6697911

Porsche 911 CARRERA 2005 $41,900 Only 19k miles! Like New. Silver, blk leather. 517-202-7784

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVY TAHOE LT 2001 $8200/OBO Loaded, black, runs excellent, 171K mi. 517-927-0551

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Sport Utility Vehicles TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2004 $12,500 6 cyl, 4wd, 3rd Row Seats, 73,339mi., Silver 717-441-7491

Subaru FORESTER 2.5 XS 2003 $8,750 AWD, pwr wdw/lock, cruise, 1 owner, 78K, Green 517-712-3277

Trucks DODGE 2000 3/4 TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178


AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600. VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.

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

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DEWITT: GREAT LOCATION, Walking distance to schools, shopping & library. Lake access! 4 bdrm, 2 bath, attached garage. Salon attached. $1,400/mo.+ dep. Rent w/option. 517-930-4405


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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Williamston City CounAuction will be held 9AM March 15, 2011 All vehicles will be sold "as is" Minimum bid will equal all cil will conduct a Public Hearing at 7:06 p.m. on Monday, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ UPPER MICHIGAN, IN HiaMarch 14, 2011 at the City of Williamston Council Chambers, Z Z watha Forest, close to Lit- towing, storage, advertising and State of Michigan Statutory Z EATON RAPIDS Z 161 E. Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 48895. The purZ Z tle Bay Denoc, secluded 2304 Kemler Rd., Z Z Assessment fees. 4,000 sq. ft. modern lodge 3 bdrm., 1 bath, Z Z pose of the public hearing is to receive comments on an sleeps up to 15, with ~LANSING~ Z 1300+/- sq. ft., 2 story Z stocked lake. Starts @ Auction to be held at 2610 N Williamston Road, Williamston, Z 1-4 BDRMS home. $750+ dep. Z Emergency Cost Recovery Ordinance. $450/week. 906-428-3247 Z Z Available! Section 8 OK. (avail. after March 15) Z Z MI Vehicles will be available for inspection one day prior to All related documentation may be reviewed and written com$450-$850. Call Mark at Z Z 517-575-2668 517-482-6600 Z Z ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| auction between 10am - 11am. No phone calls please. Z Z ments will be accepted at the City of Williamston, City Hall, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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The following vehicles will be auctioned: 2004 Pontiac Vin#411344 ENT-903818



161 E. Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 48895, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during all scheduled days of operation. Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations to fully participate in the meeting may contact the Office of the City Clerk to request the necessary assistance. This request must be made at least two business days prior to the meeting. Holly M. Thompson, City Clerk CITY OF WILLIAMSTON

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY OF WILLIAMSTON ZONING ORDINANCE WITH REGARD TO ZONING DISTRICTS IN WHICH ESSENTIAL SERVICES ARE PERMITTED WHEREAS, the Williamston Planning Commission has proposed an amendment to the City of Williamston Zoning Ordinance, held a public hearing, and has recommended adoption of the amendment by the Williamston City Council, THE CITY OF WILLIAMSTON ORDAINS: Section 1. Article 2, Zoning Districts and Permitted Uses, Chapter 2, Permitted Uses by District, Section 74-2.202, Permitted Uses by District, Table 1, Table of Permitted Uses by District, of the City of Williamston Zoning Ordinance, is amended as follows: Table 1 is amended to permit Essential Services as a special land use in the RR, R-1, R-2, R-3, PO-1, and C-1 districts. Section 2. Repealer Clause. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect. Section 3. Savings Clause. This Ordinance shall in no manner affect pending litigation, either civil or criminal, founded or growing out of any Ordinance, Resolution, Order or parts hereof, hereby repealed, and this Ordinance shall in no manner affect any rights, claims, privileges, immunities or causes of action of the City, or other person, either criminal or civil, that may have already occurred, accrued or grown out of any Ordinance, Resolution, Order or policy, or any part thereof, hereby repealed. Section 4.Validity and Severability. Should any portion of this Ordinance be found invalid for any reason, such a holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days from and after its adoption by the City of Williamston City Council and after its publication.

Gail Watkins City of Williamston Assessor

Michelle Van Wert, Mayor Holly Thompson, City Clerk

Michelle Van Wert, Mayor Holly Thompson, City Clerk

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CITY OF WILLIAMSTON 161 East Grand River Ave. Williamston, MI 48895 BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING SCHEDULE The City of Williamston Board of Review for 2011 will be held at the Public Services building, 1500 West Grand River Avenue, on the following dates: Monday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dates listed provide a total of at least 12 hours during the week of March 14, with at least 3 hours held after 6 p.m. as required by statute. The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2011 assessments. By board resolution, residents are able to protest by letter, provided protest letter is received on or before March 14, 2011. The tentative property ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2011 are as follows: CLASS Agricultural Commercial Residential Industrial Developmental Personal


RATIO N/A 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

MULTIPLIER N/A 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

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Publication Date: March 6, 2011 ENT-903670





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(ADA) American With Disabilities Notice The City will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon 5 days notice. Contact: Vonnie Green @ 655-2221

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY OF WILLIAMSTON ZONING ORDINANCE WITH REGARD TO DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR CULTURAL OR MUNICIPAL USES WHEREAS, the Williamston Planning Commission has proposed an amendment to the City of Williamston Zoning Ordinance, held a public hearing, and has recommended adoption of the amendment by the Williamston City Council, THE CITY OF WILLIAMSTON ORDAINS: Section 1. Article 2, Zoning Districts and Permitted Uses, Chapter 4, Development Standards for Specific Uses, Section 74-2.411, Cultural or Municipal Use, of the City of Williamston Zoning Ordinance, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 74-2.411 Cultural or Municipal Use Any building or structure associated with public libraries, museums, municipal uses, or other civic and cultural uses shall comply with the following setback requirements: A. Residential Districts. A minimum of 25 feet from any property line, or the minimum setback of the zoning district, whichever is greater. B. Nonresidential Districts. Such uses shall comply with the minimum setback requirements for the district in which they are located, and are exempt from any maximum setback limitation. Section 2. Repealer Clause. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect. Section 3. Savings Clause. This Ordinance shall in no manner affect pending litigation, either civil or criminal, founded or growing out of any Ordinance, Resolution, Order or parts hereof, hereby repealed, and this Ordinance shall in no manner affect any rights, claims, privileges, immunities or causes of action of the City, or other person, either criminal or civil, that may have already occurred, accrued or grown out of any Ordinance, Resolution, Order or policy, or any part thereof, hereby repealed. Section 4.Validity and Severability. Should any portion of this Ordinance be found invalid for any reason, such a holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days from and after its adoption by the City of Williamston City Council and after its publication.

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LANSING - 2 bdrm duplex & 3 bdrm house. $600$700. Local owner cell 989550-1181.

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LANSING NORTHWEST 2 BR., 3 BR., reasonable, $255 & $305 bi-weekly. Call BUSLINE, ROOMS WITH pri517-372-9778. vate bath, $350mo., all utilities included. Old Town near. Rooms with shared bath, $300-$350 mo., all utils. incld. 1059 N. Larch OKEMOS: WALK TO BenSt. 2 BR, bsmt., $550/mo. + nett Woods & Okemos utils. Call 517-484-5619. High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. $1600. 517-694-1825.

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