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Al-Anon meeting 10:30 am. 12 step program for anyone afflicted by another’s alcoholism. Location: First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. 517937-9503.


The Jackson County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 18th 11:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Allegiance Health‘s auditorium “A” on the first floor inside the Anderson Building. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Suzi Howe at 517-782-8382. Road Runners meet every Saturday at Roaming Goat at 7:50 a.m. Check out their Facebook page @ GLRoadRunners for more information. Lost Railway Museum meets on the second Saturday of each month. Open to the public; volunteers welcome.


Jazzercise from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Grass Lake Community Schools. For more information contact Laura Kulwicki at laura. Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at George Long Elementary School in the small gym.


Grass Lake Village Council meets the first and third Tuesdays at 119 N. Lake Street at 7:00 p.m. Grass Lake Charter Township meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall. American Legion Post 252 meets at Ryan’s Restaurant on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Fathers Day. Be glad for dear old dad!

Synopsis of the Minutes: April 16th, 2019 Regular Meeting

1. Call To Order/Pledge of Allegiance- President J. DeBoe called the regular meeting of the Grass Lake Village Council to order at 7:00 p.m. and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Roll Call: Present: All. Quorum declared. Public present: David Trent Village Manager, Treasurer Trudi Whitley, Sheila Martin Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Paul Lammers, Liza Hamel and Jorge Acosta. 3. Adoption of Agenda: Motion by Rees, second by Shemwell to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 4. Minutes: Crandall asked that her reason for not voting in favor of the BS & A software proposal be included in the minutes. Motion by Rees and seconded by Grimm to approve the minutes from the March 19, 2019 regular meeting as changed. Motion carried unanimously. 5. Public Comment: No comment at this time. 6. Disbursements: Clerk presented two bill lists. Discussion. Motion by Keener to approve the bills of $103,823.28, second Lammers. Motion carried unanimously. 7. Maintenance Report: Lammers reported activity for the month of March. He also reported the lift station on Wolf Lake Road is getting some new equipment that will enable remote activity at the lift station and alert him on his mobile phone. He would like to get this on the village lift stations as well. The equipment would cost around $15,000 for each lift station. A lot of other communities are paid to do Miss Digs and they include costs for new equipment as well while maintaining other municipalities. 8. Treasurer’s Report- Whitley told council that they are working on the reconciliations and thinks they should be able to get a final balance by the next meeting. Motion by Lammers to accept the report on bank balances for the village accounts, second Keener. Motion carried unanimously. 9. Correspondence: Notice from WOW on new changes to the channel lineup. The newest edition of the Connected magazine has been issued. Clerk provided members the newest list of phone numbers and the committee options. She asked that everyone review it and let her know who wants to be on what committee so it can be completed. 10. Committee Reports. Deputy DeLand should be back to work next month. The SAT and PSAT testing is complete at the schools. Project Safe Graduation plans are coming along. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Jennifer Keener or Gina Lammers. Farmers Market and Music in the Park will begin May 1st.

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Grass Lake Farmers Market and Music in the Park. Runs through September 25 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Music is the first and third Wednesday. until September 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Food vendors. Music sponsored by Do it Best Coppernolls Hardware. Alcoholics Anonymous Grass Lake Group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at Grass Lake Federated Church 519 E. Michigan Ave. Grass Lake Masonic Lodge meets the first Wednesday of the month at Village office building - 119 Lake Street at 7:30 p.m. Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the George Long Elementary School cafeteria.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10194 meets on the third Thursday of the month at Grass Lake United Methodist Church. 449 E Michigan Avenue.


Village of Grass Lake


11. Old Business A. Website Update- Trent and Keene will be making a recommendation on who they think will do the best website for the village and DDA by the next meeting. B. Sewer Collection Agreement Review-Trent provided council with a review from Attorney Fisher who took a look at the agreement that was signed back in 2002. Discussion. Motion by Lammers to proceed with drafting new agreements with the township for the water and sewer systems that will be mutually beneficial to the village and township, second Shemwell. Motion carried unanimously. 12. New Business A. American 1 Credit Union Temporary Use Request-Trent gave council a request from American 1 Credit Union to be allowed to have a mobile branch located at the Grass Lake Farmers Market for most Wednesday nights May 8 thru Sept 11th. Doug Lammers provided council the portion of the Zoning Ordinance that pertains to temporary uses. Discussion. Motion by Lammers to allow the temporary use as requested by American 1 and provided for in Section 5.11 of the village zoning ordinance, second Shemwell. Trent will get a corrected letter from American 1. Motion carried unanimously. 13. Village Manager’s Report – Trent reported that there will be a public forum held at the Whistlestop Park depot on May 9th from 6-8 p.m. to receive public input for non-motorized transit in Jackson County. For more information visit The village attorney has filed court papers on 841 Church St. Chad Noble of Henry Ford Allegiance has contacted Trent and they are inquiring on where they could make a difference in the Grass Lake community. Henry Ford Allegiance will be building an office near I-94 and may be attending a meeting in the near future. Whistlestop Park will be installing a new fountain on the grounds of the depot soon. They have planted a new tree this year as well, since the tree used for the lighting each year at Christmas time had to be removed. Trent was informed recently that the township will be having a different company doing the mowing this year. Crandall asked why the numbers weren’t adding up. Martin will review with her. 14. Upcoming Events –Music in the Park and Farmer Market will start on May 1st at the events park. The Community Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 7 & 8th get your address to the village clerk to be added to the map that is provided by the village (not the newspaper!). Traffic Jam In is July 12 & 13, 2019. Check out further upcoming events at www. or www.grasslakechamber. org. 15. Public Comment-Happy Easter everyone! 16. Adjournment-Motion by Shemwell, second by Grimm to adjourn the meeting at 9: 32 p.m. with unanimous approval. Respectfully submitted, Estelle Mead, Village Clerk

Grass Lake Yoga Thursdays from 6:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m at Federated Church of GL. For more information go to New Teen Center at Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue in Michigan Center. Games and activities. Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and

Upcoming Events

FaithFest 2019. Saturday June 22. Full day of comtempory Christian music. For more information & tickets at Front Porch Concert Series. Capital City Brass Band. Great music at the 2019 front Porch Concert series at Jackson College. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy fun free musical events. All concerts begin at 7p.m. outside the Potter Center. Show moved to indoor in case of rain. June 27. Chelsea Rod & Gun Club. July 12 5:00-8:00 at 7103 Road. Call 734475-7910. NRA certified instructor.

Grass Lake Senior Center

Located at Grass Lake Charter Township building 373 Lakeside Drive Grass Lake, MI 49240 We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and have game night each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Ping Pong Night the 2nd Monday of each month.

Tuesday 10:00 Exercise- $1 10:00 Sewing etc., Euchre 10:30 Mah Jongg 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games 1:00 Line Dancing- $3/4

Wednesday 10:00 Game 11:00 Floral Design 12:00 Lunch  12:30 Games 12:45 Square Dancing   2:15 Exercise- $1 6:30 Game Night

Thursday 10:00 Ping Pong, Euchre, Mexican Train all day 10:00 Quilting  10:30 Ukulele  12:00 Lunch 12:30 Tech Support 1:00 Exercise- $1

Mom-Fri 10:00 to 6:00 Sat 10:00 to 3:00 We carry bras for the hard to fit 28 to 54 AA to JJ Alter to Fit Soft Cup Underwire

Bra Fitters Rita, Cindie, Traci and Shawn

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