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May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

Classified Ads

News from the Townships

St. James Township, regular meeting of 4-2-03 with all members present

Problems with new sewer system unresolved at this time. Engineer will be on the Island soon to resolve this.
The EMS is requesting temporary office space in the Township Hall. This will be reviewed by the Board.

Information has been received about the Yacht Dock improvements from engineer John Schlak of United Design. He says the State has changed the standards for electricity on docks. The Township will try to work with the DNR on the changes required.

The Board approved the appointment of Rich Gillespie and Grace Matela to the BITA for terms of three years.

The Board approved the appointment of Rick Speck and Don Tritsch to the St. James Township Planning Commission for three years, to replace Jim Wojan and Ray Cole, who resigned.
The Board approved salary increases of 1.5% for the Assessor/Zoning Administrator, the Maintenance Manager, and the Dock Master. A $1.00/hour increase for the Maintenance employee was also approved.

Peaine Township Regular meeting of 4-9-03

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Nelson, and Judy Lanier.

MOTION Nelson, second Morgan, to approve the 3-12-03 minutes; PASSED. MOTION Nelson, second Lanier, to approve the current bills for payment; PASSED. MOTION Nelson, second Morgan, to approve the 2003-04 Budget; PASSED.

MOTION Works, second Nelson, to authorize Christina Morgan, Township Treasurer, to do all the Township's banking with Charlevoix State Bank; PASSED.

Planning Commission Report: progress is being made on codes, maps, and new ordinances.

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