Monday, November 12, 2012
Two public hearings are scheduled.
The Lake Orion Village Council and the Downtown Development Authority have each moved their meetings this week due to the Veterans Day holiday Monday. Village Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13. Council has scheduled a hearing to take public comment on moving future village elections to November of even-numbered years. Village elections are currently held in September on odd-numbered years. The change would allow the elections to be administered by Orion Township. In the last village council election in September 2011, when four councilmembers were elected, only 168 ballots were cast. Council has also scheduled a public hearing on how to use $7,088 in Community Development Block Grant money expected in the 2013 program year. Also on the …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Plans call for a path connecting where the trail currently ends at Atwater Street to downtown Lake Orion.
On Tuesday night the Lake Orion Village Council approved moving forward with an agreement between the Village of Lake Orion and Lake Orion Lumber Company, which would allow a Paint Creek Trail path extension to be built. Over a year ago the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) started looking at ways to extend the Paint Creek Trail into downtown Lake Orion and found the best way to go about the task was to install a new crosswalk across Atwater Street and create a pathway through Lake Orion Lumber's property. Though the council approved the DDA moving forward with the project at Tuesday's meeting at Village Hall, Lake Orion Lumber still has to sign an agreement with the village before the DDA can proceed with creating the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
After months of debate, the Lake Orion Village Council has decided not to cut lifeguards out of the budget.
Green’s Park has been in the spotlight of many Village of Lake Orion meetings as of late. For months the Council has debated cutting lifeguards from Green’s Park, however at the budget meeting on April 19, the Council voted 4-2 in favor of keeping the lifeguards. Councilmen Michael Toth and Doug Hobbs voted against staffing lifeguards while member Shauna Brown was not in attendance at the meeting. “They felt dollar wise it wasn’t significant enough to cut,” said Paul Zelenak, Lake Orion Village manager, of the majority vote. Green’s Park, which is located on the lakefront at 100 S. Park Blvd. in Lake Orion, staffs lifeguards in the summer to oversee residents swimming at the park. A Green's Park survey was conducted this year asking …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Village Council also discussed the Flower Fair, Eastlawn Cemetery and more Monday night.
The Lake Orion Village Council voted unanimously Monday night to allow the Lake Orion Police Department to issue a "super drunk" ticket to drivers operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .17 or more – twice the legal limit. The first reading of the ordinance was approved at the council's March 26 meeting. According to a report by Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh, the ordinance specifies that when someone violates the ordinance consequences must include at least one of the following: 360 hours or less of community services, jail up to 180 days and fines between $200 and $700. "I recommend adoption, the effect of having this as a local ordinance will be to allow us to issue a ticket at the time of the arrest as opposed …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Incumbents David Churchill, Douglas Lee Dendel and Michael Toth have been re-elected to four-year terms.