May 25, 2011 - Office closed
The Citizen office will be closed on Monday, May 30 to observe Memorial Day. Details: 248-627-4332.
Four candidates have filed to fill a vacancy on the Goodrich Village Council created after the recall of Council President Patricia Wartella last month.
Richard R. Saroli, Beth L. Sommers, Gregory M. Konkle and Franklin D. First will be on the ballot for the Aug. 2 election for a partial term expiring November 2012.
Atlas Township Clerk Tere Onica said the the council seat will be the only item on the ballot.
Council hires budget help
The Goodrich Village Council voted 3-1 on Monday night at a special meeting to hire Grand Blanc CPA Karl Haiser to prepare a budget for the village. The contract is for $175 per hour and should take 16 hours to complete.
Councilmember Doug McAbee voted no.
Haiser also works with the FBI fraud division and has worked for several municipalities in the state, said Councilmember Pete Morey. Haiser did not return phone calls from The Citizen as of presstime Thursday.
The village requested assistance on preparation of a budget due to the termination of Village Administrator Jakki Sidge earlier this year. In the past, Sidge had drafted the document. In addition, on May 3 Council President Patricia Wartella was recalled by village voters.
By law, a balanced budget is required by July 1, which includes data reflecting costs of operations, spending priorities and revenues.
Also considered were former Grand Blanc Township Supervisor William Delaney who served for18 years as supervisor in Grand Blanc Township and Sidge.
M-15 Heritage Rally
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 4, the First Annual M-15 Heritage Rally will run from Clarkston to Vassar. Spend the day viewing historical villages and vehicles while enjoying free food and fun and helping to promote business in your area. Purchase a $15 passport value book to be entered into cash prize drawings. The value book includes coupons and discounts from local businesses on M-15. The grand prize will be $500.
Every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting June 17 and running through Sept. 2, the sixth annual Beets, Beats & Eats farmers market will be held in Crossman Park. There will be dinner served from vendors while live musicians are playing. There are nightly free raffles and everyone is eligible. Local vendors, artists and farmers are invited and encouraged to participate. Interested in donating prizes for the free raffle? Call 248-240-0907.
From 3 -7 p.m., June 2, the Goodrich Farmers Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.