Source: Sherman Publications

News briefs

October 31, 2012

Joslyn Road to close

The CN Railroad will close Joslyn Road between Brown and Silver Bell roads in Orion Township from Nov. 5 through Nov. 9 . Detour route for Joslyn through traffic will be Brown Road to Giddings Road to Silver Bell Road and back to Joslyn Road and vice versa.

However, the road will be open Tuesday, Nov. 6, so voters can easily get to their election polling locations. The closure will be reinstated on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Green light for Verizon tower

Orion Township Board of Trustees Approved both the special land use and the site plan for the incoming Verizon cell phone tower to be sited at the corner of Baldwin and Waldon Roads. The vote was 5-1 in favor of the land use and site plan, with Clerk Shults the only abstention.

Township modifies pension plan

The Orion Township voted to approved amendments to Group Pension Plan. A 24 hold on pension distributions was removed, as was a provision to allow immediate vesting for Elected Officials. Supervisor Van Tassell voluntarily removed herself and abstained from discussion and action regarding Group Pension Plan Amendments.

Internet safety forum

Detective Sergeant Darren Ofiara from the Oakland County’s Sheriff’s Office will speak about internet safety and will share basic safety procedures parents should know in order to protect their children. Ofiara will discuss cyber scams, cyber bullying, Facebook usage and other topics for which cyber-crime law knowledge is critical. Additionally, parents will have a chance to ask questions and will be provided with resources they may utilize at home to stay safe

Clerk stays open for voters

The Clerk’s Office will be open on Sat., Nov. 3, 9 am - 2 pm, for Absentee Voting for Orion Township Voters. Call 248-391-0304 ext. 104 for more information.