Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Brighton resident Shanda Willis announced her candidacy for a seat on the Brighton City Council.
Shanda Willis has officially filed to run for a seat on the Brighton City Council. As the result of her experience running for State House, Willis, through engaging the citizens of Brighton, learned of citizens’ concerns literally at their doorsteps. Joining the Brighton Chamber of Commerce has raised her awareness of the local business communities need for responsive and transparent government. Following her appointment to the Brighton Arts and Culture Commission and ongoing attendance at City Council meetings, Willis realized that her desire to serve a community she has been a part of her whole life can be fulfilled as a member of the Council. “My lifetime skills and awareness developed as a nurse, a business person, mother of twins and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Elected in 2007, the 6-year Brighton city council member, Claudia Roblee announced that she will not run for re-election.
Thursday, May 9
Claudia Roblee, 6-year Brighton city council member announced that she will not run for reelection. Roblee was appointed to fill the seat of Cathy Jones in February of 2007. She then ran and won the seat in November of 2007 and again in 2011. When asked why she is not running again Roblee answered, “I have many new opportunities in my personal life that I want to develop and need the time to be able to do so.I have learned a tremendous amount from my time of service and am grateful that I was able to have the opportunity to work for the taxpayers of Brighton. "I also believe that the same people on Council or any level of government year after year often leads to stale thinking. No matter how satisfying my experience has been, making …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Council members discussed eliminating the Downtown Development Authority director and the DDA clerk during Thursday's City Council meeting.
During Thursday’s Brighton City Council meeting, council members discussed the possibility of eliminating two positions connected with the Downtown Development Authority. Councilman Jim Bohn requested that the city eliminate the Downtown Development Authority director and the DDA clerk instead of not filling two Department of Public Services positions, according to a report from the Press & Argus. Many councilmembers, including Shawn Pipoly were opposed to the suggestion, according to the report, saying that the DDA director and clerk “secured several million dollars’ worth of grants, and the money was used to make significant improvements to the downtown.” The budget of the DDA and the Principal Shopping Development was brought up in a …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Items on the April 18 agenda include a transfer of liquor license and fireworks’ ordinance amendments.
The Brighton City Council will meet on Thusday at 7 p.m. The agenda for the April 18 meeting includes a transfer of liquor license and fireworks’ ordinance amendments. The meeting will be held at Brighton City Hall, located in the municipal complex in downtown Brighton at 200 North First St.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Council members discussed drafting an ordinance that will regulate consumer fireworks usage within the City.
Brighton City Council members made a recommendation to the city attorney to draft a new ordinance that would limit the ignition of fireworks to the day before, day of and day after a federal holiday for a future first reading. The previous ordinance completely prohibited the use of fireworks within the city due to a fatality involving a fireworks display in the 1980s, according to Fire Chief Mike O'Brian. However, it became obsolete last year when state legislators authorized the sale of airborne fireworks to generate sales tax revenue and vendor registration fees. Cities and townships cannot block the usage of fireworks, but do have limited power to restrict where and when people can light them off. The law bars municipalities from …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
City Council will discuss a possible fireworks ordinance amendment for compliance with new state laws.
The Brighton City Council will meet for its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Items on the agenda include:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Brighton High School Freshman Jack Wisbiski recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Brighton City Council honored yet another newly minted Eagle Scout from Troop 350 during its meeting last week. 14-year-old Jack Wisbiski, a freshman at Brighton High School, was acknowledged by City Council members for earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts. To earn an Eagle Scout rank, a boy scout must earn 21 merit badges, serve six months in a troop leadership position and plan and develop a community service project. For Wisbiski's Eagle Project, he built a boardwalk on the Penosha Hiking Trail in the Brighton Recreation Area. "Every year in the spring, the trail would flood and turn into a swamp," he said. The boardwalk was 104 feet long and six feet wide and elevated off the ground to avoid the spring flooding. Wisbiski said …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
City Council members approved the purchase of the sculpture "Spiral" during its meeting last week.
The City of Brighton has added the 16th piece of art to its permanent collection during the City Council meeting last week. The sculpture “Spiral” by West Bloomfield artist Maureen Voorheis and fabricator Jim Ignash from Howell, was purchased with private donations. The piece was originally installed for a two-year display in the Brighton Outdoor Sculpture exhibit in July 2009 on W. Grand River, in front of Tim Horton’s. The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission (BACC) identified “Spiral” as one of the sculptures they wanted to purchase for permanent display. The purchase of the sculpture cost $1,585, which was paid for by donations from Lawrence Auto BodyTim Horton’s store owner Maureen Stewart, Corrigan Oil Company and City Manager Dana …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Counicl members will discuss several items, including a redevelopment liquor license for Two Brothers Coffee.
The Brighton City Council will hold a meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Brighton City Hall to discuss a number of items. Agenda items include: For more information, visit www.brightoncity.org.
Monday, September 10, 2012
At its meeting Thursday night, the Brighton City Council approved site plans for a mall driveway gate, a Kroger gas station and facade upgrades to a downtown pub.
- Tom Tolen
Monday, September 10, 2012
Council approved a site plan amendment requested by the Brighton Area Fire Department requiring Brookside Mall on West Grand River to install a gate with a Knox lock, to which the department would have a master key, allowing quick access to the adjacent Taco Bell property in the event of an emergency. Fire Chief Michael O'Brian said in a letter that his department and other emergency responders require a secondary access point besides the Taco Bell driveway on Grand River, according to the rules established by the International Fire Code. The mall's owners had wanted the driveway access from Taco Bell closed, saying that customers of the fast food restaurant sometimes drop trash in their driveway and the Taco Bell food delivery trucks …