Thursday, March 21, 2013
The company plans to purchase the 17-acre property on the corner of Old US-23 and Spencer Road.
Lake Trust Credit Union announced plans Wednesday of its plans to build a new $30 million headquarters in Brighton Township. The 17-acre site is located at the corner of Old US-23 and Spencer Road and the construction process could be completed by 2015. The site will include a new 100,000 square foot building designed to more efficiently and effectively join a work-force currently split between old corporate offices in Lansing and Plymouth. Operating two aging corporate offices was the result of the merger in 2010 between NuUnion Credit Union and Detroit Edison Credit Union that formed Lake Trust. Simply maintaining current operations in old facilities became increasingly expensive for Lake Trust, and would have cost credit union members …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The board will discuss wages and salaries for board members and the township managers as well as a a lease with BAFA for Fire Station 33.
The Brighton Township Board of Trustees will meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Township Hall. Items on the agenda include:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A dedication, ribbon cutting and open house will be held on Feb. 7.
The Michigan State Police will host an Open House and Dedication of their new post located in Brighton Township on Feb. 7. Construction of the new building began in May of 2012 and was recently completed in December. In October 2011, the Brighton and Ypsilanti Posts merged, and the Brighton location now serves both Livingston and Washtenaw Counties. Post Commander Lt. Joel Allen will welcome guests at 10 a.m., followed by a dedication ceremony presented by Col. Kristie Kibbey Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police and Brighton Township Supervisor Tom Murphy. The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony at the completion of the presentation. Chamber members and the general public are encouraged…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Residents are concerned about ground water contamination and other environmental factors if the permits for the site on Jacoby Road are approved.
Brighton Township residents packed Township Hall Tuesday night to share their concerns about a site plan proposal to resume mining and fill activities at the gravel pit on Jacoby Road, west of Kensington Road. The gravel pit has been abandoned since 2009 when the property owner Sunset Sand & Gravel went out of business. Clearwater Development, LLC, purchased the property in April and has filed for permits to resume mining and filling activities on the site. Township resident Gerald Putt said his biggest concern is contaminating the aquifer, which would then contaminate his well which is just down the road from the site. "We have scarred a bunch of the township - a big area - with these gravel pits," Putt said. "If you drive by there, and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall.
Brighton Township Manager Brian Vick and Attorney John Harris will host a public meeting at Township Hall Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the controversial proposal to begin mining the gravel pit at Jacoby Road, west of Kensington Road. The meeting will not be a Board of Trustees meeting. The Brighton Township Planning Commission voted last July to recommend approval to the Township Board to award extraction and fill permits to Clearwater Development LLC. The issue has not yet been before the board. The township had a joint planned development agreement with the former property owner Sunset Gravel, to develop part of the land into a park, but was never done. Sunset sold the property earlier last year. Township residents packed …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Livingston County 44th Circuit Court Judge Michael P. Hatty administered the oaths.
Newly elected Township Trustees Lucille Weaire and Patrick Michel joined veteran board members taking their oaths of office Monday night. Livingston County 44th Circuit Court Judge Michael P. Hatty administered the oaths and witnessed signatures. Weaire and Michel will take the place of retiring trustees John Rogers and Jim Kovitz. They will join re-elected Trustees Mike Slaton and Cathy Doughty, Treasurer Lana Theis, Clerk Ann Bollin and Supervisor Tom Murphy. Rogers was given a public send off when Murphy presented him with a proclamation at the end of the meeting, thanking him for his long years of service to the township. Bollin then motioned that the meeting should be adjourned, which Rogers seconded. Rogers and Kovitz's terms ended …
John Rogers has served Brighton Township in some capacity for more than 40 years.
Brighton Township Trustee John Rogers, 82, is retiring from the Brighton Township Board of Trustees - for good this time, he swears. Rogers' four-year term will officially end Tuesday at noon. After spending many years serving the township board, twice as supervisor from 1985 to 1988 and 2001 to 2004, Rogers' first retirement came after his second stint as the township supervisor in 2004. He came out of retirement and was elected as a trustee in 2008. Rogers said that this is absolutely his last retirement from the township and he even has a t-shirt from his last retirement that says, "I survived Brighton Township." "You get caught up in it," Rogers said of serving in a public office. "It's been interesting to see all the development (in …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Independent Township Supervisor candidate John Ewing recently sent out mailings to township residents alleging to corruption in Township Hall.
Independent candidate John Ewing recently sent out mailings to Brighton Township residents alleging corruption and illegal activities in the current Township Board of Trustees, specifically targeting current Township Supervisor Tom Murphy. The mailings say, "We will stamp out Murphy corruption," and list alleged examples of corruption with illegal sewer billings, tax evasion with the new Michigan State Police building next door to Township Hall and favor dealing with gravel pit miners. Murphy said that Ewing's claims are "baseless and untrue." He said that state officials have reviewed and signed off on the township's handling of the sewer fund, as well as the state police post. Murphy said that police also have investigated Ewing's claims…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A road rage incident at Grand River and I-96 in Brighton was not related to the I-96 shooter, Michigan State Police said.
A road rage incident sparked momentary panic this morning when it was initially reported to be another shooting along I-96, according to a report on WXYZ-TV. The incident happened Wednesday morning at approximately 6:15 a.m., and was an incident of road rage, not a shooting, according to Michigan State Police. (Read more: UPDATED: Police Still Putting All Efforts Toward Finding I-96 Shooter) No further information is available at this time, and Michigan State Police troopers declined to comment.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mike Palmer will make a bid for Brighton Township Trustee in November.
Mike Palmer is one of six candidates competing for the four open Trustee seats on the Brighton Township Board of Trustees. Continue following Brighton Patch this week for more Township Board of Trustees election coverage. I am divorced and have three children, Lindsay, Abby and Jonathan. Most recently two grandchildren: Haley and Olivia. I attended High School in Livonia where I grew up and graduated from Bentley High in 1970. Veteran served in the United States Army (Honorable Discharge). Graduate of the police Academy 1977, police officer Green Oak Twp. Currently retired from General Motors 30 years, 1979-2009. I was elected to the Brighton City Council for…