Friday, January 4, 2013
Council will make a decision during its next meeting Jan. 17.
After some discussion during Thursday night's meeting, Brighton City Council members will have city attorneys review a possible resolution to establish criteria for council to use while deciding how to award Class C Quota Liquor Licenses. The quota liquor license is new to the city this year due to an increase in population based on most recent census data. The quota liquor license costs only $600 annually and is transferable as opposed to a redevelopment liquor license, which costs $20,000 and cannot be transferred. There is some competition among Brighton businesses for the new liquor license. Two Brothers Coffee owner Jim Starnes had originally requested a redevelopment license, but later dropped his application, applying instead for …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The City of Brighton will pick up Christmas trees during the first two weeks of January.
Christmas is officially over, and if you had a real tree this year, you may be scratching your head wondering what to do with it now. The City of Brighton’s trash removal contractor, Waste Management, will pick up Christmas trees during the first two weeks of January, 2013. Because the New Years Holidays fall on Monday and Tuesday, trash will be delayed the first week in January; therefore, residents can place your tree at the curb for pick up on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 2nd and Jan. 3 and Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 8 and Jan. 9, 2013. Residents should remove all decorations and place only your tree out at the curb, and not place them in plastic trash bags. For more information, contact the Department of Public Services at 810-225-…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Christmas and New Year's will delay normal city trash pick up.
The City of Brighton’s trash collection will be delayed by one day during the weeks of Dec 24 and Dec. 31 due to the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. Residents whose trash is picked up on Tuesdays will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2013. Residents whose trash is picked up on Wednesdays will be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 2013. For more information, contact the Department of Public Service at 810-225-8001.
Friday, December 7, 2012
DDA Director Matt Modrack said a downtown theater is perhaps the most significant project in the works.
Everywhere you look downtown, there is evidence that the City of Brighton is thriving, with the recent additions of The Pound! Bar & Grill and Bink & Babs Boutique to upcoming projects like the Becker Brewery and expansion of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Brighton Community Development and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Matt Modrack said he believes part of the reason for downtown Brighton's success is that it has become a dining destination, which has in turn spurred the addition of retail businesses, "the gold standard of a downtown," he said. Modrack spoke during a town hall series meeting sponsored by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. "I think the Becker Brewery project is one of the real indicators of how …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The City ordered two houses owned by Leon and Marilyn Bonner to be demolished, according to its ordinance which states the city can do so if a building is unsafe and if the costs of repair exceed 100 percent of the value of the home.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Planning Commission gave out its annual awards on Nov. 19.
The City of Brighton Planning Commission awarded its three annual awards to recognize renovation or construction projects that have improved and beautified the city. E.D. Ewing Award was given to Betty and Lisa Dean and John Lutke for their home at 905 W. Main Street. The White Dress received the Noeker Award for a new, non residential buildings that have contributed to the qaulity of life in the City of Brighton The Pound! Bar & Grill was chosen to receive the Karl H. Gremel Award. The award, named after longtime city planning consultant Karl Greimel, is given for best fit and proper utilization of land, innovation and creativity, architectual detail, quality of landscaping, site lighitng and other attributes. "I think it's a great award…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Every Brighton State Champion team is listed on the new school signs.
Every single Brighton Area Schools championship team is finally being recognized on new, recently installed signs located in five different entrances to the City of Brighton. "We've been fortunate to have young people go out and represent us in terms of our athletic teams at the school and bring home state championships," Brighton Athletic Director John Thompson said. "Through the course of the years, there just hasn't really been a mechanism to recognize the history and totality due to limitations on sign space. We were looking for an idea to recognize that history from the first one through not only the last one, but for ones that will come as well." Thompson said the district teamed up with the City of Brighton and Piet Lindhout, owner …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Santa makes a stop in downtown Brighton to start the holiday season on saturday evening with fun and music for everyone.
People thronged to the downtown area to wait for Santa to make his appearance at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce Brighton Holiday Glow in downtown Brighton at the Millpond. Buggy rides, train rides and musical entertainment were among the attractions as well as good food and of course, Santa.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Brighton Kiwanis Club and City of Brighton decorated downtown Brighton with American Flags in honor of Veterans Day.
Members of the Brighton Kiwanis Club joined Brighton DDA and Community Development Director Matt Modrack to line Main Street in red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day. The group installed American Flags on light posts on both sides of the street early Friday morning.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Both the City of Brighton and Brighton Area Schools will have local proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot.
In addition to the six statewide proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot, there will be two local proposals for City of Brighton residents and residents residing in the Brighton Area School District to weigh in on. The City of Brighton will seek to pass a $5.6 million bond for community improvement and infrastructure, while Brighton Area Schoools will ask voters to approve the renewal of its 18 mills levied on nonhomestead properties, which includes businesses and second homes. CITY OF BRIGHTON COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE BOND PROPOSAL Shall the City of Brighton, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Five Million Six Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($5,690,000) in one or more series payable in not to exceed twenty (20) …