New township superintendent inherits an evolving community

Balance of law enforcement/fire and new parks a complicated mix By BETH ALTENA “The best government is where things run so smoothly people don’t even notice,” said Cameron Van Wyngarden, the new Plainfield Township Superintendent who took the helm of the township May 6, after the retirement of Robert Homan. At just 36 years of […]

Clearing up the confusion about education funding

By state Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Cannon Township On June 13, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law both the general budget bill and the school aid budget bill for the state of Michigan. For the third year in a row, the Legislature passed a structurally balanced budget more than four months ahead of schedule, making ‘early’ […]

Ruth Ann Karnes sworn in as new Plainfield Township Clerk

By BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board voted to appoint Ruth Ann Karnes to fill the position of resigned Clerk Scott Harvey after discussion during their regular meeting on Monday, July 15. The seat for Harvey was empty during the proceedings as Harvey, after agreeing to continue in the position two more weeks, took the […]

Rockford City Council plans strategies for future

Five items identified as priorities for this year By BETH ALTENA Rockford City Manager Michael Young recently informed Rockford City Council about developments as construction season progresses and reiterated the goals current council would like to resolve before the end of this year. Young said he has had meetings on trail developments that he is […]

Cannon Township Planning Commission recommends unusual zoning agreement

Ric’s Food Center owner Andy Woodrick and his wife Monica spoke at the Tuesday, February 12 Planning Commission meeting, asking the board to approve a deal that would get action moving on the failed development surrounding the store.

Lot-size variance in two developments linked to action on Town Square Village PUD by BETH ALTENA The Cannon Township Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the regular Board of Trustees to approve an unusual proposal regarding three bankrupt developments in the township. Mr. Scott, of Pendulum Real Estate, owns two developments in the township that […]