Union Township

Metro / Union Township
Andrew Whitaker | Assistant Photo Editor

Union Township Trustee talks about meeting pay and a new job position availability in their meeting on Wednesday.

Union Township trustees pass new meeting pay resolution

After weeks of discussion, members of the Union Township Board of Trustees drafted a policy to better regulate which board members are eligible for extra pay. Extra meetings which trustees attend, and are paid for in addition to their salaries, were […]
Metro / Union Township
Andrew Whitaker | Assistant Photo Editor

Community members listen to the Mount Pleasant Union Township Board of Trustees decide whether to add a supervisor of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday. The board ended up voting to add the position.

New position on Union Township Board of Trustees

The Union Township Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to add a supervisor of parks and recreation to the current staff. The position will be on a probationary status until fully approved. Board members were excited to welcome the new position […]
Metro / News / Union Township
Road Commission digs into summer funds

Road Commission digs into summer funds

A record-breaking winter left the Isabella County Road Commission exceeding its budget for road maintenance. At Wednesday’s Union Township Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Russ Alwood said the commission spent $550,000 above the budget. Salt used for the slippery roads […]
Metro / Union Township
Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor

Board of Trustee member Tim Lannen listens to community member Edward Peters voice his concerns about meeting pay at the Mount Pleasant Union Township Board of Trustees meeting at the Union Township Hall on Wednesday night.

Pay corruption complaints addressed during Union Township meeting

  Pay rates and the attendance policy for the Union Township Board of Trustees were heavily discussed in a Wednesday workshop meeting, after complaints of corruption from residents, Meeting pay is a small, but important part of the more than […]
Metro / Union Township

Union Township board of trustees debates meeting pay

Mount Pleasant resident and Union Township member Tim Hauck accused the board of trustees of corruption in their pay rates in Wednesday night’s meeting. Hauck brought payroll documentation to Wednesday’s Union Township meeting to show that board members are paid […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township
Harsh winter weather puts strain on Isabella County Road Commission budget, employees

Harsh winter weather puts strain on Isabella County Road Commission budget, employees

Keeping the roads safe for drivers hasn’t come cheap for the Isabella County Road Commission. Last January, the road commission more than doubled its funding for maintenance and fuel from January 2013. Jalene Sandel, ICRC finance director, said the road commission spent $566,808 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Union Township

Zoning ordinance discussed at City Hall open house

The city of Mount Pleasant considered changes to the Zoning Ordinance to allow for redevelopment of residential areas at an open house at Mount Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway, Thursday. A potential amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is being […]
Metro / Union Township

Union Township Hall under renovation

The Union Township Board of Trustees held a brief, half-hour meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at a new location as the Union Township Hall goes under renovation. The meetings are being held at Jameson Hall, 5142 Bud St., for the […]
Metro / Union Township
A student navigates the construction cones, gravel, and construction vehicles that litter East Deerfield Road on his bike Tuesday near the Deerfield Apartment Complex entrance. (Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

Construction congests intersection on Deerfield Road for sewer maintenance

Construction on Deerfield Road has caused transportation difficulties for students and residents living in the Deerfield Village Apartments. Deerfield Road has been under construction since early September, and many Deerfield residents have voiced concerns regarding the traffic congestion caused by the construction. […]
Union Township
BRIEF: Olive Garden opens today

BRIEF: Olive Garden opens today

Central Michigan University students with a craving for Olive Garden’s unlimited breadsticks will have their chance to eat start eating today, as the newest Italian restaurant location opens on Broomfield Road. The popular chain restaurant, with more than 800 locations, […]
Union Township

Union Township Board of Trustees approves additional funding for 2013 road projects

The Union Township Board of Trustees permitted an additional $138,453 in funding for its 2013 road projects Wednesday. This funding comes in addition to the $450,000 previously budgeted for road maintenance and reconstruction. Both sets of funding are not yet […]
Union Township
Special use permits for two separate multi-family apartment complexes were approved by the Union Township Board of Trustees at its meeting Wednesday. A 6-1 vote approved developer Campus Crest Communities, based in North Carolina, to build a new apartment complex with 216 units and 584 beds near existing student housing Bluegrass Apartments, 4300 Collegiate Way, according to Bergmann Associates of East Lansing. (Photo Courtesy of City of Mount Pleasant)

Union Township approves special-use permits for two more proposed apartment complexes

Special-use permits for two separate multi-family apartment complexes were approved by the Union Township Board of Trustees at its meeting Wednesday. A 6-1 vote approved developer Campus Crest Communities, based in North Carolina, to build a new apartment complex with […]


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