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Union Township approves ACD.net contract despite supporting Tribe

Union Township’s Board of Trustees approved a contract with ACD.net to place cables along M-20 outside of Mount Pleasant with the stipulation of placing the cables underground. The trustees were initially hesitant to approve the contract after the chief financial officer […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township

Case of West Nile virus prompts city, Union Township to take action against mosquitoes

A Mount Pleasant resident has been hospitalized with the West Nile Virus, prompting city officials to find a way to combat a growing mosquito population. Mayor Sharon Tilmann said the city commission has been cooperating with Union Township to look […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township

Construction project to transform look, feel of Deerfield Road

Central Michigan University students living in Deerfield Village, Timber Creek and Lexington Ridge apartments in the fall semester will notice much-needed aesthetic changes to their road. Construction on the Deerfield road started on May 23 and will continue until Sept. […]
Metro / Union Township
Union Township to add tablets to speed up services

Union Township to add tablets to speed up services

Union Township plans to pull itself into the 21st century under a new asset management plan. The plan will move paperwork and collected data for reporters required by the state to tablets. Switching to tablets will provide faster maintenance and […]
Metro / Union Township
Union Township interested in inspection vehicle

Union Township interested in inspection vehicle

Union Township is looking into purchasing a marked and fuel-efficient vehicle for inspections. Manager Brian Smith said in a document presented at Wednesday’s Union Township Board of Trustees meeting that there have been calls from residents who mistook official vehicles for strangers. […]
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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
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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 […]
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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 […]


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