Union Township

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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. […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
Police/Courts / Union Township

Union Township traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

Michigan State Police arrested a 30-year-old man in Union Township Friday for possession of marijuana after stopping the vehicle for having an unsecured load. Orlan Lee Carll, of Weidman, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to […]
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Special use permit approved for Copper Beech, expansion on its way

The Charter of Union Township Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for Copper Beech Townhomes Wednesday night, allowing for a five-lane road to be built south of the complex. Copper Beech began planning in mid-August for an expansion […]
Politics / Top Stories / Union Township

Isabella County files lawsuit seeking $600,000 from Union Township’s Downtown Development Authority

Isabella County officials have filed a lawsuit against Union Township to get back unused funds from the East Downtown Development Authority. Citing statutory and township ordinance requirements, attorneys representing Isabella County want the EDDA to return the more than $600,000 […]
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Union Township approves site plans for Olive Garden restaurant

Union Township is one step closer to gaining an Olive Garden franchise restaurant. The Township’s Planning Commission approved site plans for the restaurant Wednesday night, recommending construction directly south of Red Lobster, 4062 E. Bluegrass Rd.. Now awaiting approval by […]
Top Stories / Union Township

Union Township Planning Commission to review Olive Garden site plan Wednesday

The process for bringing a new Italian restaurant to Union Township is underway. On Wednesday, the Union Township Planning Commission will review the site plan for an Olive Garden in the Indian Hills Plaza, 4062 E. Bluegrass Road. In a […]
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Union Township Board of Trustees makes changes to cater to public needs

An increased concern for meeting the public’s needs led to the reorganization of staff and a consolidation of goals among the Charter of Union Township Board of Trustees members Wednesday. Township Manager Brian Smith recommended a new full-time position to […]
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Union Twp. budget to be spend $450,000 on roads, sidewalks

Union Township’s roads and sidewalks will be given upgrades this year as $450,000 will go toward several projects. The approved 2013 budget remains fairly consistent from 2012, at just under $8.4 million. This budget covers all funds, including water and […]


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