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NOTICES, IMPORTANT INFORMATION & CALENDAR
Dear Residents, Pleasanton Township did not send or issue any mailings concerning the sewer authority. If you have received this mailing, which looks like a billing statement from a sewer assessment district, and also listed the return address of the clerk at the township, this was not sent by the township and is not a township document. Further, there is no sewer district at this juncture.
Sincerely, Amy Cross, Clerk 2/15/2023 ----------------------------------- NOTICE Special Land Use Public Hearing Pleasanton Township
The Pleasanton Township Planning Commission will be holding a Special Land Use public hearing on April 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm to review a Special Land Use Request from Chris Boensch. Mr. Boensch owns property (Tax Id# 51-12-003-100-01) located at 18927 Pleasanton Highway, Bear Lake, MI 49614. The property is zoned RA-2. The public hearing will be located at the Pleasanton Township Hall located at 8958 Lumley Road, Bear Lake, MI 49614.
Mr. Boensch proposes to display and sell outdoor yard décor and furniture in the front yard of his property located 18927 Pleasanton Highway. The front yard area will accommodate the display and parking for retail use. The retail sales is proposed to be conducted mainly on weekends between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Retail sales in the RA-2 District requires a Special Land Use Public Hearing per Article 36 Section 3603 L of the Pleasanton Township Zoning Ordinance. Notices associated with this hearing and request has been distributed in compliance with Article 86 of the Pleasanton Township Zoning Ordinance. The application and site plan are available for review. All persons may appear at the public hearing in person or by counsel, be heard and submit evidence and written comments with respect to the application. Written comments will be received prior to the public hearing by the Zoning Administrator via U.S. Mail, care of Joshua Mills, P..O. Box 145, Bear Lake , MI 49614. Written comments will also be received via e-mail jmills.zoning @gmail.com and email@example.com. Please address all comments to the Pleasanton Township Planning Commission. Joshua J. Mills Zoning Administrator Pleasanton Township 3/20/2023
TWO LAKES COLLABORATIVE SEWER AUTHORITY Process for Submission of a Funding Application to the USDA Rural Development Updated January 2023
This is a brief description of the process expected as the TLSA proceeds with the submittal of an application for funding from the USDA Rural Development (RD).
A Notice of Intent to File Application for funding was published on August 19, 2022, and a public hearing was held on August 30, 2022. Comments were received and submitted to RD. Rural Development completed the Environmental review process and published a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on November 9, 2022.
The next steps are expected to be as follows: *Wade Trim will complete a final review of the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to update construction costs, verify the map and parcel lists match, and update timelines within the PER. *Rural Development reviews and approves the PER prior to submitting it as part of the application. *Wade Trim works direct;u with RD Staff (Blake Smith-RD area specialist, and Andy Granskor-RD State Engineer) to make sure all application information is complete and correct prior to submission. *The TLCSA will publish another Notice of Intent to apply for RD Funding since it has been more than 60 days since the previous NOI was published. There is not another public hearing required. *The fully prepared application is submitted electronically to RD by the TLSA signing authority, David Meister as Chairman of the TLSA. *Rural Development begins their review and has 45 days to respond with an Eligibility Letter. This letter states what the project is eligible for in terms of % of grants, % of loans, and what interest rate category the project qualifies for. *This project is beyond the funding levels of the Michigan Rural Development office, so it will automatically get sent on to the USDA Rural Development National Office for determination of actual funding amounts. When the National Office completes their review of the project, they will send the TLCSA a Letter of Conditions. This letter states the actual dollar amounts of grants and loans that RD can offer to the project along with the conditions required for utilizing the funding. It may take several months for the National Office to respond with their Letter of Conditions. *Once the Letter of Conditions is received, the TLSA will need to assess the project costs after the grant/loan funding amounts are offered and decide whether to proceed with the project. TLSA is under no obligation to use the funding and can withdraw at any time. If TLSA decides to proceed with the project, the TLSA will sign the Engineering agreement to begin the design. Proceeding with design would also require setting up transitional funding sources for legal and design fees that happen prior to bid award when the RD funding becomes available to the TLSA. These costs are included in the total project cost estimated in the PER.
Once the TLSA receives the Letter of Conditions it is up to the Authority on how to proceed, the funding agency does not have any more required steps or public hearings to start the project. There is no application fee to submit the application to Rural Development.
Tax collection & Transfer Station passes - Treasurer Judy Girven (231) 864-3470
Election information - Clerk Amy Cross (231) 864-3238 Are you registered to vote? Want to view your ballot, find out if your ballot has been mailed, received back, etc. please visit:mvic.sos.state.mi.us/
Cemetery/Sexton - Lori Mullet (231) 342-6045
Pleasanton Township Hall 8958 Lumley Rd PO Box 145 Bear Lake, MI 49614 231-864-2584