Friday, December 21, 2012
Three-judge panel rules that Citizens Action Group of Plymouth Township cannot set parameters of ballot question.
The Michigan Court of Appeals last week sided with Plymouth Township in a debate over the wording of a proposed millage aimed at preventing job cuts in the Plymouth Community Fire Department, the Plymouth Observer reported. According to the report, a three-judge appeals panel on Dec. 13 rejected a request by the Citizens Action Group of Plymouth Township to order township officials to put a 1-mill, five-year tax through a special assessment district (SAD) before voters to fund the department. The ruling comes one year after the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees put on the ballot a proposal allowing up to 10 mills for the department's capital expenses, plus an unlimited millage for maintenance and operations with the figure decided …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Plymouth Township Board of Trustees unanimously approves proposed 2013 budget.
The Plymouth Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously adopted its 2013 budget and approved an amended 2012 budget. The 2013 budget includes levying a 4-mill tax on township property owners. Unlike 2012's budget, which saw a 23 percent cut to the township's fire department budget, reductions budgeted for 2013 appear more subtle. A look at the budgets approved Tuesday by township trustees:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Charles Curmi joins incumbents on Plymouth Township Board of Trustees.
Charles Curmi is back on the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees. The longtime Republican trustee, who took a work-related hiatus from public office in 2008, won his seat back in a Tuesday election dominated by Republican township candidates, according to unofficial election results released early Wednesday. Curmi will join incumbent Republican trustees Kay Arnold, Michael Kelly and Robert Doroshewitz. In the treasurer's race, incumbent Republican Ron Edwards defeated Democrat Rita White. Supervisor Richard Reaume, a Republican, defeated Richard Sharland, an independent. Clerk-elect Nancy Conzelman, who defeated incumbent Joe Bridgman in the Aug. 7 primary, ran unopposed in Tuesday's vote.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Plymouth Township Supervisor Richard Reaumes admits to removing Rita White's signs from Red Olive, but said he had permission from business owner.
Plymouth Township Supervisor Richard Reaume admitted he committed a "campaign no-no" Friday morning when he removed signs for treasurer candidate Rita White from the lawn of Red Olive Reaume, a Republican, said the business' lawn was replete with pro-Republican signage, but also had a handful of signs for White, a Democrat, as well as a sign urging "No" vote on Proposal 2 — a proposal endorsed by local Democratic groups. Reaume said the owner of the business, which had granted Reaume and other Republican candidates permission to post yard signs on the lawn of the restaurant, told him he wasn't able to remove the signs himself. Reaume said the owner gave him the OK to remove the signs himself. When Reaume discarded the signs in a nearby …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here's what Plymouth Township voters' Nov. 6 ballot will look like.
The general election is just weeks away, and sample ballots have been released by some local municipality so voters can know what to expect when they hit the polls Nov. 6 to cast their votes. Plymouth Township released its sample ballot online, and it is presented here in PDF format: It is important to note that that are two pages to the ballot, each with two sides. For voters located elsewhere in Michigan, the Secretary of State offers an online tool to view the contents of your ballot based on voters' precincts.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
GOP primary races undergoing recounts today at township hall.
Canvassers are recounting ballots today at Plymouth Township Hall in the township's clerk and treasurer races. In the Aug. 7 primary, incumbent Township Clerk Joe Bridgman lost to challenged Nancy Conzelman by eight votes. In the treasurer's primary race, incumbent Ron Edwards defeated Ed Schulz by 400 votes. While canvassers still are counting the remaining ballots, neither Bridgman nor Schulz have made up ground in the recount with the precincts that have been tallied as of 6:15 p.m. The process is open to the public. Stay tuned with Plymouth-Canton Patch as we get results from the recount.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Despite objections from winning candidates, recount will go on as scheduled Thursday.
Recounts will take place Thursday for two Plymouth Township Republican primary races, despite objections from the winners of both races, the Plymouth Observer reported. According to the Observer, three members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers decided Sept. 7 to proceed with the recounts, despite opposition from Plymouth Township Treasurer Ron Edwards, who beat challenged Ed Schulz by 400 votes, and Plymouth Township Clerk candidate Nancy Conzelman, who defeated incumbent Joe Bridgman by eight votes. The time and location of the recounts has not yet been announced, the report indicated. Both candidates petitioned for recounts shortly after the Aug. 7 primary. Edwards and Conzelman said Schulz and Bridgman failed to show evidence of …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Top issues of the night include taxes, public safety and transparency in government.
The League of Women Voters candidate forum in Plymouth Township that was in limbo for more than a week opened doors to a packed room Monday night at Plymouth Township Hall. Three candidates running for the treasurer and 13 out of 15 candidates running for township trustee showed up for an opportunity to present their platforms and discuss the issues they stand for. The candidates for township clerk did not participate in the forum. After a one-minute opening by each candidate, candidates for treasurer kicked off the two-hour forum with a question from the League about how much money was lost on the township golf course in 2011. Incumbent candidate Ron Edwards stated that the course lost $136,000. “We moved an asset from the general fund to…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Board agenda included a proposal to limit use of township meeting space to homeowner associations and nonprofit organizations.
Plymouth Township Supervisor Richard Reaume today withdrew the request for a special board meeting that was to be held Thursday evening. Reaume could not be reached to comment on the decision. The only item on the meeting agenda was a proposal to change the township meeting room use policy. The new proposal would have immediately limited use of the room to homeowner associations and nonprofit organizations. The move could have canceled a July 16 candidate forum by the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the township hall. Local League of Women Voters President Angela Ryan said Wednesday that the group still plans on holding the forum July 16 at Plymouth Township Hall. Stay tuned with Plymouth-Canton …
Plymouth Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday — days before League of Women Voters' scheduled candidate forum — for vote on meeting room use policy
The Plymouth Township Board of Trustees posted notice at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday of a special meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Township Hall. On the meeting agenda, the only item of business is the meeting room use policy, posted under "new business," which would limit use of the room to homeowner associations and nonprofit organizations. This move, if approved and put into effect immediately, could cancel a July 16 candidate forum by the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the township hall. Under the Open Meetings Act, a 24-hour lead time between posting a meeting and having a meeting is the shortest time permissible. The timing of the meeting — and its posting — raised eyebrows amongst the …