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Budget Meeting by Zoom

We will be having our BUDGET MEETING electronically on Zoom on

March 8, 2021 at 4:30pm. 

The public is invited to join our meeting online using the following:

https://zoom.us/j/2837449544?pwd=RkNZOTRpSC82Ny9HckNyV2tGL2hrUT09

Meeting ID: 283 744 9544

Password: Twp7644

Notice of registration for the special election.

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE MICHIGAN SPECIAL ELECTION

TO BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 IN THE COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, STATE OF MICHIGAN

NOTICE is hereby given that any qualified elector of the County of Muskegon who is not already registered, may register to vote in the MICHIGAN SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 at the office of their City or Township Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; office of the Secretary of State or at the office of a designated State Agency during their regular business hours. Registration forms can be obtained at www.michigan.gov/vote and mailed to the Township or City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, April 19, 2021.

After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the following:

MunicipalityAddressRegular Business HoursHours on Saturday, May 1, 2021Hours on Sunday, May 2, 2021
Blue Lake Twp1491 Owasippe Rd. Twin Lake, MI 49457M 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. TU, W, TH 9:00 a.m. – Noon7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.None
Montague Twp3125 Weesies Road Montague, MI 49437No Set Office Hours7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.None
Whitehall Twp7644 Durham Rd Whitehall, MI 49461M-TH 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.8:00 a.m. – Noon8:00 a.m. – Noon
White River Twp7386 Post Rd Montague, MI 49437M 9:00 a.m. – Noon8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.None
City of Montague8778 Ferry St., Montague, MIM 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. TU, W, TH 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.None

Hours are subject to change check with your local clerk.

ELECTIONS WILL BE DECIDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

White Lake Ambulance Authority (Blue Lake Twp, Montague Twp, Whitehall Twp, White River Township, City of Montague)

The following proposal will appear on the ballot at the May 4, 2021 election:

Proposal Section

Authority

White Lake Ambulance Authority Millage Proposal

Shall the White Lake Ambulance Authority be authorized to levy a tax at a rate not to exceed 1.9 mills (resulting in a tax of $1.90 for each $1000 taxable value if levied in its entirety) on all taxable property within the limits of the authority for a period beginning with the December 1,

2021 and running to the December 1, 2026 tax levy year (inclusive), which would raise in the first year of such levy, if collected in its entirety, an estimated revenue of $770,640.56 to be used for operating purposes? If approved, this would be a renewal of a previous millage.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO QUALIFY AS A VOTER!

Publish March 21, 2021

Jeff Abrams, Clerk, Blue Lake Twp

Wes Weesies, Clerk, Montague Twp

Sarah Sylvester, Clerk, Whitehall Twp

Patti Sargent, Clerk, White River Twp

K.P. Mahoney, Clerk, City of Montague

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the May 4, 2021 Special Election has been scheduled for Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:

Blue Lake Twp Hall                                                    Montague City Hall                           Montague Twp Hall

1491 Owasippe Rd                                                    8778 Ferry Street                              8915 Whitbeck Road

Twin Lake, MI                                                                Montague, MI                                       Montague, MI

White River Twp Hall                                                                       Whitehall Twp Hall

7386 Post Road                                                            7644 Durham Road

Montague, MI                                                                Montague, MI               

The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to determine that the program and the computer being used to tabulate the results of the election, counts the votes in the manner prescribed by the law.

Publish March 21, 2021

Jeff Abrams, Clerk, Blue Lake Twp

Wes Weesies, Clerk, Montague Twp

Sarah Sylvester, Clerk, Whitehall Twp

Patti Sargent, Clerk, White River Twp

K.P. Mahoney, Clerk, City of Montague

March Board of Review

NOTICE
WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF REVIEW
The Whitehall Township Board of Review will hold their organizational meeting at the Whitehall
Township Hall 7644 Durham Road Whitehall, Mi 49461 at 9:30am Tuesday March 2, 2021. No petitions
heard at this time.
The Board of Review will receive the assessment roll for the current year as submitted by the Township
Assessor.
The Board of Review will meet to hear citizen’s assessment protests.
Tuesday- March 9, 2021 9:00am -12:00pm & 1:00pm -4:00pm
Wednesday – March 10, 2021 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm
If in-person public meetings become a lawful option, then the meeting will be held both in person at the
Whitehall Township Hall 7644 Durham Road Whitehall, MI 49461 and via electronic remote access.
Written request may be made prior to the hearing by mailing, faxing to 231-894-6660, or personally
delivering the protest to the Whitehall Township Hall. HEARINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the
township office at 231-893-2095 to make an appointment before 4:00pm on March 8, 2021. The public
hearing will be held virtually using Zoom.
The Zoom meeting id is: 941 9687 0849. The Zoom password is: 032153.
Mailed protests sent to the Township are encouraged and will be treated the same as a personal
appearance before the Board of Review. Please state your name, address, parcel number and reason for
protest. Your letter must be received before March 8, 2021

Township Budget Hearing

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP NOTICE

BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING 

7644 Durham Road, Whitehall, MI  49461               Phone: 231-893-2095 Web: Whitehalltwp.org

Will be held on

March 8, 2021 at 4:30pm

The Whitehall Township Budget Public Hearing will be held during the Special Meeting of the Whitehall Township Board on March 8, 2021 at 4:30pm by electronic remote access, unless by the date of the Board Meeting it becomes lawful under state agency rules for an indoor in-person public meeting to be held. Electronic remote access, in accordance with Michigan law, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and limitations on the number of individuals in an indoor public gathering. If in-person public meetings become a lawful option, then the meeting will be held both in person at the Whitehall Township Hall, 7644 Durham Road, Whitehall and via electronic remote access. The public may participate in the Township Board Budget Public Hearing through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smart phone/device using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/2837449544?pwd=RkNZOTRpSC82Ny9HckNyV2tGL2hrUT09 Meeting ID: 283 744 9544 Password: Twp7644 The public may also participate by landline phone or cell phone by calling into this number: 646-876-9923 Passcode: 9287709 The township will post the information confirming whether the Township Board will meet and hold the Budget Public Hearing in person on its notice window, and the township’s website. The Whitehall Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year during the meeting.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Township Hall. Comments may include those submitted by mail and email.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, MCL 41.72(2) and (3), and the American with Disabilities Act.  The Whitehall Township Board will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 3 days’ notice to the Whitehall Township Board.  Individuals with disabilities requiring aids or services should contact the Whitehall Township Board by writing or calling: June Lydens, Office Manager, 7644 Durham Road, Whitehall, MI 49461  231-893-2095

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

 
Muskegon County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccination is underway in Muskegon County. Each one of you can assist in the process by helping share this information on your social media and with others in our community!
More people now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
More Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations following a Wednesday announcement from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   Vaccines in Muskegon County are being distributed in four phases as they become available. Muskegon County vaccine quantities are still limited and are being distributed as quickly as possible.   Public Health – Muskegon County will continue to prioritize available vaccines to those at greatest risk of COVID-19 exposure and negative health outcomes, Muskegon County Public Health Officer Kathy Moore said following Wednesday’s announcement.   “We are excited that more Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive a vaccination,” said Moore. “We will continue to make sure our limited supply of vaccines gets into the arms of those most at risk as quickly as possible.”    Public Health – Muskegon County has been working with its partners to vaccinate Muskegon County residents covered in Phase 1A. Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents and workers in long term care facilities.   Wednesday’s announcement will allow vaccination to begin for those covered by Phase 1B and those 65 and older. Phase 1B also includes Muskegon County’s frontline essential workers, including first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and pre-K-12 teachers and childcare providers.   Anyone 65 and older are encouraged to take action by filling out the Public Health – Muskegon County Vaccination Request form at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. This secure form will help streamline the vaccination process and help Public Health – Muskegon County identify eligible individuals when vaccines are available.   Vaccinations for other individuals eligible in Phases 1A and 1B will be coordinated through their employer. Those individuals DO NOT need to fill out the Vaccination Request form and should follow instructions provided to them by their employer.   Vaccinations for those not included in Phase 1A and 1B are expected to occur later in 2021. Information on the vaccination process can also be found at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. Individuals can also sign up for vaccine news updates by visiting www.MaskUpMuskegon.org.   Ongoing vaccination information will also be distributed through the social media channels of Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest as well as local media. 
Are you 65 or older and want a vaccine? Let us know!
We need your help to make sure everyone who is eligible and wants a vaccine can receive one.   To streamline this process, Public Health – Muskegon County has created a secure form that will help identify those who are 65 and older and would like a vaccine. This form will collect basic information, such as name, contact info, and birthday, which will then be used by public health officials to coordinate and prioritize vaccinations.   If you are 65+ and would like a vaccine, please visit www.MaskUpMuskegon.org and fill out the Vaccine Request form.   Everyone is encouraged to share this information to ensure no one is left out of the vaccination process.
MaskUpMuskegon.org is the go-to source for Muskegon County COVID-19 vaccine info
The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination effort is unprecedented. We understand that it’s crucial to make sure Muskegon County residents have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible during this process.   Public Health – Muskegon County and its healthcare partners are dedicated to ensuring residents have the information they need. That’s why www.MaskUpMuskegon.org has been identified as the county’s go-to source for information on the vaccine process and everything COVID-19.   MaskUpMuskegon.org will regularly provide updated information on the vaccination process, as well as other crucial information you can use to keep your family and community safe.   You can also keep an eye on the Facebook pages for Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest for real-time COVID-19 updates.
New vaccine infographics available to share!
We know people have questions about the vaccine. That’s why we’ve created social media graphics to help provide the community with answers.   You are all encouraged to share these graphics on your social media pages to help get our community the accurate, trusted information they need.   Click to download NEW graphics
It’s not too late to get involved. Below are some immediate actions you can take to help out this campaign:   1. Change out your organization or personal cover photo on Facebook using the linked graphics.   2. Share the campaign graphics, videos, or other materials on social media and in any outgoing communications   3. Share critical vaccine updates with your family, friends, and community.   4. Encourage others to share this message using email, social media, video, etc.   5. Encourage others to make and donate masks.  
If you have any questions, ideas, or any other information about Mask Up Muskegon, please contact us at Community.Relations@HealthWest.net.

Real Identification Drivers License

It’s time to get REAL
A message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

 

Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

 

Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.

 

Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less.

 

Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:

  • To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
  • Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
  • Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
  • If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.

 

There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.

 

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.