Monday, March 18, 2013
The list of potential improvements includes Duck Lake Road, Harvey Lake Road and Hickory Ridge Road.
The Highland Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved participation in the 2013 Tri-Party Program for road improvements during its meeting last week. The annual Tri-Party Program involves one-third funding from Oakland County general government, one third from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and one third from the community. Projects are selected by the communities on RCOC roads with the approval of the Road Commission. Each community is entitled to a share of the annual Tri-Party Program funding based on several factors. For cities and villages these factors include miles of county roads and the number of accidents on those roads. For townships, a third factor, population, is added. This year, Highland Township's …
The Township board officially approved the hiring of 31 firefighters last week.
The Highland Township Board of Trustees recently discovered there were more than 30 firefighters working for the township whose hiring was not officially approved by the board. The board unanimously approved the hiring of all 31 firefighers, retroactive to their original date of hire. The firefighters included 11 from Station 1, 11 from Station 2 and nine from Station 3.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Joe Weinburger resigns this week after 27 years of service.
The familiar face of Highland Township's Building Official will not be seen behind the counter at the township offices after this week. Joe Weinburger has decided to resign after 27 years of service. His official last day on the job was Thursday. A divided Township Board voted 4-3 to approve the hiring of Steve Davies as the new building official and ordinance department supervisor. The position will remain part-time at 25 hours per week at $30 per hour. Supervisor Rick Hamill, and Trustees Chuck Dittmar and Brian Howe cast the dissenting votes after Hamill argued the need for the position be 30 hours per week. Currently, the building official works two full days and two half days with Fridays off. Hamill highlighted the need for 30 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Highland Township Board will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Township Hall.
The Highland Township Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 205 John Street to discuss several items. The Highland Middle School issue is expected to be discussed, along with other items Other items on the agenda include:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Highland Township Board unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday stating they have the $150,000 needed to save Highland Middle School, and they authorized Supervisor Rick Hamill to negotiate with Huron Valley Schools.
The Highland Township Board of Trustees will send a resolution to Huron Valley Schools Thursday morning that states they have the money Huron Valley Schools requested in order to save the Highland Middle School gym. In addition, the board has given Supervisor Rick Hamill permission to negotiate terms with the school district. "They said the ball was in our court Monday, well now the ball is in their court," Hamill said Wednesday night at a special meeting. Hamill said he and the township board hope that this new resolution will meet the monetary requirement the district requested Monday night, and allow the township and school district to meet and hammer out the details needed to move ahead and work to save the gym at Highland Middle …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Highland Township will have to hold a special meeting this week to discuss committing $150,000 to save the Highland Middle School gym.
Despite a large showing of support by the Highland community last week to save the gym at Highland Middle School, the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education asked Highland Supervisor Rick Hamill to get the township to commit $150,000 to the the school district at Monday's school board meeting in order to save the building. School Board President Sean Carlson said he appreciated the show of support, but that the school board needed the monetary commitment in order to move forward with the township. The asbestos removal at the property is scheduled to be completed Feb. 14 or Feb. 15, so the time line for the township to commit the money is short. Following the asbestos removal, demolition of the building will begin March 1 unless the …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Randy Sword, 30 of Highland, was chosen as the “Hungry Howie’s – Dinner Domination Super Bowl Campaign” winner
Hungry Howie’s, in partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, announced that Randy Sword, 30 of Highland, was chosen as the “Hungry Howie’s – Dinner Domination Super Bowl Campaign” winner. Sword has won an all expense paid trip the Super Bowl in New Orleans. He received the trip tomorrow at Thursday at the Hungry Howie’s in Highland. Sword told the Milford Times that he plans to take his wife, Staci, and celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A resolution will be given to Huron Valley Schools that states the community's support to save the Highland Middle School gym.
It was a packed room Wednesday night at the Highland Adult Activity Center as residents and the Highland Township Board of Trustees discussed how to save the Highland Middle School gymnasium. Supervisor Rick Hamill said the township, legally, can't invest taxpayer money into the project because the township won't have ownership of the building. Instead, the township is asking that the community help invest in the project - whether it's helping with landscaping or donating money. Earlier this month, Huron Valley Schools gave the township a chance to save the gym on the condition that the township finds a way to pay for the electric and water hookups, and the heating and cooling so that the building can stand on its own. Wednesday, residents…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Supervisor Rick Hamill said the township will hold a special meeting to discuss saving the gym at Highland Middle School.
The following is from Highland Supervisor Rick Hamill. Time to do some real community involvement. I need a huge turn out on Wednesday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. to meet at the Adult Activity Center next to the Highland Middle School Gym. There will be a tour of the gym for the public to help make the decision to save that structure. The Township Board has to be shown that there is real community interest in being partners in saving and using the gym and land for community use. This is a real investment in our community and I need your support to make it a reality. Please pass this information along to all that support this opportunity.
Are you a business located in Highland? If so, you're invited to the Highland Township Business Roundtable tonight, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at 59 West in Highland.