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, January 10, 2013
Highland Township or any interested party has until Jan. 15 to make an offer to the Huron Valley School District that might save Highland Middle School from demolition.
In an effort to preserve parts of the building and partner with the Highland Community, Huron Valley School Superintendent Jim Baker and Highland Supervisor Rick Hamill unveiled a collaborative idea for the Highland Middle School Property. The idea, which was unveiled at Wednesday's Highland Township meeting, won't save the entire building—but it will preserve the history of the school and allow the township to make good use of the space in collaboration with the school district. "As you know, the township's original offer to purchase the building for $1 was denied," Hamill said. "But it opened up a dialogue with the school district and through that process we've come up with something that I think will allow the property to maintain value…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Residents at Monday's meeting came up with several ideas for the vacant Highland Middle School. What would you like to see the building turned into?
During the closed session meeting of the Highland Township Board Monday, residents were invited to brainstorm their ideas for the vacant Highland Middle School building. Those ideas included converting the space into an office building, moving the Highland Adult Activity Center to the space, and moving township offices to the building. With the township now negotiating the purchase of the building, White Lake-Highland Patch wants to know: What would you like to see the vacant building turned into? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
New Supervisor Rick Hamill said he wants to make Highland Middle School area a place where the community comes to gather, a place that gives Highland an identity.
In a 4-3 vote, the Highland Township Board of Trustees gave new Supervisor Rick Hamill the green light to move ahead with negotiations for the vacant Highland Middle School Building. The move was necessary after the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education gave the township until Dec. 4 to decide if they wanted to purchase the building. The deadline had previously been March 2013, but recent state legislation that could take away the local control districts have over their vacant buildings was introduced in early November prompting the district to speed up the deadline. "In a perfect world, I would have had the time necessary to come up with a full business plan and be able to tell you with certainty if this would work for the township or …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Highland Township Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss several items, including a new fund balance policy, the introduction of the revamped general code of ordinances and the hiring of a new firefighter.
The Highland Township Board of Trustees approved a revised agreement with the Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) during their meeting Wednesday. The agreement renews the last 10-year contract, which expires on December 31, 2012. "I think the HVCA has been a great addition to Highland Township," Supervisor Triscia Pilchowski said. "It's a great touch of culture for the community, something we all benefit from." Pilchowski said the township and HVCA have a great relationship. "It's important to note that while the HVCA has been at the Highland Station House, they've made improvements to the building, they pay 30 percent towards utilities and 50 percent towards cleaning," Pilchowski said. "In addition, it's a popular destination for …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Mary Pat Chynoweth (R-Highland) is running to retain her position as a Highland Township Trustee in the Aug. 7 primary election.
To kick off election coverage, White Lake-Highland Patch has sent out a survey to candidates running for office in White Lake and Highland. The following is the Q&A response from Highland trustee candidate Mary Pat Chynoweth who is running for the open seat in the Aug. 7 primary. Patch: How long have you lived in Highland? Chynoweth: I have lived in Highland for 32 years. Patch: What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in? Chynoweth: Volunteer work at: Patch: What drew you to run for Trustee? Chynoweth: I enjoy being active in community with my children, church, schools and involvement in community events. I first ran for a Trustee position eight years ago when two trustees indicated they were not running for re-…