Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Four-year terms on the Township Board of Trustees officially kicked off Tuesday night.
The four-year terms of incumbent and newly-elected officials on the White Lake Township Board of Trustees were sworn into duty on Tuesday night, along with a new White Lake Fire Department sergeant and three on-call firefighters. Among those sworn in by District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio (52nd District, 2nd Division) were: The Nov. 6 election results in White Lake showed three incumbent board members returning for another four-year term: Baroni, Lilley, and Burkard. All three encouraged support of the new board members on Tuesday night. "In every situation that you encounter during your time on the board, there is always two sides to every story," Lilley said. "I would encourage you to consider each and every decision that you make over…
Township expects to lose almost $30,000 in property tax revenues from 2012 to 2013.
Both revenues and expenditures are down from the previous year in the White Lake Township's general fund budget, which was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the Board of Trustees. Among the highlights included are a drop of almost $30,000 in property tax revenues from $960,402 budgeted in 2012 to $930,806 budgeted in 2013. The township also expects a growth in retiree health insurance expenditures, from $121,000 budgeted in 2012 to $130,000 budgeted in 2013. The salaries of elected officials remain the same. Incumbent Supervisor Greg Baroni will be paid $75,039 in 2013 as he did in 2012, while incumbent Clerk Terry Lilley will be paid $69,707. Newly-elected Treasurer Mike Roman will also be paid $69,707, while the four elected trustees…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The White Lake Township Board of trustees will welcome the newly elected board members, and discuss the 2013 budget.
The White Lake Township Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Township Hall to discuss several items. The newly elected board members are expected to be sworn in, and the 2013 township budget will also be discussed. Other items on the agenda include:
Monday, November 19, 2012
White Lake Fire Chief Tony Maltese has a holiday message for area residents.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 19, 2012
The following was submitted to White Lake Patch by the White Lake Fire Department. White Lake Township Fire Chief Tony Maltese and the Deputy State Fire Marshal are urging consumers to use extreme caution when preparing their holiday meals with a turkey fryer because of the dangers frequently associated with the devices. Tests have shown that fryers have a high risk of tipping over, overheating, or spilling hot oil, leading to fires, burns, or other injuries. The cooking method, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, requires placing the turkey in three gallons or more of oil, heated by propane. Some opt for frying, believing it delivers better taste and cuts down on cooking time; but the units have come under scrutiny as …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Who will lead White Lake Township for the next for years? Will it be republican candidate, and incumbent, Greg Baron, or democrat Michael Smith?
There are two candidates for White Lake Township Supervisor in the Nov. 6 election. Republican incumbent Greg Baroni and Democrat Michael Smith are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for White Lake Township Supervisor provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. For more information, check out the following Q&A's: To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Township program to help low-income families gets lion's share of federal funds.
The White Lake Township Board approved the allocation of federal community development block grant (CDBG) funds for 2013 at Tuesday's meeting. Community development block grants are part of a federal program run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program, according to HUD, provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. For 2013, $50,000 will be allocated to the township's minor home repair program that is designed to help low- to moderate-income households in White Lake Township complete more complicated home maintenance. In order to qualify for the program, you must be a resident of the township and meet income specifications. Supervisor Greg Baroni said …
The White Lake Township Board approved the use of budgeted funds to clean up White Lake Cemetery, and re-gravel White Lake and Oxbow cemeteries.
White Lake Treasurer, and township sexton, Jay Brendel's bid to do gravel work at White Lake Cemetery and Oxbow Cemetery was approved at Tuesday night's regular board meeting. The bid was approved unanimously for about $5,000 at White Lake Cemetery, and about $3,800 for Oxbow Cemetery. Brendel abstained from the vote. "I've been the township sexton for more than 25 years at zero cost to the township residents," Brendel said. Trustee Carol Burkard, who has previously disagreed with Brendel's position as both sexton and township treasurer, said she supported the bid because it was Brendel's last meeting as treasurer and he's been sexton for a number of years. Other board members agreed, stating that Brendel's knowledge of the cemeteries and …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The department will now have 3 Ford Interceptors in its fleet, as the traditional Crown Victoria has been discontinued by Ford. The Interceptors will cost $23,355 per vehicle.
The White Lake Township Board of Trustees met Tuesday to discuss several items including the purchase of new police vehicles, proposed ballot language for the November general election and the redevelopment of the Gin Mill Party Store. The White Lake Police Department was given the green light to purchase three new patrol vehicles for a total cost of $81,558. Chief Ed Harris said the department has the money in its budget, and purchases 3-4 new cars each year. "We put about 80,000 miles on a patrol vehicle in a two-year span," Harris said. "At that point things start to break down and the repair cost begins to add up. That's why we try to replace them as they hit that 80,000 mile mark." Each car will cost $23,355 and the cost to re-equip …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Annual event to focus on local products, fun.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The following article was submitted for publication to White Lake Patch by Bob Dustman. Quake on the Lake, the annual inboard hydroplane races which will churn up the waters again this year on Pontiac Lake in Waterford/White Lake Townships July 20-22, will take on a distinctively Michigan flavor, literally and figuratively. Race fans will be able to enjoy food and beverages made and sold right here in Michigan including an impressive selection of Michigan brewed beers--Badass Lager; Diabolical IPA from North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City; Saugatuck Blonde produced by Saugatuck Brewing in Saugatuck; Michigan Lighthouse Amber from Cheboygan Brewing in Cheboygan and Black Eye IPA from Right Brain Brewing in Traverse City. All these …
Monday, June 18, 2012
We're excited about covering both communities, and hope you'll help us spread the good news.
You’ve been telling us you’d like to see more Highland faces and issues in Patch – and we’ve heard you. Very soon, we’ll be adding on to White Lake Patch to include Highland Township. Many White Lake Township residents shop, work or go to school in Highland. Many Highland residents come to White Lake to shop or eat. Bringing news and information of both communities is the right thing to do. Here are some of the exciting benefits this will bring to both communities: So often we've found that community stories in one town are of interest to residents of the other, so it seems easier to have it in one place—right here on what will soon be called White Lake-Highland Patch. This is meant to help us provide better coverage of the things that …