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Recreation Facilities to Be Topic of Hayes Townhall

Township Hears From 2024 Election Candidates



Cleaver Staff Writer

HARRISON – The second Hayes Township Board meeting for April saw visits from several candidates support for their political aspirations. They included:

- Bill Faber, current Clare County Drain Commissioner, who is seeking election to the post to which he was appointed after the passing of Carl Parks.

- Michelle Ambrozaitis, Clare County Prosecuting Attorney, who is seeking to fill the 55th Circuit Court judgeship which will be vacated with the retirement of Judge Roy Mienk.

- Thomas Evans, Clare County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, also spoke. He is seeking to fill the position which will be vacated by Michelle Ambrozaitis.

-Savannah Cavanaugh, who is currently the assistant treasurer for Hayes Township, stood briefly to inform that she is running to fill the shoes of Maye Tessner-Rood, who will be retiring from the position of Hayes Township Treasurer.

All the candidates spoke earnestly of their desire to address problems and serve well the citizens of Clare County.

Also on hand to give his report was Bill Simpson, whose 4-year term as Clare County Road Commissioner will expire this year. In his report, Simpson noted the road commission had begun working on the 30-plus projects slated for this year [which can be viewed on the CCRC construction map], as well as pending legislation in Lansing: EGLE bill dealing with the Water Resources Act, which affects brining, and the Gravel Pit Act which obviously affects roads.

In addition to Department Reports that touched on road conditions, absent voter registrations, fire and police incident reports, and progress on the HAEDCO property development, the Board took action on several New Business items where the Board moved to:

-Adopt Ordinance 23-03 Zoning Ordinance Amendments.

-Adopt Ordinance 23-04 Event Facilities Ordinance.

-Approve the TextMyGov proposal.

-Authorize Supervisor Rick Jones to sign the Clare County Contract for Ordinance Enforcement services [this contract was approved in December 2024, and the Board waited for the Ordinance Enforcement Protocol to be revised and approved before signing].

-Approved the weed control proposal from Tru Green for the township hall at $240, and the soccer field at $1,510.

-Set a date of 7 p.m. May 14 for a townhall meeting to discuss recreation facilities.

The Hayes Township Board will meet next at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Hayes Municipal Complex, 2055 E. Townline Lake Road. The aforementioned Hayes Townhall Meeting will follow that same evening.


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