Williamstown Township accepts 2019-2020 budget that includes raises for officials

More than a half an hour into the Williamstown Township Board of Trustees meeting on March 13th, the members passed the 2019-2020 budget after a long discussion.
The trustees met at the Williamstown Township Hall located at 4900 Zimmer Road in Williamston to also discuss the River Trail clean-up project.
The budget for the fiscal year did not appeal to trustee John Kane and Kevin Duffy due to the compensation commission attachment which suggested the trustees and other elected officials of the township get slight raises.

Williamston workers disrupted by winter storms

The lives and schedules of 3,859 Williamston residents were disrupted as Michigan and the Midwest were hit hard by winter storms during late January and early February.

Snow and extremely cold weather caused the 1,854 Williamston workers to have trouble getting to work, according to Data USA, an analytics website.

Williamston DDA to line downtown with banners purchased by local businesses

The Williamston Downtown Development Authority received 14 letters from downtown business owners who would like to hang in the banners outside their businesses. City Manager, Corey Schmidt, said the banners will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the downtown area, there are nearly three dozen businesses that entertain the residents and surrounding areas.
Williamston City Mayor Tammy Gilroy objected to the idea of first come first serve basis; as she said she would rather have more banners under the lights than just a couple of dozens.

Williamston hosts first blood drive of the year

Saint Mary Catholic Church located at 157 High St. in Williamston hosts a blood drive six times every year.

“The drives at Saint Mary’s are some of the best that we have,” said Jeff Smith, a volunteer recruitment representative for the American Red Cross of Mid-Michigan, who coordinates the drives. “Their drives are always very good and reliable.”