Citizens and board members voice their concerns about a new residential and commercial development in Haslett at the Meridian Township Board meeting, March 19. Setback requirements, size, protecting wetlands and other issues arose at the meeting.
Young Scouts—including the first cohort of a female Scout group in Okemos—were put to work early Saturday morning at 2|42 Church, 2600 Bennett Road in Meridian Township, greeting hungry faces at the door and serving empty bellies hot pancakes.
Ted Ferris, a former Scoutmaster of Troop 164 in Okemos, said leadership training is a big part of Scouts, and young members run most of the events.
The board meeting at Haslett Public Schools featured something a little bit different, maybe even exciting for robot enthusiasts. https://youtu.be/9fpavhIAGIU
Steve Snead, one of the coaches of the Haslett Robotics Club, gave a PowerPoint presentation about the club does, and four students each showed the board something they were involved with in the club whether it was a robot or a contract agreeing to respect each other.
Four students in the club showed the board members something they had from the club. A few robots were seen as well as a social contract that set the rules for the club that some of the students made. Snead not only wanted to give a presentation to show the board what the students had accomplished but also to raise awareness of some of the club’s budget issues. The club started in 2008 and is experiencing growing pains, forcing club leaders to use space outside of the classroom.
Meridian Township Community Planning and Development Principal Planner Peter Menser speaks to the Planning Commission about the allocation of a wetland use permit to begin the construction of a car dealership during the March 11 meeting.
The Meridian Township Planning Commission discussed during the Feb. 25 meeting, held at 5151 Marsh Rd., adding continuing care communities to the list of authorized non-residential uses in residential zoning districts.
Over the last few years the corner where Okemos Road and Hamilton Roads meet has slowly been vacated as businesses shutdown. At the Meridian Township Board meeting, True North Development, headquartered in Okemos, MI, presented the Village of Okemos Concept Plan to break new ground in downtown.
Residents, and local businesses and organizations, raised over $67,000 for the Patronicity Crowdfunding Campaign for the Marketplace on the Green Project. Donors that gave to the project outside of the Patronicity Campaign raised $213,000, totaling more than $280,000 from 156 donors.