What does the passage of Prop 1 mean for small communities?

It’s been five weeks since Michigan votes decided to legalize recreational marijuana, but Williamston City Manager Corey Schmidt said he does not expect a huge change for community residents. “To the extent that is, if it’s occurring in public, there could be some ramifications there,” said Schmidt. “But as of right now, when I talked to our police chiefs and whatnot, we just don’t expect a huge change.”

With the passing of Proposal 1, all communities who are against it still have the opportunity to opt-out of dispensaries within their city limits. Communities had this ability to opt-out when medical marijuana was legalized in Michigan. The Williamston City Council has been debating this issue for months.

Williamston City Council sees ‘spirited’ back-and-forth, developments in city manager search

What was once a calm Williamston City Council meeting turned into a heated debate within the city hall chambers, pitting the Farmers’ Market Ad Hoc Committee and the Williamston City Council. A “spirited back-and-forth” is how the newly-minted council member Daniel Rhines described it. The Williamston Farmers’ Market is set to run for May 20 to Oct. 14. It’s an annual tradition many residents are fond of — including a number of council members.

East Lansing says "Good-bye" to City Manager Theodore Staton

By Elliot Grandia
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

A long legacy of leadership came to a close this past week as East Lansing began saying goodbye to veteran city manager Theodore Staton. Staton’s stint as city manager officially ended Oct. 7 as he has decided to resign and move onto another city manager position in Upper Arlington, Ohio, according to cityofeastlansing.com. “My decision was made public in July,” Staton said. According to Cityofeastlansing.com, there will be a community gathering as a farewell to Staton on Oct.