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February 2015 Council Meeting: Budget Adopted

In Elberta Farmers' Market, Gilmore Township, Gov't Watch, Law & Order, Meeting Minutes and Recordings, Open Season, Politics, Village Money Situation on March 12, 2015 at 12:53 am


—DRAFT Minutes—

—FINAL Minutes—


February 19, 2015 • 7 PM

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Making It Official: Elberta’s New Zoning Map

In GOOD NEWS, Gov't Watch, Infrastructure and Planning, On and off the Apron on March 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

By Patrick McConnell

The Village of Elberta will be getting a new, more comprehensive map soon! I  recently spoke with planning commission member Bill O’Dwyer about the forthcoming zoning map improvements. Below are some of the improvements one can expect from the new map.

• A much larger map that is more defined and easier to read.
• All parcels will be correctly verified, numbered, and colored.

Mr.O’Dwyer made sure to point out to me that other than said improvements to the map, none of the four (4) zones will be altered in any way. The four (4) zones that make up the Village of Elberta will be listed and displayed as follows:

1. R-1 (Residential District)

2. C-1 (Commercial District)

3. P.D. (Deep Water District)

4. D.D. (Development District)

The above district names and codes are in accordance with the zoning ordinance as of 2009.

The new map is being created by Tom Longanbach, Benzie County’s director of equalization, on a GIS computer program. Once finished, the map will be displayed in the village office for all to see.

The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Community Building.

Many thanks to Bill O’Dwyer for all his help and cooperation in providing the information for this article!


Property Tax Assessment Fun Time

In Community Alert, Gilmore Township, Village Homes on March 9, 2015 at 11:47 pm

March 9, 2015

Property tax assessment reports came in the mail Monday. If you didn’t like the look of yours, or you want to give the assessor a pat on the back (or hand them a vicuña coat?), attend one of the Gilmore Township Board of Review meetings: March 19, 9 am–12 pm, 1 pm–4 pm, and March 20, 3 pm–9 pm. They’ll be held at the Community Bldg, at 401 1st Street.


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