Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trunk or Treat

A reminder of the Trunk or Treat Halloween Event taking place this Saturday, October 31st at the Au Sable River Center from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

"Trunk or Treat is back! Bring your ‘vehicles’ and candy to the AuSable River Center on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Set-up will begin at 3:00 p.m. Call Connie at the Chamber to RSVP by October 29th, at 275-8760! If you can’t make it that afternoon, we will gladly accept donations to purchase candy for all the children. Please call the Chamber to reserve your ‘spot’ today!"

Fred's of Roscommon

Read about Fred's of Roscommon in Bowling Industry Magazine!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Roscommon Area Public Schools - School Closing

Due to illness and excessive absences, Roscommon Area Public Schools will be closed for the remainder of this week.

School will resume Monday, November 2, 2009.

MML Revenue Sharing Rally in Lansing

I will post more in the next day or two of my experience, but this website gives a great video summary and provides some great articles on what transpired last Thursday.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Revenue Sharing Cuts

Roscommon stands to lose a good amount of money due to state revenue sharing cuts.....while a final decision has not been made, look for over 10% of our revenue sharing to be cut. The Michigan Municipal League and the various communities, including council members, employees, and managers are coming together for a common cause. I will most likely be attending, fighting for our share of the money so valuable services/projects do not have to be cut in communities, including ours. Here is more information about the event.....

Action Alert!
Rally for Public Safety & Revenue Sharing!
Join us at the State Capitol October 22
Join us in a RALLY for public safety and revenue sharing Thursday, October 22 at 11:30 am on the Capitol Building steps in Lansing!

Year after year, dollars promised to local communities have been cut. This year, the Legislature has passed a budget with some of the most severe cuts yet to revenue sharing. It is time to take a stand. We must tell legislators and the governor that we will not allow them to make local officials cut services demanded by their residents anymore!

The governor and legislators from both parties have repeatedly said that appropriately funding public safety and revenue sharing is one of their top priorities. The Legislature must find the resources to appropriately fund revenue sharing. Both chambers have passed bills to backfill cuts with new dollars. We must come together on the Capitol lawn Thursday to demand public safety and revenue sharing are appropriately funded. The safety and health of our citizens depends on it!

We expect to be joined by police and firefighters, and other local officials. There will also be media crews at the event, so we encourage you to bring your mayors, councilmembers, managers, staff, police officers, firefighters, and everyone else you can find. Be ready to talk to the media in case you are approached—and remember to use specific examples of how these cuts will hurt your community! The House and Senate will also be in session. After the rally, you can talk to your legislator about how these cuts will affect their constituents!

We promise to keep you warm with hot snacks and beverages.

Budget Workshop #2

We will be having our 2nd Budget Workshop on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Water Tower Exterior Cleaning

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Water Tower Exterior Cleaning - October 6th & 7th

What a difference this has made to our water tower as evident from the photographs - much better impression from residents and visitors when they see this prevalent structure in the Roscommon sky!