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The Beaver Island Master Plan – 2022

THE BEAVER ISLAND MASTER PLAN Contact: Krys Lyle Peaine Township Planning Commission (231) 649-1625 peainetownship.aadm@gmail.com Lori Taylor-Blitz St. James Township Planning Commission (906) 361-2031 loritaylorblitz@gmail.com PRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2022 OFFICIAL...

St. James Board of Review activity

The three member St. James Board of Review held an organizational meeting on March 8th.   State guidelines stipulate that at least 2/3 of BOR members “shall be property taxpayers of the township;”  The BOR Alternate must, however, be a...

Broadband For All

For Dick Mulvihill, BIA President The Concept of Partnership is Expanding For many years there have been people extolling the huge benefits of public-private partnership for broadband. For all of that talk, there is not a big number of partnerships, but there are some...

Please Donate Your Used Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids

For Pam Grassmick The Beaver Island Association is participating in the Lions Recycle for Sight used eyeglasses collection program and hearing aids would like to encourage community members to donate their used eyeglasses. Collection boxes have been placed in the...
Health Department director resigns

Health Department director resigns

Lisa Peacock, the director of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has resigned from her position. She cited a “hostile work environment” created by the departments board and her health as reasons for the departure. She has been embroiled in controversy since...
JTAC Update

JTAC Update

The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee held a special meeting yesterday to discuss the island’s broadband plans with staffers from Congressman Debbie Dingell’s office. The Committee expressed the view that the past approach taken by congress, which focuses...