02-06-2020 Public Notices and Want Ads

NOW HIRING!!! Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake is taking applications for 3 pm – 11 pm Med Tech. This person must possess a passion to care for the elderly, have an upbeat/great personality, have excellent attendance, reliable transportation and able to pass a criminal background check. Must work every other weekend & holidays. Apply IN PERSON at 6786 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma, MI. NO PHONE CALLS (01-30, 02-06-2020 TCR)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENTS TRUST Hillman Family Living Trust, u/t/a dated 01-28-2004. The Declarant, Mildred J. Hillman, who lived in St. Joseph, Michigan, died January 12, 2020. No Probate estate has been opened for Mildred J. Hillman. There is no personal representative of a Probate Estate for the decedent to whom Letters of Authority have been issued. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the trust will be forever barred unless presented to Bette J. Otte, successor trustee, within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the trust will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. Date: February 4, 2020 Bette J. Otte 3995 Applewood Drive St. Joseph, MI 49085 Phone: (269) 313-0746

Jonathan B. Sauer, P19907 Sauer & Sauer, PLC 414 Main St., PO Box 378 St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 983-0531 (02-06-2020 TCR)

Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Voting Equipment To the Qualified Electors of the City of Hartford, County of Van Buren, State of Michigan; Notice is Hereby Given that a Public Accuracy Test for the Electronic Equipment that will be used in Precinct 1 for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8:30 a.m. at Hartford City Hall, Commission Room. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to tabulate the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of Michigan election law. RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht, Clerk City of Hartford 19 W. Main St. Hartford MI 49057 269-621-2477 269-621-2054 cityclerk@cityofhartfordmi.org www.cityofhartfordmi.org (02-06-2020 TCR)

NOTICE OF ST. JOSEPH KIWANIS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT The annual report of the St. Joseph Kiwanis Foundation for the year ending December 31, 2019, and prior years, shows accumulated charitable grants made by it in the amount of $911,955.00 and is available at its principal office for inspection during regular office hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days after the date of this publication. The president and the principal office are Edward E. Meny, at 2975 McLin Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085. (02-06-2020 TCR)

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT BERRIEN COUNTY Berrien County Courthouse, 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 983-7111 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate File No. 2020-0056-DE-M Estate of JAMES M. RANKE, Deceased Date of birth: July 26, 1948 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, James M. Ranke, who lived in Bridgman, Michigan, died November 20, 2019. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Dolores Nichols, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at Berrien County Courthouse, Fourth Floor, 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the estate will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. Date: January 28, 2020 Dolores Nichols 2980 Woodward Path Stevensville, MI 49127 269-841-2892

JONATHAN B. SAUER, P19907 Sauer & Sauer, PLC 414 Main St., PO Box 378 St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 983-0531 (02-06-2020 TCR)

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 KEELER TOWNSHIP, VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF KEELER TOWNSHIP: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of Keeler Township who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Township Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at the mi.gov/vote and mailed to the Township Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com. The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Tuesday, February 25, 2020. After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.497) at the Keeler Township Clerk’s office, located at 64121 Territorial Rd. W., Hartford, MI 49057 at the following times: Regular business hours: Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, March 10, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Van Buren Intermediate School District will be voting on the following millage proposal as presented and listed below: VAN BUREN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT: The proposal will increase the levy by the intermediate school district of special education millage previously approved by the electors. Shall the current 3.3177 mills limitation ($3.3177 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the annual property tax previously approved by the electors of Van Buren Intermediate School District, Michigan, for the education of students with a disability be increased by .9 mill ($0.90 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2020 to 2024, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate schools district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2020 is approximately $3,730,173 from local property taxes authorized herein? PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Van Buren County will be asking voters for a ROAD MILLAGE- RENEWAL, PUBLIC TRANSIT MILLAGE-RENEWAL, and a VETERAN SERVICES MILLAGE. Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the Keeler Township Clerk’s office, 64121 Territorial Rd. W., Hartford, MI 49057 or you may telephone 269-449-4909 for a copy to be mailed. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office.

Carl F. Davis Keeler Township Clerk 64121 Territorial Rd. W. Hartford, MI 49057 (02-06-2020 TCR)

NOTICE OF ELECTION KEELER TOWNSHIP, VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN MARCH 10, 2020 ELECTION To the qualified electors of Keeler Township: Notice is hereby given that a CLOSED PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION will be held in Keeler Township, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the following location: Precinct 1 64121 Territorial Rd. W. Hartford, MI 49057 For the purposes of voting for a candidate to the following office of President of the United States. The law requires voters to indicate in writing which political party ballot he or she wishes to vote. Party choice must be indicated on the application to vote before a ballot will be issued. No party declaration ballot selection is available for those who only want to vote on the proposals. Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the Keeler Township office located at 64121 Territorial Rd. W. Hartford, MI 49057. Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot. To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audio format and in Braille. Arrangements for obtaining the instructions in these alternative formats can be made by contacting the township clerk in advance of the election. All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities.

Carl F. Davis Keeler Township Clerk 269-449-4909 (02-06-2020 TCR)

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 In the CITY OF HARTFORD MICHIGAN Precinct 1 @ 15 South Maple St TOGAN PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the City of Hartford who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the City Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com. The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, February 24, 2020. After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL168.497) at the City of Hartford Clerk’s Office. At the following times: Monday – Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am-3:30pm Saturday March 7, 2020 8:30am – 4:30pm Election Day, March 10, 2020 7am-8pmL

Full text of the ballot may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office or may be viewed at mi.gov/vote. Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Clerk’s office.

RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht, Clerk City of Hartford 19 W Main St Hartford MI 49057 269-621-2477 269-621-2054 (02-06-2020 TCR)

PUBLIC NOTICE BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bainbridge Township will conduct a Public Accuracy test for the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary Election and Eau Claire Schools Special Election on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bainbridge Township Hall, 7315 Territorial Road, Watervliet, Michigan, The Public Accuracy test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the primary election counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law. Patty Hiler-Molter, Bainbridge Township Clerk (02-06-2020 TCR)

City Of Coloma 2020 NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Review will meet at the City Hall, 119 N Paw Paw St, Coloma, MI 49038 to examine and review the 2020 Assessment Roll. The board will convene on the following dates for the hearing of appeals of assessments or taxable values, poverty exemptions, veteran’s exemptions, parcel classification appeals and/or current year qualified agricultural denials:

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 5:30 pm Organizational Meeting Wednesday, March 11th 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, March 12th 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Also on such additional days as required to hear all persons who have given notice of the desire to be heard until assessment rolls have been revised, corrected and approved.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED; letter appeals will be accepted and must be received no later than 7:00 pm March 12th, 2020.

Tentative ratios and estimated multipliers for 2020 are as follows:

Agricultural 50.00% 1.00000 Commercial 52.68% .9491 Industrial 50.91% .9821 Residential 48.95% 1.0214 Personal Property 50.00% 1.00000

Tentative equalization factor of 1.0000 for all classes is expected after completion of Board of Review.

Jim Polashak, Mayor City of Coloma Kyle Harris, Assessor City of Coloma

City of Coloma Board Meetings are open to all without regard to race, national origin, sex or disability.

(2-6, 2-13, 2-20-20 TCR)

CITY OF HARTFORD COUNTY OF VAN BUREN * STATE OF MICHIGAN PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF REVIEW The City of Hartford Board of Review for 2020 will be held at Hartford City Hall on the following dates for appeal hearings: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:00pm – Organizational Meeting Monday, March 9, 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Appeal Hearings Thursday, March 12, 9:00am – Noon & 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Appeal Hearings Call City Hall for an appointment. The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2020 assessments. A resident’s & non-resident may protest by letter, accompanied by a competed Board of Review petition form L-4035, and is received prior to the last meeting date of the Board of Review. The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real and personal property for 2020 are as follows: Class ___ Ratio _ Factor__ Agricultural 50.00% 1.0000 Commercial 48.30% 1.0351 Industrial 48.29% 1.0354 Residential 44.81% 1.1158 Developmental 50.00% 1.0000 Timber Cutover 50.00% 1.0000 Personal Property 50.00% 1.0000 This Notice is posted in compliance with Open Meetings Act and the American’s with Disabilities Act: the City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon a 7 day notice. Contact the City Manager Yemi Akinwale, 269-621-2477 Board of Review: Charles Gress, Gwen McCarthy, Donna Pradon Assessor: Angela & Brian Story 269-207-2590 or 269-266-2424 angelastory14@yahoo.com RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht, Clerk City of Hartford 19 W Main St Hartford MI 49057 269-621-2477 269-621-2054 cityclerk@cityofhartfordmi.org www.cityofhartfordmi.org (2-6, 2-13, 2-20-20 TCR)

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