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06-25-2020 Public Notices & Want Ads


FRESH GREEN…2020 Hay, 250 bails delivered! We have stackers! Call Hartfod 269-621-0225

(06-25-2020 TCR)


65331 RED ARROW HWY…Hartford, across from Hartford Bible Church July 2-5 9aam to 5 pm. Building supplies, countertops, toilets, faucets, adult & baby clothes, furniture, grow supplies, household items and much more.

(06-25, 7-2-2020 TCR)


AMHAWK LLC…Coloma Plant has immediate positions available for general labor, laser and break press operators. Health Insurance and 401K benefits. Apply Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 200 N. West Street, Coloma, MI

(06-04-06-25-2020 TCR


By virtue of the authority contained in Section 252, P.A. 300 of 1949 as amended, I hereby give notice of the sales of the described automobile at public auction:

2000 VW Gulf – VIN# WVWGA21J0YW498949

Sale to be held at Lakeshore Body Shop/P & R Service and Towing 1751 W. John Beers Road Stevensville, MI 49127. Sale to be held on Wednesday, July 1st 2020 at 9:00am (Michigan Time). Vehicle to be sold at public auction to the highest bidder. Auction price will will start at the amount due to the custodian at the time of auction.

(06-25-2020 TCR)




June 10, 2020at7:00pm

Present:Parrigin, Kraemer,Willmeng, Fulton,Howell, Duffield, Harper.

Opened Public Hearing-Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Closed Public Hearing – Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Opened Regular Meeting

Approved Consent agenda and MayBoard minutes.

Approved Maybills of $267,967.88

Approved Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Approved to rescind 4-8-20 approval of vote on new firetruck

Adjourned at8:01pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Kraemer

Coloma Charter Township Clerk

(06-25-2020 TCR)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF Jacqueline Marie Pheeney, late of St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

All claims against the estate of Jacqueline Marie Pheeney, late of St. Joseph, Michigan, who was born in 1926 and died on or about November 8, 2019, must be filed with the undersigned not later than October 23, 2020. Thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed.

DATED June 23, 2020

Norma Goebel (Pheeney)

1882 Briarcliff Dr.

St. Joseph, MI 49085

(06-25-2020 TCR)


Decedent’s Estate




Estate of Constance E. Saurbier Date of Birth 03-28-1943


NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent Constance E. Saurbier, died on 03-28-2020.

Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Alvin M. Leverton, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085


Alvin M. Leverton

238 Danfourth Street

Coopersville, MI 49404

Notice of Public Accuracy Test Coloma Charter Township City of Coloma Watervliet Charter Township City of Watervliet

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of Public Accuracy Tests for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election

June 29, 2020

City of Coloma 119 N. Paw Paw Street 9:00 A.M.

City of Watervliet 158 W. Pleasant St. 2:15 P.M.

Coloma Charter Township 4919 Paw Paw Lake Rd. 11:15 A.M.

Watervliet Charter Township 4959 N. M-140 1:30 P.M.

The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the election counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law.

Sandy Kraemer Clerk, Coloma Charter Township

Martha Darling Clerk, City of Coloma

Patricia Bambrick Clerk, Watervliet Charter Township

Christa Townsend Clerk, City of Watervliet

(06-25-2020 TCR)

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF COLOMA COUNTY OF BERRIEN TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF COLOMA, please be advised that the deadline for filing nominating Petitions and Affidavit of Identity to run for an elective office in the city in the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election is Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. Any person who is a legal resident and registered elector of the City of Coloma and not in default to the City is qualified to file a petition to run for one of the following offices: Mayor—One (1)—4 year term ending Nov., 2024 Clerk—One (1)—2 year term ending Nov., 2022 Treasurer—One (1)—2 year term ending Nov., 2022 Commissioner—Three (3)—4 year terms ending Nov., 2024

Petitions may be picked up at the Coloma City Hall, 119 N. Paw Paw Street, Coloma, MI 49038 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. from Monday through Friday. Martha L. Darling Coloma City Clerk (06-25-2020 TCR)



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon motion of the township board, as authorized by PA 188 of 1954, as amended, the township board proposes to undertake an aquatic plant control project (with associated activities) in Round Lake in Keeler Township (including all lands with frontage on Round Lake in Keeler Township) as more particularly described below, and to create/recreate/continue a special assessment district for the recovery of the costs thereof by special assessment against the properties benefitted.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the special assessment district within which the foregoing improvements are proposed to be made and within which the costs thereof are to be specially assessed is more particularly described as “all of those properties in Keeler Township, Van Buren County, Michigan with frontage on Round Lake”.

This incorporates the properties indicated by parcel numbers:

80-12-030-014-00 80-12-032-099-25 80-12-060-015-00 80-12-135-003-00 80-12-201-002-60 80-12-030-024-00 80-12-032-099-30 80-12-060-016-00 80-12-135-004-00 80-12-201-003-60 80-12-030-028-00 80-12-032-105-00 80-12-075-001-01 80-12-135-005-00 80-12-201-004-01 80-12-030-029-00 80-12-032-108-00 80-12-075-003-00 80-12-135-006-00 80-12-201-005-01 80-12-031-002-50 80-12-032-114-00 80-12-075-004-00 80-12-135-007-00 80-12-201-006-01 80-12-031-004-10 80-12-032-116-00 80-12-075-005-01 80-12-135-008-00 80-12-201-007-00 80-12-031-004-20 80-12-032-119-00 80-12-085-015-00 80-12-135-009-00 80-12-203-001-00 80-12-031-021-00 80-12-032-121-00 80-12-085-019-00 80-12-145-023-00 80-12-203-002-00 80-12-031-022-00 80-12-032-133-00 80-12-085-020-00 80-12-145-024-00 80-12-203-003-00 80-12-031-022-10 80-12-032-134-00 80-12-100-001-10 80-12-145-064-00 80-12-203-004-00 80-12-031-022-30 80-12-032-135-00 80-12-100-003-00 80-12-145-066-00 80-12-203-005-00 80-12-031-022-40 80-12-032-136-00 80-12-100-004-00 80-12-145-067-00 80-12-203-006-00 80-12-031-034-00 80-12-032-137-00 80-12-100-005-00 80-12-145-068-00 80-12-203-007-00 80-12-031-038-00 80-12-032-138-00 80-12-100-005-10 80-12-145-069-00 80-12-203-008-00 80-12-031-039-00 80-12-032-139-00 80-12-100-006-00 80-12-145-079-00 80-12-205-001-00 80-12-031-040-00 80-12-032-140-00 80-12-100-007-00 80-12-145-080-00 80-12-205-002-00 80-12-031-041-00 80-12-032-141-00 80-12-100-008-00 80-12-145-082-00 80-12-205-003-00 80-12-031-043-01 80-12-032-142-00 80-12-100-009-00 80-12-145-083-00 80-12-205-004-00 80-12-031-043-10 80-12-032-143-00 80-12-100-010-00 80-12-145-084-00 80-12-205-005-00 80-12-031-050-00 80-12-032-144-00 80-12-100-011-00 80-12-145-085-00 80-12-031-054-00 80-12-032-145-00 80-12-100-012-00 80-12-145-086-00 80-12-031-054-10 80-12-032-180-00 80-12-100-013-00 80-12-145-087-00 80-12-031-055-00 80-12-032-181-00 80-12-100-014-00 80-12-160-007-00 80-12-031-056-00 80-12-060-002-00 80-12-100-015-00 80-12-161-002-01 80-12-031-057-00 80-12-060-003-00 80-12-100-016-00 80-12-161-004-00 80-12-031-058-00 80-12-060-004-00 80-12-100-017-00 80-12-161-005-00 80-12-032-061-00 80-12-060-005-00 80-12-100-018-00 80-12-161-006-00 80-12-032-062-00 80-12-060-006-00 80-12-100-019-00 80-12-161-007-00 80-12-032-069-00 80-12-060-007-00 80-12-100-021-00 80-12-161-008-00 80-12-032-082-00 80-12-060-008-00 80-12-127-003-00 80-12-161-009-00 80-12-032-089-00 80-12-060-009-00 80-12-127-004-00 80-12-161-010-00 80-12-032-091-10 80-12-060-010-00 80-12-127-004-03 80-12-161-011-00 80-12-032-094-00 80-12-060-011-01 80-12-127-004-06 80-12-161-012-00 80-12-032-095-10 80-12-060-013-00 80-12-135-001-00 80-12-161-013-00 80-12-032-096-00 80-12-060-014-00 80-12-135-002-00 80-12-201-001-55

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board has received plans showing the proposed aquatic plant control project, associated activities, any proposed improvements and locations thereof, together with an estimate of the cost of the project. The Township Board proposes to renew said special assessment district and to carry any collected but unused remaining funds in the existing Round Lake Special Assessment into the new district.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board has placed the project plans and costs estimates on file with the Township Clerk and said plans, cost estimates and special assessment district may be examined at the Clerk’s office from the date of this Notice to the date of the public hearing and may further be examined at such public hearing.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board proposes to make a per-parcel/per house special assessment each year for a period of five years (2020 – 2024 inclusive) in an amount to be determined periodically, which amount will be based on the scope of work planned for that year. The annual assessment is proposed to range between $26,000 to $29,000 per year, which will be split between all of the parcels in the district. Additionally, the Township Board reserves the right to not levy an assessment or to levy a lesser assessment amount in any year that there are more funds in the special assessment fund than the amount needed for that year’s aquatic plant control work and associated activities. The Township Board proposes to annually assess benefited properties for the costs of the aquatic plant control project (with associated activities), with only published notice each year, unless the amount to be specially assessed increases by more than 10% in any one year. If the amount to be specially assessed increases by more than 10% in any one year, then mailed notices of the public hearing on the reassessment would be provided to owners of record of property to be specially assessed. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a public hearing on the plans, district, and cost estimates for the 2020-2024 Round Lake Aquatic Weed Control Special Assessment District will be held at the Keeler Township Hall at 64121 Territorial Road W, Hartford, MI 49057 commencing at 7:30 p.m. on July 7, 2020 (**see below).

At the hearing, the Board will consider any written objections and comments to any of the foregoing matters which are filed with the clerk at or before the hearing, and any objections or comments raised at the hearing; and at the hearing (or any adjournment of the hearing which may be made without further notice), the township board may revise, correct, amend or change the plans, cost estimates or special assessment district.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if written objections to the project are filed with the Township Board at or before the hearing, signed by the record owners of land constituting more than 20% of the area within the proposed special assessment district, then the township board may not proceed unless petitions in support of the project, signed by record owners of more than 50% of the area to be made into a special assessment district, are filed with the township. Written comments or objections may be filed with the clerk at the address set out below.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that appearance and protest at the public hearing is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the State Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the special assessment roll is confirmed.

An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file at or before the hearing his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. All interested persons are invited to be present in person or by representative and to submit comments concerning the establishment of the special assessment district, the plans, and cost estimates.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if the township board determines to proceed with the special assessments, it will cause a special assessment roll to be prepared and another hearing will be held, after notice to record owners of property proposed to be specially assessed, to hear public comments concerning the proposed special assessments.

Keeler Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed material being considered at the hearing, to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon four (4) days’ notice to the Keeler Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Keeler Township Clerk.

Carl F. Davis, Clerk Keeler Township 64121 Territorial Road W. Hartford, MI 49057 269-621-6481

** Please take notice that prior orders of the Michigan Governor temporarily suspended provisions of the Open Meetings Act to permit video and/or teleconferencing for public meetings. Those orders have not been extended past June 30, 2020, but they may be. Please check the Township’s website at to determine whether the video/teleconferencing option has been extended and if so, how to attend the meeting virtually.

(6-25, 7-2-20 TCR)


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