Sunday, November 4, 2012

A look ahead: Elections and marijuana

Elections: Tuesday is Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hot local issues include the Saugatuck Township supervisor and trustee races, as well as the Allegan County clerk race.

Here’s some background

Saugatuck Supervisor:

Saugatuck Trustees:

Allegan Count Clerk:

 • Douglas: The city council is holding a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at city hall, 86 W. Center St., to discuss a proposed medical marijuana ordinance. This has been in the works for two years. The proposal will be discussed at the 7 p.m. regular council meeting as well.

For more on the meeting, visit: and scroll down under “News and Announcements” to “Current City Council Agenda.”

Here’s more on the medical marijuana proposal:

Saugatuck Schools: The school board’s workshop session is 6 p.m. Monday at Saugatuck High School, 401 Elizabeth St. One item on the agenda is the May 7 election. The board has been considering a bond vote for building improvements.

Saugatuck Superintendent Rolfe Timmermann talks about district needs earlier this year.
For some background, visit:

Laketown Township: The township board work session is 4 p.m. Wednesday at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road. No agenda is available.

Saugatuck Township: The township board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the township hall, 3461 Blue Star Highway. The agenda includes a discussion of the Saugatuck Township Fire District rules and bylaws.

Saugatuck City: The city council meets in a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 102 Butler St. No agenda is available.

West Side County Park could get a new look, including better lake views and a refurbished World War I memorial, right.

 • Allegan County: The board of commissioners meets at 1 p.m. Thursday at the county services building, 3283 122nd Ave. in Allegan Township. The board will address a new contract with Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance for operation of the animals shelter ( ) and vote on whether or not to accept a new development plan for West Side County Park ( ).

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