Few braved Monday night’s snowstorm to attend Hillsdale’s city council meeting. As many residents and councilmembers attended virtually, the short meeting focused on upcoming city events.
County Commissioner Doug Ingles reported that the Farmers Market at the courthouse has been approved to return this upcoming May through October. Vendor applications are available on the county website. He also announced that the probate courthouse remodels will be completed in the next two to three weeks.
In addition, Ingles declared that a blinking light will be installed at the intersection of Bakers Road and M49.
The city commissioner also revealed that Lewis Emory Park is now taking summer rental reservations for its community center and outdoor pavilion. Ingles next reported that Michigan’s approval of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be extended through Feb. 2021.
According to Ingles, Households eligible for food assistance program benefits will receive these additional benefits, which are available at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The council also discussed the language that will be on the upcoming street improvement millage ballot.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, City Manager David Mackie reminded Hillsdale residents that cars must be removed from the street when there are four or more inches of snow on the ground. It is both an inconvenience to the car owner who will be plowed in and a safety hazard to snowplow truck drivers, Mackie said.