Huron Beach Civic Association

INFO UPDATE

Information:

Sign up for the CODE RED ALERT program through Presque Isle County:
Free Emergency Alerts:  severe weather warnings, community alerts, important notices.

Visit:  www.presqueislecounty.org
Click: the CodeRED weather warning logo to get started
Enter: your cell phone number and address
Enroll: any additional contact information including emails
Save: these numbers in your phone's contacts


Signing up is easy and takes just a minute. As soon as you sign up, you'll immediately get alerts that impact your exact location.


Save Our Shoreline
is a non-profit, grass roots organization of property owners and others committed to the preservation of riparian rights along Michigan's 3288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. We invite you to explore this site to see what we are doing to preserve those rights. We have provided a narrative summary which describes our activities.  Current efforts have focused on preserving ownership to the water's edge, preserving the right to groom Michigan's traditional public and private recreational beaches, and protecting Michigan's public beaches from federal encroachment. SOS depends on its membership dues and donations for continued funding. If interested, contact SOS at www.saveourshoreline.org

I
s that a Cottage on a Seasonal Road?
Michigan has many miles of seasonal roads that lead to pretty lakes, rivers, hunting lodges and more. Many home buyers like to invest in second homes at their vacation spots. However, if you are not from one of Michigan's recreational areas, you may be unfamiliar with the concept of seasonal roads.

Seasonal roads are unpaved trails and back roads that provide access to summer homes on lakes, rivers, woods and recreational activities. They are not your typical roadbeds and are often narrow, swampy and hard to drive on with their sharp turns,. Seasonal roads are not designed to handle a lot of traffic, and require slow speeds when passing through.

Michigan has a law that describes how seasonal roads are maintained by the local road commissions. Briefly, the statute reads that a seasonal road will not be maintained from the months of November through April. Furthermore, they will not be open to public traffic during that time. There are signs posted at seasonal roads informing the public of this. For the specific statute, visit http://tinyurl.com/seasonal-road-law.  Key search:  MCL 247.655a, Sec. 5A



"Do Not Call List"

The national Do-Not-Call list is a database maintained by the federal government. Under federal law, you may elect to use the national Do-Not-Call database to register your objection to receiving telephone solicitations. If you elect to do so, you can register with the database by making a toll free call to 888-382-1222. You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You may also register online at www.donotcall.gov


www.Michigan.gov/vote

For detailed information about registering to vote, voting, polling place locations, state & local ballots, the candidates, campaign finance and more.

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on Election Day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
  • Additional information can be found at

Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk (for assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk.

Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons and your signature. You must request an absent voter ballot by sending the application, or large-print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk's office to your local clerk. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.

Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Requests for absent voter ballots are processed immediately. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.

For Bearinger Township, Clerk Bev Rossetto indicated absentee ballots could be submitted up to 8:00 pm on voting day.


DISTRICT FORESTER PROVIDES FREE LANDOWNER ASSISTANCE


The Presque Isle and Cheboygan Conservation Districts have recently hired Brittany VanderWall to work as the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester to encourage and enable landowner's to more actively manage their woodlands. This position is funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In-office and on-site assistance is provided to all county landowners at no charge and may include:

  • identification of forest diseases and insects and their control options
  • advice on the selection and planting of trees and shrubs for reforestation, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat enhancement
  • information on state and federal forestry cost-share and tax incentive programs
  • recommendations for improving woodlots for timber production, wildlife habitat or recreation. Referrals to qualified forestry consultants, industry foresters and other natural resource professionals help landowners take the next step in implementing sound forest management practices

To find out more about these free services, contact Brittany at the Presque Isle Conservation District office at (989) 734-4000 or email her at brittany.verderwall@macd.org



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