Concord Township of Michigan

121 Grove Street (PO Box 236)
Concord, MI 49237

PHONE: 517-524-6804
clerk@concordtownshipmi.org

Supervisor's Blog

WELCOME!!! New Planning Committee Members!

By Al Cavasin / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Nothing I enjoy more than putting motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, capable volunteers to work in service to the Township! Except maybe fishing. But I digress. This month we’ve added two new contributors to the Planning Committee to help shoulder the load we assumed when Bill Carr and Dr. Candy McCorkle resigned their seats.

Our first volunteer is Kibby Snow, whose family history in Jackson County and Concord Township spans back through the 1800’s; he could accurately be called one of Concord’s pioneers! He’s held a number of positions in both government and private industry and brings a wealth of experience, education and most importantly – connections! I don’t think I’ve yet met anyone who doesn’t know the name. I love this guy! We disagree on almost everything in most every area of life – except our love for this community. That gives us a commonality of purpose which will bode very well for our mutual future! He is the young man on the left in the captioned image.

Second is Kevin Bohl, who is one of our newest residents, recently moving here from California. He had the misfortune of coming to me for permits to build his new home in our community, and when he did, I immediately press ganged him into service! He comes with a wealth of experience and education as well, and what is most impressive about both of them is their dedication to community service. Kevin is on the right in the photo.

Here is an article our most erudite local lexicographer, Ken Wyatt, wrote up to introduce them:

PARK DIALOGUES. Last night’s meeting at the Concord Township Hall featured the induction of two new planning commissioners – Kilbourn Snow and Kevin Bohl. Afterwards, I had some conversation with both. One of the topics we covered was Concord’s lack of a parks and rec committee, which is being addressed at the planning commission meetings. Now, since the question is raised – what opportunities are there for a township park? That issue will be a sensitive one. There is one strain of thought that reasons, why mess with parks when you don’t have the resources to keep roads in good repair? But one answer to that practical observation is this: Parks help to make a community a place where people want to live. They are small magnets, and as they attract people, they also potentially build tax base, with which you might find better resources for repairing roads. Yes, this is a very good discussion for a community to have.

Ken Wyatt

CONCORD COMMERCIAL CORRIDORE * Draft * Future Land Use Map

By Al Cavasin / July 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

As most of you know, we have been working on revising our Master Plan with the Village for just about the last year. As part of that Plan, we present a series of goals, objectives and plans that detail the vision we have for the future of Concord Township. We get this vision from the…

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Concord Township DRAFT Board & Administrative Policy Manual

By Al Cavasin / July 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

Concord TWP Board Policy Manual Based on a framework provided by the Michigan Township Association I drafted this manual in 2017 to address a shortcoming in Township Management Architecture. It’s been discussed several times since and has been brought to its present form by your Admin team, Sheryll Dishaw and Judy Clark and I. It…

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The View From The Cheap Seats 7-19

By Al Cavasin / July 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

The View From The Cheap Seats By: Al Cavasin Let’s face it folks – All bacon is good bacon, amiright? Well, that is very true! But in some philosophical circles (such as those peopled by Dr.’s Ammerman, Norris and Haugen) there travels a hypothesis that some bacon is better than others! That may come as…

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The View From the Cheap Seats 6-19

By Al Cavasin / June 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

The View From the Cheap Seats By: Al Happy June, Concord! Here’s hoping this ‘news’ letter finds you well, happy and prosperous and budding along with the coming of spring! There is much ado here in our little metropolis, so let’s hop to it, shall we? New Business Start Ups: (Here we grow again!!!) After…

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JDOT – Concord 2019 Road Contract

By Al Cavasin / June 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

JDOT Conctact 2019

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Our Concord Community Schools have an important ballot initiative upcoming ~ Here is the reasoning behind that:

By Al Cavasin / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Concord Schools Sinking Fund Millage Renewal

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Voter Registration for May 7th, 2019

By Al Cavasin / April 10, 2019 / 2 Comments

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY MAY 7, 2019 CONCORD TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN     TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF CONCORD TOWNSHIP:   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of Concord Township who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Township Clerk; the office…

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WELCOME!!! Brian Kessman!

By Al Cavasin / April 10, 2019 / 2 Comments

If you’ve read the rest of this ‘blog, you know that this is the second time in a month I’ve gotten to welcome a new member to our Planning Committee!  Now, how cool is that?  Believe me, there is nothing like putting a new volunteer to work! Today, we welcome Mr. Brian Kessman, our most…

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WELCOME! Cindy Sue Franssen!!!

By Al Cavasin / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mrs. Cindy Sue Franssen to our Planning Committee.  She was recruited to fill the seat left vacant when our previous Chairperson resigned in December, 2018 as his term concluded.  Cindy, born in West Virginia, is a long time resident of Concord Village along with her husband, “Chip,” their…

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Welcome Aboard!!! New PC Members!

By Al Cavasin / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Please join with me in giving a hearty “Welcome Aboard” to our two new Planning Committee Members: Cindy Sue Franssen and Brian Kessman.  Both come to us highly recommended, well qualified and eager to serve.  Both are long term residents of Concord Township, both are raising families in our community and both have made significant…

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