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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Concord Township, Supervisor Al Cavasin Village of Concord, President Jeromy Bush CFD Chief, Lloyd Mosher Pulaski Township, Supervisor Bob Jones PFD Chief, Dan Riley As your government representatives, we need your advice!Over the past several weeks we’ve engaged in informal discussions aboutthe feasibility of merging the Concord and Pulaski Township FireDepartments…Read More
Well folks, it’s like they say: There’s Good News and there’s Bad News. The Good News is that MDOT is going to completely rebuild M-60 through Spring Arbor Township, so in the end we will be driving on a dandy new road!!! The Bad News is that MDOT is going to completely rebuild M-60 through…Read More
The View From The Cheap Seats February 2019 Edition For those 2,694-and-some-odd Township residents who missed Monday’s Township Board meeting, here’s what’s going on: First, and most important, I had the distinct and much anticipated honor of appointing Ms. Naomi Carr to replace David “Fuzz” Miller on our Board of Trustees for the Township. David…Read More
Piggeries, Hog Hotels and things that go “oink” in the night – and other times, too. Several times over the last few weeks I was reminded of a couple of quotes which are appropriate to our current discussion. One was from Abe Lincoln, he said: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” …Read More
It’s Hard to Put a Good Town Down!!! At least that’s what my sources at the Vatican say…. And now for news from the dungeon Sattler’s Tasty Treats opened this spring marking their 49th year in business!!! This makes them one of the longest running continuously operating businesses in the Township, and in the top 25 in…Read More
This article is being provided in an effort to keep the citizens of the Concord Community informed as to the direction your local government is taking on the issues we find of concern. There is much more information available on Face Book @: Concord, MI. Community Forum. Please log in and join the conversation. Short…Read More
“Cemeteries are for the living, not for the dead.” I can’t remember who said that, but I feel pretty sure he wasn’t a Township Supervisor responsible for maintaining one. Whether I like it or not, I, unfortunately, am. So we’re going to talk about cemeteries today, specifically, Maple Grove Cemetery; AKA Concord’s insatiable resource gobbler.…Read More
And NOW for Something COMPLETELY Different! Happy Sunday, Concord! Let’s talk as little bit about PERMITS, shall we? Ever since I reached the age of reason and became cognizant of the fact that we have a government I came to realize that there were a limitless number of things about it that I absolutely detested.…Read More