Supervisor's Blog

FREEEEEDDDDOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!! To Quote Mel Gibson…

By Al Cavasin / March 3, 2021 /

Well, it’s not TOTAL freedom, but it’s a start.

According to my sources close to Lansing politics it appears that our wise, generous, loving, considerate, fair, even handed and otherwise-wonderful-in-so-many-ways-Governor, has decided that we can dip our collective toes in the pool of normalcy, which has for the past 13 months remained just a chimera, beyond our reach.  Apparently, she has decided that local governments, businesses and other public places can return to some semblance of business-as-usual permitting increased capacities and extended hours of service – especially for restaurants.  You can read the entire MDHHS edict HERE.  I suggest that if you want to be in compliance with the law, you should take a look at it.  Personally, I’ve had all I can take of this.  If you would care to hear my opinion on this you can read it as presented by Heather MacDonald, HERE.  Do keep in mind that is my personal opinion, it has nothing to do with the Township.

Even more importantly though, this is what I published the last time this happened.  It is every bit as true and applicable today as it was then.

From 5/2020:

Hello Concord!

Here we are pretty much halfway through the year but it sure doesn’t feel like it, does it?  If it weren’t for all the recently completed home repair, cleaning and construction projects I’d say so far it’s been a wash.  Fortunately, I think all of us have used this time to our advantage in one way or another, some to our great advantage.  My house, for instance, hasn’t been as clean as it is now in…well…ever.  I’ve managed to fix a whole bunch of broken stuff, most recently including an old rototiller that hasn’t run in 26 years.  No kidding!  And Linda and I have taken many opportunities to get out and deliberately patronize our local businesses over and above what we would normally do.  I only wish I could convince our community of how absolutely critical they are to our way of life here.

I’d like to dwell on this for a second because it’s important: Our business community is, in my experience, the most generous, supportive, helpful group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  We should all be jealous as hell of them, they make our community what it is.  There is no question that any one of them would be doing infinitely better were they located in Jackson, Battle Creek or Ann Arbor, but they chose to locate here and serve us in this community.  They support everything done in this community, and if we’re to be honest about it, without their support these things just wouldn’t happen.   Think about that.

Today, we are preparing to end (in some fashion) our forced incarceration.  Our temptation will always be to go where things are cheapest or where we have the largest selection.  Resist that, at least initially.  Spend your money here, where it will make the most difference and have the greatest impact for you, your neighbors, your children and your community.

It is the least you can do.

The View From The Cheap Seats

By Al Cavasin / September 15, 2020 /

Many things are happening in and around our little slice of paradise here in Concord, and in keeping with our recent theme of “Only God News From Now On”  (that’s a great jam, by the way…) let me fill y’all in on what’s happening: Here in the Township: At last night’s Township Board meeting, our…

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Hey Concord! We Got Us a New Bridge!!!

By Al Cavasin / September 15, 2020 /

First thing this morning I took a short trek east on Cornell Rd. to the bridge over the Kalamazoo which has been AWOL for the entire summer thus far.  What I found was a very pleasant surprise indeed!  Our JCDOT has installed our new bridge and are placing the finishing touches on it as this…

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EBMY Corn Maze!

By Al Cavasin / September 15, 2020 /

Want some good, clean, local, family fun for you and the Kiddo’s?  EBMY Family Farms has just the thing!  So bundle up the young ‘uns and get on down Erie Rd.  You’ll be glad you did.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION REGISTRATION 8/4/20

By Al Cavasin / June 30, 2020 /

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 2020 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 of the…

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At LAST!! Some Treatment For Our Road Rash!

By Al Cavasin / June 30, 2020 /

  Well, Folks, You may be happy to know that we have finally hammered out an agreement JCDOT to address some of our most serious driveability issues in the Township.  Working closely with Jim Cole at JCDOT we identified our gravel roads as the most seriously in need of attention here in Concord. With a…

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The View From The Cheap Seats

By Al Cavasin / June 17, 2020 /

Couple of things I need to touch here on the Gemini Cancer cusp, and I’m going to lay them out in order of priority. Our businesses are reopening.  After a months long forced closure, those organizations who have survived are now trying to re-enter the marketplace and re-establish their customer bases and business practices.  It…

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Remember When TV Was FREE?

By Al Cavasin / June 17, 2020 /

I don’t think it was all that long ago when The only things you needed to watch TV were the TV itself and maybe an antenna of some sort.  Your channel choices were largely limited only by your location and choice of receiving gear, sit-coms were funny, news was, my brothers and I were the…

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Campgrounds, Parks & Recreation Facilities, Golf! It Must Be Summer!!!

By Al Cavasin / June 17, 2020 /

Many of our residents have inquired as to when our recreational facilities will reopen.  Well!  Here is an update for you provided by our recently appointed County Commissioner, Earl Poleski.  This comes by way of our Assistant  Parks & Rec. Director, Kyle Lewis.  Right, as it were, from the horse’s mouth! TO:                  Jackson County…

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The View From The Cheap Seats

By Al Cavasin / May 20, 2020 /

Hello, Concord! Here we are pretty much halfway through the year but it sure doesn’t feel like it, does it?  If it weren’t for all the recently completed home repair, cleaning and construction projects I’d say so far it’s been a wash.  Fortunately, I think all of us have used this time to our advantage…

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Doin’ a Little Roadwork!

By Al Cavasin / May 13, 2020 /

On the way into the office yesterday, driving West on Cornell Rd. to avoid the still-to-be-rebuilt bridge, I happened across several happy guys liberally applying hot patch bandages to our ailing road!  In addition to thanking them for the attention to our asphalt and complementing them on their workmanship, I took a minute to catch…

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