Entries by leelanau.com

Planners to Begin Work on Windmill Zoning

The TC Record-Eagle reports that Centerville Township planning commissioners will meet April 4 to begin work on a zoning ordinance to regulate commercial windmills and address public concerns about height, noise, property setbacks and environmental impact. Noble Environmental Power, a Connecticut-based company that specializes in wind energy, identified about 8,000 acres of land along County […]

Seven Men and a Piano

To break in the new baby grand piano and finish off the Friends of Fine Arts series, seven of the area’s most versatile players will take the stage at Suttons Bay School next Friday (Apr 7) at 7:30 PM. Bob Schlueter, Andy Anderson, Hugh Willey, Derrick Hall, Sam Faught, David Schmidt and David Chown will […]

Timber Shores Development Moves Forward

The Leelanau Enterprise reports that the Leelanau Township Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for the proposed 474-unit Timber Shores planned unit development. The commission voted 5-2 (vice-chair Tom Nelson and member Marsha Buehler opposed) to approve the preliminary site plan from NM Investments of Royal Oak. With one additional unit for each […]

Farmland Preservation Campaign Kicks Off

The Leelanau Enterprise reports that Save Leelanau Farmland filed as a non-profit last week and launched an aggressive campaign aimed at raising taxes so the county government can purchase development rights from willing Leelanau County farmers. The group is seeking to convince the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners to place a millage proposal on the […]

It Takes a (Proactive) Village

The Michigan Land Use Institute has a feature by Leelanau Smart Growth Coordinator Julie Hay (her first) about how the success of Oneupweb in Lake Leelanau may force the internet company (and its 40 jobs) out of Leelanau County. Leelanau Economic Development Corporation President Don Coe said: “If Lisa was located in another state, the […]

Schools Continue to Work Toward Collaboration

The Leelanau Enterprise reports that representatives from all four public school districts are scheduled to meet April 12 in Leland to continue a discussions regarding collaboration. Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District superintendent Michael Kenney will also be on hand. “We need to think out of the box, come together as a region and decide […]

Leland Wins State Class D Volleyball Title

Leland managed to battle back from a two game deficit on Saturday against defending state champion Battle Creek St. Philip to win the final three and capture the Class D volleyball championship. The 21-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-9 triumph gives the Comets their fourth state title. Leland’s Alisha Glass shattered a state finals record for […]