Leelanau Almanac for the Week of July 13 – July 19, 2006

Dune Climb Concert

News from the Week

The top story from the week was news that Leelanau County is facing a potential $1 million budget shortfall. The board votted to direct county administrator David Gill to draft ballot language for an extra 1-mill property tax levy to help support county operations, including the emergency 9-1-1 system. Without the additional funds, Gill said the county would be forced to eliminate the positions of more than 17 fulltime employees and five part-time employees.

There was a story about beekeepers Bill & Millie Hathaway (their honey is the best & available at the Leelanau Farmers Markets). There were also several photos posted including this funny one from the Leelanau Enterprise of a really big chaise lounger and a stunning photo of the view from Alligator Hill by one of my favorite photographers, Geoffrey George.
The Week’s Weather

The weather was hot … record-breakingly so, with record highs notched Saturday & Sunday at Cherry Capital Airport. We also had some thunderstorms that knocked out power in the Leland area and started a fire and peppered orchards in the Gills Pier area with hail, damaging cherries and apples. All in all, it was a week where the weather stood up and shouted “Look at me, look at me” and most folks wished it would just have kept quiet.

July 13, 2006: Mostly sunny & upper 80s (90Ëš/59Ëš)
July 14, 2006: Mostly sunny early with late clouds (some rain), humid & 80s (87Ëš/66Ëš)
July 15, 2006: Sunny, humid & 90s (96Ëš/68Ëš) Record High
July 16, 2006: Partly sunny, breezy & upper 90s (98Ëš/75Ëš) Record High
July 17, 2006: Early sun, breezy & 90s w/ afternoon thunderstorms (some hail) (95Ëš/63Ëš)
July 18, 2006: Mostly sunny & upper 70s (80Ëš/57Ëš)
July 19, 2006: Sunny & upper 80s (87Ëš/60Ëš)

Click for the Leelanau news archive from July 14th – July 20th, 2005!