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Council Discusses Residents' Use of Fireworks

With the sale of consumer fireworks becoming legal in Michigan in 2012, everyone knew there would be controversy, and controversy there has been.

The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, as amended in 2013, states that local units of government can not ban the use of consumer fireworks during a period lasting from the day before to the day following a federal holiday.  That means that on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, any type of fireworks can be set off at any time, day or night.  But that does come with specific exceptions.

Hillsdale Police To Purchase New SUV

The Hillsdale Police Department will be the proud new owners of a 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor thanks to approval of the purchase by the city council at their Monday night meeting.

City Council Approves Archery Deer Hunt

The Hillsdale City Council unanimously approved a measure at Monday night's meeting to hold a limited archery deer hunt within the city limits this year.  This is the same in-season hunt that has been held in previous years dating back to 2010, which Hillsdale Police Chief Scott Hephner reminded the council is not the same thing as the state-operated deer cull.

Clerk Question, Center City Project Dominate Discussion at Council Meeting

Several agenda items were addressed by the Hillsdale City Council at their regular meeting on Monday night, but the two that generated the most discussion were the continuing debate of the validity of the August 4th city clerk ballot question and the development of a new apartment complex for seniors.

Community Complaints Take Center Stage At Tuesday Night Meeting

With all members present except for Councilperson Emily Stack-Davis (who was excused), Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Hillsdale City Council -- a day later than the norm due to Labor Day -- was punctuated by voices from the community on several issues, both pertaining to and separate from the items that were on the agenda.

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