Keene Township

Ionia County board chairman encourages ‘open mind’ about solar project

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Keene Township-hosted solar meeting is tonight at Saranac High School

As Ionia County’s Keene Township prepares to host a town hall on the topic of a solar energy project this evening, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners chairman has also been working to educate himself on the topic.

Invenergy LLC is actively working to develop a solar project in Keene Township. The township board originally approved a solar ordinance in 2018 and voted to amend it this past March. The township is hosting an informational meeting on the topic at 7 p.m. tonight at Saranac High School featuring representatives from Invenergy, Consumers Energy and Michigan State University Extension.

Summer of recalls

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Signatures filed for Douglass Twp. recall, petitions filed to recall board members in Belding, Keene Twp.

This year will be remembered for the slew of recall efforts against officials in Ionia and Montcalm counties on a variety of topics ranging from wind and solar energy to budget issues to wastewater treatment.