Pierson Township Board

Montcalm County commissioner gets county PC feedback from Pierson Township Board

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Two topics pending at the Montcalm County level were discussed during Monday’s Pierson Township Board meeting — the county clerk’s office being relocated, as well as the future of the county Planning Commission.

Montcalm County Commissioner Ron Baker of Howard City requested feedback from the township board regarding the Montcalm County Planning Commission after Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Cato Township questioned whether the county Planning Commission was relevant anymore.

Pierson Township approves $300,000+ worth of road fixes

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Township also spends the rest of its ARPA money

The Pierson Township Board has approved $319,708 worth of local road improvements this year, but will only pay $253,883 thanks to some funds from the Road Commission for Montcalm County.

The township board also voted to spend the last remaining dollars of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on a new electronic sign at their March 20 meeting.

Pierson Township implements solar energy moratorium

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Planning Commission to begin solar ordinance work

The Pierson Township Board met for its first meeting of the new year on Monday, and while it was a dark and rainy evening, the focus was on the sun — solar energy, to be exact.

The township board voted 4-0 to place a moratorium on issuing solar energy permits within the township while the Planning Commission begins work on creating a solar ordinance.

Pierson Township moves forward with community park project

A township park project years in the making took another big step forward last week.

The Pierson Township Board last Wednesday voted 4-0 (with Treasurer Kathy Hyrns absent) to adopt a parks and rec amendment, which updated verbiage in the township’s ordinance to include language about the future park, which will be located behind the township hall on township land as well as land donated by Jay and Diane Bassett.