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Pierson Township treasurer, trustee resign

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The treasurer and a trustee on the Pierson Township Board both recently resigned.

The Pierson Township Board on June 15 voted to accept the resignation of Treasurer Kathy Hyrns and to appoint Lydia Orcutt as the new treasurer until the end of the term.

Mom Prom raises funds for Pierson Township park

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The Pierson Township Mom Prom on May 7 at the Whitefish Golf Course Banquet Center raised $6,206 for the township’s pending park project.

Pierson Township hires new assessor, planning firm

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One of Montcalm County’s fastest-growing townships has a new assessor and is hiring a new planning firm to help with zoning.

The Pierson Township Board on May 18 voted 5-0 to hire Jane Kolbe to replace outgoing assessor Carl Schuitema who is retiring at the end of July. Schuitema has been the township assessor since 2018.

Montcalm County commissioner discusses ARPA funds in Pierson Township

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At least two Pierson Township Board members plan to attend Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting to discuss the topic of how county officials plan to distribute American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to local municipalities.

Pierson Township golf course owners considering RV park development

The owners of a Pierson Township golf course are considering developing it into an RV park and more.

Rick Rookstool told the Daily News that he and Brenda Steuer as Bass Lake Golf Club LLC purchased Whitefish Lake Golf & Grill at 2241 N. Bass Lake Road from 19th Hole Group in April 2021. They are each a 50% owner and Rookstool co-manages the business with Brenda’s husband, David Steuer.

Gates takes over as Pierson Township zoning administrator

Lance Gates was appointed deputy supervisor and deputy zoning administrator in December 2020, filling in as needed until the time came to lead.

That time has now arrived.

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Natural gas coming to Pierson area

Natural gas is coming to Montcalm County’s Panhandle as part of one of DTE Energy’s community expansion projects.

Construction is expected to begin in April and natural gas services will be available to residents later this year, according to Mary Clare Liening, senior communications strategist with DTE Energy.

Local townships presented with charter township option

Having been given the option to turn Crystal Township into a charter township, the Crystal Township Board is expected to make a decision on the matter at this month’s board meeting.

During the board’s January meeting, Clerk Patty Baker-Marek said the state of Michigan recently gave the township the option of becoming a charter township due to recent census results.

Pierson Township to split into two voting precincts

One of Montcalm County’s fastest-growing townships is splitting into two voting precincts to keep up with the increasing population.

The Pierson Township Board voted 5-0 on Dec 14 to begin the process of dividing the township from one into two precincts.