Winfield Township

Winfield Township Board reverses course, approves wind ordinance

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After deciding to send a proposed wind energy ordinance back to its Planning Commission on June 8, the Winfield Township Board called a special meeting less than a week later and reversed course.

As a result, recall petitions were filed earlier this week against three board members and a wind ordinance referendum is pending. (See accompanying story.)

20 recall petitions filed against 3 Winfield Township Board members

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A total of 20 recall petitions were filed against three members of the Winfield Township Board after those board members voted last week to approve a controversial wind energy ordinance.

Dave Meyers of Winfield Township on Tuesday filed eight petitions each against Supervisor Phyllis Larson and Clerk Colleen Stebbins and four petitions against Trustee John Black. Those three board members voted in favor of approving a wind ordinance, while Treasurer Cathy Killinger and Trustee Steve Cole voted “no” at a special meeting on June 15.

Winfield Township Board sends wind ordinance back to Planning Commission

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Why hurt your wrist scrolling through bottom of the barrel comments and insults plaguing Facebook and Twitter when you can simply attend a local township board meeting?

The Winfield Township Board on Wednesday evening voted to send a wind energy draft ordinance back to the Planning Commission amid an absolutely chaotic meeting.

JUST IN: Felony charges dismissed against man after dog attack

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Two felony charges of dangerous animal have been dismissed against a man after his dogs attacked and injured a young boy in Winfield Township.

Man arraigned on felony charges after pitbull attack severely injured Howard City boy

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A man with listed addresses of Howard City, Six Lakes and most recently Alma was arraigned Tuesday morning after his two pitbulls allegedly attacked a young boy in Winfield Township.

2 dogs euthanized, owner facing charges after young boy severely injured in attack

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A spring evening spent playing outside at his grandmother’s house turned tragic for a young boy and his family.

Hunter Callender, 5, was severely injured when two pitbull dogs escaped from their cage in a visiting vehicle at a neighboring house and attacked the child shortly before 8 p.m. last Thursday at Indian Lake just outside of Howard City.

JUST IN: Child severely injured in Winfield Township dog attack

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A young child was severely injured in a dog attack Thursday evening in Winfield Township.

Troopers with the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the scene around 7:50 p.m.

Montcalm County Planning Commission praises Winfield Township wind ordinance, recommends changes to Maple Valley Township ordinance

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Members of the Montcalm County Planning Commission praised a wind energy ordinance drafted for Winfield Township, even though a voter referendum effort will likely begin the moment the ordinance is approved.

The county Planning Commission, which met on Monday to review draft wind ordinances for both Winfield and Maple Valley townships, reviews township ordinances in an advisory capacity only and provides feedback to those townships.

Winfield Twp. to have solar referendum on August ballot

A solar energy ordinance referendum will appear on the township’s ballot in this summer’s primary election.

The Winfield Township Board voted 5-0 last Thursday to approve language to appear on the ballot in August asking township residents whether they wish to approve the township’s new solar ordinance.

Winfield Township Planning Commission advances wind ordinance, angering residents

The Winfield Township Planning Commission on Thursday voted 8-1 to recommend approval of a wind energy ordinance, which will almost certainly go to a voter referendum.

Chairman Chris Rader and members John Black, Ken Fisk, Ben Gordon, George Hubbard, Kenny Jones, Jake Newman and Dale Ulrich all voted to recommend the ordinance to the township board, while Ken Kool cast the lone dissenting vote at the end of a chaotic meeting  three-hour meeting. The Montcalm County Planning Commission will review the ordinance and provide feedback before it goes to the township board for a vote.