Classifieds are published each week in the printed edition and here. To submit an ad, please stop by our office in Harrisville, or call (989) 724-6384.

WANTED:

Looking for used 20 lb. and 100 lb. propane cylinders, willing to buy. Stop by Fick and Sons in Mikado or call 989-736-7777.


Buying standing timber, minimum five acres. Cole Forest Products (989) 736-8928.

FOR SALE:

Now hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs and a cook. Apply at Jamieson Nursing Home, 790 South US-23, Harrisville, Mich. 48740. (989) 724-6889.


Propane truck driver with CDL and hazmat endorsement required. Full time with benefits and 401 K program and competitive pay call Scott at 989-348-7647.


Part-time Bookkeeper and Recording Secretary for the Harrisville Harbor Commission. Duties include but not limited to payroll; payment of bills; prepare and present monthly and annual financial reports; and recording meeting minutes. Requires computer skills and skill in standard accounting procedures and spreadsheets. Work from home or office. Position description with application process available at the Harrisville Harbor Office, Harrisville City Office, or email harrisvilleharbormaster@gmail.com. Application deadline is September 17.

HELP WANTED:

Now hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs and a cook. Apply at Jamieson Nursing Home, 790 South US-23, Harrisville, Mich. 48740. (989) 724-6889


Propane truck driver with CDL and hazmat endorsement required. Full time with benefits and 401 K program and competitive pay call Scott at 989-348-7647.


The Alcona County Road Commission, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking to fill the position of a full-time Laborer/Truck Driver. This position will challenge the selected individual to operate and utilize various equipment to maintain roads and road right-of-way throughout Alcona County, perform general maintenance of equipment, roads, road signs, complete winter maintenance, and more. High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have a driving record sufficient to maintain a valid CDL class B minimum with medical card, class A preferred. Must be free of drug and alcohol abuse. See complete job description on our website for additional requirements and duties. Competitive wage and benefit package. Apply by sending application and resume to P.O. Box 40, Lincoln, Michigan 48742 until October 1st, 2021 at 3:00pm, or until which time the position is filled. Applications are available at www.alconacrc.com or at the road commission office.


Alcona Humane Society is hiring 2 animal caregivers! We take care of the homeless and lost pets in the county. This is a part-time cleaning position: 2 days a week from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m., $10 an hour. Requirements: 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and vehicle, having a good range of motion as we bend and scrub, able to lift heavy objects, and being dependable and flexible; every other weekend and Holidays are a must as well as being able to fill in when needed. 989-736-7387


Part-time Bookkeeper and Recording Secretary for the Harrisville Harbor Commission. Duties include but not limited to payroll; payment of bills; prepare and present monthly and annual financial reports; and recording meeting minutes. Requires computer skills and skill in standard accounting procedures and spreadsheets. Work from home or office. Position description with application process available at the Harrisville Harbor Office, Harrisville City Office, or email harrisvilleharbormaster@gmail.com. Application deadline is September 17.

LEGAL NOTICES:

Public Hearing on the following ordinance for the Township of Gustin

On September 20,2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gustin Township Hall, Lincoln, Michigan the following ordinance will be signed this evening and will become a permanent ordinance of Gustin Township.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Pamela Ashford, Supervisor, (989) 736-8312

Gustin Township

Ordinance No. 2021-3

Tax Exemption Ordinance

Adopted September -, 2021

An ordinance to provide for a service charge in lieu of taxes for a housing project for low-income persons and families to be financed with a federally-aided mortgage loan pursuant to the provisions of the State Housing Development Authority Act of 1966 (1966 PA 346, as amended; MCL 125.1401, et seq) (the Act).

The Gustin Township Ordains:

SECTION 1. This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Gustin Township Tax Exemption Ordinance for the Lincoln Village Apartments.

SECTION 2. Preamble. It is acknowledged that it is a proper public purpose of the State of Michigan and its political subdivisions to provide housing for its low-income persons and families and to encourage the development of such housing by providing for a service charge in lieu of property taxes in accordance with the act. The township is authorized by this act to establish or change the service charge to be paid in lieu of taxes by any or all classes of housing exempt from taxation under this act at any amount it chooses, not to exceed the taxes that would be paid but for this act. It is further acknowledged that such housing for low-income persons and families is a public necessity, and as the township will be benefited and improved by such housing, the encouragement of the same by providing real estate tax exemption for such housing is a valid public purpose. It is further acknowledged that the continuance of the provisions of this ordinance for tax exemption and the service charge in lieu of all ad valorem taxes during the period contemplated in this ordinance are essential to the determination of economic feasibility of the housing projects that is constructed or rehabilitated with financing extended in reliance on such tax exemption.

The township acknowledges that the sponsor (as defined below) has offered, subject to receipt of an allocation under the LIHTC Program by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, to construct/acquire own and operate a housing project identified as Lincoln Village Apartments on certain property located in the Gustin Township, Alcona County, Michigan described for taxes purposes as: Part of the southeast 1/4 of the northeast 1/ 4 of Section 1, T26N-R08E, Village of Lincoln, Alcona County, Michigan being more particularly described as: Commencing at the east 1/4 corner of said Section 1, thence south 88’28’02" west, along the east and west 1/4 line, 33.00 to a point on the west line of Barlow Road (66 feet wide), said point also being the point of beginning; thence continuing south 88’28’02" west, 781.79 feet, thence north 01’23’22" west, parallel to the east section line, 917.56 feet; thence north 88’23’49" east, 431.79 feet; thence south 01’23’22" east, parallel to the east section line 350.00 feet, thence north 88’26’07" east, 350.00 feet to a point on the west line of Barlow Road (66 feet wide), thence south 01’23’22" east, along said west line 568.28 feet, to the point of beginning. Containing 13.66 acres of land and subject to easements and restrictions of record, if any.

To serve low-income persons and families, and that the sponsor has offered to pay the township on account of this housing project an annual service charge for public services in lieu of all ad valorem property taxes.

SECTION 3. Definitions.

A. Authority means the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

B. Annual Shelter Rent means the total collections during an agreed annual period from or paid on behalf of all occupants of a housing project representing rent or occupancy charges, exclusive of utilities

D. LIHTC Program means the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program administered by the authority under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

E. Low Income Persons and Families means persons and families eligible to move into a housing project.

F. Mortgage Loan means a loan that is federally-sided (as defined in Section 11 of the act) or a loan or grant made or to be made by the authority to the sponsor for the construction, rehabilitation, acquisition and/or permanent financing of a housing project, and secured by a mortgage on the housing project.

G. Sponsor means Alcona County Commission on Aging (ACCOA) and any entity that receives or assumes a mortgage loan.

H. Utilities means charges for gas, electric, water, sanitary sewer and other utilities furnished to the occupants that are paid by the housing project.

SECTION 4. Class of Housing Projects.

It is determined that the class of housing projects to which the tax exemption shall apply and for which a service charge shall be paid in lieu of such taxes shall be housing projects for low income persons and families that are financed with a mortgage loan. It is further determined that Lincoln Village Apartments is approved for tax exemption under this ordinance.

SECTION 5. Establishment of Annual Service Charge.

The housing project identified in Section 4 and the property on which it is located shall be exempt from all ad valorem property taxes from and after the commencement of construction or rehabilitation. The township acknowledges that the sponsor and the authority have established the economic feasibility of the housing project in reliance upon the enactment and continuing effect of this ordinance, and the qualification of the housing project for exemption from all ad valorem property taxes and a payment in lieu of taxes as established in this ordinance. Therefore, in consideration of the sponsor’s offer to construct and operate the housing project, the township agrees to accept payment of an annual service charge for public services in lieu of all ad valorem property taxes. Subject to receipt of a mortgage loan, the annual service charge shall be equal to 1.5 percent of the annual shelter rents actually collected by the housing project during each operating year.

SECTION 6. Contractual Effect of Ordinance.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15(a)(5) of the act to the contrary, a contract between the township and the sponsor with the authority as third party beneficiary under the contract, to provide tax exemption and accept payments in lieu of taxes, as previously described, is effectuated by enactment of this ordinance.

SECTION 7. Limitation on the Payment of Annual Service Charge.

Notwithstanding Section 5, the service charge to be paid each year in lieu of taxes for the part of the housing project that is tax exempt but which is occupied by other than low income persons or families shall be equal to the full amount of the taxes which would be paid on that portion of the housing project if the housing project were not tax exempt.

SECTION 8. Payment of Service Charge.

The annual service charge in lieu of taxes as determined under this ordinance shall be payable in the same manner as general property taxes are payable to the township and distributed to the several units levying the general property tax in the same proportion as prevailed with the general property tax in the previous calendar year. The annual payment for each operating year shall be paid on or before June 30 of the following year. Collection procedures shall be in accordance with the provisions of the General Property Tax Act (1893 PA 206, as amended; MCL 211.1, et seq).

SECTION 9. Duration.

This ordinance shall remain in effect and shall not terminate so long as a mortgage loan remains outstanding and unpaid or the housing project remains subject to income and rent restrictions under the LIHTC Program.

SECTION 10. Severability.

The various sections and provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed to be severable, and should any section or provision of this ordinance be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or invalid the same shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole or any section or provision of this ordinance, other than the section or provision so declared to be unconstitutional or invalid.

SECTION 11. Inconsistent Ordinances.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict. [This section is required]

Section 12. Effective Date.

This ordinance shall become effective September 20,2021, as provided in the township charter.

Pamela Ashford

Gustin Township Supervisor

Renee LaVergne

Gustin Township Clerk


Foreclosure Notice

Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice.

Notice of foreclosure by advertisement. Notice is given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Alcona County, starting promptly at 10 a.m. September 22, 2021.

The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information.

Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by John V. Powroznik and Sherry A. Powroznik, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Cason Home Loans, mortgagee, dated September 26, 2014, and recorded on October 2, 2014, in Liber 510, page 756, Alcona County records.

Said mortgage was assigned to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. by an assignment of mortgage dated July 30, 2021 and recorded August 02, 2021 by document number: 202100003105, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of seventy-three thousand seven hundred ninety and 73/100 ($73,790.73) dollars including interest at the rate of 4.37500 percent per annum.

Said premises are situated in the Township of Greenbush, Alcona County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 68 and 69, Timberlakes Estates, as per plat thereof recorded in Liber 2 of plats, pages 8-9 of Alcona County records. Commonly known as: 5091 Wildwood Drive, Greenbush, Mich. 48738.

If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is one year.

Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period.

To all purchasers: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Dated: August 25, 2021

Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C.

Attorneys for J.P. Morgan

Mortgage Acquisition Corp.

43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 48302

(248) 335-9200

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Case No. 21MI00214-1


Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.

Attention homeowner: If you are a military service member on active duty, if your period of active duty has concluded less than 90 days ago, or if you have been ordered to active duty, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing at the telephone number stated in this notice.

Attention purchasers: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In the event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest.

Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a Mortgage made by Claude S. Buchanan and Joyce D. Ratz as mortgagors, to Northland Area Federal Credit Union as mortgagee, which mortgage is dated December 12, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Alcona County, Michigan, on January 7, 2004, in Liber 395 at pages 914-928, and upon which mortgage is claimed to be due on the date of this notice the sum of $93,811.73, and no suit or proceedings at law or equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

Now, therefore, by virtue of a power of foreclosure sale by advertisement contained in said mortgage, notice is hereby given under section 3212 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.3212, that the following mortgage will be foreclosed by sale of the mortgage premises, or some part of them, at a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash or cashier’s check at the place of holding the circuit court in Alcona County starting promptly at 10 a.m., on October 20, 2021.

The amount due on the mortgage may be greater on the day of the sale. Placing the highest bid at the sale does not automatically entitle the purchaser to free and clear ownership of the property. A potential purchaser is encouraged to contact the county register of deeds office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge a fee for this information.

The land and premises in said mortgage, being situated in the Township of Harrisville, County of Alcona, State of Michigan, and described as follows:

Parcel 6 – commencing at the southeast corner of Section 9, Township 26 North, Range 9 East; thence S. 89 deg. 27’23” west along the south line of said section and the centerline of M-72 Highway 757.64 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing S. 89 deg 27’23” W. along said south line and said centerline 287.80 feet; then N. 01 deg. 11’53” W. 1307.09 feet; thence N. 89 deg. 08’11” E, along the north line of the S – 1/2 of the SE – 1/4 of said Section 376.92 feet; thence S. 01 deg. 08’07” E. 649.14 feet; thence S. 89 deg. 27’23” W. 82.23 feet; thence S. 00 deg. 39’41” E. 660.00 feet to the point of beginning, excepting all that part of said parcel which lies south of a line 75 feet north of and parallel to centerline of M-72. Being a part of the S – 1/2 of SE – 1/4 of said Section 9, T26N, R9E. According to survey recorded in Liber 243, pages 153- 155, Alcona County records.

Commonly known as: 4415 M-72, Harrisville, Mich. 48740.

Please be advised that the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale, or to the mortgage holder, for damaging the property during the redemption period.

The redemption period shall be six months from the date of such sale, unless the premises are determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241(a), in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale.

Dated: September 1, 2021 Paul E. Wenzloff (P27662),

Attorney for Mortgagee

903 N. Jackson Street,

Bay City, MI 48708

(989) 893-9511


The Lincoln Village Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the village hall. The meeting opened with the "Pledge of Allegiance." Those present included president Phillips, treasurer Mahalak, clerk Somers and council members, Durham, Healy, Putsky, Schick, and Somers. Wambold joined the meeting via phone due to family illness.

The minutes of the August 2021 meeting were approved on a motion from Durham with support from Schick. The treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Healy with support from Durham. The bills were approved for payment on a motion from Healy with support from Somers.

The pavilion fund currently has over $12,800. We received a contract from NEMCOG to work on bringing us into compliance for the RRC. The contract is for $5,000 and the DDA will help pay for it according to where the work is being done. A motion was made by Healy with support from Schick. Motion carried.

Zoning Administrator Troy Somers attended the meeting to give an update on properties that need to be cleaned up. Troy gave his letter of resignation from the position as zoning administrator effective October 4, 2021. A motion was made by Healy to accept Troy’s resignation with regret and Somers gave support. Carried. President Phillips gave a brief overview of the fire department and medical first responder activities. Equipment was ordered that will be paid for partially through grant funds.

Maintenance man Warren MacNeill was unable to attend the meeting. He talked with president Phillips before the meeting and they discussed a problem with a sidewalk along West Main Street. A motion was made by Healy, with support from Somers, to allow maintenance to remove the portion of sidewalk that is deteriorating along West Main Street. Carried. President Phillips and Warren will be looking at sidewalks that need attention along the local roads.

Bill Putsky gave the sewer report. Everything is working well currently. President Phillips gave the street report. After looking at the work that needs to be done on Traverse Bay State Road. The original plan was for a thin overlay/ultra seal rather than a complete asphalt rebuild. After looking at the cost of doing the ultra seal vs. the asphalt, we looked at the available funds in major streets. A motion was made by Durham, with support from Schick, to go ahead with the asphalt for the project. Carried.

The ARPA funds have been approved in the amount of $32,866.00. This is American Rescue Plan Act money secured from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be used towards fixing some of the sewer system problems. The money will come in two separate installments directly to the village account.

Durham gave an update on the charging stations that have been talked about for electric cars and golf carts. He has found a company that would put a station here free of charge to the village.

A motion to adjourn was made by Healy with support from Durham. Carried.

Linda K. Somers

Village Clerk

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