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Meeting Cancellation Notice Minimize

TAKE NOTICE that Thursday, July 09, 2015 scheduled City Council Meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.  The next scheduled City Council Meeting is July 23, 2015.

This Notice is given in compliance with the Open Meeting Act.


 
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Another 4th of July and Freedom Festival has been completed. What a great day, starting with the garage sales, downtown entertainment including live bands  Bottom of the Glove and Two Dudes and a Chic. Disc Jockey and last but not least Bradley Boom Box who had people of all ages dancing all evening.

I want to congratulate Mr. Ric Murray for being this year’s recipient of the Luna Pier Citizen of the Year Award.  Ric has served on City Council for many years; he also serves on the Freedom Festival Committee, Parks and Rec, and Flood and Erosion Protection Committee, great job Ric.

I want to give special praise to the Mason Touch Downers Group parents and kids, who help throughout the evening keeping up with the trash collection and the parking of hundreds of cars in the assigned lots. These kids and parents did on outstanding job and worked into the late and early morning hours. This is the first year we have had assigned areas to park for the attendees of the fireworks to park, and we could not accomplish this without the Touch Downers Group.  There is one special lady out there who had the additional task of POOPER SCOOPER to clear up after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Posse horses, I will not embarrass her by putting out her name, but do want to thank her. 

Speaking of the Sheriff’s Posse, I want to thank them, for keeping the roads open and providing security for the parking lots.

In closing, I need to give a hand to all members of the Freedom Festival Committee, Parks and Rec, Luna Pier Business Association, Luna Pier Police and Fire Departments, who without them we not put this event on.

Thank You All

Mayor Dave Davison  

 
And the Winning Freedom Festival Ticket Number is Minimize

Congratulations to Beatrice Lajiness, a long time Luna Pier Resident who purchased the 3rd Annual Freedom Festival Winning 50/50 ticket on July 4, 2015. The winning ticket number was 1575. 

 
The Cuties Baby Contest Minimize

Congratulations to  5 month old Sutton Gee and 3 month old Zane Pierson for winning the 2015 Freedom Festival Cuties Baby Contest!

 
Citizen of the Year Nominations Minimize

Citizen of the Year Nominations

Every year during our Freedom Celebration a Luna Pier resident is chosen as the citizen of the year.  This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  The committee responsible for choosing the citizen of the year is made up of Luna Pier residents.

The nominee should be someone who “stands out” in the community whether they be a fire fighter, someone serving on a commission or board or just a neighbor who helps out a senior citizen or a person in need.  If you would like to nominate a person for the 2015 Citizen of The Year award please submit a letter in a sealed envelope to City Hall.  The deadline for nominees is Monday, June 21, 2015 at 4 pm.  

 
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New Entrance to City Sign

A committee made up of members of different organizations and committees within the city was formed to design and raise funding for a new entrance sign on Luna Pier Rd., to replace the existing sign. If you would like to contribute to this cause, donations are being accepted at Luna Pier City Hall.  Please make checks out to the Luna Pier Business Association. More details of the sign will be posted as funds are collected and the committee meets.  

 
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Please be aware of a company called Just Energy soliciting business for natural gas in the city. This company did not obtain the required permits to solicit in the city. I have received  several calls at city hall reference this company. Please contact city hall if this company makes contact with you, or ask to see their permit. Also you may want check this business on the internet, to check for complainants.

Mayor Dave Davison

City of Luna Pier 

 
Welcome to Luna Pier, MI - Incorporated in 1963 Minimize

 
Streamline Developers Guide Minimize

Being part of Monroe County, The City of Luna Pier is poised for economic development opportunities with our location on I-75. Click logo for information on commercial development in this area.

 

 
Title VI Compliance Minimize

The City of Luna Pier is committed to ensuring that no one is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file the following form below, and submit through U.S. Postal Service to:

City of Luna Pier

Attention: Crystal Manley

P.O. Box 375

4357 Buckeye Street

Luna Pier, MI 48157



Or submit through email to cmanley@cityoflunapier.com



 
Master Plan Information Minimize

The City of Luna Pier Master Plan, adopted in 2010, continues to be the guiding document for past and future developments for the City of Luna Pier.   The Master Plan, adopted in 2010, centers around the transformation of the City both before and after the closing of the J.R Whiting Power Generating Facility which will occur in April 2016.   To compensate for this drastic reduction in the tax base of the City, City Leaders have had to make plans to transform the City to a placemaking community in order to attract developers and visitors to invest in the City and to create a place that visitors and future visitors will return over and over and participate in the economic revival of the City.  

The first project that resulted from the Master Plan was the construction of the Luna Pier Light House Project built in 2012-2013 with a grant from the State of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund in the amount of $460,000.   The second project to be completed was the improvements to Lakewood Avenue  that included the reconstruction of Lakewood Avenue  with funding from MDOT’s Major Street funding.

The next project is the projected renovation of Luna Pier Road from Harold Drive East to the Lighthouse with funding from Michigan Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternative Program for streetscape renovations and upgrades and a complete resurfacing of Luna Pier Road with funding from the City’s Major Street Fund.  The City will be required to match up to $130,000 from local funds for the streetscape renovations.  

These projects will be the impetus for future commercial investment in the City in order to add to the tax base and increase revenue to the City.  These revenue increases will be used to restore services that had to be reduced or eliminated because of the massive reduction the City’s tax base as a result of the closure of the J.R. Whiting Plant.

Without  the vision of the Master Planning that was done in 2009-2010 these projects may not have been possible.   With the plan in place the City becomes eligible for outside funding that may not have been available to them otherwise.

 
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See the City of Luna Pier's new Master Plan Slide Show!

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NOTICE

To all property owners of land situated in the City of Luna Pier, Monroe County, Michigan: 

 NOTICE:  All vacant lots and land are to be cleared of weeds, brush, grass and fallen trees and limbs, Section 11.11 of the Charter of the City of Luna Pier.

WHEREAS, it has been determined that such weeds and grasses shall not be allowed to grow in excess of six (6) inches in height.

WHEREAS, it shall be the duty of all owners of land in the City of Luna Pier to destroy, remove or cut any and all weeds and grasses which exceed six (6) inches in height and ensure that all vacant lots and land are cleared of weeds, brush, grass and fallen trees and limbs in accordance with Section 11.11 of the Charter of the City of Luna Pier starting February 13, 2105.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should such weeds or grasses not be destroyed, removed or cut by the owner on or after February 13, 2015 the removal or cutting shall be undertaken by the City of Luna Pier.  The City shall have the option to contract with certified vendors to cut grass at the properties in violation of this resolution.   The following charges with a special assessment will be levied against the property:

First Offence                       $ 100.00 per lot
Second Offence                   $ 250.00 per lot
Three and More Offences    $ 500.00 per lot
Late Payment Fee               $15.00 per month

 
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Responsible Dog Owners

Many people love walking their dogs along the waterfront and throughout the City.  Unfortunately this can cause a problem for local residents and others who step in and clean-up waste not attended by the dog owner.  Please pick-up after your pet to eliminate this problem.  Remember there are no animals allowed on the Public Beach or Pier per Ordinance No. 204.

 
Allstar Disposal & Recycling Minimize

AllStar Disposal & Recycling is now serving the City of Luna Pier for residential and commercial refuse collection.  Trash will continue to be pick-up on the usual day, Friday mornings except for the week of July 4th.  Rubbish will be picked up on Thursday, July 3rd.   Large items can be picked up for a small fee.  To find out the cost and to schedule a large item pick-up, contact Allstar at (734)850-9500.

 
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City of Luna Pier Resident Mrs. Pattie Grimes volunteers her time to scrape, clean, and paint park benches at Water Tower Park.  A BIG City of Luna Pier Thank You goes out to her.

 
Monroe County Alert Notification System Minimize

 Information:  On Monroe County Alert Notification System

The residents and businesses in the City Of Luna Pier have the option of being notified of local and county emergencies through the Monroe County Emergency Management Division.

Monroe County has implemented an emergency notification system to contact County residence and businesses via recorded phone messages,text messages and email during emergencies.

MCANS

Reaches citizens immediately with critical information.

Rapidly and reliably disseminates official information and instructions to residents and businesses based on location. The MCANS emergency notification system delivers messages across all communication platforms and cycles through these devices until the message is confirmed.

Citizen Protection and Life Safety:

  •  Local Snow Emergencies
  •  Public Health Information           
  •  School Emergency notification
  •  County road closure
  •  Local road closure
  •  Drinking water Alerts
  •  Local Community Notification

Emergency Response and Management

  • Evacuation Instructions
  • Chemical Spill Information
  • Local Disaster Notifications
  •  “All Clear” Broadcasts.

Go online for more information and to register your cell phone ,Voice Over IP (VOIP) number, land line and/or e-mail address.    Web Page co.monroe.mi.us/mcans  or call & (734)  240-3135

Mayor Dave Davison
City of Luna Pier

 
Monroe County Visitor Information Minimize

 
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Help Wanted !

We are currently accepting applications for the following boards:

Luna Pier Housing Commission- 1 Opening

Flood & Erosion Protection- 1 Opening, 1 Alternative

Planning Commission /EDC - 2 openings 

Salary commission - 2 openings 

Tax Board of Review- 1 Opening

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) -  2  alternates

A letter of interest / application should be submitted to the City Clerk if you are interested in serving on any of these boards or commissions.

 
FOIA Request Minimize

On July 1, 2015 the FOIA laws have changed.  Below is the new FOIA Procedures & Guidelines for the City of  Luna Pier.   All FOIA request can be submitted to the City of Luna Pier, P.O. Box 375, 7357 Buckeye Street, Luna Pier, MI 48157 or by email to cmanley@cityofluanpeir.com

FOIA Summary of Instructions.pdf

FOIA Procedures & Guidelines.pdf

Resolution No. 887- Sale of City Property.pdf

 
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