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LEGAL NOTICES:

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., on February 1, 2023.

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.

Mortgage information: Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by James F. Larson and Christine Larson, husband and wife, whose address is 5510 N. Barlow Road, Spruce, Mich. 48762, as original mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., being a mortgage dated April 24, 2004, and recorded on May 5, 2004 in Liber 400, page 413, Alcona County records, State of Michigan and then assigned to NewRez LLC d/b/a Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, as assignee as documented by an assignment dated October 6, 2021 and recorded on October 6, 2021 in document number 202100003978, Alcona County records, Michigan. On which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of twenty-nine thousand eight hundred fourty-three and 69/100 ($29,843.69).

Said premises are situated in the Township of Alcona, County of Alcona, State of Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at the SW corner of Section 18, T28N, R9E, Alcona Township, Alcona County, Michigan; thence N 00°25’34" E along the west line of said section and the centerline of F-41 Highway, 209.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing N 00°25’34" E along said west line and said centerline, 96.99 ft; thence N 89°54’40" E 100.00 ft; thence S 46°16’40" E 37.22 ft; thence S 89°18’31" E 183.60 ft; thence S 04°51’36" E 278.67 ft; thence S 89°54’40" W along the south line of said section and the centerline of Black River Road, 128.07 ft.; thence N 00°25’34" E 209.00 ft.; thence S 89°54’40,” W 209.00 ft. to the point of beginning. Said parcel being a part of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said Section 18 and containing 1.14 acres of land, more or less. Being subject to the rights of the public over the westerly 100 feet and the southerly 33 feet thereof. Also being subject to easements, restrictions and zoning of record, if any. Legal from deed book 371 page 634: All the following described premises situated in the Township of Alcona, County of Alcona, State of Michigan, to-wit: The north half (N-1/2) of the following described premises: Commencing at the highway corner post, being a part of the southwest quarter (SW 1/4) of the southwest quarter (SW-1/4) of Section 18, T28N, R9E, thence north 209 feet along highway 171, thence east 209 feet, thence south 209 feet, thence west 209 feet to the point of beginning; Subject to any part thereof used for roadway purpose or clear vision purpose as given in release of highway right of way recorded in Liber 55 of deeds, page 270, Alcona County Records. Street Address: 5510 N. Barlow Road, Spruce, MI 48762.

The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA § 600.3241a in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of the sale. If the property is sold at a foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCLA § 600.3278, 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.

This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and 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 the mortgage at the telephone number stated in this notice.

Dated: January 4, 2023

For more information, please contact the attorney for the party foreclosing:

Kenneth J. Johnson, Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC,

5955 West Main Street, Suite 18,

Kalamazoo, Mich. 49009

Telephone: (312) 541-9710.

File No.: MI 22 4727

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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 the mortgage 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 3F’S Entertainment, Inc. and Frank O. Belloli and Judy Belloli Revocable Living Trust as mortgagors, to Northland Area Federal Credit Union as mortgagee, which mortgage is dated September 10, 2008, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Alcona County, Michigan, on September 12, 2008, in Liber 455 at pages 782-788, and upon which mortgage is claimed to be due on the date of this notice the sum of $62,982.24, 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 March 1, 2023.

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 City of Harrisville, County of Alcona, State of Michigan, and described as follows:

Parcel 1 – That part of the SW-1/4 of the NW-1/4 of Section 13, T26N, R9E described as: Commencing at the west 1/4 of said Section 13, thence S. 89°33’10"W, along the east-west line of section 7.05 feet to a point on the westerly right-of-way line of Highway US-23, thence N. 26°49’10"E, along said right-of-way 323.26 feet, thence continuing N. 26°49’10"E 222.00 feet, thence N. 63°10’50"W 273.96 feet to a point on the west line of said Section 13, being the point of beginning, thence S. 0°32’25"E 70.00 feet along said west line, thence S. 63°10’50"W 150.00 feet, thence N. 0°32’25"W 70.00 feet, thence N. 63°10’50"W 150.00 feet to the point of beginning.

Parcel 2 – That part of the SW-1/4 of the NW-1/4 of Section 13, T26N, R9E described as follows: Commencing at a point of the Section line common to Sections 13 and 14, 33.00 feet northerly from the 1/4 section corner on said section line, thence easterly along the north side of a county road 10.00 feet, thence northerly along the west right-of-way line on Highway US-23, 511.25 feet to a point of beginning, thence westerly to section line between Sections 13 and 14, thence N. 3°30’00"E 127.05 feet, thence easterly 334.61 feet to the west right-of-way line of US-23, thence south 109.52 feet to point of beginning.

Parcel 3 – That part of the SW-1/4 of the NW-1/4 of Section 13, T26N, R9E described as: Commencing at the west 1/4 corner of said Section 13, thence S. 89°33’10"W along the east-west 1/4 line of said section 7.05 feet to a point on the westerly right-of-way line of Highway US-23, thence N. 26°49’10"E along said right-of-way 323.26 feet to the point of beginning, thence continuing N. 26°49’10"E, 222.0 feet, thence N. 63°10’50"W 123.96 feet, thence S. 0°32’25"E 70.0 feet, thence N. 63°10’50"W 150.0 feet to a point on the west line of said Section 13, thence S. 0°32’25"E, along said west line, 180.0 feet, thence S. 63°10’50"E, 159.07 feet to the point of beginning.

Commonly known as: 226 South Huron, 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.

Dated: January 3, 2023

Paul E. Wenzloff (P27662),

Attorney for Mortgagee

903 N. Jackson Street,

Bay City, MI 48708

(989) 893-9511

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Alcona Township’s January board meeting was called to order. Roll call was taken. Present: LaLonde, MacNeill, Gauthier, and Bolanowski. Excused: Bouchard. Motions to approve minutes from December meeting; accept treasurer report; to pay bills as presented; and to approve matching grant expenditure of the fire dept. All motions passed. This synopsis published prior to board approval.

Dawn LaLonde

Clerk


The regular meeting of the Harrisville City Council scheduled for January 9 at the city office was cancelled because of lack of a quorum. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The rescheduled meeting of city council for January 16 was called to order at 7 p.m. by mayor Gehring. "The Pledge of Allegiance" was said.

Present: Mayor Gehring; treasurer Luenberger; clerk Pierce; council members, Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Mason, and Vanderheuel; and guests. Absent: Bean.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Kaiser, to approve the minutes of December 12, 2022. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Kaiser, support by Mason, to pay the bills in the amount of $27,420.02. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Schwanz, to un-table a motion from December 12, 2022, concerning funding for the Summer Concert series. Motion carried: 5-0. Discussion.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Schwanz, to increase the Summer Concert budget up to $3,500 for the 2023 season with a review of the series budget at the October 9, 2023, city council meeting for discussion of funding for the concert series in 2024. Motion carried: 5-0.

Mayor Gehring shared a letter of interest from Mary Peterson to fill a vacancy on the Tax Board of Review. Discussion. Motion by Bauermeister, support by Schwanz, to appoint Mary Peterson to fill the vacancy on the Tax Board of Review. Motion carried: 5-0.

Mayor Gehring recommended the law firm of White and Wojda to be retained as attorneys representing the City of Harrisville. Discussion. Motion by Kaiser, support by Vanderheuel, for mayor to negotiate a per hourly rate, and means of being present via Zoom, phone calls, etc. for council meetings with the law firm of White and Wojda for retention as city attorney. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Kaiser to set city council meeting times, at city hall, as the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Vanderheuel, support by Kaiser, to appoint Jacquelyn Schwanz as mayor pro tem. Motion carried: 5-0. Motion by Schwanz, support by Bauermeister, to appoint Marjory French as deputy clerk for the City of Harrisville. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Mason, support by Kaiser, to appoint Thomas Keerl as deputy treasurer for the City of Harrisville. Motion carried: 5-0.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Schwanz, to appoint Jim Kaiser as street and sidewalk administrator for 2023. Motion carried: 5-0. Motion by Mason, support by Schwanz, to reconfirm clerk as city Census administrator for 2023. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Vanderheuel, to confirm Jim Kaiser as FEMA representative for 2023. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Mason, to appoint Thomas Keerl as city web site coordinator for 2023. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Vanderheuel, support by Schwanz, to appoint David Bauermeister as ex-officio to the harborcommission. Motion carried: 5-0. Motion by Schwanz, support by Bauermeister, to approve Tom Keerl, DPW Director, to sign the MDOT Transportation Economic Development Fund, Category B – project program application. Motion carried: 5-0.

Mayor Gehring updated council as to the status of the Recreation Passport Project Agreement for the playground at the harbor. The city project coordinators, OHM Engineering, has not completed and submitted outstanding paperwork for the state. This is leaving the city a deficit of $128,000 which the state grant will reimburse to the city upon submittal of the finalized forms.

Mayor Gehring also updated council as to the status of the lagoon project, headed by OHM Engineering. OHM has not responded with any timely information as to their progress in securing grant possibilities for the city. Alderman Bauermeister suggested summary letters be sent to OHM indicating the timeline of inactivity and monies already spent for each project.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Vanderheuel, to appoint J. Schwanz and T. Mason to the finance committee for term ending December 31, 2023. Motion carried: 5-0.

Moratorium review on number of marijuana facilities in the city was discussed. Decision was made on November 9, 2020, at the city council meeting to hold the number of facilities to three. Motion by Bauermeister, support by Kaiser, to continue the moratorium and review it on a yearly basis. Next review set for January 8, 2024. Motion carried: 5-0.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Mason, to confirm appointment of Richard Dunn, Mary Peterson, and Paul Althoff to the Tax Board of Review for the term ending December 31, 2023. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Bauermeister, to confirm appointment of L. Schwanz, A. Kay as zoning board of appeal members, (three-year terms to end December 31, 2025) with a floor nomination of Warner Vanderheuel to fill a vacancy on the board. Vanderheuel nomination accepted and confirmed. Motion carried: 5-0. Motion by Schwanz, support by Mason to confirm appointments of Becky Bean, Dave Reigle, Tom Keerl as tree board members. Motion carried: 5-0.

Treasurer Luenberger addressed the investment policy of the city. Motion by Mason, support by Kaiser, to reconfirm and accept the investment policy as presented by the treasurer for 2023 using the following banks: Huron Community Bank, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Northland Area Federal Credit Union, Nicolet, PNC and to do business with said institutions. Motion carried: 5-0. Ayes: Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Mason, Vanderheuel. Nays: 0. A finance meeting will be held on February 16 at noon.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Mason, to approve clerk to submit MDOT Application for use of M-72 and US-23 for annual activities and repairs use permit.

Request from Kathy Asheton for use of Main Street and Lake Street and the Harbor Pavilion for the Fourth of July Kid’s Parade on Saturday, July 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Motion by Schwanz, support by Vanderheuel to approve K. Asheton’s request to use city properties for the Fourth of July Kid’s Parade on Saturday, July 1. Motion carried: 5-0.

The Harrisville Harbor Commission recommended Tom Keerl, term ending December 31,2023; Steve Arens, term ending December 31, 2024; Tim Claseman, term ending December 31, 2024, to serve as members of the harbor commission. Motion by Kaiser, support by Mason, to approve appointment of Tom Keerl, Steve Arens, Tim Claseman as members of the harbor commission. Motion carried: 5-0.

Bill Thompson, Recycle Alcona, requested a “payment for services” from the city for the Alcona County, County Wide Clean-Up on May 20, 2023. Motion by Bauermeister, support by Schwanz, to pay $750 for services to Recycle Alcona for the county wide clean-up on May 20.

Motion by Mason, support by Schwanz, to adopt City of Harrisville Poverty Exemption Policy-2023. Motion carried; 5-0.

No. 2023-01: Resolution for Poverty Exemption. Now, therefore, be it hereby resolved that the mayor/assessor and board of review shall follow the above stated policy and federal guidelines in granting or denying an exemption, unless the board of review determines there are substantial and compelling reasons why there should be a deviation from the policy and federal guidelines and these reasons are communicated in writing to the claimant.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Vanderheuel to adopt Resolution No. 2023-01. Ayes: Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Vanderheuel. Nay: Mason. Motion carried: 4-0.

No. 2023-02: Authorization to allow local residents to protest in writing to board of review. Now, therefore, be it hereby resolved by the City of Harrisville of Alcona County that all resident taxpayers, or their agents, are authorized to protest to the board of review by letter. Said letters must be delivered to the physical or electronic address provided in the public notice or publication. For the March meeting of the board of review, letters must be received prior to the deadline on the publication. For the July and December meetings of the board of review, letters must be received by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting stated on the public notice; and

Be it further resolved, that the City of Harrisville shall include a statement notifying taxpayers of this option in each assessment notice under section 24c and on each notice or publication of the meeting of the board of review.

Motion by Mason, support by Schwanz, to adopt Resolution No. 2023-02. Ayes: Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Mason, Vanderheuel. Nays: 0. Abstain: 0. Motioned Carried: 5-0.

No. 2023-03: Asset level test to be used by the board of review. Therefore, be it hereby resolved that liquid assets of no more than $5000.0 and no other tangible assets with the exception of one automobile and one primary residence, subject to being adjusted or amended by the board of review or any other additional pertinent information on a case-by- case basis. Income producing assets shall be treated at the discretion of the board of review.

Motion by Bauermeister, support by Vanderheuel, to adopt Resolution No. 2023-03. Ayes: Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Vanderheuel. Nays: Mason. Motion carried: 4-0.

Maureen Sullivan, representing the Harrisville Fireworks Fund, requested approval of Resolution No. 2023-04 for a charitable gaming license. Motion by Schwanz, support by Vanderheuel, to approve gaming license for the Harrisville Fireworks Fund for fundraising. Ayes: Schwanz, Bauermeister, Kaiser, Mason, Vanderheuel. Nays: 0. Motion carried: 5-0.

Mayor Gehring addressed the fire department grant which is providing county-wide funds to fire departments for purchase of pagers and radios in the amount of $4,999. Mayor Gehring is also gathering information as to the blight management grant awarded to the county. There was a traffic accident at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Street and the driver of a vehicle slid into the water fountain on the corner and destroyed the stone structure surrounding the fountain.

Clerk Pierce: Summer Concert dates will be Wednesdays, July 5,12, 19, 26 and August 2. All dates have been booked. Treasurer Luenberger presented the adjustments to the 2023 water/sewer and general fund budgets. Motion by Mason, support by Bauermeister, to approve the adjustments to the 2023 water/sewer budget. Motion carried: 5-0. Motion by Mason, support by Vanderheuel, to approve the adjustments to the general fund budget for 2023. Motion carried: 5-0.

Harbormaster Alexander addressed the updates and unexpected expenses incurred by the harbor this past season for major repairs to the harbor building infrastructure and the bubblers at the docks. He addressed grants being sought for repairs to the stairway at the lower parking lot and a rain garden being planned in conjunction with the elementary school and MSU Extension. The harbor Facebook page has been updated and he addressed the advantage of food trucks being available during concerts at the harbor.

Planning commission ex-officio J. Schwanz recommended Mike Stone, Ed Chrumka and Todd Zellmann to fill vacancies on the planning commission. Motion by Mason, support by Kaiser, to approve appointment of Mike Stone, Ed Chrumka and Todd Zellmann to the planning commission.

Fire department assistant chief Keerl discussed the grant received from the MDNR/Forest Resources Division for a county wide grant for pagers and radios and the state mandated 12 hours of training, yearly, for fire fighters. If continuing education is not maintained, the state will rescind an individual’s certification.

Comment cards: Guest Patty Thomas urges the community to support the $12.5 million state grant for the community housing project proposed by the Senior Center of Lincoln. Information available on the ACCOA website. Warner Vanderheuel addressed his information gathered from the state concerning the traffic speed limits on US-23, north and south. Alderman Schwanz has been in contact with NEMCOG for information concerning grant potential for the proposed art/mural project for the city. Mason congratulated harbormaster on the excellent camera system installed at the harbor.

Motion by Schwanz, support by Vanderheuel for meeting to be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m. Next city council meeting February 13 at 7 p.m.

Published prior to council approval.


A special meeting of the Alcona Township Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Alcona Township Hall, 5576 N. U.S. 23, Black River, Michigan 48721. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a closed session regarding current litigation and consider any other items that may come before the Board at that time.

 

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