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2013 Holiday Happening
Friday, December 6, 2013
Beginning at 5:00 pm
Sale of Pasties at the Masonic Lodge 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Shopping in Da Moonlight – 5:00pm until 10:00pm
Beginning at 6:00pm
Lighting of the Luminaries – Downtown Linden
Free - Horse-drawn carriage rides from Linden VFW Hall - Free
Gingerbread Houses on Display in Downtown Businesses
Christmas Trees on Display in Downtown
Linden Mills Museum 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Tours & Crafts
Beginning at 7:00pm
Lighting of the Lights at the Gazebo
All Community Sing with Faith Baptist Church Choir
Introduction of Civic Leaders and Parade Grand Marshal
2013 Holiday Happening Snow Queen
Winner of Tree Contest and Gingerbread Houses Announced
Cider and Donuts served by the Linden Kiwanis at the VFW Hall
Live Nativity at Linden United Methodist Church – Music & Refreshments at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Breakfast with Santa at Hyatt Elementary (8:30am – 10:30am)
Secret Santa Shoppe & Craft Show at Linden Elementary (10:00am - 3:00pm)
Holiday Happening Parade featuring Santa (12:00 noon)
Followed by hot chocolate & cookies served by the Linden Lions Club at Linden VFW, 105 Mill Street
Pictures with Santa (after the parade) Downtown Sporting Goods (BRING OWN CAMERA)
Linden Mills Museum 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Tours & Children’s Crafts
Linden High School Competitive Art Show - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Linden Masonic Temple
CITY OF LINDEN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Linden Planning Commission will conduct, as part of their meeting agenda, a public hearing to consider a request for a zoning map amendment on property described as Tax Identification No. 61- 20-502-013 (also known as 1005 N. Bridge Street). The request is to change the zoning from Limited Industrial (LI) to Limited Industrial (LI) for a portion of the property and to General Commercial (GC) for a portion of the property. The public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at
MONDAY, December 2, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M.
Copies of the Application are available for review at the City Offices in the Clerk’s Office at 132 E. Broad Street,
CITY OF LINDEN – PUBLIC HEARING
ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS
The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., as part of the regular meeting agenda, in the Council Chambers located at 201 N. Main Street, Linden, Michigan, to consider amendments to the City of Linden Zoning ordinance as follows:
Revise Section 2.2 by adding definitions for front, rear and side lot lines and revising the definitions for master plan, restaurant and sidewalk café; amend Section 3.5.2 pertaining to preliminary sketch plans; amend Section 3.5.3 pertaining to preliminary site plans; add a new Section 3.11 pertaining to amendments; add a new Section 3.12 pertaining to conditional rezoning; amend Section 4.4.1 to allow schools as a permitted use and two-family dwellings as a special use; amend Section 4.4.2 to allow two-family dwellings as a permitted use; amend Section 4.4.5 pertaining to live/work units; amend Section 4.4.6 by eliminating sidewalk cafes as a special use; amend Section 5.2 pertaining to accessory buildings and satellite dish requirements; amend Section 5.8 pertaining to temporary uses; amend Section 8.3 by fixing incorrect cross-references; amend Section 9.2.2 pertaining to sign illumination; amend Section 9.2.6 pertaining to exempt signs; amend Section 9.3.7 pertaining to window signs; amend Section 12.4 pertaining to the duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals; and, amend Section 12.5 pertaining to Zoning Board of Appeals procedures.
The text of the proposed amendments is available for review at the city offices during normal business hours. Persons wishing to comment on the matter are encouraged to attend the public hearing or to address written comments to the City Clerk in City Hall at P.O. Box 507, 132 E. Broad Street, Linden, Michigan 48451 prior to the date of the public hearing.
Sep. 3, 2013 - The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan (BBB) is warning the public about an increase in reports of aggressive door-to-door salespersons offering free alarm systems to local home owners. During unscheduled home sales calls, salespersons are reported to be pressuring consumers into signing contracts that offer a free alarm system and free installation but charge monthly monitoring fees that are automatically deducted from the owner’s bank account.
According to complainants, the salespersons are often misleading about contract details and consumers end up in contracts with auto-renewal and automatic bank account deduction clauses that keep them paying well after the service term and even after the consumer has moved. Consumers are also reporting significant difficulty canceling their contracts, even when they specifically follow the cancelation procedures in their contract, and contacting alarm company customer service departments regarding billing issues.
As with any door-to-door sales calls, the BBB advises consumers to not purchase anything on a whim without taking time to read contracts, do research on a company and comparison shop, especially when giving personal information such as bank account numbers. If you decide to purchase an in-home alarm system, consumers should check with the Better Business Bureau for an Online Business Review (http://detroit.bbb.org/Find-Business-Reviews/) on the company; ask friends and neighbors for references and always comparison shop.
Additionally, the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is warning consumers of new scams that have been taking place due to confusion over changes that are being ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
· No government employee sells insurance over the phone, door-to-door or by email. Health plans and insurance licenses can be verified by calling DIFS at (877) 999-6442 or on the DIFS website at www.michigan.gov/difs.
· Don’t give out personal information to anyone who requests your bank account or routing number. There are no new cards with the ACA and you will not need a new Medicaid card.
Any residents that have a question about a solicitor or company or who believes they may be victim of a fraud/scam are encouraged to contact the Linden Police Department at 810-735-5454.
Scott D. Sutter
Chief of Police
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