I know you have heard this a lot in the last few weeks and you will probably hear more of it in the next two weeks, but I cannot stress enough the importance of getting out to vote. I know many of you have told me that the ballots stress you out. From asking us to vote for candidates for university boards that we know nothing about to a ballot proposal that on the face appears good but the underlying legislation is full of holes. That’s okay, don’t stress. If you come across something on the ballot that you are not familiar with skip it. You do not have to fill the entire ballot for the vote to count. You can take a ballot and vote for only one thing, whether a candidate for an office or a ballot proposal for the state or a local ballot proposal. Your vote still counts. So as long as you have an opinion on any of the issues or candidates go vote for just them. At least you have exercised your right as a voter. No one ever ark’s if you voted for everything on a ballot, they just ask if you have voted. In addition, the absentee ballot process is a lot easier than ever. If you work until late or have a trip, appointment or something that may keep you out of town on Election Day, you can be eligible for an absentee ballot. They are the same ballots that you get at the polls, on Election Day, they are just mailed out to you earlier and you can drop them off or mail them back. If you have a friend or relative that is house bound or only gets out on certain days and Tuesday’s are not one of them, they can get an absentee ballot. Just call in to our Clerk, Sue Reilly and she will walk you through the process, it is pretty painless and really easy. This will all be over soon and we can take a breather for another 2 years, then the pandemonium starts again.
The big news in the Township is that our Historical Commission has new offices. They have moved into Eagle Point Plaza and will not only have new offices but also a display area for all the historical items that many of you have donated. Each item they have usually comes with a story. Some items you may have a hard time recognizing, but fun in guessing their use. They are located in the West wing opposite of the offices and next to the Judo room. So stop in and see them when you are in the Plaza and visit with the members and view the antiques that they have on display. Someone is always in on Tuesday’s after 10 and they will be posting other hours of operation once they are up and running so watch our web site for further updates. Also stop back because what they display this month will change next month as they have been given so much that it cannot be displayed in one showing. They will be changing out their exhibits periodically in order to display as many of the items as possible.
As always if you ever have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our community please contact me. I am in the office Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:00 at 989-728-2811 or my cell at 989-984-7073 or by email email@example.com.
Fred Lewis – Supervisor