Boyne City Commission round-up

The Boyne City Commission met on Tuesday Sept. 22 for its regular bimonthly meeting. Following are highlights of last week’s miscellaneous business items.

EDC appointment

The Boyne City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recommended Michelle Cortright be appointed to the EDC Board for a term to last until March 11, 2021.
Unanimously approved

City manager report

Boyne City Manager Michael Cain had just a few items to report to the city commission this week.


“Our construction projects continue to move forward. The floor is in at the main DPW building at North Boyne, and that project remains on schedule,” Cain said. “Court Street is about three days behind schedule. They were about a week behind schedule so they caught up a little bit. We’re anticipating that they might slow down a bit as they start to work their way down the hill but they continue to make good progress.”

Out at the city’s business park, the drainage improvement project on the east side of the park is on its final clean-up mode.

The stormwater filtration structure was expected to be installed on Monday Sept. 28.

The boring on the Division Street project was expected to be completed by late last week.

The Sommerset Pointe sewer project continues to make progress in moving toward the city.

As of last week, 11 city residents and three township property owners had signed up to receive the new service once it begins.

Design work on the new city facilities project for the city’s main campus continues to progress.

“Last week, a tour was held with other Environment Architects projects for us to compare some of their interior finish options,” said Cain.
Inspection of the city’s “north” water tank was recently completed. A report will soon be released on the matter. The “south” tank is expected to be inspected on Oct. 6.

Playground meeting

A public informational session concerning the fate of Boyne City’s community playground has just been announced.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 30 at Boyne City Hall, located at 319 North Lake St. in Boyne City.

A meeting will be held to discuss information Boyne City officials have gathered since the closing of the playground.

Also discussed will be possible options moving forward.

The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Call (231) 582-0377 for more information.

Absentee ballots

Absentee ballots have arrived for those people who wish to vote that way in the Tuesday Nov. 3 general election to decide who will fill two Boyne City Commission seats.