Spence Riggs at the last city council meeting on July 13 made a proposal to the city leaders to be more inclusive as to where dogs would be allowed on the beach in the city limits. Currently, there…Continue
"As I understand it in Michigan you have a right to walk your dog a on a public right of way (sidewalk, street) as long as the dog is on a leash and under your control.
In Michigan you also have the right to walk along the Great Lakes between…"
"Take care now, Jasper, I usually take my summer family vacation on one of those Badger mini-cruises-- and my hat-size is above the norm.
John, I have a FOIA request sent over the weekend to see what the complaints filed…"
"I looked through the compiled Michigan laws and some of the DNR's directives and found that there is no general rule like that. Typically, most state parks do not allow dogs on the beach, Mears State Park in Pentwater being the only local…"
"Tonight, due apparently to a last appeal by Spence Riggs and the appearance and words of a few MCM adherents at the meeting, including Riggs' mother, the vote on the dog beach was never taken. Several councilors stated they were…"
"People and their dogs walk by my house every day, they think my bushes are their bathroom. If I'm not on the front porch they just let them take a dump and continue on, I have yelled at many, some come back and pick up their droppings and some…"
"Is it illegal to have a dog on a leash within the confines of the high water mark on the Great Lakes in Michigan where the public has the right to walk the beach?
It might make an interesting Court case"
"LOL, I had similar thoughts when I read of this event. Shinblind is right, however, Shay could get caught on videotape stealing the crown jewels, confess, and get away with it.
Maybe Claire "the bookgirl" Whitcomb, our Texas…"
"I've seen similar things at Buttersville, and thought the same thing about the desirability of a leash-only dog beach to most dog owners. The small dog beach to the south allows dogs to run freely in an enclosed area, I have yet to see it…"
"It makes no sense to establish this area as a "dog area" because the dog will be required to be leashed and I'm sure people are not interested in just walking their dog but want to run their animals and let them have access to the…"
Thank you! I stumbled across your site through a search about water/sewer regs in the city. I found your post from January about the surreptitious raising of the rates. This explains in part why my condo dues are going up - the association budget is showing a $1000 INCREASE in water/sewer cost for the next budget cycle Oct 2014-Sep 2015.
Do you happen to know the rules for condo buildings? Can I suggest we install meters for each individual unit and have the co-owners pay their own water bills? Or, does the city only put one meter on a condo building and expect the association to pay for it altogether?
Please let me know what your e-mail address is. I have a copy of a judicial opinion that I think will help you in the section of your FOIA litigation where you're arguing about FOIA fees. Perhaps you can use this opinion to seek reconsideration of that crazy decision that was just issued by the Court of Appeals.