Spring Lake Village Council has appointed Susan Petrus to replace Megan Doss, who resigned from council earlier this month to spend more time with her family.
Doss has served on council for nearly three years. She was being appointed in August 2015 to fill the seat vacated by Dave Bennett.
Council has discussed the possibility of instead having seven council members elected, and then having council select the most qualified person among them to serve as president.
A popular phrase often heard is to “make sure you get it in writing,” and it’s a motto we’re glad to see the Village of Spring Lake taking up.
Last month, Hanks filed two recall attempts to oust Joyce Hatton as village president. Hatton resigned Aug. 8, and Councilman Mark Powers took over as president, creating the vacant seat.
Joyce Hatton is no longer a part of Spring Lake Village Council, but an issue that she brought up caught the attention of the council’s current members.
Spring Lake Village Council has formalized plans for adding a new council member in the wake of Joyce Hatton's resignation as village president last week.
Spring Lake Village Council formally accept the resignation of Village President Joyce Hatton during a special meeting Thursday.
Village President Joyce Hatton emailed her notice of resignation to council members less than four hours after the polls closed Tuesday night, and President Pro Tem Mark Powers was ready to replace Hatton at the helm.
SPRING LAKE — Village President Joyce Hatton has officially resigned.
SPRING LAKE — Monday's Village Council meeting became so chaotic that a former council member called the session “dysfunctional.”
The chairman of the Spring Lake Village disincorporation work group shared more information at a Village Council work session Monday night, but it still appears there may be more questions than answers.
The revised contract would pay Christine Burns one year in severance pay (salary plus benefits) should the village dissolve and become part of Spring Lake Township.
Village Manager Chris Burns said the longer the uncertainty drags on, the more village staff morale will be negatively affected.
Lee Schuitema, a village resident, looked shocked when he was called him to the front of the room to accept the award at last week’s Village Council meeting.