Agenda Packet For Monday, August 13, 2018 City Council Meeting

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August 7, 2018 Election

ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee ballots are available for the
August 7, 2018 Primary Election. If you
need an absentee ballot please contact the
City Clerk’s office at 543-8841 for
information on voting absentee.

The City Clerk’s office will also be open
on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:00
A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for absentee voting.

 

PRECINCT LOCATION CHANGE
DISTRICT 2 – PRECINCT 1

City of Charlotte

Please note that if you live in District 2 Precinct
1 you will now vote at Discovery Fellowship
Church, 757 Cherry Street, Charlotte, MI
(across from High School. If your precinct has
changed you would have received a new voter
registration card with that information.

If you are uncertain where you vote you can call
the City Clerk’s office at 543-8841 at any time
to verify before election day.

*District 2 Precinct 2 will still vote at the West Side Fire Station, 911 W.
Shepherd St., Charlotte, MI

 

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Summer Concerts wrap-up August 16

     CHARLOTTE – The 2018 Summer Concerts on the Square free music series will wrap-up on Thursday, August 16 with the now-traditional pairing of the EZY Street Band and the Charlotte Lions Club’s Taste of Charlotte. The concert is generously sponsored by Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.

The Taste of Charlotte event begins at 5:30 p.m., and the EZY Street Band will play from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. Taste of Charlotte tickets are $1 each and most food items cost one or two tickets. Food will be served until the vendors run out.

            The EZY Street Band is a local favorite, described as a 50s & 60s Sock Hop band that fills in with a few classic country and rock tunes. Over the past few years they have performed at the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival, at Potterville’s Gizzard Fest, downtown Charlotte and numerous festivals, parties and gatherings in and out of the area.

     The Ezy Street Band has been together for more than 10 years and consists of musicians with well over 150 years of combined experience.

Marcia Fittro, the group’s female vocalist, has performed not only with The Ezy Street Band, but has also been a member of the MSU Women’s Chorale, folk rock group Deseret and bluegrass group New Friends Folk.

Percussionist Aaron Hawks works at Lansing’s Music Manor, managing the drum shop, and has been an active musician performing with such groups as Showdown, Jennifer Lewis, Billy Calhoun and Frisco.

George Podany is the bass player for the group and does lead and backup vocals as well. He was a member of Blind Ambition, Jack Clarkson Band and Frisco.

Rick Hughes, the band’s sax player has quite a background. Not only does he play sax with several local groups, he is also DJ Ricky, one of the area’s most requested DJ’s, performing regularly at Hawk Hollow’s Friday Night Dances, but also travels to Greenville and to Indiana several times a year for dances, plus numerous Wedding Receptions and Private Parties as well.

Last but not least is guitarist and vocalist Don Mulvany. Don has been performing since 1966 with such groups as The San Francisco Trolley Company, The Hughes Brothers Band, Dealer’s Choice and co-founded Frisco with Rick Hughes.

The organizers of Summer Concerts on the Square wish to offer their sincere thanks to this year’s sponsors, without whom there would be no concert series. This year’s sponsors are Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte Shoe Repair, Eric Rogers LLC, Captain’s Cabinetry, The Yarn Garden, Courthouse Square Association, Peace Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church and Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.

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Musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Heart

Charlotte’s Summer Concerts on the Square welcomes back Lady Luck on August 9, with their tribute to the popular bands Fleetwood Mac and Heart. This will be Lady Luck’s third time on the Courthouse Square, and their vocal and instrumental talent is well-known.

The concert is sponsored by Charlotte’s First Congregational Church and Peace Lutheran Church. Make sure to enjoy the annual ice cream social, with the church’s famous home-made ice cream sandwiches. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and will run approximately 2 hours.

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Brenda Loomis is back on the Square July 26

The Brenda Loomis Band

   Nashville recording artist Brenda Loomis will bring her special blend of talent, professionalism and fan-friendly high-energy to the historic 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square this coming Thursday evening, July 26, as part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series. The Brenda Loomis Band will be playing one familiar country, rock and blues hit after another, as well as the band’s original songs currently in rotation on hit country radio.

    Lead vocalist Brenda Loomis fronts the band, which also features lead, steel and accoustic guitars, keyboards, dobro, sax, bass and drums, blended with power harmonies that make for an entertaining evening. Well-known throughout Michigan, Brenda Loomis has shared the stage with such acts as Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Florida-Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, the Zac Brown Band and many others. Brenda’s song “I’m Raising My Standard” recently went #1 on Soundclick.com, her sixth online #1 in two years. Her music is being heard on hundreds of radio stations in Europe, and more than 1,200 Clear Channel stations in the US.

     “We try to bring a variety of different music to the series each year,” Bryan Myrkle said. He is the organizer of the concert series. “We get tons of requests for country music, and Brenda Loomis is one of the best around.”

     This concert is generously sponsored by Charlotte Shoe Repair. “Our sponsors are making everything possible,” Myrkle said. “Without them, there is no concert series.”

               The Summer Concerts on the Square free music series continues each Thursday evening through August 16. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets and non-alcoholic refreshments. Concerts will be moved to the First Congregational Church (right across the street) in case of rain. Be sure to check out the Charlotte Artisan and Farmer’s Market on the Courthouse Square on Thursdays, too.

               For more information, contact Bryan Myrkle at  (517) 543-8853.

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