Council adopts budget with slight millage increase

The Village of Lake Orion adopted its budget Monday night, which calls for a slight millage increase for residents. The village council unanimously approved the budget, which increases the millage rate from 9.9205 mills to 10.4 mills. The extra income from the increase is expected to total about $57,000. That’s about $24 for a homeowner […]

CIA Development Plan calls for $8.1 million in enhancements, public hearing set for Monday

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The public is invited to comment this Monday on a tax increment financing development plan as recommended by the newly established Orion Township Corridor Improvement Authority Board. Township trustees could approve the plan after the public hearing Monday. Supervisor Chris Barnett appointed the seven person board to create a development […]

Projects needed for first ever Orion Community Green-Up

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Lake Orion High School sophomore Madeline Braley is not only one of the first youth volunteers on the Orion Township Environmental Resources Committee (ERC), she is also the creator of the first ever Orion Community Green-Up. This Saturday, May 14, Braley, along with her crew of volunteers, will take on projects […]

District to seek 2 mill Sinking Fund in Aug.

District to seek 2 mill Sinking Fund in Aug.

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor A 5-2 vote determined that Lake Orion Community Schools will be asking voters to approve a new two mill tax this August. The Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Proposal would generate $3.4 million for the district the first year, and grow by 1.5 percent each year over the ten-year […]

Police millage contract to include Lake Orion for one more year

By Dan Shriner Review Editor After several weeks of obviously contentious negotiations between Lake Orion and Orion Township, the township board on Monday night voted to include language to allow village residents to vote for a police millage, perhaps in November. For the past 24 years, Orion Township and Lake Orion residents voted on police […]

‘Save big money’ soon

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The home improvement retail chain store, Menards, submitted the paperwork for an approximate 207,000 sq. ft. development in Orion Township’s Brown Road Innovation Zone (BIZ district) last Wednesday. The development would span 32 acres of the near-262 acres within the district, with 5.5 acres reserved as additional out-lots for possible […]

OAYA standouts awarded in annual ceremony

OAYA standouts awarded in annual ceremony

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer The Orion Area Youth Assistance celebrated 23 years of honoring students at their annual Youth Recognition Award ceremony. Nearly 50 students were accompanied by family, friends and educators as they were awarded and recognized April 28 for their efforts in making the community a better place. The evening celebrated […]

Meridian Commons gets the boot

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor After a lengthy discussion centered on Redwood Acquisition not meeting all conditional requirements for a zoning change, Orion Township trustees voted down the applicant’s conceptual plan to rezone almost 33 acres to PUD for 160 “empty-nester” apartment homes. Meridian Commons, which would be located at 3667 S. Lapeer Rd., would […]

DECA Club brings fresh ideas to Business Expo

DECA Club brings fresh ideas to Business Expo

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor For the past nine years one instrumental group from Lake Orion High School has helped organize and stylize the annual Shop Local Expo, and this year they are sharing some of their secrets. The 2016 Grow Community, Shop Local business expo is Tuesday, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 […]

Nighttime baseball coming to Friendship Park

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Pretty soon little league outfielders, pitchers, and catchers will get to play under the lights at Friendship Park. At Monday’s Orion Township board meeting, trustees approved a project that would put ballfield lighting at two of the four baseball fields. McNulty Electric Inc. was awarded the contract to install […]