Spotlight News Archive

02/03/23

BOARD OF TRUSTEES - 2023-2024 BUDGET WORKSHOP

The Moran Twp Board of Trustees will hold a Budget Workshop for 2023-2024 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 11 AM at the Moran Twp Hall, W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI  49781

12/17/22

The FCC wants to know if your internet service options are accurate

A new broadband map from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) details internet services for nearly every home in the country. And the FCC is asking for the public’s help in determining how high-speed broadband is distributed in the future.

The map will be used to determine where billions of dollars in grant funding will go for future internet service projects, like the installation of fiberoptic cable in a community.

The FCC wants people to take a survey to ensure what the map says about internet services options are accurate. High-speed internet is not available to nearly half a million homes in Michigan.

Many rural areas in northern Michigan are limited to satellite internet services that do not meet the FCC’s definition for high-speed internet.

"They're 22,000 miles up in the sky," said Joe Kirklin, Director of Technical Services at WCMU Public Media. "Imagine thousands of satellite dishes in people's backyards, receiving and transmitting to these fixed position satellites, a lot of it sharing the same exact infrastructure and it doesn’t scale real well."

Kirklin added that a great way to learn if your internet speeds are accurate is to test it.

"Open up a web browser and go to speedtest.net. They provide typically a pretty accurate reflection of what's your internet connection is capable of. Another one that does essentially the same function is speedof.me.

The FCC’s deadline to complete the survey is January 13. Below are instructions from the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office on how to fill out the FCC's survey.

  1. Visit FCC broadband map here, then type in an address and see if the reported coverage is accurate. You can access the site from a computer or a mobile device.
  2. Residents can submit a challenge by clicking “Location Challenge” if the location of their home or business is missing or incorrect, or “Availability Challenge” if the internet service information is incorrect.
  3. Residents should visit the website of any internet service provider that claims to serve their location and use the website's "Check Availability" or similar tool to determine if the provider can serve their location.
  4. If they can't, a screenshot of their website can be submitted to the FCC as evidence for an Availability Challenge.

The FCC also allows local governments, tribal governments and other stakeholders to file bulk challenges for multiple locations on behalf of their communities.

WCMU | By Rick Brewer

09/27/21

MORAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING NOTICE

MORAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023

6:00 PM

              

1.         PLEDGE - MINUTES ~TREASURER’S REPORT

2.         PUBLIC COMMENT

3.         Appoint a new Zoning Administrator  

4.         Kyle Brow will present an update on the Tubing Hill

5.          Discuss the 2021 Moran Township Parks & Recreation Plan

6.         Discuss the alternate offer from James Yost for the additional township hall property

7.         Approve two budget amendments

8.         Would the township pay for the installation of the signs on Silver Mountain Bike Trail?

9.         OLD BUSINESS & UPDATES: 

             -Payment on the balance due for the new firetruck

            -Implementation of new email addresses for the township officials

  10.        NEW BUSINESS

11.        ADJOURN

09/21/20

GFL RECYCLE AND TRANSFER STATION

The GFL recycle and transfer station has moved.  It is now next to the Mackinac County Animal Shelter at 960 Cheeseman Road in St.Ignace. 

Hours are still Thursdays from 3-7 and Saturday from 8-2.  As residents of Moran Township there is not charge for recycling.

For more information call 906-635-3380.

12/11/18

Gros Cap Church Preservation

Now Accepting Donations to help preservation efforts for this historic church. If you'd like to make a donation, please mail checks to: Gros Cap Church Preservation P.O. Box 364 St. Ignace, MI 49781.

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