To comply with the Governor's Executive Orders, The Village of Dimondale has taken a number of steps to protect public health, safety, and welfare.
Village Office is open with conditions. Visitors must wear a mask to enter the building. The council chambers are open to make utility payments and for other general business. We are encouraging the use of phone calls and email to handle business that can be done electronically.
Lions Park playground equipment is not sanitized, use at your own risk.
Lions Park Pavilion reservations subject to social distancing measures. Must be fewer than 100 people and able to social distance. Use of bathrooms is at your own risk and no guarantees are made as to its safety.
Village Parks OPEN However, if you utilize a park or trail, please maintain social distancing. We're not through this yet, and there is no vaccine. Please be safe and smart.
CALL FOR ARTS COMMISSION MEMBERS
In an effort to strengthen civic identity and community, and create a cultural economy, the Village of Dimondale recently adopted a public arts ordinance. With that, we now seek to establish an Arts Commission for the Village and are looking for public art enthusiasts to serve as commissioners. It is a well-accepted principle, that the placement of public art contributes to a community’s identity, fosters a sense of pride and belonging, and enhances the quality of life. Arts and culture can enliven, awaken, and stimulate a space and the people around that space, thus creating a deeper sense of community and “place”. A desire to strengthen this attachment for residents and visitors alike, and an appreciation for Dimondale’s unique character, drive the effort to introduce public art in Dimondale.
The Commission will consist of three to seven individuals appointed by the Village Council. Applicants are not required to live in the Village, although over fifty percent of the commissioners must be Village residents. We are seeking those with varying backgrounds with the intention of reflecting the full diversity of the arts community and the community as a whole. Commissioners are uncompensated and serve a five-year term. For more information see Ordinance 284 Public Art and Arts Commission (visit: bit.ly/DimondaleAC2020).
All applicants must complete a Citizen Involvement Application and submit it to the Village Office by October 15th. Applications will be evaluated by the Recreation Committee and appointments will be made at the regular Village Council meeting on November 9th. For more information contact the Village Office at 517.646.0230.
Electronic Special Meeting of the Village of Dimondale Planning Commission
Electronic Meeting Notice
Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Executive Order 2020-154 declaring public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act can use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, the Village of Dimondale Planning Commission will hold such a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020 for the purpose of conducting normal business operations to the extent possible.
Electronic Village Meeting Access
To join the meeting electronically click this link and follow the instructions:
Or to join by dial-in option from your phone, call the following toll-free numbers:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
And enter this Meeting ID: 891 9940 5745
Members of the public wishing to give public comment by electronic means can send an email no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to: Dimondalemanager@gmail.com
Comments will also be taken during the Zoom meeting. Participants that wish to speak should ‘raise their hand’ by clicking the, “wave” icon in the Reactions menu on the bottom of the Zoom window during the meeting. We will acknowledge one person at a time to speak and you will be introduced and unmuted.
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance are encouraged to contact the village manager prior to the meeting at Dimondalemanager@gmail.com. Given reasonable notice, the Village will make every effort to accommodate special request needs to the best of our ability.
***According to the Attorney General, interrupting a public meeting in Michigan with hate speech or profanity could result in criminal charges under several State statutes relating to Fraudulent Access to a Computer or Network (MCL 752.797) and/or Malicious Use of Electronics Communication (MCL 750.540). According to the US Attorney for Eastern Michigan, Federal charges may include disrupting a public meeting, computer intrusion, using a computer to commit a crime, hate crimes, fraud, or transmitting threatening communications. Public meetings are being monitored and violations of statutes will be prosecuted.***
James P. Gallagher Village Manager/Clerk
Holiday Closings/Trash Schedule/Services
Great Race by a Dam Site
October 17 and 18, 2020
$25 if registered by October 1 (shirt and medal guaranteed)
$30 if registered by October 11 (no guarantee of shirt or medal)
$35 if registered after October 11 (no guarantee of shirt or medal)
Kids 12 and under $10
Board of Appeals Openings
The Village Council recently voted to retain an independent Board of Appeals and several positions are available. This Board meets on an as needed basis and provides an opportunity for residents to engage in governance of their community with a relatively light time commitment. Interested individuals should contact the Village Manager at 517.646.0230 or for more information. A job description can be found here and a Citizen Involvement application here.
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