Lake Township, Huron County, Michigan – Ms. Yvonne Bushey was selected as temporary supervisor of Lake township during a packed session at the township hall Monday evening. Ms. Bushey was among nine nominated candidates looking to fulfill the supervisor vacancy left when Robert T. Smith passed away in June. After two failed nomination motions the four member board voted 3-1 to appoint Bushey on the third round. The township board did not interview any of the candidates prior to the selection. Public comments questioned Yvonne Bushey’s loyalty to Lake Township, since she recently tried to cede her land to adjoining Chandler Township in order to develop wind turbine leases. It is anticipated that Ms.Bushey will file her candidacy for Supervisor as an Independent in the November election.
This latest political drama occurs on the heels of an attempt by 20 landowners of Lake Township holding wind turbine lease agreements to secede from the community. The group approached wind development friendly Chandler Township. However the Chandler board rebuffed the group by voting down their proposal unanimously.
- Chandler Township Tells Wind Separatists to Go Home (thumbwind.com)
- Wind Secessionists Look to Carve Up Lake Township in Huron County Michigan (thumbwind.com)
- Lansing Watch Dogs Take Note of Wind Separatist Movements in Lake Township (thumbwind.com)
- Michigansthumb.com:Chandler Township rejects land transfer (michigansthumb.com)