2007-05-19 / News

Businesses To Be Assessed Fees for Late License Requests

New 2007 business license requests continue to trickle into the city. With the May 1 deadline passed, businesses now are assessed late fees for the document that allows them to operate on the Island. During the Mackinac Island City Council's Wednesday, May 9, meeting, four new business licenses were approved, two off-Island business licenses were issued, and 25 renewals were accepted.

With a May 15 cutoff for temporary motor vehicle permits, Council approved 32 that evening, 24 of them for H & D, Inc. of Bayshore for asphalt patching.

Three temporary permits were tabled until Council is given project dates and two seasonal permits were issued to Stonecliffe, one for a golf cart for transportation of elderly guests, the other for a tractor for lawn maintenance. The equipment will remain on Stoncliffe property.

A temporary permit was issued to Edison Sault Electric to move equipment on and off the Island, and six temporary permits were issued for the Lilac Festival, which begins June 8. Most of them were for transportation of horses for visiting parade entries.

The city will add $1,200 to a $3,900 grant from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for a new riding lawnmower and leaf vacuum, which will be used at Great Turtle Park and the cemeteries. The city's tractor, which has been used for the mowing, will now be dedicated to removing snow from city sidewalks.

The Discovery Channel's television show "Dirty Jobs" received permits from the city to film on the Island. The company is expected to begin production May 22 and compete filming by May 26.

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