Letter to the Editor

Commission to identify city’s ‘unique sense of place’ To the Editor: At a recent City Council meeting I pitched the idea that Harbor Springs ought to create an Historical Commission tasked with identifying what gives our town its unique ‘sense of place’ – buildings, building styles, trees, water, parks – and writing up some guidelines to preserve and protect these […]

Letter to the Editor

M119 Tree Removal: We need to see the forest for the trees To the Editor: As part of the capital improvement plan, the City has elected to remove a lot of very large trees along M119 between Hoyt and Park Lane. This is being done to mitigate any risk of these trees downing or interfering with the utility lines that […]

Letters to the Editor

On short term rentals… To the Editor: Harbor Springs Planning Commission Dear Committee Members, We’d like to express our concern about the ongoing discussion regarding short-term rental properties…and also offer a longer-term solution. After attending two meetings, we believe that there isn’t enough quantifiable evidence to make a change to the number of licenses issued and further documentation needs to […]

Letter to the Editor

Short term rental corrective action needed To the Editor: The citizens of H.S. should ask themselves who really benefits from short term rental’s (STR’s). Is it the city? Its residents? The business owners? The STR owners? Who? The advent of the STR has clearly changed our town. Is it the goal to turn H S into a “Pay, Play, Walk […]

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