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City of Livonia receives Scenic Hero Award

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Award given to those who make a lasting contribution to preservation of scenic character Each year, Scenic Michigan presents the Scenic Hero Award to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities. This year, Scenic Michigan…

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What’s in Your Sign Ordinance?

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Excerpt reprinted with permission from, “What’s In Your Sign Ordinance?”, which appeared in the November 2016 issue of Township Focus magazine, from the Michigan Townships Association. Signs are protected by the constitutional right to free speech because they express a message—even if that message is only the time and date…

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Share Your Scenic City Photo Contest

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Scenic Michigan is holding a photo contest! Submit a picture of your attractive community on Scenic Michigan’s Facebook page or email to info@scenicmichigan.org by April 15, 2017. Please provide a brief description of the location and why you chose it. Look for locations that highlight the beauty or scenic character…

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Pellston Couple Win Billboard Lawsuit

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Billboard owner ordered to remove it. It took Elaine and Harold Sevener of Pellston nine months of diligent research and thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees, but they won their battle against the firm that has owned and maintained a double decker billboard on their property opposite Pellston Regional Airport…

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Scenic Michigan Presents 2007 Hero Award to Senator Tom George

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Scenic Michigan presented the 2007 Scenic Hero Award to Senator Tom George (R-Kalamazoo) at the Capitol on September 12, 2007. The award is given to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving and protecting the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities. According to Scenic…

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Lamar’s First Punch to Elmira Township

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Issues: First Amendment free speech rights; Unlawful prior restraint on commercial speech; Township’s refusal to allow plaintiff to go forward with billboard construction along a state highway on the basis of later-enacted ordinances; Michigan’s Highway Advertising Act (MHAA); Whether plaintiff’s claims were ripe for review; Williamson County Reg’l Planning Comm’n v….

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