PM Township to schedule future meeting on Father Marquette Shrine. 

December 27, 2017

PM Township to schedule future meeting on Father Marquette Shrine. 

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Pere Marquette Charter Township board of trustees will hold its regular year end meeting Thursday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. at the township hall, 1699 S. Pere Marquette Highway.

The board is scheduled to meet in closed session to discuss legal strategy with its attorney about the recent controversy over the Father Marquette Shrine (see related story here).  However, the conversation about the shrine is not on the agenda. Instead, the township board is considering a public hearing in January and possibly a larger venue.

“Due to the overwhelming response of concern associated with the Father Marquette memorial, we feel the need to advise everyone that the regular meeting of the township board scheduled for Dec. 28 will not be the meeting designated to address the Father Marquette memorial,” Township Supervisor Paul Keson said in a memo. “The meeting planned for the 28th is scheduled to conduct regular year-end business. The board will consider going into a closed session meeting with our legal counsel, but we do not anticipate any public discussion regarding the memorial, nor will any decisions be made on the matter at this meeting.”

The agenda does allow for limited public comments, two minutes maximum per person. Keson said the township hall can only hold up to 140 people.

“The township board of trustees understands there is much public concern and is committed to provide an opportunity for the community’s voices to be heard. We are currently looking for a facility which can accommodate a much larger crowd where we will hold a public meeting designated specifically to the Father Marquette memorial matter.”

Keson said he has received many visits, emails, and phone messages from the members of the public expressing their opinions on the matter.

“Rest assured, your voices are being heard.”

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