With summer well underway, more cyclists are on the road. Bicycles on the roadway have the same rights, and responsibilities, as motorized vehicles. There are many things both motorists and cyclists can do to avoid an accident. Cyclists are encouraged to use bike lanes or bike paths when available, and of course, everyone - at every age - should wear a bicyle helmet. 

The Michigan State Police Office of Highway and Safety Planning has posted the following:

Bicyclists Should:

  • Ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road.
  • Use hand signals when turning or stopping.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and markings.
  • When dark, a white light on the front and rear red reflector are required.
  • Ride on the trail, paved shoulder, bike lane, or bike route.
  • Be visible: wear appropriate high visibility safety gear, including a helmet.
  • Watch for debris that might make you fall or swerve.
  • Watch for turning traffic.
  • Ride no more than two abreast.

Drivers Should:

  • Give at least 3-feet when passing bicyclists. 
  • Obey traffic signals, signs and markings.
  • Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not underestimate their speed. This will help avoid turning in front of a bicyclist traveling on the road or sidewalk, often at an intersection or driveway.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Stay alert and take extra caution at intersections, especially when making turns.
  • In parking lots, at stop signs, when backing up, or when parking, search your surroundings for other vehicles, including bicyclists.
  • To avoid "dooring" a bicyclist, never open a car door without first checking for passing traffic. One example of checking for traffic is the "Dutch Reach." This method involves the driver of a vehicle using their right hand to open their door, not their left hand. This naturally puts the driver in position to check both in front and behind for approaching traffic.

Remember, share the road, so everyone can make it home safely!

Please note these important pieces of information related to the Cemetery Ordinance:
  • Cemetery hours are from dawn until dusk.
  • Flower containers must be the traditional green, metal handled flower container. Containers hung on shepherd's rods are prohibited. Each plot is allowed one flower container. These containers can be purchased at many home and gardening stores.
  • Artificial flowers are not allowed.
  • Grave decorations not allowed include pinwheels, statues, stones, wood chips, glass, clay and plastic pots and containers, solar and other lighting devices, bags, baskets, boxes, foods, picture frames, mausoleums, tombs, effigies, etc.
  • Chairs, benches and similar seating are not allowed.
  • The cemetery fall clean-up begins after October 15. All metal flower containers must be removed by then.

Cemetery Ordinance

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Please note that open burning permits will not be issued between May - August. Campfires are permitted given that they are not a nuisance and are 50 feet from any residence not located on the same property. If you have any questions, please contact (616) 395-0196.

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