Mayor’s Memo – A Great Time To Be In Buchanan

A Great Time To Be In Buchanan by Mayor Sean Denison It’s that time of year!  The trees are blooming, it’s almost parade time, and our town is bustling with activity.  This weekend is the first weekend for the Buchanan Farmers Market.  There will be nearly fifty vendors there on opening day!  There will beContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – A Great Time To Be In Buchanan”

Mayor’s Memo – Where Do My Taxes Go?

Where Do My Taxes Go? by Mayor Sean Denison Recently, with all of the debate around the school bond, I have noticed that many people don’t understand how taxes are collected, dispersed, or where their tax dollars gets spent.  Here is some information that I hope will answer those questions.  Yes, Buchanan does have someContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – Where Do My Taxes Go?”

Mayor’s Memo – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! by Mayor Sean Denison Buchanan has a lot to be thankful for this new year. The McCoy Creek Trail extension project will get underway now that the city has been awarded a grant from Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The nearly $900,000 project will require no funds from the taxpayers, thanks toContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – Happy New Year!”

Mayor’s Memo – Bucktown Christmas Success

Bucktown Christmas Success! by Mayor Sean Denison I wanted to thank the Chamber of Commerce, The DPW, the City, the business owners, the sponsors and all the volunteers that helped make Bucktown Christmas a huge success! I was amazed at the amount of people who were lined up to enjoy the holiday parade, who participatedContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – Bucktown Christmas Success”

Mayor’s Memo – Be an Educated Voter this Fall

Be an Educated Voter this Fall by Mayor Sean Denison This November 8th, there are important issues on the ballot that will require your attention.  Please become familiar with the issues so that you can make educated decisions this fall.  Here are a few of the proposals that you will be deciding: Also on theContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – Be an Educated Voter this Fall”

Mayor’s Memo – September 11 2022

Remembering September 11th, Missing September 12th by Mayor Sean Denison As we head into the Fall of an election year – we need to prepare ourselves for two more months of political ads and commercials, partisan bickering, and everything that goes with it. Unfortunately, partisanship has become a full-time issue – not just election yearContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – September 11 2022”

Mayor’s Memo – September 2022

VOTE this Fall by Mayor Sean Denison The City of Buchanan had a 15.5% turnout for the August Primary Election.  That is 564 voters out of 3,646 that are registered.  We can and we must do better this November.   “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” Susan B. Anthony The election on NovemberContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – September 2022”

Mayor’s Memo – August 2022

Meet with the Mayor by Mayor Sean Denison In an effort to keep the public informed and up to date on happenings in our community, I have decided to start a monthly question and answer session at different venues around town.  These will be casual, informal meetings in which I will attempt to answer questionsContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – August 2022”

Mayor’s Memo – June 2022

Flag Language in Buchanan by Mayor Sean Denison Recently, the subject of offensive language on flags being flown in our community came across my desk. I feel obligated by my position to address it here. This is not an opinion piece that leans either way politically, but rather it is a plea for all ofContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – June 2022”

Mayor’s Memo – Marijuana Revenue

Marijuana Revenue by Mayor Sean Denison This past January I had written in my Mayor’s Memo about how we were spending the revenue that we received from Marijuana excise taxes in 2021.  I explained some of the economic development incentives that we introduced and what their goal was.  This month, the city received another $282 thousand dollars inContinue reading “Mayor’s Memo – Marijuana Revenue”