We are pleased to report that Mayor Pat Hardy is home and on the mend from a nasty fall. That occurred while taking the dog from a vet appointment during the Thanksgiving Holidays. She explained that she was using a retractable leash when her dog saw a German Sheppard. The latter didn't look particularly thrilled at the prospect of paths crossing. The Mayor pulled on the leash but to no avail. Then the retractable leash snapped knocking her down. A fractured hip and a week long convalescence at Woodward Hills resulted. It is hoped and the Mayor expects that she will be able to attend and chair the January 14th City Commission Meeting.
Last Tuesday Former Mayor Kellet (2009-2010) visited a zoning board meeting and brought a little history with him. That is not first time that he has done that. In 2012 at the January Planning commission he reminded the planning commissioners and those attending that the very day, January 10th. was anniversary of the publication of Thomas Paine's Common Sense.
At the zoning meeting, in reference to property in the vicinity of Charring Cross and Warrington Roads, Mayor Kellet indicated area of wetlands on a topographic map, and said a swamp was drained in the early 1930's as part of a WPA project. That resulted in the discovery of young Mastodon bones. The bones were then sent to Cranbrook for re-assembly Kellet ventured that the remains of Mother and Daddy Mastodon might be found beneath larger wetland areas to the north.
The Mastodon is the official fossil of the state of Michigan.
More from the Bloomfield Historical Society which says there are 17 known Mastodon sites in Oakland County.....
Kellet is a member of the Bloomfield Historical Society and has prepared area history slide shows which he presents on many occasions.