Port Huron to fill vacancy on city council, okays new housing project

Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp says there will soon be a new member of Port Huron City Council. Council will need to fill a vacancy left by Lisa Beedon, who resigned at the end of 2020 after being elected to the county commission. The city will be accepting letters of interest and resumes from the public through Tuesday, January 26. Those interested will be interviewed during a special session meeting on Monday, February 1st. Each applicant will be allowed four minutes for an introduction and Repp says council plans to vote on appointing a new member that night.

A new housing development is a step closer to becoming reality on the north end of Port Huron. Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp says city council had a first reading of an ordinance this week to rezone the former day treatment night watch facility in the 2700 block of 10th Avenue. She says it’s the first major subdivision development in decades. “We don’t have large tracts of property in the City of Port Huron where you can put more than a house,” said Repp. “The homes are going to be about 17-to-1800 square feet, single family living.” The approximately 4 acer parcel could accommodate up to 20 homes.