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Wheatland Township Survey

Remus Area
Downtown Development Authority

The Remus Downtown Development Authority was originally created on July 19, 1995 in accordance with Public Act 197 of 1975 that allows for the establishment of a DDA. 

The mission of the DDA is to improve the convenience and attractiveness of the downtown area, encourage additional and current developments in business and promote the overall economic growth of both businesses and residents while preventing deterioration and preserving the history. 

We serve our community by working with businesses, property owners, residents and the township to maintain a healthy economy. State law sets the powers, duties and procedures for the DDA. We are funded through Tax-Increment Financing; this means that taxes paid within the DDA District are reinvested in the district annually. 

The DDA District boundaries are from M-20, three-quarters of a mile East and three-quarters of a mile West, also from M-66, one mile North and one quarter mile South from the M-20/M-66 intersection.  The Authority captures property taxes on all commercial property within its boundaries on increases in net taxable value over the base 1995 levels. 

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Fates Bakery @ 8:00 AM

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Dee Powell (Isabella Bank)
Vice President 

Dee was born and raised in the Remus area and a graduate of Chippewa Hills.  She has worked at Isabella Bank since 2013 and been a part of the DDA for five years.  She enjoys living and working in this small community because of the comradery and stability that is present.  She looks forward to bringing more businesses, entertainment, resources, and fun to Remus. 

Amy Noggle (Mercantile Bank)

Amy is from and currently lives in the surrounding area with her husband and two Chippewa Hills Warriors.  She has been part of the Mercantile Bank family (formerly Firstbank) for 10 years and has been the Remus Branch Manager since 2017.  Amy began her involvement with the Downtown Development Authority in 2018 and finds being part of this organization rewarding.  Amy is eager to help develop and grow Remus through projects, events, and community team building.  

Kathy Smith (Remus Resale, Remus Antiques & More)

Lori Todd (Isabella Bank)

Board Members
Tom VanSyckle (Supervisor)
Brock Crystal (Remus Repair)
Paul Fate (Fate's Market)
Lacy Fate (Fate's Market)
Nila Simon (Remus Lumber)
Denise Reichert (Prior Hot Spot Property Owner)
Tracy Simon (Remus Medallion Apartments)
Kris Beers (Resident)

Business Spotlight

Remus Resale

Chances are if you have driven through Remus over the last few years, the colorful shop nestled in the center of our town has caught your attention. Kathy Smith opened “Remus Resale” nearly three years ago with a mission to provide a clean reasonably priced resale shop for locals and others that are just passing through. She and her staff strive to provide a fun, and welcoming environment for customers to browse her eclectic assortment of treasures.

Read more HERE

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