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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 3rd Monday of every month at the Wheatland Township Hall @ 6:00 PM

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Dee Powell

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
Vice President

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.  

Denise Reichert

Nila Simon

Board Members
Tom VanSyckle (Supervisor)
Amy Snyder
MaryAnn Wernette
Al Crystal
Dar Wernette (Leprino)
Bob McCall

Business Spotlight

Gingrich Tire Center

Nearly 100 years ago, Adam Deihm started a service station on the busiest corner in Remus. Two years later in 1927, Mannie Gingrich took over the service station affectionally known to us as “Gingrich’s”. Mannie operated as a Standard Oil station, serving the motoring public with minor repairs and tire sales. After WWII Mar Gingrich began working at the service station and operated the business until Mike Gingrich purchased it in 1992. Mar worked until he was 85 years old. Mike worked for his father through high school, then went on to get an architectural degree from Ferris State University. He made use of his degree for 10 years before returning to the family business full time in 1997. 

Read more HERE

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