Previously Unreported 2017 Incident – Terry Gonser again involved in incident with neighbor

In July of 2014, it was reported that a neighbor of Terry Gonser had requested a PPO (Personal Protection Order) against him.  Here is a previous post regarding the outcome of that request with the judge’s comments:

Unofficial Results of Personal Protection Order hearing against Supervisor Gonser

In December of 2017, there was another incident between Terry Gonser and that neighbor.  Here is a link to an article on that incident:

Article on Terry Gonser 2017 incident

Here is a photograph of Terry Gonser’s ‘booking’ for the 2017 incident:

Gonser Booking photo - 2017

Why is this important to the Citizens of Oakland Township?  As we consider whom to vote for in the August primary election, remember that most of the winner’s of the Primary election WILL be the candidates that will take office after the November general election.  That is true since there are very few Democratic candidate running for local positions.  There are no Democratic candidates running for Oakland Township Trustees, the position Gonser is seeking.

Do we really want to have Terry Gonser be one of our leaders?

10 thoughts on “Previously Unreported 2017 Incident – Terry Gonser again involved in incident with neighbor

  1. disappointedresident

    Great post Richard……thank you, the residents need to see this before voting for sure. I hope everyone shares this link. No ones wants to see this level of aggression and lack of self control in the board of trustees again. No one deserves to feel constantly threatened in serving the township or it’s citizens.

  2. JW Sanderson

    It seems you have some “partisan” issues with candidates. Instead, I would suggest a simple sentence like I support or don’t support, XXX. Despite having little else to do in the Twp., opinions are still like belly buttons, no worse or better than the the next. It starts looking like a Dimocrathit job…

  3. richardjmichalski Post author

    John, There are no “partisan” issues in this post. Yes, it should be clear to those who read my comment after “Why is this important to Citizens of Oakland Township?” that I do not support Gonser. That is my opinion. The information I included in the post relating to the two incidents with the neighbor are not opinions – they are facts. I believe Oakland Township Citizens have the right to know as much about the candidates they will be voting for as as possible. I trust with accurate and truthful information they will “choose wisely”. I will continue to provide this service to our fellow citizens. They can and will make up their own minds.

    1. Fred C.

      I am a local resident voting (independent) in this election and just learned of this site. I took away nothing partisan about your post. Facts and public record don’t identify with a political party. Honestly, I’m struggling with how identifying this public record is a “democrat hit job”. This is an ethical issue, regardless of party.Terry Gonser seems to be doing a well enough job of showing voters who he is. And, when someone shows you who they are, believe them.

    2. Phyllis Andrus

      Well here’s my problem with your “reporting” Richard Michalski… what is the other side of the story with the neighbor? How about letting us know about that?

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  5. richardjmichalski Post author

    The court records (14-821107-PH) show that the 2014 incident was due to a property dispute that escalated into a physical confrontation between the two parties. The neighbor then requested a PPO against Gonser. You can read the Judge’s comments to Gonser from the hearing by clicking on one of the links shown above.

    In July of that year, Gonser did remove a large tree he had planted on his neighbor’s property, as directed by the Judge. When he had the tree dug out, he ruptured a gas line. You can read more about that incident by clicking on this link:


    When the 2017 incident occurred, the Oakland County police obviously felt that the incident was severe enough to incarcerate Terry Gonser.

    There are many records pertaining to Terry Gonser’s leadership documented on this website. I suggest residents click on the words “Supervisor Gonser” in the lower right side of the webpage to read some of them before they vote on August 4th.


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