2010-09-05 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

EMT CLASS – Twin Township Ambulance will sponsor an EMT class starting Thursdsay, Sept. 9 at the base in New Lothrop. The classes will be held Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m. The class will be completed on March 24. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to complete the National Registry written and practical exams. Joe Rychlicki is the instructor coordinator for the class. The cost is $500, which includes books. Class size will be limited to 20 students. Call TTA at (810) 638-5034 for applications. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT BIG ROCK – There will be a fun learning experience for 3 year olds at Big Rock Elementary. There are openings for the afternoon class on Fridays. The program helps children grow socially, familiarizes them in a school environment, and helps them have fun along the way. Contact Christl Zachar at (989) 413-0486.

TRASH SERVICE DELAYED FOR HOLIDAY – Solid waste collection services provided to Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities will be delayed one day from their regularly scheduled day due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents should prepare and set out materials one day later than they normally do during the holiday week. Instead of collection running Monday through Friday, it will run Tuesday through Saturday during that week. Among affected communities are: Albee Township, Brady Township, Brant Township, Chapin Township, Chesaning Township and Village, Maple Grove Township, Marion Township, St. Charles Township and Village, and Swan Creek Township.

LIFETOUCH AT CHS SEPT. 14 – Lifetouch is scheduled to be at Chesaning High School on Tuesday, Sept. 14 for school pictures. The high school office has order forms available and they can be picked up prior to school starting or on any school day.

MEDICAL SUPPLIER AT REHMANN H.C. – Tony O'Neill, owner and representative from Impact Medical Supply, will be available on Friday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning. O'Neill has worked extensively with St. Mary's of Michigan Center of Hope (formerly Health Futures) clinic sites in Saginaw and Chesaning. Impact is a VAapproved vendor. Private consultations that day are on a walk-in basis at no cost. Diabetics on Medicare or Medicaid should check with O'Neill to see if the cost of their shoes would be covered. Other questions regarding the Center of Hope program can be answered by calling (989) 845-3911.

SEC. OF STATE OFFICES CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY – Secretary of State offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. Secretary of State Super!Centers which normally offer Saturday hours will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 4. For more information visit the department website at www.Michigan.gov/sos.

CHESANING CHAMBER FOOTBALL FRENZY – Tickets are available now for the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce Football Frenzy 2010. There will be $4,000 in cash prizes, with $400 given away each week. Tickets are valid for 10 weeks of the football season, from Oct. 31 to Jan. 2, 2011. Eighty big chances to win, with eight chances to win each week. Prizes will be awarded for highest and lowest three-team totals. Check results online at www.chesaningchamber.org. Tickets at $10 are available at the Chamber office, Ed Rehmann and Sons Clothing and Gewirtz Hardware.

DOLL WINNER ANNOUNCED – The winner of the Montrose Historical Association doll and clothing donated by Diane Stroh was John McDowell.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for September are LaVern Maike, of Chesaning, Thomas Gross, of Chesaning, Al Wright, of New Lothrop, and Robert Henige, of Chesaning.

ROOT SEEKS PEPSI GRANT – Julie Root, of Montrose, is seeking a Pepsi Refresh Grant to start up Bakery of Hope to help uninsured cancer patients. A breast cancer survivor herself, Root will manage and operate the business with the help of her siblings, Ryan and Christel Root. To vote for Root's plan, visit www.refresheverything.com/bakeryofhope, or text pepsi102609. Votes will be tallied from Sept. 1-30 and winners will be announced in October.

ST. CHARLES MUSEUM LOOKS TO FUTURE -- The St. Charles Museum will be on the agenda for the Sept. 8, St. Charles Village Council meeting where they will discuss future plans for the museum. At this point the museum board recognizes that the building housing the museum is very expensive to heat in the winter, and extremely hot in the summer. Neither is conducive for visitors. The St. Charles Museum Board will be discussing the museum's future with the village council and welcomes ideas from people attending the council meeting.

WEDDING PARTY WOES -- Brady Township Hall sustained damage on Aug. 21, during the time when a wedding party had leased the hall. The Brady Township Board addressed the issue during their Sept. 1 meeting when they were informed about the damage. A vertical blind and a urinal were broken, and the ceiling had also been damaged. One individual reported that he had entered the hall the morning after the wedding to find water all over the floor where the urinal had been broken. “The toilet ran all night long,” stated an unidentified individual. Board members verified that the rental agreement had been signed and a deposit collected. The rental agreement stipulates not to attach anything to the ceiling, walls or fans. Board members agreed that the renter had to be held responsible for the damage. They decided on withholding $100 or half of the deposit to cover the cost of repairs.

TABLE TALK -- The Brady Township Board chose to table the discussion about revising township ordinance to make sure it states the foundation requirements for mobile homes more clearly. According to Township Trustee Glenn Reeves, the township planning commission had examined similar ordinances from neighboring townships, determining that they need to specify that the foundation have the same perimeter as the dwelling. Reeves told the board, “You can't discriminate. A lot of homes in the township started as trailers.” Trustee Sue Peterson wanted to do more research into the issue. “I don't want to get us sued,” Peterson told the board, as she recommended that the issue be tabled until the next meeting.

STONEWORK BIDS SOUGHT -- The Chesaning Township Board is seeking bids on the renovation of stonework on the Wildwood Cemetery mausoleum. Bids are due at noon on Oct. 1, 2010.

RECYCLING VIDEO CONTEST -- After school on Sept. 15, there will be a meeting for students at Chesaning High School about the joint Chesaning Township & Village Recycling Video Contest. The videos will be due Sept. 30, and a special viewing event will be scheduled at the Riverfront Grille. According to Chesaning Township Clerk Sue Emmendorfer, they expect to announce the winner in November.

STATE SHARED REVENUES UP? -- During the Sept. 2 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, Treasurer Cathy Gross reported that the township recently received a state shared revenue check which was surprisingly more than the check received one year ago. According to Gross, the check received in 2009 was $21,394; while this year's check is $25,248.

LET THE CAMPAIGNING BEGIN! -- The deadline for Chesaning Village council candidates to file their petitions has passed. Chesaning Township Clerk Sue Emmendorfer announced Thursday that there are five candidates competing for three seats on the Chesaning Village Council. They are: Bob Bloom, Bill Boyd, Damion Frasier, Paul Gross and Paula Qualls. Frasier and Gross are incumbents. Bill Boyd and Bob Bloom have previously held seats on the council. Paula Qualls will be on the village council ballot for the first time. They will be on the village's Nov. 2 ballot.

SHARON ROAD REPAIRS COMMENCE -- After more than a year, repair work on both sections of Sharon Road is set to commence. In May 2009 Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin told the township board, “The bank slid. The road is gone. There’s no money.” Erosion had taken out Sharon Road in two places where the road runs very close to the bank of the Shiawassee River. Blockades were set up and Sharon Road traffic has been rerouted ever since. The bid was awarded to a company called McQuiston. During a pre-construction meeting there was considerable discussion about how much dredging is going to be done along the river. Corrins believes the construction crew plans to begin on the northern section of Sharon Road, where traffic still flows. He's been told they plan to keep one lane open during this segment of the project. The construction project is expected to take two months. Corrin has asked the contractor to “respect the cemetery” and asked that they shut down if there's a funeral.

FRANDSCHE/FERDEN CULVERT -- The Chesaning Township Board has approved the cross culvert project along Frandsche Road, crossing Ferden. The condition of Ferden Road has been an ongoing concern for the Chesaning Township Board, but the lack of funding and the high cost of the county's engineered plans have held them back. Trustee Bill Hedrich told the board that the Frandsche Road culvert project doesn't have the sand issue resolved. Hedrich is concerned that the sand supplier will want to use deteriorated Ferden Road to deliver the sand to the site. The board agreed to approve the Frandsche Road culvert crossover, but put it on hold until the sand issue is resolved. Meanwhile the board has decided to take matters into its own hands where Ferden is concerned. Presently they are looking to locate “a lot of 18” #2 tile”.

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