2009.10.28 Jim Heiney: There's more to the Seneca story

Written by David Green.

In response to the Observer story “Recalls sought against two Seneca officials,” there are always two sides of a story. Up to this point, the Morenci paper has addressed only one, that being the side given by the Seneca Township resident who has applied to the township for a permit to run a business in her home. The applicant does not seem to be satisfied with the result of the township decisions, which has been ongoing since September 2008, so a recall drive is underway.

I have been to five Seneca Township meetings since that time where the bulk of the meeting has been to address this one applicant’s issue. It is understandable that the two ladies and the three gentlemen at the head table at the Trustee meeting might get frustrated, after addressing the same issue over an over. They were however, not “rude and disrespectful” to anyone.

I urge people to get both sides of the story before they sign a recall petition that is unjustified.

– Jim Heiney

Brown Road, Clayton

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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