Seneca Township board 12.17.08

Written by David Green.

With new township officers in place, the Seneca planning commission is now in need of two new members.

The new township supervisor John Gould and new clerk Allison Ott resigned from the commission after their election in November, leaving the board short.

Anyone interested in serving on the planning commission should submit a letter of interest and attend the Jan. 12 board meeting.

The board appointed Gould to represent the township on the Morenci Area EMS board.

Ott told the board she doesn’t have a land line telephone for township residents to contact her. She and the new township treasurer, Marie Meinke, spoke of various needs and the board gave them permission to obtain telephone and internet service and needed supplies.

In the 2008 newsletter, Meinke’s phone number was incorrectly listed. The correct number is 445-2138.

INSPECTOR—Board member Chris White told the new board members the board was interested in finding a new building inspector. Gould said he would talk to the inspector, Kevin Arquette, before a replacement was made.

HARDSHIP—Meinke told the board about a hardship case brought to her attention. The request will be referred to a county official and then evaluated by the township board of review.

DRAIN—The county drain commission determined that a problem drain on Ken Waldfogel’s property is probably illegal and was likely installed by a previous owner of the land. The drain commission disclaimed ownership. Waldfogel was advised to contact the drain commission for additional information.

ILLEGAL—A property owner was contacted about the illegality of a second residence on the property.

 

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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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