David Borer joins Fayette council 02.03.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette has a full village council again following the appointment of David Borer.

Councilors voted unanimously Thursday night to appoint Borer to fill a vacancy that will expire Dec. 31, 2011. A seat was left empty after council member Ruth Marlatt was elected mayor last November.

Three residents appeared before council and expressed an interest in the position: Borer, Eugene Rosinski and former councilor Ken Delphous.

Council met briefly in a closed session to discuss the candidates before returning to vote for Borer.

The council met for its final time on a Thursday night. The traditional schedule of the second and fourth Thursday of the month will change to the third Tuesday, making the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

APPOINTMENTS—Earl Ferguson was appointed to the village tree commission and Susan Williams will join the zoning board.

A few openings on boards have yet to be filled, Marlatt said.

COMMITTEES—The following committee assignments were approved:

• Finance: Julia Ruger, Paula Ferguson and Tom Molitierno;

• Public Works: Rodney Kessler, Molitierno and Ruger;

• Public Safety: Mike Maginn, Kessler and David Borer;

• Governmental Affairs: Maginn, Ferguson and Borer.

After an initial organizational meeting, committees will meet only when called rather than at an established time.

RETIREMENT—Council passed a resolution to establish a voluntary retirement incentive plan, with the aim of potential savings to the village in the future.

FLOOD PLAIN—Marlatt told council that the village flood plain map has been redrawn and a few properties have been shifted either in or out of the flood plain.

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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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