Fayette village council 08.11.2010

Written by David Green.

The cost of reserving a park shelter house is more expensive in Fayette after a council decision last month.

A fee will now be charged every day of the week to reserve a shelter. Shelters may still be used at no cost, but by paying a fee a party can assure the shelter will be available for a function and the restrooms will be open.

The fee for the south shelter house is $35 and $25 for the Grove shelter.

In the past, a fee was charged only for Sundays.

BALL FIELD—Council member Tom Molitierno asked if dirt from sewer work could be used as fill at the Leonard Morr Field where the outfield drops down.

Parks director Scott Wagner said a goal of the park board calls for the outfield area to be graded and for a fence to be installed.

OFFICER—Fayette village administrator Amy Metz was elected executive  committee secretary of the Fulton County Community Improvement Corporation.

LOAN—By paying off early the loan for the Fayette Street curbing project, the village is expected to save about $18,000.

POLICE—Items considered for the police department in 2011 include a video recorder for interviews, four new vests and six new radios. The equipment is related to federal requirements.

DECOY—Audience member Elwyn Bates suggested placing a dummy in an old police car and moving the location from time to time in order to slow down traffic on U.S. 20.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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