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.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    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.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    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.
  • Front.train
    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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