Seneca Township plans tire collection, clean-up 08.18.2010

Written by David Green.

Two events are scheduled in Seneca Township next month and one of the two is open to the public.

The Seneca Township board has scheduled another Tire Recycle Day that’s open to anyone.

 Tires will be collected from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at the Township Hall, near the railroad tracks in Seneca.

The cost is $2 to dispose of a car tire, $10 for a semi tire and $30 for a farm/tractor tire. There is an additional $2 fee for tires left on rims.

The tire recycling day is scheduled to help clean up the township and surrounding area. Recycling tires also removes a breeding habitat for mosquitoes.

The annual fall trash day is scheduled from 7 a.m. until noon Sept. 25. The clean-up is for township residents only.

At the Aug. 9 board meeting, trustees approved a land split for Stutzman’s property at 6568 Brower Rd. The board learned of  a special use permit granted by the planning commission to Dan and Heather Wilson. Planning commissioners are also working on a wind energy ordinance that they intend to present soon to the township board.

The board voted to move forward with a ditch project on Mulberry and Camburn that will be paid by the township. A decision was made to buy 1,000 tons of stone at $14.03 a ton and a new vacuum sweeper for the township hall.

Bids will be sought from the county road commission, Bales, and Slusarski for repair of the township hall parking area.

Rosemary Dickerson spoke to the board about One Lenawee, a group looking for collaboration among county government units.

Jeff Ewald of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department urged board members to speak with county commissioners about proposed budget cuts that would make a 10 percent across-the-board cut to all departments.

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