Fayette village council 11.03.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council members heard the first reading of a pair of ordinances at the Oct. 19 meeting.

Negotiations will continue regarding a contract for use of the village water tower by Bright.Net internet provider. Bright.Net is seeking permission to place four antennae on the tower to provide wireless internet service in the village.

The village would receive free internet service at the village office, the water treatment plant and the project engineer’s office.

The village is also seeking a rental fee for use of the tower, although Bright.Net is not receptive to the idea, said village solicitor Thomas Thompson.

The final agreement will specify a length of time for the contract and whether or not a rental fee will be included.

Thompson also suggested a few changes to the village income tax ordinance that was written in the 1970s.

SIDEWALKS—Letters were to be sent last week to seek bids from contractors to handle sidewalk repair or installation. The winning bidder will repair the walks that still need work along Main and Fayette streets.

Repair notices were sent to property owners earlier this year and the majority have addressed the problems.

LEAVES—Leaf pick-up is scheduled Nov. 1 through Nov. 19. The goal is to have leaves removed along every street in the village at least twice during that period.

Leaves may still be taken by residents to the old village barn off Eagle Street for composting.

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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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