Seneca Township board 2011.06.08

Written by David Green.

Seneca Township Board members approved several road upgrade projects at the May 9 meeting.

Work includes shoulder removal, limestone application, tree removal and ditching along a portion of Medina Highway; wedging over a culvert on Tuttle and Bryant roads; and replacing a culvert on Tuttle Highway.

The Andres company completed grass seeding of the shoulder on Ridgeville Road where work was completed last fall.

COMPLAINTS—Complaints were received about property on Rice Highway, on M-156 and on Ridgeville Road. The complaints will be investigated or a letter of non-compliance will be sent.

DRAIN WORK—The board approved a resolution calling for maintenance work on Seneca Drain #2 at a cost in excess of $5,000 a mile.

SCRAP—The township’s old voting machines brought in $162.15 with a weight of approximately 705 pounds.

 CLEAN-UP—During the recent spring clean-up, five bins were filled, with 48 residents participating.

 TIRES—The date for the tire collection was changed to July 9, from 7 a.m. to noon.

CHANGE—The next meeting of the board was changed to June 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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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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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    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.
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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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    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.

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