Fayette village council 2011.08.31

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council is hoping to land some state funding for street resurfacing. Council heard the first reading Aug. 24 of an ordinance to give administrator Amy Metz the authority to seek funds through the Issue 2 program.

Council also approved a motion to sell unused and obsolete items at the Fulton County auction scheduled Sept. 24. Items will include unclaimed bicycles.

Council approved the use of village property for two events in September. The annual Music Fest is scheduled in the park Sept. 17. The park board will be joined by the Sons of the American Legion Post 143 in sponsoring the event.

Fayette’s Fall Fest is planned downtown the following week, Sept. 24.

FOREMAN—A committee that included former village administrator Dennis Richardson met Aug. 22 to review the seven applications for the village foreman position to oversee streets, grounds, parks and utilities.

The position is expected to be filled by the middle of September.

SEWER LINES—Camtech, the company engaged in viewing and cleaning village sewer lines, has proposed an amended agreement and fee schedule due to the unexpected level of cleaning needed. 

The company has found the lines to be in excellent shape but heavily filled with silt and debris. Cleaning is taking much longer than a typical job.

The Public Works committee was scheduled to meet with a representative from Camtech and from Arcadis, the village’s engineering firm.

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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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