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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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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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