Seneca Township board 2013.06.05

Written by David Green.

Seneca Township's next trash clean-up is scheduled from 7 a.m. until noon June 15 at the township hall. The event is for township residents only.

Certain items are not allowed in the collection, including ashes, car parts (engines, transmissions, etc.), building materials (concrete, plaster, iron, steel), batteries, tires, pesticide containers, paint and yard waste.

At the regular May 13 township meeting, board members approved a 10 percent increase in payment given to support the Morenci Area EMS ambulance service. Medina Township and the City of Morenci are also paying more.

ZONING—Planning commission member Chris White reported that the property near the intersection of Mulberry Road and M-156 where a new lawn care business opened is not zoned correctly for retail sales. Township clerk Allison Ott will check with the Michigan Township Association and county officials to learn the best approach to take for this issue and any future land uses at the property.

STORE—A letter from the township attorney was sent to the owners of the old Canandaigua store, calling for a June 24 deadline to begin demolition. Portions of the roof of the structure have collapsed.

ROADS—The board voted to table action on accepting a bid from the county road commission to apply two inches of stone on a portion of Ridgeville Road.

LAWN—A contract was renewed for Bob Ford to handle lawn care at the cemetery and the township hall.

SHEEP—Ott is checking with county officials about partial reimbursement for the loss of some 4-H sheep at a township resident’s home. The sheep were killed by an animal that got into a secure pen. The sheriff's office suggested inquiring about compensation.

JULY—No township meeting is scheduled in July.

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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