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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    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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    ONE-TWO PUNCH—Morenci’s Griffin Grieder saved his best for last, running his fastest time ever in the 110-meter high hurdles at the state finals Saturday in Grand Rapids to finish first in the state in Div. IV. His brother Luke, a junior (right), claimed the state runner-up spot. Bulldog junior Bailee Dominique placed seventh in the 100-meter dash.
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    MORENCI senior class president Mikayla Price leads the way Sunday afternoon from the Church of the Nazarene to the United Methodist Church for the baccalaureate ceremony. Later in the day, 39 members of the senior class received diplomas in the high school gymnasium.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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