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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    LATEST CRAZE—David Cortes (left) and Ty Kruse, along with Jerred Heselschwerdt (standing), consult their smartphones while engaging in the game of Pokémon Go. The virtual scavenger hunt comes to life when players are in the vicinity of gyms, such as Stair District Library, and PokéStops such as the fire station across the street. The boys had spent time Monday morning searching for Pokémon at Wakefield Park.
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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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    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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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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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    BEVY OF BALLS—Stair District Library Summer Reading Program VolunTeens, including Libby Rorick, back left and Ty Kruse, back right, threw a dozen inflatable soccer balls into the crowd during a reading of “Sergio Saves the Game.” The sports-themed program continues on Wednesdays through July 27.
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