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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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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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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    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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