2015-03-08 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

CHS BACCALAUREATE PLANNING MEETING – The next baccalaureate planning meeting for Chesaning High School’s senior class of 2015 will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 2:45 p.m. in the high school media center. Anyone interested, including parents and area clergy, are invited to attend. For more information, contact Mary VanLoon at (989) 845-6326.

STC PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – St. Charles High School and Middle School parent/ teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 10, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. High school conferences will be in the cafeteria; middle school conferences will be in the classrooms.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for March are Leon Turnwald, of Burt, Michael Howko, of New Lothrop, Tim and Tracy Maike, of Chesaning, and Mary E. Tanner, of Chesaning.

NO INJURIES – The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department reported there were no injuries in the Monday, March 2, fender bender that occurred just after 5 p.m. on M-57 just east of M-52. Three vehicles were involved; two from Chesaning, the other from Ithaca. The Sheriff’s office reported that the incident was a chain reaction rear ending, which resulted from “not paying attention.”

PAY OFF – The Chesaning Village Council voted March 3 to pay off the 1996 water supply system bonds one year early to save $2,200 in interest payments. Village Administrator Troy made the recommendation. He explained that the last payment is in the amount of $80,000. The village currently has $99,700 in the account for the bond fund. The remaining balance can go toward further improvements to the water system.

REACH OUT – Administrator Troy Feltman suggested getting a group together to start reaching out to local businesses to see what their needs are. Councilman Tom Rowe suggested Feltman contact Howard Ebenhoeh and Ron Stewart, since they had done something similar in the past. Feltman talked about the need to “keep the businesses we have.” He mentioned the possibility of working with Saginaw Future to help grow local businesses. Village Clerk Denise Ebenhoeh said she thinks reaching out to local businesses is a good idea. Feltman said he would like to visit 3-4 businesses a week.

REHMANN HEALTH CENTER BOARD – Matthew Hoover has been appointed by the Chesaning Village Council to sit on the Rehmann Health Center Board.

REFUSE & RECYCLING – On March 5, the Chesaning Township Board adopted an annual refuse and recycling budget which called for charging residents $115 per parcel for the township’s 930 parcels. Chesaning Township Clerk Fran Kukulis said the rate is substantially lower than the rate recommended by the Mid Michigan Waste Authority; which was $11 per parcel higher.

NIVER ROAD – Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin recently discussed improvements needed on Niver Road with the Saginaw County Road Commission. At the March 5 Chesaning Township Board meeting, Corrin reported that improving Niver Road would be so costly that they’re going to have to put it off until it’s absolutely necessary.

SEAT VACANCY – The Chesaning Township Planning Commission has an open seat that needs to be filled. Chesaning Township residents who would be interested in applying for the position are encouraged to do so. Contact the Chesaning Township Office during business hours for more information.

PARKS AND REC AGREEMENT – The Chesaning Township Board and Chesaning Village Council have renewed a one year agreement. Under the agreement, the township contributes $7,000 toward Chesaning Parks and Recreation since township residents utilize the village’s recreation facilities.

RE-APPOINTMENTS – The Chesaning Township Board approved re-appointments to township committees. Harold Mallory was re-appointed to a three year term on the Chesaning Planning Commission. Terrance Gross and Gary Azelton were re-appointed to three more years serving on the township’s zoning board of appeals. The above appointments expire in 2016.

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