2016-07-24 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE – Montrose Township voters can visit the Township Office, 139 S. Saginaw St., from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, for the purpose of obtaining an absentee ballot for the Aug. 2, state Primary Election. For more information, call (810) 639-2021.

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION – The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) is conducting a Scrap Tire Collection in conjunction with the river clean-up event on Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until noon (or until the trailer is full) at the Shiawassee County Road Commission, located at 701 W. Corunna Ave., Corunna. Tires will be accepted for a fee of $2 per car and truck tires without rims and $3 for those with a rim. Semi truck tires will be accepted for a fee of $5 per tire without rims and $10 for tires with rims. No tractor tires will be accepted. For more information contact the Health Department at (989) 743-2392.

BLOOD DRIVE – The New Lothrop volleyball program will be hosting the Summer Step-up Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the New Lothrop High School Library, 9285 Easton Road, New Lothrop. To schedule an appointment, contact Sheri Warner at (989) 860-8882. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

NL SCHOOLS FILL VACANCIES – New Lothrop Area Public Schools is currently in the process of hiring a new K-12 assistant principal/athletic director. The vacancy is created by former athletic director Craig Atkins, who retired from the district at the end of the 2015-16 school year. His retirement was effective June 30. The hiring process should be complete by Aug. 5, according to the district. It is also in the process of hiring a new executive secretary to replace Pam Henige who retired at the end of the (last) school year as well. The first day of classes for New Lothrop Area Public Schools will be Thursday, Aug. 25.

STC SCHOOLS APPOINT NEW TRUSTEE – St. Charles Community Schools has filled a trustee vacancy created by the resignation of former board of education president Leon Larsen. The move was done during the July 18 rescheduled regular meeting. The board received five applicants total for the spot. After a special meeting July 13 in which it reviewed applicants, finalists in that of Michael Roth, Vickie Parrish and Stacey Klump were selected for interviews. The interviews were held during that July 18 meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. After much discussion the board appointed Stacey Klump to fill the board trustee vacancy, the term of which is set to expire in December, after which she may opt to run again for election to another term.

VILLAGE SPEED LIMIT – During the July 19 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, a citizen expressed concern about motorists speeding on village streets. He complained that there are no speed limit signs. Village President Joseph Sedlar, Jr. said all village streets have a 25 mph speed limit. The man said out-of-towners won’t know. He also asked about obtaining a sign that indicates “children playing” to protect younger kids. The man told the council that motorists have been running the stop sign at the corner of Chapman and Pine streets.

TRUCK TRAFFIC – A man attending the July 19 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council reported that several large trucks heading westbound have been turning from Front Street onto Pine Street instead of following the Brady Street detour. As a result, they’ve ended up on neighborhood streets, having to maneuver a left, then a right to get to Brady Street. The man recommended some signage that would better guide drivers to follow Brady Street west to reconnect with M-57.

STREET IMPROVEMENTS – Chesaning Village Administrator Troy Feltman reported July 19 that Wood and Fourth streets were expected to get a top coat July 21 and 22. He told the village council that the water main project on Fourth Street is “pretty well done” and he would soon be going over the punch lists on the streets.

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