2017-09-10 / News Briefs


BOARD MEMBER NEEDED – The Saginaw Conservation District is seeking a board member. Candidates must own land in Saginaw County. For more information, contact the office at (989) 781-1720 or email saginawcd@gmail.com.

CAER CHANGES FOOD BOX POLICY – For a trial period, Chesaning Area Emergency Relief (CAER) will give out a food box to each qualifying household once per month. For example, those who get a food box on Sept. 8 will be eligible again on Oct. 8. CAER co-directors Janene Rider, Marcia Westrick and Kenn Bueche will continue working with those who need emergency assistance. The CAER Center hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and added fall hours of 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Nov. 16.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for September are Peg and Chip Ruhl, of Florida, David Knieper, of New Lothrop, Louis Quaderer, of Chesaning, and Marty Horger II, of Chesaning.

NEW HAVEN TWP. HOSTS GUEST SPEAKER – Kevon Martis, executive director of Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition, will be a guest speaker at the Monday, Sept. 11 meet of the New Haven Township board. He will give a 30 minute presentation on the impact of industrial wind turbines on rural communities. The public is welcome to attend the 7 p.m. meeting at the New Haven Township Hall, 2705 E. Easton Road, Owosso.

STC TWP. SEEKS PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER – Due to the resignation of Gerald Kovach, St. Charles Township is seeking a candidates to fill the position. Interested persons should contact the township office at (989) 865-9010.

STC BUDGET ADJUSTMENT – The St. Charles Township board made an adjustment to the budget at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The board voted to cash out a CD of $100,322.78 and deposit the money into the general fund to pay for the township’s portion of the Bear Creek Drain project. By paying off the $109,275.00 owed for the project in one payment, the township estimated it saved several thousands of dollars in interest payments.

CORRECTION – In the Sept. 3 issue of the Tri-County Citizen Primerica Financial Services was incorrectly identified as an investment firm. It should have been identified as a financial services firm. We apologize for the error.

CORRECTION – In the Sept. issue of the Tri-County Citizen Lisa Greenfelder was attributed to a comment saying she was not in favor of starting before Labor Day. Greenfelder said, “I have never said I do not want to start before Labor Day, in fact I repeatedly have told friends and family and community members that as a sports parent, it would be more convenient for my family to start before Labor Day. If the community was polled, I believe the response would be 50/50 with parents. Because not all parents have athletes, they may not enjoy an earlier start date.” We apologize for the error.

WEDDING BALL – During the Sept. 5 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, village administrator Troy Feltman presented a request to the board regarding a wedding at Showboat Park. The request was for the use of the park near the front softball field. And while the wedding would not be using the ball field, they did not want the ball field in use during the wedding. After discussion, the board agreed the group could either rent the ball field to guarantee exclusivity, or take the chance that someone else wouldn’t.

GRAVES MOVED – During the Sept. 7 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, supervisor Bob Corrin thanked trustee Bill Hedrich and clerk Fran Kukulis for doing what was needed to move 33 graves at Wildwood Cemetery. The graves were previously located on the edge of the deteriorating riverbank along the Shiawassee River. The graves were moved to a new area in the same section of Wildwood on Sharon Road. The headstones were moved, each set on new foundations. Hedrich thanked contractors Bill and Joe Zelinko, as well as Elaine. Funeral Director Doug Misiuk provided his services at no charge to the township. Trustee Pete Hemgesberg said it was quite an undertaking, but they were very respectful. The graves moved were all from the early to late 1800s. The township went through all the necessary channels to gain a court approval to move the graves.

ROAD WORK – During the Sept. 7 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, supervisor Bob Corrin reported many of the summer’s road projects have been completed. He said the Gasper Road bridge looks good. The Corunna/State Road project has been completed, upgrading that portion of the road to all-weather.

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