2017-12-14 / News Briefs

In brief

November emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 126 calls for emergency services in Gaines Township in November. Of those, five were in the Village of Gaines. Township police responded to 63 of the calls.

Officers also wrote seven citations, issued 27 warnings, performed 75 property checks and obtained three warrants.

For the year to date, there have been 1,505 incidents reported, as compared to 1,624 for the same time last year.

The fire department responded to 10 fire calls and 16 medical runs in November.

(Source: Township records) – L.R.

Board passes on offer

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The township Board of Trustees said ‘no thanks’ to the county’s offer of a free house.

The property is located at 11232 Grand Blanc Road, between Nichols and Duffield roads.

The county seized the home and land for back taxes and had offered it to the township once before. Because no one snagged it in the recent round of auctions, the county, per procedure, prepared to hand it over to the township.

Township officials said the house has been abandoned and dilapidated for years.

The property now will be deeded to the Land Bank. – L.R.

Road work underway

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Construction is underway on the Duffield Road culvert, township Supervisor Paul Fortino reports.

The road is expected to be reopened Dec. 23 but the surface over the culvert will not be asphalted until spring, he said. – L.R.

‘No Parking’ rules updated

SWARTZ CREEK – The ‘no parking’ zones have changed in parts of Winchester Village.

On Chesterfield Drive, parking now is permitted on the north side of the road and prohibited on the south. Parking is permitted on the west side, and prohibited on the east side, of Worchester and Winston drives.

The changes were necessary following the reconstruction of water mains on those roads, and the subsequent relocation of fire hydrants, according to city officials. – L.R.

Notary service available

SWARTZ CREEK – Barbara Hyrman, assistant director at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center, is a certified public notary. She offers notary service to members for free, and to non-members for a small fee. Call 635-4122 for appointments. – L.R.

Turn in old flags

SWARTZ CREEK – Area residents may deposit old, worn flags in the container outside Swartz Creek city hall, 8083 Civic Drive, for proper disposal. Local Boy Scouts periodically burn the retired flags in a special pit during a burning ceremony. – L.R.

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