2017-03-23 / News Briefs

In brief

Tucker named to Fire Board

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Clayton Township Police Chief William Tucker will represent the township on the Swartz Creek Area Fire Board beginning in April. He replaces Joel McRee, who represents the city on the seven member board that oversees fire department operations. The city and township each appoint three representatives for three-year terms, with each municipality having a majority on the board on alternate years. – L.R.

911 surcharge on May ballot

GENESEE COUNTY – The May 2 ballot will include a request for a phone surcharge to fund 911 emergency call answering and dispatching. The county is seeking voter approval for a charge of up to $1.86 per month applied to landlines, wireless phones and voice over internet protocol services through Dec. 31, 2021. – L.R.

City buys more signposts

SWARTZ CREEK – The decorative street signs that add ambiance to the downtown district will soon carry that theme to other parts of the city. The City Council has approved a resolution to spend $17,500 for 16 stop/street signs and three stop signs that the Department of Public Services will install on Miller Road at Raubinger, Winston, Seymour and Tallmadge; on Elms Road at Parkridge, Yarmy and Bristol (two); and on Seymour Road at Chesterfield (two), Chelmsford, Young, Durwood, Oakview (four), Hill and Norbury. In his semi-monthly report to the council, City Manager Adam Zettel noted that the first three signs that went up along Fortino Drive were “a big hit,” so the Downtown Development Authority ordered 15 more, which were placed at intersections on Morrish and Miller roads, from Frederick Street to School Street. The decorative signs will assist in promoting the city’s brand image, which is in the research and development phase at this time. – L.R.

Lions award grants

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Lions Club has awarded the first of two $500 grants in memory of Bill and Monte Morgan. The money represents proceeds from the club’s 2015 Bill and Monte Morgan Memorial Spaghetti dinner. The funds were awarded to the transition class at Swartz Creek High School. The class teaches skilled trades to special needs students. The money will go toward the purchase of new equipment, said Lions Club President Jason Luokka. – L.R.

Marbles tourney at church

MUNDY TOWNSHIP – New Life Wesleyan Church, located on Linden Road south of Maple Road, will host a marbles tournament at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 9. Anyone who wishes to participate need only show up that day. The game is called Ringers and rules are posted on the National Marbles Tournament website. The local tourney is open to boys and girls who will be 7 to 14 years old on June 10, and who live in Genesee County. It is free. The winning boy and girl will be eligible for the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey in June. Winners will have to pay their own expenses to the nationals. – L.R.

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