2017-10-19 / News Briefs

In brief

No trick-or-treating on some Village streets

SWARTZ CREEK – Trick-or-treating in the city of Swartz Creek will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21; however, for safety reasons, it will not be permitted in constructions zones on Worchester, Chesterfield and Winston drives in Winchester Village. – L.R.

Twp. to make hall more user friendly

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Clayton Township officials are planning to upgrade the township hall to better serve residents with physical challenges. About $42,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money will go toward rebuilding the counter to accommodate people who use wheelchairs. “Right now, it’s really high,” said Clerk Dennis Milem. Additional work will make the public restrooms more accessible. “We’d also like to put in a power door if we have enough money,” said Milem. Work is expected to begin after the first of the year.

Community leaders have several limitations on how they may spend CDBG funds. Among the allowable projects are those that assist low- to moderate-income residents, eliminate threats to public safety and bring public places into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. – L.R.

Staff changes at SCCS

SWARTZ CREEK – Kathy Baker, medical assistant at Elms Road Elementary, has resigned effective Oct. 6. The board of education accepted her resignation Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The school board also hired Diane Poplar to work as a cashier/server at the high school starting Friday, Oct. 12, and Rachelle Derscha, who will work temporarily as an educational aide at the high school, beginning Oct. 16. – L.R.

Demolition to begin

SWARTZ CREEK – Demolition crews were expected to be onsite any day at 5157 Morrish Road.

The City of Swartz Creek acquired the dilapidated house for back taxes last year. The city council subsequently set aside $12,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for demolition.

RBF Construction Inc. of Swartz Creek submitted the low bid of $11,750. – L.R.

Council approves restaurant, condo plans

SWARTZ CREEK – The city council has put its stamp of approval on the site plan for a Kentucky Fried Chicken at the corner of Miller and Elms roads, and an expansion of Springbrook East condominiums.

KFC developers expect to break ground in March, and open by October.

In Springbrook, developer Kal Nemer proposes to build 17 new housing units on 3.5 acres, bringing the condominium community to 99 units. Nemer hopes to have 150 units before he’s done building in Springbrook. – L.R.

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