2013-10-24 / News

In brief

Lions Club raises funds

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Lions Club raised $700 selling mints Oct. 10-13 at VG's on Corunna Road in Flint Township.

All of the money will stay in the Swartz Creek community, most going to purchase glasses and hearing aids, said Lions President Jason Luokka. — L.R.

Emmerling appointed to ZBA

CLAYTON TWP. — The Clayton Township Board of Trustees appointed Ron Emmerling to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In recommending the appointment, township Supervisor Chris Gehringer said Emmerling has "considerable knowledge about the township."

"He regularly attends board meetings and has been on the personnel committee and has done other projects at the hall," said Gehringer.

The Zoning Board meets as needed. — L.R.

Township buys computer

CLAYTON TWP. — The Clayton Township Board of Trustees has approved spending $440 for a new computer for the building administrator.

Supervisor Chris Gehringer said the administrator's present computer repeatedly runs out of memory.

"We paid $187 to clean it up last month, and within three days, it was full again," said Gehringer. "It was a waste of money as far as I'm concerned."

The township will buy the equipment from Affordable Computers & Service, 4149 Seymour Road, Swartz Creek. Gehringer said a second bid came in "quite a bit" greater. — L.R.

New hires at SC schools

SWARTZ CREEK — There are more new faces around the Swartz Creek schools this year. At it's Oct. 9 meeting, the board of education approved hiring Michelle Denton as a cashier/server and breakfast server at Gaines Elementary, Todd Florence as a temporary food and mail delivery person, Lisa Johnson as a Level II education aide at Gaines Elementary, Michael Lackey as a science teacher at the Alternative Academy, Jennifer Southwell-Sheeran as a counselor at the middle school, Michelle Bielby and Kathryn Dieck as Title I home liaisons at Dieck Elementary, and Wanda L. Cummings and Patricia J. Kline as at-risk home school coordinators at the Alternative Academy. — L.R.

Clayton OKs SCAFD budget

CLAYTON TWP. — The Clayton Township Board of Trustees has approved the 2014 budget for the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department.

The $276,505 budget, which was earlier approved by the City Council, is about 5 percent greater than the 2013 budget of $262,640.— L.R.

Burning ban lifted

GAINES TWP. — The summer-long ban on open burning is lifted in Gaines Township.

Residents must have a permit to burn brush, stumps, leaves, trees, branches, logs or grass. Burning of building materials, tires, shingles, plastics or other toxic substances is prohibited.

Permits can be obtained online at www.gainestownship.net/ Departments/ FireDepart ment. — L.R.

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