2015-05-07 / News Briefs

In brief

New food pantry hours

SWARTZ CREEK – After six years, the volunteers who run the Swartz Creek Community Food Pantry have found it necessary to change the operating hours.

Beginning the week of Memorial Day, the pantry will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. The pantry will no longer be open on Mondays.

The United Methodist Church, St. Mary Queen of Angels and Messiah Lutheran sponsor the food pantry at the Methodist Church, 7400 Miller Road.

To be eligible, the head of household must fill out a form. Photo identification is required as proof of residency within the Swartz Creek Community Schools district.

For information or to donate food, personal care items or funds, call 635-4555 or 635- 3240. – L.R.

Staff changes at schools

SWARTZ CREEK – Several familiar faces in the Swartz Creek schools will not return for the 2015-16 school year.

High School teachers Heidi Schaefer and Nelda Guajardo submitted their resignations, effective July 1.

Mellonie Hookey, a caregiver at the Child Development Center, and Cary Wirostek, a teacher at Morrish, have retired effective May 1.

Several people will retire June 30, including High School Assistant Principal Jan Kauzlarich, Syring/Gaines teacher Kathy Lewis, Middle School speech therapist Stephanie Pawloski, Morrish teacher Cindy Hockin, Morrish educational aide Debbie Garner, and Middle School secretary Ann Lambert.

In addition, Marie Westman, a teacher at Morrish, has been granted a leave. – L.R.

Debts will be on tax bill

SWARTZ CREEK – Summer tax bills will go out July 1 and anyone who has outstanding debts to the city will see those costs added to their property tax obligation.

Those debts include delinquent water and sewer payments, as well as bills for mowing and/or sidewalk repairs and maintenance. – L.R.

Road work begins in June

SWARTZ CREEK – Road repair crews will begin work on Miller Road between Morrish and Elms roads around Monday, June 1.

The work is part of a two-pronged project that also includes repairs to Miller Road between Tallmadge Court and Dye Road. Construction of the two phases is expected to overlap. – L.R.

Weed ordinance

SWARTZ CREEK – Owners or tenants of all properties, both occupied and vacant, must keep their yards mowed. Per city ordinance, city workers or contractors will enter onto private property to destroy nuisance weeds, for the sake of public health and safety. The cost to destroy noxious weeds will be billed to the property owner or the city will have a lien against the property. – L.R.

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