2017-02-16 / News Briefs

In brief

CTPD visits Islamic Center

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Clayton Township Police Chief William Tucker and Sgt. Charlotte Brown visited students at the Islamic Center in January.

Tucker and Brown talked about types of bullying and how to deal with bullies, the responsibilities associated with social media, how news media affects police and their relationship with communities, tips for young drivers and other issues and concerns the teenagers had. – L.R.

OWI enforcement set

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Township police will take part in several drunken driving details beginning March 16, with funding from a grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning.

One extra officer will be added to the usual rotation. The OHSP will pay wages, at the overtime rate, for that officer, but will not reimburse the township for costs associated with court appearances resulting from the enforcement.

The township could receive payments from any fines and fees the court may impose on drivers, as well as $150 for each impounded vehicle, according to police Chief William Tucker.

“By utilizing the OHSP OWI grant, it will allow for a second Clayton Township patrol car to be on duty, highly visible to residents, enforcing laws in our jurisdiction,” Tucker wrote to the Board of Trustees. – L.R.

Road work planned

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – More than $224,000 worth of road work is set to take place in Clayton Township this year.

The total cost is about $5,600 less than township officials budgeted for the 2017 season, according to township Supervisor Chris Gehringer.

Projects include applying limestone to Duffield and McEnrue roads between Bristol and Lennon roads, and to Nichols Road from Corunna Road south to the county drain; one chloride treatment on 26 miles of roadway; chip sealing and pavement repair on Calkins Road between Elms and Morrish roads; and ditching – L.R.

PC leaders re-elected

SWARTZ CREEK – Leadership of the Swartz Creek Planning Commission will remain unchanged for another year.

Commissioners voted Tuesday, Feb. 7, to continue under the leadership of Douglas Stephens as chairman, with Dennis Pinkston serving as vice chairman and Robert T. Florine as secretary.

The commission reviews future land use needs and proposed developments, and makes recommendations to City Council. – L.R.

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