2017-07-20 / News Briefs

In brief

SCAFD personnel changes

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP and SWARTZ CREEK – Angela Lopez is the newest member of the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department.

Lopez was hired on a one-year probationary basis beginning July 17. She will be assigned to Station 2 in Clayton Township.

Firefighter David Myers, having completed one year of probation and passed Firefighter I and II training, has been placed on regular status. He is assigned to Station 1 in Swartz Creek. He joined the department July 18, 2016. – L.R.

Heritage lot sales OK’d

SWARTZ CREEK – The city council has approved the sale of two of the six vacant lots the city owns in Heritage Village.

Acting on a recommendation from the condominium community’s Homeowners’ Association, the council agreed to sell the lots to J.W. Morgan Construction, a Swartz Creek developer.

The company will pay $11,000 per lot. A model home will be built on one of the lots this year.

The city obtained several Heritage properties in tax foreclosure sales. It is still waiting for deed transfers on two additional sites acquired this year. – L.R.

Stratton resigns

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Firefighter Nick Stratton has resigned from the Gaines Township Fire Department. Stratton recently moved out of the area. – L.R.

Road repairs planned

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Another mile of Seymour Road is slated for repairs next spring. The stretch between Baldwin and Cook will undergo extensive work, which township Supervisor Paul Fortino described as “almost a rebuild.” – L.R.

Township to get computers

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Gaines Township Board of Trustees has voted to pay $2,562 for three new computers for the township hall. The new hardware will replace equipment in the front office, as well as the treasurer’s and supervisor’s offices. The current hardware is out of date and incompatible with new software, said township Clerk Michael Dowler. The funds will come from the 2017-18 capital improvement fund. – L.R.

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