2017-12-07 / News Briefs

In brief

No parking on Ingalls

SWARTZ CREEK – Parking is now prohibited on a portion of Ingalls Street.

The roadway between Fairchild and School streets was narrowed this summer when the city installed sidewalks for the safety of students walking to school.

The parking prohibition became effective Nov. 28. – L.R.

Bedrock to renovate city-owned house

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek City Council has selected Bedrock Building Inc. of Linden to renovate the house at 5256 Don Shenk Drive.

The house was in disrepair when the city acquired it for $35,000 in a tax foreclosure sale earlier this year. The council budgeted $80,000 for renovations.

Bedrock was the low bidder, proposing $48,650 for basic rehabilitation, and $14,300 to finish the basement. City staff has the option to back out of the basement plan if unforeseen costs start chipping away at the budget.

The council also hopes to invest in landscaping before putting the house on the market this spring, according to City Manager Adam Zettel.

In the current market, Zettel said he is confident the city will recoup its investment. Tax laws prohibit the city from profiting from the venture, so any proceeds from the sale must be forwarded to the county. – L.R.

Drop off pistol registration info

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Residents of Gaines Township, Mundy Township and the City of Swartz Creek may drop off pistol registrations at the Gaines Township Hall, 9255 W. Grand Blanc Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents also may place registrations in sealed envelopes and leave them in the outside drop box after hours. – L.R.

Visible house numbers required

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Gaines Township residents are reminded that the township has an ordinance requiring all homes to have house numbers that are visible and readable from the roadway.

Houses located far off the road or in wooded areas must have addresses posted at the road.

Fire department and other emergency services have had trouble locating homes when responding to emergencies. Township authorities say this is a life and property issue and, to better serve the citizens of the township, they ask that residents comply with the ordinance and replace old, worn or faded house numbers. – L.R.

Watch where you push snow

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Gaines Township residents are advised that, with winter weather almost upon us, it is a violation of the motor vehicle code to push snow from a driveway or parking lot onto, into or across a roadway. There are fines and penalties associated with violating this prohibition. – L.R.

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