2018-02-08 / News Briefs

In brief

Mardi Gras party planned

FLINT TOWNSHIP – A Mardi Gras party will begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the VFW/AmVets hall, 3131 Elms Road. There is no charge but party-goers are asked to bring a snack to share.

The Swartz Creek VFW Auxiliary serves home-style meals on Mondays; AmVets hosts their hamburger nights on Wednesdays; and the VFW serves fish dinners on Fridays, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the post. – L.R.

SCCS staff changes

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education has approved the employment of Jodi Morgan as director of Instruction and Student Intervention.

Morgan has worked for the Swartz Creek district for more than 19 years, starting her career in the Special Education Department, according to Rod Hetherton, assistant superintendent of Instruction. Hetherton said Morgan has a “knack” for supporting under-supported students.

The board also has accepted the resignation of Judith Frost, a cashier/server at Mary Crapo, effective March 2. – L.R.

CDC, Mary Crapo plans moving along

SWARTZ CREEK – Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka reports that work has commenced on the building that will become the new home of the Child Development Center.

The school board expects to close Mary Crapo this summer and transfer the early childhood programs to the former doctors’ offices at 4437 Morrish Road. Before- and after-school child care will move to the elementary schools.

Mainka said much of the work is being done by school personnel but bids will be sought for demolition that is beyond the scope of the internal crew.

“We’re moving forward and trying to keep on track and on schedule,” said Mainka.

As for the 88-year-old Mary Crapo building, Mainka said he has been in discussions with several groups of potential buyers.

Mainka urged board members to drive by former schools that have been turned into senior citizen housing in Flint, Durand and Owosso. He described them as “older buildings that have been renovated but maintain a lot of their original character.” – 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.

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