2018-03-08 / News Briefs

In brief

Solar company eyes Raubinger site

SWARTZ CREEK – Cenergy Power, the company looking to install a solar array in Swartz Creek, has turned its attention to 18 acres of city-owned property on Raubinger Road.

The Carlsbad, California-based power company, which had been eying 20 acres of undeveloped former farmland on Bristol Road, notified city officials that the Raubinger Road property may be more suitable.

Cenergy has offered to lease 10 acres for up to 30 years at $15,000 annually. The money would go into the general fund.

City Manager Adam Zettel said the array would not interfere with plans to extend the Genesee Valley Trail through the Raubinger site. – L.R.

Food pantry

SWARTZ CREEK – The United Methodist Church, St. Mary Queen of Angels and Messiah Lutheran sponsor the Swartz Creek Area Food Basket from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays 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 810-635- 4555 or 810-635-3240. – L.R.

Reflective house numbers

SWARTZ CREEK and CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The Swartz Creek Area Fire Departments accepts orders for reflective house numbers. The 18-by-6-inch green signs help emergency responders locate addresses more easily. Numbers are mounted on both sides and can be set up horizontally or vertically. Installation is provided for residents of or adjacent to the Swartz Creek and Clayton Township areas. The signs cost $20. Call 810-635-2300. – L.R.

Tax help available for seniors

SWARTZ CREEK – Senior citizens may meet with IRS-certified counselors at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center. Counselors are available by appointment only.

The service is part of the AARP Tax-Aide Program which serves low- to moderate income individuals, particularly seniors age 60 and older. For information, call 810- 635-4122. – L.R.

Turn in old flags

SWARTZ CREEK – Area residents may deposit old, worn flags in the container outside Swartz Creek city hall, 8083 Civic Drive, for proper disposal. The retired flags are periodically burned in a special pit during a burning ceremony. – L.R.

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