2018-06-14 / News Briefs

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Twp. gets more road $

GAINES TOWNSHIP – A second mile of Reid Road will be improved this year thanks to the state gas tax.

The Board of Trustees had already set aside $51,407 to put new limestone on Reid between Van Vleet and Nichols roads, but didn’t have enough to continue the work on the next mile.

Now, however, the state has come through with some of the money it promised from the tax increase, and the township received $41,500. That money, plus $9,907 from the township, will go toward fixing up Reid between Nichols and Duffield roads. – L.R.

Volunteers needed for slide event

SWARTZ CREEK – The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is getting ready to host the third annual giant slip-and-slide at Elms Park, and they need volunteers.

The event, which is set for July 28, raises money for park improvements.

Anyone wishing to lend a hand should call city hall at 635-4464. – L.R.

City to enforce park parking rules

SWARTZ CREEK – Park users take note: parking outside the designated areas at both Elms and Winshall parks is prohibited.

City officials will step-up enforcement of the rule this summer to help protect the lawns. Exceptions will be made for special events such as Art in the Park. Loading and unloading at the pavilions is allowed. – L.R.

GTPD gets grant

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Hundred Club of Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee Counties has awarded a $700 grant to the Gaines Township Police Department. The grant will fund the purchase of a bullet-resistant vest for one of the officers. – L.R.

May emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 144 calls for police services, plus 15 walk-ins, in Gaines Township in May. Seven calls were in the Village of Gaines. Township officers handled 81 calls and all walk-ins.

Township police also issued six citations and 11 warnings, performed 38 business and 28 residential property checks, made one misdemeanor and one felony arrest and obtained two warrants.

The township handled six calls in the Metro Police Authority service district, and Metro responded five times to Gaines Township.

There have been 732 incidents so far this year, as compared to 686 for the same time last year.

The fire department responded to 16 fire calls and 17 medicals. – L.R.

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