2014-05-04 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

TTA OFFERS CPR CLASS – Twin Township Ambulance in New Lothrop will be holding an American Heart CPR class on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Students will learn adult, infant, and child CPR. Upon successful completion of the class students will be issued a CPR for the Healthcare Provider card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged except for materials for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Registration is required for the class, and students can pick up the book one week prior to class. The cost of each class is $30. For more information, call (810)-638-5034.

‘HISTORY ON THE MOVE’ BUS IN ST. CHARLES ON MEMORIAL DAY – The St. Charles Area Historical Museum will be open on Memorial Day, following the Memorial Day Parade. In addition, the Castle Museum’s “History on the Move” mobile museum will be at the Museum. The “History on the Move” bus is currently exhibiting Saginaw Valley’s Golden Age of Lumbering program. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. When visitors board “History on the Move” they step into the past and discover how Saginaw became the lumber capital of the world. This period is brought to life with the Castle Museum’s collection of historic images, tools and equipment, log marks and other artifacts. The St. Charles Historical Museum is located at 603 Chesaning St. in St. Charles.

HEARING AND VISION CLINIC MAY 16 – A free hearing and vision clinic will be held at the Rehmann Health Center in Chesaning on Friday, May 16 for preschool and kindergarten children who have not been tested previously. Appointments can be made by calling (989) 845-3911.

BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY – The Chesaning High School class of 2014 would like to invite the community to celebrate the Baccalaureate ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Parish (formerly Our Lady of Perpetual Help) in Chesaning.

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR MEGA PASSES – The Saginaw County Fair Mega Passes are in at the fairgrounds. For $35, visitors can attend the fair on all five days (July 29-Aug. 2). It includes parking, admission, grandstand, limitless rides and other attractions the county fair offers. The Mega Passes make great graduation, birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other special occasion gifts. The $10 daily admission is a real bargain, but $35 for the entire fair run is an even greater deal. Stop in the office or call (989) 845-2143 to obtain tickets.

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – The Saginaw County Fair continues to grow both crowd-wise and in improvements each year. Those who are not a fair member and/or currently a volunteer are encouraged to join. For only $25 for the initial membership year and $15 each year thereafter, people can be fair supporters. Stop in the office or call (989) 845-2143 for an application, or email saginawfair@yahoo.com.

CORRECTIONS – In the Progress Edition in last week’s Citizen, there were a couple of errors. The correct phone number for Dave’s Barber Shop in St. Charles is (989) 865-6108. The photo caption for the Chesaning Pools and Spa story should have read Ron Nietling, not Randy. We apologize for the errors.

NL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE PLANS – The New Lothrop Memorial Day parade committee is looking for any group, business or organization who would like to come out and participate in honoring the veterans this Memorial Day. The parade lines up at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 26, and starts at 10:45 a.m. Participants may walk, build a float or ride in any vehicle that they provide. Signs and banners are allowed and the participation is free. Anyone who has questions or is interested in participating is asked to call Jacob Brown at (989) 323-9471.

STC SCHOOLS ELECTION FILING DEADLINE – The November Even Year Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4. The following St. Charles Community Schools board member seats will be considered at this election: Two four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015 and ending Dec. 31, 2018. An individual is eligible for election as a school board member if the individual is a citizen of the United States and is a qualified and registered elector of the St. Charles Community Schools district by the filing deadline. Those interested in running for one of the board member seats listed above must file the following with the St. Charles Township Clerk by July 22, at 4 p.m.: Affidavit of Identity; Nominating Petition(s) (a maximum of 20 signatures required) or pay a filing fee of $100 in lieu of filing nominating petitions. Nominating petitions and affidavit forms are available at the St. Charles Township office located at 1003 North Saginaw Street in St. Charles. The St. Charles Township office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.) and Thursday 8 a.m. to noon. Writein candidates must file a Declaration of Intent to Run as a Write-In Candidate by Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. with the St. Charles Township Clerk. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of school board members, interested persons are welcome to speak to other board members or Superintendent Mike Decker. All school board meetings are posted and open to the public. Visit the school district website at www.stccs.org - select district information - board of education for a list of current members, meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas. For more information on running for office visit the Saginaw County website at http://www.saginawcounty.com/Clerk/Elections/RunningForOffice. aspx or contact St. Charles Township Clerk Joe Krawczyk at 865-9010. Krawczyk serves as the election coordinator for the St. Charles Community School District.

MONTROSE RESIDENTIAL SCRAP TIRE CLEAN-UP – Montrose Township is once again sponsoring the Residential Scrap Tire Cleanup Program on Monday, May 19. The annual, environmental-friendly program is designed to reduce the accumulation of scrap tires in the township. The program, in its fourth year, is partly funded by Department of Environmental Quality grants and general fund revenues and has removed more than 13,000 tires from the township. Montrose Township residents can place up to 10 passenger, truck or tractor tires at their curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, May 19. First Class Tire Shredders, 7302 W. Vienna will serve as the licensed hauler for the project. If property owners have more than 10 tires to dispose, they can contact the building official for a site inspection and permission. Advance notice is required for more than 10 tires. Commercial businesses may not participate in the program. For more information, call (810) 639-2021 or visit www.montrosetownship.org.

TWIN TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE ANNUAL ELECTION – Twin Township Ambulance will be holding its annual election on June 29. Nominations for the board of directors are now being accepted. Nominating petitions will be available at the ambulance base at 7900 Saginaw Street, New Lothrop from May 5 through May 11. The following seats are open: Maple Grove Township – one three year term, Village of New Lothrop – one three year term, and the At Large Position – one three year term.

TAYMOUTH PLANS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE – On Monday, May 26 at 1 p.m. Taymouth Township will honor Memoriald Day with its annual Memorial Day Service. The event will be held at the Taymouth Veterans Memorial, located in Cook Cemetery at 13250 Seymour Road. The service will include music, flag raising, a 21 gun salute, and the reading of the rolls of the 370 veterans buried in Taymouth’s three cemeteries. The 1873 St. Paul’s Mission Church will also be open for tours. Refreshments will be served following the program.

BLUEBERRY NEWS – The Montrose Blueberry Festival Committee has announced that the 2014 Blueberry Festival will feature both outhouse races and the canine competition. Both events are scheduled for the morning of Saturday, Aug. 16. For more information, visit the website at www.montroseblueberryfestival.net.

FIRE ASSESSMENT ROLL – The Chesaning Township Board held a public hearing during the May 1 meeting; and hearing no objections, approved the special assessment tax roll for fire protection. The special assessment roll includes all properties within the Chesaning Township Fire District No. 2014-1 benefited by the fire protection service. The assessment roll has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the annual costs of fire protection service.

WILDWOOD IMPROVEMENTS – The Chesaning Township Board discussed maintenance and improvements proposed for Wildwood Cemetery during the May 1 board meeting. The board discussed options for improving drainage near the mausoleum; the removal of trees and shrubs that are disturbing grave sites; and the need to enforce cemetery decoration regulations to keep maintenance manageable. The board approved the purchase of five new maple trees for Wildwood Cemetery. Three additional trees have been donated. Trustee Pete Hemgesberg mentioned that there are designated areas for those who want to plant a tree in the cemetery as a memorial. Many people are unaware that the cemetery has rules.

LEGISLATIVE DAY – Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin met with State Representative Ben Glardon and State Senator Roger Kahn during the Michigan Township Association’s Legislative Day last week. Corrin reported that there is a House Bill that would get money back to the municipalities. Corrin said it started to look pretty good until he learned that the governor has other plans for those funds. The Senate’s bill would not send funds back to the local level either. Corrin said Senator Kahn told him that everyone in Lansing is getting pounded over fixing the roads. They are expecting to either increase the gas tax or the sales tax.

FROST – The Saginaw County Road Commission is set to lift road weight restrictions for frost effective Monday, May 5 at 5 p.m., according to Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin.

BOARD OF REVIEW– Charles Sadilek has retired from the Chesaning Township Board of Review. Board of Review Alternate Leonard Strait has agreed to fill the vacancy. The Chesaning Township Board is now looking to fill the position of alternate. Chesaning Township residents who are interested in serving as the alternate for the Chesaning Township Board of Review should contact the Chesaning Township office.

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