2018-04-08 / News Briefs


GREAT LAKES PACE EXPANDS – Great Lakes PACE has expanded its service area into Shiawassee County, effective March 13. PACE provides all-inclusive services to those 55 or older who live in the service area and meet medical and financial eligibility. An alternative to nursing home living, services provided by Great Lakes PACE include day center socialization, primary medical care and personal care. These services are supplemented by in-home and referral services, when needed. For more information, call (844) 445-7223 or email info@greatlakespace.org.

REP. FREDERICK HOLDS OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Fredrick (R-Owosso) will hold local office hours on Monday, April 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Durand City Hall, 215 W. Clinton St., or from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Chesaning Nursing Care Center, 201 S. Front St. No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend, but who would still like to speak with Frederick may contact his Lansing office at (517) 373-0841 or email BenFrederick@house.mi.gov.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY LAW DAY MAY 1 - The Shiawassee County Bar Association’s 10th annual free Legal Consultation Fair will take place Tuesday, May 1, from 8-11:30 a.m. at the historic Shiawassee County Circuit Courthouse in Corunna. Local attorneys will be providing free 15-minute legal consultations in honor of Law Day. Consultations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the main floor of the old Courthouse.

HORN ANNOUNCES MONTROSE OFFICE HOURS – State Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), will hold office hours on Monday, April 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum, 144 Hickory ST., in Montrose. Horn will be on hand to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have. No appointments are necessary.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for April are Tom James, of Chesaning, Deb Hafner, of St. Charles, Richard Barancik, of Chesaning, and Anita Keeler, of Chesaning.

CHAMBER FIREWORKS – The Chesaning Chamber of Commerce has set its annual fireworks display for Thursday, June 28 at Showboat Park.

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF CANDLEWALK – The Chesaning Candlewalk Committee celebrates the 35th annual Chesaning Christmas Candlewalk Nov. 23 and 24. During the April 3 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, Candlewalk Committee volunteer Bobbi McIntyre requested permission to have a petting zoo downtown, during this year’s Candlewalk. Councilman Keith Wenzel moved to approve the request.

STREET IMPROVEMENTS – Rohde Brothers Construction was the lowest bidder on Chesaning’s 2018 street improvement projects. During the April 3 meeting, the Chesaning Village Council awarded the contract to Rohde for the base bid amount of

$1,231,102. Chesaning Village administrator Troy Feltman said the village sold bonds in the amount of $1.25 million.

FIRE PERMIT – During the Tuesday, April 3 meeting, the Chesaning Village Council approved the burning permit requested by Chesaning-Brady Fire Chief Scott Fall for burning weeds.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – Lippert Components of Chesaning has set Saturday, April 14 as a community service day. Company leaders are planning to bring approximately 80 employees to perform volunteer work, at both Cole and Showboat parks. Chesaning Village Administrator Troy Feltman expressed interest in having the group paint the Showboat Park outbuildings,

place mulch around the trees and spread pea stone. He said the mulch designed for barrier-free access at the playground, won’t be available at this time of year. The village will provide the supplies needed. Lippert Components is the new owner of Hehr International and Hehr Glass.

BUSY BALLOT – Saginaw County Commissioner Kyle Harris attended the April 5 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board to inform board members about the mill requests expected to be on the ballot later this year. He said Saginaw County Animal Control is requesting a millage increase, going from 0.15 mills up to 0.425 mills for years 2018 to 2037. The Castle Museum is requesting 0.267 mills for years 2018 to 2028. A 0.28 millage

is being proposed for 9-1-1. Harris said he was talking with St. Charles residents recently, and they said they’re fed up with all these millages. He informed the board that these are some of the big ones coming up.

TUESDAY SHOTS – During the Thursday, April 5 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, Treasurer Cathy Gross reported that the Rehmann Health Center will be changing its immunization clinics to Tuesdays, starting April 10. She explained that the Saginaw County Health Department had too much going on Wednesdays. The new Tuesday immunization clinics are less likely to be cancelled due to short staffing by the health


FIRE DEPT FUNDRAISER – During the Thursday, April 5 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, Supervisor Bob Corrin reported the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department is raising money to buy a thermal imaging camera. People may be asked to buy a t-shirt to raise the funds needed.

DIVIDED – In a split vote on Thrusday, April 5, the Chesaning Township Board voted to pay

the Village of Chesaning for police services specifically for emergency response and special events. Trustee Ken Hornak said medical marijuana is supposed to raise so much money for the village, he favored opting out of the police agreement. Trustee Bill Hedrich disagreed, citing the need for police to protect public safety. Treasurer Cathy Gross asked if the village really wants the money, since clerk Fran Kukulis always has to remind them about it. Hornak moved to opt out; with the vote failing three to four. Kukulis moved to approve the village police agreement; it passed four to three.

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