2018-05-17 / News Briefs

In brief

CTPD to donate Tahoe to SCAFD

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The Clayton Township Board of Trustees has approved the transfer of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe to the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department from the Clayton Township Police Department.

Township Supervisor Chris Gehringer said the vehicle was no longer useful for police purposes.

Police department Interim Chief Charlotte Brown suggested donating the Tahoe to the fire department “as a gesture of good will and cooperation,” Gehringer said.

The township will maintain ownership of the vehicle, but the fire department will pay to insure it. – L.R.

Fire hall to get new door

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Door Mart LLC, a Durand company, submitted the low bid for replacing a damaged door at Fire Station #2, 1494 Seymour Road.

Door Mart, one of three bidders, will complete the work for $1,248. The other bids came in at $1,940 and $3,848.

Township officials say they are not certain how the door sustained damage. – L.R.

DDA Oks UTV purchase

Swartz Creek – The Downtown Development Authority has approved the purchase of a Kubota RTV 500 utility vehicle from Flint New Holland Inc.

The DDA and City of Swartz Creek will split the $9,442 tab for the vehicle which will be used by the Department of Public Services staff, as well as members of the GFWC – Swartz Creek Women’s Club who plant and maintain the flower pots throughout downtown.

The extended-cab vehicle will have a canopy, windshield and manual dump bed. – L.R.

Staff changes at SCCS

Swartz Creek – The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education has accepted resignations for retirement purposes from Jack Bedell, teacher at Elms Road Elementary, effective June 30; Tammy Gray, educational aide at Syring Elementary, effective June 13; Phyllis Winkler, educational aide at the Middle School, effective June 30; and, Darcie Swartwood, assistant cook at the Middle School, effective Sept. 1.

The board also accepted the resignations of Educational Aides Jena Husted, Middle School, effective March 28; Brenda Clark, Gaines Elementary, effective April 9; and Megan Patterson, High School, effective April 9.

In addition, Jaclyn Gerlach has been hired as a caregiver at the Child Development Center, and Buffy Kish has been hired as an educational aide at Syring Elementary. – L.R.

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