2016-07-21 / News Briefs

In brief

SCAFD adds to roster

SWARTZ CREEK and CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Firefighter Matthew Lewicki has completed his probationary period and has taken the oath as the newest, full-fledged member of the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department.

Lewicki is assigned to Station 2 in Clayton Township.

In addition, David Myers and Michael Whitcomb have been added to the fire department roster, pending results of their physicals. They will serve one-year probationary periods.

Myers is assigned to Station 1 in Swartz Creek. Whitcomb is assigned to Station 2.

Firefighters responded to 27 calls for service in June and volunteered their personal time to assist with Camp 911. – L.R.

Stone gets full-time post

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Officer Doug Stone has been selected to fill a vacant full-time position with the township police department.

Stone, who earned a life-saving award for helping evacuate a burning house this spring, currently works part-time for the township, the Davison Police Department and Hurley Medical Center. The retired Genesee County Sheriff Department deputy was one of three candidates for the job.

“I think he will be an excellent choice for us,” said township Supervisor Chris Gehringer.

Trustee Tammy Kapraun said all three candidates interviewed well and the other two resumes will be kept on file. – L.R.

Binder appointed

SWARTZ CREEK – Betty Binder has been appointed to the Swartz Creek Planning Commission. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the death of Carl Conner.

Binder will serve the remainder of Conner’s three-year term, which expires June 30, 2017.

Binder has been active in the community, serving on the Veterans’ Memorial Committee and the city council. – L.R.

Moratorium resumed

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The township Board of Trustees has renewed a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana provisioning centers.

Township attorney Ken Tucker said several bills regarding medical marijuana distribution have languished in the state legislature for about two years.

Township officials had been waiting to see what lawmakers in Lansing were going to do before deciding how to proceed with local ordinances regarding provisioning centers or similar facilities. – L.R.

Rug contract nixed

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The township will no longer pay for floor mat rental or maintenance.

Faced with a proposed three-year, $1,096 contract with vendor Cintas, the board of trustees voted Thursday to instead invest in their own rugs, which township officials will sweep, vacuum and power wash themselves.

They will purchase three 3-foot by 5-foot mats, two 3-foot by 10-foot mats and two 4-foot by 6-foot mats. – L.R.

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