2018-10-11 / News Briefs

In brief

PAWS event postponed

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – The annual PAWS fundraiser that was scheduled for Oct. 6 has been postponed. It will take place from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27, at 2295 Seymour Road. – L.R.

Health fair coming up

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Area Senior Citizen Center, 8095 Civic Drive, will host its annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Vendors will provide information on a variety of services. Blood pressure and glucose checks will be available. Kroger Pharmacy will offer flu shots (Medicare and some insurances will cover the cost – check with your insurance provider). – L.R.

Sept. emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 145 incidents reported to Genesee County 911 in September in Gaines Township. Local police handled 117 of the calls, including two in the Village of Gaines, plus 13 walk-ins.

Local officers also issued eight citations, gave 15 traffic warnings, performed 45 business checks and 19 residential checks, made 10 misdemeanor arrests, executed one search warrant and obtained two arrest warrants.

Township police responded to 12 incidents in the Metro Police Authority’s jurisdiction, while Metro officers handed 13 incidents in Gaines Township.

There have been 1,348 incidents reported so far this year, as compared to 1,238 for the same time last year.

The township fire department responded to nine fire calls and 12 medicals. – L.R.

Deodorant donations needed

SWARTZ CREEK – The United Methodist Church, St. Mary Queen of Angels and Messiah Lutheran sponsor the Swartz Creek Area Food Basket from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at the Methodist Church. They are currently in need of about 200 tubes of deodorant, as well as bar soap, toothpaste and other personal care items.

For information or to donate food, personal care items or funds, call the church at 810-635-4555 or St. Mary Queen of Angels church at 810-635-3240.

To receive food or other items, families must meet eligibility requirements. The head of household must fill out a form. Photo identification is required as proof of residency within the Swartz Creek Community Schools district. – L.R.

Weed ordinance

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Township of Gaines has an ordinance to regulate the cutting of grass and weeds over 6 inches tall. The township will cut those grasses and weeds at residences in violation and assess the costs to the property as a tax LEIN, per ordinance #86. – L.R.

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