2013-08-25 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

RIVERBOAT PLAYLAND BRICKS ON SALE – The Riverboat Playland Committee is selling engraved bricks for the walkway to the playscape at Cole Park and in the memory garden. The cost of a brick is $25. The forms to purchase a brick can be picked up at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce building on N. Front Street during office hours. Bricks can be purchased now until Aug. 29. The money generated from the sale of bricks is used to maintain the playscape.

FALL EMT CLASS AT TTA – A great start for anyone looking into the health care field should begin with taking an EMT class. The opportunity is not far away, as Twin Township Ambulance will be hosting an EMT class beginning Sept. 5 and wrapping up on April 10, 2014. This eight-month course will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The course will include CPR from the American Heart Association and AED, which text books are included in the price of $550. Payment of $250 is a required deposit 10 days prior to the start date of the class. Instructor Coordinator Joe Rychlicki will head the class, and contact information and the course pamphlet to sign up are available online at www.twintownshipambulance.com, or by contacting TTA directly at (810) 638-5034.

SCHOOL VISION AND HEARING TESTING – A free vision and hearing clinic will be held at the Rehmann Health Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Testing is mandatory for any child starting kindergarten or the Head Start program this fall. Technicians from the Saginaw County Department of Public Health will be conducting the clinic. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling (989) 845-3911.

CMS OPEN HOUSE AUG. 27 – Chesaning Middle School will hold an open house for all students on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 4–6 p.m. Class schedules and locker assignments will be distributed in the main office. Staff members will be available to help students with their lockers, give tours of the building and answer questions. There will also be a representative from Nutritional Services available for lunch deposits and the CMS Spirit Store will be open. For questions, call (989) 845- 7040.

GENESEE CO. TREASURER’S OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY – The Genesee County treasurer’s office, 101 Beach St., Flint, will be closed on Friday, Aug. 30 due to an employee furlough day. The office will stay open Thursday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accept payments on delinquent property taxes prior to interest being added Sept. 1 Regular business will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3, following the Labor Day holiday. For more information, call the treasurer’s office at (810) 257-3054.

CAMP ANNOUNCES CONSTITUENT HOURS – Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) has announced monthly office hours held by his regional representatives in various locations around the 4th District to help residents in need of assistance with a federal agency. Constituents are invited to show up. There is no need to make an appointment. Representatives will be at the Owosso City Hall conference room, 301 W. Main St., Owosso, on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9 to 10 a.m.

TTA TO HOST CPR/AED CLASS – On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Twin Township Ambulance in New Lothrop will be hosting an American Heart Association CPR and AED course. The start time will be at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $30. The class will provide training materials needed to complete the course which will be given at registration. The registration deadline is Sept. 23. Those attending the couse will receive their card upon successful completion. For more information, contact TTA at (810) 638-5034. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in basic life support 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.

SING YOUR HEART OUT – The results from the Montrose Blueberry Festival’s adult karaoke contest are in. The contest was held Sunday, Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. With $500 in cash prizes available, competition for the 12th annual event was fierce. In the end, Dave Kennedy came in first place and was awarded the grand prize of $250. Second place went to Danielle LaForest, who won $125. This year’s third place winner was Herman Marable who walked away with $75; and the fourth place winner was Jaimie Hooker who was awarded a cash prize of $50.

TRAIL BIDS TOO HIGH - The Montrose Township Board recently decided to wait until January 2014 to request a rebid on the multiuse trail they want to build. According to Treasurer Gail Fikes, township officials opened contractor bids on June 21, later rejecting all bids due to the high cost. During the board’s Aug. 20 meeting, they decided to wait until next January to rebid.

SURVEY DEVELOPMENT - The Montrose Township Board is working with the engineering firm of Wade Trim to develop a survey in an effort to determine the types of recreational facilities township residents would like to see in the future. The survey is still in the process of being developed. It is expected to ask residents which of the township’s recreational facilities are used, how those surveyed feel about the community’s facilities, and what types of facilities should be added.

SENIOR CENTER IMPROVEMENTS - The Montrose Township Board has plans to remodel the Montrose Senior Center to better meet the needs of the seniors who use the facility. The main entrance will be modified to keep cold air out during the winter. It will also be more accessible, according to Montrose Township Treasurer Gail Fikes. The Wade Trim engineering firm has developed plans which include a new computer lab combined with a library. While the exterior size and shape of the building will remain the same, many interior offices will be moved and a new storm shelter room will be created. The bidding process has yet to begin.

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