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Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle (MI) government briefs Township withdraws from dispatch study Published: June 20, 2007 CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The township board voted last week to officially cease participation in a feasibility study to determine if it and other neighboring communities would benefit from consolidation of emergency dispatch services. Several department heads analyzed the Plante & Moran study’s findings and found several errors, and the board decided the move would not save time or money. The other communities involved, Fraser, Harrison Township, Roseville, Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Harper Woods and the Macomb County Sheriff ‘s Department, will now have to decide whether to continue with the study.
Council meeting rescheduled
FRASER – As the annual city carnival and picnic will take place July 12 to July 15 at Steffens Park, the regular City Council meeting scheduled for July 12 will be moved to Wednesday, July 11. If it wasn’t moved, the meeting would have conflicted with the event’s opening day festivities.
City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at 33000 Garfield, at 14 Mile Road.
Drive-throughs planned near Meijer development
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – A proposal for a special land use for a drive-through fast-food restaurant on the west side of Groesbeck, south of Cass Avenue, was approved by the township board last week. The whole development in front of the Meijer store being built at the site will include two banks, a fast-food restaurant and a multi-tenant commercial building, which could have a drive-through coffee shop attached.
Flagstar Bank and Fifth Third Bank have expressed interested in the all-brick, residential style buildings, according to Dave Meckl of Fenn & Associates, who represented petitioner Laith Jonna of Groesbeck Properties LLC.
Drive-through Coffee Hut slated for Garfield
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The township board approved last week a special land use for a drivethrough window on a coffee shop at Garfield and 18 Mile Road. The Coffee Hut shop is expected to replace what was formerly a car wash at the gas station at the southwest corner of the intersection. Coffee Hut representatives said they expect most of the shop’s business to be generated in the morning hours.
Residents appointed to Recreation Commission
FRASER – City Council last week appointed Lynn Evans- Rottman to the Recreation Commission, and created an alternate position on the board, filled by Shannon McCalley. Evans- Rottman fills a vacancy for an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2007, created by the resignation of Debra Barber.
Evans-Rottman is trained in health and nutrition, and wishes to be involved in the wellbeing of the community. McCalley, a lifelong resident of Fraser, will attend commission meetings as an alternate and fill in as needed. McCalley is part of the city’s Buddies Club and has completed the Lutz School work-based educational program.
In separate actions, council also appointed Jodie Horan and Joseph Chimenti to the Local Officers Compensation Commission. Resident and County Commissioner Carey Torrice was appointed to serve on the newly created Downtown Development Authority board, replacing Councilman Doug Hagerty, who withdrew.
– HEIDI ROMAN