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Bath Twp. leaders seek input on park system Public invited to forum on April 11 By KEN PALMER

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Wiswasser Park in Bath Township will receive barrier-free playground equipment this year. The project is going forward with the assistance of a state grant and volunteer labor.

BATH TWP. — Residents can offer their ideas about improving the township’s park system at a community meeting this Monday night at the Bath Senior Center. “It’s about time to start taking a look at what needs we have for our parks,” said Coh Rohen, who chairs the township’s Parks and Recreation Committee. The community forum is set for 7 p.m. April 11 at the senior center, located at the township complex on Webster Road. The forum will be the first solely devoted to the parks in at least nine years, although

the public had input while the township was updating its five-year parks and recreation master plan in 2007, township officials said. “We’ll seed the discussion with some of our ideas,” township Superintendent Troy Feltman said. “But we want the public to tell us what they would like to see to increase use of the park system. We really are looking for feedback.” The township’s parks range from the beach and boat launch facilities on Park Lake to the 25-acre Fletcher-Robson Nature Park off Robson Road. Some park projects are already in the works. With the aid of a state grant and volunteer labor, the township this spring will install barrier-free playground equipment at See

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MDOT to resume road work on Old M-78 this week By KEN PALMER

BATH TWP. — Repaving work on Old M-78 will mean slow-going for drivers shuttling between Clinton County and Perry this summer. Work was expected to begin Monday, April 11, at the east end of the project area and continue into September, the state Department of Transportation said. “We started this project in Clinton County last year with concrete patches, and we’re still doing some pavement repairs there,” said MDOT spokeswoman Kari Arend.

The 11-mile stretch of Old M-78 will be repaved with asphalt in three stages, with a detour for westbound traffic at each stage of the project, the MDOT said. Twoway traffic will be maintained outside of the detour areas. Various other repairs, including culvert work, will be done along the entire stretch while the repaving work is underway, the agency said. During those times, two-way traffic will be maintained under flag control. The repaving project will start with the stretch between Shaftsburg Road and M-52 in Shiawassee County, Arend said. The second stage will be Woodbury Road to Shaftsburg, followed by the section between Woodbury

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News in brief addition, there will be solo performances by members of the ensemble. The event is free, but good-will donations are always appreciated. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The DeWitt Community Singers are under the direction of Lydia Skrlec-Erickson, its founder. The group is comprised of people from the DeWitt and Lansing area, with a range of musical backgrounds. New members are always welcome - no audition is required. For more information call Lydia at (517) 669-9113.

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The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives for the following dates and times: • Thursday, April 14, at the Catholic Communiity of St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge St., DeWitt, from 1 to 6:45 p.m. • Monday, April 25, at Wacousta Elementary School, 9135 W. Herbison Road, Wacousta, from 2:30 to 7:45 p.m. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. For information on a blood drive in any of the 65 counties served by the Great Lakes Region, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit

Jr. Panthers hold parent meeting April 20

The DeWitt Jr. Panther football program holds a parent meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Herbison Woods School cafeteria. Parents of children who will be in grades four through eight next fall and are participating in the program should attend the meeting. The group will announced information for the upcoming season. Also, parents who have a current third-grade student that is interested in the football or cheer program should register their email at

Boy Scout troop holds flower sale

Boy Scout Troop 77 of DeWitt, which serves boys in grades six through 12, is selling spring flowers in a range of types and colors. Mums, azaleas, tulips, hyacinths, Easter lily’s, and daffodils will be delivered on or after April 18. All proceeds will go to boy scouting and summer camp expenses. To place an order, contact Cindy Reisig at (517) 669-8542 by April 12.

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The orthodontic office of Drs. Donald Burkhardt and Nikole Pecora held a Teacher Appreciation Contest for their patients last month. The patients were asked to write an essaying stating why their teacher is the best. Out of many nominations, the award was presented to Gregor Simons of Scott Elementary School, who was nominated by student Brody Kirkpatrick. Simons won a $25 gift card, along with a pizza party for his class.

DeWitt Girl Scout Troop #129 is holding a book drive. The books will go to the children at Riddle Elementary School in Lansing. Books can be dropped off in any of the boxes located at any K-sixth grade DeWitt school, the DeWitt Public Library, the DeWitt YMCA or DeWitt Pharmacy downtown. The deadline to donate books is Friday, April 15. Road and Main Street with parking off Webster Road, directly across Bath UMC host benefit from the Elementary School. Call Sue Boyer at (517) 641-4152 with breakfast April 16 questions. The Bath United Methodist Church Women are hosting a South- Student exchange program ern-style breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Bath holds benefit dinner The DeWitt Japanese exchange United Methodist Church. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages program hosts a taco dinner fund10 and under. Proceeds to go to the raiser on Sunday, April 17, from 4:30 Bath/Gunnisonville Mission Team to to 8 p.m. at the Back in the Day Cafe in downtown DeWitt. fund future mission outreach. Cost is $8 per person or $3.50 for The church is located in Bath at 13777 Main Street, between Webster children ages 5 and under. Take-out


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Bath Days Festival committee meets on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Bath Middle School conference room. Anyone with interest in helping with the 2011 festival is encouraged to attend. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilson at (517) 712-8942. or email

is available. Proceeds will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake/tsunami

DeWitt Singers hold spring concert April 19

The DeWitt Community Singers hold their spring concert on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer United Methodist Church on the corner of Schavey and Clark Road in DeWitt. The concert, titled “Water Songs: will include a variety of songs related to rivers, lakes, and oceans. In


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The St Jude’s Knights of Columbus hold a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 15. The fish fry includes baked and fried fish, macaroni and cheese, french fries, baked potatoes, bread sticks, coleslaw and drinks. The cost will be $7 for seniors, $7 early bird until 5 p.m., $8 for adults and take out, $4 for children under age 12, and $30 for a family. St Jude’s is located at 801 N. Bridge in DeWitt.


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Underage driver injured in accident The man had open warrants for probation violations and burglary out of Ingham County. He was jailed on several charges.


A suspect was arrested and a stolen car recovered after a township officer spotted a suspicious vehicle at a motel and ran a check on the license plate. After learning the vehicle had been stolen, officers contacted the owner through the Lansing Police Department, who identified one of the people staying in a room at the motel as the man who had borrowed his car and never returned it, township police said. The owner said the suspect had borrowed the car for what was supposed to be 10 minutes. The suspect was arrested and the car returned to its owner.

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DeWITT TWP. — A 14-year-old Lansing boy was hospitalized after the vehicle he was driving veered off U.S. 127 and flipped several times, coming to rest in the median. The incident happened about 2 p.m. March 26 on the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Interstate 69 interchange, township police said. The boy had taken the vehicle without permission and was coming from Ingham County, police said. He was driving too fast and lost control after making a quick lane Drunken driver nabbed change, they said. The boy was taken to Sparrow Hospital with non-lifeA 29-year-old St. Johns man was arrested for drunken threatening injuries. He was expected to face charges in ju- driving after police were alerted to a motorist driving reckvenile court, police said. lessly on Business U.S. 127. An officer spotted the vehicle and stopped the driver for speeding at Business U.S. 127 Toy guns looked real and Clark Road. The driver failed sobriety tests and was A Lansing man who was stopped for an improper li- taken to the Clinton County Jail. cense plate had marijuana in his vehicle, along with several Driver had suspended license air soft guns altered to look like real firearms. The suspect, 30, told officers that his license was susA Lansing man was arrested for jailed for driving on a pended and that he had marijuana in the vehicle when they suspended license after a March 25 traffic stop on Business stopped him about 8:50 p.m. March 28 at Business U.S. 127 U.S. 127, near Coleman Road. and Sheridan Road, township police said. A township officer stopped the driver, 30, for speeding Officers found several air soft guns in the vehicle - all and other violations about 9:40 p.m. The man was taken to with their orange barrel tips painted black. All toy guns are the Clinton County Jail. made with orange barrel tips.


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Novel tells story of seemingly perfect couple The novel “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen tells the life story of the couple Patty and Walter Berglund. Each had a difficult childhood. Patty was the child of prosperous parents, but her emotional life was shadowed when she was raped in high school and no one, including her parents, was willing to provide guidance to help her cope with the consequences. Walter had an alcoholic father and was the only child in the family who had any What Helen academic interests. His seriousness and sense of responis reading sibility was ridiculed by his father and brothers. These Helen Davis two misfits met in college. The book begins with the early married life of this couple. They are portrayed as a typical liberal middle-class couple who renovate an old home in urban St. Paul, Minn. They catch the first wave of neighborhood gentrification. Patty is a stay-at-home mom who makes the house, family, and neighborhood her

work. Suddenly, this perfect façade seems to crack. Their son, Joey, is obsessed with making money and defying his parents’ liberal values. The real fracture comes when he becomes sexually involved with the girl next door, and eventually moves in with her family. The second part of the book is written in the form of an autobiography supposedly written by Patty at the urging of her therapist. In this, she describes the fascination that she had always had for Richard Katz who had been Walter’s college roommate. Katz is an indie rock musician who has always had an admiration for Walter’s principles and intellect. As college students they often had prolonged arguments about the meaning of life. As their adult life moves on, Walter and Patty seem like the prosperous, mature grown-ups while Katz is stuck in a drug-hazed nomadic life. About the time that their son moves out, Katz finally achieves some success as a musician. This trio always seems to have a see saw relationship of stability and maturity. Patty and Richard have a brief relationship at

about the time that Walter accepts a very unusual job in Washington D.C. He is someone who has spent his entire life as an ardent environmentalist, working for conservation causes. His new, very lucrative job is with big coal. Walter thinks that he has devised a way to please both environmentalists and those who wish to excavate any valuable minerals from an area. The challenges faced by this couple, their children, and their friends mirror an era’s social changes. Helen Davis is a staff member at the DeWitt Public Library. To see archived copies of What Helen Is Reading, go to

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Letters to the editor The Cheer Boosters sincerely appreciates every one of you in our community, who is willing to take the time to The DeWitt High School Cheer Boosters, would like to help and donate. We look forward to a bigger and better recognize the following persons and businesses for help- event next year. ing to make our first Prom Queens Closet fundraiser a sucSheri Daniel cess. Cheer Boosters President Thank you to Ed Rabideau from the Eyde Co., Marissa and Scott from Dandee Printing, Arch from Gilberts Hard- Bath fortunate to have Huffman ware, City of DeWitt, Tim Daniel and Josh Hoffman. Huge I wish to express sincere appreciation for superintenkudos also goes to Kelly Norton for her hours of organiza- dent Jake Huffman of Bath Community Schools. tion and her vision of this event. We also want to recognize Despite his many arduous tasks and multiple roles as the cheer parents for their hours of hard work and dedication, and to everyone that brought in a dress or an item to sell. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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Wiswasser Memorial Park, just north of the lake. The grant will cover half of the $147,000 cost, Feltman said. The township also has applied for a grant to help it buy property for a lakeshore trail at Park Lake Preserve. The township needs to buy a piece of property to connect the trail to Park Lake Road, Feltman said.

The township’s park system also includes James Couzens Memorial Park along Main Street - the site of the annual Bath Days festival - and the 4.3-acre soccer complex near Interstate 69. Fletcher-Robson Nature Park has a grass parking lot and can only be used for passive recreation. Parks and recreation ranked as a top priority among residents who responded to a 2007 survey, township officials said.



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ST. JOHNS — The Clinton County Open Food Distribution Project distributes food Clinton County families in need on the second Thursday of each month at the Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road in Bath. The next distribution date is Thursday, April 14. Registration for distribution takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the site. Distribution begins around 10 a.m. and continues for approximately one hour. Participants are asked to bring their own boxes, bags, containers, wheeled carts or wagons. Those who can benefit from this service include senior citizens on fixed incomes, families and individuals with limited incomes or working minimum wage jobs as well as those who must choose between purchasing groceries or fulfilling medical needs. Each family receives $50 to $65 worth of food. Call Clinton Transit at (989) 224-8127 or (800) 800-5938 for transportation assistance. Requests for transport must be made by 2 p.m. the day before an event. The distribution serves as many as 150 families each month, so financial contributions to benefit the project are welcome. For more information about sponsorship, donations and volunteer opportunities or future distribution dates, call the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation at (989) 227-3333. — From Sparrow Clinton Hospital

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side Lou & Harry’s about 3 p.m. April 2 and returned an hour later to find it missing, police reports said. BATH TWP. — Township police were His helmet and gloves were found nearinvestigating a break-in at a garage that by. But a check of the nearby apartment housed classic cars. complexes turned up no sign of the $500 An officer was called to the garage on bike. Old M-78 on the morning April 2, police reports said. The owner discovered that Underage drinker arrested someone had entered the garage through a A 19-year-old Brighton woman was citbroken window and gone through his desk ed for underage drinking after an township drawers. officer saw her walking behind the ChanIt was not immediately apparent that dler Crossings strip mall about 1:30 a.m. anything had been stolen, the reports said. April 1. The girl said she was on her way home Unlawfully driving away a bicycle from a bar and was “very drunk,” a report An East Lansing man was left without a on the incident said. A preliminary breath ride after someone stole his bicycle from test showed her blood-alcohol level was outside a restaurant on S. Chandler Road. nearly 0.25 percent - more than three times The victim, 38, said he left the bike out- the legal limit for driving.


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Bath Twp. hosts Easter Bunny event on April 19 Event to include egg hunt, bonnet making and prize drawing BATH TWP. — Bath Township Parks & Recreation will host its second annual Easter Bunny event on Tuesday, April 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bath Middle School. Youth, ages 1 through 12 are eligible to participate. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photo opportunities, as well as games and an egg hunt will be offered. 10 lucky winners will walk away with a

basket donated by various families and businesses in Bath. The Holiday Inn of Okemos has offered a free night stay to one lucky winner at the event. This winner will be determined in a drawing. Participants may also construct an Easter bonnet out of paper and display their masterpiece at the event, to be eligible to win a prize. The Bath High School Renaissance Committee will offer hot dogs for a small fee. Registrations will be accepted until 6:30 p.m.This event will take place, rain or shine and is free and open to the public. For all drawings, participants must be present to win. — From Bath Twp. Parks & Recreation

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ST. JOHNS — The Farm Service Agency is currently taking offers for participation in general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Sign-up will continue through Friday, April 15. Land enrolled in the CRP program offers environmental benefits such as: improved wildlife habitat, improved water quality, increased soil and air quality and reduced soil erosion. The participant selects from a number of conservation covers such as grasses, trees, shrubs and/or wildflowers. In return for planting and maintaining an agreed upon cover, FSA provides CRP participants with annual rental payments, maintenance payments, cost-share to help establish the cover and technical assistance. To be eligible for CRP, the participant must have owned or operated the land for at least 12 months prior to the close of the CRP signup. Land must be cropland which has been planted to an agricultural commodity four of the six crop years from 2002 to 2007, and is still physically capable of being planted in a normal manner to an agricultural commodity. Alfalfa and other multiyear grasses and legumes grown in a rotation not to exceed 12 years may be eligible for this year. Interested individuals can contact the Clinton County FSA office at (at (989) 224-3720 for more information. — From the Farm Service Agency

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As a result of these moves, the governor’s proposal calls for a $300 per pupil cut in funding for 2011-12. However the actual reduction in DeWitt would be $635 per pupil. That is because we will continue with a reduction of $170 per pupil from this current school year and we also will see an increase in our state pension costs in an amount that is equal to $165 per pupil. These cuts and expenditure increases will result in a deficit of over $1.9 million for DeWitt. When other costs are included, our deficit is projected to be nearly $2.3 million for next year. This results in a 10 percent cut from our $22.8 million budget. We are fortunate that we still have $665,000 in one time federal Edujobs stimulus money to help for next year, but even with those funds, DeWitt Public Schools faces a deficit of $1.6 million for 2011-12. The governor’s office hopes that the cuts will lead districts to take the following actions: 1. Privatize services 2. Reduce employee benefit costs 3. Share services. All of these measures can save money and that is why the District has reviewed and implemented all of these options when appropriate. In fact, we have reduced our budget by over $5 million in the past six years. As an example, we have privatized custodial services. Further, for the current school year District employees have made insurance benefit adjustments and agreed to share in premium costs. If we reduce benefits to the 80 percent employer, 20 percent employee level that the governor’s office has suggested, we may be able to save another $350,000 to $400,000. The governor’s

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ST. JOHNS – Clinton County continues to have some of the healthiest residents in Michigan, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released recently by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to this year’s rankings, Clinton County ranked sixth out of 83 counties in the state in Health Outcomes and Health factors. The rankings measure two types of health outcomes to represent how healthy each county is: how long people live (mortality), and how healthy people feel (morbidity). Four types of health factors are measured: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and the physical environment. Many different indicators within each health factor are measured, including: • Rates of adult smoking • Rates of high school graduation • Adult obesity • Air pollution levels • Excessive drinking among adults • Access to healthy foods • Teenage births • Community safety

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Our return on the dollar was illustrated in a recent national study. DeWitt ranked as one of the most efficient districts in the state when student achievement was compared to funding levels: issues/2011/01/educational_productivity/ Our point in sharing this is to show that addressing these cuts will not be easy. DeWitt Public Schools are already running a tight ship. We feel that the programs and staffing we have are essential to our operation; however, the District will need to adopt a budget that addresses this deficit. Although we are still examining what these cuts will be, it is important to recognize that they will impact staffing and services. We have already cut $5 million from the budget

and we have tried to keep these cuts as far away from our students as possible, but that is becoming much more difficult with the latest proposal. We are collaborating on this message as a way to demonstrate that we will collaborate when it comes to addressing our budget issues. We know the budget realities that the State is facing, but we think the DeWitt community needs to communicate with our legislators and let them know how we feel about education. We will update the community on our web site throughout our budget process as we listen to ideas and address concerns. John Deiter, Superintendent Mark Servis, DEA President Mark Kellogg, Board of Education President Jean Wegenke, DESPA President

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• Number of uninsured adults • Children in poverty • Availability of primary care providers • Adults who have attended college • Preventable hospital stays These indicators were selected because they are important aspects of health that can be measured over time and improved. It’s important to point out that the county’s overall ranking is not as important as the individual measures that make up the rankings. This is the second year of the rankings, the most comprehensive report of its kind to rank overall health. The rankings help everyone see where people live, learn, work and play influence how healthy they are and how long they live. Last year Clinton County ranked fifth out of 83, but rather than imply that the county got worse, it is more likely that other counties improved. “The rankings highlight that there are many factors that contribute to health. Health is everyone’s business, and we all need to work together to assure our county residents are healthy,” said Kimberly Singh, Health Officer for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. “Clinton County is fortunate to have a supportive and visionary Board of Commissioners and extensive community partnerships, which have all added to its high ranking.” The Rankings are available at – From Mid-Michigan District Health Department


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DeWitt girls place fourth, boys fifth at MSU track meet

EAST LANSING — The DeWitt girls track team took fourth and the boys finished fifth at the MSU True Team Invitational in the smaller schools division at Jenison Field House March 30. Williamston girls took first place with 1,435.5 points. Fowler was second (1,200); Lansing Catholic, third (1,133); DeWitt, fourth (1,120). There were 16 teams in the competition. DeWitt sprinter Tori DeSira had the lone first-place finish for the Lady Panthers, winning the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9:40. DeWitt’s Alexsis Studer was 18th in

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the hurdles (11.69); Aubrey Frantz, 38th (13.50). Josie Yesmunt took second for DeWitt in the 60-meter dash (8:23); Lauren Scott, 24th (9:03); Sophia Lantz, 27th (9:05). Jessica D’Haene finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (1:05.67); Lantz, 17th (1:09.50); Rochelle Radawiec, 18th (1:10.20). Clare Pabst finished 24th in the 800-meter run (2:52.95); Kaila Black, 27th (2:57.46). Lauren Rademacher was fourth in the 1,600-meter run (5:43.96); Amanda Walsh, 25th (6:32.48); Shelby Allen, 27th (6:33.87). Kayla Hanses took second place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:49; Black, 10th (13:27); Hillary Womboldt, 14th (14:01). DeWitt’s 800-meter relay team of DeSira, D’Haene, Lantz and Yesmunt was fourth with a time of 1:53.57. DeSira, Radawiec, Lauren Scott and Jessica Grost finished third in the 1,600-meter relay (4:25.45). The 3,200-meter relay team of D’Haene, Hanses, Rademacher and Grost finished second (10:27).


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Bath boys track places seventh at MSU invitational By BILL McLEOD

EAST LANSING — The Bath boys track team took seventh and the girls were 10th at the MSU True Team Invitational at Jenison Field House March 30. Williamston won the boys competition with 1,435.5 points. Linden was second

(1.099). Bath had 834.5 points. Potterville was 10th with 606 points. There were 15 boys teams in the small-school division. Bath’s Zach Seddon was 14th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7:56; Mike Flegal was 33rd (8.14). Seddon finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (54.52); Flegal, 27th (1:01.11); Russell Lipe, 38th (1:06.85). Dustin Sulcer was 12th in the 800-meter run (2:14.74); Nick

Thomas, 14th (2:15.70); Brad Coulter, 29th (2:25.28). Drew Brown finished ninth in the 1,600-meter run (4:57.68). William Spagnuolo was 25th in the 3,200-meter run (12:30); David Nadorozny, 33rd (13:52). Nick Preville was 14th in the 60-meter hurdles (10.37); Pete Dilbert, 25th (11.54); Lipe, 28th (12.00). Bath’s relay team of Nick Seddon, Z. Seddon, Preville and Cameron Garrett finished

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seventh in the 800-meter relay (1:40.34) and fifth in the 1,600-meter relay (3:48.24). Brown, Sulcer, Nick Thomas and N. Seddon were third in the 3,200-meter relay (8:56.00). In field events, Garrett tied for fourth in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches); N. Seddon, tied for 10th (5 feet, 6 inches). Jeff Dempsey See

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Girls place 10th

Williamston took top honors in the girls



ished ninth in the 400-meter dash (1:06.01); Mandy Gillis, 26th (1:12.42). Maggie Hammond took 16th place in the 800-meter run (2:48.45); Tayler Brown, 25th (2:53.75). Gabrielle Labioda finished 11th in the 1,600-meter run (6:09.62); Tonisty Dugan, 16th (6:14.42); Hammond, 28th (6:36.45). Labioda was seventh in the 3,200-meter run (12.38.60); Alyssa Abendorth, 11th (13:30.40). Krista Kinsey finished 11th in the 60-meter hurdles (11.13); Brooke Dent, 32nd (12.85).

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Bath’s 800-meter relay team of Mandy Gillis, Cassie Dedoes, Emily Bleech and Chaffee finished 14th (2:06.00). Wahrer, Bleech, Kinsey and Dedoes were sixth in the 1,600-meter relay (4:37.59). Kwyn Trevino, Abendorth, Tayler Brown and Dugan finished 10th in the 3,200-meter relay (11:16.30). Bleech finished fourth in the long jump (15 feet, 1 inch); Hammond, ninth (14 feet, 5.5 inches). Jenna Johansen was 35th in the shot put (18 feet, 6 inches.)


and Spencer Scott tied for fifth in the pole vault (11 feet). Garrett was ninth in the long jump (19 feet, 4.5 inches); Dempsey, 27th (16 feet, 10 inches). Justin Gurk took ninth place in the shot put (42 feet, 7 inches); Mike Miller, 28th (34 feet, 6 inches).

competition with 1,435.5 points. Fowler was second (1,200). Bath had 716.5 points. Potterville was 15th (396.5). There were 16 girls teams at the invitational. Nicole Wahrer had the lone first-place finish for the Lady Bees, clearing the high jump bar at 4 feet, 10 inches for a three-way tie for the top spot. Bath’s Monica Chaffee finished 19th in the 60-meter dash (8.91); Janet Patterson, 33rd (9.26); Kaila Hoover, 36th (9.63). Wahrer fin-


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DeWitt: Track squads

perform well at MSU meet Continued from page 21

In field events, DeWitt’s Nia Becker tied for 13th in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4 feet, 2 inches. Megan Hanna tied for ninth in the pole vault (6 feet, 6 inches). DeSira was second in the long jump (15 feet, 4 inches); Radawiec, 13th (14 feet, 3 inches); Scott, 30th (12 feet, 7.5 inches). Kayla Billingsley was 11th in the shot put (26 feet, 3.5 inches); Danielle Shields, 20th (23 feet, 7 inches); Samantha Gallagher, 26th (22 feet, 7 inches).

Boys place fifth

Williamston also won the boys invitational with 1,231.5 points. Linden was second (1,099); Lansing Catholic, third (1,081); Yale, fourth (1,016.5); DeWitt, fifth (880.) There were 15 teams at the invitational. DeWitt’s Chris Thelen won the high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 4 inches. Teammate Dan Schroeder was 29th (4 feet, 10 inches). Blake Smith finished 13th in the 60-meter dash (7.64); Derrick Reese, 20th (7.86); Ryan Makinen, 41st (17.78). Tyler Sherman was fourth in the 400-meter dash (53.96);

Zach Robinson, ninth (55.38); Uriah Rogers, 18th (57.54). Derek Butcher was ninth in the 800-meter run (2:12.72); Kegan McKinnon, 33rd (2:30.64). Butcher finished 18th in the 1,600-meter run (5:09.70); Aaron Scheffler, 28th (5:29.79); McKinnon, 34th (5:56.47). Josh D’Haene took sixth place in the 3,200-meter run (10:39); Joe Wojciechowski, 22nd (11:53); Nick Lentz, 26th (12:33). Luke Pabst was second in the 60-meter hurdles (9:15); Kyler Koets, fifth (9:42); Nate Trevino, 29th (12:07). The Panther 800-meter relay team of Rogers, Pabst, Tyler Sherman and Smith finished fifth (1:39.35). The 1,600-meter relay team of McKinnon, Pabst, Koets and Robinson took ninth (3:56.38). D’Haene, Wojciechowski, Robinson and Butcher were sixth in the 3,200-meter relay (9:09.00). In field events, Sherman was second in the long jump (21 feet, 4 inches); Rogers, 19th (17 feet, 7.75 inches); Reese, 24th (17 feet, 1.5 inches). Ian Fitzner was 14th in the shot put (39 feet, 1.5 inches); Sam Brown, 18th (38 feet, 7 inches); Jake Lange, 20th (38 feet, 4 inches.)

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League champions The Bath sixth grade girls basketball team won the Tri-County Upper Division season-ending tournament, beating St. Johns in the championship game. The girls finished in first place in the league with a record of 7-1, beating teams from Grand Ledge, Holt, East Lansing, Haslett, Mason, Okemos and Portland. During the season the girls took top honors at the Portland Tournament. Members of the team include (front row, from left) Emma Kyes, Taylor Buck, Tessa Hosford, Maddi Gutzki; (back row) Katelyn Trevino, Emily Angell, Kailey Wahrer, Hannah Fouch, Jessica Stoskopf and Coach Darren Buck.

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DEWITT TWP. APR. 15-16, 8 a.m.-6p.m. 15204 Yorkleigh Dr., turn E. on Stoll Rd. from Old 27 & follow signs. Too much to list!!!

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502 WANILLA LN., DeWitt, Friday, April 15th, 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, BEST HOME LOANS!** Land April 16th, 8:00 to 1:00. Contract and Mortgage Spring Cleaning Payoffs, HomeCollectibles Sales; plus Improvements, DebtMoving Sale with Antigues Consolidation, Property & much more Taxes. Foreclosures. PURCHASES LOANS! Loans for Houses/Mobiles/Modulars 72ND COMMUNITY GA. Good/Bad/Ugly Credit! 1RAGE SALE/ FLEA MARKET 800-246-8100 Anytime! AT THE MEGA MALL, SUNUnited Mortgage Services. DAY APRIL 17TH 10-3. SIC, FOOD, AND TONS OF MC GREAT DEALS! NO ADMISSION CHARGE. VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE, ANYBODY CAN BE A VENDOR! 15487 OLD 27, NORTH LANSING. 517-487-3275 WWW.THEMEGAMALL.NET

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ADORABLE PUPPIES AKC Yorkies, Pom’s, Porkie’s & Teddy Bears. $250- $500. 517-404-1028.

AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER CAT-BLACK tabby with memales available visit dium length fur. White DIMONDALE GARAGE toes on rear paws. 13 lb. esgoldenretrievers (517)394SALES April 16, 8 am to spayed female. L O S T 3861 5pm. 215 Quincy, 276 Pine, JOLLY/DUNCKEL AREA. 220 Reedy Ct., 431 Bridge, 517-881-0266/517-285-4022 AKC LABS 3 males $200, 5 119 Caruss Dr., 149 E. Hamilton, 245 Jefferson, 310, females $250. Vet checked, 331, 345, 363 and 410 Wal1st shots & worming. Call nut. Entertainment center, DOG - Oscar - 2 yr. old 65lb., 989-833-2081. in tact, male black lab. couches, Pioneer stereo Went missing on 3/26 in AKC MALTESE system, sewing machine, PUPPIES Genesee Neighborhood off barn wood, large dog kenMale & female, $500-$800. of MLK in Lansing. Black nel, 1995 travel trailer, Will be tiny. 517-974-0431. collar with pawprints. REelectric snow shovel, WARD FOR SAFE RETURN Mikas dishes, Avon, 200 AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD 734-255-7235. paperback books, clothes LAB mix 1 yr old male, all sizes including womens crate trained. 517-231-6542 plus size and much, much LOST CAT 3/27 Dark gray, more! W hite face, stomach & BABY MINI DONKEY paws. Neutered male. Brown & white female. SuPlease check sheds, per sweet! $500/best offer. EATON RAPIDS MOPS outbuildings, etc. Answers 517-652-9634 Mom 2 Mom Sale! to Lucy. Reward for safe Sat., Apr. 16, 8 AM Early return. 2461 S. Rundle, BEAGLE PUPS PUREBRED, 5 Admission $5. Free AdmisLansing. 517-449-8133. sion 9AM-1PM. First Uniwks. old, 15", tri colored, ted Methodist Church 600 shots & wormed. $150. S Main St. Over 40 ven810-686-1020. Clyle, MI. dors selling used childrens clothing & equipBICHI-POO & SHORKIE ment. Call Emily at 517PUPS, vet checked, shots, 663-6353 for more info! wormed. $350-$400. 517-861-7086 RUMMAGE SALE M ASO N BICHON FRISE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Males, shots, wormed. 131 E. Maple St., Mason. $300-$350. April 14, Thurs., 9-6 & Apr. 517-861-7086 15, Fri., 9-12. Fri. $1.00 a bag. BOXER PUPPIES 2 males, LOST MALTESE Great Re$450 ea., 4 females $550 WESTPHALIA VILLAGE & ward. Family pet, little girl ea. Reg. 1st shots, good RURAL AREA misses her dog, needs family pets. Born 3/3. Call GARAGE SALES medicine, in Portland by for more info 517-303-5097. Over 35 homes. Parkers Dr. 517-974-0431 or Maps available. 517-663-2019. Thurs., Apr. 14, 9am-1pm BOXER PUPS white, some Friday, April 15, w/markings, males, shots 9am- 1pm. & wormed. B e a u t i f u l LOST - REWARD! B l a c k pups! 269-998-0925 male Great Dane, blue collar, "Matrix’’, missing Miller/Waverly area. Call CHIHUAHUA MALE 6 mos., 394-5252, 202-8848 neutered & crate trained. 517-231-6542. A LAWSONS LIQUIDATIONS CHIHUAHUA PUPS 7 wks., Estate sale will be con1st shots & wormed. Very ducted at 308 Hazelton St., small & cute. $250. Owosso April 14-16, 10-6. 989-427-3205 Numbers at 9 a.m. For a complete listing, photos & directions please visit our COCKER PUPPIES AKC website at $300 & $350 or 0368 call 989-725-5796

****BEST HOME COMMUNITY YARD LOANS****Refinance for SALE Colonial any reason: Mortgage and Townhouses. April 14, 15 Land Contract payoffs, & 16, 9- 6 p.m. 3818 debt-consolidation, home Pleasant Grove. RAIN improvements, property DATES: April 21, 22 & 23. taxes, foreclosures. Purchases too! Includes Houses/ Mobiles/ DEWITT TWP. NEIGHBOR Modulars. Cash Available HOOD SALE 1020, 15095, for good/bad/ugly credit! 15184 Boichot; 15125 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 Yorkleigh. S.E. of corner of Old 27 & Clark Rd. April 15 MM & 16, 9-6p.m. Children & womens clothes, toys, DRDANIELSANDSON.COM games, books, Train/art CASH REAL ESTATE table, furniture, misc. LOANS We Buy Land ConRAIN OR SHINE. tracts. $10,000-$500,000 Private Money, Fast! Deal with Decision Maker. Michigan Licensed NMLS#138110 800-8376166 or 248-335-6166 PORTLAND - 9322 Butler Rd. April 14, 9-1p.m. RefrigeraMM tor, gas stove, microwave, trundle day bed, sleigh headboard, desk, glass display case, cupboards, ESTATE SALE 7781 W. Grand River @ baseball items, hammered Club House, Grand Ledge, aluminum, short box truck Across from Flying J’s. Fri. cap and much more!!! & Sat. 9-4, April 15-16. MARCH 21, A 4 mo SpringTools: table saw, skill saw, DIVORCE $350* COVERS er Spaniel puppy escaped power tools, router, hand children, etc. only one sigfrom my fenced yard in tools, tool boxes. Camping: nature required! *Excludes DeWitt (Airport Rddome tent sleeps 6, screen govt. fees. 1-800-522-6000 Herbison Rd) Hidden Lakes house 12x12, cot, sleeping Extn. 950. Locally Owned Subd. FEMALE "JJ" is - 5830 W. bag, Q-size air mattress, and Operated. Established CHARLOTTE black & white, dark-faced SPICERVILLE HWY. Everychairs, grill-to-go, cooking 1977. Baylor & Associates, and weighs 15 lbs. I hope thing from A-Z. Womens util. & dishes. Household: Inc MM she was picked up in this large size clothing. Thurs., antique Magnavox radio/ neighborhood and is being Fri. & Sat. April 14, 15 & 16, phonograph, many 33’s, cared for by someone, BUT starting at 9 a.m. some 45’s records, full size she has a broken-hearted bed frame, coffee table. family that desperately Small appliances: kitchen DELTA TOWNSHIP 620 WANTS HER BACK! gadgets, turkey fryer. HaMeade Dr, Fri & Sat April If you have any informague water softener. Fish15-16 -HUGE sale. We are tion PLEASE call me. 517ing equip: rods, tackle boxretiring! 20 yrs of accumu974-9061. REWARD es. Lots of misc. items. lation, ice fishing, lots of knick knack, womens plus size clothes, men’s XL, scrapbooking supplies, some furniture. Worth your time. corner of St. CHRIST UNITED METHOD Joe and Meade between IST 517 W. Jolly Rummage FISH FOR SPRING STOCKCryets and Canal. OKEMOS COMMUNITY and Bake Sale, April 15 9-5 ING ALGAE and weed conCHURCH Spring Attic April 16 9 to Noon $1 a bag trol, aeration systems, Treasures & Rummage on Saturday. Clothes, DEWITT - MULTI FAMILY windmill aerators, pond SALE 409 W. Geneva Dr. Sale. April 15 & 16, Fri, 9-4, dishes, books, antiques, consultation, equipment April 16th, 9-4p.m. ComSat rummage (bag day) 9Jewelery, toys, bake goods installation. Free Catalog. puter parts, massage 1, attic treasures 9-3. Attic and more! Harrietta Hills Trout Farm chair, tools, books, clothTreasures includes anti1-877-389-2514 or ing, household and more!! ques, collectibles, & ry individually priced. MC LARGE GARAGE SALE Rummage has a huge variHUGE GARAGE SALE Lots of 1023 Firwood, corner of ety of clothing, toys, & mens stuff, tools & garage Broadbent and St Joe. household at LOW prices. FISH FOR STOCKING: Most misc. M any clothes & Craft supplies and too Use lower level entrance household items. 115 N. varieties. Ponds & Lakes. much to list. April 15 & 16, at 4734 Okemos Rd. Call Main St., Leslie. Fri.-Sat., Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-6289am to ? 349-4220 for more info. April 15-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2056Days269-624-6215Eves

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COCKER SPANIEL PUPS, 1 Chocolate male, a little shy but very loveable. Also taking deposits on pups ready to go early April. All pups wormed & shots, $200-350. (517)745-5689 DACHSHUND MINI AKC Black & tan male. 12 mos. old. Shots, wormed. $275 cash. 517-482-5444


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LAB PUPPIES AKC, CH lines, Dews, Exc. Temperment, Superior Gundog pedigree from Hunt Test Titled parents. Health guaranteed, shots/ vet/ dewormed, OFA hips/elbows CERF. $800 517-420-3597 517-655-1538

HAY 1st & 2nd cutting, sq. or round. Also wheat or oat straw, sq. or round. Eagle area. 517-202-2371


HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting 2 ETHAN ALLEN matching brown leather chairs, 3 yrs $3; 2nd cutting, $4; Round old, very good cond. Askbales available. 517-543ing $750 ea./obo. Paid 1047 $1600 ea. Ph. 517-646-6911. STRAW FOR SALE $2/bale. Mason area. Call A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD 517-930-8948 AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newLAB PUPPIES AKC Choconever used, sell all for late, shots & wormed, $275. 989-772-1517. $350-$300. 517-625-3428.

Lawn and Garden

LAB PUPS AKC Black and Chocolate, shots, vet JOHN DEERE HYDRASTATIC tractor mower w/trailer, checked, wormed, $250. good cond. 517-663-4008. ( 5 1 7 ) 2 4 2 - 0 6 7 7 LAB PUPS AKC Chocolate. Shots & wormed. $400 each. 989-277-6494.

LABRADOODLES F1B Buff, Shots, Wormed Wellness guarantee $375. 517-202-4163. MALTESE AKC PUPPIES Shots, wormed, $600. Call 517-627-6418.

PUGGLE PUPPIES 8 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, $250. 989-4273205. SHELTIE, SABLE, ACA reg., 2 yrs. old, housebroken, good with children, $300. Call 517-331-6789.

SHIH TZU PUPPIES 9Wks DOG TO good home $25. Born 1/29/11. Purebred. Pitbull 1½ years old. Potty $400 Female, $350 Male. trained, great with chilReady for new home. dren, obedient. Have to (517)896-5158 move. Beautiful dog 734660-6618 /517-204-2175 SHIH TZU PUPPY 9 wks old, male, shots & wormed, Multi color, $250. Call 517GERMAN SHEPHERD Pure857-2187. bred pups. No papers. Black & tans & sables. 1st shots, wormed. Family TOY POODLE PUPPIES, raised. $300. 989-291-3989. Wormed & shots. Call 989875-4319. GOLDEN-DOODLE PUPPIES Blacks & apricots. Vet TOY YORKIE PUPPY Male, checked, shots & wormed. rare chocolate breed, $400. 989-763-7202. adorable, $600. Call 517775-0728. GOLDENDOODLE PUPS READY NOW. HYPO AL- VICTORIAN BULLDOG PUPLERGENIC, dewclaws, paPIES 4 wks., now taking pers, Vet @. 616-459-8544. deposits, Vet chkd. 4 females, 1 male. VBA reg. $1500. 517-977-4740. POODLE PUPS AKC toys, females, very nice. Vet checked, shots & wormed, YORKIE POO PUPPIES $250. 231-825-2733 9 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Little dolls! $350. 989-427-3205

A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 9:00 AM EXCAVATORS: Hitachi EX400LC; Case 9040B; Komatsu PC95; CRAWLER TRACTOR: Cat D4H; LDR. B/HOES: (3) Case 580L, Case 580SM; R. T. LDRS: (2) Case 721B; SKID STEER LDRS: (2) Bobcat T190; HYD. HAMMERS; MANLIFTS: (3) Genie S40 4x4; FORKLIFTS: Terex SS842; JCB 530; CONCRETE EQUIP: Gomaco Curb & Gutter Machine; (2) Gomaco Bridge Deck Finishers; Bump Grinder; Pavement Groover; LATEX EQUIP: (2) Barber Greene Mobile Mixers; (2) Sprayers; BOOM TRKS. (low miles): (2) Sterling T/A; Int’l 4700; Ford L8000; KNUCKLEBOOM: Int’l 4900; CRANES: P&H and Grove Rough Terrain; (2) P&H Truck Cranes; DUMP TRKS. (low miles): (2) Mack RD690S; Ford F700; TRUCK TRACTORS: Mack CL713, CH613; MISC TRKS: (4) Attenuator; (3) Scissorlift; Flatbeds; Lube; Van; Pickups; TRAILERS: (2) Lowboys; Flatbeds; Fruehauf Lead & Pup; 4-Axle Dump; Cement Tanker; Water Tanker; MISC: Air Compr.,Welders, Water Blaster, etc. Call for free brochure. 2% Buyers Premium, Additional 2% for online bidders.

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TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401. MM

ETHAN ALLEN FURNITURE Grandfather clock - Olde Tavern Pine collection. Maple dresser mirror, heirloom collection. (2) custom room units. Upper bookcase. Chest of drawers. $75-$850. 517-484-1563


Building Materials -Supplies

AMISH LOG BEDS, DRESS - PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSFREE ESTIMATES-Licensed E R S , Rustic Table and and insured-2x6 TrussesChairs, Mattresses for 45 Year Warranty Cabin or Home. Lowest Galvalume Steel-19 Colorsprice in Michigan! Since 1976-#1 in Call Today 1-800-292-0679. m 989-923-1278 MC MM POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S POLE BARNS, BUILD BEST Barns, Building Pole Barns Largest Pole Barn CompaSince 1963, Family Owned, ny (Built Best Barns) Best Licensed and Insured, Quality, Best Service, Best Spring Specials on all Price. This Week’s Specials Buildings, 40 year WarranErected 24’x32’x10’ty, 1-877-802-0967. MC $6995.00 30’x40’x10’$8995.00 30’x48’x12’$12,495.00 60’x120’x14’$ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 Licensed/Insured 1-877802-9591 MM


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Apartments Lansing

LAKEFRONT MOBILE HOME 2 BDRM APT. Lansing area. WATER VIEW PLACE - executive condos for rent. 2 & on beautiful Lake Haines, Utilities included $650 mo. 3 bedroom, 1500-2200 SF, 3 FL. 55 & over. Furnished EFFICIENCY APT., Lansing levels w/ attached garage w/ Florida rm & carport, area, utils. included, $400 and lots of storage. Locatpark like setting. $12,000. mo. Call 517-719-5329. ed on river in downtown 863-956-5200. DeWitt next to park and BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru walking trails. Please call 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Tim at 517-282-0500. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

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CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. Ottawa. Lg 1 BR, clean, safe. Air, choice oak flrng or fully carptd. Lndry, 1 blk Capitol. Heat-wtr pd. $525 517 896-2455/517 322-2456

Gold, Silver Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring! Jewelry ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| IMMEDIATE POSSESSION DOWNTOWN LOFT No experience? BUYING SILVER COINS Paying 16 times face. Silver dimes $1.60; quarters $4; halves $8; dollars $16. Call Al 989-413-3431

HealthcareHospital Equip. HOSPITAL ADJUSTABLE BED E xcellent cond., w/massager, asking $500. Call 517-882-4015.

Machinery and Tools

FORESTRY EQUIPMENT: 3pt. PTO Farm Logging winches,VALBY 3 pt., PTO wood chippers, 3 pt., grapples, wood splitters, loader attachments. Three Rivers, Inc. 866-638-7885 www.threeriversforestry.c om MM


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PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in small secluded park near school & close to downtown. Central air. Newer steel skirting, roof, evestroughs & decks. $16K. 517-647-2464


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CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL GARDENS- 2 plots in the Restoration Gardens, $1,000/each. 248-676-0674

Apartments For Rent

Apartments Suburbs FIRST MONTH FREE and $200 security dep. when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires April 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.


Waterfront Homes

72 MI. FROM L A N S I N G Clean 2 bdrm., 2 bath manufactured home w/4 seasons room. Price reduced. $85,500. Ph. 517-230-0369 or ed’ for pics

Land For Sale DIMONDALE 2.1 A C R E S PRICE REDUCED. 9 mins. from Lansing & 7 mins. from GM Delta Plant. Private, trees, wild life. Conventional perk. Land Contract. 517-645-7476 or 517712-1372.

Lots MASON/DANSVILLE COUN TRY LOTS 3.3 acres in scenic area. Potential walk-outs. Great country living, yet close to towns & expressway. Columbia & Hanna Rds. 517-525-1131.

NOW AVAILABLE AT RIVERWIND APTS. 1 & 2 bdrm., includes water, sewer, trash & heat. Rent based on income for qualified applicants. Sec. dep req’d. Call 517-9743756 or you may pickup app at 300 Riverwind Dr., DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 This instutition is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

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Homes For Rent 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very nice 2 bdrm., all appliances, lg yard, den, garage. 1st, last deposit. $900 + utilities + dep. 517-7087528.

2011 HOMES! We are currently pre-leasing brand new homes that will be arriving Mid-May! • 3 Bed/2 Bath, • All Appliances, • Washer/Dryer, • Central Air • Pet Friendly • Holt School District Payments starting as low as $799! No Application Fees! Contact us today to reserve your new home! 1-888-235-6948 EHO $225 PER MONTH Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand New Carpet, Vinyl, & Appliances. We Specialize in Hard to Finance Individuals!!! The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

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AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

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EAST LANSING 3 bdrms., lg lot, ample parking, AC, bsmt., washer-dryer, $900 per mo. 517-351-5931.

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∫ ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

Duplexes For Rent

1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $900/mo. 517/519 W. SHIAWASSEE 517-482-8771 or 517-719WALK to State Complex, 5600. Cooley, LCC. ALL NEW paint,carpet,kitchen & bath. Second floor W/D FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto hookup. BIG 2 bdrm. Owners/Waverly. Quiet $600/mo. plus utilities. desirable neighborhood. 517-322-4027 Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $550. 517-7125849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement with LANSING washer/dryer. New carW Michigan. 1 bdrm., living pet, paint, appliances. rm., kitch., bath. $525 + Fenced backyard, private electric. deck. $650 + utils. Call 517-482-8771 or 517-332-9255. 517-719-5600 EATON RAPIDS Immediate occupancy 3 bdrm duplex, OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom 2 bdrms up, 1 down, newer Apts. $485-590. Small to excarpeting, freshly painted, tra large. (1)-2 Bedroom includes stove, refrigerawith sunroom, $675 All aptor & garage. $650 mo., ref. pliances and U T I L I T I E S & deposit req’d., 6 mo. PAID. Quiet nice neighborlease. 517-663-6650 lv msg. hood. 517-202-6035.

CEMETERY 1 FREE FORECLOSURE LIST - DEEPDALE crypt, $5,000. Includes INGS Over 400,000 propervault & headstone for 2. ties nationwide. Low down Call 517-574-5500. payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM DEEPDALE MEMORIAL GARDENS - Cremation plot for 2, in Love Sec. #3. $2,000. 517-887-8767. Ç 3 Bed/ 2 Bath Ç Over 1700 Sq. ft. Ç Newly Remodeled Ç All Appliances Ç Washer & Dryer Ç Central Air NO APP FEES! All Credit Considered & Financing Available HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON Call Sun Homes at Lake Lansing with dock, Kensington Meadows gazebo, beautiful lake (888)-262-1683 view, luxury executive apt. 209½ E. MT. Hope - Very Updated lg. upper 2 BR., sharp furnished, except Must close by 3-31-11! W/D, fireplace, deck, new bed, 1 bdrm. Newer appliEHO maple kitchen, black stainances, lg. terrace, parking, less appliances, carpet, mini-blinds. Can email granite, $940. ALSO, smallphotos. $500+ dep., incl. er lower 1 bdrm., w/office util. 517-285-4489 & patio, $650. Includes snow, trash, lawn. No big ACCORD PROPERTIES dogs. 517-853-6307. MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Expanded living/dining Lansing /E. Lansing QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ room, partially furnished, 2 Area. 517-337-7900 Q Q MASON bedroom, new carpet, new Q Q 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, Q Q roof, covered porch, storcentral air, washer/ Q Q LOCATION LOCATION age shed, pool, good park, Q Q dryer. From $750. LOCATION negotiable, 445 Darby Q Q 517-282-9669 Saginaw Hwy. Court, Winsor Estates, Q Q 517-349-8000 in Grand Ledge. Dimondale, 517-646-6813. Q Q 550 sq. ft. Great parking, QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ great access. $500 mo. includes utilities. Call 517712-5678 Bruce.

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Condominiums For Rent

MASON HOUSE 3 p l u s bdrms., 2 full baths, dinette, 2 living rooms, porch, 5 acres. $1,100 includes heat & yard maintenance. 218-327-2037 leave message. After Apr. 15 call 218-244-5233.

EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, bsmt, carport, $725. 351-9321 or 333-1250

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DELTA TWP. VACANT 5 acres. REDUCED. Heavy industrial, great location. Sale or lease. Land Contract available. $134,900. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-7722759 or 810-772-6561.

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Commercial Warehouse

FOREMOST TRANSPORT, INC. needs 4 CDL owneroperators to haul specialized trailers delivering RVs and other wheeled freight. Income potential of $110,000 annually. Call 1866-764-1601 MM

METAL ROOFS EQUIPMENT SERVICE 3500 LB. ELEC , 12V Hoist. HUSKY Standing Seam. Metal TECHNICIAN Dayton motor. $150. 517Shingles/Slate. All in Electric and battery 323-9494 Stock. Energy Star Qualipowered cleaning fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. equipment repair. BASIC Largest Inventory in MichiTOOLS AND EXPERIENCE gan. Company Installers. NECESSARY. Send or bring Free Estimates. Since resume to Lansing 1975! 800-380-2379. MM Sanitary Supply, Inc. 1445 BACKYARD STORAGE S. Washington Ave, LansSTEEL BUILDINGS: 5 only SHEDS Quality material & ing MI. 48910. Attn: Pete. 16X20, 30X38, 40X54, workmanship 989-834-2028 45X74, 55X120. Must Move Now! Selling for Balance WANTED: UNWANTED Owed! Still Crated/Free appliances, air conditionDelivery!1-800-211-9593 ers, cars, trucks, vans, x103 farm machinery, lawn MM mowers, campers, hot D E N T A L water tanks, aluminum or ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIS COMPLETE MATERIAL steel boats, aluminum winT WORKING chairside with POLE BUILDING Package dows or doors, aluminum the doctor during routine 24’x32’x8’-$3899.00 toppers, any types of aluprocedures. Front office 3 0 ’ x 4 0 ’ x 1 0 ’ - $ 5 7 9 9 . 0 0 AIRLINES minum or steel siding, ARE HIRING— position greets patients, 32’x48’x10’-$6999.00 Steel 4 wheelers, go carts, trailTrain for high paying Aviabills insurance, handles roof, doors included, other ers, batteries. tion Career. FAA approved schedule. Experienced onsizes available All picked up for Free. program. Financial aid if ly. Must be x-ray certified, Call 517-628-2818 qualified—Job placement outgoing, responsible, reliCall Standale Post Frame assistance. Call Aviation able and have a good attiBuildings Toll Free 1-800Institute of Maintenance tude. Please email re968-8201 877-891-2281. MM sumes to MM HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. RALEIGH OMNI HYBRID bifrom Home. *Medical, Accredited. Get a Diploma. cycle 19 inch frame, 24 *Business, *Paralegal, Get a job! FREE Brochure. INGHAM COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION speed, like new. $180 or *Accounting, *Criminal 1-800-264-8330. The Ingham County Road Commission is accepting BO (517)669-3710 Justice. Job placement MM applications for the following positions: sistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualiOne (1) Highway Worker Class 7 -Mechanic fied. Call 877-895-1828 DRIVERS-NO EXPERIENCEclassification position. Requirements for this NO PROBLEM. 100% Paid position include performing maintenance and MM CDL Training. Immediate repairs on equipment from minor service to major enBenefits. 20/10 program. TABLE TENNIS TABLE BUTgine repair, performing welding and fabrication of A BRAND NAME KING Trainers Earn up to 49 TERFLY EUROPA PREMIUM materials to make necessary repairs, analyzing SIZE PILLOW TOP MATcents per mile! CRST Van NET SET NEWGY 1040 breakdowns, changing tires and/or blades, and TRESS SET in Original Expedited 800-326-2778 TRAINING ROBOT NET UPother duties as assigned. Four years of experience in Plastic. Includes Deluxe MC GRADE KIT ROBO CADDY the truck mechanic trade, ability to perform Frame. Cost $1,499, Sell for BALLS $800.00 complete diagnosis of any mechanical, electrical or $475. 989-631-2280. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE other breakdown, or failure to motorized MM from Home. *Medical (517)896-6877 equipment, ability to perform disassembly, *Business *Paralegal, overhaul, repair and re-assembly of engines, INTERNATIONAL FEL*Accounting, *Criminal transmissions, differentials, clutches, brakes, LOWSHIP seeks Volunteer Justice. Job placement aselectrical systems, fuel systems to motorized Host Families. Foreign Exsistance. Computer availaequipment or related equipment, use of all tools of change Students arrive ble. Financial Aid if qualithe trade including precision instruments, welding August, 2011. Earn extra fied. Call 877-895-1828 equipment, shop machines and power tools. Must cash as Area Rep! ITHACA MAG 10 have a valid Michigan driver’s license and a valid 6 4 7 - 8 8 3 9 MC dlx. Also Remington turkey Commercial Driver License, Group N endorsement. Internationalfellowship.or guns avail. Info 9am-6pm, Wage range: $19.22-$21.35/hr. g AIRLINES ARE HIRING 517-694-7021 MM Train for high paying AviaOne (1) Highway Worker Class 4 - Truck Driver tion Career. FAA approved WANTED LUGERS AND Walposition. Requirements for this position include the program. Financial aid if ter pistols. Doug 517-285ability to operate multi-axle trucks, truck tractors, qualified - Job placement 1714 anytime self propelled gutter broom, self propelled belt assistance. Call Aviation loader, backhoes, articulated boom mower, spray Institute of Maintenance patchers and other such work as may be assigned (877) 891-2281. MC from time to time. Must have a valid Michigan CASH PAID D iabet ic test driver’s license and a valid Commercial Driver strips. Area’s original, oldLicense, Group N endorsement. Wage range: est buyer. Friendly & fair. $17.64-$20.28/hour. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, The Ingham County Road Commission is an Equal jewlery, furniture, art & Opportunity Employer. EXP MECHANIC HOWELL CASH PAID unusual & bizarre items. Needed for busy semiUp to $20 per 100. 517-819-8700 The Ingham County Road Commission offers a tractor and trailer repair Call 517-292-0991 comprehensive salary and benefit package. facility. Must have gan state certifications, be ALWAYS BUYING Applications will be available beginning March 28, able to multi-task and old costume jewelry, es2011, and ending April 29, 2011, at the Ingham work in a fast paced envitate jewelry, and other WANTED: ARCADE GAMES County Road Commission, 301 N. Bush Street, ronment. Please fax re& pinball machines or anynice old things. Linda 517Mason, Michigan 48854, or on the Road sume to ckent@nplnsr. thing coin op, need not 331-1181 Commission’s web site at com or fax your resume to work. Greg 517-719-6631 517-545-7280. No phone BUYING ANTIQUES... furnicalls please. ture, jewelry, clocks, silApplications will also be available through the ver, artwork, other nice Ingham County Employment office, 5303 S. Cedar things. 1800-1960’s. 517Street, Lansing, Michigan. Applications can be 202-2570. mailed to the Ingham County Road Commission at It’s not too late to find a P.O. Box 38, Mason, Michigan 48854, and must be buyer for your camping gear. postmarked no later than Saturday, April 30, 2011. CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Anti- BAY WINDOW 9 ft. long, See EOE M/F ques, Jewelry, musical inabout 5 1/2 ft. in depth, restruments, Valuables. Call al good shape. $275. Call or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 517-927-2603.

Building Materials -Supplies

1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. 1 bath, semi furn., appliances, washer, dryer, new shed, located lot 73, Parkview Estates, Portland, MI. $9200/best. 989-831-4952

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Flex sched. Customer sales /service. no exp. nec. all ages 18+. Conditions ap- DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your own local canply. call 517-489-5354 dy route 25 machines and or apply @ candy all for $9995.00. All major credit cards accepted 877-915-8222 Vend 3. MC

PIONEER POLE BUILD INGS Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. 45 Year Warranty, Galvalume Steel—19 Colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-2920679 MM

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Lawn and Tree Service

e Best Pric Around


Tree Service

PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE MASONRY RESTORATION Affordable Rates. Spring Res/comm., historic. ReCleanup. For Free Quote, pair brick, block & stone. call (517) 803-2350. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380


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Carpet Guy & Gal Inc.

Timothy & Shawn David We are a mom & pop installation team w/ 20 years experience, specializing in all types of floor coverings. Certified Installers Insured • References


Computer Sales -Service COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.


Concrete Work GOT MUD? Call TomCo Asphalt for crushed asphalt or concrete placed & compacted. 517-676-5600.


DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853

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Floor Services


Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Hauling-Trucking 517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds See or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

• Appliances • Brush • Carpet • Furniture • Metal Wood • Concrete • Shingles •

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Spring clean up, dethatching, rolling, aeration, mowing, trimming & edging, garden rototilling, vacation mowing, landscaping. Excellent rates Give us a try!


Lawn and Tree Service

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24 Hour Service

PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Quality work. References, free est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.

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Carpet-Flooring Services


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BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:



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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area.

Buick LESABRE, 2004 $6350 104K mi. Pwr. seats/mirrors, 29 hwy., tan. Excellent condition 517-349-0118 PARK AVENUE 1999 $5800 1 owner, only 59K mi., lthr, well kept, very clean, no rust/dents 517-898-9217

Chevrolet 2005 IMPALA LS $7995 Sharp, clean, CD, loaded! Warranty available. Mint City 989-640-1899 CAMARO 1998 CONVERTIBLE $7,500/OBO 40,000 mi., 1 owner (older lady) Excellent cond. 517-646-0565 or 517-974-9324 MALIBU LT 2008 $15,500 2LT, 6 cyl, Lthr, 36500mi., Silver, perfect car 517-648-1776

Dodge CARAVAN, 1997 $2000/OBO 166K mi. seats 8, A/C, tinted wins, sunroof, new parts. Well maintained 517-708-7729 CHARGER SE 2008 $14,699/OBO 6 cyl, Pwr Seats, 34400mi., Blue 517-897-0279

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Ford THUNDERBIRD 2005 $29,000 50TH ANNIVERSARY. FL. Car, garaged, 14500mi. MUST SEE! 517-819-8917 TAURUS SE 2003 $2,950 All options, high miles salesman’s car Excellent cond. 517-927-4212 FUSION SE 2009 $14,400/OBO 21,800mi., sunroof, MP3/6-CD Sat., SYNC, orig owner 517-290-8892


Oldsmobile OLDS NINETY EIGHT 1993 $1650/OBO Touring Sedan, 3800 Supercharged motor, loaded, w/lthr, new parts, exc transp. 517-505-1833

Honda ACCORD SE 2007 $14,000 6 cyl, CD changer, 39800mi, Charcoal, new tires 517-896-9856

Jaguar X-TYPE AWD, 2005 94K mi., black on black, Excellent condition.

$7450/FIRM 517-490-0181

Lincoln LS SPORT 2004 $8,990/OBO V6, CD chr, Lthr, Blk on Blk, 46500mi., 1 owner. 248-224-0000

Mini Vans DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT 2010 $21,900 Only 97mi, 3.8l, w/lifetime powertrain wrnty 989-640-3912 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile CUTLASS SUPREME 1980 $4,000 CLASSIC OLDS CUTLASS, 6 cyl, Arizona car, stored 517-886-0416 OLDS SILHOUETTE 2001 $3850 152K mi., all power, rear A/C & heat, lthr int., remote start 517-202-7977


Sport Utility Vehicles $10,500

517-349-6596 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 2005 $14,250 8 cyl, Lthr, DVD, 137000mi., White, clean car 517-719-8762


CHEVY 3/4 TON CARGO VAN 2002 $4500 Excellent shape, new tires, battery, brakes. 517-394-5886 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Automobiles Wanted VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted

LEGACY 2.5 I-PREM, 2011 $19,500 19,500 mi. Blue, AWD. 30MPG highway. Excellent cond. 517-242-6978

Toyota CAMRY LE 2007 75,000 miles Please call Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

CHEVY SILVERADO Z71 2004 $14,900 4x4, silver, 75K, LS, topper, side bars, dual exhaust Excellent cond. 517-391-2512


2004 GRAND PRIX GT $7495 Loaded, leather, sunroof, 92K mi. Warranty avail. Mint City 989-640-1899 SOLSTICE, 2007 $14,900 16,600K mi., conv., loaded, black on silver Excellent condition. 269-763-3416

CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 2002 8 cyl, Lthr, 125000mi., Pewter


$11,500 989-723-8166

Trucks GMC SIERRA 1500 1992 $6000 8 cyl, PW, PL, AC, PS, 149000mi., Red, rust free. 615-566-6849

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week. 269-838-5895 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week Call 517-749-4926

Homes For Rent


LANSING HOME FOR rent with full bsmt & garage. Neat and clean, new paint, new carpet & some hardwood floors. $725-$825 mo. Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648.

3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1000 Sq. Ft. *Payments as low as $699. • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer • Storage Shed • Pet Friendly • Holt Schools All Credit Considered! No Application Fees Move in for as little as $299!* Contact us today! Inventory Limited! 1-888-258-2412 Offer Expires 3-31-11 EHO, *WAC

LANSING NORTHWEST 2 BR., 3 BR., reasonable, $255 & $305 bi-weekly. Call 517-372-9778.

Mobile Homes For Rent GRAND LEDGE: 1 bdrm. $420 + sec. dep. Includes all utils. 2 bdrm., $420 + utils. & sec. dep. Pets on approval. 517256-4817, 517-896-3285

Wanted to Rent

Legals Boats and Motors


HAVE FUN THIS Sum me r Sailing. JY14 Sailboat, 14’ long w/trailer, $2000 firm. 989-413-0343.


CampersTravel Trailers

CAN’T SELL YOUR house? Consider a long term lease to a retired couple. Relocating to E. Lansing, Haslett or Bath area. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath minimum. SEAHAWK 29’, 2003 5th wheel. 2 slides, includes FISH CANADA— Fishing Please call: 231-846-1051. campground membership! Cabins for Rent in Cana $15,500. 517-372-6317 da. Walleyes, Jumbo Perch, Northern Pike. Planning an Auction? Boats are supplied. Call Hugh at 1-800-426-2550 for See free brochure. Or visit our website at COMMUNITY ROOM IN or Call LCN Toll Free B ath available for rent. MM 877.475.SELL Perfect for smaller events: meetings or parties, near I-69 Expressway. Call 517641-6244 or email at It’s not too late to find a

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by following: TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on April 20, 2011 at 10:00 am at 100 East State Street, Ste 4300, St Johns, MI before Judge Lisa Sullivan P51265 for the following purpose: Petition to Invalidate Trust, Remove Trustee and/or Terminate Trust, Accounting by Trustee/Agent and Limited Supervision 4/1/11

FILE NO. 11-27596-CZ

Jeffrey P Ray P31098 2500 LAKE LANSING ROAD SUITE A In the matter of THOMAS LANSING, MI 48912 PENNELL REVOCABLE LIV- 517-372-5700 ING TRUST U/A/D February 16, 2011 Isobel S Pennell and Don TO ALL INTERESTED PER- Jordan SONS including Russell 3446 W 170th Street Pennell and Weston Pennell Torrence, CA 90504 whose address(es) are un- 661-212-7130 known and whose interest in the matter may be barred DBR-912280 or affected by the following: 4/10/11

SYNOPSIS CORRECTION BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP The following action was missing from the synopsis of the Bath Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting of March 21, 2011. ACTION: Approved the Resolution in opposition of HB 4214 addressing Emergency Financial Managers for local jurisdictions and school districts.

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Homes For Rent LANSING - 2511 WESTBURY, family home. 3 bdrm., 1 bath, garage, fenced yard. Stove & refrigerator incl. $825+ util. Off Delta River Dr. family Area. Call or Text Ph. 517-202-5754

Halls-Buildings For Rent

buyer for your camping gear. See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

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Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk DBR/TC-912385


NOTICE TO RESIDENTS, VOTERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES of DeWitt Charter Township Public Test of Optical Scan Voting Equipment

ORDINANCE #64 AN ORDINANCE TO DESIGNATE AN ENFORCING AGENCY TO DISCHARGE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP, LOCATED IN CLINTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND TO DESIGNATE REGULATED FLOOD HAZARD AREAS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATE CONSTRUCTION CODE ACT, ACT NO. 230 OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1972, AS AMENDED. THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BATH, CLINTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: SECTION 1. AGENCY DESIGNATED. Pursuant to the provisions of the state construction code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Building Official of Bath Charter Township, Clinton County, Michigan is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Bath Charter Township, Clinton County, Michigan under Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, State of Michigan. Bath Charter Township, Clinton County, Michigan, assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of said Act throughout the corporate limits of the community adopting this ordinance. SECTION 2. CODE APPENDIX ENFORCED. Pursuant to the provisions of the state construction code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, Appendix G of the Michigan Building Code shall be enforced by the enforcing agency within Bath Charter Township, Clinton County, Michigan. SECTION 3. DESIGNATION OF REGULATED FLOOD PRONE HAZARD AREAS. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Entitled "Clinton County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)" and dated May 3, 2011 and the Flood Insurance Rate Map(s) (FIRMS) panel number(s) of 26037C, 0330D, 0331D, 0333D, 0334D, 0336D, 0337D, 0338D, 0339D, 0341D, 0342D, 0335D and 0375D and dated May 3, 2011 are adopted by reference for the purposes of administration of the Michigan Construction Code, and declared to be a part of Section 1612.3 of the Michigan Building Code, and to provide the content of the "Flood Hazards" section of Table R301.2(1) of the Michigan Residential Code. SECTION 4. REPEALS. All ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 5. PUBLICATION. This ordinance shall be effective after legal publication and in accordance with the provisions of the Act governing same.

Notice is hereby given that DeWitt Charter Township will hold a public test of the optical scan voting system as follows: Thursday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. DeWitt Charter Township Hall 1401 W. Herbison Road DeWitt, MI 48820 This test is being held as required by law, in preparation for the May 3, 2011 Election. Diane Mosier, Clerk DeWitt Charter Township (517) 668-0270 DBR/LCCN-912307

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ACCESS MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION The Bath Charter Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on April 26, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Bath Charter Township Hall, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, Michigan 48808. The subject of the public hearing will be the consideration of an Access Management Ordinance that would require an amendment to the current zoning ordinance. The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to improve transportation operations and safety in the Marsh Road/ I-69 Interchange area corridors while maintaining reasonable access to properties within the area. A copy of the Access Management Ordinance will be available for public inspection at the Bath Charter Township office at 14480 Webster Road, Bath, Michigan 48808 or online at ( under the Planning Department Page. Written comments will be considered and may be forwarded to the Bath Charter Township Offices until 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please call (517) 641-6728 for further information. Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk Bath Charter Township






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Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, Clerk McQueen, Trustees Clark, Curtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, Fire Chief Hosford, Park Lake Advisory Board Chairperson Price and several township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda with the addition of the MDOT Press Release to the Consent Agenda/Receive and File. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Parks & Recreation Committee minutes of January 10, 2011, Police & Fire Board minutes of February 16, 2011 and the Elections Commission minutes of March 28, 2011. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #39013-#39061 in the amount of $21,068.67, Sewer Fund vouchers #2768 in the amount of $162,643.25, Payroll vouchers #20466-#20500, Direct Deposits #888-#909, void check #20470 in the amount of $69,997.74. 3. Approved the regular meeting minutes of March 21, 2011. 4. Adopted the second reading of the Downtown Development Authority Ordinance. 5. Approved the request from Bath Days to have fireworks on the last day of the festival. 6. Adopted the second reading of the Floodplain Management Ordinance. 7. Extended the Wind Energy Systems Moratorium until October 4, 2011. 8. Adopted the Resolution to Establish Street Light Special Assessment District for Silver Creek. 9. Approved the contract with Consumers Energy for Streetlight Construction in Silver Creek. 10. Approved the agreement with Better Buildings for Michigan Services agreement for DeWitt and Bath Townships and Michigan Energy Options. 11. Approved the Professional Services Agreement between Bath Township and DeWitt Township for Ordinance Compliance Services. County Commissioner Report - None. Superintendent’s Report - Written and verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.





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County, Michigan, described as: 27. Thence easterly to the southeast corner of tax parcel Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of 010-020-100-125-61. the Southeast quarter of Section 17, thence westerly along the 28. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax parcel ORDINANCE NO. .63 East/West Centerline of Section 17 to the North/South Center- 010-020-100-125-01 (excluding road right of way for Hidden line of Section 17. Valley Drive). 2. Thence southerly along the North/South Centerline of Sec- 29. Thence easterly to the southeastern corner of tax parcel AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT tion 17 of tax parcel 010-100-003-008-00, thence southeasterly 010-020-100-020-00. AUTHORITY ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| PURSUANT TO PA 1975 NO. 197 (MCL 125.1651 ET to the southernmost corner of tax parcel 010-100-003-008-00. 30. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax parcel SEQ); TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS; A DESCRIPTION OF THE 3. Thence southeasterly along the western property line to the 010-020-100-020-00. DOWNTOWN DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISH- southwest corner of tax parcel 010-100-011-004-00. 31. Thence easterly along the North Section line of Section MENT OF A GOVERNING BOARD FOR THE AUTHORITY AND 4. Thence westerly to the northwest corner of tax parcel 010- 20 to the southeast corner of tax parcel 010-017-400-075-00. THE QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP, TERMS, AND MATTERS 100-013-001-01. 32. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax parcel RELATED TO SAID BOARD; TO PROVIDE FOR OFFICERS AND 5. Thence southerly from the northwest corner of tax parcel 010-017-400-070-00. PERSONNEL OF THE AUTHORITY; TO DEFINE THE POWERS OF 010-100-013-001-01 to the southwest corner of tax parcel 010- 33. Thence westerly to the northwest corner of tax parcel THE AUTHORITY BOARD; TO PROVIDE FOR SOURCES OF FUND- 100-015-001-00 or north boundary line of Section 20. (Center- 010-017-400-030-00. ING FOR THE AUTHORITY AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS; line of Clark Road). 34. Thence northerly along the north/south centerline of TO DEVELOP A DEVELOPMENT PLAN; AND TO PROVIDE FOR 6. Thence westerly along the north boundary line of Section 20 the southeast quarter of Section 17 to the point of beginning. THE REQUIREMENTS OF PA 1975 NO. 197; TO PROVIDE FOR to the northwest corner of tax parcel 010-020-100-035-01. SECTION 5. THE AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD. TERMINATION OF THE AUTHORITY; AND TO PROVIDE AN EF- 7. Thence southerly from the northwest corner of tax parcel (a) Membership, qualifications, terms, vacancy, compensaFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. 010-020-100-035-01 along the north/south centerline of Section tion and expenses, chairperson. Bath Charter Township, Clinton County, Michigan, ordains: 20 to the southwest corner of tax parcel 010-020-400-025-01. The Authority shall be supervised and under the control of a SECTION 1. TITLE. This Ordinance shall be known and may 8. Thence easterly along the south property line of tax parcel Board (as defined by Section 2) consisting of the Bath Charter be cited as the "Bath Charter Township Downtown Develop- 010-020-400-025-01 to the northeast corner of tax parcel 010- Township Supervisor and not less than eight (8) nor more ment Authority Ordinance." 020-400-025-01. than twelve (12) members to be determined by Resolution SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS. 9. Thence easterly to the west property line of tax parcel 010- adopted by the Township. Members of the Board shall be apThe terms used in this Ordinance shall have the same mean- 020-400-005-51. pointed by the Supervisor, subject to the approval of the ing as given to them in 1975 Public Act 197 or as hereafter de- 10. Thence southerly to the southwest corner of tax Township, and at least a majority of the members of the fined, provided unless the context clearly indicates to the con- parcel 010-020-400-005-51. Board shall be persons having an interest in property located trary. As used in this Ordinance: 11. Thence easterly along the southern property line within the Downtown District. At least one of the members "Authority" shall mean the Bath Charter Township Downtown of tax parcel 010-020-400-005-51 to the southeast corner of Sec- shall be a resident of said District. Pursuant to the Act, of the Development Authority as created herein. tion 20. members first appointed, an equal number as near as may be "Act 197"or "the Act" shall mean Act No. 197 of the Public 12. Thence northerly along the east Section line of practicable, shall be appointed for a term of one year, two Acts of Michigan of 1975 as now in effect and hereafter Section 20 to the northeast corner of the southeast one quar- years, three years and four years. A member shall hold office amended, being MCL 125.1651 et seq. ter of Section 20. until the member’s successor is appointed. Thereafter, each "Board" shall mean the governing body of the Authority. 13. Thence westerly along the east/west centerline of member shall serve for a term of four years. An appointment "Downtown District" means the Downtown District designat- Section 20 to the southeast corner of tax parcel 010-020-100- to fill a vacancy shall be made by the Supervisor for the ed by this Ordinance as now existing or hereafter amended. 080-01. unexpired term only. Members of the Board shall serve with"Township" shall mean Bath Charter Township and the Bath 14. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax out compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all actual and Charter Township Board of Trustees, its governing body. parcel 010-020-100-080-02. necessary expenses, and the Chairperson of the Board shall SECTION 3. CREATION OF THE BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP 15. Thence westerly to the northwest corner of tax be elected by the members of the Board. DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. parcel 010-020-100-080-02. (b) Oath of office. (a) Pursuant to the Act, the Bath Charter Township 16. Thence northerly to the southwest corner of tax Before assuming the duties of office, each member shall qualiDowntown Development Authority ("the Authority") shall be parcel 010-020-100-085-00 (excluding all land within parcel fy by taking and subscribing to the Constitutional oath of ofand is hereby created, which Authority shall be a public body 020-100-075-00). fice. corporate and shall be known by that title and shall exercise 17. Thence easterly to the southeast corner of tax par- (c) Open Meetings Act. the powers granted by the Act and this Ordinance. cel 010-020-100-085-00. The business which the Board may perform shall be conduct(b) The Authority shall develop a Plan necessary and ap- 18. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax ed in a public meeting held in compliance with the Michigan propriate which, in the opinion of the Township, aids in the parcel 010-020-100-085-00. Open Meetings Act (MCL 15.261 et seq). Public notice of the economic growth of the District and otherwise meets the pur- 19. Thence westerly to the northwestern corner of tax time, date and place of Authority Board meetings shall be givposes of the Act. After adoption, the Authority shall imple- parcel 010-020-100-085-00. en in the manner required by the Open Meetings Act. The ment the Plan for economic development in the District for 20. Thence northerly to the southwest corner of tax Board may adopt rules of order and procedure consistent the purpose of achieving the goals of the Township and the parcel 010-020-100-090-00 (excluding tax parcel 010-020-100- with the Open Meetings Act. Special meetings may be held Act. 076-00). when called in the manner provided in the rules of the Board SECTION 4. DESCRIPTION OF THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT. 21. Thence easterly to the southwest corner of tax and pursuant to the Open Meetings Act. The District in which the Authority shall function and exercise parcel 010-020-100-090-00. (d) Removal of Board Member. its powers as provided by the Act, the Plan and this Ordi- 22. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax Pursuant to notice and after having been given an opportuninance shall consist of the following described territory within parcel 010-020-100-095-00. ty to be heard, a member of the Board may be removed for the Charter Township of Bath, subject to such changes as 23. Thence easterly to the southeast corner of tax par- cause by the Township. Removal of a member is subject to remay hereafter be made, if any: cel 010-020-100-100-00. view by the Clinton County Circuit Court. The district in which the Authority shall function and exercise 24. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax (e) Financial records open to the public. its powers as provided by the Act, the Plan and this Ordi- parcel 010-020-100-100-00. All financial records of the Authority, including expense nance shall consist of the following described territory within 25. Thence westerly to the southeast corner of tax items, shall be open to the public and available upon request the Charter Township of Bath, subject to such changes as parcel 010-020-100-105-00. pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (MCL may hereafter be made, if any: 26. Thence northerly to the northeast corner of tax 15.231 et seq). continued on next page 1. That area within Bath Charter Township, Clinton parcel 010-020-100-105-00.

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SECTION 6. AUTHORITY BOARD OFFICERS AND PERSONNEL. public facility within the development area to comply with the ies received by the Township pursuant to this section, or on (a) Director, oath and bond, Chief Executive Officers; Barrier Free Design requirements of the State Construction account of the activities of the Authority. powers and duties. Code promulgated under the State Construction Code Act, SECTION 9. DEVELOPMENT PLAN; DEVELOPMENT AREA CITIThe Board (as defined by Section 2) may employ and estab- 125.1501 et seq. ZENS COUNCIL. lish compensation of a director subject to the approval of the (e) Develop long range plans in cooperation with the The Board (as defined by Section 2) shall prepare and adopt a Township. The Director shall serve at the pleasure of the agency which is chiefly responsible for planning in the Town- Development Plan. The Plan shall in all respects conform to Board. A member of the Township Board shall not be eligible ship, designed to halt the deterioration of property values in the requirements of the Act and shall be adopted pursuant to to hold the position of Director. Before entering upon the du- the Downtown District, and to promote the economic growth the procedures established in the Act for creation and adopties of his office, the Director shall take and subscribe to the of the Downtown District, and take such steps as may be nec- tion of such Plan. Constitutional oath, and furnish a bond as defined in the em- essary to persuade property owners to implement the plans to If a proposed development area has residing within it one hunployment contract payable to the Authority for the use and the fullest extent possible. dred (100) or more residents, a Development Area Citizens benefit of the Authority, approved by the Board and filed with (f) Implement any plan of development in the Downtown Dis- Council shall be established at lease ninety (90) days before the Township Clerk. The expense of said bond shall be trict necessary to achieve the purpose of this Ordinance in ac- the public hearing on the development or tax increment fiABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;:â&#x20AC;?[]\{}| deemed an operating expense of the Authority, payable from cordance with the powers of the Authority as granted by the nancing plan. The Development Area Citizens Council shall be funds available to the Authority for expenses of operation. Act. established by the Board and shall consist of not less than The Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Author- (g) Make and enter into contracts necessary or inci- nine members. Members of the Development Area Citizens ity and, subject to the approval of the Board, the Director dental to the exercise of its powers and the performance of its Council shall be residents of the development area and shall shall supervise and be responsible for the preparation of duties. be appointed by the Board. All members of the Development plans and the performance of the functions of the Authority in (h) Acquire by purchase or otherwise, on terms and Area Citizens Council shall be at least 18 years of age and the the manner authorized by the Act. The Director shall attend conditions and in a manner the Authority deems proper, or membership of said Council shall be representative of the demeetings of the Board and shall render to the Board and to own, convey or otherwise dispose of, or lease or as lessor or velopment area. The Citizens Council shall be an advisory the public regular reports covering the activities and financial lessee, land and other property, real or personal, or rights or body to the Authority and its Board in the adoption of the decondition of the Authority. If the Director is absent or disa- interests therein, which the Authority determines is reasona- velopment or tax increment financing plan. Consultation bebled, the Board may designate a qualified person as Acting Di- ble necessary to achieve the purposes of the act, and to grant tween the Board and the Citizens Council shall be as provided rector to perform the duties of that office. The Acting Direc- or acquire licenses, easements and options with respect there- in Section 23 of the Act, which shall meet in accordance with tor shall take and subscribe to the Constitutional oath, and to. Sections 24 and 26 of the Act. furnish a bond equal to that of the Director. (i) Improve land and construct, reconstruction, rehabilitate, re- SECTION 10. FISCAL YEAR, ADOPTION OF BUDGET, FINANCIAL (b) Treasurer, duties, bond. store, and preserve, equip, improve, maintain, repair and oper- REPORTS. The Board (as defined by Section 2) may employ and fix the ate, any building, including multiple family dwellings, and any (a) The fiscal year of the Authority shall be a calendar year compensation of a Treasurer, who shall keep the financial re- necessary or desirable appurtenances thereto, within the or such other fiscal year as may hereafter be adopted by the cords of the Authority and who, together with the Director, Downtown District, for the use, in whole or in part, of any pub- Township. shall approve all vouchers for expenditure of funds of the Au- lic or private person or corporation, or a combination thereof. (b) The Authority shall annually prepare a budget and subthority. In addition, the Treasurer shall perform such other (j) Fix, charge and collect fees, rents and charges for the use mit it to the Township on the same date that the proposed duties as may be required by the Board, and shall furnish a of any building or property under its control, or any part there- budget for the Township is required to be submitted to the bond in an amount required by the Board, and the cost of said of, or facility therein, and pledge the fees, rents and charges Township Board of Trustees. The Authority shall not finally bond shall be deemed an operating expense of the Authority. for payment of revenue bonds issued by the Authority. adopt a budget for any fiscal year until the budget has been (c) Secretary, duties, bond. (k) Lease any building or property under its control or approved by the Township. The Authority may however, temThe Board (as defined by Section 2) may employ and fix the any part thereof. porarily adopt a budget in connection with the operation of compensation of a Secretary, who shall maintain custody of (l) Accept grants and donations of property, labor or other any improvements which have been financed by revenue the official seal and other records of the Authority, other than things of value from a public or private source. bonds where required to do so by the Ordinance authorizing those required to be maintained by the Treasurer. The Secre- (m) Acquire and construct public facilities. the revenue bonds. tary shall attend meetings of the Board and keep a record of SECTION 8. FUNDING. (c) The Authority shall submit financial reports to the Townits proceedings, and shall perform such other duties as may (a) Sources. ship as requested by the Township. The Authority shall be be required by the Board. The activities of the Authority shall be financed from one or audited at the same time by the same independent auditor au(d) Legal counsel. more of the following sources: diting the Township accounts, and copies of the audit report The Board (as defined by Section 2) may retain legal counsel (1) Donations to the Authority for the performance of shall be filed with the Township. to advise the Board in the proper performance of its duties its functions. SECTION 11. TERMINATION OF THE AUTHORITY. and, except for counsel selected by a surety or relating to in- (2) Proceeds of a tax imposed pursuant to Section 12 An Authority which has completed the purpose for which it surance coverage, legal counsel shall represent the Authority of the Act. was organized shall be dissolved by Ordinance of the Townin actions brought by or against the Authority. (3) Monies borrowed and to be repaid as authorized ship. The property and assets remaining after the terminaSECTION 7. POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY BOARD. by Section 13 of the Act. tion shall belong to the Charter Township of Bath. The Board shall have and exercise all of the powers prescri- (4) Revenues from any property, building or facility SECTION 12. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Ordibed by the Act, this ordinance and the Plan. In addition, the owned, leased, licensed or operated by the Authority or under nance shall be held invalid, its invalidity shall not affect any Board may: its control, subject to the limitations imposed upon the Authori- other provision of this Ordinance that can be given effect with(a) Prepare an analysis of economic changes taking ty by trusts or other agreements. out the invalid provision, and for this purpose the provisions place in the Downtown District; (5) Proceeds of a tax increment financing plan, estab- of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable. (b) Study and analyze the impact of growth upon the lished under Sections 14 and 16 of the Act. SECTION 13. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall take efDowntown District; (6) Monies obtained from other sources approved by fect immediately upon publication and the filing of a copy of (c) Plan and propose the construction, the renovation, the Township. the same with the Secretary of State. repair, remodeling, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation or (b) Deposit and payment of monies. reconstruction of a public facility, an existing building, or a Monies received by the Authority and not covered under subBATH CHARTER multiple family dwelling unit which may be necessary or ap- section 8(a)1 & 8(a)6 shall immediately be deposited to the TOWNSHIP propriate to the execution of a plan which, in the opinion of credit of the Authority, subject to disbursement pursuant to the Board, aids in the economic growth of the Downtown Dis- this Ordinance. Except as provided in this Ordinance or in the trict. Act, the Township shall not obligate itself, nor shall it ever be DBR/TC-912393 4/10/11 (d) Plan, propose and implement an improvement to a obligated to pay, any sums from public funds, other than mon-

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