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Vol. 48 - No. 6
February 27, 2011
Gov.’s budget will create deep impact
By DAWN PARKER
A championship moment
Photographs by Kevin W. Fowler
Tyler Tucker (left) of East Lansing gets a hug from head coach Steven Finamore as time winds time in the Trojans’ win at Lansing Eastern last Tuesday that gave the Trojan boys a share of the CAAC Blue title. But it wasn’t easy. After a having a substantial lead, East Lansing had to withstand a furious comeback that (above) caused coach Finamore — not to mention East Lansing’s fans — some tense moments. See story Page 19
If Gov. Rick Snyder’s intended cuts survive the budget approval process, the resulting decline in funding would be devastating to area school districts and local governments. Based on the most recent counts taken Feb. 9, Okemos schools would lose around $1.8 million, East Lansing would be short $1.6 million and Haslett would drop $1.26 million. Okemos would also lose a categorical budget item relating to decreasing enrollment, which director of ﬁnance
Bob Clark said represents another $60,000. Clark said the district had already planned on the $170 cut in initial budget estimates, which included stimulus money and other one-time federal aid. The district had also planned on another $100 per student being cut, which is how they arrived at the $2.5 million in cuts they thought they needed for the 2011-12 school year. However, the scenario proposed by the governor would require using Okemos’ entire $1.8 million fund balSee Impact/page 4
Rezoning stirs up marijuana debate By DAWN PARKER
MERIDIAN TWP. – A controversial rezoning request that appeared to have been approved will instead go back to the township board next Tuesday. It has also sparked a debate among township board members over medical marijuana in the township and rumors about a medical clinic being proposed at a former
day-care center. At their Feb. 15 meeting, board members considered the request of Lansing-based Dr. Shannon Wiggins to rezone 4133 Okemos Road from a residential to professional ofﬁce use. The building, which formerly housed a KinderCare, is vacant. While the request for ﬁnal adoption of the rezoning See Debate/page 4
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News in brief LSO seeks applicants for youth symphony competition
Knights of Columbus will serve ﬁsh dinner March 11
The East Lansing Knights of Columbus 7816 will host a ﬁsh dinner Friday, March 11 at the St. Thomas Aquinas school gymnasium. Fish, baked or fried, along with coleslaw, French fries, macarioni and cheese, rolls, vegetables and fruit will be served. Drive-through service will be available. Cost $8 for adults, with an early bird charge of $7, Children 6 to 10, $4, children under 5, free. Call Jason Johnson 347-3579 for more information.
Meridian Garden Club to hear Beal Gardens curator
Due to a snow cancellation, the Meridian Garden Club has rescheduled its meeting to Monday, Feb. 28 in the Board Room at the Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. A business meeting begins at 9 a.m., followed at 10 a.m. by speaker Peter Carrington, assistant curator of Beal Gardens at MSU. His topic: “Integrating Native Plants and Wildﬂowers into the Garden.” The public is most welcome to attend. For information contact Char Sulin (517-339-2368) or www.meridian gardenclub.org
Dancers will perform Little Mermaid at Hannah Center
Students with Michelle’s Studio of Dance and Performing Arts Cener will perform “The Little Mermaid” at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, Feb. 26-27 at 4 p.m both days. The young dancers show is based on the book, The Little Mermaid by Has Christian Andersen. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for childre 12 and younger.
Pianist Savitski will present concert at church March 4
East Lansing students experience government Stephanie Pina and Trevor Brogan are pictured with Jack Bamford. Stephanie and Trevor attended Girls and Boys State respectively and related their experiences to the East Lansing Kiwanis. The East Lansing Kiwanis has been funding attendees to the Girls and Boys State Assemblies for many years and the membership is always interested and pleased to see how their experiences have contributed to the young people’s information on how government operates. Candidates are chosen by the faculty of East Lansing High School based on leadership and scholastic ability.
Ophthalmologist the focus of Okemos Kiwanis meeting
The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly meeting Tuesday, March 1, at Okemos Community Church, 4734 N. Okemos Road, Okemos, at 6 p.m. The program will be Dr. Craig Lewis from Lansing Ophthalmology. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for more information.
There will be a piano concert by Edisher Savitski at Eastminster Pres- Theatre to host fund-raiser byterian Church, 1315 Abbot Road, The Mid Michigan Family Theatre East Lansing, Friday, March 4, at 7:30 will present fund-raiser dessert thep.m. The concert is free and open to atre production, Saturday, March 5, the public. starting at 7 p.m. The cost will be $10. The event will Book club to discuss ‘Dress feature “The 1940’s Radio Mystery,” Your Family in Corduroy’ starring Shaun Cauley, Susan DonoIn honor of the author David Se- hue, Bill Gordon, Patrick Homminga, daris’ Wharton Center visit on April Ralph Maldonado, Beth Murphy, Car4, the Wharton Center/Barnes and ol Ray, David Ruark, Chuck Sartorius, Noble Book Club will be discussing Kathy Sodman, Tammy Shifﬂett, and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy” on Stephanie Wagner - Reid. The evening events include hors Wednesday, March 2 at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Grand Riv- d’ oeuvres, Panara’s coffee and other er Ave., East Lansing from 7-8 p.m. drinks, and a dessert featuring homeFor more information, wharton made cheesecake before and during the production email@example.com.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra seeks applicants for its annual Symphony Youth Competition, to be held Saturday, May 7, at Dart Auditorium on the campus of Lansing Community College. Area instrumentalists in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. They must perform a selection from a piece available for orchestra and solo instrument. Interested applicants should download the full rules and registration form at the Education page of www.LansingSymphony.org. All applications must be postmarked by Saturday, April 23. Students can also call (517) 487-5001 for more information or to request application materials.
Chocolate party to beneﬁt MSU Museum Feb. 27
Tickets are on sale now for the MSU Museum’s 22nd annual Chocolate Party Beneﬁt, to be held Sunday, Feb. 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. by the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for MSU Museum members in advance, and $35 at the door. The Kellogg Center is located on Harrison Road on Michigan State University’s campus. A special “Premier Chocolatier” East Lansing pre-school ticket for $75 offers an advance preannounces open house view of Chocolate Party creations and Abbott Nursery School, a non-prof- a year-long MSU Museum memberit, license day-care facilty since 1967, ship. has announced that its annual spring Charity event to beneﬁt open house will ake place Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., 800 Summer Soltice Jazz Festival Abbot Road in the All Saints Church. The 2011 Summer Solstice Jazz Open enrollment has already begun. Festival will conduct its third anAnyone with questions may contact nual Wake Up to Jazz fund-raising the pre-school at 351-7410. event, Sunday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the MSU Federal Credit Spring to be celebrated Union, 3777 West Road in East Lanwith Maple Syrup Festival sing. The event will feature the delThe Fenner Nature Center will celebrate the arrival of spring with a icacies of East Lansing’s Gumbo Maple Syrup Festival Saturday and and Jazz Restaurant, fresh roasted, Sunday, March 19-20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. French-pressed coffee prepared by both days. Kid will be able to tap into local artisan roaster Rudy Baggs; trees and learn how to make maple sweet treats from Bake ‘N Cakes and a musical performance by the syrup at home. MSU Jazz Orchestra I led by Rodney Whitaker. Proceeds beneﬁt the Rugby club practices at 2011 festival. Kinawa Middle School Tickets for the brunch are $65 Okemos, practices are A local rug- and $40 for an individual, $115 and by club is being organized, and prac- $80 for couples and $425 and $320 tices are taking plae at Kinawa Middle for a table of eight. To make a reservation and to School in Okemos Mondays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. view full pricing information, visit The Gladiators invited any male high www.eljazzfest.com or call (517) 319-6927. school student in the Lansing area.
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Wild Wings in addition to the Bagger Dave’s locations. The concept came into being in 2006, with Berkley opening in January 2008. “I think it’s a pretty unique concept. We do very well with young families,” Ansley said. One reason could be the electric train, an idea of the original designer that Ansley said has been a “huge, huge hit.” Set off against cherry paneling and well-detailed woodwork, the train chugs around a ledge eight to 10 feet in the air throughout the restaurant. The interior of each restaurant has many local touches as well, including vintage photos of the community. Ansley said they work with historical societies, libraries and other community organizations to obtain photos, which are then framed and displayed. The menu features many
Michigan-made products, from the ground turkey for the chili and burgers to the Alpena-grown potatoes for their fresh-cut fries to the Koeze Cream-Nut peanut butter from Grand Rapids to the Detroit-baked buns in three styles – plain, sesame and honey wheat. The burgers have won several best burger challenges in their respective communities, and there is a veggie option available as well. For those of drinking age, numerous Michigan-made craft beers are on tap, and Ansley said they are hoping to add more Michigan wines with the help of Charlevoix sommelier Ron Edwards. “We’re trying to use as many Michigan-made products as possible,” Ansley said. For the sweet tooth, there’s hand-dipped milkshakes, brownies and brownie sundaes, root beer ﬂoats and banana splits.
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EAST LANSING – It may not be a new grocery store, but it may soon be a place to get good food. Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern is being proposed to occupy a portion of the former Country Markett building in the Brookﬁeld Plaza at the corner of Grand River and Hagadorn Road. The East Lansing Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a site plan and special use permit from Krieger Associates Architects, LLC for vacant space at 1367 E. Grand River. The hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in Courtroom 2 of the 54-B District Court, 101 Linden St.
Country Markett closed on New Year’s Eve 2007, and since then there was a failed grass roots effort to attract Trader Joe’s to the site, and the East Lansing Food Co-op eyed the building, but decided against relocating from its site on Northwind Drive in Meridian Township. Recently, Robert Phipps the owner of Brookﬁeld Plaza renovated the exterior of the building. The proposed restaurant is planned to occupy about 4,500 square feet of the former grocer’s 20,000 squarefoot space. If approved, the East Lansing restaurant – which would serve alcohol – would be the ﬁfth in Michigan, after locations in Ann Arbor, Berkley, Novi and Brighton. The property is zoned B-2, Retail Sales Business District. Michael Ansley is president and CEO of Diversiﬁed Restaurant Holdings, Inc., which operates 21 Buffalo
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ance and then ﬁnding $1.8 million more in cuts. That’s nearly 10 percent of the entire 2010-11 budget. “Our reaction is, ‘How are we going to do it?’ It’s become something beyond manageable at this point without deeply cutting into programs,” Clark said. “It’s just not a very solvable problem right now.” Whether it’s solvable or not, a budget has to be approved by June 30. Clark said budget discussions will begin at the next board meeting on Monday, and the conversation is likely to include
items like ﬁnding more opportunities to collaborate and consolidate services with neighboring districts. “We are beyond just the pure exercise of ﬁnding cuts,” he added. East Lansing had already planned to be down about $600,000, but ﬁnance director Richard Pugh said the governor’s budget would add another $1 million. Add to that another $760,000 for a nearly 4 percent increase in the retirement rate, plus a likely insurance cost hike, and the district is looking at a $3 million deﬁcit. The budget for the 2010-11
school year is about $34 mil- cuts. Finding enough cuts to lion. meet the original ﬁgure was difﬁcult, Duda said. Haslett’s reaction “Obviously this has just Haslett Superintendent created a bigger hole,” he Michael Duda already knew added. The uphill battle of arrivhis district faced around $1 million in cuts. Add in the ex- ing at a balanced budget will tra $300 per student Gov. Sny- begin soon between adminisder wants to remove from trators and board members, schools, and that number is and it’s work they’ve done now $2.3 million – again, before. “We’ve been cutting for close to 10 percent of the disnearly eight years now,” Duda trict’s overall budget. The district’s fund balance said. “The programs in areas is $1.8 million, but Duda said where we felt could make his board will not be in favor cuts, we’ve made those of spending down fund equi- cuts.” ty. “We will have to look in Different impacts other areas to make those The City of East Lansing
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passed 3-2, two board members – Lynn Ochberg and clerk Mary Helmbrecht – were absent. Such requests must pass with a simple majority of the board, or four votes. Through a device called a “Motion to Renew,” according to township manager Gerald Richards, the request will be back on the table on the board’s agenda for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Voting for the rezoning on Feb. 15 was trustees John Veenstra and Brett Dreyfus and supervisor Susan McGillicuddy, while Treasurer Julie Brixie and trustee Elizabeth LeGoff voted against. While Wiggins appears to be certiﬁed to evaluate patients on whether they would qualify for a medical marijuana card, township ofﬁcials say she has yet to specify all of the clinic’s services. Physicians give qualiﬁed patients a certiﬁed document, which they then use in an application to the state Department of Community Health. The CMH subsequently either approves or denies the card request.
Veenstra led the motion, supported by Dreyfus. The site is itself a “historical accident,” Veenstra said, given its residential zoning fronting Okemos Road. “It’s surrounded by ofﬁce buildings. It’s surrounded by ofﬁce zoning, and it’s ofﬁce zoning on the future land use map. Geographically, it meets all the criteria that it needs to be professional ofﬁce,” Veenstra added.
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Veenstra also spoke to a perceived “fear” of marijuana. “There has been a 70-year campaign to vilify marijuana. It started out in the most vicious racist terms. We should not give credence to that kind of vicious racism by continuing to be anti-marijuana,” he said. “There just is not the evidence for it. Dangerous drugs in our community are tobacco ... alcohol ... and prescription drugs. I challenge anyone to point to a death that has been caused by marijuana.” Dreyfus pointed out the building’s status as a “residential parcel” in a “sea” of professional ofﬁce. “In terms of land
use, it makes absolutely no sense we wouldn’t want this to be continuous professional ofﬁce,” he said. As to medical marijuana, Dreyfus said the allegations are “more rumor” based on Wiggins’ past actions. Prescription drugs, he added, are more hazardous. “The most dangerous drug dispensary in Meridian Township is found in our own homes and our own medicine cabinets. That’s where the most dangerous, addictive and toxic drugs are found easily by teen-agers,” Dreyfus said. “We can’t make decisions based on hearsay. I don’t think that’s the job of the board,” McGillicuddy added. But township resident Bill Fahey, whose law ofﬁce at 4151 Okemos Road, alleges the proposed medical ofﬁce will be a mecca for card seekers. “There will be 100 people waiting in line every day to tell their “pain” story to this doctor so they can get a marijuana card, and so they can abuse drugs. Those are not the circumstances this law was passed to approve, and that is a very serious land use issue,” Fahey said.
and Meridian Township anticipate faring differently. Meridian Township manager Gerald Richards said the township received no statutory revenue sharing in 2010, which he deﬁned as funds passed by law and distributed on an annual basis. As recently as the last 10 years, however, the township received some $600,000. Snyder now proposes eliminating all statutory revenue sharing as it existed, instead distributing $200 million statewide. Other than being tied to sharing of services, no one is entirely certain what it means. “For Meridian Township, that does not impact us,” Richards said. East Lansing, on the other hand, would lose an estimated $1.9 million. City manager Ted Staton said that amount of money taken away would impact “every service we provide.” With public services – police, ﬁre and the courts – comprising more than 50 per-
cent of the city’s budget, Staton said cuts at that level would impact service to residents. “I understand that Gov. Snyder had to make some tough decisions, and we want to work with him, but these latest cuts to revenue sharing will make it very difﬁcult for even a well-run city like East Lansing to provide the basic services that our residents need and deserve,” Staton said. Revenue sharing to the city has been cut by more than $1 million a year over the last 12 years, Staton said. “These are funds that our residents have paid to the state in the ﬁrst place,” he continued. “We’ve already made signiﬁcant cuts to every municipal service and have implemented all of the reforms expected of efﬁcient local government. If these new state cuts become a reality, we will have no choice but to look at even more signiﬁcant reductions,” he said.
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CHARLOTTE - A 39-yearold former Okemos High School teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with one of his students was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison last Thursday. William Bryan Polston was convicted in January of three counts of ﬁrst-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct following a jury trial in Eaton County Circuit Court. The sexual acts ﬁrst happened in 2003 when the victim was a 14-year-old freshman, according to testimony, and ended when she was 16. Some of the acts occurred at Polston’s Delta Township home. The victim graduated in 2006, but did not tell anyone about what had happened until the next year. The Towne Courier does not name victims of sexual crimes. He also faces charges in Ingham County. No trial date is set.
The victim read a statement to Judge Calvin Osterhaven asking him to sentence Polston to the maximum penalty -- life in prison. “I ask you to look at Polston. ... A person who is so full of himself he still won’t admit to what he’s done,” said the victim, who also called him a “predator,” and “vile.” “I was a victim, but my past does not deﬁne me. ... Despite his failure, I will never let Polston drag me to his pathetic level.” Polston and his mother also addressed Osterhaven, requesting leniancy in sentencing. “I lost my kids, I lost my wife, I lost my job, my career, I lost my ability to coach,” Polston said. “I’ve never been in trouble at all. I have no history of violence whatsoever. ... Was I stupid and unprofessional? Yeah, I don’t think there was any doubt about that.” Osterhaven called Polston a “monster,” a “predator,” and said he was still a risk and
threat. “You are shameful, you are a disgrace,” Osterhaven said. “Basically, you preyed on (the victim’s) vulnerability. ... You turned her into your sexual play thing.” One of Polston’s attorneys, Frank Reynolds, said the sentence was mid-range of what Osterhaven could have imposed. Reynolds said Polston plans to appeal the conviction. Reynolds said the victim’s motive for making the allegations was to extort money from Polston. The victim retained an attorney, who in 2009 worked out a $70,000 out-of-court settlement with Polston. He paid $10,000 of that total. Polston - a social studies teacher who also coached girls basketball teams and boys varsity tennis - resigned last January after district ofﬁcials began investigating. He cited “medical reasons.” He had worked at the school for 8 1/2 years. He left behind a job that paid him about $60,000.
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ov. Rick Snyder has proposed the complete elimination of statutory revenue sharing funds collected on behalf of local communities to fund vital services like police and ﬁre protection, sanitation, and roads. In its place he proposed the creation of a $200 million incentive-based program available to communities that adopt “best practices,” but we won’t know what “best practices” means until a “special message” on government reform in March. Listening to the Governor’s presentation, it would be easy to draw two mistaken conclusions: First, that revenue sharing is charity given to local governments; and second, that local governments have stubbornly refused to innovate in the face of ﬁscal challenges. Nothing could be further from the truth. Revenue sharing is not now, nor has it ever been charity. It is a compact between state and local
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government. In return for giving up the authority to levy most taxes locally, the state agreed to remit a portion of tax revenues collected centrally to locals to support the provision of essential services. For the last ten years, cities have kept our end of the bargain while the state has hijacked an increasingly larger share of these funds for their own short-term use. Since 2001, the state has withheld over $4 billion of revenue sharing from communities, including $12 million from East Lansing. Slashing revenue sharing endangers the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan residents. Since revenue sharing cuts began in 2001, Michigan has lost more than 2,000 police ofﬁcers and nearly 2,400 ﬁreﬁghters.
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Some in state government claim that pointing out the deleterious effects of revenue sharing cuts is a “scare tactic.” Look at the facts. In FY11 East Lansing’s general fund budget was $33.8 million. Revenue sharing accounted for $4.8 million or 14.4 percent of our total revenue. About $18.3 million or 54.2 percent of our total general fund expenditures was spent on public safety. Cuts to revenue sharing are cuts to public safety, because public safety is the bulk of what local
government does. I fully support incentivizing efﬁciency and rewarding innovation. Unfortunately, many legislators and the Governor seem unaware of the considerable strides that many communities have already made in these areas. More than 15 years ago, East Lansing stopped making promises of health care upon retirement for most new hires. More than a decade ago, we began replacing more costly deﬁned-beneﬁt retirement plans with deﬁned-contribution plans. Nearly ten years ago, we
created a Health Care Task Force to control rapidly escalating costs. The group has held annual increases in health care costs to 3.5 precent less than a third of the national rate of health care inﬂation.
East Lansing has not shied away from sharing services. We currently provide assessing and building inspections for neighboring Meridian Township. We are consolidating 911 dispatch for all of Ingham County. Our police and ﬁre departments are involved in numerous regional
cooperative efforts. Not only are local governments like East Lansing working to innovate and cut costs, but in many respects we lead the state when it comes to reform. No matter how you spin it, a $100 million cut to revenue sharing is a devastating divestment from vital services that Michiganders depend on. Cities have the potential to be the engines of Michigan’s economic recovery, but we can’t cut our way to prosperity. Nathan Triplett is a member of the East Lansing City Council.
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HASLETT – It’s that time again. Haslett High School’s own television production group, The Vision, will be hosting its biennial telethon March 4-5. This is the sixth telethon the group has put on, and it has high expectations going into the 24-hour event. This year, ‘T6’ will include a variety of entertainment.. Viewers can tune in throughout the telethon and see the prom fashion show, live performances from the band Born Naked and the Haslett Drumline, appearances by district personnel, short shows Haslett students have worked hard to put together, and last – but not least – the male beauty pageant. The audience can also look forward to the tele-
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A wide variety of art was available for the auction during Fresh Paint, many created by Haslett students. of this event is due in special part to the collaboration, dedication, and support of: Haslett Public School’s K-12 art students, ofﬁcials said.
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sive and defensive tackle started in every game the last two seasons and earned all-CAAC Blue honorable mention. The 16-year-old will turn 17 on Aug. 8 this year, and coaches think he has a lot of growing to do. “(Coaches) are watching ﬁlm on him, and he’s 16-years-old,” Okemos coach Paul Palmer said. “I think Taylor has growing to do. He’s got a great frame. For him to be 300 pounds-plus will not be a problem.” Moton is planning his summer, when prospects often get their greatest exposure during one-day camps at interested schools. He is also playing basketball this winter, giving him another opportunity to show of his athleticism that has made him intriguing. “Basketball has been great for his agility, but football is his future, Palmer said.
Junior guard Chris HarrisonDocks had a game-high 17 points to lead Okemos to an 83-43 victory over Everett last Tuesday in a CAAC Blue matchup. Jared Motley (16 points, eight rebounds), Taylor Moton (10 points) and Pat Garnett (10 points, 10 rebounds)
Okemos coach Tyler Hursey prides his team on playing good defense, and last Tuesday’s game against Lansing Everett showed just why that is the case. Senior center Hannah Hoffman scored 20 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and had ﬁve blocked shots to lead the host Chieftains to a convincing 54-21 victory over Everett in a CAAC Blue matchup. Azalea Miller led Everett (4-14 overall, 2-9 CAAC Blue) with 10 points.
East Lansing senior Emily Koryto will compete in the Division 1 State Skiiing Finals Monday, Feb. 28 as part of the Brighton/East Lansing co-op team. The Trojans no longer have their own program and have competed with Brighton for two seasons. Koryto is the only East Lansing skier on the team this winter. Brighton-East Lansing ﬁnished second at its regiional last week at Mount Brighton to qualify for the ﬁnal meet at Marquette Mouintain. Koryto placed 11th in the slalom at her regional in 50.81 seconds, and 18th in the giant slalom in 37.84 seconds. Okemos’ Haley Crites, Carson
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Senior forward Allison Heberlein scored 23 points as Lansing Catholic fought to a 48-37 victory over Haslett in a CAAC crossover game last Tuesday at Lansing Catholic Central. Sarah Trosko paced Haslett with 14 points. With the loss, the Vikings fall to 10-9 on the season.
all contributed to the Okemos victory. With the win, Okemos improved to 15-3 overall and 9-2 in the CAAC Blue. James Mills led the way in scoring for Everett (2-16) with 14 points.
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HASLETT- Haslett head coach Rob Porritt had seen Lansing Catholic play before, and he knew the Cougars roster was ﬁlled with some talented players. But on last Tuesday , it was an unlikely hero for the Cougars that proved to be the biggest difference maker in this game. Mike Shaw scored a game-high 16 points and added ﬁve rebounds as Lansing Catholic cruised to a 73-44 victory over Haslett in a CAAC crossover matchup at Haslett High. “This was a game that both schools really look forward to and we just came out motivated and played really well on both ends of the court,” said Lansing Catholic coach
Darren Zwick, whose team has won 12 consecutive games. “We knew that we had to play Haslett a certain way to win this game tonight, and we did just that.” After an evenly played ﬁrst half, the Cougars opened the third quarter with a 14-4 run and never looked back. Lansing Catholic held Haslett senior guards Zach Parker and Zach Porritt to just nine points combined. “We played our zone defense very well tonight and that really was the key to this game,” Zwick said. “Our defense really jump started our offense.” Haslett had 11 different players score in the game, but the Vikings simply ran out of gas after the ﬁrst half. Senior forward Jake Lampman scored a team-
high eight points and added ﬁve rebounds for the Vikings (12-4). “It was anyone’s game there in the ﬁrst half, and I thought we were doing a nice job with the game plan we had laid out,” Haslett coach Rob Porritt said. “Then they came out and started hitting what seemed like every shot they took. “I think it’s tough to beat anybody when they shoot it like they did tonight.” The Cougars hit 12 3-pointers in the game and shot 58 percent from the ﬁeld. With the victory, Lansing Catholic improved to 14-3 on the season. “We’re playing our best basketball right now, which is great to see,” Shaw said. “But overall, there is still a ton of room for us to grow.”
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To fully feel the jolt from what East Lansing’s boys basketball team accomplished last Tuesday, start about a year ago at Don Johnson Fieldhouse. The Trojans’ 2009-10 season ended with a four-point district loss to the heavily-favored Eastern, but with just a 6-15 record for the season The following months included the controversial ﬁring of one coach, the latesummer hiring of the next, and questions galore about how quickly the program could be salvaged. East Lansing found itself again on the Quakers home court Feb. 22, after losing a heart-breaker to Eastern three weeks ago, and this time with a CAAC Blue title on the line. But the miles East Lansing has come under ﬁrst-year coach Steve Finamore have included another sprint over the last few weeks. This time, the Trojans downed the Quakers 82-75, and in doing so guaranteed a ﬁrst league championship since 2006-07. “Last year, honestly, I didn’t think we’d be able to beat them again,” East Lansing senior Devlin Bell said of the Quakers. “I don’t know (how we did). Just go out
“...(We’ve come) leaps and bounds. When I got these guys in August, I got to know them. And they believe in me and trust me now. It helps a lot.” — East Lansing coach Steve Finamore and give it our all, from the beginning. Just go hard. That’s what Coach says, and we came out and we did it.” East Lansing is 15-2 and 10-1 in the league, with that lone loss 74-72 to Eastern on Feb. 4. The Trojans was likely to win title outright by defeating Jackson on Friday. If East Lansing loses, Okemos can claim a share by beating Eastern, also Friday. The Quakers (14-4, 8-3), last year’s champions, are now out of the race. Not that Eastern senior LaDontae Henton didn’t do just about everything possible to keep hope alive. With his team trailing 64-45 with a quarter to play, the
statewide Mr. Basketball favorite scored 21 of his game-high 36 points over the ﬁnal eight minutes - and brought the Quakers to within four of the lead with 34 seconds left. Bell made two free throws with 31 seconds to go to make it 79-73. But Eastern’s surge ended when senior Tyler Tucker intercepted the ensuing inbounds pass, and Trojans junior Tracy Edmond then hit two more free throws to extend the lead to eight. Henton also grabbed 16 rebounds to go with ﬁve assists and four blocked shots. Bell had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Edmond ﬁnished with 26 points and three steals. “The ﬁrst game at our place, I’m not going to be cocky, but we should’ve won that game, too. We’ve gotten a lot better in lategame situations,” Finamore said. “(We’ve come) leaps and bounds. When I got these guys in August, I got to know them. And they believe in me and trust me now. It helps a lot.” The Trojans was expected to leap over Eastern in the Class A state poll - Eastern was No. 7 this week and East Lansing No. 8 - although there could be one more opportunity to settle things on the court. The two could meet in the March 11 district ﬁnal at St. Johns.
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Devlin Bell of East Lansing knocking down a 3-point shot second quarter of the Trojans’ Eastern. Bell’s points put East 35-23 last week.
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5-Year Park and Recreation Master Plan 2011- 2015 Meridian Township Park Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 7 pm, Meridian Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, 48864, to hear comments from all persons interested in the 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2011-2015. The Plan is available for review at the Meridian Municipal Building, Parks and Recreation Office, 2100 Gaylord Smith Crt, the Okemos and Haslett Libraries, and online at www.meridian.mi.us. Questions to LuAnn Maisner at (517) 853-4604 or email@example.com.
City of East Lansing Public Meeting Notice 2012 Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan Notice is hereby given that the City of East Lansing Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting two (2) public meetings for the purpose of collecting community input to use in updating the City’s 5year Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan. The meetings are scheduled for Monday, March 7, and Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 pm at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI (517-333-2580). The 5-year Plan describes the physical features of all City of East Lansing parks and recreation facilities, including open spaces and greenways, and the desired actions to be taken to improve and maintain these facilities between 2012 and 2017. Questions may be directed to Timothy McCaffrey, 517319-6867 or Wendy Wilmers-Longpre at 517-333-2580 ext 39.
Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC, Township Clerk Charter Township of Meridian TC-901488
The Park Commission will hold a public meeting on March 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Room at the Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864, to hear input from the public for the Okemos Road Boardwalk, Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) grant application. Meridian Township is applying for a state NRTF grant to offset funding for the installation of approximately 1100 feet of boardwalk and 300 feet of concrete trails along the east side of Okemos Road between Central Park Drive and Gaylord C. Smith Court. When complete this project will connect the existing nature trails south of the Pine Lake (Outlet) Drain with the recreation facilities of Nancy L. Moore Park and its extensive trail system, as well as, provide much needed pedestrian safety in this area. The use of a boardwalk structure will cause minimal impact to the surrounding wetlands and floodplain area. Please attend and lend your support to this important project. If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments will be accepted.
Nicole Evans City Clerk TC-902287
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Special Use Permit #11-88031 (Meridian Township) Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864 (phone 517-8534560), to hear all persons interested in a request to amend Special Use Permit #88031 for work in the 100-year floodplain. The Meridian Township Parks Department has applied for a special use permit for the construction of a fishing dock on Lake Cathryn, which is located in Central Park near the Historic Village in Section 15 of the Township. The primary address for the overall park site is 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864 and for the Historic Village is 5107 Marsh Road, Okemos Michigan 48864. Information regarding this request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (phone 517-853-4560). Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Planning Commission at the above address or at the meeting.
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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. Member absent was Treasurer Garrity -excused. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, Police Chief Rose, Planning Consultant Foulds, County Commissioners Adams and Stacey and several township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda as printed. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Senior Services Advisory Committee minutes of January 19, 2011, Planning Commission minutes of February 8, 2011 and April 16, 2011 Clean Community Event notification from Clinton County Waste Management. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #38835-#38880, #38835 void in the amount of $43,318.66, Sewer Fund vouchers #2760-#2762 in the amount of $73,337.00, Payroll vouchers #20367#20398, Direct Deposits #836-#885 in the amount of $99,016.87 and ACH/MERS in the amount of $182422.89. 3. Approved the regular Board meeting minutes of February 7, 2011 and the special Board meeting minutes of February 5, 2011. 4. Approved a $4,000 contribution to the Clinton County Sheriff Department to assist in the cost of a METRO Officer. 5. Approved the Resolution setting the Public Hearing for streetlights in Silver Creek Subdivision for March 21, 2011. 6. Approved moving forward on applying for a grant for land acquisition for the beginning of a non-motorized trail around Park Lake and to set the Public Hearing for March 21, 2011. 7. Approved a two year extension for Special Use Permits for Upton Rod Planned Unit Development and multifamily housing for 8401 Coleman Road. County Commissioner Report given. Superintendent’s Report - Verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk Bath Charter Township DBR/TC-902276
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Special Use Permit #11-83251 (Jeffery Scott Architects) Public Hearing
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Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-902555
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Notice is hereby given that the Director of Community Planning and Development of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, 48864 (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit request. Jeffery Scott Architects, representing Kroger, is requesting to amend Special Use Permit #83251 to construct a building addition (vestibule) to the west side of the Kroger store located at 4884 Marsh Road. Information regarding this request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, (517-853-4560) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Planning Commission at the above address or may be made at the hearing. Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC
CITY OF EAST LANSING, INGHAM & CLINTON COUNTY MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW The City of East Lansing Board of Review will conduct its organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. 2011 Tentative Factors: Commercial Real Property Industrial Real Property Residential Real Property Personal Property
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The Board of Review will meet for assessment appeals at the City Hall, 54-B District Court/Council Conference Room on the following days: Monday, March 14, 2011: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an appointment to appear before the Board of Review, call 517-319-6880 by 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011. For those who are unable to attend, written appeals will be accepted if received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011. TC-900203
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