2012-07-12 / News Briefs

In brief

GCRC road kill policy

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Road Commission workers will not remove smaller dead animals from roadways, according to memo on policy from GCRC director John Daly to the County Board of Commissioners and al township supervisors.

The policy calls for removal from roadways of large, non-domestic animals such as deer that are creating a hazard. But if GCRC workers have remove large domestic animals such as horses, cows or swine, it will attempt, with help from law enforcement, to identify owner to recover the cost.

Smaller dead animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, cats and dogs will not be removed because they are not considered a road hazard. GCRC has established an e-mail address at carcass@gcrc.org to take requests for removal of dead animals that fall under the guidelines.

Roadkill that falls within the guidelines will be removed immediately upon inspection. But if the inspection indicates the animal does not present a hazard it will be removed as scheduling permits. The memo points out that the GCRC operates under financial and legal constraints pertaining to roadkill. It lacks the resources to deal with all roadkill that does not constitute a hazard to motorists. — R.S.

GB Football hosts dinner

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc High School Football team has schedule its first ever preseason kickoff pasta dinner and silent auction.

The event will take place at Brick Street Bar and Grill, 1223 E. Grand Blanc Rd., from 4:30- 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. Tickets are limited and cost $15 per person. Proceeds will go to support the football program.

To purchase tickets, contact JoAnn Goodall at jgoodfb@yahoo.com. — A.B.

Burn ban is in effect

GENESEE COUNTY — Fire chiefs for Grand Blanc and Atlas Township have enacted a burning ban until a substantial rain occurs.

All burning permits that are currently open/issues are rescinded until further notice. During the burn ban, cooking fires, bon fires and campfires are not permitted. — A.B.

Club continues planting gardens throughout area

GRAND BLANC — Touch the Earth Garden Club of Grand Blanc is ready for another Super Summer Season. Since being recognized in March by Keep Genesee County Beautiful for developing and maintaining the Center Pointe Garden, club members are eager to be working in the gardens again.

The club hopes the community enjoys the plantings at McColgan Park, Center Pointe Garden, Grand Blanc City Hall and the Heritage Museum. Many club members also support projects at Rust Park.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Museum, located on the lower level of City Hall at 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd.

For information about TTE Garden Club, call 810-694-5197.— G.G.

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