Barbara Lee Kotrba af Dorr died at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was 67.
Barb was born Feb. 2, 1947, the daughter of the late Robert Dee Carpenter and Minnie Lee Carpenter. She graduated from Loy Norrix High School in 1965, and received her bachelor or arts degree from Grand Valley State College with honors in psychology and special education. She retired from General Motors after working for 20 years in the assembly department.
Here we go again!
President Obama announced last week there would be targeted air strikes against ISIS, ISIL or any other alphabet soup designation he and others give it.
We have been at war since George the Elder (George Herbert Walker Bush – 41st President), allies, and others in the region started the Gulf War (Desert Storm). We all know how that ended. Lots of money spent, lives lost, nothing gained.
A special Dorr Township committee to study local roads already has begun work in earnest this month.
The group, which includes a blend of local officials and citizens, was formed by Chairwoman Carolyn Sandel in the wake of the narrow failure, by just 22 votes, of a proposed road millage in the August primary. The issue lost by only 22 votes, less than 0.5% of the total votes cast.
Dorr Township office manager Vicki Fifelski and maintenance employee Jerrod Simon both were granted small raises Monday night by the Township Board.
The raise for Fifelski was 50 cents, from $15.50 to $16 per hour. For Simon, it was a dollar an hour, from $15 to $16.
“I’d like to see them at the same pay scale,” explained Supervisor Jeff Miling.
Trustee Patty Senneker asked, “So where does this money come from? Is it in our budget?”
She said the maintenance budget has increased lately at an alarming rate.
The Dorr Township Board Monday night voted 4-2 to buy a 70-inch flat screen TV to place on the east wall of the meeting room.
Supervisor Jeff Miling explained that a television hooked up to an iPad would enable board members to show the public in attendance what they are working on and it could be used for fire department training, showing maps and blueprints for Planning Commission meetings and for churches who rent the room to use for showing music lyrics.
Dorr Township Board members got an earful of complaints Monday night from Moline residents about excessive speed by motorists on 12th Street and excessive noise from trains serving the Green Valley agribusiness that moved in a year ago.
Green Valley has set up shop on 146th Avenue near the railroad tracks, not far from 14th Street and supposedly to hook up hook up to Dorr-Leighton Township sewer services with the potential of 45 employess on at least a seasonal or part-time basis.
Moline resident Molly Parker said, “It’s to the point where I could just move… The noise is just unnerving.”
The Wayland Fire Department will have a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the station downtown.
The open house will be conducted furing Fire Prevention Week. Free handouts will be available as well as refreshments and cookies. Visitors can meet the firefighters, tour the Fire Department as well as "touch and sit in the big red trucks." (Photo supplied)
By Jeff Salisbury
By now, if you follow news stories on Wayland TownBroadcast, you’re aware that as a Wayland School Board Trustee, I sent off a proposal to my fellow trustees, district administrators and labor leaders calling for a reallocation of future casino revenue in response to the current fiscal crisis that has necessitated a series of personnel and program changes recommended by the district’s administration.
Here’s the list I sent them:
How Casino Revenue was spent in 2013-14
by Amy Kerr Hardin
The latest income and poverty figures were released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, and it’s a mixed bag for Michigan. Just like Gov. Snyder said in his “road to recovery” TV spot, while some are already feeling a new sense of prosperity — for others though… meh, not so much.
Though he did attempt to assuage those struggling Michiganders with a conciliatory “you might not feel it yet, but you will soon.”
Thanks Rick, but let’s just stick to the numbers.
The Leighton Township Planning Commission will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Leighton Township Hall on a special land use permit request for gravel and sand mining.
High Grade Materials of Greenville is seeking a Class III Special Land Use permit to allow the company’s plans for surface mining and processing of sand and gravel materials on a 40-acre site at 3655 2nd St., Wayland. The property is in the AG- Agricultural District High Grade.