Month: June 2021

Summer work: Village to fix, replace storm sewers

UNIONVILLE – Storm sewers are getting some needed attention this summer in Unionville.
Work is planned for storm sewers on Phelps and Marvin streets. Macfarlane Trucking will make repairs and improvements to the storm sewer line on Marvin Street while Monchilov Sewer Service will be paid $5,800 to make repairs to two 12-by-48-inch portions of the Phelps Street storm sewer.
The latter issues arose when Monchilov cleaned out the sewer line and sent a robotic camera into the line to survey its condition. After receiving that assessment at its June 21 session, the village council voted to hire Monchilov to make the needed repairs.
Macfarlane informed the council the materials have been ordered for the Marvin Street project and the work will begin when the materials are delivered.
At the same time, paving of Phelps Street will be delayed until after Sept. 15 because the paving company is tied up with Michigan Department of Transportation projects.
In the meantime, a sidewalk repair project in that same area will be done by the end of July.
The council also:

‘Lost’ parcel could prove costly for township

BY MARK HANEY | Reporter
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MILLINGTON TWP. – Up until recently, the 40 acres Millington Township owns on Swaffer Road wasn’t an issue.
In fact, most township officials didn’t even know they owned the land.
“To be honest,” Supervisor Bob Loomis said, “I didn’t know anything about it. I was going through GIS (Geographic Information System mapping) and I happened to run across this, ‘The Township of Millington.’ What is this?”
The parcel used to be the old Millington dump. The land hasn’t used as a dump since the 1960s, Loomis said.

New Light shines beam in search of employees

New Light shines beam in search of employees

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MILLINGTON TWP. – An expanding Millington Township business – with a track record of growth – continues seeking employees.
New Light Child & Family Institute and Consultants Inc., inside the former Millington American Legion Hall at 5397 W. Millington Road, places children into foster care, and counsels youths and adults.
It seeks at least two therapists, along with three new child-welfare workers for duties involving adoptions, and foster care.
“We’re moving out of COVID-19 and looking to grow New Light; it’s an exciting time here at the agency,” said Jeffrey Baxter, operations manager at the nonprofit that began in 1999 and also is in search of foster parents.