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Consent judgment to
allow Demil development


by DENNIS A. SETTER
The writing was on the wall, or in this case a sheet of paper placed in residents' mailboxes, that spelled out what the Bruce Township Board of Trustees would decide at its Jan. 21 meeting on a lawsuit between...

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Data not bright for Romeo
schools budget talks


by DENNIS A. SETTER
Key historical financial and non-financial data presented by the Romeo School Board's finance director at the Jan. 21 meeting had few bright spots, and where there were bright spots they were often overshadowed by...

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Fire dept. joins county
special response teams


by DENNIS A. SETTER
Bruce Township has decided to enter into a service agreement with a countywide group of specialty response teams that were set up in 2011 to handle large scale emergencies.
The board voted unanimously that the ...

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WT board to consider ordinance for centralized wells in new developments


by JERRY FRAEYMAN
If Washington officials have their way, changes could be in store for how future housing developments in the township are built to make them capable of providing ample water supplies to aid in firefighting.
The...

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WT trustees discuss
hookah moratorium


by JERRY FRAEYMAN
At a time when the Village of Romeo is taking steps to approve a hookah lounge within village limits, Washington Township trustees are contemplating a ban that would prevent similar establishments from setting up shop...

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Ray accepts resignation
of recreation director


by STACY SOBOTKA
The Ray Township Board of Trustees announced the resignation of Recreation Director Mary DiCaro at their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.
DiCaro became recreation director in September 2014, replacing longtime director Joyce...

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SAC's 13th annual
Members Exhibition


by DEBI MARTONE
Starkweather Arts Center volunteers greeted 28 of their members as they dropped off their favorite works of art this past Saturday. Those pieces will be displayed during the center's 13th annual Members Exhibition,...

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WT reports 2014
crime statistics



Washington Township experienced a slight uptick in police response activity in 2014, according to an Activity Report prepared for the township by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham and made available at the Jan. ...

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BT amends its
animal ordinance



Bruce Township amended its Animal Control ordinance at the Jan. 21 meeting to give Macomb County Animal Control authority to operate within the township.
The amendment will allow the county to write tickets and ...

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WT committee appointments



At recent board meetings, the Washington Township Board of Trustees made several committee appointments.
On Jan. 14, the board re-appointed Secretary Ron Jasky to a three-year term on the Planning Commission, Trustee...

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HELP FOR VETERANS

Students at Romeo High School will be selling T-shirts for $15 with the names of the four branches of the military on them during Charity Week. Holding three of the shirts are, from left, Cole Rapp, Student Council president of the junior class; Mackenzie Verellen, Student Council vice-president of the senior class and C.J. Rashid, class representative for the senior class. The annual Charity Week fundraiser will kick off Friday with the varsity's basketball game against Eisenhower. This year's Charity Week goal is $20,000 and will benefit Piquette Square, a facility in Detroit that houses and cares for veterans. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Dennis A. Setter)

Snow Me the
Love Feb. 7

The MRP (Merchants, Restaurants & Professionals) of Romeo will hold Romeo's Snow Me The Love from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7.
Three contests will be held with prizes awarded at 5 p.m. at the Welcome Center located at the River of God Church, 230 E. St. Clair. The Golden Ticket winners, chosen from the Wonka style family scavenger hunt, will also be announced. Purchase candy bars sold at participating merchants.
The Chicken Soup Contest will be held at the Masonic Temple on Main Street. Bring soup in a crockpot with an extension cord to the Temple at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $5 and visitors can purchase a cup... (more)

RWB Pre-Superbowl Party

Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation will hold a Pre-Superbowl Party for grandparents, parents and grandchildren from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Community Center on Morton Street.
Come dressed in the colors of your favorite team, as a player, cheerleader or fan. Learn a cheer, participate in football training and a field goal contest. There will be Super Bowl party food for lunch. Participants can make a pennant for their favorite team.
Call 586-752-9601 for registration information.



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