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SEVs take big
leap countywide


by DENNIS A. SETTER
The 24 communities in Macomb County all logged State Equalized Valuation (SEV) increases for the first time since the economy slid into recession around 2006-07.
Locally, the townships of Bruce, Ray and Washington...

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Bruce withholds sewer
payment to village


by DENNIS A. SETTER
A check made out to the Village of Romeo to pay for sewer services was never mailed after the Bruce Township Board of Trustees on Feb. 18 voted unanimously not to pay it until certain questions about charges were...

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Bruce Twp. explores grant
application for new sidewalk


by DENNIS A. SETTER
Bruce Township's engineering firm will be putting together the paperwork needed for a grant to put in a sidewalk along the east side of Van Dyke between Kaeding Street and 33 Mile Road.
The board unanimously...

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BT board overturns ZBA
ruling, wards off lawsuit


by DENNIS A. SETTER
A ruling denying a variance for an eight foot fence on property in Bruce Township was overturned by the Board of Trustees at its Feb. 18 meeting.
The family seeking the variance was doing so because of their...

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BT rescinds, then adopts
new animal control ordinance



Miscommunication between Bruce Township and its attorney who handles ordinances resulted in the Board of Trustees rescinding and then adopting Animal Ordinance 166.
At its January meeting, the board adopted a new ...

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Get heads shaved at St.
Baldrick's social mixer


by DEBI MARTONE
An informal social mixer will be held on Thursday, March 5, to kick off the upcoming St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser in downtown Romeo.
Washington Township Supervisor Dan O'Leary said everyone is welcome...

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Bruce to hold
budget hearing



Bruce Township's public hearing for its upcoming budget will take place on Wednesday, March 18, at the board's regularly scheduled meeting.
A new budget for the township must be voted on and approved by March 31.

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Students enjoy experiments
during Mad Science


by DEBI MARTONE
Elementary students and their parents were treated to an evening of weird and wacky experiments as Romeo Community Schools (RCS) hosted Mad Science, Wednesday, Feb. 25.
The free event, held at Croswell Elementary...

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Mad about science

Above, Phil Peck, aka Mad Scientist Photon, conducted numerous experiments using dry ice and explained how the properties of the solid change to a gas when combined with liquids at the Romeo Community Schools Mad Science event held recently. At right, Thad Johnson, aka Mad Scientist Thermo Nuclear, spun cotton candy for the students to take home with them while Aaron Oddy, a third grader, watches. Johnson, a retired engineer who was always interested in science, explained how sugar has to be heated and cooled at just the right temperature in order for it to form. (Read Story)

(Observer photos by Debi Martone)

Gardens needed
for Garden Walk

The Friends of the Romeo District Library (RDFL) are looking for more gardens to showcase in the garden walk to be held Saturday, July 11.
The library district includes Romeo, Bruce and Washington townships.The Garden Walk is one of the major fundraisers for the RDFL. All proceeds go to the library.
The walk is noted for the variety of gardens, including large, small, village, suburban, country, vegetable, Victorian, cottage, formal, informal, rock, fairy, hummingbird and butterfly.
For information call Rosemary at 586-752-2555.


BT in need of
on-call firefighters

On-call firefighters are needed for the Bruce-Romeo Fire Departme
Bruce Township Supervisor Richard Cory said the job is good for both men and women and is a good way to learn a trade, make some money and help your community.
"I think it's a great thing," said Cory. "We are hurting for people, as are most fire departments are. It's really easy to do. Just get ahold of me or stop at the fire hall."
The fire department is located at 223 East Gates St. The phone number is 586-752-2520.




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