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Wednesday, 2012 Oct 10th

The upgrade is expected to cost $91,000 a year.

Schools

The study prompted talk about a potential bond issue in the future.

Schools

After a spirited debate, the board of education voted to have its Nov. 13 meeting at Saline City Hall.

Schools

This came in the weekly newsletter from Saline Rec Center. 

NEW KIDS CORNER HOURS

Thank you to those you provided feedback on the hours for Kids Corner.  Based on your responses, we are excited to announce new Fall/Winter Kids Corner Hours. These are effective immediately:

Monday

Tuesday, 2012 Oct 09th

School board candidates Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek are holding a "community conversation" event" at the library Oct. 18. Here's their press release.

52nd State House candidate Gretchen Driskell, Saline's mayor, issued a press release today calling on the legislature to approve bills to help small businesses and pass a jobs plan.

 

State. Rep Mark Ouimet is sponsoring the event, which takes place at Liberty School. Residents are asked to call Ouimet's office to RSVP.

Government

The Toyota Techical Center is celebrating 35 years of research and development in North America. To mark the annivesary, Toyota is donating $2,500 to fire departments in the communities where they operate.

 

Headquartered in Michigan, Toyota Technical Center has research facilities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth and Livonia. In addition, Toyota Technical Center has research and development facilities in California and operates the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground near Phoenix. The Saline (York Township) facility located at 8777 Platt Road.

Police & Fire

Over the next six-years, the school board members elected this November will be dealing with issues many of us have not yet imagined. Today's Saline Post question is more about how candidates approach their role as school board members than about any single issue.

 

Elections

 

One of the buzzwords in Michigan government these days is “consolidation.”

But it's nothing new. The old one-room school districts consolidated top form the 100-square-mile Saline Area Schools district. The city of Saline has contracted with the townships of Saline, Lodi and York to provide fire protection through the Saline Area Fire Department.

Elections

One of the buzzwords in Michigan government these days is “consolidation.”

But it's nothing new. The old one-room school districts consolidated top form the 100-square-mile Saline Area Schools district. The city of Saline has contracted with the townships of Saline, Lodi and York to provide fire protection through the Saline Area Fire Department.

Elections

Monday, 2012 Oct 08th

 

Here's the latest newsletter from Saline Recreation:

 

Despite the departure of its first manager, Saline Main Street had good news to report before city council last week.

Government

 

There may be no easy solution for parents of Woodland Elementary School third graders who’ve asked school board to lower class size.

At the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting, parents said they worried that their children’s education would suffer because of class size. Last year there were five second grade sections. This year there are four third grade sections. There are now 32 students per class at Woodland Elementary School.

Schools

Wednesday's Pink Out at the Saline Rec Center is held to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Community News

Our School Board Election coverage begins with biographies and a simple question: Why do you want to serve on school board?

Elections

In the 2011, staff in the Saline Police Department were unhappy that the city was considering a plan to outsource the city’s police dispatch services to Pittsfield Township. The city stopped investigating the possibility when it learned of language in the collective bargaining agreement that essentially made outsourcing a money-losing proposition. Saline police officers argued that the local dispatch desk’s knowledge of the city and its residents were a great value to the department, and also noted that the dispatch desk provides Saline residents with a staffed.

Elections

In 2011, the city considered outsourcing its police dispatch services to save money but the plan was scuttled by contract language. Will candidates reconsider when the contract is up?

Elections

Cold and wet weather wouldn’t have given Warren Rentschler an excuse to take the day off when he was growing up on the farm now known as the Rentschler Farm Museum.

Likewise, Sunday’s weather did little to dampen enthusiasm at Saline Area Historical Society’s annual Harvest on the Farm event at museum.

“Would we get the day off work for a little bit of cold and rain?” Rentschler asked in disbelief. “No. We would have worked long and hard hours on a day like today.”

Sunday, 2012 Oct 07th

The Saline Area Players put on a variety show at Harvest on the Farm Sunday afternoon.

On “stage” in the big barn at the Rentschler Farm Museum, the community theater group entertained with a mixture of new work, reprisals of recent productions, and previews of upcoming plays.

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