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Saline City Council News Briefs

City council passed several items at Monday's meeting.

Patch.com has presented three stories from the March 7 Saline City Council meeting. Here are some other notes from the meeting.

  • The is moving to the city parking lot behind Murphy’s Crossing. The city made the change at the request of DTE. The original plan called for the station to be installed in the East Henry Street lot. According to city manager Todd Campbell the change was requested by DTE because, to qualify for the grant, the charging stations must be in much-used and prominent location.
  • City council approved and adopted a resolution for a charitable gaming license for the Foundation of Saline Area Schools. The foundation is holding its “Spring Reception and Fundraiser” event April 28. Up to 200 50/50 tickets will be sold for $100 each. The prize would net the winner $10,000. Another $10,000 would go to the foundation’s efforts to raise $65,000 for the fundraiser in support expanding the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum a
  • Council acknowledged the resignation of Karen Medley from the city’s Arts and Culture Committee. Council confirmed the appointment of Lynne Friman to a term that ends Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Council authorized the flying of Welsh Flags to be flown at the four corners downtown April 25-29. The request was made by the Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild, which is holding its Brecon Night fundraiser April 29.
  • Council approved the payment of $1,036,145.96 in bills.
  • Council approved and adopted Mayor Gretchen Driskell’s Proclamation of April 15-17 as “Help the Mentally Impaired Days” in Saline. The request was made the Knights of Columbus, who have been authorized to use the city sidewalks to collect funds.
  • Council authorized the expenditure of up to $46,000 to purchase road salt for 2011-12.
  • Council accepted memos from the city clerk, police chief, building inspector and city treasurer regarding the status of several alcohol-serving establishments. The city will inform the Michigan Liquor Control Commission that council has no objection to the renewal of the 2011 liquor licenses for the Saline American Legion,, , , , and Mangiamo.
  • Council authorized the mayor and clerk to execute and agreement that will allow Saline Area Schools to continue using the city’s salt storage facility for an annual fee of $2,145, the same fee as last year.

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