Breitung officials back vacating part of street

QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday lent its support to a request by Denny and Cindy Trewartha of Iron Mountain that the Dickinson County Road Commission vacate a portion of Woodbine Street in East Kingsford to them.

If the road commission grants the request, the section from John Street to Hoadley Avenue would be added to the Trewarthas’ property.

While the road commission alone decides whether to vacate, local municipality support is taken into consideration. The township does not have any utilities in the area or plans to install water mains.

“It’s always nice to have the blessing of the township,” Supervisor Denny Olson said.

In other business, the board:

— Requested bids by July 8 to demolish structures at 441 and 461 Breitung Ave. and 109 Fisher St.

— Approved having Utility Clerk Adrienne Savord and Clerk Samantha Neuens attend the Upper Peninsula Regional User Group event, hosted by municipal software company BS&A of Bath Township, in Marquette July 30-Aug. 1. Both Savord and Neuens will be paid mileage and a full day of wages.

— Appointed Savord as zoning administrator’s assistant in an effort to streamline the zoning permit process. Savord will have the authority to sign zoning permits.

— Donated $500 to the Fourth of July fireworks fund sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50.

— Paid $111 to the Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighter Association for assessment fees and association dues and $75 to purchase a 3/4-page advertisement in the 125th annual Upper Peninsula Firefighter’s Tournament program booklet. The tournament will be July 25-27 in Calumet.

— Agreed to close township offices on Friday, July 5 to allow for a four-day weekend starting the Fourth of July. Staff members will take vacation time, a personal day or no pay that Friday.

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