Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bridgeport Township Board Meeting May 6th, 2015

On tonight's agenda:
Public Comment begins at 4:00 in the video
New Business - 
- Proclamation for Walter LaShore begins at 13:05
- Citizen recognition for Fort Road house fire begins at 17:06
- Appoint Treasurer begins at 22:43
- Saginaw Area Storm Water Authority Resolutions R15-5 - IDEP, R15-6 - Standard & Guidelines, R15-7 - Public Education Plans and also Police Department Policies - language access service for deaf & blind subjects, language access services for limited English begin at 28:37
- Recognition for crossing guards Chris Heilig & Tom Mills begins at 36:52
- Bridgeport Charter Township Master Plan begins at 38:20
- Cemetery Ordinance revision begins at 39:22
- Sidewalk bids begins at 40:28
- Sidewalk Ordinance begins at 42:16
Board Member Comments begin at 44:35

Last nights meeting was different than any of the meetings I have been to here in Bridgeport.  It was sad and joyful, the kind of night that helps you keep perspective on the things that are really important in life.
I had wanted to write something about Walter LaShore but I really did not know him well.  About the only thing that I can say about him was how he would joke and laugh at the meetings and it seemed to be infectious to everyone else there.  The meeting started with a proclamation from the township for Mr. LaShore.  The board members and others spoke of him throughout the meeting and I think their words and emotions told you all you ever needed to know about the gentleman and told you how much he will be missed. Rest In Peace Mr. LaShore!
Three residents, Bonnie Pegley, Joseph Horonzy and Phillip Inman were recognized for their actions in saving a elderly resident, Mrs. Mason, from her burning home on March 14th. These three people and their actions, are the kind of things that help to restore your faith in mankind.  Congratulations on your well deserved recognition and Thank You!
Two other residents were also recognized for their actions.  Chris Heilig and Tom Mills are crossing guards for the schools on Williamson Rd. and were given certificates honoring all the hours, actually years, that they have dedicated to ensuring the safety of the children. Again, Congratulations on your well deserved recognition and Thank You!
Jim Secord was sworn in as the new Township Treasurer. Congratulations Jim!  I believe that he will  perform a outstanding job.
Cheryl Hadsall and Michael Hanley from the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners both spoke during the public comment period.  Rose Licht and others talked about all the exciting upcoming events in Bridgeport through the Parks & Recreation Dept and Bridge Fest.

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