Breitung board lauds Environmental Club


Staff Writer

QUINNESEC – Members of the Breitung Township Board of Trustees have extended their thanks to the Iron Mountain High School Environmental Club for a recent clean-up project on Indiana Mine Road.

During their Monday meeting, board members approved to send certificates of recognition to the club as a whole and to each individual student.

Township Superintendent Joe Rogina explained that the club picked up trash on Indiana Mine Road near the entrance to the Fumee Lake Natural Area. Students removed 37 tires, old furniture, and a refrigerator, he added.

In other business, the board:

– Heard public comment from citizen Bill Goodreau of Sagola Avenue who is concerned about neighbors having an excessive amount of junk in their yard. He suggested that the township look into the issue. Trustee John Gaudette informed him that the township already has the area under review.

– Authorized Rogina to advertise to fill vacancies on the township’s board of review and water and sewer board. All appointments will be finalized at the board’s second December meeting.

– Cancelled the township’s health reimbursement account (HRA) effective Jan. 1. There will be a 90-day runoff period to account for slow billing at medical facilities. Township Clerk Samantha Coron said that account is being cancelled because the maximum reimbursable expense per employee would only be $750 in 2014.

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