Thursday, January 3, 2013
Th city will be testing recent repairs done on emergency sirens.
The city of Fenton will be running a severe weather siren test this Saturday at 1 p.m., according to Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff. "This is not a normal date for us to do sirens tests," Cairnduff said. He said the city recently had work done on the sirens and needs to perform a test on them.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The purpose of the hearing is to offer an opportunity for citizens to express their ideas on community needs and project proposals concerning the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2013 Program.
The City of Fenton will hold a Community Development Public Needs Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Fenton City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to offer an opportunity for citizens to express their ideas on community needs and project proposals concerning the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2013 Program Year. The City of Fenton expects to receive approximately $80,700 of CDBG funds. The funds are provided by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission Community Development Program from an annual entitlement grant received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds are intended primarily for projects in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Fenton City Council is asking for residents' opinions on chickens in the city, at an upcoming meeting.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Don't miss out on this important information.
Today's National Weather Service forecast predicts a high of 74, with an 80 percent chance of rain. Tonight's forecast is mostly clear, with a low of 57. The lowest gas prices in Fenton earlier this morning, reported by Mapquest, were $3.92, at the Owen Road BP Food Shop, 3238 Owen Rd.; Speedway #8405 (discount available), 3245 Owen Rd.; Sunoco, 3325 Owen Rd.; and Speedway #5509, 3340 Owen Rd. About 400 people greeted Claressa Shields at the Bishop International Airport on Monday, as the first-ever Olympic gold medal winner of the women's boxing competition arrived, the Flint Journal reported. The London Olympics concluded on Sunday. To burn up to 600 calories in just an hour, visit Fenton Fitness Center, 3235 W. Thompson Rd., for …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A study would tell whether city should put more money into its current location, or begin thinking of a new library site, councilman says.
Should it stay or should it go? The Fenton City Council has asked Manager Lynn Markland to begin the process for a feasibility study of the current Jack R. Winegarden Library. A study would determine whether the current site can continue as a library, or why the property won't work, Markland said. In addition, the study will tell Fenton what its needs are for a library. A study will tell the city whether it should put more money into its current building, or start thinking of a new location for the library, said Councilman Ben Smith. Bobbie Sweetman, representing the Jack R. Winegarden Library, said the city began using its former U.S. Post Office on Caroline Street as a library in the late 1960s. Thus, Fenton has a library site, but the …
The city owns the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, but the Board of Governors has overseen the building since it began.
The city of Fenton owns the Community and Cultural Center, but the center has had its own Board of Governors since it began. And through the years, the city and board have had disagreements over who will do what, when, where and how. Now city council is on the verge of inking an agreement with the Board of Governors for the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, spelling out how they will collaborate. An architectural firm, Lindhout and Associates, of Brighton, has been working on plans for possible improvements to the center. Work on the center could total around $2 million. The proposed improvements would make the community center more handicap-accessible and would include a new elevator and an addition to the south for art and cultural …
Fenton is considering what they can regulate with people allowed to sell and use more powerful fireworks 30 days per year under new state fireworks law.
Michigan is hoping to add some revenue with a new law restricting local governments' control over consumer fireworks sales and use for 30 days of the year. Legislators reason that instead of Michigan residents driving to Ohio, for example, to buy more powerful fireworks, they will be able to purchase them in their own state. "They believe there is money to be made in Michigan with fireworks," Councilwoman Pat Lockwood said. The six percent Michigan sales tax people will pay when they buy consumer fireworks is a motivation for the law, along with a fireworks tax that the state has established. Fireworks tax money will go into a special fund, and state officials intend to eventually share it with municipalities, to cover local governments' …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Officials are waiting for Michigan Supreme Court decision on dispensaries, expected in August.
From council members' comments at Monday's work session, it looks like Fenton will extend its moratorium on certain land uses for medical marijuana for a fourth time. The five council members at the work session all said they support extending the temporary ban, which doesn't deny licensed patients the ability to use the drug at home. Fenton has had a moratorium on some land uses related to medical marijuana for the better part of 18 months, said city attorney Stephen Schultz. The city has been waiting for court cases to be settled and to find out what the state law on medical marijuana really means, City Manager Lynn Markland said. Issues include whether federal law, which prohibits the use of marijuana, outweighs Michigan's law, Schultz …
Friday, October 28, 2011
We have a complete list of items the city of Fenton will auction at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The City of Fenton will hold an auction of unclaimed property at 11 a.m. Saturday at the police department, 311 South LeRoy Street. Payment for items must be made in cash and a 20 percent deposit may be used to hold vehicles until the next business day. Here is a list of items. Included is the tag number. Bicycles City Owned Property
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Revenue sharing agreement is up $70,000 from fiscal year 2011.
After a public hearing, Fenton City Council is adding $400,000 to the city's general fund, from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). It's a $70,000 increase in the amount the DDA contributed last year, said Assistant City Manager/DDA Director Michael Burns. Since 2004, the DDA and Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) have made agreements with council to provide revenue sharing. The DDA, until the 2012 fiscal year, has contributed $300,000 to $330,000 annually, Burns said. The DDA's board reviewed the agreement and approved its portion of it in May. Burns recommended that council approve its part of the formal agreement. "Due to the current fiscal situation of the city of Fenton's general fund, this revenue share by the Downtown …