Residents to Bath Township: Use the money you already get, or get it from elsewhere

BATH — Bath Township leaders have a pretty clear idea as to how residents want to pay for community needs: using grants and existing township funds. That’s according to Bath Charter Township’s recently-published results of a community survey regarding the township’s strategic plan. Once sent out to the community, citizens recorded votes and opinions based on the plans and goals given and how to go about them. Citizen results showed that “grants” and “leveraging existing Township funds” were the most popular results as to how to pay for the goals. Ryan Soucy, the Planning Director of the Bath Township Board of Trustees discussed the strategic plan, the community survey and the goals the township is hoping to accomplish.

Senior Center renovations introduced to Okemos School Board

By Jordan Goltz
Meridian Times staff writer

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP- On Sept. 23, the Okemos School Board met with senior activities leader Cherie Wisdom and interior designer Patti Dudley to discuss the renovations recently made to the Meridian Township Senior Center. Planning for this project began back in December 2012, with most of the renovations being completed by the end of August. The project was funded through Meridian Township, with no estimated cost given. Renovations included a new reception desk, built-in fireplace and TV, new seating, added artwork and a new work café.