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Just two months after Jerusalem Township Trustees Joe Gray and Rodney Graffis eliminated reimbursement of training costs for elected officials to save money, Gray and Graffis agreed to reimburse a part-time trustees’ assistant to attend a zoning seminar.
Karen Rogalski will get reimbursed by the township for out-of-town training costs.
Rogalski, who retired as assistant to the trustees last December, was rehired recently by Gray and Graffis. Rogalski had retired because she was eligible to receive her Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Oregon Councilman Mike Seferian has taken out petitions to run for the mayor’s office this November.
“As a councilman, I’m more administratively bound,” said Seferian, who ran for mayor in 2001, but lost to Marge Brown. “The mayor orchestrates what happens now. Sometimes I may overextend my bounds as a councilman and actually want to be an administrator instead of a legislator. I really think that’s more of who I am.”
Seferian has been on council for nine terms. The experience has made him more prepared to be mayor, he said.
Last Monday morning, Barbara Locker, of Eastpointe, couldn’t help noticing the ruckus her dog was making in one corner of her yard.
“He was back there barking, and I saw a female duck pacing back and forth on the other side or our fence, just carrying on terribly,” said Locker, who has lived in her Eastpointe home with her husband for 18 years.
Ducks like to hang out in her neighbor’s pool on occasion, she said.
The East Toledo Club will host its 76th annual flag raising ceremony Monday, Memorial Day, 7:30 am at the flagpole at Pearson Park.
The Color Guard and Rifle Squad from Christ Dunberger Post 537 will raise the flag. Taps will be played followed by a short prayer. Breakfast at the Macomber Lodge will follow.
Douglas J. Kigar, former United States Army Specialist 4th Class Medic and a 1969 graduate of Waite High School, will speak. Kigar served from 1970 to 1976. The public is invited.
A fund-raising drive for a memorial at the Allen Township starts this week, organizers said.
The memorial for township fire fighters and military veterans will be built in an addition to the township cemetery.
Details of the fund-raising effort will be announced May 25 during a Memorial Day service that starts at 11 a.m., said Dan Helle, one of the organizers.
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