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Lockport Township Board authorizes demolition of two dilapidated houses on South River Road

Posted July 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has agreed to move forward with demolition of two dilapidated houses on South River Road. The action came on a 4-to-nothing vote during the board’s July meeting Monday evening (July 8th).  The fifth member of the board, Township Clerk Wayne Timm, was absent. The green light for demolition followed a report […]

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Lockport Township Board continues to move toward 15-year fire protection service agreement with City of Three Rivers Fire Department

Posted June 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board is continuing to move toward signing a 15-year fire protection service agreement with the City of Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD), beginning in 2014. In keeping with unanimous action during their May 13th meeting to accept a three-point proposal from Three Rivers, board members agreed Monday evening (June 10th) to move […]

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Fabius-Park Fire Department to make offer to Lockport Township for fire protection

Posted May 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board can expect an offer from the Fabius-Park Fire Department (FPFD) fire board to continue fire protection to the township. That’s the indication in a report from the Three Rivers Commercial-News regarding a special meeting of the fire board to develop an offer to counter the 15-year proposal from the City of […]

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Lockport Township Board authorizes building demolition expenditure to make way for parking lot

Posted March 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has authorized spending for demolition of buildings to make way for additional parking at the Lockport Township Hall.     In unanimous action Monday evening (March 11), the board voted to authorize an expenditure of up to $10,000 for Rusk Excavating of Sturgis to demolish three buildings on property adjacent to […]

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October meeting of Lockport Township Board on Monday evening calendar

Posted October 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board will hold its regular monthly meeting for October Monday evening (October 8). The meeting will take place at the Lockport Township Hall at 7 p.m. To view the agenda for the meeting, click here.

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Lockport Township Board approves five-year ambulance service contract with City of Three Rivers

Posted September 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has approved a five-year contract with the City of Three Rivers for ambulance service through the Three Rivers Fire Department. The unanimous action came during the board’s September meeting Monday evening (September 10) on a motion made by Supervisor Ray Signorello and seconded by Clerk Wayne Timm.  (Ray Signorello & Wayne […]

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Ambulance service presentations highlight August meeting of Lockport Township Board

Posted August 14, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Dueling ambulance service presentations highlighted the August meeting of the Lockport Township Board Monday evening (August 13). Representatives of LifeCare Ambulance Service and the Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD) Ambulance Service made presentations to the board regarding their respective services. Attention to the topic comes at a time when Lockport, Fabius and Park townships are […]

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Barry Miller addresses Lockport Township Board regarding bid for St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners seat

Posted July 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Barry Miller brought his campaign for a seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to the July meeting of the Lockport Township Board Monday evening (July 9). Miller, a Centreville native and resident, is competing with incumbent Commissioner Rick Shaffer, the current chairman of the board and a former state representative, for the […]

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Lockport Township Board endorses five-year plan for increasing township support of TRFD Ambulance Service

Posted July 9, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has endorsed a proposal to increase township support for the Three Rivers Fire Department Ambulance Service over a five-year period. The unanimous action came Monday evening (July 9) on a motion by Township Supervisor Ray Signorello that was seconded by Township Clerk Wayne Timm. The vote followed Signorello’s review of a […]

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Lockport Township Board conducts annual meeting, hears judicial candidates

Posted June 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

It took less than five minutes for the Lockport Township Board to conduct the township’s ‘Annual Meeting’ Monday evening (June 11). The rapid-fire session included approval of a number of agenda items including a determination to continue holding regular township board meetings on the second Monday of the month, establishment of depositories, and appointments to […]

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TRFD Ambulance Service in spotlight during Lockport Township Board meeting

Posted April 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD) Ambulance Service was in the spotlight during the Lockport Township Board meeting Monday evening (April 9) as Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson presented information about the operation that serves residents of the city and surrounding townships. Tomlinson’s visit was an outgrowth of Community Development Meeting (CDM) activity in recent months […]

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Lockport Township gets good marks in audit for 2010-2011

Posted March 13, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lockport Township earned high marks for its fiscal performance during Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Rick Strawser of Norman & Paulsen, P.C. reviewed the audit for the past budget year during the March meeting of the Lockport Township Board Monday evening (March 12th).  He noted that, “Again this year you got an ‘unqualified’ report which is the […]

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Shaffer seeking re-election to St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners

Posted March 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

“I join you this evening to share that I am re-running for county commissioner.” These were among the opening words of County Commissioner Rick Shaffer of rural Three Rivers as he addressed the Lockport Township Board Monday evening (March 13th) and reported his intention to seek another two-year term on the St. Joseph County Board […]

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Lockport Township Board approves two-year contract for fire service from Fabius-Park Fire Department

Posted February 13, 2012 by Bruce Snook

A decision deferred in January took place quickly and without discussion this month as the Lockport Township Board voted unanimously to approve a two-year fire service contract from the Fabius-Park Fire Board. The action came during the board’s February meeting Monday evening (February 13th). Supervisor Ray Signorello introduced the subject, noted there were two options […]

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Lockport Township Board defers action on fire service contract from Fabius-Park Fire Board until February meeting

Posted January 9, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board discussed a proposed fire service contract from the Fabius-Park Fire Board during its January meeting Monday evening (January 9th), but deferred action on the matter until its meeting in February. Supervisor Ray Signorello explained that the proposed contract for ongoing service from the Fabius-Park Fire Department (FPFD) offers two options – […]

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Lockport Township Board shows interest in ‘joint zoning ordinance’

Posted November 15, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has expressed interest in exploring the possibility of developing a ‘joint zoning ordinance’ for multiple townships in St. Joseph County. The action came on a unanimous vote during the board’s November meeting Monday evening (November 14th). Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman proposed the idea, explaining that Florence Township – another of the […]

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August meeting of Lockport Township Board slated for Monday evening

Posted August 8, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The August meeting of the Lockport Township Board is set for 7 p.m. Monday (August 8th). The meeting will be held at the township hall, located east of Three Rivers at the intersection of South River and Holtom roads.  

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Lockport Township Board approves ‘buyout agreement’ for township’s interest in former LFP Fire Department

Posted July 11, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Lockport Township Board has approved a proposed ‘buyout agreement’ for the township’s ownership interest in the former Lockport-Fabius-Park Fire (LFP) Department for a total of $328,000. Unanimous action on the proposal came during the board’s July meeting Monday evening (July 11th). If the settlement agreement pertaining to compensation is approved by the boards of […]

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Lockport Township Board to meet Monday evening

Posted July 10, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The July meeting of the Lockport Township Board is set for 7 p.m. Monday (July 11th). The meeting will be held at the Township Hall on the corner of South River and Holtom roads east of Three Rivers.

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Lockport Township Board accepts petition aimed at stopping proposed Fisher Lake sewer project

Posted June 14, 2011 by Bruce Snook

It appears that a proposed Fisher Lake sewer project may not happen in Lockport Township in view of a petition submitted in May by opponents of the sewer. In action during its June meeting Monday evening (June 13th), the Lockport Township Board voted unanimously to accept a “Petition Objecting to the Proposed Fisher Lake Sewer […]

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