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Martin D. Marshall
Welcome to October! Not everything is rainy and dreary! We have a couple of events happening this month that are new and exciting. While not entirely new, we will be having an electronics recycling event on October 19th on the east side of the Adrian Mall in the parking lot off Winter Street. This is the first electronics recycling collection that we have hosted in several years and CRT type televisions are being accepted. Please see the rates charged for CRT type TVs in the side panel of this newsletter. All other household electronics may be recycled at no charge, including flat screen TVs. The lone exception is projection style TVs, which will not be accepted at all.
The other new event is an expungement program, a “Second Chance Fair”, being held on October 18th at the Public Defender’s Office at 113 W Front St in Adrian. This is an opportunity for individuals with certain types of past criminal convictions to have their records expunged and make them eligible for jobs and other opportunities. In addition to the actual expungement fair, there are two pre-screening days that will assist individuals in collecting the necessary documents and information to make the expungement process go smoothly. This event is being sponsored by the Lenawee County Bar Association, South Central Michigan Works, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Lenawee County. The last page of this newsletter has more information on the Second Chance Fair.
The Sheriff’s Office is anxiously awaiting the chance to move into their new office space, however, a delay in completion of the elevator install and inspection has delayed occupancy of the new facility. The building is otherwise ready to use and as soon as the elevator is operational, the Sheriff’s Office will be moving in. We have been working for over a year now with Krieghoff-Lenawee on this project and they have turned an obsolete and inefficient building into a modern Sheriff’s Office. Thank you to Krieghoff-Lenawee and all of their sub-contractors who worked hard over the course of this project to complete the building in a timely fashion.
An emergency response exercise was held on September 13th and provided an opportunity for Lenawee County employees, officials and local emergency responders to test their plans to react to an active assailant situation. The Judicial Building was closed for the afternoon to allow the building, county employees and volunteers to create the exercise and take active part in the training program. In addition to building occupants, County and City personnel that staff the Emergency Operations Center were also involved in the scenario. Students from the Lenawee Intermediate School District communication program also participated in the exercise and their assistance is very much appreciated.
Please take a moment to check out the October newsletter (pdf)