Big Rapids Township trustees approve fire department appointments

BIG RAPIDS TWP. — Two new members will be joining the Big Rapids Township Fire Department.

During the Big Rapids Township Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening, board members approved appointing Shane Thatcher and Lindsay Fitzgerald to the fire roster.

Trustees also discussed the township firearms policy, but no action was taken during the meeting.

Other items approved by the board include:

• Dates for 2019 board meetings;

• Depositories for 2019;

• 2018 budget amendments;

• 2019 committee appointments;

• A change to a health reimbursement arrangement plan for 2019;

• The employee manual;

• A recommendation from the fire department to replace a box on a grass rig with a flatbed;

• A website provider for the township for the next year; and

• Recommendations from the utilities committee to add mission controls to each lift station from Northwest Kent Mechanical Co., and to not put in a street light at the Brook Driveway.

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