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Lower revenues may singe Blissfield Township Fire Dept. budget

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8th April

By MELISSA BURNOR

A decrease in revenue as the result of fewer ambulance runs projected for the Blissfield Township Fire Department as well as the cost of a new roof could put a strain on the Blissfield Township Fire Department budget.

The township is expecting about $37,400 less in revenues than last year. Last year the township saw a sharp decline in ambulance revenue and officials have figured accordingly reducing the revenue line item by $28,681. It is anticipated the township will collect $64,319 in revenue for the ambulance.

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Fire crews called to anhydrous leak Sunday night

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30th March

Leaking anhydrous ammonia resulted in a Blissfield Township fire crew being dispatched to the Crop Production Services location on Silberhorn Highway Sunday evening.
Blissfield Fire Chief Gary Crist said crews were called out to the location at 8:23 p.m. Three small tanks were leaking, he said.
It is believed there was a problem with a shut-off valve caused by the weather, he said.
Fire department personnel waited for CPS employees to arrive before suiting up in self-contained breathing apparatus and shutting off the valve.
Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour.


River Raisin may be at high point

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21st March

According to forecaster from the National Weather Service the River Raisin may have reached its high point Friday morning, March 21, just inches below what would be considered a minor flood. According to the NWS website the river was at 682.45 feet above sea level at 7 a.m. Friday. Flooding occurs at 683 feet.

Water rose over the banks into Bachmayer Park late last weekend and some standing water is visible in Ellis Park as well in the middle of the village. Forecasters say the water levels will remain fairly constant through Monday before gradually decreasing throughout the week.

Lenawee Emergency Management Director Curtis  Parsons said the slow thaw has been favorable.  Reports of some flooding has been reported downstream closer to the City of Monroe where the river flows into Lake Erie.