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April 29, 2021                                                 ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 3

                                                         ROMULUS - WAYNE
                                                         ROMULUS - WAYNE

        Mayor opts not to seek reelection in November

           There will be no primary elec-                                                           approve the question.
        tion necessary in the City of               A full text of the ballot proposition              School officials said the mill-
        Romulus although voters will                                                                age would be used for operating
        have several choices to make on                     is available at the                     the district. The estimate of the
        the Nov. 2 General Election bal-     Romulus City Clerk's Office, 11111Wayne Road.          revenue the district would collect
        lot.                                                                                        if the millage is approved and 18
           Current   Mayor    LeRoy                                                                 mills are levied in 2022 in
        Burcroff has opted not to seek  incumbents Kathy Abdo; John   the polls May 4, however, to  approximately $10,230,000. This
        reelection. Seeking the top job in  Barden; Celeste Roscoe; Tina  determine the question of an  millage is a renewal of a millage
        the city will be two familiar can-  Talley; Eva Webb; William  operating millage proposal from  that will expired with the 2021
        didates, former Mayor Alan     Wadsworth     and   Virginia   the  Romulus     Community    levy and would restore the mill-
        Lambert and current Romulus    Williams.                      Schools.                      age lost as a result of the reduc-
        Director of Public Services      The incumbents will be chal-   District officials are asking  tion required by the Headlee
        Robert McCraight.              lenged by Shakeel Ahmed; for-  voters to approve the renewal of  amendment. District officials
           Long-time City Clerk Ellen  mer Councilman Harry J. Crout;  a 17.6836 millage rate, which is  said the amount would be levied
        Craig-Bragg will be unopposed as  Dwight Helms; Allen Wilson and  $17.6836 for each $1,000 of tax-  "only to the extent necessary to
        will incumbent Treasurer Stacy  David Hotz.                   able valuation of property for the  restore the reduction necessitat-  Mayor LeRoy Burcroff
        Paige.                           Candidates had until Tuesday  term of 10 years. The renewal  ed by the Headlee amendment."
           Seeking terms on the seven-  to withdraw from the election.  would be effective from 2022   A full text of the ballot propo-  City Clerk's Office, 11111Wayne
        member city council will be      Voters will be asked to go to  until 2031, inclusive, if voters  sition is available at the Romulus  Road.
        Senior Alliance plans free food distribution in Wayne

           An emergency food distribu-  ual 60 and older and individuals  distancing. Motorists are asked to
        tion is planned for 10 a.m. until  currently enrolled in the MI  follow the guidance of staff, vol-          All individuals must remain
        noon May 21 at The Senior      Choice    Medicaid   Waiver    unteers and police as they direct
        Alliance, 5454 Venoy Road in   Program.                       cars through the distribution               in their vehicle and after driving
        Wayne.                           Traffic should  enter the park-  area.                                       into the distribution area.
           Seniors ages 60 and older who  ing lot from Venoy Road and fol-  All individuals must remain in
        reside in southern and western  low the signs to enter the line.  their vehicle and after driving
        Wayne County communities are   Food boxes are limited but par-  into the distribution area, partici-  forward to a table to personally  and authorize a signature by
        eligible for the food boxes which  ticipants are asked not to arrive  pants should stay in the car pop  load the food box. Volunteers  proxy for each individual receiv-
        will be distributed on a first-  before 9:30 a.m.             trunk and follow directional  cannot place food into the pas-  ing a food box.
        come, first-served basis. Also eli-  Senior Alliance officials said  signs. If the car trunk does not  senger area of the vehicle.  For more information, call
        gible are adults living with a dis-  the distribution will follow guide-  open or there is not space, partic-  Attendees will be required to  (734)  788-3958  or  email
        ability residing with an individ-  lines in compliance with social  ipants will be directed to drive  provide the name, address, age

        Help sought in finding junior high school time capsule

           When a group of Romulus                                                                  for weeks, but they cannot       “The Free Press did an article
        Middle School students buried a                           ”                                 remember where it is buried.   about them every year,” she
        time capsule back in 1995, they               If anyone has any recollection                   “If anyone has any recollec-  reminded the council members
        did a really good job.                            of where it might be,                     tion of where it might be, please  and said that she and others have
           So good, in fact, that as the                                                            let me know,” the retired      been contacting former teachers
        same Romulus High School Class                     please let me know.                      Romulus High School teacher    and others in an effort to find the
        of 2020 class members get ready                                                             said. “They would really like to  junior high school project.
        to celebrate their delayed 20th  resources to see if they might  Abdo told the board members,  open it during the reunion.”  Abdo said anyone with infor-
        class reunion, they can't find it.   know of anyone who might  “but are planning to have it July  Abdo explained that this Class  mation could contact her through
           Romulus    Councilwoman     remember where the time cap-   31 this year.”                of 2000 was the group chronicled  the number listed on the
        Kathy Abdo asked the members   sule was buried.                 She said the then 8th grade  throughout their educational  Romulus city website (734) 955-
        of the council during a recent   “They had to cancel the 20th  students have been seeking the  time with regular newspaper sto-  4506, option 3 or email her at
        meeting to use their personal  reunion last year due to COVID,”  location of the “buried treasure”  ries.        
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