Council OK’s house demo, extends school resource program

Port Huron City Council has green lighted the demolition of a house that caught fire back in 2016. The home, at 1103 Cedar Street, was deemed a public nuisance at this week’s city council meeting. Mayor Pauline Repp tells WPHM that paves the way for the city to demolish the blighted building. “The neighbors have pretty much gotten fed up with it and certainly we (city council) have too,” said Repp. She adds it has been an ongoing struggle to get the homeowner to cooperate. Pulled from Monday night’s agenda was an agreement to sell Haynes Park to St. Clair County Community College. SC4 had withdrew from the purchase agreement, saying the parcel was not large enough for a proposed outdoor athletic facility. Mayor Repp says the door remains open for SC4 if they wish to do something with the park at a later date.

Port Huron Police officers will continue to serve as school resource officers at the Port Huron Area School District. That comes after city council renewed a three year agreement at this past Monday night’s city council meeting. Mayor Pauline Repp tells WPHM  the program benefits both the city and the school district. “The school district is very happy and the police department is very happy with how it’s going too.” As part of the partnership, two Port Huron Police Department officers are stationed at Port Huron High and Port Huron Northern High Schools. A third resource officer is also stationed at St. Clair County Community College.

 

December 10 Pauline Repp