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To promote the City of Saginaw's Farmer's Market and PRIDE'S Harvest Days, Saginaw City Council Members and various members of City Staff, including City Manager Tim Morales, Interim Police Chief Robert Ruth, Fire Chief Chris Van Loo, and Director of Public Works Phil Karwat, will be available Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12:00 Ė 2:00 p.m. at the Farmerís Market. City Council and City staff members will be eating lunch downtown as an outreach to the residents of Saginaw and to highlight the exciting activities taking place at the Farmerís Market during PRIDEís Harvest Days. The event will provide a means for direct accessibility and increased communication between city leaders, elected officials and those they serve.

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At their September 8, 2014 meeting, the City Council approved the purchase of eight Sylvania LED street lighting retrofit kits for the Otto Roeser Park. The Sylvania LED 55 light was chosen based on cost, performance, warranty and energy savings. The City of Saginaw's Traffic Maintenance staff will install the LED retrofit kits in the park.

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As another year of operation of the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park Splash Park comes to an end on Monday, September 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the City of Saginaw would like to thank the community for another successful year.

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Charter Communications notified the City of Saginaw that its public access channel will be broadcast only on Channel 191, and no longer on Channels 99 or 188. The City received notification in a letter from Charter Communications dated August 20, 2014 from Vanessa Vazquez, Government Affairs Manager who stated that "Charter Communications has provided three public access channels on our local channel line-up. It has come to my attention that those three channels are being displayed in duplicate on six different channels."

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Lt. Ruth has been with the Saginaw Police Department since 1994, and has served in several capacities as a sworn police officer. He started with the department as a Patrol Officer and was quickly promoted to Detective in 1996, where he served for 12 years. Lt. Ruth was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008, and Patrol Lieutenant in 2013. He has served as the Acting Police Chief several times in the past, is the Field Training Officer Program Coordinator, Special Event Coordinator, Reserve Officer Training Coordinator, and has several additional qualifications. He was instrumental in the restructuring of the patrol scheduling, staffing, and structure when the Police Department recently experienced budget related staff reductions, and has worked closely with the State Police, FBI, and other federal agencies during his career. Lt. Ruth has twenty years of experience in law enforcement with the City of Saginaw, and an additional 10 years of experience in managing employees in the private sector.

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