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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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City Manager Tim Morales has appointed Christopher Van Loo Fire Chief effective Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Van Loo has been serving as "Acting Fire Chief" of the Saginaw Fire Department since September 2013. Fire Chief Van Loo began his employment with the City of Saginaw Fire Department in 1990 as a Fire Fighter. He was promoted to Fire Chauffeur / Engineer in 1992, Fire Inspector in 1997, Fire Lieutenant in 1998, Fire Captain in 2003, Fire Battalion Chief in 2008, and Acting Fire Chief in 2013.

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The upcoming Labor Day holiday does impact solid waste collection services provided to the 35 Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities. With the holiday falling on Monday, collection services will be one day delayed for all communities.

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