Today in history: the site of the Cadillac shopping center “in the air” | New
September 17, 1921
There were 3,321 Cadillac citizens who completed treatment for three inoculations of typhoid fever at the town hall clinic, which closed Saturday night after a month of operation. While 3,660 people took the first shot, 291 failed the second. Of the 3,369 who received their second treatment, only 48 did not receive the third inoculation. That makes a total of 339 who started treatments but did not finish them. Saturday, the last day, there were three seconds and 284 thirds given. Thus, 45 people who had already taken the second injection did not receive a third and it is believed that most of them were people who did not have time to receive their third injection before the closure of the hospital. public clinic. The third injections can be obtained from family physicians, it is said. The 291s who took a first shot but did not return would have had reactions which tend to show that their natural resistance to typhoid is quite high. The number was less than 8% of the total. The total of the first, second and third injections shows that there were 10,350 inoculations performed at the clinic, thanks to the voluntary service of the Cadillac doctors.
September 17, 1971
Arrangements were made today for three city officials to travel to Southfield next week to consult with officials at a company that has offered to build a shopping center north of Cadillac. The trio, Mayor Ronald Wilson, City Manager Donald Mason and City Attorney Edward TenHouten, will meet with officials from Woodward Development Corp. regarding the progress of this undertaking towards the completion of the proposed project plans. Mason spoke by phone with Woodward chairman Roy McLaughlin today and other officials on Tuesday regarding the company’s progress. . Stanley Fawcett, owner of part of the property in Haring Township being considered for purchase as a mall site, has leased part of his property to Ron Blackman of Detroit who plans to operate a scrap metal business there. Blackman was granted a business license Monday night by Haring Township council, the Evening News was reported. During Mason’s conversation with McLaughlin, he asked for specific information on the plans for the company by October 7, when the Boundary Commission scheduled a public hearing on the city’s plan to annex the part of Haring Township in which the mall would be located. McLaughlin assured Mason that a final decision would be made within a week from today. McLaughlin said the company still plans to build a shopping center in the Cadillac area, although he admitted the company’s failure to final and land acquisitions as announced. The company’s plan was initially brought to the attention of the Cadillac City Commission in the form of a request for water and sewer service at the mall site. City officials were convinced that serving this area outside the city with water and sewers would jeopardize the future planning of services within the city. They took steps to annex the proposed site and the Northern District Fairgrounds. Fair’s board members had previously indicated that they would not oppose annexation, but then changed their position to side with the strong opposition voiced by residents and officials of Haring Township.
September 17, 1996
More than a decade in the works, the Cadillac Groundwater Cleaning Facility has quietly begun cleaning up the underground solution in the old industrial park. Cadillac City officials began their meeting Monday night with a close review of the plant, which began operations earlier this month. In the early 1980s, authorities discovered industrial chemicals for cleaning grease and chrome plating that were leaking or had been discarded in previous decades. The chemicals pollute two layers of groundwater in the region. The city’s wellfields lie in a third layer about 300 to 350 feet below the surface, separated by a 40-foot-thick layer of clay that city officials say pollution cannot penetrate . Pollution is slowly spreading northwest, forcing authorities to shut down private wells in Haring Township North Park development years ago. The clean-up plant began extracting this polluted water from the ground on September 3 through some of the 18 wells. Not all wells are online yet, as the plant is already operating at the limit of its environmental license, said Peter Daukss of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber who designed it. Eventually, the plant will draw 1,800 to 2,000 gallons of water per minute from the soil, then mix it with air in air stripping towers, allowing volatile organic compounds (chemical degreasers) to escape. disperse in the atmosphere. A well will extract water polluted with chromium plating chemicals and send it to a carbon absorption system before it mixes with other water in air stripping towers. The treated water will be discharged into the Clam River.