UM pres­i­dent’s base salary jumps: $823K

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Ann Ar­bor – Univer­sity of Michi­gan Pres­i­dent Mark Sch­lis­sel was granted a 3.5 per­cent pay raise Thurs­day by the school’s board of re­gents.

“We think you are do­ing a great job,” Re­gent An­drew Rich­ner told Sch­lis­sel, ac­cord­ing to a univer­sity Twit­ter ac­count.

With the raise, Sch­lis­sel will make a base salary of $823,523, up from $795,675. The re­gents gave the UM pres­i­dent a 3 per­cent raise last year.

Sch­lis­sel, 59, be­came UM’s 14th pres­i­dent three years ago.

Dur­ing the re­gents’ meet­ing, Jerry May, vice pres­i­dent for de­vel­op­ment, told the board that UM raised $476 mil­lion as part of the Vic­tors for Michi­gan cam­paign in the fis­cal year that ended June 30. The cam­paign, which has 16 months left, sur­passed its $4 bil­lion goal in April and had raised $4.24 bil­lion as of Aug. 31.

Worker in Troy dies as saw strikes him in neck

A con­struc­tion worker work­ing to re­move an in-ground pool from a Troy yard died in an ac­ci­dent at the site Wed­nes­day night.

The vic­tim is a 39-yearold Can­ton Town­ship man, said Sgt. Meghan Lehman of the Troy Po­lice Depart­ment.

The man and an­other worker were on the 600 block of Syl­van­wood to re­move an in-ground pool.

The vic­tim was us­ing a por­ta­ble saw. The blades of the saw struck him in his neck.

A neigh­bor tried to help, but the man was dead by the time medics ar­rived.

Map up­dates sought for Great Lakes risks

Detroit — Mem­bers of Congress are push­ing fed­eral agen­cies to up­date maps that pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about po­ten­tial en­vi­ron­men­tal risks to the Great Lakes.

The “En­vi­ron­men­tal Sen­si­tiv­ity In­dex” maps are main­tained by the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Some haven’t been re­vised in more than 20 years.

The maps are de­tailed guides high­light­ing vul­ner­a­ble lo­ca­tions, struc­tures and nat­u­ral re­sources near the lakeshores. They’re used dur­ing emer­gen­cies to pro­tect wildlife habi­tat, species and struc­tures most likely to be af­fected by an oil spill or other dis­as­ter.

Leg­is­la­tion in­tro­duced Thurs­day in the House and Se­nate would re­quire NOAA and other agen­cies to up­date maps for each coastal area of the Great Lakes and re­peat the task ev­ery seven years.

Grants of­fered for busi­ness curb ap­peal

Detroit — Small-busi­ness own­ers in Detroit can ap­ply for match­ing grants of up to $25,000 through Mo­tor City Re-Store to im­prove the curb ap­peal of their shops.

Free in­for­ma­tion ses­sions are be­ing of­fered across the city through Sept. 28.

Mo­tor City Re-Store has about $500,000 avail­able each quar­ter for the match­ing grant pro­gram. Im­prove­ments can in­clude up­dates to fa­cades, land­scap­ing, mu­rals or pub­lic art de­signs, out­door din­ing op­tions and his­toric preser­va­tion ef­forts.

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