News from Across eWashtenaw

These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Community Debrief on Point in Time count to be held Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

Community Debrief on Point in Time count to be held Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

The partners involved in the PIT count will host a Community Debrief on Mon., Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Washtenaw Community College in the Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. The event if free and open to the public.

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Washtenaw County Local Economies Economic Development Mini-Grant

Washtenaw County Local Economies Economic Development Mini-Grant

Washtenaw County Government is offering Washtenaw County non-profit groups the opportunity to apply for mini-grants related to economic development.

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Answer the Call - The 2015 HIP Survey is Underway

Answer the Call - The 2015 HIP Survey is Underway

The 2015 Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey has started. More than 2,500 residents across Washtenaw County will be invited to participate in confidential phone interviews. Local HIP partners urge residents to “answer the call.”

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Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center in Operation

Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center in Operation

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has relocated its Ypsilanti Township community police operation to the new Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center (LEC) located at 1501 S. Huron St. The LEC is just over a mile away from the original Township community station formerly housed at the Township Civic Center and District Court campus on S. Huron River Drive.

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Two (2) New K-9 Recruits Find Homes with the Sheriff's Office

Two (2) New K-9 Recruits Find Homes with the Sheriff's Office

Over the last several months, the Sheriff’s Office has identified two (2) new police service dog handlers and engaged in the search for police service dog candidates to serve with them; dogs that match the competencies required of a multi-purpose (patrol, tracking & detection) police service dog. On Thursday, January 10th, 2015, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dog (PSD) trainer John Bochenek delivered our two (2) new police service dog recruits to their respective new partners and homes.

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January is Radon Action Month - test your home today!

January is Radon Action Month - test your home today!

Half-priced radon test kits are available at Washtenaw County Public Health’s Environmental Health Division and the Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office through January 30, 2015.

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February 14th- 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Join us for the 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at Independence Lake County Park!

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Dental Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Dental Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Great news! The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic is now taking appointments. New patients may call 877-313-6232.

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It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

Sheriff Jerry Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community join the Michigan Sheriff’s Association (MSA) in supporting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) on January 9, 2015.

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Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis for Washtenaw County now available

Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis for Washtenaw County now available

Last completed in 2007, this new analysis examines the housing market through boom, bust and recovery.

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Warming Centers expanded in Washtenaw County for Winter 2014-2015

Washtenaw County has expanded its daytime and overnight warming center in response to the increased demand for safe, warm spaces for individuals experiencing homelessness during severe winter weather.

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Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) is comprised of law enforcement officers who are also highly trained professional divers. On December 3rd, 2014, prospective team member applicants from the Sheriff’s Office and Arbor City and Ypsilanti City Police Departments met to participate in the practical swim testing portion of the new member assessment process. The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) posted vacancies on the USRT for full-time Law Enforcement personnel employed in Washtenaw County. After receiving applications, applicants were tested for swimming proficiency and offered the opportunity to experience some of the specialized equipment utilized by the USRT.

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Master Rain Gardener Training Class

Master Rain Gardener Training Class

Train as a Master Rain Gardener - and become a resource for your neighborhood by keeping river water clean! Rain Gardens filter and cool storm water so that our streams and rivers run clean. It is a nonpoint solution for nonpoint source pollution.

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Seeking Volunteers for Boards, Committees, and Commissions

The Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Please submit resumes and cover letters by no later than January 9, 2015 to pearte@ewashtenaw.org, 734-222-6528 (fax), or appointments@ewashtenaw.org. You can also apply online at ewashtenaw.org. If you mail your cover letter and resume, address it to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107.

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