News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police & Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Steve Wallen and Firefighter Bill Kerns.
Washtenaw County is kicking off their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus Event on August 3rd. Washtenaw County Employees are reaching out to the public in a “United” effort to collect needed school supplies for students in the Washtenaw County Public School Districts.
The Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show is an annual event that many youth consider to be the capstone experience of their 4-H year. It starts on the 4th Sunday in July every summer and ends on the following Friday. Come out and support our future leaders!
Celebrate a mother’s right to breastfeed by nominating an exemplary local business for a 2015 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award. Nominations are due by Friday, Aug 7. Awards ceremony is Aug 21.
Assistance With Property Tax and Mortgage Payments
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.
The Washtenaw County MSU Extension offers free financial, parenting, and housing education classes. MSU Extension classes provide information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes and financial needs.
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) provides regular pre-purchase homebuyer educational seminars throughout the year as well as individual pre-purchase housing counseling with certified housing counselors by appointment.
The State has made major changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit.
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) offers a free home maintenace workshop.
A new website to help people determine their health care coverage options.
A new law (Public Act 39 of 2015) took effect July 1, 2015 that increases the fee to receive a tax certification to $5 per deed (containing up to 5 legal descriptions).
Parents or guardians opting out of the vaccinations required for their child or children to attend childcare or school, must now request a waiver from their local public health department. Waivers are ONLY required for children in licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade or new to a school district. To schedule an appointment in Washtenaw County, please call 734-544-6700.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Perry School 12:00pm - 2:00pm | West Willow Park 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents to contact us about animal bites or other close contact with wild animals. Wild or unvaccinated animals may spread rabies. Public Health will provide recommendations about rabies risk and the need for post-exposure vaccination.
The combination of heat and humidity can create oppressive conditions which may cause heat related illnesses to develop. Stay hydrated, cool off whenever possible and know the warning signs of severe heat-related illness.
You and your family are invited to join for an overnight campout in the park!
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity through trails and greenways, with emphasis on developing the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B).
This year’s Parkridge Summer Festival is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 29 from noon to 6 p.m. in Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti. We hope you’ll join us!