News from Across eWashtenaw

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

Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Fruit Recall

Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Fruit Recall

There is a recall of some whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Several local retailers may have received these products and can provide specific information to consumers. As of July 23, Washtenaw County Public Health has not received any reports of illness associated with this recall.

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Seeking A Citizen Volunteer for the Food Policy Council

The Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen volunteer for the Food Policy Council. Interested county residents have until Thursday, July 31 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

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Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2014

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2014

All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together to help make our County and our residents safer, by holding a Gun Safety Week July 20th through July 26th, 2014. The purpose of the Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week is to educate and raise awareness about issues related to gun safety and encourage responsible gun ownership.

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2014 DRAFT - Rules and Guidelines of the Water Resources Commissioner

2014 DRAFT - Rules and Guidelines of the Water Resources Commissioner

The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner has drafted revisions to the Rules and Guidelines – Procedures & Design Criteria for Stormwater Management Systems, which are proposed to be issued on August 6, 2014. Highlights of the rule updates include: a mandatory pre-application meeting, updated precipitation data for the County, and the use of infiltration / green infrastructure practices on all appropriate sites. Public comment on the Draft Rules will be accepted through August 1, 2014. Please forward comments to riceh@ewashtenaw.org

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Washtenaw County Affordable Housing Needs Survey

Please spend 15 to 20 minutes taking a survey that will help identify issues surrounding Affordable Housing in Washtenaw County. Your input is critical to create a full understanding of the need in our community.

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Washtenaw County Affordable Housing Needs Survey

Please spend 15 to 20 minutes taking a survey that will help identify issues surrounding Affordable Housing in Washtenaw County. Your input is critical to create a full understanding of the need in our community.

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Mental Health First Aid, August 2014 session

Save lives and build a stronger community on August 28 and 29, 2014.

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4th Annual County Parks Geocache Adventure

4th Annual County Parks Geocache Adventure

Join Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) this summer for our Fourth Annual Geocaching Adventure! This exciting outdoors event kicks off Saturday, July 12th with all-new geocaching locations.

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Patrol Dog Certification Trial (July 11th - 13th) - Open to the Public

Patrol Dog Certification Trial (July 11th - 13th) - Open to the Public

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Washtenaw-Metro Police Canine Teams, is pleased to announce our hosting of the regional United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) www.uspca19.org Patrol Dog certification trial, Friday, July 11th, through Sunday, July 13th, 2014. The event is open to the public. Approximately 30 handler and dog teams are expected to participate. Most events will be held at Ypsilanti Community School’s Shadford Athletic Field, 2095 Packard Road, Ypsilanti.

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Got Health Care?

Got Health Care?

The Healthy Michigan Plan, or Medicaid expansion, is open year round. The Washtenaw Health Plan staff can help you enroll. Stop in Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at 555 Towner, Ypsilanti. For more information, call 734-544-3030.

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WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 7, 2014.

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WCSO Parks Service Program Keeping the Parks Safe

WCSO Parks Service Program Keeping the Parks Safe

The Sheriff’s Office Parks Service Program (PSP) was created in 2011 in collaboration with Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation. Our shared goal is to ensure that every visitor to the County’s 32 parks, preserves and properties has an enjoyable, safe and positive experience through the fair and appropriate enforcement of all park rules and regulations by our Park Services Officers (PSO).

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Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

Washtenaw County Citizen’s Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 is now available.

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Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is coordinating the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement campaign, July 1-13. To help increase awareness of the increased enforcement effort and the importance of not driving drunk, OHSP is planning kickoff press conferences on July 1.

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Online Service Requests - Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner

Online Service Requests - Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner

Did you know that you can now report flooding and other problems right here, on our website?

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Upcoming Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Upcoming Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Public Health's Environmental Health Division helps to produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for the Roads Funding Committee

The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for the Roads Funding Committee. Interested county residents have until Monday, June 30 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

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