News from Across eWashtenaw

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

K9 DEFENDER’S INC, DONATES FIRST AID “BUDDY BAGS” FOR POLICE SERVICE DOGS

K9 DEFENDER’S INC, DONATES FIRST AID “BUDDY BAGS” FOR POLICE SERVICE DOGS

The Sheriff’s Office recently identified two (2) new police service dog (PSD) handlers who have been spending time building strong bonds and a solid training foundation with their new canine partners. The bond between the Police Service Dog Units (PSDU) and handlers from surrounding agencies is also very strong. This was made clear when our PSDU was contacted by Tracy Spader, Founder and President of the “K9 Defender Fund, Inc” www.k9defenderfund.org. Ms. Spader was made aware of our two (2) new handlers and canine recruits by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit.

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Public Hearings on Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2015-16 Annual Action Plan

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that three public hearings will be held to solicit citizen input on the Draft Washtenaw Urban County 2015-16 Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the specific projects and programs that the County intends to implement with CDBG, HOME and ESG funding during the period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

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Public Hearing on Substantial Amendments to Washtenaw Urban County FY2013 and FY2014 Action Plans

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that one public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input on the Substantial Amendments to Washtenaw Urban County FY2013 and FY2014 Action Plans.

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Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission has 3 great camp options available for you this summer!

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Summer Job Fairs- March 12th and April 11th

Looking for a job this summer? Come to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Job Fair! We have many seasonal positions to be filled at facilities located in Chelsea, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Whitmore Lake.

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Seasonal Job Fairs

Seasonal Job Fairs

Mark your calendars for March 12 and April 11! Staff from Rolling Hills County Park, Independence Lake County Park, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, NAPP, Pierce Lake Golf Course, and Parks Maintenance will be on site to accept applications and schedule interviews.

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Seasonal Job Fairs

Seasonal Job Fairs

Mark your calendars for March 12 and April 11! Staff from Rolling Hills County Park, Independence Lake County Park, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, NAPP, Pierce Lake Golf Course, and Parks Maintenance will be on site to accept applications and schedule interviews.

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WCPARC Seasonal Job Fairs

WCPARC Seasonal Job Fairs

Mark your calendars for March 12 and April 11! Staff from Rolling Hills County Park, Independence Lake County Park, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, NAPP, Pierce Lake Golf Course, and Parks Maintenance will be on site to accept applications and schedule interviews.

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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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Dental Clinic Now Open

Dental Clinic Now Open

Great news! The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic is now open. New patients may call 877-313-6232 to register.

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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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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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