News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation of Ypsilanti has been admitted as the newest member of the County's Waste Knot Program! At HighScope, staff goes above and beyond to practice the "3-Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" for as many materials as possible, from the office areas all the way to the kitchen, creating a waste-conscious culture. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to working with you! Learn more at www.ewashtenaw.org/e2p2
We want your feedback! The public will have an opportunity to submit feedback regarding the County Administrator Vacancy throughout the entire hiring process.
At the September 14, 2016 Special Meeting, the BOC approved the resolution outlining the hiring process and timeline for filling the Washtenaw County Administrator vacancy.
Come support a great cause with great food at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ann Arbor (3150 Boardwalk Drive) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. On this day, 20% of purchases *accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to WCSO Shop with a Cop!
Promote smoke-free spaces and connect youth to 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Washtenaw County Public Health has confirmed the second human case of West Nile virus in a county resident this year. In addition, a dead crow found in the county tested positive for the virus. West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause illness in humans, birds and other animals.
Attend the day long Mental Health First Aid on October 28, or the youth-focused session on December 16, 2016 and leave with a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.
The WCSO just announced the next installment of our community education and engagement events, the WCSO Community Education Series. This three-part educational series consisting of six different topic areas will be facilitated/instructed by Sheriff Clayton. Each topic area will consist of a 40 minute classroom discussion followed by a question and answer period.
Proposals are due on December 1, 2016 at 3 p.m.
3 Events, 3 Times The Fun! Dash, Smash, and Bash your way to tons of family fun this Halloween!
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bady’s vest is sponsored by Theodore Sippel of Manchester, MI and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Sometime around 6:15 a.m. on August 10th, 2016 a family of swans in the area of Parker Rd. and Scio Church Rd. were run over. Deputies were called to the area by numerous concerned citizens. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that 4 juvenile swans and one adult swan had been run over and killed.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wants those on the waterways to have a safe and enjoyable day on their canoes and kayaks.
We care about the quality of service the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner delivers. If you have had recent contact with us, please let us know how you feel!
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Ypsilanti Police Department and the Ypsilanti Community School District partnered this summer to run the 2016 Junior Police Academy. The academy was held at Ypsilanti High School over a three-week period and allowed 14 middle school age students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to attend a mini police academy.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Washtenaw Metro-SWAT, and the Westland Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant resulting in the arrest of the suspect in the July 22nd, 2016 shooting in Superior Township.
For the first time, Washtenaw County Public Health has evidence that a Washtenaw resident was likely infected with Lyme disease without leaving the county. Cases of Lyme disease occur annually among Washtenaw residents; until now, local cases have been related to travel to west Michigan or other states where infested tick populations are present.
A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.
Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Invite the Community to a Unity Town Hall Event
On Thursday, July 21, 2016 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell are planning to bring our community together to hold a community Unity Town Hall to talk with one another, to begin discussing how we can come together, and how we as a community can address the anger, frustration, fear, lack of communication, and issues around race, poverty and policing.