News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Washtenaw County Citizen’s Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 is now available.
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.
Did you know that you can now report flooding and other problems right here, on our website?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Jerimiah Richardson attempted to take a probation absconder into custody on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2014, at about 6:00 p.m. The violator fled on foot into an area adjacent to Ford Lake in Ypsilanti Township.
Did you know there are more than 220 farmers markets in Michigan? Check out the affordable, healthy food you can find right in your neighborhood.
Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents to contact us about animal bites or other close contact with animals. Wild or unvaccinated animals may spread rabies. Public Health will provide recommendations about rabies risk and the need for post-exposure vaccination.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause mild illness (West Nile fever) or severe symptoms (encephalitis or meningitis - an inflammation of the brain) in humans and other animals. People primarily get West Nile from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with WNV.
Conditions in parts of the Huron River are very hazardous this spring, where the force of the swift flowing water leaves little room for error for kayak and canoeing enthusiasts.
Please come out and support the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office as they take on the hilariously talented Hollywood Diamond Jester’s Comedy Softball Team to raise money for the *Community Engagement Division.
SUMMER PADDLE TRIPS ON THE HURON RIVER! Experience nature and learn about the river’s ecology and history. Paddle trips scheduled throughout the summer -- through September, with the Huron River Watershed Council. Next trip -Sunday, September 21; Paddle/Pedal trip - Hudson Mills to Dexter-Huron Metropark (and biking back)
The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care will be having its first biannual meeting on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:00pm-2:30pm at St. Joseph's Education Auditorium Center.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
NEW STUDY: 14% OF PARENTS SAY THEY HAVE LEFT A CHILD ALONE INSIDE PARKED VEHICLE DESPITE THE RISKS OF HEATSTROKE
Expanded enforcement could mean more unbuckled motorists find themselves on the receiving end of a $65 penalty. Starting today, law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up seat belt enforcement for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that seeks to reduce traffic deaths and injuries by increasing belt use.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As has become a tradition in Washtenaw County, a ceremony marking Peace Officer’s Memorial Day will be held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park this year on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 10:00AM. The park is located on Michigan Avenue at Ballard Street in Ypsilanti.
No text is worth dying for. That’s why the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and LaFontaine Automotive Group are joining AT&T to help save lives through It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting and driving. Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.
The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for two boards/committees. Interested county residents have until Thursday, May 15 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at email@example.com