News from Across eWashtenaw

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

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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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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Seeking Volunteers for Boards, Committees, and Commissions

The Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Please submit resumes and cover letters by no later than January 9, 2015 to pearte@ewashtenaw.org, 734-222-6528 (fax), or appointments@ewashtenaw.org. You can also apply online at ewashtenaw.org. If you mail your cover letter and resume, address it to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107.

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Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

It is a sincere pleasure to announce the following special assignment appointments:

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Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

At approximately 2:10 a.m., on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported breaking & entering in progress at the leasing office and maintenance garage of Eastwood Terrace Apartments, Ypsilanti Township. While responding, Deputies observed a gold/tan Buick Century driving eastbound away from the apartments. Upon arrival, they observed the office door had been kicked open and noted visible imprints from the suspect’s shoes. An on-duty Ann Arbor Police Department service dog was requested and responded to the scene.

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Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Deputies have used in-car video for a number of years to document their public contacts, enforcement activity, and response to both critical and more routine calls for service and self-initiated activity.

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Public Hearing- Reaffirming the 2015-17 Budget

A Public Hearing will be held on the Proposed Amended 2015-2017 Budgets and the Recommended 2018 Budget for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 6:45 PM in the Board Room, County Administration Building, in compliance with Section 2 of Act 43 P.A. 1963, 2nd Ex. Session (M.C.L.A. 141.412), Section 24e of Act 206, P.A. 1893 (M.C.L.A. 211.24e).

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Public Notice- Appointments Caucus

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be meeting to review citizen applications for appointment to various boards, committees and commissions.

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Detective Thomas Boivin named Washtenaw One Hundred’s Police Officer of the Year

Detective Thomas Boivin named Washtenaw One Hundred’s Police Officer of the Year

At the Washtenaw 100’s Annual Dinner, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Detective Thomas Boivin was named their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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Vaccination still the best protection against flu

Vaccination still the best protection against flu

Influenza continues to circulate at low levels in Washtenaw County. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for EVERYONE six months and older.

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Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Living with a police service dog means embracing a lifestyle of discipline, fitness, patience and a continual desire to work hard and to challenge yourself to train, improve and grow as a handler-dog team.

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Washtenaw County Boards and Commissions

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions with the various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at their upcoming session on December 3, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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