News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Commission Adopts 5-Year Recreation Master Plan ~ The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously voted to accept the updated 2015-2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan on August 12, 2014. With acceptance of this master plan, WCPARC recommits itself to the mission, goals and objectives, and principal initiatives outlined within. The master plan serves to guide the decision making for the next five years in the development and enhancement of park and recreation facilities. The approved plan also enables the Parks Commission to pursue grant funding for projects.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.
Honoring over 25 years of exemplary service with the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the retirement of Commander Dieter E. Heren, effective Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.
Public Comment Period for Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public comment period will be held from August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014 to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths in the U.S. Use this Flood infographic by Weather Underground to be prepared when your area is threatened by flooding. Learn the dangers of floods and flash flooding, understand how soil conditions determine the flood potential, and see how humans have had an impact.
Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development and Parkridge Summer Festival Committee to Host 3rd Annual Community Day
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Please make note of these dates and arrangements while CSTS Youth & Family Services moves to its new home.
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of Lieutenant Marlene Radzik to the rank of Police Services Commander
In anticipation of the retirement of Police Services Commander Dieter Heren in December of this year, Sheriff Clayton has appointed Marlene Radzik his successor as Police Services Division Commander. To provide for a measured and orderly change of command prior to Commander Heren’s retirement, her promotion is effective Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. For the next few months, Commander Radzik will continue to serve in her present role as operational area commander in Sheriff’s East Operations. During this time period, she will also engage in transitional activities to prepare for assuming divisional command upon Commander Heren’s retirement.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?