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City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

'Ypsitucky' name dropped for music festival

The non-profit, which operates Riverside and Frog Island parks voted unanimously to change the Photo by DTCDC

The non-profit, which operates Riverside and Frog Island parks voted unanimously to change the "Ypsitucky Jamboree" name at its board meeting this afternoon.
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DTCDC soliciting new names over weekend

By Christine Laughren
Jun. 10, 2009    ·    7:38 p.m.

The Depot Town Community Development Corporation announced today it would change the name of the “Ypsitucky Jamboree.”

The non-profit, which operates Riverside and Frog Island parks voted unanimously to change the name at its board meeting this afternoon.

“I think everyone involved agrees we are here to work with the community and I don’t think you could find a better venue than Riverside Park,” Erik Dotzauer, director of the DTCDC, said this evening.

Dotzauer said he would like help from the community in deciding a new name. A press release sent out this morning said the group would be soliciting ideas on the local blog www.markmaynard.com. The DTCDC will choose a new name for the event by June 14.

A little more than a week ago Ypsilanti City Council voted to issue a 45-day notice to terminate its agreement with the DTCDC. The 4-2 vote was made at council’s Tuesday meeting while discussing the on-going debate surrounding the “Ypsitucky” name.

Dotzauer said he spoke with Mayor Paul Schreiber a little last week about the notice but he said at this point it is in council’s hands.

The festival, scheduled for September 4 and 5, will feature bluegrass, folk, Americana and regional roots music. The festival will have two stages, the main stage hosting the featured acts and a second stage used between sets on the main stage. In addition to the music, the festival will offer plenty of food, artisans, merchandise, a children’s tent and a beer tent for the adults.

Tickets to the festival will be released shortly. For a complete lineup of performers and additional information, please visit www.ypsituckyjamboree.com.www.ypsituckyjamboree.com. A new website will be developed for the festival after a new name has been selected.

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Ypsilanti HRC votes against ‘Ypsitucky’

Downtown groups oppose ‘Ypsitucky’ name

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