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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

Candidates vie for Park Commissioner seat

Prospective Superior Township Park Commissioners (from left) Sarah Moon, Guy T. Conti and Marcus Hillman III gave interviews to the Superior Township Board Monday evening. The board will make an appointment at its Jan. 20 meeting. Photo by Christine Laughren

Prospective Superior Township Park Commissioners (from left) Sarah Moon, Guy T. Conti and Marcus Hillman III gave interviews to the Superior Township Board Monday evening. The board will make an appointment at its Jan. 20 meeting.
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Superior Township interviews candidates

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 6, 2009    ·    1:06 a.m.


Three Superior Township residents were interviewed for a vacant Township Park Commission seat at Monday evening’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The vacant seat was left by Carl Saddler, who resigned due to personal reasons after five years on the board.

Guy T. Conti, Marcus Hillman III and Sarah Moon are applying for the seat, set to expire in the next general election. The Superior Township Board will make an appointment at its next regular meeting Jan. 20.

Conti, who currently owns a legal practice in the City of Ypsilanti, said he recently moved to Superior Township. The attorney, who was also hired by Ypsilanti City Attorneys Barr, Anhut & Associates from 2005 through the beginning of 2008 said he would like to continue his history of public service.

“I have quite a history of public service,” Conti said. “I want to get involved and I feel very centered here in Superior Township.”

Hillman, who ran for a park commissioner seat in the last election, said he has lived in the Township for about five years and is comfortable with the community. He said along with working for his church and other neighborhood organizations he is looking for avenues to become more involved in the community.

Moon, another relative newcomer to the Township, said she has limited knowledge of some parks in the area but feels confident she can fill the position. With a master’s degree in Urban Planning, Moon said she believes she can be successful because she understands the overall development of communities.

Moon is also on a recently developed committee to promote Superior Township, but she said she has no scruples about participating on both the park commission and the promotions committee.

“I’m actually looking forward to doing both,” she said.

Superior Township Supervisor William McFarlane said all of the candidates are a good fit for the position, but he said the board needed time to consider each candidate.

“”It’s a serious question we need to consider and deliberate on a little more,” McFarlane said.

The Park Commission consists of seven members and typically meets the fourth Monday of every month. The commission is charged with overseeing the operations of park maintenance for nine township parks and recreation programs, and managing expenditures related to these processes.

Park Commissioners receive a stipend of $67.00 for each meeting they attend. You must be a Township resident for this position.



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