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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

Development director resigns, effective immediately

Brian Vosburg Photo by File Photo

Brian Vosburg

YDDA said search for new director to begin soon

By Christine Laughren
May. 21, 2009    ·    2:32 p.m.

Ypsilanti's Downtown Development Director resigned, effective immediately at this morning's YDDA meeting.

After two and a half years at the job, Brian Vosburg submitted his letter of resignation this morning. The resignation followed a closed session portion of the meeting, where YDDA board members were supposed to give an employee evaluation to Vosburg.

YDDA board chair Peter Rinehart did not share any details surrounding Vosburg’s resignation. The former director was unavailable for comment this afternoon.

“Next we are going to initiate a director search to make sure none of the momentum we have built is lost,” Rinehart said this afternoon.

In the interim, YDDA board members will fulfill Vosburg’s duties.

Rinehart said the YDDA would likely hold a special meeting to discuss the search process for a new director.

Vosburg also shares 25 percent of his time as Depot Town’s DDA director. Reinhart said the DTDDA is effectively without a director as well, but said the YDDA is “coordinating with interns” for the transition.

Sandee French, who serves on the DTDDA board, said her board had no knowledge Vosburg would resign.

“I spoke with (DTDDA board chair) Dave Wheeler and he found out after the fact from Brian,” French said this afternoon. “Our board wasn’t consulted, not even our chair.

“We had nothing that we could say about it, we had no input at all,” she said. “I’m just floored by it.”

Dave Curtis, YDDA board member said there was no performance evaluation given before Vosburg resigned.

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