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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

List narrowed to internal candidates for police chief


Lieutenants Annas, Walker to interview with city manager

By Dan DuChene
Dec. 10, 2009    ·    10:28 a.m.

The next chief of the Ypsilanti Police Department will likely be one of two YPD lieutenants.

City Manager Ed Koryzno, charged with hiring the new chief, announced the list of six candidates for the position had been narrowed to two after interviews were held Dec. 4.

The two YPD lieutenants now being considered for the position are Craig Annas and Amy Walker. The four who did not make it to a second interview were from Detroit, Port Huron, Westland and Flat Rock.

Koryzno, who is charged by the charter to hire the chief of police and will conduct the upcoming interviews, said he hopes to make a final decision within a week.

The first round of interviews was conducted by two interviewing committees. The six candidates interviewed with a police advisory committee and a citizen advisory committee.

“The Police Chief is the face of the Police Department to the community and the consensus of both committees was that the two internal candidates distinguished themselves as having the potential to be that person,” Koyzno said in today’s announcement.

The position became vacant after Matthew Harshberger, who left his position as YPD chief in May to take a similar position in Pittsfield Township.

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