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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

Superior Township voices support for Dingell

The Superior Township Board unanimously voted to endorse the continued leadership of Congressman John Dingell as Chair of the U.S. House of Representative Energy and Commerce Committee Photo by Christine Laughren

The Superior Township Board unanimously voted to endorse the continued leadership of Congressman John Dingell as Chair of the U.S. House of Representative Energy and Commerce Committee
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Resolution endorses Congressman as Chairman of Committee

By Christine Laughren
Nov. 17, 2008    ·    9:58 p.m.

The Superior Township Board voiced its support for U.S. Congressman John Dingell (D-Dearborn) as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The support was given in the form of a resolution passed at tonight’s meeting.

Dingell is in danger of loosing his position as chair of the committee as Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announced his bid for the seat Nov. 5.

“I think he’s done such a magnificent job for Michigan as well as the United States, and I think it’s unfortunate they are trying to remove him as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,” Township Supervisor William McFarlane said of Dingell.

Township Treasurer Brenda McKinney said she thinks Superior is the only township in Washtenaw County to pass the resolution in support of the Congressman.

“I’ve not heard of any (municipal body) in Washtenaw County,” she said. “We might be the only one so far.”

The resolution argues Dingell’s experience and efficiency to get things done as chair of the committee. The resolution also highlights milestone legislation the Congressman has been involved with, including the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Wilderness Act.

“To Remove Congressman Dingell from his post as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at this point in time with the many issues before the Country and the need for unity within the Democratic Party to further the goals of President Elect Obama would cause unnecessary dissention within the party,” the resolution states.

In his announcement to seek the chairman position on the committee, Waxman said there would be opportunity and challenges in the coming years and the public “will need the very best leadership in Congress and our committees to succeed."

“Enacting comprehensive energy, climate, and health care reform will not be easy. But my record shows that I have the skill and ability to build consensus and deliver legislation that improves the lives of all Americans,” Waxman wrote in is announcement.

However, Washtenaw County Commissioner Leah Gunn said Dingell would do a better job getting legislation through Congress in a letter to Freep.com.

Superior Township Trustee Nancy Caviston said she supports Dingell and his position on the committee.

“He sure has helped our community in many ways,” Claviston said.


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