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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

Walker named YPD chief

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Former lieutenant has 17 years with city police

By Dan DuChene
Dec. 23, 2009    ·    4:35 p.m.


Seven months after Matt Harshberger left as chief of the Ypsilanti Police Department, City Manager Ed Koryzno has selected Lieutenant Amy Walker as the department’s new chief.

The announcement was made in a press release sent this afternoon. Walker, who has been working for YPD for 17 years, was one of six finalists interviewed at the beginning of the month.

When two committees selected by Koryzno, who has the sole responsibility to hire the chief of police, narrowed the list down to two candidates, the only two internal candidates up for the job where left to be interviewed by Koryzno.

Walker, along with Lieutenant Craig Annas, was interviewed by Koryzno this month.

After 15 years with the department, Walker was made lieutenant in 2007. She had served YPD as a detective and road patrol officer before that. Before 1992, when Walker started her employment with YPD, she had been an officer for the Eastern Michigan University Police Department for five years.

Walker has a bachelor’s degree from EMU, where she also attended school of police staff and command.

Harshberger left his position in Ypsilanti to take a similar post in Pittsfield Township.

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