Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

YDL extends application deadline for board position


Interested residents must turn in submissions by July 15

By News Staff
Jun. 23, 2009    ·    9:26 p.m.

The Ypsilanti District Library has extended its application deadline for a position on the Board of Trustees.

Residents of the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, or the portion of Superior Township legally served by YDL, who are interested in filling a vacancy on the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees should submit an application to the Library Director (Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197) by July 15, 2009.

Trustee Jim Vick has resigned his seat on the board, effective immediately, creating the vacancy. According to the YDL Board of Trustees By-Laws, the Library Board will appoint a replacement for Vick who will serve until the November, 2010 election.

Qualifications for potential library board members include living in the library’s legal service area (City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, or designated portion of Superior Township); possessing a good understanding of the library’s role and importance in the community; showing a commitment to quality library service; having the ability to work with others and communicate effectively toward a common goal; and having experience or expertise in areas such as investments, public relations, and long range planning.

Previous service on the board of a governmental unit or non-profit organization is desirable.

Board members’ duties include attending monthly board meetings, serving on board committees, preparing for and participation in board meetings, serving as a library advocate in the community, as well as visiting and using the library frequently.

The deadline for submitting letters of interest and application forms has been extended to July 15, 2009. Applications for the position and a trustee job description are available on the library’s website www.ypsilibrary.org or by contacting YDL’s Administrative Services Receptionist at 734.482.4110 ext. 1371.

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