Help keep your neighborhood looking beautiful by mowing your lawn regularly. Grass must be kept mowed below 7" for all residential, developed, subdivided and landscaped areas of the Township, including business districts.
Beginning on Memorial Day each year, the Township will mow tall grass on private property and invoice the property owner for the cost of the work plus a $50 administrative fee. Once a property is mowed under enforcement, it remains on a watch list until someone else takes responsibility to maintain it.
Residents may report neglected grass by calling Ordinance at (734) 485 - 4393 or by filling out the Noxious Grass - Weeds/Neglected Properties contact form.
You can also help by reporting vacant properties that are not being maintained.
“Memorial Day weekend is a fantastic opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family,” said Dan Laux, DNR fire prevention specialist. “Celebrating with fireworks, campfires and cooking over an open flame are some of the most enjoyable things that we do together. Unfortunately, the majority of wildfires in Michigan are caused by people, which is why it is so important to take steps to ensure you’re enjoying these activities safely.”
To check if burn permits are being issued locally, be sure to visit michigan.gov/burnpermit before burning any yard debris.
The Annual Memorial Day Observance at the Ypsilanti Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial begins at 12:45pm on Monday, May 25, 2015. You are free to bring a lawn chair to the event. The memorial is located at 7200 S Huron River Dr, Ypsilanti.
Join the large crowd Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00am at the City Depot Bridge where there will be a brief ceremony and then travel to River St to Highland Cemetery for the laying of wreaths and a brief ceremony.
It’s no secret that invasive species present big environmental challenges for communities throughout Michigan. To help representatives of local, federal and tribal units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities better understand the 2015 Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, the state of Michigan is offering workshops in June and July in Detroit, Hastings, Mackinaw City and Munising.
Organizations interested in undertaking an invasive species project are encouraged to attend one of the four workshops to learn about funding opportunities available through this year’s program.
Register by Thursday, June 18, 2015.