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Tennis Pickleball 1Ypsilanti Township was awarded a Land & Water Conservation Fund (DNR) grant in the summer of 2016 in order to renovate the existing tennis courts at Ford Lake Park. Ford Lake Park had 6 tennis courts that were showing their age that regular maintenance could not address.

As the project moved forward, requests from a few residents, asked if we could make one of these courts a combination tennis court/pickleball court. Pickleball courts are about half the size of tennis courts and is played in a similar fashion, with paddle and a whiffle-type ball.

It has been discussed with Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department about perhaps running a league or classes on the courts as well as the EMU Intramural leadership to perhaps rent or use them for any leagues they may have. EMU informed us that there was enough interest in pickle ball on their campus, that they will be adding a class to their curriculum.

We are very excited about these courts and expect this to be a nice draw for Ford Lake Park going forward.

Logo American Red CrossAs part of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, the American Red Cross is conducting free smoke alarm inspections and installations for senior residents in Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe Counties. The home inspection takes 20 minutes and identifies if there are working alarms properly placed throughout the home. The American Red Cross will provide new smoke alarms at no charge.

Logo Habitat For HumanityThe Habitat for Humanity Furnace Test & Tune Program has changed slightly. They are now able to offer a furnace replacement (for $40/month) to any homeowners that have an 80% or less efficient furnace (and meet the updated income guidelines) – limited number of spaces available! They have a goal of replacing 250 furnaces by the end of 2016 and will be promoting the program throughout the Township. Water heater replacement may be eligible as well.

Following enrollment in the program, Habitat will have an approved HVAC contractor schedule an initial visit to verify that your furnace is eligible for replacement. At this time, the contractor will also inspect your water heater, take measurements and note any out-of-the-ordinary circumstances that might affect the replacement.


Logo Wolverine PipelineWolverine maintains its strong safety record intact by continuously striving to be prepared for pipeline incidents that may occur. For example, Wolverine works closely with emergency first responders by inviting firefighters and police to their annual training exercises. Although rare, pipeline incidents can be very dangerous, requiring both caution and immediate action on your part. In these emergency situations, Wolverine's first priortity will be to protect life, property, and the environment.

Wolverine monitors the pipeline system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the Operations Control Center. Wolverine ensures safe pipeline operations through extensive employee training, regularly planned testing, aerial inspection, right-of-way patrols, and adherence to the industry leading safety management system. Wolverine complies with all applicable federal government safety procedures.

Update December 19, 2016

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