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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 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

Read more for the End of Year Notices for Finished and Near Finished Parcels

Logo Nexus Gas TransmissionAdditional pipeline transportation infrastructure is needed in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada to support the growing demand for clean-burning natural gas and to offset the decline in traditional western Canadian supplies.

To meet this need, Nexus Gas Transmission (NEXUS) proposes to construct an approximately 255-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline to deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of clean-burning natural gas from receipt points in eastern Ohio to existing pipeline system interconnects in southeastern Michigan.


Update Monday, August 22, 2016: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division has posted the following notice. Comments can be sent directly to field staff by clicking the "Add Comment" button. Click the "Documents" button to view the Public Notice Announcement and the appropriate plans for the project.

Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC proposes to construct approximately 47 miles of 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline within Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. The project will cross 31 wetlands and 90 waterbodies and affecting approximately 13.31 acres of wetland with temporary and permanent impacts. One permanent access road will cross a tributary to Tenmile Creek and one temporary access road will cross a tributary to Middle Branch Macon Creek. Mitigation is proposed.

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