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Forectry ProgramThrough a generous grant from Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, the Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD), in collaboration with elected Township officials and staff, is excited to pilot a program to assist the community in identifying strengths, challenges, and opportunities to enhance and protect trees and forests.

This pilot project aims to identify how trees could best serve the residents of Ypsilanti Township. The WCCD will conduct a review of current ordinances and zoning policies, use Geographic Information Systems to assess the current distribution of trees, and identify potential planting areas based on community priorities. Hence, WCCD needs your input!

The survey is now available online until March 21, 2022. Results from the pilot project will be shared at a public meeting in fall 2022.

ClosedYpsilanti Township Civic Center Offices will be CLOSED on the following holidays during 2022.

 

 

 

Christmas Tree DisposalDuring the months of December - March, Christmas trees will be collected by the WM bulk truck and will not be counted as your one-weekly bulk item. However, you must contact WM by email or phone, 48-hours in advance of your trash day to schedule removal of your Christmas tree.

 

Christmas trees brought to the Compost Site for chipping (free of charge for Ypsilanti Township residents; proof of residency required - driver's license) must have all decorations removed: Lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments and tree stand. The Compost Site is currently open on Saturdays ONLY from 9:00am - 4:00pm for the winter season (CLOSED December 25th & January 1st).

 

 

Snow MaintenanceIt is the intent of the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) to effectively use available resources to achieve traversable roadways with its winter maintenance operations. Winter maintenance operations shall be carried out with normally performed maintenance methods based upon several factors such as, but not limited to, road conditions, weather forecasts, nature and type of storm event, and time and duration of storm event. Generally, winter maintenance operations will begin when slippery conditions exist, or snow levels reach about two inches on most major roads. If snow continues to fall or is predicted, crews will be mobilized to respond accordingly.

In addition to its county road system, WCRC maintains state trunklines located outside incorporated cities and villages under contract by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Winter maintenance services for state trunklines shall be performed in accordance with MDOT guidelines and/or directions set forth by MDOT district maintenance personnel. MDOT has established a priority level for all MDOT state trunklines within Washtenaw County.

Normal winter maintenance hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm. A night patrol crew will begin late November - approximately mid-March. The night patrol crew consists of four personnel who are on duty from 8:00pm - 4:30am, five days a week, and respond to ice and snow conditions on MDOT state trunklines.

Winter maintenance operations shall be conducted in accordance with the established priority system based on traffic volumes, road classification and location.

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily