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The Washtenaw County Border-to-Border Trail is a step closer to completion, thanks to an easement obtained by the City of Ypsilanti from Fischer Honda on Michigan Avenue. 

Ypsilanti City Planner Teresa Gillotti says the easement will clear the way for a pedestrian bridge to be built from Riverside Park to a corner of the Fischer Honda property, with an improved Michigan Avenue crossing then linking the trail to the Water Street re-development area. 

Gillotti says the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is covering the $38,000 cost of the easement.

Before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect later this month, the Washtenaw County  Board  of Commissioners has approved new long-term contracts with nearly all of the unions representing county workers.  Similar policy for non-union employees has been set as well.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County officials are taking a second look at creating a landbank to help deal with foreclosed properties.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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This week's Issues of the Environment presents part two of our series on hydraulic fracturing,  or fracking, in Washtenaw County.  Our guest is Jim Peters, Operations Manager for Northstar Energy, and a representative for the Michigan Oil and Gas Producers Educational Foundation. 

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A new task force is starting to investigate creating a Washtenaw County identification card for people who can't or don't want to get a driver's license.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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On this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, the first of two discussions on 'fracking', or hydraulic fracturing, in Washtenaw County.  Our guest this week is John Callewaert, the Director of the Integrated Assessment Program for the University of Michigan's Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute.

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Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work law.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Washtenaw County officials expect another drop in delinquent property taxes this year.  Later this week, county commissioners are expected to approve an annual resolution to establish the delinquent tax revolving fund. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The status and future of public transportation in Washtenaw County is the topic of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  Our guest is Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Chair Yousef Rabhi.

A state grant is helping Washtenaw County business accelerators team up better to provide more assistance to early-stage start-ups.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work legislation, and calling on the county to enter into early negotiations to extend union security provisions before the RTW law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Washtenaw County's Treasurer Cathy McClary says increases in home sales and prices are another sign of economic recovery, but she says it won't immediately translate into more funds for local governments.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley explains why.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Issues of the Environment

Jan 9, 2013

Evan Pratt is Washtenaw County's new Water Resources Commissioner, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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The Humane Society of Huron Valley will continue to provide animal control services for Washtenaw County for the next four years.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Rabhi to Chair New County Board

Jan 3, 2013

Washtenaw County commissioner Yousef Rabhi has been chosen to serve as chair of the Washtenaw County board of commissioners.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

Janis Bobrin's 24 years of service to Washtenaw County as Water Resources Commissioner is coming to an end.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on what's changed during Bobrin's long tenure safeguarding a significant  part of the county's environment.

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Dec 26, 2012

While much of southeast Michigan was spared the full punch of a widespread winter storm, at least three inches of snow had fallen in Washtenaw County as of 8pm Wednesday, causing difficult travel throughout the  region.

While county snow plows and salt trucks have been out on the roads since mid-afternoon, the snow has persisted, making for dangerous driving conditions in most areas.  Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies reported numerous accidents and spinouts throughout the day and into the evening, and continue to advise people to stay off the roads if at all possible.

With the start of the new year, the new Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will have a new compensation package.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Dems Blast Right to Work Legislation

Dec 7, 2012

Washtenaw County Democrats are not happy with the way right-to-work legislation was rushed through the state house Thursday.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has voted to give most county employees a one-time give back of earlier salary reductions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

As the gift shopping season continues, "buy local" week is underway in Washtenaw County.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved spending up to a half-million dollars a year on animal control services.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The Ways and Means Committee of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved changes to commissioners' compensation plan.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Wednesday is the deadline for people to apply for positions on various county boards.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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