Monday, April 22, 2013
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Earth Day is on Monday, April 22. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant a tree any day of the year. Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The deadline to submit bids on the property and the adjacent parking lot is March 25.
Now that Wyandotte City Hall has successfully moved to a new location, the former City Hall property, 3131 Biddle, is up for sale, along with its adjacent parking lot. Officials are seeking any proposal for the properties, including those that include demolishing the current structure, according to Kelly Roberts, development coordinator and office supervisor with the city's building department. "We'll consider any proposal that anyone wants to bring us," Roberts said. There is no minimum bid required for the property, but a $10,000 deposit is required to submit a bid. (To read the city's official request for proposals, click on the link under the PDF tab to the right.) In December, City Council members voted in favor of seeking grant money…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
City offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holiday.
City offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Christmas. They will reopen Wednesday with normal business hours. Trash collection will also resume Wednesday, after taking Tuesday off. There will be a one-day delay next week in trash collection due to the holiday. There will not be a council meeting on Monday, Dec. 24. Looking ahead, city offices will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Years holiday. The council meeting scheduled for Dec. 31 will also be cancelled. Council meetings will resume normal schedule on Jan. 7.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some people have suggested a parking garage, an indoor market and a theater. What do you think?
Now that city officials are considering the idea of demolishing the old Wyandotte City Hall, we asked our readers on Facebook what type of establishment they'd like to see built on the property. Barb Duran, who chairs the city's Zoning Board of Appeals and Adjustments, said the spot is perfect for parking. "A 3-story parking garage," she wrote. "(It) wouldn't be much higher than the existing building and would alleviate the parking problems in downtown Wyandotte as well as attract more people to the restaurants and bars and shops since there will be ample parking right smack in the middle of downtown. The facade that faces Biddle could be required to be an attractive design and style to fit in with the downtown architecture as well as hide…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
There's no guarantee, however, that the building at 3131 Biddle will even be demolished.
City Council members voted Monday night to seek grant money from the state of Michigan to pay for the demolition of the old Wyandotte City Hall, 3131 Biddle. However, council members said, there's no guarantee -- as of yet -- that the building will be torn down. Rather, they said, they merely want to seek the grant money while it's available to possibly use down the road. "We don't know what the future use of the building will be until we go out for RFPs (request for proposals) ... but we want to have all options on the table," Mayor Joseph Peterson said. Michigan received a $97.2 million settlement with five of the nation's largest mortgage companies following a lawsuit regarding mortgage foreclosure practices. The state earmarked $25 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Wyandotte City Council voted on Monday night to be a co-plaintiff in a Zoo Millage lawsuit.
City Administrator Todd Drysdale presented a request to City Council on Monday to approve a retainer fee agreement regarding a zoo millage litigation. Drysdale explained to council members that the Wayne County Treasurer's Office informed the city that it will not be able to capture eligible tax increment revenues from millages for the Zoological Authority and Detroit Institute of Arts. "We have captured the Zoo Millage in the prior two years and the law appears to support our case that we should continue to capture that millage and any other millage passed by voters," Drysdale said. "The Zoo Millage is roughly around $18,000 that would go to our DDA and our TIFA and when you add in the new Detroit Institute of Art Millage, that would …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The mayor's office, the Finance Department and the City Clerk will temporarily remain at 3131 Biddle. Wyandotte Municipal Services bills should be paid at the new City Hall building, located at 3200 Biddle.
By Tuesday morning, most Wyandotte city departments had officially cleared out of the old City Hall building at 3131 Biddle and had relocated across the street to 3200 Biddle. However, ongoing work at the four-story Chase Bank building has kept the move from being complete by Tuesday, as was planned. The mayor’s office, the Finance Department and the City Clerk will temporarily remain at the old site. At the new building, a payment collections center has opened up on the first floor for residents to pay all Wyandotte Municipal Services bills. The outdoor payment drop box has also been moved to the new property and is located at the back of the building, near the parking lot. Wyandotte City Hall operations will take up half of the first …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The new City Hall in the Chase Bank building will open to the public Tuesday. Tonight's City Council meeting will take place in the old City Hall.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The current Wyandotte City Hall building will officially close on Friday. The new site, at 3200 Biddle, will remain closed on Monday, Nov. 12, and will open to the public on Tuesday.
The current Wyandotte City Hall building at 3131 Biddle will officially close on Friday. The new City Hall, which is in the four-story, city-owned Chase Bank building across the street at 3200 Biddle, will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, to allow employees to get their workspaces set up. It will open to the public at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. A new page has been added to the city’s website to provide current information and updates about the move. One exception with the move is that all City Council and commission meetings will still take place in the council chambers of the old building, until further notice. Construction on the new council chambers has not been completed yet. (Editor's note: This story was changed to reflect the correct …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Beginning Monday, Nov. 12, all city business will be done in the new City Hall building, located across the street in the Chase Bank building at 3200 Biddle Ave.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, Wyandotte Mayor Joe Peterson said that Friday, Nov. 9 is the last scheduled day of business at the current Wyandotte City Hall building, located at 3131 Biddle Ave. As of Monday, Nov. 12, all city departments will have moved out and all business would be conducted in the new City Hall building, which is across the street in the four-story, city-owned Chase Bank building, located at 3200 Biddle Ave. The only exception will be City Council meetings, along with any other televised city meetings, which will temporarily be held in the current council chambers until construction of a similar chambers is completed at the new site. Chase Bank will remain in the building, using half of the first floor, while the …