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Waltz Road Bridge construction has begun

There is action at the site of the Waltz Road Bridge in Huron Township. (Photos/Facebook)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The long anticipated Waltz Road Bridge project has begun.

Crews have been active at the site for about a week.

The bridge was closed last year when it was deemed unsafe.

The county, who is responsible for the project, stated back when the bridge was first closed that a new bridge would be completed by the end of 2018.

An updated timeline on the exact completion date has not been released.

On Aug. 23, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a construction contract between Wayne County and Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom, to reconstruct the Waltz Road Bridge.

According to Toebe Construction’s website, the company has been building the transportation infrastructure that supports the economies of Michigan and Ontario since 1922.

“The reopening of the Waltz Road Bridge has been and continues to be our number one priority as it is critical to both our residents and business owners alike,” said David Glaab, Huron Township supervisor, in late August.

Photos: Waltz Road Bridge construction has begun


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Historical Commission hosting trick or treat event in New Boston on Halloween

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Join the Huron Township Historical Commission in downtown New Boston on Halloween for trick or treat at the Historical Museum.

Tick or treaters can stop in at the museum to enjoy a treat, learn about the history of pumpkin carving, and vote for their favorite Jack O’Lantern.

The museum parking lot will host a variety of local businesses and local organizations providing treats for kids.

Parks and Recreation will be providing hot dogs and a hayride to the police station for cider and donuts.

Locals businesses or organizations that would like to participate in the fun and pass out candy should contact Candace Myshock at 734-307-4817.

Parks and Recreation will also be sponsoring a decorating contest with prizes.

For more information about the even, please visit this link.


 

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Freeze warning: Temperatures expected to fall below freezing for the first time this season

Forecasters say temperatures are expected to fall below freezing early tomorrow morning for the first time this season.

The National Weather Service in Detroit has issued a freeze warning for southeast Michigan that begins at midnight tonight and will last until 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Sensitive outdoor vegetation could be destroyed tonight if it is left on attended.

–Scott Bolthouse

Public Safety Department updates community on several issues

I wanted to take a moment to update our residents on some things that we have been working on around our community.

First, I have heard many complaints about the garbage issues on South Huron. I also observe these issues each and every day. I had a lengthy meeting today with the management of Republic Services (Recycling Center). They were advised that we intended to continue to cite trucks leaving their center and losing garbage onto our roads. At the end of the meeting, they immediately assigned staff to clean South Huron all the way to the freeway as best they could. I witnessed their efforts. They also agreed to hire a street sweeping company to come at least weekly to clean the affected areas. I commend the efforts and thank our residents who took the time to lead clean up efforts on South Huron recently. I promise that we will stay on top of this issue and continue to take enforcement.

Second, we are continuing to take enforcement action against car hauler vehicles impeding traffic at TDSI near Sibley and I-275. Despite hundreds of issued citations, the issue and problem remains. We are working with MDOT and you should see no parking signs on the Sibley ramps very soon. We have attempted to work with TDSI management about the issues several times over the last four years and they have not been able or willing to provide an adequate solution. This is a safety issue for our residents and we remain committed to continuing to take enforcement action in that area.

I am in the process of requesting speed studies from Wayne County on multiple roads within the township. We have done this in the past and have not been successful. We will be using up to date statistical information to once again request speed limit adjustments and will update you on the progress of any requests.

Lastly, we have received numerous requests about drivers disregarding stop signs throughout the community. Please take this opportunity to speak to your teen drivers about the importance of obeying traffic signals and please be aware of it as well. Since Oct. 1, our department has issued 22 citations for disobeying a stop sign and 13 citations for avoiding or disobeying a traffic control device. We will not catch every offender, but I want our residents to know we are making every effort to control the problem.

We always make an honest effort to communicate effectively with our residents. I intend to do more of these types of updates to keep you informed as to the issues that affect each of our quality of life. As always, my door is always open. Feel free to drop by, call me at 734-753-4400, or email me at erobbins@hurontwppd.us

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

2nd annual Southeast Michigan Beer Festival to be held at Lajko Park Saturday

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Beers will be flowing at Lajko Park in Huron Township on Saturday.

The Southeast Michigan Beer Festival, hosted by the Huron Township Rotary, will take over the park from 4 to 8 p.m. inside a massive tent.

Several breweries and wineries will be pouring crafts brews, including Founders, Bell’s, Short’s, Perrin, Blackrocks, Rochester Mills, and many more.

You must be 21 to attend and tickets must be purchased to enter the festival.

The event is a fundraiser that benefits rotary projects.

For full information about the beer festival, including ticket info, please visit this link.


 

Michigan hunters warned of bovine tuberculosis in deer this season

(Photo/Flickr)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Michigan hunters are being warned of an emerging disease affecting deer in Michigan called bovine tuberculosis.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the disease has been found in deer around the state, and that hunters are being warned to test their deer before eating them.

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. Bovine TB primarily affects cattle, however, other animals may become infected.

The disease can be transmitted between wildlife populations and animals raised as a food source (farm animals). Bovine TB in animals may occur in the lungs, but may also occur in the intestines and other parts of the body.

Michigan DNR to hunters: don’t eat deer that looks like this. Photo source: Michigan DNR

Bow hunting season of deer in Michigan began on Oct. 1 and lasts until Nov. 14.

Hunting using firearms lasts from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30.

For more information about this emerging disease, visit this link.