Meet the candidates column The Huron Hub Posted Oct. 14, 2020
Editor’s note: As the 2020 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.
Recently, every person running on the Huron Township ballot was invited to use The Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard. All letters in this column are submitted by the candidates themselves and are not edited by Huron Hub staff. Letters are posted in the order they are received, and candidates had until Oct. 12 to submit their letters. Letters will not be accepted from the candidates after Oct. 12.
Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE.
The following letter was submitted by Jeremy Cady:
Hello Huron Residents,
I’m Jeremy Cady, your Township Clerk. As a fourth generation Huron Township resident, I am very humbled and appreciative to have been elected in 2016 at 29 years old to serve on the Board as a Trustee. I am now 33, married with 2 children — a 5-year old son and 2-month old daughter. After graduating in 2004 from Huron High School, I began my career as a mechanic and eventually served our community as a Deputy Sheriff for Wayne County. I served there until I began to serve full time as your Township Clerk in 2018.
I treat all situations and decisions as an impartial individual. I am open minded as I enter into a thought process regarding my job, duties and the Oath that I took. I do not take the political party designation past the election and when at work, I work for you, not a party. The tasks and duties I perform as the Clerk are done by following our Laws, Township Ordinances, and Policies. I believe firmly that local government is closest to the people and that’s why I enjoy working for you.
My Deputy Clerk, Julie Martin and I take pride in serving the Township where our families live and spend most of our time. Deputy Clerk Martin and her husband have raised their 4 children in Huron Township, all attending and graduating from Huron High School.
Some of my Goals for my next term are:
-Continue to tackle pension funding to ensure the Township keeps our commitment to fiscal responsibility and our employees
-Improve maintenance to our township cemeteries, which I plan to start in the spring.
-Replacing the Township website is already in the works, I plan to finish that transition in the next few months.
–Digitizing more of the Township forms and records.
– Secure more storage space for critical election equipment infrastructure. Our current space is almost at capacity.
– Technology upgrades Township wide.
-Replace/upgrade Fire Equipment, Vehicles, and Stations that are beyond their useful period.
-Replace/upgrade the police vehicle fleet as they are aging and reaching high mileage for daily use.
-Review staffing needs to ensure we are delivering the best services possible to our Community.
I hope to earn your support in this election, and I look forward to continuing to serve you.
Below are some very useful bits of information that hopefully assist the community and should be a good resource for all residents. If you want to stay in touch with me, you can follow my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JeremyRCady), send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in the Township Hall and say hello.
Need to get in contact with the Township?
Need to contact the Huron Township Police or Fire Department for a non-emergency?
36500 S. Huron Rd New Boston, Michigan 48164
Phone: 734.753.4400 or 734.753.4411 Fax: 734-753-2219
Huron Township Senior Center and Activities
28245 Mineral Spring Road, New Boston, MI (just south of Waltz Road)
Phone: (734) 654-9281
Township Meetings and Minutes are available online at:
Township Board and Commission meetings can be watched live and replayed here:
Township Ordinances are available online at:
Want some information about you piece of property? View some information here on Wayne County’s Parcel Viewer:https://wayne.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=4e75960fbf28455c9acf115e97a3c7c0
Did you know that even though our Township name is Huron Charter Township that we don’t actually have a charter? We follow the Michigan Charter Township Act. Read more on that at the two links here: https://www.michigantownships.org/mi_twps.asp , https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(p5p2f0qc1t3cc4epwiiycdu5))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-Act-359-of-1947
Do you have a complaint or concern regarding any road in the Township? If so, Wayne County is the authority responsible and the one you pay taxes to for maintenance of all roads in the Township: https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/roads/road-hazard-form.aspx
Same for ditches and drains too!
Our County Commissioner’s Contact information:
County Government and Elected Officials
Our State Representative’s Contact Information
Our State Senator’s Contact Information
Here is a link for Election related information from the Michigan Secretary of State:
Township Legal Publications are published via the News Herald paper.
I thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that some of the resources I provided above help you. Stay safe and enjoy your fall!
Jeremy R. Cady