A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. to mark the completion of phase two of the Huron River Drive Road Improvement Project in New Boston.
“While the street will remain closed through the weekend to accommodate the annual Huron Township Applefest, it will re-open on schedule to the general public on Monday, Oct. 3,” said David Glaab, Huron Township supervisor.
The improvements to this stretch of Huron River Drive from the intersection at Waltz and Hannan Roads east through downtown New Boston to Kass Street include a total rebuild of Huron River Drive and its sidewalks, as well as the installation of new street lights.
Also included in the project was the removal of the utility poles and wires that clogged the downtown skyline.
The utilities were relocated underground.
“We continue to work toward enhancing walkability and pedestrian safety throughout downtown New Boston while facilitating connectivity with the Metro Parks. Additionally, a much more inviting environment has been created to strengthen existing business and to attract future economic development,” Glaab said.
Phase one of the project was completed last fall and consisted of similar improvements to Huron River Drive from the same intersection north to Huron Dental.
The Huron Township Fire Department is participating in a grant-funded initiative through MI Prevention that provides free smoke detectors to any owner/occupants (no rental properties) in Huron Township.
Huron Township Firefighters must do the installation and provide a free fire safety inspection for every resident.
Residents are encouraged to contact any of the staff members listed below to schedule an installation.
“We are always looking for opportunities to get our first responders into the community as a way to have direct interaction with our residents. In this case, we get to work hand in hand with homeowners to make sure homes within our community are a safer place for families. We have limited supplies, so I would encourage interested residents to make their appointment as soon as possible,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
Requirements: Must be an owner-occupied residence, not rental Must be installed by Fire Department personnel Must document installation with State of Michigan Must discuss Home Fire Safety Checklist with residents
Procedure: Meet the above requirements set by MI Prevention Contact Huron Township Fire Department to schedule Allow Fire Department personnel access to install equipment Feel comfortable knowing that you have protected your family
Contact Information: Deputy Fire Chief Bill Metzger: email@example.com
The 34th District Court is inviting the public to a new event called “Community Day at the Court” on Friday, May 6, 2022 from noon to 5 p.m.
Community Day is open to the public, though is targeted at residents of the five communities serviced by the 34th District Court: Belleville, Huron Township, Romulus, Sumpter Township and Van Buren Township.
Chief Judge Brian A. Oakley says, “We are thrilled to showcase our new facility and be able to host a day of fun for the community.”
The newly completed 34th District Court Building (located at 11129 Wayne Road, in the City of Romulus Municipal Complex) opened to the public last year. It is a state of the art facility, comprised of two stories, four court rooms, and 50,000 square feet.
In addition to tours of the facility, attendees at Community Day can enjoy a car show, food trucks, public safety demonstrations, pet adoptions and more. Several community agencies are partnering on the event including the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, Growth Works, Romulus Christian Ministerial Alliance, Sentech Services and Hegira Health, Inc.
A Christmas event is being hosted Sunday at the schoolhouse in Waltz on Mineral Springs near the fire station.
Here is more information from the Huron Township Historical Commission:
Take a step back in time and join us at the Willow One-Room Schoolhouse as we create an old fashioned Christmas for all to enjoy. Learn about some toys of Christmas’ past through our exhibit, popcorn, sweets and hot cocoa will be served, the children’s tree will be filled with ornaments and horse drawn carriage rides will be offered.
The surrounding area of the schoolhouse will feature live music, holiday vendors, a children’s craft, live reindeer and more! The carriage rides will be offered 5:00-7:00pm Children will be able to take home an ornament from the children’s tree. Activities will also include the annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at the schoolhouse. Warming tent sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary! There is not a cost for this event, however, donations to the historical commission are always welcome!! Please check back for any changes and/or additional activities that are added on! 28255 Mineral Springs Rd, New Boston, MI 48164 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADDRESS GIVEN IS FOR THE FIRE STATION (which shares a parking lot with the schoolhouse) – THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOES NOT HAVE AN ACTUAL ADDRESS
The winning officer will be awarded with a night off to be worked, instead, by Everette Robbins, director of public safety.
Due to safety standards relating to the use of equipment, Huron firefighters cannot participate by growing facial hair.
Instead, residents can “adopt a firefighter” for the cause.
For a donation of $50 toward the Shop with a Hero event, a resident can grow a beard and support the fire department.
At the shopping event, a separate beard contest will be held for those that adopted a firefighter.
The contest will be judged by members of the fire department.
The winner of the contest will receive their choice of a ride to work, as local as possible, or their child to be taken to school in a fire truck.
Those interested in adopting a firefighter can donate in November the Go Fund Me page that supports the Shop with a Hero Program.
Be sure to note on the Go Fund Me page that your donation is towards the “adopt a firefighter” program.
“I think this is a fun way for our departments and the residents to come together for a great cause. Our Shop with a Hero Program is special because it is funded by the big hearts in our community. What better reason to come together than making the Christmas season special for some deserving children? No kid should ever wake up without a Christmas,” Robbins said.
“Our public safety staff approach me on a regular basis and ask how they can get more involved with and help our community. This is a great way to bring everyone together. They have a tough job some days and it is fun to see them come together and have a little fun for a good cause.”