Category Archives: Community

Road closure alert: Savage Road closed between Harris and Gentz

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Savage Road from Harris to Gentz in Huron and Sumpter Township is closed as of Monday, July 16.

An asphalt resurfacing project will take place on Savage Road from Harris to Gentz Roads in Huron Township and Sumpter Township.

The work will entail almost a mile and a half of hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, pavement repairs, signing and pavement markings.

The project is estimated to be completed by November.

During construction, motorists can expect lane closures and intermittent stoppages in traffic.

Two-way traffic will be maintained and increased traffic congestion will be experienced.

There will be no weekend closures for this project.

Please use caution when driving through work zones.


Township Clerk: Wayne County says bridge construction scheduled to begin in August

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

It’s no secret that the closure of the Waltz Road bridge has been on the forefront of minds of residents, township officials and local business owners, ever since it was announced last summer that it was scheduled to be replaced.

It’s also no secret that updates on the progress of the bridge have been hard to track down.

For the record, The Huron Hub has contacted Wayne County Public Services on several occasions recently for an update on the bridge, and so far, not one of those calls or emails has been returned.

On Tuesday, Jeremy Cady, Huron Township clerk, released an update on the bridge project given to him from Wayne County Commissioner Al Haidous.

“Our County Commissioner Al Haidous has advised the Township including me personally that the replacement of the bridge is scheduled to begin in August of 2018 with an anticipated completing of November of 2018. This information is being relayed to him from the Wayne County Department of Public Services, the entity responsible for the bridge. As of today, the County does not anticipate any further delays in the project.

“Although this project is happening much later than it should, it is my duty as your Clerk to give you the best information that I have regarding our Township. The elected officials of Huron Township have expressed for over a year to Wayne County the displeasure and inconvenience concerns that this bridge closure has caused the Township Residents and the businesses in the Township.

“Commissioner Haidous has stated he will personally keep me updated of any status changes of the project.”

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Volunteers help to spruce-up downtown New Boston

The Downtown Development Authority wish to once again, thank the Adopt-A-Tree site volunteers. The following residents planted flowers around a street tree on Huron River Drive then watered and weeded them throughout the summer.

Thank you to: Karen Feldt; Patti and Joni Prentice; Tina Freeman Wein and husband, Perry; Marsha Stoner; Edna Moore; Steve Nemeth and Kim; Fola Brooks
Mike Glaab; Theresa Williams; Ray Wood; Linda Dyer.

Involvement in our own community brings a sense of pride to all of us. If you are interested in adopting a tree site in our downtown street project (flowers are provided by the DDA) please call Linda 734-753-5056 and leave a message.

Source: Linda Dyer, Downtown Development Authority member

Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Second grade students in Huron Township drew their best rendition of the Liberty Bell for the art display. Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork are on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 25 through June 4 during the “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor veterans of the U.S. military.

Artwork featured in the display was created by elementary, middle, and high school students that attend Huron Schools.

The display lines the entrance to the park, which is located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive in Flat Rock.

Archive photo from the 2017 art display.

“We hope that visitors to Michigan Memorial Park during Memorial Day weekend and beyond will take a few minutes to view the work of the budding artists. It’s a very meaningful recognition and we are proud to partner with our schools in this endeavor,” said Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park.

“We also hope that people will visit our Family Service office at the entrance of the park to learn more about other activities including our ‘Free Little Library’ and our walking club.”

This is the third year the park has hosted the art display.

Each piece of artwork on display will be labeled with the artist’s name and grade.

From our archives: (Slideshow) Students create patriotic artwork for Michigan Memorial Park

Community-wide garage sale scheduled for every weekend in July

A community-wide garage sale has been scheduled this summer for every weekend in July in Huron Township.

The Board of Trustees approved the motion for the July weekend sales during Wednesday’s board meeting.

To have your garage sale added to a list that will be available to the community, call the clerk’s office at 734-753-4466.

–Scott Bolthouse

Department of Public Safety updates community on railroad crossing video feed

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety updated the community Friday on the progress of a live camera feed that shows the railroad crossings in the township.

The system was launched in August 2017 and has cameras that use solar power. Due to this, sometimes the live feed doesn’t work well during rainy or cloudy days.

The system was launched at no-cost to the department and is a partnership with Bernard Yoscovits and XG Security Services.

The department is currently working with DTE Energy to have power installed at the camera locations.

To access the video, residents can download a smartphone app called ACTi Mobile Client from their phone’s app store.

For directions on how to download the app, visit this article from our archives: Camera system shows live feed of railroad crossings in Huron Township

The Eureka Road crossing in Romulus was recently added to the live feed.

Here is the update posted by Public Safety Director Everette Robbins on the Facebook:

Riding in style: Miller Elementary students bike to school in Huron Township

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Miller Elementary students biked to and from school in Huron Township Wednesday.

The annual event is held in honor of Bike To School Day 2018, and riders were given an escort by Huron Township police.

All photos courtesy of Mike Scannell and guest contributors.

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