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Residents warned to avoid swallowing foam on Huron River

The Huron River in Huron Township. (Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

It’s been a rough month for the Huron River.

After the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services warned residents at the beginning of September that fish from the river are not safe to eat, they are now issuing another warning advising those on the river not to swallow foam that might be floating on the surface of the water.

Related: Michigan says fish in Huron River are unsafe to eat due to high PFAS levels

The foam, according to the department, contains the same chemicals that are causing fish from the river to be deemed inedible.

“MDHHS is advising residents to avoid swallowing foam on the Huron River as it may contain high amounts of PFAS. This advisory is being issued as a precaution because of high amounts of PFAS in Huron River surface water and fish, and based on foam test PFAS results from other Michigan waterbodies,” the department said in a statement.

“It is recommended that visitors to the Huron River avoid swallowing foam on the water during recreational activities, though an accidental swallow of water is not considered a health concern. Residents are also encouraged to wash their hands after touching foam to avoid swallowing PFAS that might be on your hands. Skin contact with the foam or water is not considered a health concern because current science indicates that PFAS do not move easily through the skin.

Additionally, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recommends that people not allow their pets – especially dogs – to come into contact with or swallow the foam. Dogs can potentially swallow foam collected in their fur when grooming themselves. Dogs should be thoroughly rinsed off with fresh water after contact with foamy water.”

More information about test results from the Huron River can be found at www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse. For more information about the Eat Safe Fish guidelines, visit www.michigan.gov/eatsafefish.

Residents with health-related questions can call the MDHHS at 800-648-6742. For questions about the environmental investigation, contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at 800-662-9278.


 

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Waltz Road Bridge construction contract awarded to Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

There is new hope that the Waltz Road Bridge construction project will be starting soon.

On Thursday, 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.

The bridge has been closed for over a year.

“Huron Township Supervisor David Glaab credits Wayne County Commissioner Al Haidous for keeping this crucial project on track and on time,” a statement from the supervisor’s office said.

“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.”

According to the statement, Glaab anticipates that equipment will be on site in a matter of days to begin demolition of the old bridge.

Glaab reminded residents to refer to the township website for further updates.

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

Check back with The Huron Hub for further updates on this story

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Police millage passes in Huron Township; other results are in

 

Huron Hub file photo

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The police renewal millage on Tuesday’s ballot passed in Huron Township.

The millage passed with 1919 voting yes to 808 voting no.

The millage passing secures police department operations into 2040.

Here is the language that was on the ballot for the renewed millage.

Also on the ballot was a democratic spot for Trustee for the fall election.

David Haener edged out Donna Puskar Mendrysa with 453 votes to Mendrysa’s 406 votes.

Township Clerk Jeremy Cady said Angela Cady appeared to have gained enough write-in votes to appear as the Republican trustee candidate in the November election.

Cady said the County Board of Canvassers will certify those votes.

In the primary election, Jeremy Cady ran unopposed and gained 771 votes.


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View a sample ballot ahead of Tuesday’s primary election

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Tuesday is primary election day in Huron Township.

Using the Secretary of State’s Michigan voter information center website, you can look up a sample ballot.

Here is a link to an image of a sample ballot in Huron Township — please click here

Here is a link to the police department renewal millage language that is on the sample ballot — please click here

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Camilleri to host coffee hour at Tony’s Coney Island in New Boston July 25

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown) will be hosting a public coffee hour Wednesday, July 25 at 9 a.m. at Tony’s Coney Island and Grill, 19250 S. Huron River Drive in New Boston.

The coffee hour gives residents a chance to visit with Camilleri and talk about current affairs happening in Lansing.

Those who attend can also ask questions or express concerns about issues facing Michigan.

–Scott Bolthouse

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

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

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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Treasure’s office hiring part-time treasury clerk/cashier

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

Update Tuesday, June 19, 2018: the position has been filled and the opening is closed.

Huron Township is hiring a part-time treasury clerk/cashier. This person would be working up to 29 hours per week, and must be flexable. Office/customer service and computer (Microsoft Office and Outlook) experience helpful.

Send all resumes to: Huron Township Treasurer, 22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston, MI 48164, or send resumes to trichardson@hurontownship-mi.gov.

Source: Huron Township Treasure’s Office