Category Archives: Government

Huron School District, Township Hall closed Friday due to winter storm

Huron School District and Township Hall are closed Friday due to the forecasted winter storm.

Related: 6 to 9 inches of snow headed to Huron Township Friday

Michigan State Police are advising drivers to stay off the roads on Friday, unless traveling is completely necessary.

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Superintendent of Huron Schools appointed to LDFA

Huron Schools Supt. Donovan Rowe

Editor’s note: Donovan Rowe was recently named the new superintendent of Huron Schools following the Huron Schools Board’s several months of searching and interviewing candidates. Rowe was recently appointed to the Local Development Finance Authority as the representative for Huron Schools. 


The Huron Township LDFA is run by the efforts of a board of directors who care about the community and business that goes on in the community. The Local Development Finance Authority of Huron Township exists to provide public improvements necessary or desirable to facilitate, promote and sustain industrial development within the established district.

New trustee this past year, Donovan Rowe, became a member of the LDFA as one of the appointments permitted by the Huron School District Board of Education. “I think some important aspects of the group are to help businesses create jobs in the area,” said Rowe, “while creating win-win scenarios for the township. In addition, the expansion of area businesses is good for the township and provides the schools with opportunities to partner with those businesses.”

One recent key initiative is the expansion of the Brose Plant in New Boston. The expansion will lead to new jobs as well as increased partnerships with the local schools.

Rowe believes he can bring a unique perspective to the LDFA. As the Superintendent of the Huron School District, “I am able to bring some insight to the group from the educational community.” Said Rowe, “For example, The Huron School District is completing a strategic planning process. This process has involved the facilitation of 28 focus groups, including community groups in the area. After reviewing all of the feedback, we are boiling the information down into the mission, beliefs, initiatives, and vision of the Huron School District. This vision will drive our work for the next 5 years.”

This type of understanding of the community helps to bring a different perspective on the LDFA board. Rowe said, “I am hopeful that I will be able to add to the collective effectiveness of the group.”

The Local Development Financing Act (LDFA), allows eligible entities to establish area boundaries, create and implement a development plan, acquire and dispose of interest in real and personal property, issue bonds and use tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements for eligible property. The tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. The board has used these tools to support companies in manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The Huron Township LDFA is home to many other successful manufacturing businesses with space to grow new companies. Recently the group has developed a new LDFA2 district with many opportunities for new business. Contact a board member at 734-753-4466 ext. 115

Source: Huron Township LDFA

Detroit Metro Airport to hold March 7 meeting on 2019 runway reconstruction, environmental analysis

Detroit Metropolitan Airport will host an informational meeting for the community to learn about the environmental impact analysis completed for the upcoming runway reconstruction project that will start in 2019. The environmental analysis has shown there are no significant environmental effects or extraordinary circumstances. Copies of the environmental analysis are available on the WCAA website by visiting this link.

The Informational Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Community College District – Downriver Campus located at 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180.

Community members may stop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the project from knowledgeable airport staff, and view a series of displays describing the details of the reconstruction project and the environmental analysis.

For more information, please contact acp.projects@wcaa.us.

Source: Detroit Metro Airport

Camilleri announces re-election bid for state rep

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri

In an online video, State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) announced Jan. 3 his bid for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2018.

Camilleri represents Brownstown, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Trenton, and Woodhaven.

“My family raised me to work hard and believe in the promise and possibility of the American Dream, so I went to work to serve our community,” Camilleri said. “Over the last year, I’ve fought for our values in Michigan’s legislature to protect our public schools, invest in our infrastructure, and create an economy where everyone is secure,” he said in the video.

Camilleri will be hosting a campaign kickoff event on Jan. 28 at the Brownstown Events Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

More information about the event can be found here.

–Scott Bolthouse

Huron Valley Ambulance contract extension, Hawthorne Woods subdivision rezoning on the agenda for the Jan. 10 board meeting

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

There are several items on the agenda for the Jan. 10 Board of Trustees meeting.

Among other items is a proposed extension of the Huron Valley Ambulance contract for medical transport service through 2027, and the rezoning of 15 acres of suburban residential property in Hawthorne Woods subdivision to multiple family residential in order to develop 22 additional homes as part of mixed use development.

For more information about the agenda items, visit the township’s civic portal, where you can view an attachment file linked to each item.

The board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 22950 Huron River Drive in New Boston.

Here is the agenda for the Dec. 13 board meeting

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

There are several items on the agenda for the Dec. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.

For more information about agenda items, visit the township’s civic portal, where you can view an attachment file linked to each item.

The board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 22950 Huron River Drive in New Boston.

–Scott Bolthouse