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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

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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

YWCA Huron is looking for a part-time caregiver for before, after school programs

YWCA Huron Kids Zone is looking for a motivated individual to join their staff as a before and after school caregiver.

Candidates should have experience working with children and must pass state and federal background checks.

To apply or for more info, contact Nancy Anger at 734-782-2442 ext. 616 or nanger@ywcadetroit.org.

For more info about the YWCA metro Detroit, visit ywcadetroit.org.


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Brose New Boston hosting job fair Jan. 27

Image: Brose New Boston

Brose New Boston is hosting an onsite job fair Jan. 27 at their plant, 23400 Bell Road.

The job fair will run from noon to 4 p.m.

The automotive supplier is looking for professionals, technicians and operators.

For more information on available positions, go to brose.com/jobs-us or email nbo.careers@brose.com.

–Posted by Scott Bolthouse 

Dangerous cold to stick around through the new year

 

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Get used to the arctic chill that has settled into the region.

Forecasters are saying the deep freeze will last through the new year, with temperatures barely budging over the next week.

Actual temperatures will remain in the teens during the day and will dip to near zero degrees at night.

Wind chills will remain at below zero degrees through next week, as well.

The Michigan State Police released information to the public regarding how to stay safe during extreme cold:

  • Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens, gloves, scarf and a warm coat.
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. Take breaks frequently.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
  • Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
  • Weatherproof doors and windows to trap heat inside your home.
  • Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
  • Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, in your kit in case you become stranded.

Expect snow during Monday evening’s rush hour commute

Photo/Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

So far, it looks like Mother Nature is easing us into the winter season.

Snow will move into the region this afternoon and will increase in intensity right in time for the Monday evening rush hour commute.

According to the National Weather Service in Detroit, light snow will spread into southeast Michigan late this morning and into early afternoon with only light accumulations through about 4 p.m.

After 4 p.m., snowfall will increase in intensity, and a general one to three inches of snow will fall into the evening hours.

Motorists are advised to use caution this evening and to plan ahead.

Snow will then taper off by early Tuesday morning.

Source: US National Weather Service Detroit

1 to 3 inches of snow expected this weekend

Downtown New Boston on a snowy day. (Huron Hub file photo)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The first measurable snow is expected to fall this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit.

Snow is expected to begin Friday after midnight and continue through Saturday afternoon.

About 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is possible across southeast Michigan.

The weather service says exact timing and total accumulation is unknown as the precise track of the low pressure system is still up-in-the-air.

Let’s hear your thoughts: are you ready for the white fluffy stuff? Give us your feedback in the comments section of this article or on our Facebook page.