News And Upcoming Events
NEW 2017 VIDEO TOUR OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY
Livingston County government is pleased to present a 2017 Video Tour of Livingston County that showcases the advantages of living, working and playing in our County Community!
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MOOT) is implementing new Flex Route technology to manage congestion and improve safety along US-23 in Washtenaw and Livingston counties between M-14 and just south of M-36.
Michigan's first Flex Route will use a lane control system comprised of overhead signs, cameras, and electronic message boards mounted on large gantries. The system will manage freeway traffic more efficiently during peak hours by opening and closing the median shoulder to traffic. This will promote safety by providing drivers with advance notice of delays and incidents ahead.
When Will This Be Done?
Construction started in November 2016, with the goal to complete the project by the end of 2017.
For up-to-date information on this project, go to www.michigan.gov/drive or download the free Mi Drive app from iTunes and Google Play.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH - LOCAL AUTHORS FAIR AT HAMBURG TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Hamburg Township Library is hosting a Local Authors Fair on Saturday, November 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet and chat with over 20 local authors; discuss their books, as well as their writing and publishing process; purchase books and get them signed. Open to all ages and genres. No registration or entrance fee required. Questions? Call the Library at 810-231-1771.
10/10/2017 - Project Update from Washtenaw County Board of Public Works
View printable .pdf of update letter
Chain of Lakes Project update:
(The Chain of Lakes Project includes: Little Portage, Portage, Whitewood, Base Line, Tamarack, Gallagher, Loon/Long, Zukey, and Strawberry lakes.)
Washtenaw County’s Board of Public Works passed a resolution in September setting the Chain of Lakes project assessment to 50% of the original approved amount. The reduction in the assessment is due to the permit requirements that were unable to be met in a timely fashion. The delay was due to unforeseen circumstances unique for this project including: notification of downstream water intakes for municipal water supplies, endangered species identified in the project area, and increased scrutiny from the fact the permit was for whole lake treatments over 4 years.
Going forward, the permits for 2018 will be issued early in the year. A spring meeting will occur to provide some expectations for 2018 based on the severity of the winter, and get feedback from residents about the project. Regular updates to the project’s website will provide residents in the district with details as to what activities are to be expected in 2018 and when they’ll occur. Please go the website found at www.ewashtenaw.org/publicworks under the Lake Improvement Projects - Chain of Lakes Project. We are anticipating the 2018 winter assessment amount will return to the amount originally approved by the Washtenaw County BPW.
For questions or comments please contact Jeff Krcmarik at 734-222-6865 or Jonathan Pelukas at 734-222-3827
Fall 2017 Burning Season Runs October 1st through November 30th
The Burn Season has opened as of October 1st and will run through November 30th. If you have questions please contact the Fire Marshal, Jordan Zernick, at 810-222-1105.
Hamburg Residents Needed to Model for Portrait Group
The Portraiteers of the Hamburg Senior Center are looking for residents who would like to have their portrait done. The only requirement: you must sit fairly still for 20 minutes at a time (you get several 10 minute breaks) and be available Fridays, 12:30 to 3 PM. Models receive a $35 fee The artists work in a variety of media, and if one of the portraits are interesting to you, you can work something out with the artist. So if you are interested, contact Chris at the Senior Center and she will take down your contact info. Phone: 1.810.231.1000 Ext. 225
LIVINGSTON COUNTY EMS NOTIFICATION SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE
Livingston County Emergency Management has a system in place to notify the community of critical information like tornadoes and other severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations and other emergencies that may endanger the public. They are asking that all residents sign up for this service.
Direct link to the sign-up page - https://member.smartmsg.com/index/453003085615617#/login
Link to Livingston County Emergency Management information page - https://www.livgov.com/emergencymanagement/Pages/livalert.aspx
Please share these links with your neighbors. The more people signed up for this notification the safer our community will be. Thanks!
Deputy Chief / Training Officer
Hamburg Township Fire Department
Updated October 23, 2017