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Posted on: February 21, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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In 1864- Ypsilanti's Black community is bound by blood to one of the most iconic events in in the history of the Black freedom struggle. 
Five Ypsilanti men were participants in the event depicted here, made famous in modern times through...
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Posted on: February 20, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

Emancipation Day

In the social and political life of African American Ypsilanti, no day was more important than the First of August, Emancipation Day, the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in North America. Ypsilanti’s deep ties to Ca...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING

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PUBLIC NOTICE

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING

 

The Ypsilanti Human Relations Commission will hold a Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers at 1 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 19, 2024

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Water Shutoff on High St. from N Park to Grove St on Feb 21st

Construction Notice

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, the water main will be temporarily shut off between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, affecting residences and businesses on High St. from N Park to Grove St. You may temporarily lose water pressure for a short time.

High St/N. Park S...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

In recognition of Black History Month

First Ward All Black School

Did you know that Ypsilanti’s New Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 407 S. Adams St., was originally built as a school for African-American students?  The First Ward School closed in 1919 after more than 50 years of operating in the ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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Second Baptist Church-

Located at the corner of Catherine and Hamilton, the Second Baptist Church began in the year of 1860 and is the second oldest black church in Ypsilanti.

Argus. August 31, 1888. Ann Arbor Public Library.     ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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A map locating Ypsilanti African American households (red), businesses (blue) and domestic servants (green) based on the 1910 Polk’s Directory of Washtenaw County. The area between First Avenue and Hamilton was largely given over to orchards, worked in by...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: NO DELAY for Curbside Collections, Monday, 2/19/2024

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There will be no delay in curbside trash or recycling pick up for President's Day, Monday, February 19. Please place your items to the curb by 6 AM on your regular collection day.

City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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On Saturday, June 8, 2019, City Clerk, now City Manager, Andrew Hellenga, sworn in Ken Hobbs, as the first African American Fire Chief of the City of Ypsilanti Fire Department (YFD) after serving as Interim Chief since January 2019. Chief Hobbs have serve...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

In recognition of Black History Month

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John Anderson was born Edmund and enslaved by the Sullivan family (namesakes of Sullivan, Missouri) when he made his escape as a young man in the early 1850s. John headed for Canada, but ended up here in Washtenaw at first living on the Rowe farm near Man...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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Albert Prince (A.P.) Marshall, son of Early and Mary Bland Marshall, was born September 5, 1914 in Texarkana, Texas and raised in Oklahoma. He graduated from Missouri’s Lincoln University in 1939 with a bachelor’s degree in library science and ea...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Prospect Rd Detour Feb 20th

Construction Notice

Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority will close Prospect Road at Thomas to through traffic from Holmes Rd and East Forest Ave for a sanitary main repair on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, and projected to last throughout the day.

Traffic Detour Routes:&am...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 28, 2024

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: February 21, 2024 Planning Commission

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Public Hearing Notice

City of Ypsilanti Planning Commission

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7:00 pm

Ypsilanti City Hall

1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

A public hearing will be held by the Ypsilanti Planning Commission at their regular February 21, 2024 meetin...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 13, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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Mattie Dorsey ran for local office four times without success, before finally winning an election to City Council in 1975 by 64 votes, becoming the first African American woman to do so.

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

In Recognition of Black History Month

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Carter G. Woodson was the second African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard, after W.E.B. Du Bois. Known as the "Father of Black History," Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African American history and lobbied exten...

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Posted on: February 11, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

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Crunchy O’s

by Desiraé Simmons

 

She walked up the stairs.

Regally.

With the Crunchy O’s

cereal bag

perched upon her crown,

back straight,

steps purposeful,

carrying sustenance 

like her ancestors.

How did she know?

She played in the dirt.

She felt it...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 10, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

In recognition of Black History Month

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Lois Allen-Richardson became the first Black woman appointed Mayor in the city's history in 2020.

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month

Nicole Brown

The City of Ypsilanti has elected a black woman Mayor for the first time in city history. Nicole Brown received 76% of the vote in defeating non-partisan challenger Amber Fellows and Libertarian Mark Alan King.

Allen Richardson made history of her own when...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Honoring February as Black History Month

Black History Month

National Black History Month

WHEREAS, Black History Month is a national effort to accord official recognition to the heritage of African Americans and the many contributions made to the development of America and the American way of life;...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Washtenaw County hosting its Second Annual Small Business and Procurement Fair on March 15th

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WASHTENAW COUNTY TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS AND PROCUREMENT FAIR ON MARCH 15TH, 2024

 The 2024 Small Business Fair is designed to connect the new and start-up entrepreneurs with the resources to help them launch their business successful...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

City of Ypsilanti Newsletter - February

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It's February, signifying that this month's City of Ypsilanti Newsletter is now available! This issue has information on new hires & promotions in the city, early voting information, the Contemporary Drawing Exhibition at Riverside A...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Ward 2 Vacancy Candidates

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Patrick McLean was appointed as the Ward 2 City Council Member (1/25/2024)

 

Ward 2 Candidates to be interviewed on January 18, 2024

The top three candidates chosen by City Council to interview on January 18th are Benjamin Connor Barrie, Jason Keech...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Early Voting Public Information Event on February 13th

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An Early Voting public information event held by the Washtenaw County Election Commission will occur on February 13th, 2024, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (4135 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48108). Light refreshments wil...
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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 30, 2024

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: February 6, 2024 City Council Meeting

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For publication January 30, 2024

Public Hearing Notice

City of Ypsilanti City Council

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

 

The City of Ypsilanti City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the 7:00 p.m. regular meeting of...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 30, 2024

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: February 6, 2024 City Council Meeting

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For publication January 30, 2024

 

Public Hearing Notice

City of Ypsilanti City Council

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 

The City of Ypsilanti City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the 7:00 p.m. regular ...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 30, 2024

The Air Conditioner Assistance Program waitlist will open again on 2/20/24

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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Air Conditioner Assistance Program waitlist will open again on February 20th, 2024 at noon. A link to the waitlist application will be added to the Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development websit...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Registration for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary

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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE 

ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY

FEBRUARY 27, 2024

 

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF City of Ypsilanti:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of City of Ypsilanti who is not already registe...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Election Commission Special Meeting

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: City Council Virtual Access

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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City Council Meeting – VIRTUAL ACCESS

 

 

The Ypsilanti City Council will hold an In-person/Virtual Hybrid Meetin...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Domino’s awards $25,000 in grants for Ypsilanti

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THANK YOU!-Residents voted to nominate the City of Ypsilanti for Plowing for Pizza. 

Read the entire press release here.

We were selected as one of twenty cities in the United States to be awarded $25,000 in snow plowing grants—m...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Voter ID Cards "Return Service Requested"

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Voter ID Cards "Return Service Requested"

Due to our precinct consolidation, a large batch of Voter ID cards were recently mailed to voters. The cards say “return service requested,” and voters have called confused, thinking t...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: January 9, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE Radon Test Kits Available starting January 10th

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Radon Testing kits are on sale for ONLY $5.00 during January and February 2024. The regular price is $10.00; starting January 10th, you can pick them up at the Clerk's Office and through the remainder of the year.

Update: As of January 17, radon t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE: Finalists have been selected for the City Manager search

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Andrew Hellenga was selected to serve the role of City Manager for the City of Ypsilanti.

 Contact: Amy Cell, Founder & President (734) 657-0370 

Finalists Selected for the City of Ypsilanti City Manager Search

After a thorough review o...

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Posted on: January 1, 2024

City of Ypsilanti Newsletter - January 2024

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The City of Ypsilanti Newsletter for January 2024 is now available: https://cvcpl.us/6r5wwsN

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Administrative Offices Holiday Closure

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

CITY OF YPSILANTI

City Administrative Offices will be closed for the Winter Holiday from December 25th to January 2nd. The standard business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, at 8:00 AM.

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Voting Precinct Consolidation

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Starting with the Presidential Primary Election in February 2024, Ward 2 Precincts 1-3 are consolidating as well as Ward 3 Precincts 2-3. Anyone who was part of Ward 2 Precincts 2 or 3 is now part of Ward 2 Precinct 1, and anyone who was part of Ward 3 Pr...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Early Voting with the Presidential Primary

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Early Voting is in effect starting with the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary!

In 2024, Michigan voters will be asked to cast their ballots during 3 major elections. For the first time ever this February, all voters will be given the opportunity to ca...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: FOREST ST BRIDGE

Forest Bridge Ped Pathway Diagram highlighting ped path location on south side of bridge.

The Forest Street Bridge is open to traffic for the winter! A protected pathway has been provided on the south side of the bridge for pedestrians, as sidewalks will be completed in Spring 2024.  The intersection of Rice and Forest is also open to...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Department of Public Services Closure

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

For questions and concerns regarding department services, please call (734) 483-1421 (8 AM - 3 PM) or visit www.cityofypsilanti.com/dps.

Compost passes, bulk item & trash stickers an...

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City of Ypsilanti News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Snow and Ice Enforcement

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ATTENTION

TO ALL CITY OF YPSILANTI PROPERTY OWNERS

 

The city’s snow ordinance and abatement procedures go into effect on October 16, 2023.  Please be advised of the following:

 

  1. Snow must be removed from sidewalks and park...
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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 27, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: NO DELAY for Curbside Collections, Monday, 2/19/2024

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There will be no delay in curbside trash or recycling pick up for President's Day, Monday, February 19. Please place your items to the curb by 6 AM on your regular collection day.

Trash, Recycling & Other Waste
Posted on: October 23, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Department of Public Services Closure

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

For questions and concerns regarding department services, please call (734) 483-1421 (8 AM - 3 PM) or visit www.cityofypsilanti.com/dps.

Compost passes, bulk item & trash stickers an...

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Trash, Recycling & Other Waste