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          ENTERPRISE Voters decide local millage questions
               THE BELLEVILLE

               Vol. 137, No. 30           Voters throughout the area made their  Northville Township voters approved the  first year.
            Members of the Sumpter     choices at the polls on Tuesday during the  millage by 6,526 YES votes opposed to 1,450  The 1-mill renewal of an expired millage
          Township Board of Trustees   Primary Election.                       NO votes. In the City of Northville, voters  also dedicated to funding the Sumpter
          are expected to hear a pre-     In addition to limiting the candidates to  cast 535 YES votes and 78 NO votes. An esti-  Township Police Department was also
          liminary plan for improve-   move on to the Nov. 8 General Election, vot-  mated $11,195 will be disbursed to the  approved by a total of 1,132 YES votes
          ments at Banotai Park at     ers were asked to approved public safety and  Northville  Township  Brownfield  opposed to 831 NO votes. The millage had
          their next meeting.          library millages in several communities.  Redevelopment Authority, which is revenue  been reduced to .98044 mills.
                          See page 2.                                          from properties located with the district of  Voters also chose Sheena Barnes as the
                                         BELLEVILLE, VAN BUREN, SUMPTER:       that authority.                         Democratic candidate for township treasur-
                                          Voters in these three communities                                            er with 446 votes. Opponent Vincent Warren
                  THE CANTON           approved the levy of 0.6864 on taxable prop-          ROMULUS:                  received 376 votes. Barnes will face
             EAGLE                     erty in geographic boundaries of the       The levy not to exceed 4 mills for 5 years  Republican candidate Bart Patterson in
               Vol. 75, No. 30         Belleville Area District Library. The millage  to fund public safety services including  November.
                                       request is for 15 years, 2022 until 2036 and  police and fire protection in the community
            Canton Police Canine       will provide funds for library operating pur-  was approved by voters who cast 2989 YES    WAYNE COUNTY:
          Hank was honored last week   poses. In Sumpter, 991 voters said NO while  votes. There were 1,069 NO votes. The con-  The Wayne County request to continue a
          by the members of the town-  864 said YES. In Belleville, 4,846 voters cast  tinued levy will be effective from 2024  2021 millage, first authorized by voters in
          ship board of trustees and   YES votes while 3,385 said NO. This millage  through 2028.                      2012 of .9358 mill, or about 94 cents per thou-
          officials with an official reso-  restores the levy that expired in 2021.                                    sand dollars of taxable valuation for another
          lution on his retirement.                                                     SUMPTER TOWNSHIP:              10 years was approved by voters. YES votes
                          See page 3.    NORTHVILLE CITY AND TOWNSHIP:            Voters were asked to approve a 2-mill levy  were reported as 116,528 while NO votes
                                          In both the City and Township of     to fund the township police department and  were 77,487. The revenue from the renewal
                                       Northville, voters approved a renewal of a  renew an expired 1 mill public safety mill-  of the millage will be used to operate the
                THE INKSTER            0.18955 against taxable property to fund the  age. The 2-mill levy will continue for 4 years,  Wayne County juvenile jail or detention facil-
          LEDGER STAR                  library. The renewal is for 10 years, 2023  starting this year and in effect through 2025.  ities and adult penalty options. At least one
          LEDGER STAR

               Vol. 75, No. 30         until 2032 and will be used for general  Voters approved the millage by a total of  tenth of the revenue from the millage must
                                       library operating purposes. The millage will  1,274 YES votes and 695 NO votes.The 2-mill  be used to acquire, build and operated a
             An Inkster man is facing  generate an estimated $524,519 in 2023.  tax will generate an estimated $765,000 the  juvenile offender work/training institution.
          drug and weapons charges
          following a routine traffic
          stop by Dearborn Heights        Good deeds
          police late last month.
                          See page 6.
                                          Annual Whipple award

                  THE NORTHVILLE
             EAGLE                        presented to Malcolms
               Vol. 22, No. 30
            New security equipment          The prestigious Ruth         The Malcolms have been
          is preventing trespassers       Huston-Whipple Award for    dedicated to historic preserva-
          from being exposed to           Civic Engagement was award-  tion of some of the most iconic
          asbestos and other haz-         ed this year to Mark and Patty  and treasured buildings in the
          ardous materials at Legacy      Malcolm.                    city.  They have given countless
          Park.                             The couple, longtime      hours, sweat equity, and mil-
                          See page 5.     Plymouth residents, have been  lions of dollars to this passion
                                          unstinting community support-  and respect for history. In 2007,
                                          ers and historic preservation-  the couple saved a severely
                  THE PLYMOUTH            ists in the city of Plymouth,  dilapidated home, one of the
             EAGLE                        officials said. The award is  oldest in Plymouth, from the
                                                                      wrecking ball. Built circa 1834
                                          presented annually by the city
               Vol. 22, No. 30            commission and is recognition  and commonly referred to as
            The popular Music in the      of exceptional civic and/or  “Pumpkin Hill”, the completed
          Air free weekly concert         philanthropic engagement    restoration became the cover
          series will continue at 7 p.m.  within the City of Plymouth.   story for an HGTV Magazine
          tomorrow, Aug. 5, and contin-     “The Malcolms truly exem-  article on “Copy the Curb
          ue through Sept. 2 at the       plify putting both time and tal-  Appeal” and marked the
          Kellogg Park stage.             ents to work for their commu-  beginning of major residential
                          See page 3.     nity and creating the best ver-  improvements along Adams
                                          sion of Plymouth for future  Street, officials said..
                                          generations to enjoy,” officials  In 2015, the couple pur-
                   THE ROMULUS            said. To be considered for the  chased the circa 1935 U.S. Post
             ROMAN                        award, individuals must     Office and adjacent vacant lot
                                          demonstrate the impact of
                                                                      in downtown Plymouth and
               Vol. 137, No. 30           service to the community,   subsequently adaptively repur-
            Two residents of the          delivered with leadership,  posed the property as a much-
          Creekside neighborhood of       integrity and perseverance,  needed community grocer,
          homes spoke to members of       and should have contributed to  Westborn Market. Retaining
          the Romulus City Council        the economic vitality and/or  much of the original character
          recently about problems at      residential quality of life in  of the building, including the
          their homes.                    Plymouth above and beyond                                Mark and Patty Malcolm were honored with the prestigious Ruth
                          See page 4.     reasonable expectations.           See Whipple, page 3   Huston-Whipple Award by Mayor Nick Marosz, right, Monday.

                  THE WAYNE            Canton awarded $750,000 sidewalk grant
             EAGLE                        Canton Township has been awarded     in the community.                       Governor Gretchen Whitmer. State Sen.

               Vol. 75, No. 30         $750,000 in State of Michigan funding to help  The funds were included in the state  Dayna Polehanki and State Rep. Ranjeev
            Wayne Police Sgt. Matthew  close more than 53.8 miles of sidewalk gaps  2022-2023 budget bill, recently signed by  Puri argued for the funding in Lansing, town-
          Whalen was honored recently                                                                                  ship officials said.
                                                                                                                          Additionally, in the same budget bill, Puri
          at the Detroit Wayne                                                                                         secured an additional $5 million to fund
          Integrated Health Network                                                                                    improvement of Canton roads and pedestri-
          Annual Luncheon and Awards                                                                                   an pathways.
          Ceremony.                                                                                                       “We are so grateful to announce the
                          See page 6.
                                                                                                                       launch of the Sidewalk Gap Program that
                                                                                                                       has been nearly two years in the making,”
                                                                                                                       said Canton Township Supervisor Anne
                  THE WESTLAND                                                                                         Marie Graham-Hudak. “With these funds, we
             EAGLE                                                                                                     will be able to help provide a more connect-

               Vol. 75, No. 30                                                                                         ed and walkable community.”
                                                                                                                          Polehanki added, “The sidewalk doesn't
            Blues, Brews & Barbecue                                                                                    have to end. I am so proud to have helped
          will return to Westland this                                                                                 deliver $750,000 to Canton Township for its
          weekend, Aug. 5 and Aug. 6,                                                                                  Sidewalk Gap Program. Look forward to a
          with award-winning barbe-                                                                                    more walkable Canton.”
          cue cooks, live music, fire-  Celebrating the award of $750,000 to close sidewalk gaps in the township are, from left,  The Sidewalk Gap Program addresses the
          works and the drone light    Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, Treasurer Dian Slavens, State Sen. Dayna    stated goal of the Canton Board of Trustees
          show.                        Polhanki, Trustee Tania Ganguly, Clerk Michael Siegrist, Trustee Sommer Foster, Trustee  to provide quality infrastructure throughout
                          See page 6.  Steve Sneideman, Trustee Kate Borninski and State Rep. Ranjeev Puri.            the township, Hudak added.

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