Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sharing Thoughts and Concerns

The residents of West Willow may  share their thoughts and concerns about Transportation  on Monday, April 7th at  the CRC located at 2057 Tyler Rd. The event will be part of the West Willow Women in Action  meeting that will run 6-7pm. The U of M students will be there from 6-6:30pm. Please come out and share in the focus group and make transportation better for our residents. How are you getting around from place to place? What could make it better?

Friday, April 4, 2014

PLANNING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

 A special thanks to those residents, community leaders and supporters who filled the CRC on March17th. There was great input from many concerned residents who want our neighborhood to look better, be better and have a lowering crime rate month after month. Some concerns about the appearance of McCartney/Wiard Rd. fencing and the bike/walk path where addressed with the help of Brenda Stumbo and the Road Commissioner Office who was out and in the area the next day! Possible plans for improvement are definitely being addressed. As reports where read at the meeting one could hear there is a lot going on. The NWWNA board is volunteering a lot of time to meet new goals, address residents concerns and to get more residents involved. They  need  all residents and landlords to become an active member in NWWNA. We encourage you all to step up and help with the many projects that are in progress right now. U of M students and Professor Eric Dueweke are busy working on plans that will give us a big view of how and what we can do to  improve life in West Willow. They met with some residents Saturday, March 29th  to get input about what visibly could be changed. They need your input, so please say YES when you get a call to participant in one of their forums this month being held at the CRC. You may have gotten the flyer they passed out  Sunday asking for residents to meet Saturday, April 5th at 1pm at the CRC to share ideas about  transportation issues. There will be a final report presentation on April 29th from 6-8pm  at New Covenant Baptist Church located at 2345 Tyler Rd. for the residents, supporters and twp. and cty. elected officials. So your input is needed now as they prepare for the 29th.! Please  attend the forum/discussion group on Saturday at 1pm, CRC or to the NWWNA board  asap. Let's not let this opportunity slip by. We need you to step up and show up.
The 1st group of  U of M students who where a part of  Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom (MECC) gave great ideas about our area and about future usage of the old plant property now owned by Racer. Racer Trust was very open to their ideas in 2013 and they continue to keep us informed on what's happening on the property. It would be great to see new  jobs available to West Willow residents.
 We do have opinions and  voices so let's make them known. SPEAK UP and EXPECT changes! We need you to help make change. We need our  twp. and cty.  officials support as we move forward to make West Willow a great place to live.

See list of other "HAPPENINGS" in West Willow:
TELLING IT (an after school program) for 7-9th graders at the CRC starts Thursday, April 3rd at 3:45-5:45pm. and will be every Thursday tell May29th. Contact person  Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel at dmgordon@umich.edu.
WWWIA(west willow women in action)- meet ever 1st Monday of the month at the CRC, 6-7pm. Guest speakers welcomed. Contact Linda at 734.483.8195  Active project now is planning for YPSI PRIDE DAY- May 17th., 9-noon. Meet at the CRC. Sign up now. We need everybody to show up and help beautify our West Willow community. Contact person Joann McCollum - 734.845.7362.
HABITAT- Partnering to buy and rehab homes. Introducing programs to help residents. Weatherization, Veterans, house repairs- in and out,free refrigerators. Contact Shataura Clayborne, 734. 478.6331  
WEST WILLOW SUMMER CAMP- needs your help and financial support. Plans in progess. Contact person Linda, 734.483.8195 and Deb. 734.487.5282.

Linda Mealing
VP NWWNA

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Racer Trust Update

RACER has been working with contractors The Environmental Quality Co. (EQ) and Job Site Services (JSS) and consultant Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Inc.. (CRA) to implement two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) approved remediation activities at the CVO Site (2901 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI).  The large excavation initiated last fall has been completed. The impacted soils were removed from the site and the excavation has been substantially backfilled. This work was completed in mid January 2014.  Work remaining to be completed this spring includes restoration of the grass and asphalt in the excavation area.  A second excavation was initiated in December near the building on site.  This excavation has also been completed and backfilled.   Follow up activities to be completed this spring include segregation of excavated material and disposal.
Please direct all questions and concerns to RACER Trust toll free at 1-855-722-3741.

Friday, March 14, 2014

NWWNA Meets Monday, March 17, 2014

Please come out to the monthly meeting of the NEW WEST WILLOW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (NWWNA). We meet the 3rd. Monday of every month. The meeting starts at 7pm at the Community Resource Center (CRC- 2057 Tyler Rd., right behind the covered bus stop). There will be representatives from the Township Board to give  updates, the fire dept.,and a  police with updated report on activities. Some topics to be discussed are: AAATA and upcoming millage/bond, the new project between Habitat and West Willow  and how to get involved in YPSI PRIDE.  You ask WHAT'S THAT?
COME OUT AND BRING A NEIGHBOR
BE AN INFORMED RESIDENT OF WEST WILLOW
LET'S BUILD A SAFE COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONE

See you Monday (17th) at 7pm at the CRC.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Willow Women in Action (WWWIA)

Please come out and join other women of West Willow, Gault Village and Sugarbrook on March 3rd.,at 6-7:15pm at the CRC( 2057 Tyler Rd.). This group is know as WWWIA and we meet the 1st Monday of each month for fellowship, support, for planning of ways to support the NWWNA and connect with surrounding neighborhoods. There will be light refreshments at all meetings and guest speakers are welcomed. Contact Linda Mealing at 734.483.8195 to schedule.


Friday, January 17, 2014

RACER TRUST UPDATE



RACER, along with their contractor The Environmental Quality Co. (EQ) and consultant Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Inc.. (CRA) are continuing to implement the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) approved remediation activities at the CVO Site (2901 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI).  The work over the past two weeks has included excavation, conditioning and offsite disposal of impacted soils.  The conditioning of impacted soils involves mixing chemicals into the soil to breakdown the target compounds (volatile organic compounds (VOCs)) to more innocuous compounds.  Off-Site disposal of conditioned soils continued  over the last two weeks.  251 truckloads of soil have been removed from the site, totaling an estimated 12,100 tons.  Perimeter air monitoring levels have been significantly below actions levels established in the MDEQ and EPA approved work plan.   Please direct all questions and concerns to RACER Trust toll free at 1-855-722-3741.


RACER, along with their contractor The Environmental Quality Co. (EQ) and consultant Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Inc.. (CRA) are continuing to implement the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) approved remediation activities at the CVO Site (2901 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI).  The work since the last update (submitted on December 9, 2013 by Beth Landale) has continued to include excavation, conditioning and offsite disposal of impacted soils.  Limited activities were completed between December 24, 2013 through January 7, 2014. 
The excavation of material is complete.  Backfilling and final restoration activities are expected to be completed over the next two weeks.   Perimeter air monitoring levels have been significantly below actions levels established in the MDEQ and EPA approved work plan.  Please direct all questions and concerns to RACER Trust toll free at 1-855-722-3741.





TELLING IT PROGRAM

The Telling It Program will be starting late this semester.  It will begin on Thursday March 20, 2014.  This is due to a Telling It pilot program being run at Ypsilanti Community Middle School beginning January 30th.  Hope to see everyone in March. The time will be 3:45-5:45pm at the Community Resource Center (CRC), 2057 Tyler Rd., Ypsilanti. Contact person Linda Mealing - 734.483.8195

Sunday, January 5, 2014

WEST WILLOW WOMEN IN ACTION (WWWIA)

The group will not meet this month. But please come out on Feb. 3rd. to the CRC (2057 Tyler) at 6-7pm and join us. Let's start making plans for the new year and how we can impact our community. For more information about this group please contact an officer of the NWWNA. Refer to the contact page. Thanks.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!