Monday, February 25, 2013
Hile Design won "Best of Show" for its online marketing video promoting Scio Township's parks and businesses.
Monday, February 25
Hile Design, LLC, a local advertising company in Scio Township, was recently awarded a Gold ADDY award in the category of Elements of Advertising: Visual – Animation or Special Effects for its “Open Doors” video promoting Scio Township The winners of the 2013 District 6 ADDY Awards were announced on Feb. 8, at the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the ADDY Awards select and promote the best of advertising and its practitioners. This year, entries included submissions from leading ad agencies and creative firms in the greater Flint and Ann Arbor regions. Hile Design created the animated video for Scio Township’s Economic Development Action Committee. The video serves as a …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The township will install nine outdoor sirens to warn residents of environmental or man made hazards.
Almost one year after a devastating EF3 tornado ripped through parts of the Dexter area, Scio Township officials have decided to invest in nine outdoor warning sirens. Township Supervisor E. Spaulding Clark said the township contracted with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Emergency Services department in fall 2012 for the sirens and is currently working to determine the best location for installing the equipment. "We have one siren near Jackson and Baker roads that's been there for about 10 years," he said. "Unfortunately you don't really think about (adding more sirens) until it's too late." Clark said the township is paying roughly $87,500 for the purchase and installation of five sirens, and a grant from the sheriff's department will pay…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A public meeting to provide input for long-term development in the township is scheduled for Nov. 19.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Scio Township officials are seeking public input to help guide the future development of parks and recreational areas in the township. A community input meeting will be held to develop the township's Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. The meeting will be held on Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Scio Township Hall on Zeeb Road. The master plan is a five-year plan the township can use to apply for state and federal grants. The master plan will include projected plans for parks, trails, and open space in Scio. The township recently received a $200,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund to help preserve open space in the community. Those unable to attend the meeting can provide comments through the remainder of the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The township purchased 33.4 acres with a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Scio Township’s Land Preservation Program recently purchased its first property for a nature preserve in the township. The property is located on the west side of Baker Road north of Marshall Road and surrounds the Dexter Gardens nursery and garden center. It consists of woods, wetlands and frontage on Mill Creek, which is a natural river. The property is 33.4 acres in size and will be named the Sloan Preserve in honor of Louis and Augusta Sloan, who purchased the parent parcel in 1965. Purchase of the property was made possible by a $200,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Scio Township’s land preservation millage contributed $33,400 and a matching amount was provided by the Washtenaw County Parks Natural Area …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Since being evicted from the tent city in Scio Township, organizers are looking for a new home in Ann Arbor.
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- Daniel Lai
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SCIO TWP. — The search for a new home for dozens of homeless Washtenaw County residents is underway. According to Ann Arbor.com, plans are progessing to establish a new location for the former Camp Take Notice, a homeless tent community on Wagner Road in Scio Township. On June 24, Camp Take Notice was ordered to close, leaving roughly 70 people without a place to live. Of those 70, about 40 people had been given one-year rent subsidies through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, according to Ann Arbor.com. Three locations — one inside city borders and two outside Ann Arbor city limits — are being discussed as potential places for the new camp. Read the complete story on Ann Arbor.com.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The interactive site features an updated user interface, business, and government information.
Scio Township residents have a new way to request city services with the click of a mouse. The township revealed its brand new website, www.sciotownship.org, during a site launch party on Tuesday. "This is a product of our Economic Advisory Committee the township set up four years ago to see what we could do as a township to be readily available and business friendly," supervisor E. Spaulding Clark said. "It was decided pretty early that our website needed an upgrade." The new site includes links to government listings, including the Planning Commission's site map and code of ordinances; a resource list for local businesses; and information about Board of Trustee meetings, among other features. Clark said the launch of the website was made…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Two Trail Wagon Runabout utility vehicles were removed from the property on Jackson Road.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Tractor Supply Co. in Scio Township that occured Monday. According to a press release, deputies were dispatched to the business, located at 7251 Jackson Road, around 2 a.m. in response to a reported burglary alarm. Upon arrival, the deputies discovered an unknown individual had cut the cable securing products stored outside the store and removed a Trail Wagon Runabout light utility vehicle, according to the report. About an hour and a half after deputies were at the scene, they were sent back when the same exterior alarm was set off again. Deputies discovered a second utility vehicle of the same model was removed from the property. Both of the Trail Wagon Runabout …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Poll workers in Dexter and Scio townships are reporting less than 25 percent turnout as of Tuesday morning.
Updated at 2 p.m.: Voter turnout at the polls continues to be light. Webster Township Clerk Mary Dee Heller said as of this afternoon, 388 ballots have been cast at the township's three precincts. In comparison, during the August 2008 primary, the township had a total of 406 ballots. Polling sites in the Dexter area were relatively calm Tuesday morning during the state's primary election, with coordinators at polling stations in Dexter and Scio townships noting that voter turnout had been low since opening at 7 a.m. Darryl Albright, election coordinator for Scio Township Precinct 1, said only about 48 registered voters cast ballots since polls opened at the Dexter Senior Center on Tuesday. "We're getting about 16 an hour," he said. "We …
Monday, July 30, 2012
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Jonathon Lee Aiden will stand trial for his suspected involvement in a burglary and homicide at a Scio Township auto dealership in 2006.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathon Lee Aiden, 32, whom they believe is involved with a robbery and murder that occurred at a Pontiac Buick GMC dealership on Jackson Road in Scio Township in 2006. Aiden is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on open murder charges with no bond, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. He will appear in district court on July 31. Derrick Jackson, community outreach coordinator for the sheriff's office, said Aiden was officially charged with homicide in November 2011. He has been in prison in Florida for burglary charges and was just extradited to Michigan this weekend. A second suspect, Shane Noel Roscoe, was convicted of felony murder, safe breaking, breaking and …