For Immediate Release | Official Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
 
36300 Warren Road | Westland, Michigan | 48185
Office 734.467.3200 | Fax 734.422.1230

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REVISED This Week in Westland
 July 13, 2019 - July 21 , 2019
Scheduled Upcoming Civic Meetings - Residents are invited to attend the upcoming City meetings. Below is a list of the meetings with their date, time and location: 

Disability Concerns Meeting 
  • The Disability Concerns meeting will take place on Monday, July 15 at 5:30 pm at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. Please click here to see the agenda.
City Council Meeting
  • The City Council meeting will take place on Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. Please click here to see the agenda.
Board of Review Meeting
  • The Board of Review meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 am at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. The Westland Board of Review meets annually in July and December to make corrections to the assessment roll for the current and prior years. The July board meets the Tuesday following the third Monday in July and December meets the Tuesday following the second Monday in December. The board is allowed to make corrections to clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact, changes of Principal Residence Exemptions, Poverty Exemptions, and Disabled Veteran Exemptions. The July and December meetings may not hear appeals from property owners on the true cash value of their property.
Planning Commission Meeting
  • The Planning Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. Please click here to see the agenda.
Zoning Board of Appeals
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 pm at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Road. Please click here to see the agenda.
Library Board Meeting
  • The Library Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm in the Library's Community Meeting Room, 6123 Central City Parkway. Please click here to see the agenda.

Apollo Adventure with Michigan Science Center at Westland Library - on Monday, July 15  at 5:00 pm, 6123 Central City Parkway, Meeting Rooms A and B. Drop in and discover the cosmos through 10 hands-on interactive stations. Participants will use a variety of science and engineering practices to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for space and space exploration. Please visit www.westland.lib.mi.us  for more information.

Gleaners Summer Mobile Pantry at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center - on Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. The Mobile Program provides nutritious, healthy food for 100 families. The mobile pantry includes 30 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Each family also receives healthy recipes and nutrition education. Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center is located at 32150 Dorsey. To learn more, contact dsmith@gcfb.org.

William P. Faust Public Library is hosting Music on the Lawn - on  Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm.  Join us at 6123 Central City Parkway for an outdoor concert with Southern Heat. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets, and enjoy heartfelt country music and some electrified southern and classic rock songs, too. Please visit www.westland.lib.mi.us for more information.

Commodities Distribution at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center - on Thursday, July 18 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 32150 Dorsey. This is only for Westland residents living north of Michigan Avenue. The commodities hotline is 734-595-0366. Please contact Deb Richardson at 734-793-9390 with any questions.

It's Kids Day at The Westland Farmers & Artisans Market - on Thursday, July 18  from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 1901 North Carlson. Join us for children's music, crafts, balloons, story time & goodie bags for the kids! FREE children's book give-away sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Stop by and shop with your favorite vendors from the past and visit the new ones. For more information visit www.westlandfarmersmarket.com.  Shopping at your local farmers market is a great opportunity to eat fresh, flavorful, and nutritious local produce, meet new friends and support your local economy!

William P. Faust Public Library is hosting a Family Movie Matinee - on Friday, July 19  at 1:00 pm, 6123 Central City Parkway. Please join us for a FREE family movie, no registration is required. Movies are rated G or PG and run approximately 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 734-326-6123 for more information. Enjoy the show!

Friday Night Movie at Westland Library - on Friday, July 19 at 6:15 pm, 6123 Central City Parkway, in Meeting Rooms A and B. This week's movie is  Pet Sematary and is rated R. Snacks/refreshments are provided (donations accepted and appreciated). Please visit the library website at www.westland.lib.mi.us for more information.

Jefferson Barns Summer Reading Program - join in any time during summer vacation. This program is for independent readers aged 5-15. Each week, read one or more books and visit Jefferson Barns Reading Room, 32150 Dorsey, to pick a prize from the prize box! Please click here for more details and the Jefferson Barns Reading Room summer hours. 

Summer Reading - continues throughout the summer at the William P. Faust Public Library, 6123 Central City Parkway. The theme this year is "A Universe of Stories."  Everything is FREE all summer long! When kids read over the summer, they fill out a reading log and bring it back to the Library to get prizes. For more information visit www.westland.lib.mi.us or call Caryn Bartone at (734) 326-6123 ext. 2844 or caryn.bartone@westlandlibrary.org.


Meet Up and Eat Up at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center - on Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, 32150 Dorsey Road. Ages 18 and under can enjoy healthy food to fuel your summer. There are also 4-H Club Activities! Please call 734-595-0288 or click here for more information.


**Please note that The William P. Faust Library will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.**



For more information, please call Kathy Suchora at (734) 467-3200

Westland, Michigan is the state's 10th largest municipality, with a population of over 84,000 people who exhibit a great deal of pride in their All-American City.  Westland has a thriving business community along with beautiful residential areas.  The citizens enjoy a wide array of amenities and a quality of life that is second to none.


 

In 2014, Westland was rated as one of 24/7 Wall Street's America's Best 50 Cities to Live, offering residents and visitors an ideal blend of single-family affordable homes, apartments and condominiums, great schools, and access to numerous outdoor activities.  Public safety is delivered by full-service, professional law enforcement and firefighting personnel. Westland Police Department, whose motto is protect and serve, provides emergency dispatch services to four cities and over 100,000 residents; the Westland Fire Department are licensed paramedics who responded to over 9,000 calls for service last year, about 85% being medical based.  They never forget their mission of preserving life and property.


 

Westland is well-known as the premier destination for shopping and dining in Wayne County with hundreds of shops and restaurants anchored by the Westland Shopping Center, one of the country's original four regional malls.


 

Infinite opportunities are available in Westland for the recreation aficionado including, more than 40 parks and 1,500 acres of trails, a 9-hole golf course, hockey arena, athletic fields, playscapes, a Farmers and Artisans Market and more.  One of Michigan's most environmentally friendly cities, Westland has a progressive curbside recycling program with one of the highest participation rates in the nation and the City is raising the bar for cultural experiences with the placement of public art throughout the City.


 

The City is served by two public school districts; Wayne-Westland Community Schools serving 12,000 youth was recently named one of the Best School in Michigan by WXYZ-TV and is the proud recipient of 14 Golden Apple and two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Awards.  Livonia Public Schools, educating nearly 15,000 students, is proud of their MEAP/MME scores that exceed state averages and the District has also earned Golden Apple and Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Awards.

 

The City provides competitive incentives for those who are interested in investing in Westland, making it one of the hottest investment markets in the region.  Our Fast-Track to Business Team, which consists of key decision makers who work diligently on a development plan will "cut the red tape" and expedite the approval process for new business development.


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