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Future of Wayne Community Center

  By Jenny Johnson – In a 4-2 vote Wayne City Council decided to close the REC and ice arena at the Wayne Community Center. The ice arena will close effective May 5 and the Patrick J. Norton Recreation and Exercise Club will close effective June 30. Other closings...

Wayne becomes Main Street Community

By Jenny Johnson – The city got good news from Lansing. Gov. Rick Snyder announced three communities were selected to Select Level of the Michigan Main Street program. In addition to Wayne the cities of Three Rivers and Grayling were also chosen by the Michigan State...

City asks state for help with budget

Help could be on the way. City Council voted 5-2 to have the administration contact the Office of Fiscal Responsibility with the State of Michigan. This is an interim step before bringing in an emergency financial manager. This does not mean Wayne is hiring an emergency financial...

Serving lunch to those who serve

By Jenny Johnson – They eagerly stood at the door waiting to greet their guests. The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic Church was excited to welcome the Wayne Police and Wayne-Westland Fire Department to their school for the second annual “Bagged Lunch.” Even with being...

Wayne resident competes in Death Race

By Jenny Johnson – Jason Hood doesn’t have a death wish but he is competing in the Death Race.  Billed as part Survivor and part Jackass the 48-70 hour outdoor race will start on June 27 in the woods in Vermont. “I found out just searching different obstacle races online...

Ripple Effect earns Wayne the state’s coveted Main Street designation

Wayne, MI— Governor Snyder announced today that Wayne has earned the state’s coveted Main Street Select Level designation, which will give the city five years of intensive aid to revitalize the downtown. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), tasked with making...

Visioning Sessions Jumpstart Development of Wayne’s Financial Future

Moe than 60 residents, businesses and City officials kicked it into high gear to identify short-term solutions for Wayne’s financial future. Jim Ghedotte, Finance Director, presented information and Fire Chief Michael Reddy provided clarification relative to the fire department’s...

City to contact Office of Fiscal Responsibility

NEWS UPDATE:  Tonight in a 5-2 vote City Council voted to have the administration contact the Office of Fiscal Responsibility with the State of Michigan. This is not the same as bringing in an emergency financial manager. The Office of Fiscal Responsibility will help the city...

City hires budget consultant

In a 7-0 vote city council agreed to hire a budget consultant to help prepare the 2014-15 city budget. Vincent Pastue will assist Interim City Manager Ramzi El-Gharib with preparing the budget and making decisions on how to eliminate the estimated $2 million budget deficit....

Demolition paves way for McDonalds

By Jenny Johnson – The former Rex’s Restaurant on the corner of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue was demolished last month. The empty corner will soon host the golden arches. McDonald’s has pulled all of their construction permits and construction will soon start. They plan...