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January 2022 NEWS BRIEFS

Posted On 08 Jan 2022
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Wayne Fire
Department Promotions
Wayne Fire Department announced new promotions to Captains and Lieutenants. Congrat- ulations to Captain Jason Reeves, Captain Troy Marlewitz. Lieutenant Cullen McKee, and Lieutenant Jeremy Tima.

New Police Officers
Officers Andrew Marra and James Serman were officially sworn in as Police Officers for the Wayne Police Department at the first City Council meeting of December.
At the second City Council meeting in December, Officer Scott Bouchie, was sworn in as a Police Officer for the City of Wayne Police Department. Officer Bouchie filled a vacant and previously budgeted position. Police Chief Strong met now Officer Bouchie when Bouchie was taking a criminal justice class that Chief Strong teaches at Ferris State University School of Criminal Justice. Chief Strong was impressed with Bouchie’s professionalism, integrity, and down to earth communication style, and Chief Strong encouraged Bouchie to apply.

$500,000 for Goudy
Park improvements
Michigan State Representative Kevin Coleman presented the City of Wayne with a check in the amount of $500,000 dollars for Goudy Park Amphitheater improvements. Coleman called the amphitheater “a jewel of the community…it’s a great spot to hang out, especially in the spring and summer.” State Representative Coleman also thanked State Senator Dayna Polehanki for securing these funds.
If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Wayne’s Representative Coleman, please call his office (517) 373-2576. You can also reach him at his personal cell phone (734) 751-6321.

Free credit
report available
Members of Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union can now receive a free credit report on the last Friday of every month. Visit with member representatives in the lobby for all the details.

Take off the
pounds sensibly
The Welcome mat is out at TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit international organization known simply as TOPS. It is a support group that encourages a positive attitude while losing weight with focus on improvement not perfection. Weekly weigh-ins are private and the scale goes up to 500 pounds. There is a brief business meeting followed by a program to motivate and inspire losses each week. There are also contests and awards for losses both at the chapter level and nationally. The Westland Chapter has been proud to have several state award winners honored for their losses. Members receive a bi-monthly magazine with helpful information, healthy recipes, inspiring success stories and much more. TOPS meets at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 555 S. Wayne Road, Westland 48186. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings with weigh-ins at 6:20 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. and meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chapter dues are $7.00 a month and national dues are $32.00 per year. You are welcome to visit a meeting at no cost and see for yourself what TOPS does. If you need more information contact Rosalie at (734) 728-0299.

Become a member of the Wayne Historical Society
Want or need to broaden your knowledge of Wayne’s amazing history? Join the Wayne Historical Society to help keep Wayne’s history alive for future generations. Dues are $15 yearly or you can obtain a lifetime membership for $150.

Safe exchange zone
The Wayne Police Department is proud to announce and display its new “Safe Exchange Zone” in the front parking lot. The Safe Exchange Zone is designated parking for exchanging items that you purchase or sell online. The Safe Exchange Zone can also be used for child custody exchanges. This area is under 24/7 video surveillance and was created to offer a peace of mind to the parties involved.
Wayne Police Officers may not participate or act as an official witness in the transactions, nor are they available for legal advice or to settle civil or pricing disputes between parties involved in the transactions at this location.