City sells fire truck City council voted to sell the Wayne fire department’s aerial ladder truck to the Inkster Fire Department. They are using an $800,000 grant to pay for it. The city owes just over $800,000 for the truck. “This will be just about revenue neutral,” said Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy. Because Reddy is also the fire chief in Inkster until June 30, Wayne and Westland will still have access to the aerial truck.
Food Bank New Dimensions Food Bank at Abundant Life Church of God has reopened. They will distribute food every Tuesday from 2-3:30pm. The food bank is located at Abundant Life Church, 2100 Hannan Rd. (1 block south of Palmer) in Canton. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan Smitherman at (734) 664-5848 or the church at (734) 722-7688.
James J. Poplin Award Nominations needed for the James J. Poplin Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented by the Wayne Recreation Advisory Board to an individual who is an individual supporter of the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. To qualify for this award the candidate must have spent at least five years in volunteer activities with the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. Nomination forms are due by April 1 and are available at the Wayne Community Center or online at ci.wayne.mi.us. Rocky Horror Picture Show On March 8 the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be back at 11:30 p.m. at the State Wayne Phoenix Theaters. It will feature Wayne’s very own shadow cast from the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society. Tickets are available online at www.phoenixmovies.net.
Dueling Piano Show The Wayne Rotary Club will host a Dueling Piano Party at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Rd., Wayne. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $180 for a table of 10. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to support the Lighted Holiday Parade. Board of Review dates On March 17, 18 and 19, the Board of Review will hear appeals on 2014 assessed value and/or tentative taxable value and/or property classification. The Board will also hear appeals for 2014 Poverty Exemptions. Please call the Finance Department at 734-722-2000 to schedule an appointment.
Site plan approval City council voted 7-0 to approve the site plan for AK Auto Parts, an automotive parts distributor shop that will be located on the corner of Second Street and Forest. The current structure will be removed and a new 5600 sq. ft. building will house the new and used automotive parts. WMHS hosting Spring Fling for the community Wayne Memorial High School is hosting a Spring Fling night for all Wayne Westland Community School students, parents and community members. This free event will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 11 at Wayne Memorial High School, 3001 Fourth Street, Wayne. Come enjoy a Bunny Pancake Dinner, cookie decorating, an obstacle course, music, crafts, games and an Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photos. After the Spring Fling stay for the Wayne Memorial High School performance of Shrek the Musical. Tickets for Shrek can be purchased at the box office of Stockmeyer Auditorium. Tickets are $10.
Help fill Empty Bowls The William D. Ford Career Technical Center and art students at Tinkham Center are hosting an Empty Bowl luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in April 15 at the Career Tech Center on Marquette in Westland. The bowls, designed by students will be available to purchase. Guests can make a donation and enjoy the luncheon prepared by Chef Tony.
Baseball registration The Wayne Baseball Association is looking for baseball and softball players from age 3-18. There will be a one-day registration at Mark Chevrolet, 33200 Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI from 7-8:30 p.m. on March 6. The deadline for registration is March 15. Registration forms at waynebaseballassociation.org.