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June 2017 News Briefs

CORRECTION: Retiree health care stipend plan approved A health plan was approved 4-2 by City Council on April 18 to provide City of Wayne retirees with a stipend for health care while reducing city spending. Pre-65 retirees would receive $241.50 per month if single, $508 couple,...

Meet Wayne Main Street Executive Director

How did you learn about Wayne Main Street? Initially I came across the posting and applied for the position not knowing a whole lot about Wayne Main Street.  After applying I was able to do research on both Wayne Main Street and the Main Street model.  I immediately became...

State Rep. Kosowski named legislator of the year

The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) as the League’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award was formally presented to Rep. Kosowski during the League’s annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 21 in Lansing. Rep. Kosowski represents...

Wayne Family Dental serves families

By Carolyn Marnon – You probably pass by the building housing Wayne Family Dental on the corner of Wayne Road and W. Michigan Avenue ever so often.  Get to know the people who operate this fine establishment. Dr. Bhavani Swarna is the owner and dentist of Wayne Family...

LED lights coming to Wayne

City Manager Lisa Nocerini announced at the February 21 City Council meeting that Wayne had received a letter from the Department of the Treasury granting the City over $347,000 to be used specifically to convert the city street lights to LED lighting. Gov. Rick Snyder says $5.1...

Lucky in Love

By Carolyn Marnon – Love stories…there are plenty of them out there, but sometimes they are hard to find.  Luckily, 6 love stories have a Wayne connection. Claudia and Harold Rediske Claudia and Harold Rediske met in the early 1970s.  Claudia worked for a dentist in...

The History of Our City Hall

Darlene Hawley – Early last year an electrical odor permeated Wayne’s City Hall located on Wayne Road on the banks of our Rouge River.  The fire department was called and their investigation discovered the source to be in a ceiling light. But, during the tour of the...