TOWNSHIP LIBRARY PROJECT MAKES IT INTO HOUSE FY2022 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Township Library Officials learned late last week that their "Community Project Funding" request for $500k has made it out of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and into the House FY2022 Appropriations Bill. The Bill still needs to be ratified by both the House and Senate which is not expected until late this year. Things could change in the Bill, but it's important to acknowlege the significance of the Library's request making it out of the Committee and into the Bill.
Here is a link to the completed list of all "Community Funded Projects" in the Bill. https://appropriations.house.gov
It must be stated that only 10 projects can be selected for consideration and that not all ten will be successfully funded. For more information go to http://letsbuildalibrary.org/news/township-library-project-makes-it-into-house-fy2022-appropriations-bill/
For assistance in dealing with the Gypsy Moth egg masses visit https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/Gypsy+Moth+Webinar+-+February+23%2C+2021/1_el6ta3ub . Also the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for invasive species https://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68002_71241-379403--,00.html There are videos on youtube of people wrapping duct tape and/or burlap around the base of the trees to stop the female caterpillars from crawling up the trees. Others have used a bacteria (Bacillus Thuringiensis) insecticide/pesticide treatment to spray around the ground base of the tree. Youtube also has videos on properly removing and disposal of the larva/egg masses.
Need help paying your winter heating bills, call 211 for assistance or go to their website https;//www.mi211.org/
CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 IS LISTED BELOW.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Senior Program Activities have been reopened at the Senior Center in the Township Offices. Please contact Marie May at (248) 628-3388 for a list of the programs for assistance.