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Anti-Racism Plan Adopted  

 

In its October 14th City Commission meeting, the Huntington Woods City Commission approved an Anti-Racism Plan to guide the City forward in efforts to expand its commitment to build equity, promote anti-racism and to make Huntington Woods a warm and welcoming city.

 

In response to the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, the City issued a statement on June 2nd condemning acts of racial injustice and aggression, and renewed its commitment to build justice, fairness and peace for all. The Anti-Racism Plan is the next step by the City to enact that commitment by identifying action items that are measurable, specific and attainable.

 

"It is not enough to simply claim we are not racist," says Mayor Robert Paul. "We must work toward eradicating fear and turmoil, and ensure that Huntington Woods is a warm and welcoming city for all."

 

The Anti-Racism Plan advocates for reviewing and revising existing policies to make them more equitable, and creating new policies and programs to promote an anti-racist perspective and expand opportunities to end institutional oppression.

 

The Plan has three main goals: Learning & Recognition, Community Relations and Public Policy. It contains programs and initiatives to be carried out at City Hall, the Library, Parks and Recreation and Public Safety, addressing all three goals in detail in every programming area. A copy of the plan is available here.

 

A committee of dedicated residents working with City administration created the plan during the summer, with a desire to build anti-racist programming throughout the city and have its effects felt beyond city limits.  

     

Communication Survey

 

The City's Communication Committee is conducting a survey to assess the City's communication effectiveness and determine how best to meet residents' needs. The online survey is at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HWcomms920. Residents who prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey can request one from City Manager Amy Sullivan at asullivan@hwmi.org or 248.581.2632. The survey closes on November 5th. One survey per person please.
     

Halloween Safety Tips

 

While Halloween is not a City-sponsored event, we would like to make recommendations on how to safely enjoy trick-or-treating this year.

  1. Mask up. This includes trick-or-treaters older than 2 and supervising adults.
  2. Consider placing candy in a bowl on the porch or a chair -- some oversight might be necessary to control the candy.
  3. Only trick-or-treat with members of your household or persons in your "bubble".
  4. Avoid going door-to-door in clusters.
  5. Take sanitizer for occasional use.
  6. Rethink indoor gatherings. Although groups of 10 can gather indoors, where there are groups there is an increased risk of spreading the virus.

November 3, 2020 Election Information

If a ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election was requested, ballots will be mailed near the end of September 2020.  If you did not request a ballot and would like to vote absentee, please visit www.mi.gov/vote or www.hwmi.org to obtain and complete an application.  It can be emailed to cityclerk@hwmi.org or dropped off to City Hall.  Ballots will be available to pick up in person starting September 24, 2020.  ID required.  Starting September 24, 2020 due to COVID-19, all election related business will be conducted at the Gillham Recreation Center in the multi-media room to ensure proper social distancing and safety measures are followed. 

Look for the official election blue and white ballot envelope in your mailbox coming soon!

 For an easy and secure return of your ballot, please utilize the drop boxes located on the west side of City Hall along the curb, the east side City Hall vestibule accessible twenty four hours a day, and the newly installed drop box located near the front of the Gillham Recreation Center on Scotia Road.  All boxes are secure and checked daily. 

Due to the continued concerns with the USPS, the City of Huntington Woods has purchased a tracking system for all outgoing and returning ballots.  If a phone number or email was provided on your absentee voter application, you will receive a notice once your ballot enters the postal service also providing a tracking number to ensure proper delivery.  If you are not sure if you provided a number or email on your application, please contact the City Clerk by emailing cityclerk@hwmi.org or call 248-581-2638 to update your record.   You can also visit www.mi.gov./vote to check the status of your absentee ballot application, issuance or the receiving of ballot by the City Clerk. 

Please contact  cityclerk@hwmi.org or 248-581-2638 with questions or concerns regarding the upcoming November 3, 2020 election.   

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