Tag Archives: Shovelgate

What I remember of the MarkMaynard.com 10th anniversary party

I want to thank everyone who showed up last Saturday for the 10th anniversary party at Woodruff’s. I especially want to thank those folks who I didn’t get an opportunity to speak with in person. As well over 100 people showed up over the course of the evening, I just didn’t have an opportunity to […]

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Ypsilanti caves, waives snow removal fees

The following comes from the Ypsi Citizen: After an investigation into the snow abatements issued in January, the city of Ypsilanti will not be collecting any money from residents. April McGrath, Ypsilanti administrative services manager, said she came to the conclusion Thursday that the city had not notified all the properties that had snow removed […]

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Shovelgate: City Hall edition

The following post is going to be extremely uninteresting to the majority of the audience, who, I’m sure, could care less about the intricacies of snow removal policy in a small, struggling midwestern town. For those of you who fall into that category, I give you this link to an article about an asteroid the […]

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Ypsi Shovelgate: Meltdown Edition

For those of you not following the conversation that developed in the comments section after my last post on the Shovelgate controversy, a lot has happened. It’s really too much to cram into a single post, but here, as I understand it, is the gist of it. 348 people were sent bills from the Building […]

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Ypsilanti Shovelgate

Apparently a lot my friends and neighbors here in Ypsilanti awoke this Saturday to find something special in their mailboxes – hefty bills from the City for snow removal. The following note was left on the site by Oliva this morning, in an open thread: Did anyone else receive a bill from the Ypsi Building […]

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