Macomb Matters June 2015 Issue 33
Click here for a list of April 2015 new hires/retirees in Macomb County.
Calendar of Events
Click here for a calendar of events from June 2015 to August 2015.
Click here to get the recipe for this tasty Greek 7-layer dip. Perfect for summer barbeques!
2015 Summer Road Construction Schedule
The Macomb County Department of Roads has begun its construction season throughout the county. Several construction projects from last year are currently underway with completion expected this year, including:
· Hayes Road from 21 Mile to 23 Mile, reconstruction and widening
· 34 Mile Road from Campground to Fisher, paving gravel road
· Mound Road from 18 Mile to Hall Road/M-59, concrete pavement repairs
Click here to read more 2015 Summer Road Construction Schedule.
Check out our recent Make Macomb Your Home blogs to stay current on the most important happenings around Macomb County. If you have something you'd like to contribute, e-mail Sarah Cormier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Blog: Macomb at Mackinac: Four days of policy, progress and fudge
Macomb County welcomes three male Peregrines to its nest
MSUE offers great day camps for kids
Sterling Heights Farmers Market opens on June 4
Employee Blog: The fun of Sprint and Splash
Below is a list of some positive press that has happened in Macomb County this past month:
Macomb County welcomes three male falcons to the nest
Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties partner to promote community event website
Summer Discover Cruises return for 14th season
Macomb County earns national achievement awards for innovative programs
State of the Lake details success of Macomb County’s Blue Economy Initiative
Macomb County veterans received over $269 million last fiscal year
Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers
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Summertime in Macomb County is always an exciting time of year. As the days get hotter and longer, it provides us with the perfect setting for outdoor fun. Here in Macomb County, we are fortunate to possess many quality-of-life assets which provide residents, visitors and business with an opportunity to explore and appreciate our natural settings. Whether it’s spending the day on Lake St. Clair, participating in a children’s day camp, taking a stroll on our 155-plus miles of trails, or hitting the links on any of our 26 golf courses, the options in Macomb County are endless and the fun is right at your doorstep. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the full schedule of concerts and events happening at Freedom Hill this summer. The park is in great shape this year, so head over to www.freedomhill.netand see what’s in store.
Another one of my favorite things about this time of year is all the activity and beauty showcased by our many agricultural assets. With more than 500 farms in Macomb County, the summer months usher in a season filled with hard work and amazing products. Here in Macomb County, we have dozens of local farmers markets and farm stands that sell locally-grown flowers and foods. With a little help from our agricultural friends, you can spruce up the curb appeal of your home with some fresh flowers and even put the finishing touches on the perfect backyard barbeque.
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Sandra Maniaci - Office of Senior Services
By Sarah Cormier, Macomb County Executive Office
Budgets are an important part of county government. They need to be calculated, kept track of and enforced. If they aren’t, things can go awry quickly. Many departments have just one budget, which can be difficult enough to maintain. But imagine tracking the budget of for the Office of Senior Services (OSS), which oversees many different programs such as Adult Day Services and Dining Senior Style. OSS is a division of Macomb County Community Services, which provides many social programs to residents, including senior citizens.
This is exactly what Sandra Maniaci, accountant for OSS, does. Except because she works for OSS, it’s more like overseeing eight different budgets as she takes into account the variety of programs OSS oversees when calculating the department’s finances. Making the job more difficult is that OSS is a department that relies heavily on money from different sectors, such as grant funds, to ensure the success of its programs. Maniaci must not only calculate typical budget process, but also account for funds either coming in, or being taken away from, other sources.
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Macomb's Memories - Macomb’s African American Soldiers in the Civil War
By Cynthia S. Donahue, Macomb County Facilities and Operations
Macomb resident Kinchen Artis’ photograph remains forever etched in our history. It is one of the few pictures in existence of a soldier from Michigan’s 102nd Colored Infantry taken during the Civil War.
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Find us on Inside Macomb!
Healthstyles has a new home page on the revamped Macomb County Intranet. Find our programs and forms by clicking on the Healthstyles logo or using this direct link:http://insidemacomb.macombgov.org/healthstylesLook for Healthstyles to add more content as we go forward!
Recap – Employee Health and Fitness Day May 13
More than 125 employees braved cold weather and strong wind to walk for employee health and wellness on May 13.
Click here to read more Healthstyles Update.
Pet of the Month
Cheyene is an almost 3-year-old adoptable Staffordshire terrier mix that came to the shelter positive for heartworm. We have treated her and she is ready for a new life in a forever home!
Macomb County Animal Control has a wide range of cats and kittens ready for adoption. Kittens are coming in all the time throughout the summer so if you are looking for one please keep checking in as we get all kinds!
For more information on us or any other available pets, call (586) 469-5115 or visit http://macombgov.org/AnimalControl-Adopt.