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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Sept. 25, 2012

Here's what is going on today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: What percentage of Wayne County's total area is water?

Yesterday's trivia answer: From Tom Dusbiber:

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5. Restaurant Week comes to downtown Plymouth on Sept. 28

Ten downtown restaurants will show off signature dishes starting Sept. 28 for Downtown Plymouth's Restaurant Week, which runs through Oct. 7. No tickets are required, but meals run between $15-35.

4. Don't Text and Drive and you can win!

Patch.com in Michigan is partnering with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving. We are launching a series of stories and, in partnership with AT&T, are also rewarding readers who commit to not text and drive with a variety of prizes. Check our contest page for more information.

3. Plymouth Township Board of Trustees set to meet tonight

The Plymouth Township Board of Trustees is set to meet tonight at Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth, starting at 7 p.m.

On tonight's agenda:

  • Unfinished business: Purchase of new public safety radio system
  • Moratorium on Medical Marihuana Act uses 
  • Chief of Police health care premium in lieu of payment
  • Proposed 2013 meeting dates

2. Canton Township Board of Trustees meets tonight

The Canton Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Canton Administration Building, 1500 S. Canton Center Road. On tonight's agenda:

  • Consider special land use request for ABC Warehouse for automotive service and site plan approval for ABC Warehouse
  • Resolution to approve WTUA 2012-13 budget
  • Consider Tortora/Lapp rezoning
  • Consider increasing blanket purchase order for Midwest Golf and Tube by $10,000
  • Consider approval of asphalt repair at Summit on the Park

1. Plymouth-Canton Board of Education meets tonight

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. today at the E.J. McClendon Educational Center, 454 S. Harvey in Plymouth.

On tonight's agenda:

  • Consider Approval of Policy #6165: Health Care Stabilization Fund (first reading)  
  • Consider Approval of Policy #0131.1: Bylaws and Policies (first reading)  
  • Consider Approval of Policy #6146: Post Issuance Tax Compliance
Tom Dusbiber September 25, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The area of Wayne County that is water is 58.05 sq mi (150 km²) or 8.64% of the total area. This includes parts of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River.

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