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State lawmakers consider 80 MPH speed limit

Can’t drive 55? How does 80 sound? There’s a new proposal in Lansing to raise the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on rural freeways.

State Representative Brad Jacobsen from Oakland County says most people are driving somewhere between 74 and 80 miles, anyway. He says if the road is straight and wide open, why not go 80 miles per hour?

The Michigan National Motorists Association says by raising speed limits, you reduce speed variance, you reduce tailgating, excess passing, lane shopping, passing on the right and other bad behaviors.

Critics of the plan say it’s not desirable from a safety or economic standpoint. They believe more people die on the roads because of accidents at higher speeds and the cost savings are not worth putting people at greater risk.

Raising the speed limit to 80 would only apply to rural segments of freeways. The Standing Committee Meeting of Transportation and Infrastructure will meet next week to discuss the issue.

This is the third time it’s been discussed by state lawmakers. Right now the bill is at the committee level and would need to be approved by them before it goes to the full house.

As read on: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/26569946-story

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Michigan Warming Centers and Shelter information

During these extreme cold temperatures it is important to stay warm. If you or someone you know is in need of a warming center or shelter, here is a list of some throughout South East Michigan. 
 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR

1432 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-4466 Main
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter during periods of extreme cold temperatures
and inclement winter weather. Refreshments may be available to
sheltering guests.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Area served:Washtenaw County.
Service hours:Tue, Jan 7, 2014 8am-7pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Washtenaw County.
Location:Located on Washtenaw between Hill Street and South University Street.
MATHIS COMMUNITY CENTER

19300 Greenfield Road
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 342-8582 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families. Hot beverages and modest meals
will be made available to shelter guests. Blankets and warm winter wear
may be available to some guests, availability is based on donation
availability.The center is seeking donations of blankets and other warm winter wear.

Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in during open hours.
Documents required:None.
Fees:No fees.
Area served:City of Detroit.
Service hours:Tue Jan 7, 2014 – Wed Jan 8, 2014; 9am-4pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:City of Detroit.
Site hours:Hours vary, call for more information.
Location:Located on Greenfield Road north of Seven Mile Road.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTJOSEPH WALKER WILLIAMS CENTER

8431 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 628-2039 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
Location:From
Frontage Rd./John C. Lodge Fwy., turn onto Clairmount Ave. Turn left
at 12th Ave./Rosa Parks Blvd. Destination will be on the right. Bustop
lets out on 14th St. close to West Philadelphia St.
Other locations offering this service

CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICESCASS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3901 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-7730 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Offers
overnight shelter during cold months. Provides warmth, two meals each
day (dinner and breakfast) and a safe place to sleep. Guests are
provided with mats, linens and blankets to sleep. Snacks for diabetics
and children are also provided. Laundry services are available if
necessary. Bus tickets are sometimes available.
Eligibility:Single women and women with children.
Application process:Walk in. Or call 313-833-7730 during the hours of operation for more information.
Service hours:Mon-Sun 4pm-8am. Nov 15, 2013 – March 31, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Serves All Areas.
Other services at this location
UNITED STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION – JOHN D DINGELL VA MEDICAL CENTER

4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(800) 511-8056 Toll Free
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter for unsheltered veterans and their families
in order to provide respite from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather. Coffee and blankets will be provided for shelter guests to use.
Eligibility:Unsheltered veterans and their families.
Application process:Walk in to room B1290, located on the first floor of the medical center.
Documents required:No documents are required, ID may be presented if available.
Fees:None.
Service hours:Mon, Jan 6 – Thu, Jan 9, 2014; 8am-4pm daily.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Macomb, Oakland, Saint Clair and Wayne counties.
Site hours:24 hours (Hospital Services); Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (Administration).
Location:Located one block east of Woodward Ave. and one block south of E Warren Ave., next to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTFARWELL RECREATION CENTER

2781 East Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 628-2028 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location:Between Healy Ave. and Hasse Ave.
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FRANKLIN WRIGHT SETTLEMENTS

3360 Charlevoix Street
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 579-1000 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
individuals and families with a warm, safe place to sleep and emergency
food in response to a DTE Energy service interruption that is not due
to an unpaid utility bill. Eligible households will receive emergency
shelter up to 72 hours, access to a crisis counselor, emergency food,
energy conservation and budgeting education and transportation
assistance. Center offers 7 units, with 10 beds available to accomodate
individuals and families.
Eligibility:City
of Detroit residents experiencing an interruption in DTE Energy gas or
electric service disruption that is due to circumstances other than the
household’s failure to pay for electric services. If a landlord is the
utility customer and does not pay for services which results in
disruption of services to tenants, the affected tenants are considered
eligible.
Application process:Call or walk-in for intake interview.
Documents required:Must show government issued photo identification.
Fees:None.
Service hours:24 hours.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Primarily Wayne County; some programs serve all areas.
Site hours:Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; 9am-5pm Sun.
Location:From
I-75 S take the Fisher/Fwy exit toward Toledo. Take Exit 51B on the
left toward Gratiot Ave/State Hwy 3. Merge onto Fisher Fwy N. then
slight left at Gratiot Ave/M-3. Turn right at Arndt St. Turn right at
Ellery St. Turn right at Charlevoix St.
TEAM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESTEAM MENTAL HEALTH – EASTERN MARKET OFFICE

2925 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207-3133
(313) 396-5300 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families without shelter. Coffee will be
provided to guests.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:No fees.
Area served:Detroit.
Service hours:Tue, Jan 7, 2014 – Fri, Jan 10, 2014; 8:30am-5pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Wayne, Western Wayne and Downriver.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.
Location:Located on Russell St. between Alfred and Wilkins.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTBUTZEL FAMILY CENTER/SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

7737 Kercheval
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 628-2100 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-7pm.
Location:At corner of Kercheval Ave. and Van Dyke St.
Other services at this location

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AMERICAN RED CROSS – GENESEE-LAPEER CHAPTER

1401 South Grand Traverse Street
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-1401 Main
Genesee County
Service description:Provides
emergency Warming/Cooling Station and Shelters during weather
emergencies and mass power outages to provide residents with a safe and
warm/cool place to stay.
Eligibility:During Red Cross issued emergencies only
Application process:Call for more information
Documents required:Those
seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if
possible: prescription medications; appropriate bedding, blankets, and
pillows; personal hygiene items; a change of clothes; and any necessary
items for infants or the elderly.
Fees:No fees
Payment method:Not applicable
Service hours:Mon-Sun 24 Hours
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers, Extreme Heat Cooling Programs
Site area served:Genesee
and Lapeer counties. West Branch office services Arenac, Alcona,
Crawford, Galdwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon counites.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.
Location:Located at I-69 downtown Flint eastbound ramp and Grand Traverse St.
AMERICAN RED CROSS – MID-MICHIGAN CHAPTERAMERICAN RED CROSS – SHIAWASSEE SERVICE CENTER

702 West Corunna Avenue
Corunna, MI 48817
(989) 743-6118 Main
Shiawassee County
Service description:Provides
emergency warming stations and shelters due to extreme weather
conditions and mass power outages that are open to provide residents
with a safe place to stay. Transportation may be able to be arranged by
calling SATA at 989-729-2687 by 6pm.
Eligibility:During Red Cross Issued Emergencies only. No pets, other than service animals will be allowed in the shelter.
Application process:Walk-ins accepted at 702 W. Corunna Rd, Corunna, MI 48817
Documents required:Those
seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if
possible: prescription medications; appropriate bedding, blankets, and
pillows; personal hygiene items; a change of clothes; and any necessary
items for infants or the elderly.
Fees:No Fees
Payment method:Not Applicable
Service hours:Open at 3pm November 19th until further notice
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers, Extreme Heat Cooling Programs
Site area served:Shiawassee County
Site hours:Tue-Thu 9am-4pm
Location:Located west of the intersection of Shiawassee Street and Corunna Avenue.

AMERICAN RED CROSS – GENESEE-LAPEER CHAPTERAMERICAN RED CROSS – RSDA – WEST BRANCH

3450 West M 55
West Branch, MI 48661
(877) 272-7337 Toll Free   Armed Services Support national line
Ogemaw County
Service description:Emergency services in times of disaster.
Eligibility:None.
Application process:None.
Documents required:No documents required.
Fees:No fees/not applicable.
Payment method:Not applicable.
Service hours:Mon-Sun 24 hours.
Services:American
Red Cross Special Representatives to FEMA for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Disaster Related Clothing/Emergency Supplies for
Disaster/Emergency Issues, Disaster Survivor Inquiries for
Disaster/Emergency Issues, Mass Care Shelters for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Mass Feeding Services for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Red Cross
Disaster Service Centers for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Special Needs
Registries for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Special Needs Shelters for
Disaster/Emergency Issues
Site area served:Alcona County.

Arenac

Crawford County.

Gladwin

Iosco County.

Ogemaw County.

Oscoda County.

Roscommon County.

Missaukee County.

Wexford County.

Site hours:Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Secure a Safe Ride Home this Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us and with the time of season comes a chance to reconnect with old friends and celebrate the preceding year while anticipating the next.

For those going out, safety should be top of mind. If you’re going out to celebrate and will be drinking, it’s always smart to secure a designated driver before heading to the bar.

Aside from the inherent safety risks of drinking and driving, penalties for drivers who get caught driving after drinking too much can be staggering, particularly with new enhanced fines for drivers registering higher blood-alcohol levels.

According to Michigan State Police, a motorist convicted of drunk driving can expect to face serious consequences including:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Up to 360 hours of community service
  • 180 days driving suspension
  • Six points on a driver’s license

In addition, they will be subject to a $1,000 fee for two consecutive years, for a total of $2,000 in additional costs. Anyone who refuses a breath test the first time is given an automatic one-year driver’s license suspension. Additional fees will be assessed to drivers qualifying under Michigan’s “super-drunk” laws, which apply to drivers registering a BAC of .17 percent or higher.

The easiest option for securing a sober driver is to recruit a friend who won’t be drinking and can take the keys for the night. If that can’t be arranged, there are several cab and designated-driver services in your area that can ensure you and your vehicle arrive home safely.

The National Directory of Designated Driver Services lists businesses and non-profit organizations who provide designated-driver services. These companies often take a “team-lift” approach, with two drivers meet you at a specified location in one vehicle. One driver drives you home in your own vehicle while the second follows and transports that driver back home after you arrive safely.

Especially given the higher demand during the holidays, early reservations are encouraged.

Dan Mehlh, owner of Waterford-based Designated Driver Services, says his company will handle any rides to or from an Oakland County community. His company uses the two-driver approach and has been in business for about 10 years.

Mehlh says securing a safe ride is a “no-brainer” to avoid stiff fines and legal woes.

“I had one of my lawyer customers tell me if you robbed a liquor store without a gun you’d have a better record than DUI,” Mehlh said. Unlike the robbers, the driver could lose his or her license and face stricter fines and checkups.

For businesses such as Mehlh’s, there generally is a flat fee plus a per-mile fee for a ride, well below the fines drivers incur after a drunk-driving arrest.

One business owner, Mark E. Messing, suggests booking a safe ride now in advance of a busy holiday for his drivers.

Messing owns two Roseville-based designated-driver companies, Safe Way Home LLC and 4 My Ride LLC, serving Oakland, Wayne, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw and Macomb counties.

“Start calling and booking now,” he said of arranging a safe ride. Of his 110 drivers, nearly half are booked for New Year’s Eve and his business also is handling a large slate of holiday parties ahead of Christmas Day.

Here is a list of Designated Driver providers in Oakland County, according to the directory:

When in doubt, ask a bartender

If you find yourself at a bar and having consumed more drinks than you had expected and don’t have a way to arrange a ride home, ask a bartender for local taxi or designated-driver services. It is in a bar’s best interest to ensure its patrons arrive home safely and not wind up in an accident or in jail.

As read on: http://westbloomfield.patch.com/groups/holidays/p/going-out-to-celebrate-this-holiday-secure-a-safe-ride-home_9e448b49

Purchase a Little Caesars Pizza Kit to support Toys for Tots!

Toys for Tots in Oakland County has teamed up with Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraising Program to help provide needy children in the area with new toys this holiday season. 

Simply click on the link below to place your online order today. Choose Local Delivery and pick up your kits at any of the locations listed below on the date and time noted. If you choose Home Delivery, your order will be shipped to you directly via UPS (additional shipping charges will apply.) 

Troy Walmart
2001 West Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
Saturday, June 8th between 12:00pm – 3:00pm

White Lake Walmart Supercenter
9190 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
Saturday, June 8th between 9:00am – 12:00pm

Dolsen Elementary School
56775 Rice Street
New Hudson, MI 48165
Saturday, June 8th between 9:00am – 12:00pm

Novi Old Navy
43705 West Oaks Drive
Novi, MI 48377
Saturday, June 8th between 12:00pm – 3:00pm

If you have any questions, please let me know. My number is 1-248-767-9940. Or, you may contact Little Caesars Fundraising directly at 1-888-452-5487.

Thank you!
Rebecca



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