|Michael P. Londeau|
Recently appointed Westland Mayor Michael P. Londeau has announced five new initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors to the city. These initiatives, Londeau said in a prepared statement, were prepared with input from city staff members, community residents and local leaders, and “reflect a commitment to sustainable growth, quality of life improvements and a brighter future for all.”
Londeau said the city will re-implement a leaf pick-up program by the fall of 2023 along with an upgrade and streamlining of the bulk trash pick-up process in an effort to make it more customer friendly and simpler to navigate.
He said the city will also implement a Neighborhood Makeover Program 2.0 following the recently completed first 5-year cycle of the Neighborhood Makeover Plan.
“We will be implementing the next phase which will dig deeper into neighborhood improvement needs with an augmented plan which emphasizes identifying any and all deficient or hazardous sidewalks in Westland's neighborhoods.
“Once this is completed, we will then begin with the process of replacing / repairing any problem areas at no cost to homeowners,” Londeau said in the announcement.
The mayor said the city would also establish a task force within the administration to explore the possibility of purchasing the Westland Shopping Center. In addition, he said, city administration would explore any and all opportunities for a recreational complex to be constructed on the city-owned property along Ford Road.
“These initiatives are a crucial step in creating a better future for our residents. We are dedicated to making Westland a more vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive community for all,” Londeau stated.
In addition, Londeau also announced that his office would be scheduling a series of community summits at various locations around the city.