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Promises Made, Promises Kept

Supervisor Heise and his team have worked together, professionally, to put taxpayers first and get our Township back on track. Kurt has not only kept his promises, he’s exceeded them, working tirelessly to address the Township’s many challenges and positioning us for a brighter future.

Public Safety

  • No defunding of police or fire
  • Two new fire engines
  • Two new ambulances
  • Full staffing for Police and Fire Departments
  • State of the art 911 Dispatch Center
  • New police vehicles and equipment
  • New lifesaving equipment for our Firefighters
  • New Ordinances for school campus protection
  • Opening Homeland Security satellite office
  • Hiring school resource police officer
  • Senior scams seminars for the public
  • Working with houses of worship on safety initiatives

Fiscal Strength

  • Restoring fiscal stability and professionalism to Township Hall
  • Budgets balanced and filed ahead of schedule
  • New audits filed cleanly and ahead of schedule
  • Effective spending of COVID funds
  • Funding long-term retiree healthcare benefits
  • Funding defined benefit retirement
  • More than $17 million in grants obtained
  • Privatizing Human Resources and Planning services
  • Sold surplus property totaling $825,000
  • Water rates kept in check
  • Fighting state water tax mandates

Economic Development

  • More than $700 million in new private sector investment
  • Tearing down DeHoCo Prison
  • Creating the Five Mile Redevelopment plan (MITC)
  • Henry Ford Hospital at former K-Mart site
  • Rivian, Webasto, Polytech, Meijer, Amazon Fresh, and the new Burroughs development
  • New residential developments
  • Phoenix Mill historic site redevelopment
  • Corporate vacancy rate under 3 percent
  • EV chargers at Township Hall

Parks, Recreation and Culture

  • Recreation planning with City of Plymouth
  • Hilltop Golf Course profitability
  • Creating Environmental Leadership Commission
  • Creating Historic District Commission
  • More than $1 Million in improvements to township parks
  • Improved services for seniors
  • More than $100,000 in improvements to Friendship Station
  • New senior transport vans
  • Township Park ball diamonds with new LED lighting throughout
  • Shutting down the Amphitheater project
  • Creating the new “Golfview Park”
  • Promoting arts and cultural opportunities
  • New agreements for increased little league and soccer play

Transparency and Accountability

  • Adopted comprehensive Ethics Ordinance
  • Quarterly Township Newsletter without politics or self-promotion
  • Annual public Goal Setting by Board of Trustees
  • Created Citizens Advisory Council
  • Updated Facebook page - membership up 1000 percent
  • Meetings posted 5 days ahead of time