Saturday, March 24, 2018

SODA Easter Egg Hunt 2018

4th Annual SODA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 24th, 2018
12:00 pm at Penn-Vassar Park

All Dearborn neighbors are welcome!

Bring your baskets or a bag to carry your found eggs. Find a "Special" Egg and win an Easter Basket. Each egg will have a small prize or edible treat inside. The hunt will be divided into age groups. Ages 0-12.

Be on time! Hunt will start promptly at 12:05 pm.
Come early and play some games before the egg hunt.

The Easter Egg Hunt committee is currently accepting donations. Candy, prizes, etc.
Donations can be dropped off at either the February 8th or March 8th SODA meetings, or contact committee chair Sarah Ford.

Have a community group or business and would like to help support this event? Contact committee chair Sarah Ford to find out how you can help.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Air Quality Public Hearings - FORD - DTE CHP Permit Application

**Notice of Air Quality Public Hearings**

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, is proposing to act on Permit to Install application No. 144-17 from DTE Dearborn CEP LLC (DTE)

The permit application is for a proposed installation and operation of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The new DTE CHP plant is proposed to be located at 1641 Carol Shelby Way East, Dearborn, MI. The location is within the existing Ford Motor Company’s R&E campus. Ford is planning on shutting down some of the existing 5 boilers; however, to do so, they need steam to be provided from somewhere else. The new DTE plant would provide this steam. It will also produce electricity which will be sold to the grid. While Ford requires a certain steam load from DTE and is providing them with a location for the plant, DTE will be responsible for compliance with any permits they must acquire.

Public Meetings:

March 20th 5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Dearborn Natural Gas Event
Salina Intermediate School auditorium
2623 Salina St, Dearborn, MI 48120

This event will cover the following topics:

1) share information about the DTE Dearborn CEP, LLC permit, from reps from Great Lakes Environmental Law Center; and any relevant updates about the Consumers permit (DIG)
2) discuss the health impacts of the expansion(s)
3) give any information about the larger natural gas expansion statewide.

March 27th 5:30 pm - ?
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Public Hearing
Edsel Ford High School auditorium
20601 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI 48124

This event will cover the following topics:

1) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm information session about the DTE Dearborn CEP, LLC permit with MDEQ, AQD staff
2) 7:00 pm - ?  Public hearing to take formal testimony on the record.

The public comment period is from February 14, 2018 until March 27, 2018. The public is encouraged to present written views on the proposed permit action.

Additional information about the permit application can be found on the webpage under DTE Dearborn CEP LLC - Permit to Install No. 144-17

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March SODA Meeting


Thursday March. 8th @ 7:00pm
in the auditorium at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary
21501 Whitmore St, Dearborn, MI 48124

Special Guest:
Sara Gleicher, LMSW
Project Manager, Healthy Dearborn
Beaumont Health

Come found out what the Healthy Dearborn coalition has been up to. There have been some great achievements, like the Healthy Restaurants program launched this week, and many more.

Healthy Dearborn is a coalition between Beaumont Health, the City of Dearborn, Dearborn Public Schools and other organizations. Healthy Dearborn promotes healthy eating and active lifestyles for Dearborn residents while working to build a culture of health where everyone enjoys equal access to healthy foods, health care, green space and opportunities for safe, active living.

Special Election for Open SODA Board Officer Seat:
If you are interested in running for this board position please send a message on the Contact Us page.
To run for a board position you must be a Regular SODA Member and current with your annual dues payment.

Win Prizes At The Meeting:
- Member Raffle for any paid regular members in attendance.
- Attendance Raffle for ANYONE in attendance.
- 50/50 Raffle

The only requirement for winning is attending the association meeting. For the Member Raffle we pull names from the entire member list until we pull the name of a paid regular member in attendance. For the Attendance Raffle we draw names of anyone that signed in when attending the meeting. You must be present to win.

*All prizes are donated by our supporters and business advertisers.