Council receives stats from Pure Michigan Campaign

In his regular report to the Tecumseh City Council, manager Kevin Welch presented information on Monday, July 15, regarding the Pure Michigan radio and print advertising campaign.During the month of May, the number of “clicks” on the downtowntecumseh.com from the link on the Pure Michigan website totaled 725, a 921 percent increase from the previous year when 71 clicks were recorded.Clicks to local organizations and business websites listed on the Pure Michigan website totaled 285, a 301 percent increase from May 2012.The most popular local websites visited were: Hiddlen Lake Gardens, Tecumseh Parks and Recreation, and the Tecumseh River Raisin Run.The website address for the Pure Michigan Campaign is michigan.org.Of the top 300 clicks statewide, Tecumseh ranked as the 165th most visited, according to the report.Welch also reported that the Pure Michigan print advertising campaign has resulted in requests for 310 packets of information which were sent to individuals requesting information about Tecumseh.An additional 52 requests for packets were received through the downtowntecumseh.com website.In other news:• The Tecumseh  Fire Department elected officers for 2013-2014. Fire officers elected were Scot Long, first assistant chief; Pete White, second assistant chief; Craig Fulton, captain; and Tom Richardson, lieutenant.Association officers elected were Rany Maynard, president; Barb Hammond, vice president; Brian Radant, secretary; and Doug Abbot, treasurer.• New software upgrades in the building department will allow for online permit applications 24/7. The upgrade will be completed within a few months. • The Michigan Paving and Materials Company was awarded $454,000 from the Michigan Department of Transporation for the Rogers Hwy. portion of the Rogers/M-50 road work project expected to be completed this fall.• The Department of Public Works (DPW) has completed construction of handicap sidewalk ramps on S. Occidental and Maumee Street ahead of the road construction projects. New asphault is scheduled to be layed on both streets from Chicago Boulevard to Russell Road. Welch commended the DPW crews for its part in the project.

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