League of Women Voters Holds October 13 Transit Forum
The League of Women Voters Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will present a forum on Regional Transit on Thursday, October 13. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall in Dearborn. The church is located at 120 N. Military, at Cherry Hill.
Click here for more information.
MVF and DHFD Team Up to Collect for Homeless Veterans
The Michigan Veterans Foundation and the Dearborn Heights Fire Department have teamed up to collect personal items for homeless American veterans. Donations will be accepted between October 3 and October 17. Donations can be dropped off at several local schools, the Dearborn Heights City Hall, The Richard A. Young Recreation Center, and the Berwyn and Eton Senior Centers.
Click here for more information, including a list of needed items.
Fire Department Open House is Saturday, October 8
. . . come join the fun!
The Dearborn Heights Fire Department's annual Open House will take place Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DHFD Headquarters, 1999 North Beech Daly (just South of Ford Road). The event will include tours, demonstrations, refreshments, kids' games, and much more. Come join us October 8 for the fun!
Crestwood High School's 40th Reunion is October 15
Crestwood's '76 grads, take note! Your 40th reunion will take place Saturday, October 15 at Kicker's All-Star Bar & Grill in Canton. Look forward to seeing you there!
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Local Church Hosts Winter Clothing Drive
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive October 21 and 22. If you are in need of assistance, or are already receiving assistance from either a government or non-government organization, you may qualify to receive items through this drive.
Click here for more information.
City Partners with WRAP Program to Assist Residents with Residental Water Usage and Bill Payments
The City of Dearborn Heights has partnered with the Community Action Alliance, which facilitates the WRAP program (Water Residential Assistance Program) - a custom designed service to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions with bill payment assistance, water conservation measures, and navigate resources and WRAP-around supports on a pathway toward self-sufficiency.
The WRAP’s mission is to administer the distribution of WRAP funding to the eligible, low-income customers of the GLWA, with a vision to create a transformative water utility assistance program focusing on bill assistance, conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives.
Click here for more information on the types of assistance the WRAP program provides.
Need Health Insurance for Your Kids?
Kids can be enrolled in Medicaid & CHIP any time of the year. Contact one of our Navigators today to learn how.
Zika Virus InformationThe media has been providing coverage on the Zika Virus. There are many questions and concerns regarding this virus, which has begun to make its presence in various parts of the United States.
The Center for Disease Control has prepared a quantity of information on this virus, which can be found by clicking on the following link:
Click here for the CDC website pages on the Zika Virus.
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Beware of Telephone Scams!
Recently, several Dearborn Heights residents have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents, informing the residents that they " . . . owe money to the IRS."
The callers try to pressure residents into either providing bank account or credit card, or other personal information to " . . . settle their account." Typically, when residents do not cooperate, the callers get more agressive and threatening. In many instances, the ...residents are threatened with " . . . IRS action" including jail time, foreclosure, bad credit ratings or a host of other threats.
These are scammers who are trying to cheat you out of your money - THEY ARE NOT IRS AGENTS. If you receive one of these calls, SIMPLY HANG UP. The IRS does NOT contact individuals by telephone to collect funds. Giving your credit card or bank account information to any unknown caller who is demanding any type of payment over the phone will almost certainly result in a loss of your money.
JUST HANG UP!
Dearborn Heights 2015 Water Quality Report is Now Available
Interested in knowing more about the quality of Dearborn Heights' water? The new 2015 Water Quality Report is completed, and available for review.
Click here for a copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report
Click here for a copy of Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue F. McCormick's letter regarding the absence of lead in local communities' water supply
Click here for access to the Great Lakes Water Authority's Q & A website page focusing on lead and copper in drinking water.
City Council Meetings Now on YouTubeThe City of Dearborn Heights City Council meetings are now available for viewing in their entirety on YouTube. The recordings begin with the first meeting of 2015, which was the January 13 meeting. Current meetings will be loaded onto the YouTube system, and will be available 2-3 days following the actual meeting date (due to the amount of time it takes to upload the large files into the YouTube system).
Curbside Recycling - What Can (and Can't) be RecycledDo you ever wonder (as you are preparing to drop that item in your recycling bin) if it is on the "acceptable" list for recycling? Wonder no more - the Waste Management Corporation has produced a convenient handout explaining what can (and can't) be recycled.
Click here to see Waste Management's recycling guidelines.
Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Main BreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights experiences water main breaks from time to time throughout the city. As repairs are being made, small amounts of rust coloration are often released into the water supply. If you experience this discoloration in your water, simply run your water for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again. Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.
Calendar of EventsClick here for a calendar of events taking place around the city
Calendar of Recreation Department Programs and ActivitiesFor a list of current events and activities, click here.
Waste Management Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule