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Spring 2015 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class Starts in April - New Members Welcomed and Encouraged to Join

The Dearborn Heights Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold its next training class beginning Saturday, April 18. It will run 3 consecutive Saturdays (April 18, April 25, and May 2) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dearborn Heights Justice Center.

After completing their training, CERT volunteers play an active role in helping the community respond to large-scale emergencies, such as storms, flooding, etc. Members of the public over the age of 18 are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Applicants need to submit their completed applications prior to April 10 in order to participate in the Spring 2015 class.

Click here for more information and a downloadable application.

 

Heights Service Clubs Host "State of the City" Luncheon May 20

The Dearborn Heights Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary International Clubs will once again host the City's annual Michigan Week Service Club Luncheon, which will feature Mayor Dan Paletko's "State of the City" presentation.

The event will take place Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post, 23850 Military Road, and will begin at noon. Tickets are $20 in advance (purchased prior to May 12) or $25 at the door. For advance reservations, contact Krissy Kramarz, c/o Dearborn Heights Mayor's Office, City of Dearborn Heights - 313-791-3495.

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City Council Meetings Now on YouTube

The 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).

Click here to view the City of Dearborn Heights Council meetings.

 

Wayne County Announces 2015 Hazard Household Chemical Collection Dates and Sites

Wayne County's Department of Public Service's Land Resource Management Division has announced the dates and sites for its 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collections. There will be five dates/sites throughout the year in locations throughout Western and Southern Wayne County.

Click here for more information.


Heights Adopts Cell Phone-Based Ping4Alerts! System for Emergency Public Notifications

The City of Dearborn Heights has adopted the cell phone-based Ping4Alerts! system for providing emergency notifications to residents. In order to receive these messages, residents must download the free Ping4Alerts! application on their smart phones.

Click here for more information.

 

AT & T Cable Customers - Outage Has Been Corrected

The technical problem that prohibited AT & T customers from watching the city's government access channel (channel 99) has been corrected. AT & T customers can once again watch the city's government access channel.

Thank you for your patience throughout this incident.

        Bob Ankrapp, Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer
        City of Dearborn Heights
        ankrrob@yahoo.com

 

Concerned about the Ebola Virus?

Several residents have expressed concern regarding the potential growth and spread of the Ebola virus. At this point, medical experts still consider a widespread outbreak of the virus in the United States to be a low-probability risk. They are, however, monitoring the situation closely and will post additional precautionary information as it is appropriate.

The State of Michigan's Emerging Diseases website addresses the Ebola issue, as well as several other potentially-dangerous diseases in detail.

Click here to access the State of Michigan's Emerging Diseases Website.

 

Curbisde Recycling . . . What Can (and Can't) be Recycled

Do 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 Water Main Breaks

The City of Dearborn Heights has experienced a number of water main breaks over the past several weeks. In many cases, small amounts of rust coloration are released into the water supply as the repairs are being made. If you experience this discoloration in your water, you should simply run it 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.
Thinking about building a rain garden? Click here for some helpful information and tips.

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Parks & Recreation Programs and Events
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2015 Holiday Trash Schedule
Click here for the 2015 Holiday Trash Schedule