An error in the Resident's Handbook listed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a Waste Management holiday. This is incorrect - trash day is not impacted by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Due to the fact that some resident's trash/recycle was not out this morning, Waste Management will send trucks back tomorrow morning to pick up any trash/recycle that is out. Please make sure trash/recycle is set out to the curb by 7 am. We apologize for the error and will send out a correction to that page of the Resident's Handbook with a future City Newsletter.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Safe Boating Classes
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is offering boating safety classes. For more information visit - http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff/services/Prevention%20Services/boat-safety
2018 Severe Weather "Skywarn Spotter" Training
Washtenaw County Sheriff Emergency Services in conjunction with the National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac is offering Skywarn Spotter training free of charge to anyone 18 years of age or older who is interested in being trained in severe weather identification, protection, and reporting procedures. Classes will be held in Chelsea and Saline. The course is 1-1/2 hours long, and identification codes are issued to all who complete the program. Class sizes are limited so you must pre-register either electronically on the web at: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/emergency_management or by calling (734) 973-4900 (please provide your name, phone number, class date, and verify that you are at least 18 years of age).
Comcast has opened a new customer service location at 2915 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from noon until 5 pm. They have discontinued customer service operations at their location on South Industrial in Ann Arbor.
The boil water advisory for Second from Hudson to Cushing Court and Inverness from Third Street to the dead end (near Huron Commons) has ended. Boiling water prior to consumption is no longer necessary. Notices are being delivered to the impacted homes.
The Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) has received a permit to reduce the deer population in Hudson Mills Metropark through a deer cull. To facilitate this, Hudson Mills Metropark, including the Border to Border Trail path from the City to Hudson Mills (starting near the path connection to Westridge) will be closed on January 16, 2018 and January 18, 2018 starting at 4 pm.
The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) is currently developing its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a vision for transportation planning over the next 25 years for Washtenaw County. This effort is being done in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Council of Government's (SEMCOG) Regional Transportation Plan development. Several public meetings are scheduled to be held throughout Washtenaw County. For more information visit - http://www.miwats.org/2045lrp/
Starting January 8, 2018 City Council meetings will begin at 7 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Dexter Senior Center (7720 Ann Arbor Street).
Christmas Tree collection by the Department of Public Works will begin Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Please do not bag your trees and make sure all tinsel and ornaments have been removed.
Due to the weather, Waste Management did not complete trash/recycle pick-up today. They will be back tomorrow (Sunday, December 31, 2017) to complete collection in the remaining areas (generally Westridge and Dexter Crossing).
Thank you for your patience as we clean up after the most recent snowstorm.
DPW crews are out working today completing the last of the snow removal. The streets will need to be widened in some areas (especially those where the presence of cars prevented snow removal), which could result in snow being placed back into driveways. We apologize for the inconvenience to those that have already shoveled. This work will be done during the day today, so that residents and businesses can shovel this evening and should not have to again tomorrow morning.
As we enter into the next few days of cold temperatures, please be reminded that salt can lose its effectiveness at temperatures under 10 degrees. Fortunately, the sun today should help the salt to work despite the cold air temperature. Please be extra careful when traveling during the extremely cold weather.
As a reminder, City Ordinance requires the following:
Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.
Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.
Vehicles and any other obstructions (such as basketball hoops) should be removed from the roadways.
We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.