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Free Landfill Days Rescheduled

LAND FILL DAYS have been rescheduled for Tuesday May 19th through Friday, May 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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City Announces Accelerated Timeline for Medical Marihuana Certifications

On the heels of City Council's budget amendment approval, the City of Pontiac is preparing to fast-track medical marihuana business certifications. 
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Public Hearing on CDBG Coronavirus Funds

A Special City Council meeting  on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM in order to hold a public hearing on the use of CDBG-CV Funds and hear public comments
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Lane Closures on M59 from Woodward to Opdyke

MDOT has announced that there will be lane closures on M-59 from Woodward to Opdyke from 5/18/2020 through 5/31/2020. Read More

Streetlight, Road and Parks Update Reports

DPW is working to repair streetlights and roads and to make improvements to our city parks. Click on one of the reports below for more information. 
Click here for the City Parks Report
Click here to view the Road Projects update report
Click here to view the Streetlight update report. Read More

City Announces Chore Program

The City of Pontiac has partnered with OLHSA to offer the Chore program. This program provides home maintenance services (snow removal, raking, minor home repairs, etc) to Pontiac's extremely low-income senior and severely disabled residents. Click here to the Chore webpage.  Read More

City Awarded Grants for Sidewalks &  Lighting

The State of Michigan has awarded the City of Pontiac $363,020 in public safety grants.  A $200,000 grant will go toward LED lighting upgrades. A $163,020 grant will go toward sidewalk repair and enhancements. Click here to read the State's announcement. Read More

Walton Water Main Project

The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner has announced the Walton Boulevard Water Main Improvements Project starting February 2020 with final restoration by early Fall of 2020. The work will be contained between Joslyn and Giddings Roads. Click here for the official notice. Read More

No Cost Attorneys for Indigent Defendants

Through the State of Michigan's MIDC (Michigan Indigent Defense Commission), no-cost attorneys can be provided at their first appearance (arraignment). Click here to find out more about the program. Read More

Tall Grass & Weeds Ordinance

With spring coming, property owners need to be aware of the City's tall grass and weeds ordinance (Article III, Section 122-71). Grass and weeds taller than 8" will be declared a public nuisance. Landowners will be notified of the violation. If the landowner refuses to comply, the city will cut the grass and weeds and charge the property owner for the cost plus an administrative fee as established by the city council. Violations of this ordinance shall be a civil infraction punishable by a civil fine of up to $500.00 plus costs. Each day of violation shall be a separate violation. Click here to read the entire public notice:

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City Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 31st

2019 CITY INCOME TAX FILING DATE EXTENDED

Governor Whitmer has signed executive order 2020-26 (see below) which extends the filing deadlines for State of Michigan and city income taxes. This impacts the City of Pontiac by moving our filing deadline from April 30 to July 31.
 https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-523380--,00.html

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Construction Notice: Giddings/Featherstone Road Construction

Giddings Road:
Bricco Contracting who is working for Oakland County Water Resources Commission installing new water main along Walton Boulevard  The contractor will be closing Giddings Rd at north side of Walton on Friday afternoon
This closure is anticipated up to three weeks in length.
This closure is necessary to connect a new water main to existing in Giddings Road just north of Walton. 
Featherstone Road:

FEATHERSTONE ROAD CONCRETE REPAIRS FROM DR. MLK, JR BLVD TO OPDYKE ROAD
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK PLAN AND SCHEDULE
Eastbound Lanes—
Week of April 24, 2020 –Miscellaneous preparations, MISSDIG marking utilities
Week of May 4, 2020 – Lane closures, Marking areas for replacement and removing and replacing poor concrete areas, this work is anticipated to take 25 work days
JUNE 1, traffic will be placed on eastbound lanes, while the above tasks are performed on the Westbound lanes.
It is anticipated that all pavement repairs on Featherstone will be completed by June 30, 2020
There may be some minor delays as some intersections on the North side of the street may be closed for a short time.
Inclement weather may affect our progress and hence the schedule may be altered. 

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City Expands Efforts to Address Potholes

The Department of Public Works is taking several steps to address the onslaught of potholes. These steps include: Additional Patching Crew, Saturday Patching, Negotiating with Contractor for additional crew and posting updates on the city website.  Click here to read the complete document. DPW has gotten hundreds of potholes repaired and most of our streets swept. Click here for the 2017-2018 Pothole Repair Report. 

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice:

A precautionary boil water notice will be in effect March 10, 2020 for 1075-1307 Featherstone in Pontiac. This notice is due to scheduled water system repair and will affect approximately 22 residential connections and 1 commercial connection (0 food service connections).

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City Retiree Health Care Litigation Settled

On Monday, November 20, 2018, US District Judge Avern Cohn gave final approval to the class action settlement between the City of Pontiac and the City of Pontiac Retired Employees Association.
Click here for the official notice.
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City Released from State Oversight

Governor Snyder has signed the order that completely removes the City of Pontiac from state oversight ending eight years of state control. Click here to read the details. Read More

Council Adopted 2019-2021 Budget

The Council Adopted 2019-2021 Budget is now available online. Proposed 2019-2021 Annual Budgets (pdf) Read More

Mayor's Statement Regarding Vetoes of Budget Line Items

Mayor Waterman has vetoed three line items in the Council Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Click here to read the Mayor's statement regarding these vetoes. Read More

Judge Sets Medical Marihuana Provision Center Application Dates

A Circuit Court Judge has set the application period for Medical Marihuana Provisioning Centers to start January 6, 2020 and end January 27, 2020
Click here to read the official press release.
Click here to go to the Medical Marihuana page. Read More

New City of Pontiac Business Guide

"The Link" is Pontiac's new Business Guide providing information about events and developments happening in the city. In the back is a complete directory of Pontiac Businesses.
Click here to read "The Link" Read More

Spirit of Pontiac Summer Newsletter

The Spirit of Pontiac newsletter is a joint initiative between the City of Pontiac and Oakland University.
Click here to read the Summer 2018 Newsletter. Read More

City Crime Rate Drops

The Detroit News reports that Pontiac has seen a 37 percent decrease in violent crime since 2011.
Click here to read the article.

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Councilman George Williams Passing

The City of Pontiac mourns the passing of Councilman George Williams
Click here to read Mayor Waterman's Statement Read More