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Pontiac Celebrates Black History Month

As the City of Pontiac celebrates Black Heritage Month, visit our Black History page to find out about events that are happening in our city.  Click here to go to the the Black History page.

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City Hall Closed - Presidents Day Holiday

City Hall was closed Monday,  February 18th for the Presidents Day holiday. There will be no change in the Advanced Disposal curbside collection schedule. Read More

Snow Plowing Update

DPW staff  began clearing snow from major roads at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 17th.   Starting at 2:00 a.m. Monday February 18th, they started clearing snow from critical areas such as hills and curves.
Starting tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 19th, DPW staff and contractors will begin plowing all major and local streets.
All streets should be cleared by the end of Wednesday.
Click here to read the announcement.
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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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Consumers Energy - All Clear Issued After Gas Explosion, Mayor Issues Statement

Consumer's Power has issued an announcement that everything is "all clear and safe" after an explosion at a house on Irwin Street Saturday night. A gas leak was located and repaired. Click here to read full announcement. Mayor Waterman has issued a statement regarding this issue and public safety concerning floor drain traps. Click here to read the official statement. Read More

Harvard President and Pontiac Central Alumnus Speaks to Youth

Pontiac's Own Harvard President L Bacow visited Pontiac and wants to support our youth. He wants to help them achieve higher education by attending Harvard Click here to read the article. Read More

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

Fire Pits Not Allowed in Pontiac

Please remember that fire pits are not allowed in the City of Pontiac. Only seasoned fire wood is allowed. No yard waste, scrap wood, paper or leaves are allowed. Click here to read the guidelines. Read More

Medical Marihuana Proposal Updates

On August 27, 2018, the Oakland County Clerk accepted a recount petition for Proposal 1 from the August 7th primary. The recount commenced on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the Oakland County Elections Division.
The results of the recount for Proposal 1 are:
Yes 3896 No 3895
Click here for detailed results of the recount.
Click here to read the full language of the proposal.
Click here to view the presentation regarding the Planning Commissions recommendations.
Click here to view the proposal to amend the Zoning Ordinance regarding Medical Marihuana facilities. 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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Precautionary Boil Water Notice:

There are no precautionary boil water notices at this time. Read More