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Pause to Save Lives:  City Hall Is Closed to the Public

Pause to Save Lives: City Hall is closed to the public
Appointment Only Services Available.
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City Launches PontiaConnect! Phone App

Mayor Waterman announced today the launch of the new phone app PontiaConnect! Get the most up-to-date information regarding community announcements and COVID-19 information. Available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
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Pontiac Mourns the Passing of Attorney Elbert Hatchett

hatchettWe are deeply saddened of the passing of Attorney Hatchett. He was a long-time family friend as my husband the late Judge William Waterman and he went to law school together at Florida A&M University. In 1967, Attorney Waterman joined the law firm of Hatchett, Brown, Waterman & Campbell. Their lifelong alliance and deep friendship along with Judge Christopher Brown was a force that led to victory for civil rights cases throughout the years. They worked together to win a landmark case that desegregated the Pontiac Public School System which was decided by the late Judge Damon Keith.

Attorney Hatchett will be missed as he was a fighter for justice and believer of the law. In honor of his memory, all flags in the City of Pontiac will be flown at half-staff today. He was a great man, personal friend, and a hero to the people of Pontiac. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.
Click here to read Mayor Watermans's official statement
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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

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 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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Mayor Announces Rental,  Mortgage and Utility Relief For Pontiac Residents

covidreliefimagearticleUp to $15, 000 per household is available for Pontiac Residents who have fallen behind due to a lost job or other income reduction due to COVID-19.
The Rent,  Mortgage & Utility Relief Program for Citizens  program are from funds allocated from the CARES Act.
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Water Main Construction Project - Lane Closures

Water Main Construction Project
The Oakland County Water Resources Commission will be conducting a water main construction project from November 3, 2020 to June 2021. This work will include intermittent lane closures along each route.
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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 August 4, 2020 for 66-138 Lakeside in Pontiac. This notice is due to scheduled water system repair and will affect approximately 11 residential connections. Please click here for the official notice. 

The precautionary boil water notice effective July 29, 2020 for 203-323 S Anderson in Pontiac was terminated July 31, 2020.

The precautionary boil water notice effective July 28, 2020 for 40 and 41 Miller in Pontiac was terminated July 30, 2020.

The precautionary boil water notice effective December 14, 2020 for Douglas from Pike to Mechanic in Pontiac was terminated December 16, 2020.

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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.
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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 2021-2025 Budget

The Council Adopted 2019-2021 Budget is now available online. Proposed 2021-2025 Annual Budgets (pdf) 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.
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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.
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Spirit of Pontiac Summer Newsletter

The Spirit of Pontiac newsletter is a joint initiative between the City of Pontiac and Oakland University.
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Snow Removal Reminder

snowsidewalkAs a pro-active measure, the City of Pontiac Ordinance Enforcement Department is issuing this letter so that you are aware that the City has ordinances (law’s) that require business / property owners to keep both public and private sidewalk’s driveways and parking lots properly maintained free of ice and snow in a safe condition during the winter.
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City Crime Rate Drops

The Detroit News reports that Pontiac has seen a 37 percent decrease in violent crime since 2011.
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