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Precautionary Boil Water Notice:

A precautionary boil water notice will be in effect October 5, 2019 for 926, 935, 938, 941, 960, and 1030 Featherstone in Pontiac. This notice is due to scheduled water system repair and will affect approximately 2 residential connections and 4 commercial connections (0 food service connections).  For the official notice, please click here.

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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

Funeral Services for Former Mayor Willie Payne

Funeral services for former Mayor Willie Payne will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Kemp Funeral Home, 24585 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48075.
Open Viewing: 4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
City of Pontiac Tribute: 6:45-7:00 p.m.
Homegoing Ceremony: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Click here for the official funeral schedule.
Click here to read Mayor Waterman's letter of condolence. 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

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins April 1st

Curbside yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 1st and continues through November 30th. Yard waste must be in 30-gallon paper bags or in a 10-35 gallon trash can that has a Yard Waste sticker clearly visible. Branches and twigs with a diameter up to 2 inches and up to 4 feet in length must be tied with rope or twine. Raking yard waste and other debris into the street may result in a citation. Click here for full guidelines.
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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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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

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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