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Angel's Night Cancelled

Angel's Night for 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19 concerns. Click here to read Captain Ewing's statement.
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Absentee Ballots Available In Clerk's Office

8:30A.M - 4:30P.M.
Call 248-758-3200 for Details
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2020 Voter Information Guide

Get all the details about election information including extended hours at the City Clerk's office, ballot drop off boxes and more!
Click here for the Clerk's election page
Click here to download the Pontiac 2020 Voter Information Guide

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Great Lakes Water Authority To Make Repairs to  Watermain

Starting Monday, October 19, 2020, the Great Lakes Water Authority will begin repairs to the Watermain near South Blvd. and Opdyke.
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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

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


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.,9309,7-387-90499_90705-523380--,00.html

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Construction Notice: Featherstone Road Construction

Featherstone Road:

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 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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City Hall Is Re-Opening Our Doors to the Public

Pontiac City Hall is re-opening its doors to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In accordance with CDC rules, facemasks must be worn at all times. Six-foot Social distancing rules are required.
Access to departments is restricted in order to maintain the social distancing rules.

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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.

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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 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.
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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.
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
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