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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

City Hall Closed for Christmas and New Year's Holidays. Trash Collection Delayed.

ornamentwithlogoCity Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24th & 25th for the Christmas holiday and December 31st and January 1st for the New Year's holiday.
Advanced Disposal curbside collection will be delayed both weeks with Tuesday's trash collected on Wednesday and so forth with Friday's trash collected on Saturday. Read More

Excess Holiday Trash/Christmas Tree Pickup


 Excess Holiday Trash - On the five scheduled collection days from Wednesday December 26, 2018 through Monday, December 31, 2018 ONLY, Advanced Disposal curbside collection customers may set out excess trash next to the tipper cart for collection. Excess trash must be properly bagged with bags tied shut, a maximum weight of 50 pounds per bag and a maximum of 10 excess bags per customer location.
Christmas Tree Collection will begin Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and end Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Stands, lights & decorations must be removed prior to set out. Do not put trees in plastic bags when placing at curb. Trees should be laying on their side with the trunk facing the street and set out at least 3 feet away from the tipper cart. Artificial trees are not compostable and are not included in the Christmas tree collection schedule. Unwanted artificial trees should be dismantled or cut up and placed in the tipper cart for disposal.

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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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Lane Closures on Woodward Ave. (BL75) and Perry St. (BL75)

Construction on Perry Street (BL-75) will begin on July 11, 2018.  The right lane will be closed in both directions from Woodward to Giddings until approximately October 15th.  This lane closure may cause delays. Click here for the updated traffic advisory. 

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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

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