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WRAP (Water Assistance Program)

Available through the Oakland-Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA), WRAP provides assistance to low-income residences including:
  • Home Water Audit
  • Conservation Education
  • Plumbing repairs up to $2,000
  • Monthly Credit and Help with Arrears
  • Household Assistance
  • First payment mad at initial enrollment

Call 248-479-6515 or go to for more information
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Galloway Lake Park Re-Design Survey

The City of Pontiac is looking to re-design Galloway Lake Park and is looking for feedback from the residents.
Click here to take the survey

Tree of Hope Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza Parade December 2nd & 3rd

Holiday Events in Pontiac kick off on Friday, December 2nd with the Tree of Hope lighting and carol sing downtown starting at  5:30  p.m. in front of the 50th District Court Building. 
On Saturday, December 3rd,  the Holiday Extravaganza begins at 8:00 with a scholarship & awards ceremony, followed by the WinterFUN Festival at 8:30 a.m., finishing up with the  Annual Holiday Parade from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Seniors can watch the parade from inside the warming center. Click here for more information.

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Road Closures -  Kennett Road and ML King Jr. Blvd

Hollywood Ave. between W. Kennett Rd & W. Mansfield Ave. permanently closed effective August 22, 2022. Click here for the announcement by Racer Trust

ML King Jr. Blvd. closed at CN/GTW Railroad Bridge. Due to a need for critical structural repairs, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be closed at the CN/GTW bridge for vehicular and pedestrian traffic until repairs can be completed.
MLK Jr. Blvd will remain open between Woodward Ave. and the bridge, but will be closed between the bridge and South Blvd. E.
WESTBOUND SOUTH BLVD.: South Blvd. to Woodward Ave. Woodward Ave. south back to ML King Blvd. Ave.
EASTBOUND SOUTH BLVD.:: Northbound Woodward Avenue to South Blvd.
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Curbside Yard Waste Collection Ends December 2nd

Curbside yard waste collection  continues through December 2nd. 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: Read More

Tall Grass/Weeds Ordinance Notice

Beginning May 1st, Code Enforcement Officers will begin enforcing Article III, Section 122-71 of the City's Municipal Code regarding nuisance vegetation including tall grass and weeds.
Tall grass and weeds greater than eight (8) inches in height are in violation of the ordinance as well as any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush.
Violation of this ordinance may cause a fine of up to $500 plus the cost to cut, trim, destroy or remove the vegetation.
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Pontiac-Based Mental Health Resources

Mental health plays an important role in our overall well being. There are area agencies available to help Pontiac residents find the support that they need.

Click here to download the flyer or click here to visit the city's mental health information page. Read More

2023 Winter Festival - Sat. Jan. 14th

Mark your calendar so you can join in the fun of the 2023 Winter Festival on the grounds of City Hall. Enjoy shopping, food, music and more! The fun starts on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Click here to download the flyerwinter festival 2023 Read More

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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(November 01 2022) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURVEY - Response Deadline November 1st

Economic Development Survey 2022 Print - CopyECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDERS SURVEY
Survey Response Deadline: November 1st
The Community Development Department conducted a survey of businesses and residents which is intended to gather input regarding current economic, business, and workforce conditions in the Pontiac region. The responses to this survey will help inform future policy and programming decisions by the City of Pontiac. Your response is greatly appreciated.
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(November 8 2022) Millage Ballot Proposal Information

Headlee Amendment
The Headlee Amendment of 1978 affects the amount municipalities are able to collect for property taxes that provide services to its residents. The City of Pontiac has seen substantial losses in revenue due to these restrictions. The November 8, 2022 ballot includes a proposed 1.0868 millage increase to offset those losses.
Click here to read about the history of the Headlee amendment, how it has affected city property tax revenues.
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(November 07 2022 ) CDBG Town Hall - November 7th

CDBG Town Hall - Thursday,  Monday November 7th
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) brings federal dollars into the City of Pontiac for important projects.  A Town Hall was held to find out how the City can use it to improve the quality of life for our residents.
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(November 26 2022) Small Business Saturday - Nov. 26 12-5 PM Flagstar Strand Theater

Come celebrate Pontiac's small business by attending Pontiac Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 North Saginaw Street in downtown Pontiac. Read More

(November 11, 2022) City Hall Closed - Nov. 11th Veterans Day

City Hall was closed on Friday, November 11th for the Veterans Day holiday. There was no change in the GFL curbside trash collection schedule. City Hall offices will re-open on Monday, November 14th at 8:00 a.m. Read More

Council Adopted 2022-2023  Budget

The City Council has adopted the budget for 2022-2023. Click here to download Read More

Phoenix Roof Update

Phoenix Center Amphitheater Roof Update

After the December 11, 2021 storm tore the roof of the Phoenix Amphitheater, Lee Construction was immediately called in to remove large sections of the tensile roof.

The City has worked with contractors to get the remain pieces of canvas removed.
Work continues to replace the tensile roof.
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City Receives $90,000 Grant From NextFifty Initiative

The City of Pontiac has received funding from NextFifty Initiative. This funding will allow The City of Pontiac to advance its effort to support those 50 and older in Pontiac through investments in its senior centers and the services they provide
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Executive Order For Street Vendors

Executive Order 2022-01 - Non Stationary Vendors
On the evening of March 28, 2022, it was brought to the attention of the administration that there is a gray area in Article XIXa Mobile Food Vehicle Vendors. This gray area made it difficult to regulate all mobile food vendors with equity. On March 29, 2022, I executed Executive Order 2022-01 which temporarily creates a new class of mobile food vendors to be regulated. This will allow for the equitable regulation of all mobile food vendors while also giving the Pontiac City Council time to adequately review and modify the requisite city ordinances as they see fit. 
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