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Downtown Pontiac Farmers Market - Opening Day May 22nd!

Farmers Market Flyer 2_Page_2Fresh produce throughout the year  in Downtown Pontiac kicks off on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1:00  to 4:00 p.m. at Hidden River Park, 11 N. Saginaw St.
Sunday Dates:
May 22th
June 19th
July 17th
August 14th
September 18th
October 16th
October 30th (Healthy Halloween)
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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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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.
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Council Adopted 2021-2025 Budget

The Mayor Proposed 2022-2023 Budget is now available online. Proposed 2022-2023 Annual Budgets (pdf) 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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Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins Friday April 1st

Curbside yard waste collection will begin on Friday, 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: Read More

Street Resurfacing on Cherry Hill, Starlight, Fairmount, Columbia, Bynan, Omar and Grandville Streets

New asphalt resurfacing and gutter and curb repair on Cherry Hill, Starlight, Fairmount and Columbia Streets will begin Monday, April 11th with an anticipated completion date in June 2022. Resurfacing and gutter and curb repair on Bynan/Bambrell, Omar and Grandville will begin Monday,  May 2nd with anticipated completion date in June 2022.
At times, traffic may be restricted to one-way traffic.  If complete closure of any street is required, advanced notification will be given with complete dates and times.
Click here for the Cherry Hill, Starlite, Fairmont and Columbia Streets notification
Click here for the Columbia Street notification
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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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