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2018 City Wide Garage Sale Dates

Melvindale will have two City Wide Garage Sales this year (Click Here for Brochure).

They will be held on:

  • June 18th - 24th, 2018

If you would like your sale included on a map that will be available to the public, click here for the form, which must be completed and returned to the City Clerk's office by Monday, June 11, 2018 (see form for details).

  • August 13th-19th, 2018

*** Permit fees are waived during these specific dates.

*** During these dates only, garage sale signs advertising a sale may be placed on city-owned public property at street corners and between the sidewalk and street curbs.

 

 

NEW POLICE DEPT LOBBY HOURS

Melvindale Police Department

On Thursday, April 5th 2018, the Melvindale Police Department will be merging dispatch services with the City of Dearborn. Dispatch services WILL NOT be interrupted. Emergency 911 calls will be answered by the Dearborn Dispatch Center.

If the nature of your call is not an emergency, use the unchanged non-emergency phone number (313) 429-1070 and listen to the extension prompts to be connected to the service division you wish to speak with.

There will be NO change to daily patrol operations. Melvindale Police Department will be operating and servicing calls 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

The Police Department Lobby and City Hall will now have the same hours of operation:

Open

Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Monday – Friday 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Closed

Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

During closed lobby hours, the call box located at the front entrance of City Hall, may be utilized. The call box is a direct line to the Dearborn Dispatch Center. Upon your request Officers will immediately be dispatched to your location.

Police Chief

John Allen

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ANNUAL LAWN INSPECTIONS BEGIN APRIL 1ST

Public Notice

Annual Lawn Inspections

Annual lawn inspections begin April 1st, in accordance with city ordinance (see below).

 

Sec. 23-55. - Notice of cutting requirements.

Property inspections shall begin on April 1 of each year. Locations shall then be noted by the commissioner of public works or his designated representative and the owners/occupants will be given written notice to cut and/or clean up properties.

If by April 13 of each year, the notice to cut is not complied with, such property shall be listed by the commissioner of public works to be cut under the discretion provided for in section 23-54 hereof.

The property shall be maintained in conformity with the standards set forth in this article not less than every five calendar days. Locations not conforming to the standards will be cut in accordance with section 23-54 hereof, and the property owner shall be billed at the rates established herein (see below for rates).

(Ord. No. 476, § 8, 2-4-87; Ord. No. 476-A, 6-7-89; Ord. No. 741, art. 1, 7-15-09)

Sec. 23-57. - Rate charges.

(a)

The following rates are established for the cutting and/or cleaning up of properties other than that owned by the city:

Category A:

Residential lots: (per lot)

$300.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$600.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$900.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,200.00 for all subsequent cutting and/or cleanings.

 

Business lots: (per lot)

$325.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$650.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$975.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,300.00 for all subsequent cutting and/or cleanings.

 

 

Category B:

Residential lots: (per lot - hand mowing)

$300.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$600.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$900.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,200.00 for all subsequent cutting and/or cleanings.

 

Business lots: (per lot - hand mowing)

$325.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$650.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$975.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,300.00 for all subsequent cutting and/or cleanings.

 

 

Category C: (per lot)

$600.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,200.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,800.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$2,400.00 for all subsequent cuttings and/or cleaning.

 

Category D: (per acre)

$600.00 for the first cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,200.00 for the second cutting and/or cleaning;

$1,800.00 for the third cutting and/or cleaning;

$2,400.00 for all subsequent cuttings and/or cleaning.

 

Category E:

Multiple adjoining business lots

Appropriate charge for the first lot with each additional lot at 20% of the appropriate charge.

 

 

As used in this subsection, the reference to "first," "second," "third" or "all subsequent" cuttings and/or cleanings is to commence upon the effective date of this section, and shall be on a calendar year basis, irrespective of the ownership of the property.

(b)

An additional charge for clearing and/or removal of materials interfering with the cutting of such property, in accordance with section 23-52 of this chapter shall be established at the rate of:

$50.00 for any service charge, and $50.00 per hour per employee plus equipment, and disposal or material charges.

(c)

If the city incurs dumping charges for dumping of debris and other material which interferes with the cutting of the property, the city shall charge the owner the actual dumping fees incurred by the city.

(Ord. No. 476, § 10, 2-4-87; Ord. No. 476B, § 10, 11-15-89; Ord. No. 552, § 1, 8-7-96; Ord. No. 730, art. I, 7-16-08; Ord. No. 751, art. I, 8-4-10; Ord. No. 765, art. I, 7-16-14)

Police Officer Employment Application

The City of Melvindale Police Department is accepting applications.  CLICK HERE for details and deadlines, and CLICK HERE for an application.

Notice Regarding Disposable Wipes & Shop Towels

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) wants Water & Sewer Customers to be aware of the problems being caused by the flushing of wipes down the toilet.  Wipes clump together in pipes and cling to wastewater collection and treatment equipment, causing blockages and straining and damaging equipment.  An information video, created by GLWA in collaboration with Macomb and Oakland Counties, can be viewed by clicking here.

 

In addition to the above problem, the City of Melvindale has been having to clean out sewers which have been clogged by disposable shop towels.  These are heavy duty paper towels, such as Scott Multi-Purpose Shop Towels or Scott Rags in a Box All Purpose Towels.  Please do not flush these, or any other type of paper towels down a toilet.  It creates unnecessary problems and expense for the City and its residents.

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Municipal Offices

3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
P: 313.429.1040
F: 313.383.3993

Regular business hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch

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