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Adopt a Flowerbed Program

The Parks and Recreation Commission is doing an Adopt a Flowerbed Program again this year.  If you are interested, please click here for the brochure (PDF) and contact information.

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

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COUNTY OF WAYNE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:

April 3, 2019

Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds

County of Wayne

Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness

Community Wellness

500 Griswold Street, 28th floor

Detroit, MI 48226

On or about May 1, 2019 the Charter of Wayne County will request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release federal funds under Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93.383), as amended, for the following project:

Coogan Terrace Apartments in Melvindale, Wayne County, Michigan

From the FY 2018 HOME Funding Costs – $500,000.00

These funds will be for residential use.

Public Comment on Finding

All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration. Such written comments should be received at the County’s address listed above on or before April 19, 2019. All such comments so received will be considered and the County will not request the release of Federal funds or take administrative action on the within project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.

Release of Funds

The County of Wayne will undertake the project described above with HOME Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) under Title I of the Housing & Urban Development Act of 1974. The County of Wayne is certifying to HUD that the County of Wayne and Executive Warren C. Evans, in his capacity as County Executive, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the County of Wayne may use the HOME Grant funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Objections to County and HUD Release of Funds

HUD, Detroit Area Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the County of Wayne’s certification received for a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County of Wayne (b) the County of Wayne has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to HUD, Detroit Area Office, Patrick V. McNamara Building, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Potential objectors should contact HUD, Detroit Area Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Terry Carroll

Program Administrator;

Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness

Posted: April 3, 2019

Wayne County PSA - Testimonial

A Public Service Announcement from the Wayne County Treasurer's Office:

In today’s PSA, taxpayers share their experiences with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.

Below, you will find links to the video on Youtube and Google Drive.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scc5nafcmVk

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CeNM7QsAOYHDZa4Tx3gPQq7WhCXp-11z/view


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)

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Days

Wayne County Department of Public Service's Land Resource Management Division (LRMD) has finalized its schedule of countywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for 2019.  The HHW collections are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Henry Ford Community College (click for brochure) located at 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn;
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Westland Shopping Center (click for brochure) located at 35000 Warren Road and Nankin Blvd. in Westland; and
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus (click for brochure) located at 21000 Northline Road, Taylor.

 

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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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