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ANNUAL LAWN INSPECTIONS BEGIN APRIL 1ST

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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)

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.

Filing Video/Cable Complaints

May 1, 2017

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is responsible for the implementation and oversight of Public Act 480 of 2006 - Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act.  Section 10 of the Act provides a video/cable dispute resolution process at the MPSC to be used by customers, providers, and franchise entities (municipalities).  This dispute resolution process allows customers who are unable to resolve their video/cable television complaints with their provider to file a complaint with the MPSC.

Complaints may be filed online, by telephone, fax, or mail.  The below contact information is also available on the MPSC webpage:
 
Address:
Michigan Public Service Commission
Attn: Video Franchise
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone:
(800) 292-9555
Fax:
(517) 284-8200
Online:
 
NOTE: THE MPSC DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY REGARDING SATELLITE TELEVISION COMPLAINTS OR INTERNET SERVICES.  FOR THESE TYPES OF COMPLAINTS, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AT (877) 382-4357 OR https://www.ftc.gov, OR THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AT (877) 765-8388.
 

 

Water Residential Assistance Program

For information on the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP), call (313) 386-WRAP (9727), or visit www.waynemetro.org/wrap.

Notice: Sidewalk Ordinance

Sec. 19-31. – Construction; repair.

All sidewalks in the city shall be constructed, maintained and repaired by the owner of the lands adjacent thereto or improved thereby in the manner provided hereafter and within 20 days after notice is given to the owner as hereinafter prescribed; provided, in case such owner neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article , the city may construct, maintain or repair or cause such sidewalk to be constructed, maintained or repaired and assess the cost thereof against the owner of the land adjacent to or improved by same, together with an additional penalty in the amount equal to 20 percent of the cost of such construction, maintenance or repair as the case may be, and such cost together with the amount of the penalty shall be a charge upon a lien against the land adjacent thereto or improved thereby.

(Ord. No. 496, § 2, 6-6-90)

 
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Melvindale, MI 48122
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