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Notice Re: Closing of City Hall in Response to MDHHS Emergency Orders

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


In Response to MDHHS Orders, City Hall is temporarily closed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Pursuant to the guidelines being enforced for Health and Safety regarding the COVID -19 virus, City Hall located at 3100 Oakwood Boulevard, Melvindale, MI, has been temporarily closed to the public.  However, we will still be maintaining a strong online accessible presence in order to continue to assist in providing timely and efficient services.  We will be continuously monitoring our phone calls, email and mail for all incoming communication.

 

The following are the contact phone numbers for various City departments.  While the order is in effect, most employees will be working from home, and will have to return your call as soon as possible; therefore, please leave a detailed message.

 

  • City Hall: 313-429-1040
  • City Clerk: 313-429-1055
  • Police Dept: 313-429-1070
  • City Treasurer: 313-429-1065
  • Fire Dept: 313-943-2866
  • City Assessor: 313-429-1045
  • Emergency: 911
  • Building Dept: 313-429-1060
  • Mayor’s Office: 313-429-1051
  • Water/DPW Depts: 313-429-1064

 

PAYMENTS

 

·         Drop boxes: Residents can avoid coming inside City Hall by utilizing the 24-hour drop box. Please provide as much detail as possible, noting on the check and envelope if the payment is intended for the Building Department, Water Department, a tax bill or other purpose. 

 

·         By mail: Bill payments can be sent to the City of Melvindale through USPS.

 

·         Online: Residents can pay online at https://bsaonline.com/?uid=387.  Additional processing fees may apply.

 

 By telephone: Residents can pay via telephone 855-414-9017.  Additional processing fees may apply.

 




 

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)

Wi-Fi Hotspot Map from Connected Nation Michigan (CNMI)

On June 11, 2020, the Wayne County COVID-19 Situation Report included the following information regarding Wi-Fi Hotspots:

The COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote and distance learning has only increased the need for residents and students to have easy access to broadband services. In response, the State of Michigan, in partnership with the Connected Nation Michigan, released a statewide Wi-Fi hotspot map to assist residents who currently lack internet access at home.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WI-FI HOTSPOT MAP WEBPAGE.

Frost Law Notice

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2021 AT 7:00 AM, ALL CITY STREETS DECLARED FROST LAW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

The maximum axle load allowable on concrete pavements, or pavements with a concrete base, shall be reduced by 25 percent. These streets include: Schaefer, Rialto, Seaway Drive and Francis.  The maximum axle loads allowable on all other types of roads shall be reduced by 35 percent from the maximum axle loads.


City Ordinance 514 SEC. 21-221 (e,f)

(e)

During the months of March, April and May in each year, the maximum axle load allowable on concrete pavements, or pavements with a concrete base, shall be reduced by 25 percent from the maximum axle loads as specified heretofore in this article, and the maximum axle loads allowable on all other types of roads during these months shall be reduced by 35 percent from the maximum axle loads as herein specified. The maximum wheel load shall not exceed 525 pounds per inch of tire width on concrete and concrete base, or 450 pounds per inch of tire width on all other roads during the period the seasonal road restrictions are in effect.

(f)

The superintendent of DPW or his designee, the director of weights and measures, the ordinance officer or any police officer may suspend the restrictions imposed by this article when and where in his discretion conditions of the highways so warrant and may impose the restricted loading requirements of this section on designated highways at any other time that the conditions of the highway may require.

Wayne Metro Cares: Relief and Recovery Services

CLICK HERE for information on Wayne Metro Cares: Relief and Recovery Services

With Detroit and Wayne County residents facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne Metro has inaugurated a new CARES Relief & Recovery Services program, making $11 million available to provide assistance to area individuals and families with immediate needs. The program is being funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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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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