Please take a moment to review the City of Eastpointe's map Snow Removal Priorities map.
At our City Council meeting on Tuesday, we had Green for Life (GFL), our refuse contractor, at the meeting, to confront them about their employees throwing yard waste and recycling in with the trash. GFL promised to fix this issue. If you see this occur August 4, 2021, or later, please let me know.
It is also true though that some residents have improperly combined recycling with garbage, or compost with garbage. This article is to help educate our community. Please check out the following:
- DPW's Refuse Information page: https://eastpointemi.gov/departments/public_works_and_divisions/dpw_department/refuse_information.php
- Direct Link to Refuse, Recycling, and Compost Information: https://cms9files.revize.com/eastpointemi/Refuse-Recycle-Compost.pdf
As we did last year, shown is the fiscal year 2021-2022 water bill explained. The rates have been updated. The combined water and sewer treatment rate increase is 2% from last year, based on usage. Originally, City Administration proposed a 4.5% increase, and we were able to work it down to 2%.
Learn how to save water!
Looking for something cool to do today, without leaving home? Check out the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant... in 3D! Not only can you check out the museum, but you can go on a scavenger hunt for Eastpointe's own Halfway 1921 Model T Chemical Fire Truck. How long will it take you to find it?
Hit the homepage and scroll down just a bit to explore the museum in 3D... https://www.fordpiquetteplant.org
?????♀️?? We are reconstructing Nine Mile... it's time to reimagine Eastpointe! ????♀️???♀️?
Wednesday, June 2 at 6pm we will be having a Special Meeting to brainstorm ideas for Nine Mile. Please come out and share your thoughts! Or, share them here!
At the February 2, 2021 City Council meeting, the City Council made the following motion that passed:
On Monday, annual campaign finance reports were due. Here is mine, for transparency.
The county maintains a list of committees with outstanding fees: https://macomb.mi.campaignfinance.us/iOutstandingLFFs.php
And on Wednesday, I gave blood! #DoubleReds
P.S. Alysa and I make a few minor appearances ?
It has now been another year that I have been on Eastpointe City Council. What a year this sixth year has been. Hopefully your family and friends have been healthy and continue to be.
We hired a new City Manager, Elke Doom. Fortunately, she has been able to continue many projects approved by City Council, even with an active pandemic, including those that are more convenient while there is less traffic on the roads. We of course did not plan ahead for this, but many projects have been completed on City infrastructure this year. We paved streets, the County paved streets, and the State paved streets. And I-94 is planned to be reconstructed in the near future.
In addition to streets, we also replaced the water main on Donald Street, every lead service line between Toepfer and Stephens, and many storm sewers and catch basins. The City is taking seriously its responsibility to rid the water system of lead pipes. It will take some time, but as long as we continue to treat our water, there is no harm to the public.