While most roads in Eastpointe are in good (or fair) condition, some are in poor condition. We need to explore all options to fix these roads in poor condition. I have posted about roads before. Also, I have created a Google Map with what I have perceived as the changes since 2017, only including the roads that were PASER ratings of 2 or 3 in 2017. The map is intended to be a rough reference going into a discussion about fixing the roads in poor condition in Eastpointe. It is not meant to be perfect, as I am not a civil engineer or DPW employee. The City's professional employees and contractors would eventually review the roads (and most likely in the spring/summer when there is no snow hindering observation) and make a professional opinion, if City Council takes steps in that direction. At our last City Council meeting, we passed a motion asking our Finance Director Randy Blum to come up with different options on fixing this problem. It is expected that at our next Council meeting, which includes goal setting, that we will be provided these options.
The City in 2001 adopted a Living Wage ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to improve working people's lives by guaranteeing a better, livable wage than the minimum wage. for those that do business with the City. The Living Wage in 2019 means:
- 125% of the 2019 federal poverty level for a family of four: $32,187.50, or $16.09/hour based on a 2,000 hour work-year.
- 100% of the 2019 federal poverty level for a family or four, with healthcare benefits provided: $25,750, or $12.88/hour based on a 2,000 hour work-year.
The cities of Eastpointe, Roseville, and St. Clair Shores are beginning today a program to help prevent fatal fires. The group MI Prevention, formerly known as the Michigan Community Risk Reduction Task Force, is offering up to six smoke detectors and one carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in an applicant's home. Click here for more information about the program, and click here to apply!
There have been four fatal fires in the City in just the last few years. Let's work together and prevent fatal fires.
Make your first stop the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce when trying to find a good or service. Utilize a local business and keep your money in the area. Click here to take a look at the Chamber's directory.
How many restaurants do you think are in Eastpointe? 25? 35? How about more than 65? Check out the full map!
Please check out this map to find recreational opportunities in Eastpointe. I am willing to bet there is at least one that you did not know about...