The Governor announced the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives program to protect the public health amidst the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus) pandemic. Please review the Governor's webpage regarding this program, and do your best to keep your neighbors safe.
There have now been at least 1,228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eastpointe since March. Everyone please Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Save Lives. Please treat this very seriously. At the City, we are continuously analyzing the situation regarding COVID-19.
All large events have been canceled (or postponed) in the City. City workers are being careful, and we are taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy.
Fortunately, vaccine distribution has begun. Firefighters in Eastpointe have started to receive vaccinations. For more information, visit the Macomb County Health Department's vaccine page, or the State's Vaccine Dashboard.
[UPDATE 4/5/2020: I have introduced a second document outlining a sampling of ethics/legal offenders in the Metro Detroit area]
At our last City Council meeting, we populated the Ethics Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. The goal of the five-person committee is to propose changes to the City Council regarding the Ethics Ordinance. The committee consists of two City Councilpersons, myself and Councilman Rob Baker, and three residents: Mike Klinefelt, Gary Lippard Jr., and Walter Martin.
Each year, the City has an opportunity to buy foreclosed homes from Macomb County. For many years now, the City has opted to buy these homes. For a few years, the City would bundle all the properties and sell them to the highest bidder. Usually, this worked decently well. But sometimes, it did not work well. The City would be having Dangerous Building Hearings on some of these properties, because the contractor let the bad ones go, while making a profit on the nicer homes. We have now adopted a poicy that should address this downfall. In general, the City will now only sell homes to non-profits, or will renovate them itself and sell them on the market. Please review our Tax Reversion Policy here to see all the details.