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Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Franklin Blvd., Clay Ave.

A precautionary boil water notice will be in effect November 8, 2018 for 99-150 Franklin Blvd in Pontiac. This notice is due to scheduled water system repair and will affect approximately 11 residential connections and 2 commercial connections (0 food service connections). Click here to read the official notice.

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Curbside Yard Waste Collection Ends December 1st

Weekly curbside yard waste collection ends on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Yard waste must be in 30-gallon paper bags or 10 to 35 gallon trash can clearly labeled "Yard Waste" (containers must weight less than 50 lbs.) Never rake or dump yard waste or other debris into the street. This is a violation of city ordinance and will result in a fine.
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City Expands Efforts to Address Potholes

The Department of Public Works is taking several steps to address the onslaught of potholes. These steps include: Additional Patching Crew, Saturday Patching, Negotiating with Contractor for additional crew and posting updates on the city website.  Click here to read the complete document. DPW has gotten hundreds of potholes repaired and most of our streets swept. Click here for the 2017-2018 Pothole Repair Report. 

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Lane Closures on Woodward Ave. (BL75) and Perry St. (BL75)

Construction on Perry Street (BL-75) will begin on July 11, 2018.  The right lane will be closed in both directions from Woodward to Giddings until approximately October 15th.  This lane closure may cause delays. Click here for the updated traffic advisory. 

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Harvard President and Pontiac Central Alumnus Speaks to Youth

Pontiac's Own Harvard President L Bacow visited Pontiac and wants to support our youth. He wants to help them achieve higher education by attending Harvard Click here to read the article. Read More

City Released from State Oversight

Governor Snyder has signed the order that completely removes the City of Pontiac from state oversight ending eight years of state control. Click here to read the details. Read More

Council Adopted 2019-2021 Budget

The Council Adopted 2019-2021 Budget is now available online. Proposed 2019-2021 Annual Budgets (pdf) Read More

Fire Pits Not Allowed in Pontiac

Please remember that fire pits are not allowed in the City of Pontiac. Only seasoned fire wood is allowed. No yard waste, scrap wood, paper or leaves are allowed. Click here to read the guidelines. Read More

Medical Marihuana Proposal 1 Recount Information

On August 27, 2018, the Oakland County Clerk accepted a recount petition for Proposal 1 from the August 7th primary. The recount commenced on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the Oakland County Elections Division.
The results of the recount for Proposal 1 are:
Yes 3896 No 3895
Click here for detailed results of the recount.
Click here for the meeting notice
Click here for the notification of the recount

Click here to read the full language of the proposal.
Vote totals:
Proposal 1 Yes 3,900   No 3,894 
Proposal 2 Yes 3,611   No 3,563
Proposal 3 Yes 3,495   No 3,526 Read More

New City of Pontiac Business Guide

"The Link" is Pontiac's new Business Guide providing information about events and developments happening in the city. In the back is a complete directory of Pontiac Businesses.
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Spirit of Pontiac Summer Newsletter

The Spirit of Pontiac newsletter is a joint initiative between the City of Pontiac and Oakland University.
Click here to read the Summer 2018 Newsletter. Read More

City Crime Rate Drops

The Detroit News reports that Pontiac has seen a 37 percent decrease in violent crime since 2011.
Click here to read the article.

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