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Pontiac Health & Wellness Fair - Friday March 31st

On Friday, March 31, 2023, there will be a Health & Wellness Fair held at the UWM Sports Complex, 867 S. Boulevard, Pontiac MI  48341.  This event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last until 3:00 p.m. No appointments needed
Attendees will be able to:
  • Engage with Healthcare Professionals
  • Free health and Cancer Screenings
  • Learn "Stop the Bleed" techniques
  • NARCAN and Clean-Needle Education
  • Vaccinations
Click here to download the flyer
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Oakland County to Provide $5 Million Grants to Oakland County Senior Centers

Oakland County will be giving $5 Million in grants from the American Recovery Plan Act Investment to twenty-nine senior centers from all corners of Oakland County. Grants will range from $25,000-$250,000.
Projects can include:
  • Kitchens
  • Roofs
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Recreational Facilities and Activities
Click here for the official press release
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12/03/2022 08:55 am

WRAP (Water Assistance Program)

Available through the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), WRAP provides assistance to low-income residences including:
  • Home Water Audit
  • Conservation Education
  • Plumbing repairs up to $2,000
  • Monthly Credit and Help with Arrears
  • Household Assistance
  • First payment mad at initial enrollment

Go to for more information
Click here to download the Great Lakes Water Authority WRAP  flyer
Click here to download the Oakland/Livingston Human Services Association LIHWAP Flyer
Click here to download the Oakland County United Way WRAP flyer Read More

Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)

Available through the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), OLSHA and Oakland County United Way, WRAP provides assistance to low-income residences including:
  • Home Water Audit
  • Conservation Education
  • Plumbing repairs up to $2,000
  • Monthly Credit and Help with Arrears
  • Household Assistance
  • First payment mad at initial enrollment

Go to for more information
Click here to download the Great Lakes Water Authority WRAP  flyer
Click here to download the Oakland/Livingston Human Services Association LIHWAP Flyer
Click here to download the Oakland County United Way WRAP flyer Read More

iamPontiac Summer Intern Program - Register Today!

iamPontiac is a Summer Internship Program through Oakland County Michigan Works!
This 8-week program provides young people ages 16-24 the opportunity to gain experience and  relationships.

Click here to download the flyer for important registration information

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Pontiac Receives Over 62 Acres of Park Land from Crown Enterprises

Crown Enterprises has donated over 62 Acres of park land to the City of Pontiac, expanding the size of Murphy Park, more than doubling its size to over 100 acres. The expansion will also connect the park to the Clinton River trail.
Click here for the official press release
The below images (click to open) show the before and after images of Murphy Park
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City Requests Qualifications for General Contractors for Home Repair Program

The City of Pontiac, Community Development Department is seeking skilled general contractors to perform home repairs for owner occupied, single-family homes through the Home Repair Program. 
Click here to visit the Purchasing webpage.
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MDOT Public Discussion - I75 Ramp Closure February 27th

On Monday, February 27tth at 4:00 p.m., MDOT will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed ramp closure on the I-75 BL in Oakland County.
The meeting will be held at the Centerpoint Marriott, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway.
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City Wide Community Cleanup - Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd

In celebration of Earth Day, there will be a City-Wide Community Clean Up from Monday, April 17, 2023 through Saturday, April 22, 2023 communitywidecleanup2023 Read More

$1.3 Million Stormwater Improvement Project Set In Pontiac

Oakland County Water Resources Commission has started a new stormwater improvement project in Pontiac named Norton Street Innovation. This project will improve water quality and create a gathering space for the community to enjoy. The $1.3 million project is being funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the American Rescue Plan with 100% loan forgiveness.  
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Golf Drive & Bagley Street Set to Receive Federal Reconstruction Dollars

A key thoroughfare in Pontiac in critical need of reconstruction is set to undergo major improvements thanks to a federal grant of $3.2 million recently approved in Washington. In 2022, the City of Pontiac submitted a congressionally directed spending request to Congressman Andy Levin (9th District) for the Golf Drive and Bagley Street Reconstruction Project
Click here to read the official press release
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Pontiac Celebrates Black History Month

Visit our Pontiac Black History page to find out about events happening this month.

Included on the page are profiles of famous local and national African Americans.
Click here to visit the page. Read More

Small Business Roundtable - Thursday February 16, 2023

Come join with other small business partners in this roundtable discussion about funding opportunities for small businesses.
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City Hall Closed for Presidents Day Feb. 20th - No Change in Curbside Trash Collection

City hall will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023, for the Presidents Day holiday. There will be no change in the GFL curbside trash collection schedule. City Hall will re-open on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Read More

Daddy-Daughter Dance/Papi hija cena y baile February 11th 5PM - Lafayette Grand

Just in time for Valentine's Day! On February 11, 2023, Parks and Recreation presents the Pontiac Princess Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance at the Lafayette Grand!
Click here to download the flyer
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District Court Experience Phone & Email Outages

The 50th District Court is currently experiencing technical difficulties. While the court is open to the public, external communications are limited. Phones and emails are not accessible to court users. Services are expected to be restored by 8:30 a.m., January 31, 2023. Further updates will be provided vie the website. The court apologies for any inconveniences experienced.

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Nonprofit Coffee Chat - Friday February 3rd

Join us for the kickoff of Nonprofit Coffee Chat on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakland Livingston Human Services Assocation at 196 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., fourth floor.
This is sponsored by the Oakland University Pontiac initiative. Read More

Winter Heating Bill Assistance - Call 2-1-1 for Assistance

Consumers Energy is providing $7.25 million to help customers pay winter heating bills.  Monies are being distributed through the Salvation Army,  United Way of South Central Michigan, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and MIchigan Veterans Trust Fund.  Calling 2-1-1 will connect you with local agencies and help you get assistance. Consumers Energy customers also should call 800-477-5050 to assist with billing challenges.
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Warming Center - Bowens Senior Center Sat. Feb. 4th 8am-5pm

The Robert Bowens Senior Center will be available on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. as a warming center. 
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12/04/2022 08:45 am

Pontiac-Based Mental Health Resources

Mental health plays an important role in our overall well being. There are area agencies available to help Pontiac residents find the support that they need.

Click here to download the flyer or click here to visit the city's mental health information page. Read More

City Hall Closed for Dr. ML King Jr. Day - Trash Collection Delayed

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
GFL curbside trash collection schedule will be delayed one day, with Monday's trash collected on Tuesday and so forth with Friday's trash collected on Saturday.
City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
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01/01/2023 08:33 am

Winter Festival - Saturday January 14th 5-9 PM

Come join in the fun of the inaugural Winter Festival on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall.
The festival includes food, shopping, music, ice skating, polar express rides, hot chocolate, smores and more
Click here to download the flyer
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12/06/2022 08:44 am

Galloway Lake Park Re-Design Project Town Hall Feb. 2, 2023

There will be a town hall on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 47450 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac Michigan to discuss the Galloway Lake Park Redesign Project.
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Oakland Park Public Art Town Hall-Wednesday January 18th

There will be a Public Art in Oakland Park Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 47450 Woodward Ave. The discussion will involve a grant opportunity to install a work of publc art in Oakland Park that will be either interactive or skateable
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12/16/2022 09:48 am

City Hall Closed for New Year's Day Holiday - No Change in Trash Collection Schedule

ARCHIVE City Hall was closed Friday, December 30, 2022 and Monday, January 2, 2023 for the New Year’s Day holiday.
There will be no change in the GFL curbside trash collection schedule.
City Hall offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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12/05/2022 08:45 am

Road Closures -  Kennett Road and ML King Jr. Blvd

Hollywood Ave. between W. Kennett Rd & W. Mansfield Ave. permanently closed effective August 22, 2022. Click here for the announcement by Racer Trust

ML King Jr. Blvd. closed at CN/GTW Railroad Bridge. Due to a need for critical structural repairs, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be closed at the CN/GTW bridge for vehicular and pedestrian traffic until repairs can be completed.
MLK Jr. Blvd will remain open between Woodward Ave. and the bridge, but will be closed between the bridge and South Blvd. E.
WESTBOUND SOUTH BLVD.: South Blvd. to Woodward Ave. Woodward Ave. south back to ML King Blvd. Ave.
EASTBOUND SOUTH BLVD.:: Northbound Woodward Avenue to South Blvd.
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12/03/2022 08:51 am

Tree of Hope Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza Parade December 2nd & 3rd

Holiday Events in Pontiac kicked off on Friday, December 2nd with the Tree of Hope lighting and carol sing downtown starting at  5:30  p.m. in front of the 50th District Court Building. 
On Saturday, December 3rd,  the Holiday Extravaganza began at 8:00 with a scholarship & awards ceremony, followed by the WinterFUN Festival at 8:30 a.m., finishing up with the  Annual Holiday Parade from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Seniors can watch the parade from inside the warming center. Click here for more information.

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12/02/2022 08:50 am

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Ends December 2nd

Curbside yard waste collection  continues through December 2nd. Yard waste must be in 30-gallon paper bags or in a 10-35 gallon trash can that has a Yard Waste sticker clearly visible. Branches and twigs with a diameter up to 2 inches and up to 4 feet in length must be tied with rope or twine. Raking yard waste and other debris into the street may result in a citation. Click here for full guidelines: Read More
11/30/2022 08:47 am

Tall Grass/Weeds Ordinance Notice

Beginning May 1st, Code Enforcement Officers will begin enforcing Article III, Section 122-71 of the City's Municipal Code regarding nuisance vegetation including tall grass and weeds.
Tall grass and weeds greater than eight (8) inches in height are in violation of the ordinance as well as any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush.
Violation of this ordinance may cause a fine of up to $500 plus the cost to cut, trim, destroy or remove the vegetation.
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11/26/2022 08:49 am

(November 26 2022) Small Business Saturday - Nov. 26 12-5 PM Flagstar Strand Theater

Come celebrate Pontiac's small business by attending Pontiac Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 North Saginaw Street in downtown Pontiac. Read More
11/11/2022 08:50 am

(November 11, 2022) City Hall Closed - Nov. 11th Veterans Day

City Hall was closed on Friday, November 11th for the Veterans Day holiday. There was no change in the GFL curbside trash collection schedule. City Hall offices will re-open on Monday, November 14th at 8:00 a.m. Read More
11/08/2022 08:48 am

(November 8 2022) Millage Ballot Proposal Information

Headlee Amendment
The Headlee Amendment of 1978 affects the amount municipalities are able to collect for property taxes that provide services to its residents. The City of Pontiac has seen substantial losses in revenue due to these restrictions. The November 8, 2022 ballot includes a proposed 1.0868 millage increase to offset those losses.
Click here to read about the history of the Headlee amendment, how it has affected city property tax revenues.
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11/07/2022 08:49 am

(November 07 2022 ) CDBG Town Hall - November 7th

CDBG Town Hall - Thursday,  Monday November 7th
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) brings federal dollars into the City of Pontiac for important projects.  A Town Hall was held to find out how the City can use it to improve the quality of life for our residents.
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11/01/2022 08:48 am

(November 01 2022) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURVEY - Response Deadline November 1st

Economic Development Survey 2022 Print - CopyECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDERS SURVEY
Survey Response Deadline: November 1st
The Community Development Department conducted a survey of businesses and residents which is intended to gather input regarding current economic, business, and workforce conditions in the Pontiac region. The responses to this survey will help inform future policy and programming decisions by the City of Pontiac. Your response is greatly appreciated.
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07/01/2022 08:52 am

Council Adopted 2022-2023  Budget

The City Council has adopted the budget for 2022-2023. Click here to download Read More
07/01/2022 08:53 am

Phoenix Roof Update

Phoenix Center Amphitheater Roof Update

After the December 11, 2021 storm tore the roof of the Phoenix Amphitheater, Lee Construction was immediately called in to remove large sections of the tensile roof.

The City has worked with contractors to get the remain pieces of canvas removed.
Work continues to replace the tensile roof.
Click here for complete Report


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06/01/2022 08:46 am

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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06/01/2022 08:53 am

City Receives $90,000 Grant From NextFifty Initiative

The City of Pontiac has received funding from NextFifty Initiative. This funding will allow The City of Pontiac to advance its effort to support those 50 and older in Pontiac through investments in its senior centers and the services they provide
Click here to read the entire press release. Read More
03/28/2022 08:58 am

Executive Order For Street Vendors

Executive Order 2022-01 - Non Stationary Vendors
On the evening of March 28, 2022, it was brought to the attention of the administration that there is a gray area in Article XIXa Mobile Food Vehicle Vendors. This gray area made it difficult to regulate all mobile food vendors with equity. On March 29, 2022, I executed Executive Order 2022-01 which temporarily creates a new class of mobile food vendors to be regulated. This will allow for the equitable regulation of all mobile food vendors while also giving the Pontiac City Council time to adequately review and modify the requisite city ordinances as they see fit. 
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