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Pike Street/Clinton River Trail Connector Informational Meetings - August 15th

Please join one of the two public information meetings regarding the road improvement project on Pike Street that will help create a trail connection for the Clinton River Trail
Pike Street Improvements Public Meeting
Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pontiac City Council Chambers
Pontiac Eastside Community Meeting - Pike St. Improvements
Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Prospect Missionary Baptist Church
351 Prospect St.
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Library End of Summer Reading Fair and Pop-Up Festival - Saturday Aug. 20th

On August 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Pontiac Public Library will be presenting and End of Summer Reading Fair and Pop-Up Festival
The Reading Fair will offer Mobile Gaming, Arts & Crafts, Free Food and more
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The Pop-up Festival feature 20 vendors
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Downtown Pontiac Farmers Market - Sundays During Summer - Check here for dates

Farmers Market Flyer 2_Page_2Fresh produce throughout the Summer in Downtown Pontiac from 1:00  to 4:00 p.m. at Hidden River Park, 11 N. Saginaw St.
Sunday Dates:
August 14th
September 18th
October 16th
October 30th (Healthy Halloween)
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Special June 19th Farmers Market
Father's Day & Juneteenth Celebration
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Road Closures - University Drive,  Kennett Road and ML King Jr. Blvd

University Drive Closed at GTW Bridge: Between June 20, 2022 and August 20, 2022, University Drive will be closed at the GTW bridge.  Please select alternative routes:
EASTBOUND: University Drive to south on MLK Boulevard to Featherstone, from Featherstone
to Opdyke Road, and then back to University Drive 
WESTBOUND: University Drive to south on Opdyke Road; From Opdyke Road to Featherstone,  from Featherstone to MLK Boulevard, and then back to University Drive. 
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Kennett Road to Close at CN & GTW Railroad Bridge will be closed from Friday, July 29, 2022 to  August 20, 2022.  Please select alternative routes:
EASTBOUND: northbound Cesar E. Chavez Avenue to North Telegraph Road; from North Telegraph Road to Walton Boulevard, from Walton to Baldwin Ave. and back to W.: Kennett Road
WESTBOUND: W. Kenneth Road to Baldwin Ave. to Montcalm, from Montcalm to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, and the back to W. Kennett Road
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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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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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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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Council Adopted 2022-2023  Budget

The City Council has adopted the budget for 2022-2023. Click here to download Read More

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.
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Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins Friday April 1st

Curbside yard waste collection will begin on Friday, April 1st and continues through November 30th. 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

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
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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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