|CITY OF MACOMB YARD WASTE SITE CLOSING FOR THE SEASON|
|The City of Macomb yard waste site located on Tower Road will be closing for the season on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 833-2821. Thank you.|
|CITY OF MACOMB YARD WASTE SITE|
|Beginning Thursday, November 7, 2013, the yard waste site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you have questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821. Thank you.|
|CITY WIDE FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING|
|The City of Macomb Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Monday, September 30, 2013. It is anticipated that it will take approximately 4 weeks to flush our entire water distribution system.
Fire hydrants will be flushed on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.
Please be advised that flushing may cause some discoloration of water. This does not represent a health hazard. However, customers are cautioned to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur. If you experience discolored water, avoid using hot water until discoloration clears and run your cold water for approximately 5-10 minutes to clear your service line.
If you do have any laundry damaged by discolored water, avoid drying the clothes. Rust remover can also be picked up at the Public works building located at 233 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Public Works Department regrets any temporary inconvenience you may experience, however, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic consumption.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
|FALL "NO STICKER" YARD WASTE PICK UP|
|The “No Sticker” Fall Yard Waste Collection will begin Monday, October 7, 2013 through Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Loose landscape waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, small branches not larger than ½ inches in diameter, etc. must be either bagged in Kraft paper bags, landscape waste bags or placed in trash containers labeled “yard waste” not weighing more than 50#. Brush and branches not exceeding three (3) inches in diameter may be bundled and tied with twine; such bundles shall be no longer than four (4) feet in length and three (3) feet in diameter. Bundles are to be tied with twine. Bundles tied with wire will not be collected. Do not place yard waste in the provided green Waste Management carts.
PLEASE NOTE WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL BE ENDING THEIR YARD WASTE PICKUP PROGRAM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013, WITH OR WITHOUT A STICKER.
|City seeking citizens to fill Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Positions|
|The City is seeking one citizen with a desire to be appointed to the Planning Commission. This is a non-compensated appointment.
The Planning Commission potentially meets the 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Planning Commission Deals with
Zone related issues, as well as land use issues and issues pertaining to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Likewise, the City is seeking one individual to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Members are paid $10.00 per meeting that they attend. The Board of Appeals potentially meets the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Board of Appeals deals primarily with issues dealing with requested variances to yard setbacks, lot sizes, building heights, replacement of non-conforming uses, etc.
There is currently one vacancy on both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested citizens must reside within the City Limits.
Contact the Office of the Mayor, 1st floor of City Hall, 8AM-1230P, 130P-5PM, M-F, to obtain a brief Questionnaire/Statement of Interest.
|Macomb City Census Information|
|Macomb City Census Information (See attached information for more details)
• Why We Need A Special Census
• An Important Message From The City
• When Census Enumerators Knock
• Earn Extra Money & Help Your Community
• Census Confidentiality
|WASTE MANAGEMENT 2013 RECYCLING SERVICE DAYS|
| Waste Management 2013 Recycling Service Days Calendar
|CITY OF MACOMB PREPARES FOR EMERGENCIES WITH TELEPHONE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM|
|When a crisis affects the City of Macomb, Emergency Management Officials must be able to reach residents instantly with warnings, information and updates. In order to ensure that residents can be contacted quickly and effectively, the City of Macomb has begun using Global Connect's Emergency Notification System, which gives municipalities the ability to call thousands of residents, staff members and volunteers within minutes.
The emergency phone system will allow the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Public Works Director or Emergency Management Coordinator to record a message in their own voice and send that message to every telephone number listed in the directory within a matter of minutes. Whether residents need to be informed of a water main break, approaching storm, hazardous material spill or other crisis, the telephone sysem is the most efficient way to reach them with the news.
The phone numbers that we have listed for this system currently do not include cell phone numbers. If you would like to include additional cell phone numbers, please log onto http:\\cityofmacomb.com/fire_department.html. Forms may also be picked up at City Hall or the Fire Department. If you have any questions, please contact the Macomb Fire Department at 836-7800.
|Designated Holidays for Garbage Pickup|
|Holidays observed by Waste Management:
New Year's Day
|DISCHARGING GRASS AND DEBRIS ONTO PUBLIC STREETS|
|Discharging debris including grass clippings and leaves while mowing can cause storm drains and lines to become clogged when rain washes the debris into or on top of the storm drains. When wet, it can also potentially create a dangerous driving condition on the street. Finally, it is a violation of the Municpal Code:
Excerpt from Municpal Code:
Sec. 20-2 (a) Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places; It shall be unlawfully to throw or deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, gutter, or other public place any material which may be harmful to the pavements thereof, or any waste material, rubbish, grass, leaves, branches, glass, tacks, nails or other substances or articles.
Your Cooperation in following this ordinance would be much appreicated.