|Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system|
|The City of Macomb has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Macomb officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city/county.
This system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
Click Here to register your phone number
|CITY REMINDS RESIDENTS TO REMOVE SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS|
|The City of Macomb is reminding residents and property owners in Macomb to remove snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. The repeated snow fall has created hazardous conditions on sidewalks for pedestrians, letter carriers and students. In particular areas, some individuals have been forced to walk in the street in order to get to schools and businesses.
The City of Macomb has an ordinance that makes it the responsibility of the owner or occupant of a business or residence to keep the sidewalks abutting the premises free from snow and other obstructions. "We want folks to know keeping sidewalks clear is not just an ordinance, it is the right thing to do", said Mayor Mike Inman. "It is so important for the safety of our students, mail carriers, delivery folks and pedestrians in general, to keep sidewalks clear of snow. It is especially important around schools and businesses," Inman added. Inman stated he understood snow removal can be difficult for some people, both physically demanding and an expense, "I would encourage people who live in neighborhoods where they know folks who are homebound, or otherwise unable to clear the snow from their sidewalks, to be good neighbors and help each other,where and when they can." Thank you for cooperation.
|SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION|
|The City of Macomb has declared a Snow Emergency effective at 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 until 8:00 A.M., Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Residents living on designated snow routes are reminded that parking on snow routes is prohibited during a snow emergency. Vehicles parked on snow routes should be removed immediately. Vehicles are subject to tow, at the owner's expense. Any owner or operator violating this shall be fined $50.00 plus impound costs.
Accumulating snow has begun to fall in the Macomb area. Forecast amounts for this storm, range from 5 to 8 inches, falling mainly tonight through the overnight hours into Wednesday morning. Forecasts are also calling for blowing snow and temperatures falling to well below zero on Wednesday night. Very low temperatures will render melting agents, such as salt, on roadways ineffective thereby prolonging hazardous driving conditions.
Residents are encouraged to minimize unnecessary travel. If travel is necessary, use extreme caution; allow for greater stopping distances at intersection and slower speeds to maintain safety.
Designated Snow Routes are:
Adams Street from Randolph Street to the west city limits
Bower Road from University Drive to Jackson Street
Calhoun Street from Campbell Street to Bonham Street
Candy Lane its entire length
Carroll Street from Lafayette Street to Western Avenue and from Randolph Street to Prairie Avenue
Deer Road its entire length
Dudley Street its entire length
Grant Street its entire length
Harmony Lane its entire length
Jefferson Street its entire length
Johnson Street its entire length
Lafayette Street from Washington Street to Grant Street
Maple Avenue its entire length
Murray Street from Johnson Street to Western Avenue
McArthur Street from Washington Street to Grant Street
Pearl Street its entire length
Pierce Street from Johnson Street to State Street
Piper Street from Candy Lane to Pearl Street
Prairie Avenue its entire length
Randolph Street from Washington Street to Grant Street and from Calhoun Street to Glenwood Park
Tower Road from Wigwam Hollow Road to Lafayette Street
University Drive from wigwam Hollow Road to Western Avenue, from Western Avenue to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette Street to Bower Road
Ward Street its entire length
Washington Street from Lafayette Street to Ward Street and from Campbell Street to White Street
Western Avenue from Adams Street to University Drive
Wheeler Street from Prairie Avenue to the east city limits
White Street its entire length
Wigwam Hollow Road its entire length
The City of Macomb would like to thank the Macomb Citizens for their cooperation during this Snow Emergency. Please drive with extreme caution. Thank you.
|Waste Management 2014 Recycling Service Days Calendar|
|Waste Management 2014 Recycling Service Days Calendar
|ON LINE PAYMENT OPTIONS|
|The City of Macomb is now offering the following options for on-line payments:
View and manage your water account
Pay your water deposit or monthly water bill
Pay parking tickets, ordinance violations and other miscellaneous fees.
Please visit the City of Macomb's website at www.cityofmacomb.com or the kiosk located in the hallway in City Hall next to the water counter for more information.
Please note that is is very important you enter your account number and service location exactly as shown on your bill. Also, please be careful to distinguish between the letter "O" and the number zero "0" when entering information.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding these options, please call the Water Department at (309)833.2031. Thank you.
|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.
|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.