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2017 SCARECROW CONTEST UNDERWAY
The City’s BART Board (Beautification, Art and Tree Board) is holding a scarecrow decorating contest!  Check out the 23 scarecrows scattered around the City and vote for your favorite one! (One ballot per person please).  A ballot can be picked up at any City building or print one out from this link.  The ballot has a map with the addresses where the scarecrows are located.  Have fun looking for your favorite scarecrow and get your ballot back to the City by October 31st.  The winner will be announced on November 9th.
2017 WINTER SKYWARN TRAINING
Oakland County Homeland Security is hosting a National Weather Service Winter Spotter training class on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM – Noon, located at Executive Office Building in Pontiac. MORE INFO
MICHIGAN CITIES IN TROUBLE ????
Watch SaveMiCity, a presentation by the Michigan Municipal League that highlights what needs to be done to "fix" governance and economic issues in Michigan as they pertain to the funding of our municipalities...

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Residents may notice activity in Scotia Park soon.  While the actual construction will begin in mid-September, the Department of Public Works will be on-site shortly to remove shrubs and cement in anticipation of the renovation.  The project  is anticipated to last 6 weeks following the start date so the park will be ready for concerts in 2018! 

 

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HOUSING OPTIONS FOR AN AGING POPULATION REPORT COMPLETED
The Senior Advisory Committee has completed a report entitled "Housing Options for an Aging Population". It will be presented to the City Commission for their consideration at the April 25th City Commission meeting.  The report is the culmination of years of efforts of the Committee to study the need for and feasibility of senior housing options in the City.  A copy of the report is available HERE
The City of Huntington Woods, The Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) are proud of the fine drinking water they supply and are honored to provide this report to you. The 2016 Consumers Annual Report on Water Quality shows the sources of our water, lists the results of our tests, and contains important information about water and health. We will notify you immediately if there is ever any reason for concern about our water. We are pleased to show you how we have surpassed water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
DTE Tree Trimming
DTE has advised the City they will performing tree trimming as part of their ongoing maintenance program in Huntington Woods this year. The area to be worked on is on this map shaded in green. At this time they have not provided us with a date that the work will begin. DTE does communicate with residents along the proposed trim route using letters, phone calls, knocking on doors and leaving door hangers if no one is home. Residents will be informed about trimming or removals on their property before the work begins. They do not remove trees without permission. More information on their communication plan can be found at this link.
Skywarn is a training program from Oakland County. Individuals are trained to accurately observe certain weather phenomena such as cloud features that can lead to tornadoes and to identify storms that can cause damage. The class covers what information to report and how to report it. There are multiple training dates available and the free training lasts 1 1/2 hours. Read More
2012 AND 2015 OLDER ADULT STUDIES AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

Prior to the ongoing discussion about senior-oriented housing, the City commissioned two studies. One was to survey needs of older adults and the other studied the 11 Mile municipal property and looked at age-specific housing. Both studies can be viewed on our website at these links:

2015 Needs Assessment

2012 Survey Findings

The City is happy to announce it has a new mobile app. Donated by a HW resident, the app is available for free for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Search for “Huntington Woods” in your app store and download it today! It is a perfect way to stay informed about City activities and be connected with City staff. Download the app to receive push notifications of important information, view the City calendar and connect through social media – all with the simple tap of a button. Learn more here!
BICYCLE ROUTES READY
Start Pedaling... Get On that Bike !

Recently you may have noticed new stencil markings featuring a bicyclist on the pavement of Borgman, Lincoln and Scotia. These stencils are called "sharrows" and they are used to mark a designated bike route that connects Huntington Woods with our neighboring communities.  A copy of the bike route can be found on the attached map.  The markings also are to remind motorists to share the road with bicyclists.  View map...... Here

RATS ! ! ....YOUR YARD AND THESE CRITTERS......

Peter Brasseur from Ecotec pest Control discusses the issue with the City Commission.  Data is offered on the problem, the current status of these rodents in Huntington Woods, and ways to keep you yard free from these vermin...View Video Presentation here

The idea of re-establishing a block captain program has been discussed by both the Emergency Advisory Committee and Communication Advisory Committee while they review alternative methods of communication in the event of a disaster. Read More
SPRING ELECTRONICS, SCRAP METAL, BOOK COLLECTION, SHREDDER & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) EVENT

 Sunday, May 15, 1:00 to 5:30 pm at the DPW yard (Enter on Scotia Road). Household Hazardous Waste has been added on a trial basis this spring. Check the SOCRRA website for a list of the kinds of things included in HHW.