The Men's Club has three $1,000 college scholarships for teens who have made a difference in our community through volunteering and community service. The HW Men's Club established the fund to award the scholarships to City residents who are graduating high school this year or currently enrolled in college or a recognized trade school. Applications are available at www.hwmc.org and Berkley High School. Applications are due March 29th and require a brief essay. For more information or questions, please contact Jim Speir at email@example.com.
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The Library’s Drag Queen Story Time program has been in the news lately and we are aware of two out-of-state organizations that disagree with the concept. I want to assure you that the City Commission is unanimously supportive of the program, as are a majority of residents and we will not be influenced by outside organizations that do not share our values.Read More
The City Commission accepted the resignation of Commissioner Allison Iversen at their December 18th meeting. The City Commission has 30 days to appoint a resident to fill the vacated term, which expires in November 2019.
Residents who are interested in being considered for the vacancy need to fill out a Citizen Interest Form for City Commissioner and submit it to the City Clerk no later than noon on Friday, January 11th, 2019. The Citizen Interest Form is available at all city offices and on our website. Forms can be dropped off at City Hall, mailed to 26815 Scotia Road or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested residents will be contacted to meet with the City Commission after the deadline has passed. Questions should be directed to Joy Solanskey at 248.581.2638.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sawyer-Fuller in Berkley.
They have elected to rake the leaves of Berkley School District residents in Huntington Woods and Oak Park who are 60 yrs+.
Their intention is to have intergenerational opportunities and get to know their neighbors.
Please support their efforts by signing up for a date or two. Students will be given the addresses and your lawn will be looking good and the students will feel accomplished!
An update on the tiger habitat development along Huntington Road can be found HERE.
The city-wide sewer cleaning and televising program is complete and the engineers reviewed the videotapes from the project. They have recommended the City undertake three different types of repair to mitigate impacts from future significant rain events. The engineers recommended a three pronged approach for repairs which has been separated into 2 phases.Read More
The city-wide sidewalk replacement program is expected to start the day after Memorial Day on May 29th on the east side of the City moving westward towards Coolidge Highway. The contractor for the project is Italia Construction and they expect the work to take about a month, weather permitting.Read More
The City Commission approved a contract extension to DiPonio Contracting for the 2018 Road Reconstruction and Water Main Replacement project.
The areas scheduled for repair are:
- Hendrie Boulevard (Lincoln to Wareham)
- Wareham Drive (Hendrie to Huntington)
- Salem Road (Pembroke to Huntington)
Details on the time frame for construction will be announced in a future e-newsletter and residents along the route will receive more information prior to the work commencing.
Trees are a big part of what makes our neighborhoods beautiful, but they are also the leading cause of power outages and can pose serious safety hazards if growing too near or into power lines. In fact, some area residents recently experienced an outage that was caused by a tree damaging electrical equipment. DTE has advised the City that tree trimming will take place this year in the area shaded in green on this map.Read More
For residents who don't have cable and can't watch the live City Commissions meetings, meetings are now being live streamed on the City's YouTube channel.
The Tri-Community Coalition has prepared a survey to assess the needs of the communities that the Coalition serves. With the data they hope to address current gaps and to create programming, educational events and provide support to better serve the area. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is confidential. Take the survey here
Click here for more information on the survey.
The Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain it’s national accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
The holiday season is upon us! At SOCRRA, it is a season where recyclers have a few more questions than usual about what can and cannot be recycled. Check out SOCRRA’s December eĀNewsletter to guide you this year. Their e-newsletter has a list of typical holiday recyclables are accepted by SOCRRA for recycling in your recycling cart — not just during the holidays, but year round! Check it out HERE.
The Planning Commission has been reviewing the City’s Zoning Ordinance since August 2015 and they have prepared an updated ordinance for the City Commission to consider at their December meeting.Read More
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!
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:
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
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 City Commission recently adopted two new policies concerning construction of new residential homes and new additions in the City.Read More