Archive for September, 2014

Try Hockey for Free at Dearborn Ice Skating Center

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Dearborn-area children aged four through 10 are invited to “try hockey for free” Sunday, October 5, at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC).

Try Hockey for Free will offer two sessions: 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 4-6 and 1:45-3 p.m. for ages 7-10.

All equipment for the event will be provided, but pre-registration is required.

Prospective participants must pre-register for Try Hockey for Free by visiting the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association website, www.MAHA.org. Participation is limited to the first 40 youngsters.

Try Hockey for Free is a cooperative venture of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department.
For more information, call the DISC at (313) 943-4098.

Sept. 23 City Council Meeting at New City Offices

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Residents wanting to attend the Sept. 23 business meeting of the Dearborn City Council are advised to go to the new Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.

It will be the first council meeting in the city’s new government office building.

The DAC is the first building west of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. Parking is behind the building. For the City Council meeting, enter through the west door. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Note that the Sept. 23 council meeting will be taped and rebroadcast multiple times from Wednesday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Oct. 6 on CDTV, the city’s government access cable channel.

The Sept. 23 City Council meeting will not be broadcast live on CDTV or online.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, is the first day the DAC will be open to the public. The Mayor’s Office, City Council, City Clerk and many administrative departments will be conducting business at the DAC.

At the DAC, customers will find it easier to navigate in the new building, with all popular services provided at a comprehensive service counter immediately in the main entrance. A staff person will be stationed in front of the main service counter to direct and assist.

Getting a birth certificate, registering to vote, applying for a building permit or certificate of occupancy, paying taxes and water bills, or filing a Homestead Property Tax Credit are among the services provided within a few steps of the main door of the DAC.

Departments relocating to the DAC are Assessor’s, Economic and Community Development, Engineering, Finance, Housing, Human Resources, Law and City Plan, Management Information Systems, Public Information and City of Dearborn Television, Residential Services and the Treasurer’s Office.

All city phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

Departments still located in their own facilities are the Department of Public Works, Recreation and Parks, Libraries, Fire, Police and the Historical Museum.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Information at 313-943-2285 or visit www.cityofdearborn.org

Dearborn City Hall Relocating to New Home Sept. 22

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
New Dearborn City Hall 2014

Dearborn City Hall will move to new offices Sept. 22. The new offices will be in a building now known as the Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC), 16901 Michigan Ave.

Dearborn’s City Hall is moving.

As of Monday, Sept. 22, the Mayor’s Office, City Council, City Clerk and many administrative departments will be conducting business about two miles west of the current City Hall.

The new offices will be in a building now known as the Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC), 16901 Michigan Ave.

It is on the south side of Michigan Avenue, generally across from Ford World Headquarters and just east of the Southfield Freeway.

It sits on the western edge of the city’s municipal complex, which includes the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, the Police Station and 19th District Court, the Henry Ford Centennial Library, and an athletic field.

Customers will find it easier to navigate in the new building, with many popular services provided at a comprehensive counter immediately in the main entrance to the DAC. A staff person will be stationed in front of the main service counter to direct and assist.

Getting a birth certificate, registering to vote, applying for a building permit or certificate of occupancy, paying taxes and water bills, or filing a Homestead Property Tax Credit are among the services provided within a few steps of the main door.

The departments moving to the DAC are Assessor’s, Economic and Community Development, Engineering, Finance, Housing, Human Resources, Law and City Plan, Management Information Systems, Public Information, and Residential Services.

Departments still located in their own facilities are the Department of Public Works, Recreation and Parks, Libraries, Fire, Police and the Historical Museum.

City Council meetings are expected to begin taking place at the DAC with the regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The current City Hall at 13615 Michigan Avenue will be closed for business as of 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.

For more information, please call the Department of Public Information at 313-943-2285 or visit www.cityofdearborn.org

Dearborn Offers Free Shredding Saturday, Sept. 13

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The City of Dearborn is sponsoring a free document shredding day for residents 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 13 at the City of Dearborn DPW Yard, 2951 Greenfield Road, south of Rotunda Drive.

This event is open to Dearborn residents only and proof of residency is required.

There is a limit per person of five office sized boxes of personal documents and a maximum weight of 50 pounds.

The DPW Yard will not be open for any other services on September 13. For more information, please call 943-2433.