Renewed push on curbside recycling
After years of waiting, Curbside recycling is available in the city. The program is being offered to all residences, regardless of neighborhood; however, you must first opt into the program. Residents who choose to opt-in will have to pay a one-time cost of $25 for their recycling cart.
Important step toward creating city-sponsored auto insurer taken
Council voted 8-0 this week to approve a contract in the amount of $75,000 for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources to study the feasibility of creating a city-sponsored insurance company. The study will provide the Administration with the necessary information to determine next steps in its efforts to bring down auto insurance rates for Detroiters.
Deadline to apply for FEMA relief extended to December 14
If you had damage from the floods in August, don't let this chance for assistance slip. You can register at www.disasterassistance.gov, call (800) 621-3362 or walk-in at the disaster recovery center on Wayne County Community College's campus in northwest Detroit, at 8200 W. Outer Drive.
Get a sneak peek at DDOTs new buses as they are built
A series of different grants have given DDOT the ability to purchase dozens of new buses, with the first expected to be on the road by early January 2015. Get your first look at the new DDOT buses being built in Minnesota.
Project Lighthouse announces two new partners
Project Lighthouse was initially focused on Detroit’s central business district, but has expanded its borders to provide a safe haven to people needing assistance. The newly rebuilt McDonald’s at 2889 W. Grand Blvd and the 7-11 located at 2660 E. Jefferson are the newest additions to the project.
Getting ready for America’s Thanksgiving Parade
The 88th annual parade will be heading down Woodward Avenue as is tradition, with a few changes. The Parade Company notes there are three areas where the parade route will narrow and viewing from those areas will be restricted.
Detroit Land Bank Authority to host side-lot sale fairs
District 6 and District 7 will host the first two side-lot sale fairs for property currently owned by the DLBA. Residents who are current on their taxes and live next to a vacant lot will be able to purchase lots for $100 under this program.
For more information on upcoming Recreation and Community Events, click here.
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