Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Public Service Days In Effect

News from the City of Dearborn

John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor

Department of Public Information
Mary Laundroche, Director

June 15, 2015

Public Service Days in effect 

from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on trash days

Keep parked vehicles off the streets to allow

city to perform multiple necessary services

DEARBORN, Mich. – Public Service Days are underway in Dearborn, and residents are reminded that these days are important for more than just trash service.

Public Service days began April 6 and continue through Nov. 28. Residents are required to keep parked vehicles off neighborhood streets 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on their trash days/Public Service Days.

Public Service Days permit more efficient and safe collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste set at the curb. Additionally, they allow for several important services to be performed in neighborhoods, including street sweeping, tree trimming and catch basin maintenance.

Street sweeping is among the most important services delivered to Dearborn neighborhoods. To ensure that streets are cleaned from curb to curb, cars must be off the roads. Street sweeping may happen at any time from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s trash day.

“We want to make sure we give residents the services they pay for, including curb-to-curb street sweeping,” said Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. “Keeping parked cars off the streets until 4 p.m. gives us the chance to clear away accumulated dirt and debris and help neighborhoods look appealing.”

Tickets will be issued to cars parked on the street at any time between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s trash day/Public Service Day. Tickets will also be issued to vehicles parked across sidewalks, on the easement or on lawns.

Also note that trash and recycling carts should not be in the road at any time.

The City recognizes that keeping vehicles off the streets can be an inconvenience for residents, and so in the winter months suspends Public Service Days when it is less likely that maintenance could be performed.

For parking issues related to Public Service Days, call 943-2276. Parking exemption applications are available at http://www.cityofdearborn.org/city-departments/public-works/public-service-days

Exemption applications can also be picked up at the front desk of the Police Station, 16099 Michigan Avenue.