Contained in this edition...
- Kenmore & Cornwall Road Reconstruction
- DTE Power Outage Credit
- Vaccination Updates
- Backwater Valve Information
- Two New Businesses Coming to Town
- Tree Updates
- Draft Master Plan
- Campaign Yard Signs
- Upcoming Events
- Other News Resources
Kenmore & Cornwall Road Reconstruction
In my summary of our August 9th Council Meeting, I highlight the first major road reconstruction that will occur as part of the 2018 Road Millage. This is after two years of using the funds to repair concrete roads throughout the city.
DTE Power Outage Credit
If you were recently impacted by the extended power outages in the city, you may be eligible for credits of up to $125. You can read more about the program and apply for the credits at DTE's website.
Attorney General Dana Nessel is also collecting information from people who were impacted by the outage. Fill out this form to share your experiences.
I have updated covid vaccination data as of August 19, 2021. This now includes information for school age children and stats for the school district.
Backwater Valve Information
I wrote an article about backwater valves and their installation in Berkley. These are devices that can reduce or eliminate sewer backups in to your basement. I highly recommend them!
Two New Businesses Coming to Town
Two new businesses are moving to town. Monger's Provisions (cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie) is moving to Berkley on the southside of 12 Mile by Griffith at the former Gatekeeper Games. And Due Venti, an Italian Restaurant, wll be moving from Clawson to Coolidge at Earlmont.
The City of Berkley will receive a $4,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources and DTE to plant new street trees. This will add about 50 additional trees to the 200 already planned to be planted this winter.
If you received a tree in last year's program but it didn't survive the summer, please contact Public Works and let them know. About 5% of trees will fail in the first year after a transplant, but we have a warranty so let us know so it can be replaced for free.
Draft Master Plan
The city is still soliciting comments for its Draft Master Plan. The plan will guide how the future of the city will look. For me, I'm looking for ways to continue to encourage growth and development while protecting our small town feel. The deadline for comments is Thursday, September 23.
Campaign Yard Signs
Campaign yard signs will arrive soon and supplies are limited. Sign up today to get yours. A volunteer will drop of the sign and then will pick it up after the election - there is nothing for you to do.
- Berkley Art Bash, Saturday, September 11.
- City Council meetings on September 20, October 4, and October 18.
- Planning Commission Meetings on September 28 and October 26.
- A Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 11. There is no September meeting.
- More events are on the City Calendar.
Other News Resources
- Sign up for the city's monthly newsletter or see past editions.
- Follow the city on Facebook.
- Follow me on Facebook.
- I'm active on Nextdoor and the Berkley Residents Forum on Facebook.