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A MESSAGE TO THE OAK PARK COMMUNITY RE: GARBAGE RELATED ISSUES


I wanted to provide an update as to the ongoing trash related issues that we are working on.  First, and most important, GFL, our current provider, has been having issues with missed collections and extended service times this week.  Because of these delays, we are asking that you either pull your material back for collection next week or leave the missed material at the curb for pick up.  We have been working with GFL on a schedule and expect them to have all issues resolved on Saturday.  Until the issues are resolved, Code Enforcement will not be writing up residents with approved material at the curb.  The weather, coupled with labor issues has caused delays in neighboring communities as well.
 

In addition to the collection issues, you have probably heard that GFL recently sold its residential waste service operations to Priority Waste.  Since the news was reported on earlier this month the administration has been working hard on this issue.  The SOCRRA Board, of which Oak Park has a representative, approved the contract transfer at the recent June Board Meeting.  The Director of Public Works has also met with both GLF and Priority Waste to ensure Oak Park’s interests are clear throughout the transition.  I want to clear up some of the misconceptions that resident may have.

  • Your service day WILL NOT change. 

  • Your pick-up time MAY change, so it will imperative that your items are at the curb by 7:00am on your collection day.
    • Priority Waste may implement new routes and does not have the capability to go back for late set outs.

  • The old GFL customer service number will still work, but it is suggested that residents use the new Priority Waste customer service number of (586) 228-1200.

  • This sale includes equipment from GFL, so you may see similar trucks after July 1.

    • While the trucks may look the same, they will be branded with Priority Waste logos, with their signature yellow paint coming over the next few months.

  • Priority Waste utilizes GPS / multi-camera technology to ensure that all routes are completed, and individual homes are collected.

  • The current contract terms WILL NOT change.

    • Resident still have the ability to place either the 96-gallon cart, 32-gallon cans, or bags at the curbs for waste collect.

    • Again, use of the large 96-gallon cart IS NOT required in this contract.


  • Priority Waste will continue to observe the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

    • If your collection day falls on or after the holiday on that week, all collection will be delayed one day.

  • This contract assignment with Priority Waste is for the duration of our current contract which expires June 30, 2027.

 

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the Department of Public Works at (248) 691-7497.



Oak Park Special Event Ordinance Updated

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The City has updated its Special Event Ordinance to now require:
🟡Application must be submitted to the City no more than 30 days prior to the event.
🟡A Street Closure Form (included with the new application) must be completed and returned with the application.
 
The Special Event Application can be found on the Clerk's webpage under special licenses and permits or by visiting: bit.ly/4bnq8gG
 
Please be reminded that a Special Event is any event that occurs on a non-permanent basis, that is different from the normal lawful use of the premises where the event is to be held, may not otherwise be permitted by the zoning ordinance, or which may require City resources over and above what has already been allocated, or that requires exclusive use of city property, or that includes the use of a tent regulated by the International Fire Code, and is of such a nature as to be acceptable to the general public with regard to morals, safety features and the conduct of the special event participants.



Now Accepting Applications for

Oak Park & Bark

That's right, as we inch closer toward the grand opening of our City's first dog park (date TBA) we are beginning the application process!

Visit bit.ly/OakParkandBark to apply to become a member of Oak Park & Bark. This application asks all the basics and is the first step to get your pooch barking for joy in the City's newest park. After filling out this form you will receive an email from an Oak Park Recreation Staff member to confirm the submitted the information and inform you on the next steps in the application process.

 
In order to complete the final application process, the following steps and information will be required:
  • Submittal of Rabies Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of DHLPP Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of Bordetella Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of Dog License(s)
  • Submittal of Dog License Number(s)
  • Viewing an orientation video and passing a related quiz
  • Payment to utilize the dog park
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Join Our Public Safety Family Today!

The Oak Park Public Safety Department is currently hiring and recruiting police officers and firefighters. New hires will earn a starting wage of $79,246 and top out at $94,554 after two years (for a Public Safety Officer 1).

Other benefits of joining the Oak Park Public Safety teams are:

14 days off a month
No cost healthcare
Pension
Sick, personal and vacation time
Up to 80% tuition reimbursement
Opportunities to growth within 12 different units. 

To learn more and to apply today visit: bit.ly/OPPoliceRecruit

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2024-2025 Tree Request Form

The City of Oak Park Department of Public Works is a proud recipient of the Tree City designation again this year.  This is our 41st year receiving this award and our 21st year as a Growth Award recipient.  In Oak Park, we take pride in our mature tree lined streets and strive to continue to plant trees throughout the community.  

If you would like to request a tree planted in front of your property (in the city right-of-way, the area between the sidewalk and the street), please complete the Tree Request form by scanning the QR code or click the code to get to the form directly.

QRCode for City of Oak Park - 2024_25 Tree Request Form

Once we begin the process of selecting tree locations for each planting season, city staff will inspection each property to ensure that the area is large enough and can support the growth of a tree.

We cannot tell you when the tree will be planted, but can assure you that we will keep your request on file for future consideration.   If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff at the Department of Public Works.  We can be reached at 248-691-7497.  


Utility Bill Sign Up / E-Bill Authorization Form 

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Click or scan the QR code above to fill out a short 2-minute survey to update how utility bills are delivered to you each month.

If you wish to enroll in paperless billing, you will no longer receive paper bills via the US Postal Service and will instead receive them via the email you enter into the survey.


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 Information on City Council Meetings 
Updated on 01/01/22 for Future City Council Meetings

The Oak Park City Council, along with City Boards and Commissions, will be meeting in person again, beginning Jan. 3, 2022. Public notices for upcoming City Council meetings can be found below and agenda packets for upcoming City Council meetings can be found here.

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PUBLIC NOTICES:  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING INFORMATION


Utility Billing Change Information
Oak Park City Council adopted a modified water billing method, which separates stormwater from water and sewer charges. Water customers will incur a separate line item cost for stormwater runoff fees, effective July 1, 2020. Click the image below for more information.

Stormwater Billing

City News

OAK PARK, MI – The City of Oak Park assists local businesses with advertising open positions. To learn more expand this link. Read More
Organizations that Help with Utility Costs
A list of organizations that may help with utility costs can be found here.
Please join us for two 2020 Community Visioning sessions - tell us what you would like Oak Park to look like in 2025! 01/21 from 5-7pm and 01/24 from 2-4pm, both in City Hall Lobby. Read More
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