Public Services & Engineering - Director Tim Neighbors
City of Woodhaven Department of Public Service
21840 Van Horn Road, Woodhaven, Michigan 48183
Office Phone #:(734) 675-4919
Office Fax #:(734) 676-0277
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
After Hours Emergency:
NEW NOXIOUS WEED ORDINANCE
KEEP WOODHAVEN BEAUTIFUL!
Noxious weeds 8 inches or taller will be mowed per ordinance by DPS without notification, the expense will be billed to the property owner.
Public Services & Engineering
To cost effectively maintain all municipal streets, right-of-ways, parks, vehicles, equipment, grounds and facilities in a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing manner.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Wayne County hosts collection events periodically at various locations around the County. Usually there is no fee for participation and you do not have to reserve a time with our department or the County. Details for all collections will be announced on our website and/or the local Woodhaven cable channel.
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Household Hazardous Waste Collections Run From 8:00 am - 2:00 PM scheduled for:
- Saturday, October 8, 2016 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus 21000 Northline Road, Taylor
For 2016, Yard waste pickup will begin March 28, 2016 through December.
Michigan Law prohibits disposing of yard waste in a landfill. This means you are required to separate yard waste from regular trash.
Place Yard Waste at the curb before 6:00 am on your regular trash pickup day 10 feet from your regular trash.
Yard Waste includes Grass Clippings, Leaves, Tree Trimmings, Shrubs, Bushes. Shrubs, bushes and branches must be properly prepared. No longer than three feet lengths and bundled with rope material, no larger than a 15 inch diameter. Condense as much as possible. Dirt, sod, woodchips and large stock wood are not acceptable items for curbside pickup. Use a can no larger than 32 gallons (lid required).
A "COMPOST" STICKER MUST BE ON THE CAN. Stickers are available at the DPS and City Clerk's Offices. Containers can be marked with paint or marker as long as it clearly states "COMPOST".
Large brown paper compost bags may be used for yard waste and do not need special markings. These can be purchased at large retail stores, lawn and garden stores, etc.
Yard Waste will not be accepted in plastic bags, grocery bags, cardboard boxes or other unapproved containers.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SERVICE is comprised of the Department of Public Service (DPS), Engineering, and Motor Pool divisions. All divisions are headed by the Director of Public Service and Water Timothy Neighbors.
DPS is responsible for city roads, storm sewers, park maintenance, building maintenance, transfer station, RV storage site, and city trees. Refuse and recycling collection is handled by a private contractor but is overseen by the DPS. Examples of work include clearing roads of snow, fix potholes, installs road signs, maintain athletic fields, plant and trim trees, and provides special pick-ups of concrete and dirt. The city's noxious weed ordinance is also overseen by the DPS. All of the city's 209 acres of parks are maintained by the DPS. The DPS is responsible for monthly cleaning of the roads by means of street sweepers, they manage an annual tree replacement program, and manage an annual storm sewer cleaning program.
The Engineering Division is the liaison between the city and its consulting engineer (Hennessey Engineering) and assists other departments with engineering issues. Engineering also reviews site plans for providing input to the Planning Commission, Building Department, and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for proposed and existing developments in the city. In addition, Engineering sets the city engineering standards street and utility construction must meet and supervises internal construction projects performed by the DPS.
The Motor Pool is responsible for acquiring the City-owned fleet of vehicles and equipment and maintaining them in a safe, proper functioning condition. This includes all Police, Fire, Recreation, Building and DPS vehicles and city-owned maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers, tractors, street sweeper, boom truck, chain saws, weed whips, pumps, etc.
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