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Neighborhood Coffee Hours begin April 24

Dearborn residents are invited to meet and chat with their Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) and Neighborhood Liaison from the City of Dearborn starting Wednesday, April 24.

Coffee hours will be held at local businesses with neighborhood outreach teams from the Dearborn Police Department and Community Relations Department from 6 - 7 p.m. on April 24, May 1, and May 8, 2024.

Residents are encouraged to stop by and say hello, receive neighborhood updates, ask questions, and discuss any concerns they may have.

Locations and dates are as follows:

  • April 24, 6-7 p.m. at Al Ameer, 12710 W Warren Ave
  • May 1, 6-7 p.m. at Qahwah House (West), 22000 Michigan Ave
  • May 8, 6-7 p.m. at Dellah Coffee & Brunch House, 20219 Carlysle

We hope to see you there!

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Dearborn Restaurant Week 2024 to take place April 19-28

The City of Dearborn Department of Economic Development and joint Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities will host the annual Dearborn Restaurant Week from Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 28, 2024. Patrons can look forward to enjoying a variety of culinary delights at 25 different restaurants throughout the city.
 
This 10-day event uniquely celebrates Dearborn’s diverse food scene and legacy as a melting pot of culinary traditions. Participants and restaurant-goers can embark on a food-tasting journey, sampling delights from the many culinary traditions that call Dearborn home, all at special pricing.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “When it comes to great food, there’s no place like Dearborn. This year’s Dearborn Restaurant Week offers the opportunity to experience our local culinary culture at 25 hometown businesses.”
 
Restaurants and eateries in the 2024 Dearborn Restaurant Week culinary lineup will offer prix fixe menus or meals at a fixed price of $15, $25, or $40 for up to two people. Some locations may offer 2-for-1 pricing as well.

Angela Fortino, Deputy Director of the Dearborn Economic Development Department, stated, “This exciting annual event offers the opportunity to enjoy many unique flavors around the city, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to coffee and dessert. Attendees can look forward to finding new restaurants or revisiting old favorites.”

This year’s sponsors to date are UberEats, Galata Sweets, Big Moe’s, and Roman Village.

For more information, visit DearbornRestaurantWeek.com.

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Tall grass, weed, and property maintenance regulations to begin April 1

The City of Dearborn will resume its annual property maintenance and abatement program to address and abate tall grass, weeds, and untidy alleyways beginning Monday, April 1, 2024. The program - which kicks off several weeks earlier this year - tasks Code Enforcement officers from the Department of Economic Development with identifying residential and commercial properties across the city at risk of violating City ordinances and, in turn, educate and assist property owners with mitigation. 

Under City ordinances, Dearborn property owners must ensure that grass and weeds do not exceed six inches in height. To protect community health and safety, property owners are required to remove overgrown weeds along property lines, fencelines, and alleyways and must keep alleys tidy and free of litter and animal waste. Violations are subject to an official citation from the City, which, if left unresolved, can result in the property owner incurring additional fines and tickets. 

The program will begin earlier to allow staff to prioritize early identification, property owner education, and on-site customer service and support before issuing citations. We are also making these changes in response to resident feedback, asking for more certainty on the start date for the season and addressing the issue of increased litter, debris, and landscaping maintenance issues that emerge as the weather begins to shift from winter to spring. 

City staff will assist property owners in understanding Dearborn ordinances as they apply to yard and property care and offer coaching to mitigate issues before they result in a citation. Updates made to the abatement program allow City workers to manage their districts more efficiently while ensuring that the city maintains pleasant curb appeal.
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Dearborn Code Enforcement Manager Renault Arseneau stated, “Code enforcement initiatives were introduced more than 25 years ago. This year, with a revamped program and more involvement from our team, we intend to help residents with anything officers may notice before a citation occurs. We plan to answer questions and offer customer service guidance through the fall season.”

Although the program emphasizes early education and proactive intervention, residents or businesses who are found to have violated City ordinances may receive a notice or citation requiring them to resolve concerns with the length, cleanliness, and safety of the grass, weeds, and alleyways on or near their property. Effective April 1, property owners must resolve cited issues within 24 hours of receiving a citation from the City of Dearborn. 


 
 Code Enforcement Guidelines 

Residents and businesses should follow these tips when caring for their properties to avoid violations:
  • Ensure tall grass and weeds are no higher than six inches
  • Remove overgrown grass and weeds along the property, including fencelines and alleyways 
  • Properly dispose of litter and animal waste
Questions about the city’s Code Enforcement Program may be directed to 313-943-2150.

Watch the video here for more information.
 

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Dearborn neighborhood pools to receive major upgrades for the first time in 70 years

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Three City of Dearborn neighborhood pools will undergo major renovations for the first time since their construction in the 1950s. On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Dearborn City Council unanimously approved a $5,371,430 contract to rehaul public pools and bathhouses at Ten Eyck, Lapeer, and Summer Stephens parks beginning in May 2024.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “With more pools per capita than any other city in Michigan, Dearborn’s aquatic facilities are a staple of our community. For countless Dearborn families - including my own - summer memories are made at the City’s community pools. This monumental project will bring our pools into the 21st century, making them safer and more accessible to ensure that every Dearborn resident has a positive, memorable experience at our neighborhood pools.”

The project is funded by the City’s Park Equity and Access for Citizen Engagement (PEACE) Project, a $6 million grant award administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Key Construction, a Dearborn-based company, will manage renovations of the pools.

Aside from basic repairs, modifications, and aesthetic implementations, Dearborn’s neighborhood pools last saw significant structural and mechanical upgrades in the 1950s, shortly after the pools were first constructed and open to the public. Ten Eyck was completed in September 1954, followed by Lapeer in October 1954. Summer Stephens was completed in May of 1956 and retains its original facade.

Sean Fletcher, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, stated, “Dearborn’s community pools are a beloved jewel and long-standing legacy in our city. We look forward to these much-needed renovations so our residents, visitors, and staff can enjoy these amenities next season and for many more years to come.”

The investment will cover the replacement of all neighborhood pool filtration and circulation systems, removing and re-pouring pool decks, and ensuring that all pools are accessible and compliant for all patrons. The project includes constructing infrastructure to bring all equipment from the basement to the ground level, making it safer for City staff to complete standard operations and maintenance at each pool.

Additionally, residents can expect new electrical systems, floors, drains, and upgraded water distribution systems in the public bathhouses at all three pools. Other necessary improvements include the repair and replacement of the pool hulls.

Neighborhood pools will be temporarily unavailable to the public during renovations.

While Ten Eyck, Summer Stephens, and Lapeer pools undergo construction this year, Dunworth and Ford Woods pools and the City’s four splash pads will remain open for residents to enjoy throughout the 2024 swim season while Ten Eyck, Summer Stephens, and Lapeer pools undergo construction. Dunworth and Ford Woods pools and all City splash pads are currently scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25.

Adults and seniors with proof of Dearborn residency can purchase pool tags for admittance to Dunworth and Ford Woods pools this summer at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center service desk, 15801 Michigan Ave.

Children ages 13 and under can swim at City of Dearborn pools free of charge, thanks to an initiative introduced by Mayor Hammoud in 2022.

For more information about Dearborn’s community pools and pool tag admissions, visit DearbornFordCenter.com or call 313-943-2350.

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