Labor Day Service Delays
All City offices will be closed Monday September 4, 2017.
Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste
Pick up will be delayed until Tuesday September 5, 2017
Monday September 4, 2017 route will be done the following Monday September 11, 2017.
Street Parking Enforcement
Suspended for Monday September 4, 2017
Wednesday September 6, 2017 – No Delay
Starting April 17, 2017, The Water Department has a contractor that will be working at John R at 8 Mile Rd.
State Barricade will be closing the right lane on south bound John R at 8 Mile intermittingly during the next few weeks while the work is being performed.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Questions or concerns please call:
After hours/emergencies: 248-542-6161
Starting February 27, 2017 the Department of Public Works is working with JH Hart to start a Tree Trimming Program. The highlighted area is where they will be working (see map) until they complete this area. If anyone has questions or concerns please contact: The Department of Public Works - Mon-Thurs - 7am to 3pm. 248-542-0340
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Holiday Garbage, Recycling and Brush Pick up:
Dear Hazel Park Residents,
Last evening, Mayor Jan Parisi submitted a letter of resignation to the Hazel Park City Council and residents. The letter was read at the meeting and can viewed by clicking on the "Read More" attachment. Mayor Jan Parisi, the first woman mayor of Hazel Park, displayed tremendous compassion and bravery during her tenure as a Hazel Park Councilperson and Mayor. Jan is an outstanding public servant. She will always be a part of the Hazel Park family. Mayor Parisi will remain in our thoughts and prayers as Hazel Park continues to improve on the foundation she helped build.
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Dear residents, the following is a little blurb to help us better understand the event that took place this week in Hazel park with the CNU. We want to keep our community apprised & on the same page because we love our city and residents!! So here you go!
The City of Hazel Park participated in a three-day public workshop (this process is known as a community design “charrette”) with CNU to help create a walkable and connected downtown for Hazel Park.
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the Face of Hazel Park
HAZEL PARK’S JOHN R CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH THE CONGRESS OF NEW URBANISM
Come & Join us:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
April 12, 13, & 14th at
The Hazel Park Recreation Department
620 W Woodward Heights Blvd.
Hazel Park, Michigan
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Zumba Classes will resume Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rec Center. Please call the Recreation Department at (248) 547-5535 to sign up or for additional information. The classes will be brought to you by Futurewave Productions (Fitness and Dance Studio), which is opening at a new studio in Hazel Park. See more information including a flyer at the link below.Read More
Join us for SE Michigan's newest holiday tradition: The 2nd Annual Santa Hat Hustle! The streets of Hazel Park will be lined with festive holiday runners, walkers, their familes and cheering supporters. Everyone is welcome! Streets will be converted to a winter wonderland with Santa and all his friends, Reindeer,
We encourage everyone to bring at least one unwrapped toy to donate! Toys will be donated to Club Kids in the area who are in need for the 2015 holiday season. Please bring your toy donation to the Registration Area on race day.
For a complete list of gift suggestions please see the charity page.
"Clothes for Vets" Drive
This holiday season, the Ferndale Elks, Hazel Park Eagles, and Detroit Tough gym are partnering up to collect new or gently used clothing and blankets to be distributed among the nearly 2,000 homeless veterans in the Detroit area. All metro Detroit fraternal organizations are welcome to participate in this effort to help those who have helped all of us.
For questions please call Todd Caswell, U.S. Navy, Retired, and Past Worthy President of the Hazel Park Eagles #2449, or Ron Gilmour, founder of “Hangin’ With the Heroes” and member of the Ferndale Elks Lodge #1588. Todd may be reached by phone at (248) 629-4392, while Ron may be contacted at (248) 990-0700.
Ageless Image Tattoo: Another award winning Hazel Park business! Recently voted metro-Detroit's #1 tattoo & piercing studio by Channel 4 news, customers have traveled from as far as Europe to get their designs done by Ageless Image's talented artists.
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Fall is here!
Please DO NOT rake leaves into the street! We ask everyone to work together as a community to do their best to pick up their share of leaves in their yards and the streets.
Piles of leaves can provide a habitat for unwanted critters and kill your grass and plants. When leaves are raked or blown into piles on the curb, these piles spread out, creating a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians. Leaf piles can also wash into storm drains, clogging storm sewers and causing flooding. After bagged leaves are picked up, they go to SOCRRA’s composting site. In the spring this compost is available to residents free of charge! All leaves must be put into paper leaf yard waste bags or trash cans labeled with a yard waste sticker. Containers are limited to 35 gallons, not to exceed 60 lbs. (Plastic bags are not acceptable). Also, Yard Waste pick-up is scheduled until the 2nd Monday in December. Yard Waste Stickers are available at City Hall, Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Treasurers counter, or at the DPW Office (24211 Couzens) Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
AMAZING NEWS!! HAZEL PARK HOME VALUES RISE DRAMATICALLY!!
According to real estate website Zillow, Hazel Park’s property values rose 13.9% between August 2014 to August 2015, with another increase expected over the course of the next year. As shown below, this increase is the largest among our neighboring communities.
• Hazel Park ↑ 13.9%
• Pleasant Ridge ↑ 12.1%
• Madison Heights ↑ 9.4%
• Oak Park ↑ 8.9%
• Warren ↑ 8.3%
• Ferndale ↑ 6.9%
• Huntington Woods ↑ 6.3%
• Berkley ↑ 5.8%
Zillow rates our market values as “very healthy.” Looking back a little further, they also reveal our increase from November 2013 to October 2015 at 18.5%. That is real progress for the Oakland County city hit hardest by the great recession!
Thank you to all of the generous donors who helped to make the new Scout Park Playscape a reality. A HUGE thank you to the owner of Capital Sales Co., Mr. Sam Haddad! Not only is he expanding his current business by nearly 40,000 sq. ft., but he also just donated the remaining $10,724.47 necessary to purchase the new Scout Park Playscape!!! Pictured below are Sam Haddad, Recreation Director Sareen Papakhian, City Manager Edward Klobucher, and Steve Haddad.
Today is the day! In the words of the Detroit News, one of the more anticipated restaurant openings in Metro Detroit has finally arrived. At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, Mabel Gray will throw open its doors to the public. While the menu is expected to be constantly evolving, some dishes seen during the soft opening included rabbit, crispy Indian brook trout, beef tartare, and fried banana with mole, queso fresco, jalapeno and peanut.
By now everyone has surely heard of the exciting new brewery being built in the old Bolyard Lumber building on John R Rd. However what you may not have seen are the breathtaking interior photos that display just how cool this meadery will soon be once its doors open to the public. To see them for yourself, just click on the link below to see an article from Oakland County Prosper.
Beginning on Monday, August 31st, 2015, Couzens Ave. between Woodward Heights and 10 Mile Rd. will be closed entirely to all traffic, including pedestrians, for the duration of the repaving project. This closure will facilitate quicker repairs and thus a sooner reopening of the road. All traffic will be detoured to Dequindre Rd.
All east-side entrances to Karam Park will be closed, with parking temporarily allowed within the E Garfield Ave. cul-de-sac only. (The Dog Park will be closed during repairs). All east-side DPW gates will be closed as well. The rear entrance on E Annabelle Ave. will be open to the public during business hours only.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the DPW between 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at (248) 542-0340. Thank you.
For those who are interested and have not yet applied for the Animal Control Officer position within the City of Hazel Park, please do so by the end of the business day on Monday, August 31st at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted to the City Clerk's Office or to the Hazel Park Police Dept. For your convenience, Employment Applications can be found online through through the City Clerk Dept., "Forms & Applications," to be printed and filled out at home and dropped off at either of the aforementioned departments.
Our thanks go out to all who helped to make this year's Hazel Park Art Fair better than ever. With over 75 vendors and multiple live music acts, the 2015 Art Fair was a tremendous success that can be built on for next year and into the future!
On September 3rd, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., the Hazel Park School District presents; "Hometown Family Huddle." Included are food, games, a football toss and fun for the whole family. Take this opportunity to get some free popcorn and meet the school district's new administrative team. The football home opener will follow the Hometown Family Huddle with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Don't miss it!
This letter is in response to complaints the City of Hazel Park receives while performing fire hydrant function checks. The Hazel Park Fire Department performs annual maintenance on the hydrant system throughout the city. This is an important service that the Fire Dept. provides for our Water Dept. On a regular basis, the Fire Dept. goes through the city and “flows” water at every other hydrant. This is an imperative function in keeping our system in top operation.
We understand the inconvenience that this can put on our residents. The yellow or rust-colored water you might encounter in your home after we perform our vital safety checks is nothing more than residual sediment in the municipal water system. The discolored water does not pose any health risks. However, it is advisable to run the water until clear prior to washing laundry to avoid any potential discoloration of fabrics.
Every effort is made to inform residents that we are performing this crucial operation. It is posted on the marquee outside the Fire Dept. (22830 Russell) as well as on the City’s Facebook page and official website. Furthermore, signs are placed in the areas being flushed on the relevant days.
It is impossible to always give advance notice in a specific area, as it is five to six on-duty firefighters that perform this operation. In addition to these important hydrant duties they are also responsible for responding to emergencies. For this reason, some days it is only possible to inspect a handful of hydrants, while other days it is possible to check dozens.
The City of Hazel Park is operating with reduced staffing in both the Fire and Water Departments, requiring employees to perform multiple functions simultaneously. Complaints about this vital service have come in each and every year since our system was established. We work very hard to inform everyone how crucial this function is to the safety of our community and the good working order of our water system.
We know that it is better to have discolored water once a year than to have homes burn down because the hydrant system is not functioning, or lose water service for an extended period of time because we failed to catch a problem with the water infrastructure.
Chief, Hazel Park Fire Department
Director, Department of Public Works
The City of Hazel Park is now accepting applications for the part-time position of SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD for the Police Department.
Applications may be picked up at the Hazel Park Police Department (111 E Nine Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030). This position requires a commitment of both morning and afternoon hours at school arrival and dismissal times. The hiring process includes a simple interview and a background check. All applications must be turned in to the City of Hazel Park Police Department as soon as possible, as the position will be for the 2015-2016 school year. Any questions can be directed to Det./Ofc. Jason Pence at (248)542-6161 ext. 349 or (248)658-5123. The Hazel Park Police Department is an equal opportunity employer
Attention residents of Cayuga Ave. The City of Hazel Park has hired a contractor to perform maintenance on the sanitary sewer system located on Cayuga Ave. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10th at 7:00 a.m. The work will be done above ground and should take only a single day to complete. Through traffic may be limited, however Cayuga Ave. will not be closed unless unforeseen circumstances arise. We apologize for any inconvenience this repair work may cause.
End of Watch: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Jessica Nagle-Wilson, Hazel Park will never forget you.
To promote firearm safety the Hazel Park Police Department (111 E Nine Mile Rd.) is offering FREE gun locks for residents. Please DO NOT bring in your firearm, but an ID with a Hazel Park address is required.
The City of Hazel Park is thrilled to announce that James Rigato, honored in Food & Wine Magazine as the 2015 People's Choice for Best New Chef in the Great Lakes Region, will be opening a new restaurant in Hazel Park later this summer. More information on this new eatery, Mabel Gray, can be found in the Detroit Free Press article linked below:
The Hazel Park Fire Department will be "flowing" or "flushing" fire hydrants for the next 2 months throughout the city. Flowing will only occur Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This service is being done in order to make sure that the water system is up to firefighting standards so that the protection of citizens can be performed as effectively as possible.
If you see flowing occurring in your neighborhood please be aware that your water may be slightly discolored for approximately 3 hours after service. If your water is in fact discolored, please run faucets until it becomes clear. Apologies for any inconvenience this service may cause, however it is absolutely critical to ensure that the water system is operating at peak efficiency in case it should be needed during an emergency.
The City of Hazel Park wishes to notify all property owners that all properties within the city limits must be properly maintained in terms of grass and weeds. “Hazel Park Municipal Code 8.48” requires grass to be kept eight (8) inches or less.
“Hereby Be Advised” that the City will cut any grass without further notice in excess of eight inches within five days. Any expense incurred in the cutting shall be paid by the owner.
Thank you to all of our incredible residents. The citizens of Hazel Park and Eastpointe have truly decided to ensure that the future of our cities remain bright. Thanks go out as well to all of those who voted, volunteered, worked, and helped in innumerable ways during the election.