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Good Friday - No Trash Delay

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

There will be NO DELAY with residential trash/yard waste/recycling collection due to Good Friday on April 19, 2019.

Residential collection will be as regularly scheduled on Thursday, April 18th & Friday, April 19th.

Short-Term Increased Water Hardness

Thursday, April 4, 2019

It was recently brought to the City of Saline’s attention that a number of residents have noticed an elevated level of hardness in the City’s water.  The increased water hardness is the result of one of two Reverse Osmosis (RO) units being out of service until a new booster pump arrives.  The booster pump pressurizes the water after the iron removal process and prior to the RO softening process.  The new pump that is on order is scheduled to arrive the last week of April 2019, at which time it will be placed into service.  A second booster pump has been ordered so there is a back-up pump to ensure future interruptions do not occur.  The drinking water is safe and all other treatment processes continue to be employed including chlorination, fluoridation, and corrosion inhibition. Thank you for your continued patience and we apologize for any inconveniences. 

Prohibition on the Feeding of Wild Animals

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The City of Saline Ordains:

Section 1. Addition.  A new section 58-280 of Article VII, Chapter 58 entitled “Prohibition on the Feeding of Wild Animals” is hereby added to Code of the City of Saline as follows:

SECTION 58-280 - Prohibition on the Feeding of Wild Animals

            (a)        Purpose. The City of Saline finds that the feeding of unconfined wild animals can be                                 detrimental to wild animals, causes a public health nuisance, jeopardizes public and private                      property, and constitutes a safety hazard that is detrimental to the general health, safety,                         and general welfare of the public. 

Trash Collection Schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019 Trash Collection Schedule:  April - June

The following collection schedule pertains to residential curbside collection.

Yard Waste Collection

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Yard Waste Collection 

Residential yard waste collection begins the first week of April and will continue through the end of November. 

The following are standard regulations for yard waste collection.

Hydrant Flushing

Thursday, March 14, 2019

HYDRANT FLUSHING

MAY 1-24, 2019

 

The City of Saline will begin flushing hydrants as part of a routine maintenance program to achieve the highest water quality to residents. 

 

Starting May 1, 2019, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will flush various hydrants throughout the City.  Hydrant flushing will continue through Friday, May 24, 2019.

 

Although it may appear that hydrant flushing is ‘wasting water’, hydrant flushing is an important preventative maintenance step to the City’s water distribution system.

 

Washtenaw Industrial Facility PFAS

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The City of Saline was recently notified by the Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) that there is a new site in Washtenaw County where elevated levels of PFAS have been found.  The MDEQ sampled the property located at 232 Monroe Street (formerly Universal Die Cast, now owned by Adient) in the City of Saline.  The former Universal Die Cast site was a metal plater of die cast parts. The property is vacant; all buildings and associated infrastructure have been removed from the site. 

Notice of Assessment Correction

Friday, March 1, 2019

Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation, and Property Classification CORRECTION NOTICE:

The recently mailed Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation, and Property Classification notice had an error in the phone number to call to schedule an appointment. PLEASE NOTE: THE CORRECT PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT IS 734-429-4907 EXT. 2218.

Oakwood Cemetery Cleanup

Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 18-22, 2019

Spring cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery has been tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, March 18, 2019, weather permitting. 
Any item determined by the City to be in poor condition will be discarded.  As a precaution, please remove items for safekeeping by Sunday, March 17, 2019.

City of Saline WWTP Odor Project Update

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The project remains on schedule for the WWTP odor control system to be substantially complete by June 30, 2019, with total completion by July 30, 2019.  Work is being performed daily at the WWTP.  The air duct support foundations have been installed.  Through the winter months, the contractors will assemble duct supports and ducts to collect the odorous air and deliver it to the odor control units.  The WWTP odor control treatment units have been ordered and will be manufactured over the winter months for delivery in the spring.