No CSO fines from EPA — Red Run


The reality is that the EPA does little to enforce CSO/SSO laws, does not collect fines, and basically looks the other way. The track record was clearly established in this 2005 independent report – and nothing has truly changed since ! A review of EPA and state data suggests that many permittees have fallen far […]

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Dearborn Heights Gets Left Holding The Bag Full Of ____________Thanks Mr. Mayor For Not Making a Difference.

Our Mayor looking out for the City of Dearborn and the City of Melvindale before his own City. Many on the Council are set to vote YES on this contract knowing that Melvindale will pay not one dime for the first five years.


Keep our 911The City of Melvindale gets 911 dispatch at no charge for five years the City of Dearborn is going to pick up the tab for them.😏😏😏

A good vendor would find a way to put those cost off on the customer. ie (get equipment for a fraction of it’s cost from another municipality.) Equipment used for the first five years of the contract the savings enables the City of Dearborn to pick up the tab for Melvindale. Nice right well even with that Melvindale voted no on the letter of intent.  Why? That’s the question I think a good administrator (our Mayor) would/should ask. He’s not what he want’s is for no one to ask any questions and sign this deal.

A highly placed official in the City of Melvindale confirmed that they wouldn’t be paying anything for the first five years. Again I say elected officials in Melvindale know something our City doesn’t why else would they vote no on a free of charge 911 dispatch contract? Might be because they already have a shared service with Dearborn and have seen first hand just how it doesn’t work? Should the taxpayers of Dearborn Heights  be subsidising another mancipality with our dollars or equiptment? No, yet it is thanks to our Mayor. Remember the Mayor said he worked with ‘Jack’ the Mayor of Dearborn for two years on this deal. That’s our Mayor giving away equiptment you are paying for at a fraction of it’s cost and making sure Melvindale pay’s nothing. Thanks Mr. Mayor for having our backs NOT. 😠😠😠😠😠

#keepour911 #madidh #mad

The LOI Here’s How The City Council Can Use This Letter.

Letters of intent are up for negotiation, as are the contracts themselves. One party may present an LOI, then the other party can counter with edits or a different LOI entirely. Ideally, the end product will protect both parties in their subsequent negotiation and fulfillment of the contract that the LOI posits they will attempt to agree on.


The real utility of a letter of intent is that it formalizes a preliminary agreement on a topic before negotiations get underway, it outlines what can and can’t be talked about outside of that negotiation, and it provides a roadmap that describes how things will proceed.

Letters of intent are up for negotiation, as are the contracts themselves. One party may present an LOI, then the other party can counter with edits or a different LOI entirely. Ideally, the end product will protect both parties in their subsequent negotiation and fulfillment of the contract that the LOI posits they will attempt to agree on.

A letter of intent can include provisions that are both binding and non-binding. The ways in which a letter of intent can be binding vary. Some of the least binding LOIs essentially contain a contractual agreement to treat the LOI as non-binding. Some more binding LOIs can include the rules of negotiation of a contract as a binding agreement. Or an LOI can specifically spell out elements of an agreement (for example, a date for deal to be finished, who will write the contract, specifics on financing); these usually include a condition requiring these points to be approved by a board. One of the most binding types of letters of intent, also known as “failed letters of intent,” betray the entire concept of a letter of intent and serve as a contract in their entirety. A letter of intent should bring parties together and help lay out terms as a way to reduce the risk of litigation.

It’s not uncommon that letters of intent include non-disclosure agreements, or include ‘no-solicitation’ provisions. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is where parties agree what information stays confidential and what information can be shared. In the context of a LOI, an NDA would refer to specific components of the deal. A no-solicitation provision would stipulate that one party can’t hire any of the other party’s employees.

Other ways in which an LOI can protect both parties negotiating a deal include provisions stating that the deal can only go through if financing has been acquired by one or both parties, or that a deal has to be made by a certain date.

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The contract that the City of Dearborn wants the City of Dearborn Heights to sign is a business deal. They are selling us a product 911 dispatch our City Council needs to look at this as a business deal and negotiate this in that manner. #keepour911