On The 4th of July the City of Dearborn Heights Paid triple time to its DPW workers… A resident snapped some pictures of a Dearborn Heights DPW truck delivery sod someplace on Norborn street. Work conducted on any holiday is paid as (triple time) the 4th of July is a holiday. When asked over the past two years by residents and council members the Mayor has said absolutely NO OVER-TIME. Over the years many residents have said they’ve seen DPW working on Fridays the day the City is closed. This when residents of Dearborn Heights passed the Headlee Override giving the Mayor an extra 3 million dollars a year to work with… Council you must act.
I’ve posted this on Facebook and councilwoman Hicks-Clayton responded with this.
Lisa Hicks-ClaytonI am pursuing this and have requested information such as the work order for the water main break, etc. I have been in touch with all parties (residents and DPW)
Water main break, when? Putting down the grass couldn’t wait until Monday? Come on council you’re going to settle for a work order? So what if there was a work order? I’ve seen the grass torn up for months after a water main is fixed. There has even been residents at council meetings that have complained about how long it takes to put the sod down and clean up the area after a water main break.
No council…It’s time an investigation was done of the DPW department. Council get the time sheets for every employee in this department. Don’t make a “call” and ask them if they are working over-time. Enough is enough our City is still closed one day a week, and residents approved the Headlee Override giving the City 3 million a year extra to work with…Is this how the administration is spending that money? Is this how you are going to watch out for my tax dollar council? Thanks so much…
This is just one truck on that day how many other DPW workers worked on the 4th of July? Without question there is no way that this employee went to the DPW yard and picked up a truck on a holiday if that yard wasn’t open and the director of this department wasn’t working. Council as a taxpayer of Dearborn Heights I demand that each and every one of you investigate this and answer to us the people who are flipping the bill for all this abuse of spending… It’s your JOB!!!
We asked for Nixle, City can’t pay for it. We beg for an E-Newsletter, City can’t pay for it. Facebook page (free) can’t have it. Twitter (free) nope…This the City can afford to pay for. What about it Jo? You think this is a good way to spend the taxpayers money? Councilwoman Horvath you asked several times about the over-time for DPW workers. Mayor looked you right in the eye and said there wasn’t any over-time. What are you going to do about it? If it’s like any of the other things that have happened over the past 5 years nothing will get done. The administration will slither right out of it… They always do.