Southwest Dearborn Heights Neighborhood Association 8-21-2014 Meeting Janet Badalow gave out some very valuable information for filing a claim with the City, FEMA or your homeowners insurance there was over 200 in attendance. Many with pen and paper taking notes writing down numbers and listening to every word. Yes hungry for information because there has been such a lack of it coming from the City. More than one person talked about that. The Mayor was in attendance and no the City never gave the association the Claim forms for people to fill out… I tried my best to tone him out as he spewed his nonsense about the lawyers had to put it together… If our lawyers haven’t put a claim form together in 10 days they need to be fired. Dearborn had a claim for on their website up the next day. Dearborn has all ordnance officers working going door to door , the police are going door to door in dearborn asking if people flooded and taking photos of the damage. Yep just like our City (NOT) Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton was there the only council member in attendance… I did hear that councilman Berry lost his home due to the flood I’m very sorry to hear that.
A place that the Mayor and the Council could have taken the opportunity to show the Residents of this City they give a Damn and they didn’t. Not one person that I was watching while the Mayor was explaining why they didn’t put the claim form online was buying what he said… If he had any feelings for the people in that room he would have at least brought it with him. He didn’t. At least this time he showed up without his armed police officers so thanks for that. The talk in the room was the lack of social media, lack of communication with the residents, lack of information. Another words the Lack of having a City in the 21st century. Maybe if Council members would have bothered to be at the meeting they could have heard first hand people saying why can’t we go to the city website and print up the form and mail it in ourselves. Why doesn’t the city have any way to communicate with us. Several people were talking about Nixle and why doesn’t the City offer that. Why not in our City? Was the main question asked and talked about by many in attendance. Of course, there was the question of when will the City once and for all take care of this problem. One man standing up with photos dating back over 10 years of flood damage to his home. It was a wonderful meeting. If you haven’t called to get your flood claim form please call the Mayors office on Monday. (313) 791-3490 you can find the SWDHNA on Facebook #flood2014drbnhgts