Dear Dearborn Heights Truth Page Followers,
For the record, as an elected official of the City of Dearborn Heights, I did respond and answer all questions regarding the current claims from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. I am aware and informed in regard to the bills our City Council is approving. When in doubt, I call and make an inquiry. In regard to the dynamics, workings and relationships between the City and Wayne County (sewage, water, rates), I have continued to pursue this topic, so I may be informed when making decisions which impact our community. On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a group of Dearborn Heights residents, along with myself, meet with the Wayne County Airport Authority (a separate entity from Wayne County, established in 2002). The result of this meeting was the clear understanding of the “urban legend” of the airport open gates and flooding in Dearborn Heights. As a result, reviewing the data, records and such, the 4 retention ponds do not impact our community, When the gates are open, which was the day after the August 12th flooding, the water flows into the Frank & Poet, which ends near Gilbraltor,, and the Sexton-Kilfoil, which ends in Lincoln Park, both discharging excess into the Detroit River. I will continue to work with local government officials (all levels) and our residents to address these issues. No excuses. In closing, I believe I have responded to concerns brought to my attention. I have and will continue to make myself available via office hours, e-mail, in-person appointments (meetings), and posting informational updates via social media and other sources. If anyone is interested in discussing our cost per square cubic feet, please call me.
Dearborn Heights City Council Member