As one person put it here on the blog “What Vector Control?” Three Council members expressed that they felt very strongly that an outside Vector Control company was needed until our own officers passed the test. With residents at their side writing on Facebook, emailing and calling council member Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton arranged to have two Vector Control companies attend February 23, 2016, Council Meeting. In the two-week period from February 9, 2016, to February 23, 2016, meeting as if by magic two of the ordinance officers passed the test.
Not one of the Council members who asked, or expressed an interest in this subject were informed that two ordinance officers passed the test. Grandma Suzanne, from the Dearborn Heights 48125 east page on Facebook called the state and got the information that yes finally the City had two ordinance officers who had passed the test.
Council Persons, Dave Abdallah, Lisa Hicks-Clayton and Ray Muscat WERE NOT INFORMED that two ordinance officers were now certified or that vector control companies were not going to be at this meeting as promised. This speaks loudly that the city administration is keeping pertinent information from our representatives and by doing so is punishing the very people who are trying to help us. Source: Dearborn Heights 48125 East Facebook Page.
This is the administration giving those council members that dare to stand up for the resident a slap on the hand. Telling them, “listen up guys we run this town the way we want to.” This is an administration that doesn’t want to Make a Difference if they did they would have welcomed any company to come in and give a presentation. If they did they would have made sure that they sent an email out to Council members letting them know that the City now has two certified ordinance officers. It was an attempt to embarrass councilwoman Hicks-Clayton who made the arrangements in the first place. What about this great relationship with the head (wink, wink) of the ordinance department? Why as a head of a department didn’t he send an email out, to at least those council members that had concerns? Why didn’t he let the many concerned residents on the South end know this information so they could post it on their Facebook Pages? Might it be that he isn’t the one all of us should be talking to? If not him then who we don’t want to waste our time if we are talking to the wrong person in that department?
Here’s the bottom line guys don’t give up that’s what they want you to do… Here is a great idea that the SWDHNA came up with at their last meeting.
During the council meeting of February 9, 2016, Jack McIntyre, the director of the ordinance department claimed he has not received enough complaints of rats to warrant calling in a professional vector control company. However, many people claim that they have called in. Since we have a “he said, they said situation”, a solution to this problem was offered.
For any ordinance complaint, not just for rats; those who have a computer should – DO NOT USE the Ordinance Department’s online form found on the city’s website. Instead email Jack McIntyre directly with your concern or complaint and CC council persons Abdallah,Hicks-Clayton and Muscat. That way a record of your complaint is witnessed by three other people. Their emails are listed below:
Jack McIntyre (Ordinance Director):
Council Person Dave Abdallah:
Council Person Lisa Hicks-Clayton:
Council Person Ray Muscat:
If you do not have a computer, ask a relative or friend to send the message for you. If you have to call, make sure you take down the date, time and person you talked with and let one of the above council members know this information.
This is all making a difference keep it up everyone make sure to support our council members show up to the meetings, email, share on Facebook, Twitter if you are on Twitter. Join the groups/pages on Facebook take pictures of what you are seeing good or bad and send them to us if you don’t have a Facebook account to get to our page and post them you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org