What you are seeing here is from ‘The Back Fence’ The City of Dearborn official newsletter. The City of Dearborn as you can see received grant funds from Wayne County. The City of Dearborn Heights years ago received these funds to put in our own splash park. I’m not sure if we’ve gotten funds since then. Our Commissioner is the one who would be putting in for those funds. Our Commissioner could only put in for these funds if there was a project in the first place. The City of Dearborn Heights big project was to put in another tennis court. The Crowley Park playscape included the input of residents. What? Say it isn’t so the City worked with the neighborhood residents and they had a seat at the table for what they wanted. Zip lines, Walking and Biking trails, and the fourth splash pad. Just in case you are wondering we have one splash park no zip lines and to my knowledge no walking or biking trails. Well, we do have sidewalks so I should be fair.
This is from that same newsletter several things here. The Department is ‘City’s Property Maintenance and Development Services Department.’ Residents can check to see if a house on their street is registered. They can do that online. Property owners can register online and the City is collecting contact information including email addresses so they can quickly contact property owners about concerns. No the City of Dearborn Heights doesn’t have any of this. We get ordinance sweeps want to know about a property you have to go to City Hall. That’s what one resident had to do last week about a construction site. She had to talk to two different departments at City Hall. She posted a video on Facebook and told the story there.
As City’s around us have advanced to the 21st century sad to say the City of Dearborn Heights hasn’t and we won’t with this administration. There are those on our City Council who are bound and determined to make sure we don’t advance. While the City of Dearborn Heights has the motto ‘City With A Future.’ Other City’s actually practice our motto.