Early Warning Sirens

The City received an emergency management grant through Wayne County to install additional early warning sirens throughout the Grosse Pointes. These sirens are activated to warn our communities of weather emergencies, such as severe storms or tornadoes. 

The siren will be activated on the first Saturday of each month for testing purposes. Each test will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately one minute.

November Community Meeting

This month’s community meeting isSaturday, November 16, 2013 at 10 a.m.at Salem Memorial Lutheran Church,
21230 Moross Detroit, Michigan 48236.On the Agenda:

Quality of Life

Crimemapping Reports
(For Details, go to crime mapping)

Street Report

St. John Report

Premier Parks – Balduck Park Update

SAD – Special Assessment District

AmeriCorp

Surveyor

Cleanup
Cleanup at 5235 Hereford, starting at 12noon (Lead Diane N.)
Cleanup at Balduck Park after meeting (Lead Carl S.)

Garden

Balduck Park Priorities

PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND THE BALDUCK PARK COMMUNITY MEETING TO ENSURE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN PARK PLANS!

Balduck Park Priorities

Grounds Maintenance and Beautification
Signage needed, e.g., park rules, re., noise, dogs, parking (including related ordinance numbers); “Reservations needed” to use shelter, “No golfing,”etc.
Involve park users in regular clean-up activities
Fees to use park? (After attendance improves?)
Vandalism
Litter/garbage
Dog waste bags needed
Trash cans needed
Water collects in the park
Parking lot needed at comfort station
What’s plan for Eagle Sports parking lot? (Tim)
Resurface basketball court
Leave “natural” side of park to natural beauty
Respect needed by park users

Security
Patrol needed, mounted or bike, to:
enforce/ticket ordinance-violators
enforce/ticket parking violators
deter vandalism
Community eyes and ears
Police Commissioner’s role?

Engagement/Communications
Get area schools and students involved
Use the following mechanisms to publicize park meetings and activities, master plan drawings, etc. (“What’s Happening At Balduck”):
E-mail
Posters
Church bulletins
Businesses (Mack Ave. CVS bulletin board)
Tennis Club
Libraries
TV: Public Service Announcements
Patch newspaper
Schools
CCSD (city electronic newsletter)
Organization newsletters
Attend community meetings
Receive daily e-mailed incident reports from police
Notify police precinct
Customize communications to meet specific needs of Cornerstone, EEV and Morningside
Need single point for all communications to be received and transmitted to everyone

Programming

(baseball and softball are covered)
Ice skating
Volleyball
Soccer
Women’s sports
Basketball
Volleyball
Films on the Hill, including additional shows:
Dance
Music
Puppets
Shakespeare
Lighting on the hill for winter sledding and movies