Even though landscapers and contractors are not able to work at this time due to the Governor's Executive Order restricting non-essential services, residents who are able, may want to begin their own spring clean-up projects. This could be a great way to get some fresh air and enjoy the warmer weather. Once the Governor’s Executive Order restricting non-essential services is lifted, and our landscapers and contractors are back working, we hope you find the following resources helpful. In just a short time, the beautiful gardens and landscape appreciated throughout the City will be lush and vibrant for all to enjoy.
Property Improvement and Maintenance Ordinances
If you are considering starting a new project or site and landscape improvements, we encourage you to reference our city ordinances prior to starting. The following ordinances have been adopted to maintain the character and charm of the City’s natural terrain. For a quick reference, we’ve compiled a few related ordinance links here. The complete city ordinance can be found on the homepage at www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net under Code of Ordinances.
Oak Wilt Ordinance – Learn how to protect your property and the vast population of Oak trees in the City from the threat of Oak Wilt disease.
Tree and Woodland Protection – Find out which species are protected and the regulations for tree removal permits and restoration in the City.
Natural Features – Do you enjoy views of a waterway or tributary near your property? Learn about the regulations in place to protect and maintain these natural resources.
City staff are always available to answer any building, landscape or ordinance questions you may have. Please call the Building Department at (248) 530 – 1408 or Code Enforcement at (248) 530 – 1410.
Yard Waste Collection
GFL has started yard waste collection for this season. Allowable pickup items include garden waste, leaves, lawn cuttings and shrub and tree trimmings.
Bulk Waste Collection
Allowable pickup items include appliances, hot water tanks, air conditioners and furniture. Items such as carpet must be rolled up and secured by rope or tape, and not exceed four feet in length or 60 pounds in weight per roll. GFL cannot accept vehicles, industrial equipment, sheds or buildings. Doors and racks are required to be removed before placing appliances out for removal.
Oakland County Stabilization Fund for Small Businesses
Oakland County was awarded a $1.15 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and its Michigan Small Business Relief Program. The state grant will assist qualifying small businesses with up to $10,000 to help offset losses or expenses resulting from the coronavirus emergency.
There are two programs, businesses that qualify can apply for one of the following:
- Small Business Grant (Part of the Michigan Small Business Relief Program)
- Small Business Loan (Part of the Michigan Small Business Relief Program)
Applications are due by April 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Online resources and applications for the Small Business Grant or Small Business Loan can be found here.