Governor Whitmer’s announcement Sunday has prompted the City of Warren to take immediate action to help reverse the record number of cases and deaths in Michigan. Effective this Wednesday, all departments in the city will reactivate the remote work plans beginning on Wednesday. Mayor Fouts had ordered these plans into effect earlier this year. Most employees* will be working from home and those that work inside will be required to wear a mask, social distance, and sanitize while at city hall. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Warren has been at the forefront of successfully combating COVID-19 and Mayor Fouts intends to keep us in a leadership position to protect our employees and the community while continuing to deliver effective city services to our residents. All hands-on deck meaning that all of us need to follow the simple protocol of masks, sanitizing and social distancing. Masks are to protect others and yourself with a recent study indicating it’s the single most important factor to stop the spread of this virus.
*We are requiring most employees to work from home unless they are absolutely needed at city hall.
News from the Department of Public Works
Due to the freeze and thaw conditions we are experiencing an abundance of potholes. We are focusing on the main roads first, then the half miles and side streets as priority.
DPW employees along with hired contractors are trimming city trees in the right of ways. All trimming is being done within the specifications outlined in the city ordinance.
Any potholes or trimming concerns can be reported to (586) 759-9270.
Please click here to view a map of the road maintenance responsibilities.
There is an ordinance in place preventing the raking of leaves into the gutter. The street sweepers are not the proper equipment for leaf pick up, but do a decent job on the natural falling leaf amounts. If they are piled up, they plug up the machines and then they need to be repaired. With over 400 miles of side streets we do not have the manpower or the equipment to pick up all the leaves in Warren. Homeowners are responsible for their own leaves. They are to be placed in marked compost cans or in paper bags. Sanitation will pick them up on regular trash pick up day.
See the Snow Removal Policy
October 2019 Construction Update
(The following is a list of which roads the City of Warren or Macomb County is responsible for street sweeping, maintenance and snow removal.)
(Listed below are the road responsibilities of the City of Warren, in priority order. Maintenance and snow removal are completed in this order.)
Note: It should be understood that snowfalls that follow closely upon one another may disrupt the above-mentioned routine as efforts need to be diverted to a higher priority.