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Meet the Mayor for Coffee, Conversation Next Week

Today in Wyandotte: Coffee with the mayor, layer cake contest, snow emergency, Christmas tree disposal info, and more.

Coffee and Conversation w/ the Mayor will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon in the City Council Chambers, 3rd floor of City Hall.
Coffee and Conversation w/ the Mayor will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon in the City Council Chambers, 3rd floor of City Hall.

Coffee & Conversation with the Mayor


Mayor Joe Peterson will ask residents to join him for coffee on Friday, Jan.17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the city council chambers, 3rd floor of Wyandotte City Hall.  

"This is an opportunity for residents to speak with the mayor in a causal, relaxed forum about any concerns or suggestions that they may have," the mayor said. 

"Coffee and Conversation" is held the third Friday of each month, excluding November and December.


Seeking Contestants for Layer Cake Contest

The Wyandotte Business Association is seeking contestants for its layer cake contest on Friday, Jan. 17.

The winner will take home a trophy and a $100. Runner up will receive $75, and third place $50.  

To participate, visit wyandottebiz.org. 


Christmas Tree Disposal 

Waste Management will be collecting Christmas trees up until Jan. 31. 

Trees will be collected on Tuesdays for those living north of Vinewood Street and Thursdays for those who live south of Vinewood. Trees must be free of ornaments, decorations, tree stands, and plastic bags to permit pickup, the city said.

Pay Municipal Bills Online 

Wyandotte residents can now pay their electric, water and cable bills online. Credit Cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Residents must have their bills available for reference. Payments will be posted on the same day received.

To make an online payment, click here

What to do During a Snow Emergency

When a snow emergency is declared, the city asks that vehicles be removed from the street to allow the Department of Public Services to provide efficient plowing services.

Police Chief Daniel Grant said the DPS did a great job staying ahead of the weather.

"They've had road crews out working extremely hard. I just came from looking at a lot of the streets and they seem to be looking pretty darn good," Grant said Monday.

The DPS does not plow church and school parking lots because they hold contracts with private vendors. 

Grant said the city's public lots were done early to ensure people had a place to park during the weather emergency. 

"I've seen a lot of the (public) lots and they look to be in pretty good shape, too."  
 
Once streets have been cleared curb to curb, on-street parking may resume.

Notices of a snow emergency will be sent via the e-newsletter, cable station, Wyandotte radio station AM 1670, City Facebook Page, and First Call Phone Alert System.   

Please click here for more information on snow emergencies.  

Recreation Programs 

The Wyandotte Recreation, Leisure & Culture Department offers a wide variety of programs for both children and adults.  

Events include adult drop-in hockey, aerobics classes, bowling, golf lessons, kids karate and more. 

Click here to find a list of the current programs.

Ford-MacNichol Home Closed for Winter 

The Ford-MacNichol Home is now closed for tours for the remainder of the winter. Tours will resume on Thursday, April 3, following regular tour hours.

Museum offices will remain open for daily business.    

andrew.thurlow@patch.com 

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