One of the major problems each year in winter is damage to rural mailboxes. Most mailbox damage occurs when heavy, wet snow is thrown again a weakened post or box. The Pinckney DPW cannot assume responsibility for such damage. If the mailbox or post is damaged by snow thrown by the snow removal vehicles, it is the homeowners responsibility to replace the box and post.
Additionally, private installations within the public right of way, such as sod, shrubs, sprinkler systems, rocks, etc. maybe damaged in the process of snow removal or seasonal maintenance work. Damage that may occur is not intentional and in many cases unavoidable.
Because it is the statutory responsibility of the DPW to maintain the roadways and right-of-way property, the agency is not held liable or responsible for damage caused to private installations with in the right of way.
The leaf vactor is back up and running so the DPW will be out and about today picking up leaves. No more brush pick up until January 8th
From the Putnam Township Clerk:
“Putnam Township has begun testing at 9am on the first Saturday (instead of Thursday) of the month out of deference to those that may hear the Dexter sirens as well.”
Click the links below to get schedules and or agendas for upcoming meetings.
DDA Draft Meeting Minutes:DDA Minutes 12 03 13 DRAFT
Planning Commission Agenda:
Planning Commission Draft Minutes: VillageofPinckneyPC120213
Village Council Agenda: Agenda 12 09 2013
Draft Council Meeting Minutes : 11 11 2013 Draft Minutes
Zoning Board of Appeals: ZBA Agenda 12 9_2013
Meeting Schedule 2013
Our rubbish company, Mid-Michigan Rubbish, has been bought out by Granger Container. The sale becomes effective November 1st. The only change that you, as a homeowner, should see is that the trucks are different; they are brown. The day of the week and the pick up schedule is exactly the same.. There will still be two trucks per week; one for regular refuse and one for the special pick up (recycling, yard waste, etc.).
Also to be noted, Granger said that they lay trash cans on their sides and place them on the grass on windy days so that they are less likely to roll into the roadway.
Our trash company is legally not allowed to empty 55 gal drums that are being used to store trash. The drums are a safety issue as they do not have handles. If you are using a drum to collect your trash please be aware that beginning next week, May 15th, they will no longer empty it.
As always, contact Granger at 517-372-2800, or the Village Offices.
As many of you know, an off-duty Pinckney Reserve Officer was injured in a crash in Ohio on September 5th. Updates on the story can be found at this link http://fox8.com/?s=bielak&search_submit
Locally there has been an outpouring of support for Officer Bielak and his family. A fund has been set up at Citizen’s bank in Pinckney. Contributions can be made out to the “Officer Robert Bielak Fund” and brought to the Village Police department for deposit.
This weekend at Art in the Park, the Downtown Development Authority launched the new image for the Village. Reaction has been great!
Merchandise bearing the new logo is available for sale at Village Hall.
T-shirts – including a Men’s/Children design and a Women’s T $10 (2XL for $12)
Aluminum Water Bottles – Made in America $8
Window clings for cars and business $2.50
Merchandise can be purchased during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4PM. Cash or check only.
Let us know what you think about the new logo. Email us at email@example.com
In 2003, President Bush signed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to help ease the economic and legal burdens on military personnel called to active duty. This mostly aids military families with expenses like mortgage payments and property taxes.
The Village of Pinckney wanted to do what they could on a local level and established the Civil Service Relief Policy for the Village of Pinckney Policy 2012-2. This policy will allow military personnel to apply for exemption from quarterly refuse and base fees incurred by property owners in the Village.
To see the policy and the application form, click here.
We’ve revived the water softener rebate program to encourage compliance with our ordinance, which states that water softeners cannot be discharged into the sewer line. If you have moved to the Village since 2008, you might want to check this out! Eligible property owners can receive a 50% rebate, up to $300, for installing a drywell or toward the purchase of a no-discharge water conditioner. See below for details about the program. Still have questions? Call or email us at Village Hall.
Water Softener Rebate Program
Water Softener Inspection Form