February 2024 Around Town e-Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE

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PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

48009 to 888777.

ELECTION

VIRTUALLY EXPLORE BIRMINGHAM

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BLACK HISTORY SERIES

SOCIAL MEDIA

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RAINSMART REBATES


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CITY OFFICES CITY HALL - 151 MARTIN STREET City Hall is open to the public during regular

business

hours,

Monday

through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The

Police

Department

lobby

entrance on the east side of City Hall on Pierce Street continues to operate as the point of contact for all off-hour requests. MEETINGS City Commission boards

meet

and

in-person,

other

city

and

most

have a virtual option available to the public. For meetings that occur after hours, visitors can access City Hall through the Police Department lobby entrance on Pierce Street. Learn how to participate in virtual meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate.

You

may also watch many city meetings on your local cable access channel and by web streaming on the city's Vimeo channel.

SUBMIT CONCERNS WITH GOVALERT Submit non-emergency concerns directly to the City

CONTACT US Visit www.bhamgov.org/contacts

of to

view a list of department contact numbers for services needed.

Birmingham

using

the

GovAlert

Mobile

app.

Simply download the free app and follow the userfriendly prompts. Follow this link for a short video with step-by-step instructions. Don't want to use the app?

That's

OK!

Submit

your

request

at

bhamgov.org/citizenrequests.

CITY MANAGER REPORT Looking for the inside scoop at City Hall? Download the City Manager's Report prepared for the City Commission each month. Birmingham City Manager Jana Ecker provides the latest updates from city departments and a sneak peek at upcoming events, staffing changes, developments and more.


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JOIN US FOR A CITY COMMISSION WORKSHOP ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2024, 6:30 P.M. Learn about Robert's Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure at a workshop on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6:30 p.m., immediately before the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend workshops to gain a better understanding of topics and projects considered by the City Commission. The Mayor will call for public comment at the end of each workshop to ensure the City Commission has as much time as possible throughout the workshop to learn, explore, discuss and hear community input as well. Workshop agendas are available each Thursday preceding the meetings on the City's website.

MEET THE STAFF CONNIE FOLK, ICE ARENA AND FACILITIES SUPERINTENDENT Meet Connie Folk, Ice Arena and Facilities Superintendent. Connie has worked for the city for 33 years, and she invites the community to stop by soon and enjoy the Ice Sports Arena. Follow this link to learn more.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE FEBRUARY 27 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION VOTE IN PERSON, EARLY OR ABSENTEE Michigan’s busy 2024 election cycle kicks off with the presidential primary on February 27, 2024, several weeks earlier than in previous years. This is a closed partisan primary, so there are two different ballots – one with Democratic Party candidates and one with Republican Party candidates – and voters must choose one or the other for the February election only. This does not mean you’re registering as a voter in any specific party; the state of Michigan no longer tracks that information. Once you’ve selected your ballot type, you have three ways to cast a vote: In person on Election Day, February 27, at your normal polling place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Find

your

polling

place,

see

a

precinct

map

and

more

at

bhamgov.org/votinglocations and mi.gov/vote. Early voting from February 17 through February 25 at two early voting sites: the Bloomfield Township Library and the Waterford Oaks Activity Center. Both are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Thursday, February 22, when the hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot in person, just like at a polling place on Election Day. Learn more about it at bhamgov.org/earlyvoting and mi.gov/earlyvoting. Absentee voting now through February 27 at 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are available by mail until Friday, February 23, at 5 p.m., and in person at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall until Monday, February 26 at 4 p.m. Voters will not automatically be mailed a ballot for this election without first submitting a signed application indicating the ballot type – either Democratic or Republican – they want to receive. These forms were mailed to Birmingham voters who are on Michigan’s absentee voter lists and are available from the Clerk’s Office in person, at elections@bhamgov.org or (248) 5301880. You can also apply for a ballot online at mi.gov/vote – select “Apply for an absentee ballot online” or “Submit ballot selection form online” in the upper left corner.

Please note that the printed ballot selection forms include a third ballot option – the “ballot without presidential primary” – that is not available for this election (see image at left). There are no other proposals or races in this year’s primary for Birmingham voters. Please select one of the first two ballot types listed – either the Democratic or the Republican presidential primary ballot.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: FEBRUARY 27, 2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION Once you’ve voted your ballot, please seal it in the purple and white envelope and remember to sign it! Return your ballot by mail for free (no stamps required) or in person to one of Birmingham’s three secure ballot boxes. There are two outdoor boxes available 24/7 behind City Hall – one is a drive-up box in the driveway off Henrietta and one is next to the back door. The third ballot box is inside City Hall on the clerk’s counter during regular business hours. Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, February 27, but the sooner the better!

SPOIL VOTES BY FEB. 16 KEY ELECTION DATES Feb. 12: Last day to register to vote by mail, online or at a SOS office and be eligible to vote in the February election. After this, new voters must register in person with proof of address at the Clerk’s Office until after the election. Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.: Last day for voters who returned a voted absentee ballot to spoil it and receive a new ballot in person from the Clerk’s Office.

If you decide to change your vote after casting your absentee ballot, you will need to submit a written request to spoil your ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office not later than February 16 at 5 p.m. After this, there is no longer an option to spoil an absentee ballot that has been received by the clerk. Contact the Clerk’s Office to learn more.

open daily at Bloomfield Township Library

CLERK’S OFFICE OPEN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

and Oakland County’s Waterford Oaks

The

Activity Center.

February

Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to request

Election Day, from 8:30 a.m. until

that an absentee ballot be mailed to you.

4:30 p.m. for election business only.

Feb. 24 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Clerk’s

Register to vote, receive and cast an

Office open Saturday for election business

absentee ballot, return your ballot or

Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.: Last day for voters who

say thank

lost or never received an absentee ballot

you to

to get one in person at the Clerk’s Office.

the

Feb. 27 from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Polling

dedicated

places open for in-person voting.

Clerk’s

Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.: Absentee ballots must

Office

be received by the Clerk’s Office.

staff,

March 4: Military and Overseas (MOVE)

including

ballots mailed from outside the U.S. and

canine

postmarked on or before February 27

election

must be received by the Clerk’s Office to

assistant

be counted.

Marvin.

Feb. 17 – Feb. 25: Early in-person voting

Clerk’s 24,

Office the

will

be

Saturday

open before


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NEWS FROM THE MUSEUM

BIRMINGHAM’S BLACK HISTORY SERIES The Birmingham Museum has been at the forefront of research in our previously unknown or overlooked local Black history and has been working to bring a more complete story to the public. As part of this effort, the museum will host a special program series each Saturday during February from 11 a.m. to noon at the museum. Topics are drawn from recently discovered stories of Birmingham’s Black history: · Feb. 3: “Abolitionist and Freedom Seeker: Birmingham’s Story of the Underground Railroad” · Feb. 10: “The Multi-racial ‘Delaware Moors’ and Birmingham’s Past” · Feb. 17: “The Harris-Jackson Family: A Century of Being Black in Birmingham” · Feb. 24: “CREEM Magazine and Black Artists of the 1970s—and Beyond” Tickets are $10, or 4/$35 (purchase of a package of four also includes a one-year membership to the Friends of the Birmingham Museum). Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Contact the museum at (248) 530-1928 or lpielack@bhamgov.org. For more information on the project or our local Black history, contact the Birmingham Museum at (248) 530-1928 or see the virtual exhibit at bhamgov.org/undergroundrailroad.


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STILL TIME TO HELP IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF OLDER ADULTS AGING IN PLACE SURVEY

There’s still time to submit the Ad Hoc Aging

in

Place

Committee’s

survey

to

improve the health and wellness of older adults. The survey is for those of all ages and available in print form as well as online at engage.bhamgov.org/aginginplace. In an effort to reach as many residents as possible, the city is mailing a print copy of the Community Survey in every resident’s water bill. Respondents may complete the survey in print form and mail it back to the city or drop it off at City Hall, the Baldwin Public Library, The Birmingham Museum or Next.

Printed

copies

of

the

Community

Survey are also available at all of these locations.

SHARE FEEDBACK ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION MASTER PLAN THE HDC VALUES YOUR INPUT

As a part of the City of Birmingham’s Historic District Commission’s (HDC) larger preservation goals, the HDC will be embarking on a process to create an organized, holistic, and long-range approach to historic preservation and develop a Historic Preservation Master Plan. According to the National Parks Service, preservation planning is "the rational, systematic process by which a community develops a vision, goals, and priorities for the preservation of its historic and cultural resources. The community seeks to achieve its vision through its own actions and through influencing the actions of others. Goals and priorities are based on analyses of resource data and community values." A Historic Preservation Master Plan survey is live on Engage Birmingham. In this survey, the HDC is looking for high-level feedback to get a pulse for the City’s views on historical preservation and what people may like to see moving forward. The City is eager to hear from you about historic preservation!


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NAME OUR NEW STREET SWEEPER SUBMIT NAME IDEAS BY FEBRUARY 2, 2024 The City of Birmingham’s new street sweeper needs a name! School-aged Birmingham residents are invited to help us name this new hard-working vehicle, which joins Sweeping Beauty and Meryl Sweep in the Department of Public Services' fleet that keeps our streets clean and the community tidy. A parent, guardian, teacher or other adult may submit an entry on behalf of a child/student. Submit your ideas by Friday, February 2, 2024 at https://engage.bhamgov.org/name-the-street-sweeper. After the deadline, the community will be invited to vote for their favorite name. The name with the most votes will be printed on the sweeper and shared on social media.


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RESIDENTS WITHIN GEORGE W. KUHN DRAINAGE DISTRICT ELIGIBLE FOR RAINSMART REBATES RAINSMART REBATES PILOT PROGRAM Birmingham residents who live within the George W. Kuhn

Drainage

stormwater

District

infrastructure

are

eligible rebates

for

green

through

a

RainSmart Rebates pilot program. The initiative by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office offers up to $2,000 per property in rebates for the installation of rain gardens, rain barrels and trees to eligible residents over the next two years. The George W. Kuhn Drainage District serves all or part of 14 communities, including Birmingham. The primary goals of the RainSmart program include fostering awareness about stormwater management and promoting environmental stewardship. Green stormwater infrastructure manages rainwater utilizing vegetation, soils and natural processes to capture and slow rainwater or snowmelt as it moves across the landscape. This approach allows water to percolate through the soil and utilize plant roots to filter out contaminants. In addition, instead of letting the water flow into storm drains, techniques such as rain gardens, rain barrels, and trees filter and temporarily store the water to reduce the amount of stormwater from entering the drainage district’s underground pipes that handle both sewage and stormwater. In Birmingham, the George W. Kuhn Drainage District spans the east section of the City, approximately south of Derby and east of Adams. Residents may check their eligibility through the RainSmart Rebates Eligibility Map and learn more at OakGov.com/RainSmart. “We will work to expand this program to other areas of Birmingham in the future,” said Birmingham Planning Director, Nicholas Dupuis. “We are excited to be part of this pilot program and hope the community will take advantage of the opportunity to reduce the amount of stormwater that enters the combined sewer system while improving water quality and climate resiliency.”

Rebate funds may not be applied to projects completed in the past, and will be allocated to new installation projects throughout 2024 and 2025 on a first-come, first-served basis until all of the allotted money is spent. Applicants may follow a step-by-step process to implement an approved project to be eligible for the one-time rebate over the next two years. Interested residents may visit OakGov.com/rainsmart to learn more and submit their application.


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WINTER ACTIVITIES BUNDLE UP AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS THIS WINTER! Residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of all that Birmingham has to offer this winter season. With 26 parks covering 230 acres, there are many options to satisfy every outdoor enthusiast. For park locations and amenities, visit www.bhamgov.org/parks.

VISIT THE PARKS & ROUGE RIVER TRAIL SYSTEM Each of Birmingham’s 26 parks is unique and amenities include play structures, hiking trails, sports fields, tennis courts and more. Nature lovers can access over two miles of beautiful Rouge River trails right here in Birmingham. For the trail map, visit www.bhamgov.org/rougetrails.

SLEDDING AND WINTER SPORTS Bring your sleds and enthusiasm for some fastpaced fun on the hills! When the snow flies, sledding is offered at Lincoln Hills Golf Course (4" of snow minimum), Booth Park and the Birmingham Museum. Lincoln Hills Golf Course is also a great location for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Rental equipment is not provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own skis and

snowshoes

and

enjoy

the

peaceful,

yet

challenging course. Please call Lincoln Hills at (248) 530-1670 before visiting.

OUTDOOR ICE SKATING The availability of the outdoor ice rink at Barnum Park is dependent upon weather conditions. City crews work hard to maintain the rink, however users

are

welcome

to

shovel

any

snow

accumulation to clear an area for skating. Visit bhamgov.org/barnum to check the status of the ice rink. Enjoy!


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NEWS FROM THE ICE SPORTS ARENA HOLD YOUR NEXT PARTY AT BIRMINGHAM ICE ARENA

Book our studio ice arena for your winter birthday party or special occasion! Our party package costs $300 for residents and $350 for non-residents. The party package includes one hour of studio ice time, one hour in the studio party room, skate rental and skate personnel. Parties are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/icearena or email cfolk@bhamgov.org.

SKATE WITH US! Enjoy

open

skate

at

the

Birmingham Ice Sports Arena, where the ice is always good and conditions are comfy no matter what the weather outside. The arena offers many open skate sessions throughout the week; see

the

schedule

at

www.bhamgov.org/openskate. The

Ice

located

Sports at

Arena

2300

is

East

Lincoln. For details, contact Connie Folk at (248) 5301642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org


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CELEBRATE BIRMINGHAM PARADE RETURNS MAY 19 Save the date: the Celebrate Birmingham hometown parade marches back into downtown Birmingham on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. This beloved tradition offers several opportunities to get involved: March in the parade! It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to spotlight your community group, local business, team, scout troop, dance studio, club, neighborhood association and more. Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to march. Walk with your group, create a float, entertain the crowd or proudly represent your organization. Become a sponsor! Increase awareness and build goodwill among residents with a sponsorship package, or by sponsoring a specific parade act or party activity. Look

for

about

more

sponsorship

participation soon

information

in

options

Around

and coming

Town,

or

contact the City Clerk’s Office at

(248)

530-1880

clerksoffice@bhamgov.org

or


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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES UPDATES 2024-2028 PARKS MASTER PLAN AVAILABLE ONLINE

The City Commission voted unanimously to adopt Birmingham’s 2024-2028 Parks and Recreation Master Plan following a public hearing at the December 18 commission meeting. The plan represents months of hard work and input from hundreds of citizens, and will guide Birmingham's acquisition and development of community recreation facilities and programs for the next five years. The final plan is now available at www.bhamgov.org/parksmasterplan. Thank you to the many people who contributed their ideas and feedback to this vital document. We look forward to your continued involvement to create vibrant public spaces and programs for the future.

BIRMINGHAM GREEN

BY NICHOLAS J. DUPUIS, PLANNING DIRECTOR Have you been thinking about the environmental impact of your home lately? Feeling a bit of a cold draft these days? Heavy snow cause any blackouts near you? Good news – there are a ton of options for you to consider these days. In particular, the Michigan Saves and Oakland SAVES programs can help you embark on a myriad of home improvement measures that will reduce your energy costs and make you home more efficient. The Michigan Saves program is a loan based program that is made available to customers through a network of lenders that offer favorable terms based on a negotiated contract. The most common residential improvements include insulation, air sealing, furnace or boiler replacement, windows, energy-efficient roofs, and appliances. Oakland SAVES is a program that was created using American Rescue Plan Act funding and provides grant incentives to reduce energy burdens for lowerincome homeowners and promote energy efficiency in homes. The Oakland SAVES program is available through December 31, 2024, or until funds are exhausted. Program funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON A BOARD OR COMMITTEE Join a board or committee to have a direct impact on the city! Whether you are interested in public art, parks and recreation, historic buildings or safe transit, we have a board for you! Visit www.bhamgov.org/boardopportunities to view City of Birmingham boards and committees with current or upcoming vacant positions.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS The 2023 Sewer Rehabilitation Project remains an active project. A property owner meeting this month will provide construction information and answer questions regarding the following upcoming projects: Redding Road Project: Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall: 151 Martin St., Birmingham MI Edgewood Road Project: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 5:307:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall: 151 Martin St., Birmingham MI Property owners will receive a letter with additional information about these meetings. Learn more at bhamgov.org/engineering or call (248) 530-1840.

SENIOR SERVICES Did you know seniors enjoy a variety of services all throughout the Birmingham community? From special events and activities to exclusive discounts and assistance, seniors have many special opportunities in Birmingham. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/seniorservices.


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BIRMINGHAM SHOPPING DISTRICT

VALENTINE’S DAY DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM The Birmingham Shopping District is looking forward to new events, businesses and more this year! Be sure to visit our Event Calendar and save the date for our upcoming events. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is a great time to explore downtown Birmingham’s unique local shops offering jewelry, specialty gifts and more for all of the loved ones on your list. Also be sure to check out our dining directory for a full list of restaurants if you’re planning a night out.

The DOW

Tiffany Florist

My House of Style

Paper Source

As always, parking is convenient and free for the first two hours in all five municipal structures downtown. For more information, visit www.ALLINBirmingham.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to Birmingham Shopping District enews.


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FEBRUARY NEWS FROM THE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY We’ve got a month of stuff to love at BPL! Choose your next great read from our “Love at First Line” display. Hear about CREEM magazine and the civil rights movement in Birmingham in the 70’s, take a walk through Detroit with the Historical Society to learn more about the Green-Book,

and play 90’s

trivia on Leap Day! Kids will have fun at our Bluey Bash (10:00 or 11:15) and Pokemon Day events, while teens can enjoy a night out with other library fans. Check out these and other great events, book clubs, and computer classes at baldwinlib.org/calendar.

FRIENDS OF THE BALDWIN LIBRARY 4TH SATURDAY SALE Stop by the Friends room on the lower level of the library to shop newly donated and sorted inventory on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION Save the date for the Library Open House and Dedication – May 18, 2024. We’re excited to share all the updates to BPL as a result of our third phase of construction!

READING CHALLENGE Join our 25 books in 52 weeks reading challenge at baldwinlib.beanstack.org!

Baldwin Public Library is located at 300 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham. For more information visit www.baldwinlib.org or call (248) 647-1700.


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REGIONAL CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST Gus Mondalek - International Affairs Expert. February 1, 6:00 p.m. Turmoil and violence rocked the Middle East throughout October. Following the October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel, Israeli forces launched an unprecedented air campaign against the Gaza Strip. Cross-border shelling was also reported along Israel's northern border with Syria. Yemen's Houthis fired cruise missiles towards Israel, though none landed inside Israel. Elsewhere, the United States is sending additional warships, aircraft and troops closer to Israel as a message of deterrence. Join this presentation to learn more about this region and possibilities for peace and resolution.

HANDWRITING: LANDSCAPE OF THE MIND Ruth Holmes, CDE and Handwriting Examiner. Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. Unique as fingerprints, handwriting is energy captured on paper. Interpreted, it is an important projective technique used by individuals, therapists, teachers and businesses to recognize talents and abilities. Documented with remarkable examples, this graphic, informative and significant lecture explores the origins of handwriting revealing many insights into personality, including childhood trauma, individual identity and performance potential. Join us for this captivating lecture!

LABLAST® CHAIR FITNESS With Karen Lutz. Ongoing Mondays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. A fun workout based on the dances seen on “Dancing with the Stars,” combining all aspects of physical fitness. No partner needed! Dance to a variety of music genres; some dances with small weights. No dance experience needed! Karen is a Certified LaBlast® instructor.

Next

proudly

serves

the

growing

50

plus

population

in

our

community. Next is located at 2121 Midvale Street in Birmingham. Contact Next at (248) 203-5270, visit www.BirminghamNext.org or like Next on Facebook.


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UNDERSTANDING THE SNOW ORDINANACE Take measures to ensure you don't find yourself in violation of the ordinance regarding snow removal and snow parking bans. Here are the two most important requirements: 1) You are required to clear snow and ice on sidewalks that abut your property. If the snow stops falling during the day, your sidewalks must be cleared by no more than 12 hours later. If the snow stops falling during the night, all sidewalks must be cleared by 6 p.m. the following day. Sidewalks that are not cleared of snow and ice will be shoveled by the city and the property owner will be fined. 2) When a Snow Emergency is declared, residents must remove their cars from city streets so the snow plows can get through. Cars in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed. View more information www.bhamgov.org/snowremoval.

about

snow

removal

at

Remember, snow removal equipment is large, loud, and difficult to stop. Pedestrians and vehicles should allow a wide safety area around plows and deicing equipment during winter operations. Avoid darting out in front of snow and ice removal equipment, and make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of them. Walking or driving too closely in front or behind such equipment can create unsafe conditions. Remember, stay back and stay safe!

SNOW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS When a Snow Emergency is declared, the city will send an eblast (sign up for the city newsletter and alerts at www.bhamgov.org/enews), send a Nixle text and email alert message (register at www.nixle.com), post on social media and update the city's website (www.bhamgov.org). Visit www.bhamgov.org/communications to learn more about these and other communication services.



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