2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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Libraries

Pet Info and Critter Control Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin

Animal Control services for these communities are provided by Southfield Township. 18550 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills 48025 • 540-3420 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill, Birmingham 48009 647-1700 • www.baldwinlib.org Provides library services for residents of the City of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Bingham Farms. Also provides reciprocal borrowing agreements with residents served by the Bloomfield Township Public Library and many other libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Open daily.

Bloomfield Township Public Library

1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 642-5800 • www.btpl.org Provides library services for residents of Bloomfield Township. Residents of Southeast Michigan with library cards and whose home libraries are members of The Library Network are also welcomed. Closed Sundays.

Franklin Village Public Library

State law requires all dogs 4 months and older must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased online with proof of an up to date rabies vaccination. Annual dog registration is required between January 1 and March 31. Cost is $5.00. On April 1 the fee is $10.00 except for pets of new residents and newborn dogs. Beverly Hills requires cats to be licensed. There is no charge but a current rabies certificate is required. Available online or at Township office.

Birmingham

Report strays to the Police Department at 530-1889. Strays are housed for 5 days at Gasows Veterinary Hospital, call 644-7171. All dogs and cats four months or older must be licensed. Licenses are available at the Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Pet licenses are due in the month in which the rabies vaccination is given. Pet owners may get a one, two, or three year licenses. To get a three-year license the rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire three years. Any license issued 30 days after the expiration date is $20.00. Cats must be licensed annually, the fee is $5.00.

Bloomfield Hills

45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 • 644-1401 A dog must be licensed at four months of age. A license must be purchased between December 15 and March 1 each year for $10.00. Need proof of rabies vaccination. Contact treasurer.

32455 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 851-2254 • www.franklin.lib.mi.us Has a core collection of reference materials, fiction, audio books, newspapers and magazines. Closed Sundays.

Oakland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Transportation

Bloomfield Township Police Department

Amtrak Train and Bus Service

(800) 872-7245 • www.amtrak.com Stations are located in Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Troy, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.

1200 N. Telegraph Road, Bldg 42E, Pontiac 48341 858-1070 • www.oakgov.com/petadoption • Animal Control (248) 858-1090 Open weekdays by appointment. Dog licneses are available here, online or at the township clerks office. Log on to the website for the fee structure. Lost dogs and cats are kept at the shelter. Has an animal welfare shelter for lost and found pets within the township. Call (248) 433-7757 direct or to report call (248) 433-7755. Puppy, Dog Obedience, and Therapy Dog Preparation Classes are available through Birmingham Community Education during certain times of the year. Log on to www.communityed.net for full course descriptions or call (248) 203-3800.

SMART (bus service)

(866) 962-5515 • www.smartbus.org • Fixed route service is available on various main roads in Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, and Franklin. • Connector curb-to-curb advanced reservation service operates in these five same communities. Call 866-962-5515 for more information. • Community partnership programs are available for seniors and disabled adults. Paratransit services need advanced reservations and have certain requirements. - Call NEXT Senior Services at 203-5270 if you reside in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, or Franklin. - Call Bloomfield Township Senior Services at 723-3500 if you live in the township or the city of Bloomfield Hills.

DOG PARKS

Birmingham has a dog park for its canine residents at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. A key fob is required and may be purchased at the Birmingham Ice Arena on E. Lincoln. (248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org. Oakland County Parks have acres of fenced park areas for dogs at Lyon, Orion, and Red Oak Parks. Log on to www.oakgov.com.

Bishop International Airport (FNT)

TRANSPORTATION SERVING AIRPORT Smart Bus Service Luxury Sedan and Taxi Service www.smartbus.org

Metro CARS (800) 456-1701 Metro CAB (800) 505-3161

Passports

G-3425 W. Bristol Rd, Flint (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69

Airports/ Airlines

The Clerks office in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township can facilitate applications and offer photo services. Beverly Hills will process applications (no photos). The Post Offices in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township offer full services. For more information, log on to: travel.state.gov or call (877) 487-2778. Life or death emergency travel (202) 647-4000. Expedited service is available at the Detroit Passport Agency 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit, (877) 487-2778.

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Flint Bishop Airline Guide AIRLINE Allegiant American United Delta

RESERVATIONS (702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 864-8331 (800) 221-1212

WEBSITE www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.united.com www.delta.com

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

General Number: (734) AIRPORT 24 Hour Parking Line (800) 642-1978 • www.metroairport.com

Oakland County International Airport (248) 666-3900 Located in Waterford; offers charter flights, aircraftsales and flight training.