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2017 Public Notices

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Private Project Notices
Meeting/Notice Date  Project Address Project Name Board/Committee Description 
7/14/17 35975 Woodward Ave. Brownfield Plan City Commission Public Hearing to consider adoption of a brownfield plan at 35975 Woodward Ave. (the property is a former gas station site located on Woodward.)
7/10/17

839 Randall Ct. Lot split City Commission Public hearing to consider the proposed lot split of 839 Randall Ct., Parcel #1925352018 into two parcels.
6/12/17 160 W. Maple Dick O'Dow's City Commission Public hearing on Final Site Plan and Special Land Use Permit to allow the renovation of an existing restaurant.
2/13/17 555 S. Old Woodward  555 Office & Residential Buildings  City Commission Rezone from D4 to D5 in Downtown Overlay 
2/13/17 411 S. Old Woodward  Birmingham Place  City Commission  Rezone from D4 to D5 in Downtown Overlay
2/13/17 225 E. Merrill Merrillwood Building   City Commission  Rezone from D4 to D5 in Downtown Overlay
2/13/17 412-420 E. Frank St. Rezoning  City Commission  Rezone from B1 (Neighborhood Business) to R3 (Single-Family Residential) & from B2B (General Commercial) to TZ1 (Transitional Zoning)
         


Public Project Notices
Notice/Meeting
Date
Project Address Project Name Board/Committee/
Department
Description 
9/18/2017
(NEW)
Quarton Lake Quarton Lake Vegetation Management Department of Public Services

Due to permitting issues, the annual dredging work planned at Quarton Lake was postponed.  The contractor is now clearing their schedule, and preparing to arrive this Wednesday, September 20.   

Dredged materials will be removed from the bottom of the river extending from the Oak St. bridge to the upper end of the lake.  Some materials may also be removed in the lake in the area south of the fishing dock.  As in previous years, dredged materials will be pumped up to the storage area built on Oak St., just northwest of the Oak St. bridge.  There, it will be stored in large plastic bags while it dries out.  The dredging effort should take less than five work days. 
 
In October, after the materials have dried, the contractor will return to scoop the dredged materials from the storage area, and placing it into trucks for hauling to a landfill.  That should be a two day effort.
 
Please contact the Engineering Dept. at 248-530-1850 if you have any questions or concerns.  
7/24/17

Quarton Lake Quarton Lake Vegetation Management Department of Public Services

Beginning the week of July 24, contractors hired by the City of Birmingham will perform necessary maintenance to woody overgrowth along the shoreline, beginning on the west side of the Lake.  This work includes the removal of invasive trees shrubs and vines such as Buckthorn, Oriental Bittersweet, and Box elder among others, and also pruning of desirable trees and shrubs. Additionally, smaller invasive plants and weeds such as Canada thistle, Invasive Cattails, and Phragmites on the east side of the Lake will be treated as well. This work will be ongoing throughout the summer months, into fall, weather permitting.  Please contact the Department of Public Services for more information 248-530-1700.

7/20/17 S. Eton - Maple Rd. to Lincoln Ave Corridor S. Eton - Maple Rd. to Lincoln Ave Corridor Project Multi-Modal Transportation Board

The Public Hearing on the S. Eton Rd - Maple Rd to Lincoln Ave. Corridor will be continued Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Prpposals include the installation of a pedestrian island improvement at Maple Rd., the removal of on-street parking on the west side, installation of a bike lane on the existing pavement, and pedetrian bumpouts at the intersections of Villa, Hazel, Bowers, Cole and Lincoln. You may call the Engineering or Planning Departments at 248-530-1850 if you have questions.

6/23/17 Quarton Lake Aquatic Nuisance Plant Control Department of Public Services

The City of Birmingham was issued a permit by the Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for performing aquatic nuisance plant control at Quarton Lake. Tri-County Aquatics, Inc. will be performing a treatment on Tuesday, June 27, contingent upon the weather. A 24 hour water use restriction (swimming, drinking, fishing, etc.) is recommended after the lake is treated. A 48 hour restriction for irrigation of lawns will be in effect for 48 hours after the treatment. Please note annual dredging work to occur mid-July.  Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/quartonlake.

6/16/17

151 Martin Street 2017 Cape Seal Program Dept. of Public Services

2017 Cape Seal Program

A Hearing of Necessity for Special Assessment District regarding the 2017 Cape Seal Program will take place on Monday, July 10, 2017, 7:30 PM at the City Municipal Building, 151 Martin. 

A Hearing of Confirmation for Special Assessment District regarding the  2017 Cape Seal Program will take place on Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:30 PM at the City Municipal Building, 151 Martin. 

6/14/17

Pierce between Catalpa and Southlawn Concrete Road Repair Engineering Dept. Pierce will be temporarily closed until 3 p.m. for concrete road repair between Catalpa and Southlawn. Expect detours and slight delays. Once opened, there will be single lane closures until the concrete has set. For further information, contact the Engineering Dept. at 248-530-1850.
8/29/17 Lawndale Ave. - Oakland to Woodward Lawndale Ave. Paving Project Engineering Dept Please see the attached announcement regarding this project to learn how it will affect the operation of the streets and the residents in the area. Contact the City Engineering Dept. with questions or concerns at 248-530-1850.
7/10/17 Poppleton Ave. - Knox to Maple Rd. Poppleton Ave. Paving Project Engineering Dept Please see the attached announcement regarding this project to learn how it will affect the operation of the streets and the residents in the area. Contact the City Engineering Dept. with questions or concerns at 248-530-1850.
6/9/2017 Oak St. - Glenhurst Dr. to Chesterfield Ave. Oak St. Paving Project Engineering Dept. Please see the attached announcement regarding this project to learn how it will affect the operation of the streets and the residents in the area. Contact the City Engineering Dept. with questions or concerns at 248-530-1850.
6/12/17 and
6/26/17
Oak Ave - Chesterfield Ave to Lakeside Dr Oak Street - Installation of water laterals City Commission Public hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017 to consider a Special Assessment District for replacing water laterals to homes that currently have less than a 1 inch diameter pipe.  

Public hearing on Monday, June 26, 2017 to confirm the properties to be included in the Special Assessment District.
6/1/17

S. Eton Rd - Maple Rd to Lincoln Ave.
S. Eton - Maple - Lincoln Proposal
Multi Modal Transportation Board The Multi-Modal Transportation Board is a volunteer group appointed by the City Commission to make recommendations for public street improvements in accordance with the Multi-Modal Master Plan.  A public hearing is scheduled on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. at the Birmingham Municipal Bldg. (151 Martin St.) to discuss the above corridor.  Please enter through the Police Dept. on the Pierce St. side of the building.  Proposals include the installation of a pedestrian island improvement at Maple  Rd., the removal of on-street parking on the west side, installation of a bike lane on the existing pavement, and pedestrian bumpouts at the intersections of Villa, Hazel, Bowers, Cole, and Lincoln. Go to: 

www.bhamgov.org/government/boards/MMTB_board.php. If you wish to submit written comment for the Board to consider, please send to pomeara@bhamgov.org no later than May 25, 2017.

5/17/17 Woodward and Elm St. starting near 820 S. Old Woodward Fiber Optic Installation Engineering A contractor will be installing fiber optic cable starting today into next week in the area of Woodward Ave. and Elm St.  The work will start in front of 820 S. Old Woodward Ave., south of George St.  The line will cross Woodward Ave. in front of the Walgreen's Drug Store, then turn north.  The work will then extend on Elm St. north to just north of Forest Ave.  
 
All traffic lanes are expected to stay open, but miscellaneous parking spaces will have to be closed to accommodate this work. 
5/8/17
Brown St. - Southfield Rd. to Chester St.
Melton Rd. - Eton Rd. to 14 Mile Rd. 
Sheffield Rd. - Eton Rd. to Cheltenham Rd.
Cheltenham Rd. - Sheffield Rd. to Dunstable Rd.
Dunstable Rd. - Melton Rd. to Cheltenham Rd.
Bradford Rd. - Eton Rd. to Melton Rd.  
Asphalt Rejuvenation Engineering Department Several streets that had asphalt work done late last year will now be sealed as the final step in the construction process.  Contractor Pavement Technology will be in town completing this work, which can be completed in less than four hours, starting at approx. 9 a.m.  
 
The work will include sweeping the street so it is clean.  A clear seal coat will then be applied using a truck, immediately followed by a thin coat of white sand to help absorb extra sealer.  After fifteen minutes, the sweeper comes through to pick up the excess sand.  The road will be closed less than half an hour.  Homes that have driveways abutting the work will be given advance notice with individual flyers left at front doors.  
 
We ask that all parked cars be removed for Tuesday morning to help facilitate this work. After application, the road will feel a bit wet and tacky for about 24 hours until it completely dries out.
 
 
         
         
         
         


Public Notices (Election, Ordinance changes, RFP notifications, etc.)
Notice/Meeting Date  Project Name  Project/Meeting Address  Board/Committee/ Department Description 
6/12/17 Amendment
to the Zoning Ordinance
Municipal Bldg.
151 Martin St.
City Commission

To consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 126:

  • TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.43, TZ2 (TRANSITION ZONE 2) DISTRICT INTENT, PERMITTED USES, AND SPECIAL USES TO ADD THE TZ2 ZONING CLASSIFICATION;
  • TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.44, TZ2 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO ADD STANDARDS FOR THE TZ2 DISTRICT;
  • TO RENUMBER THE EXISITNG TZ3 (TRANSITION ZONE  3)  ZONING CLASSIFCATION, DISTRICT INTENT, PERMITTED USES, AND SPECIAL USES TO ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.45 WITH NO CHANGES;
  • TO RENUMBER THE EXISITNG TZ3 (TRANSITION ZONE  3)  ZONING CLASSIFCATION, DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.46 WITH NO CHANGES;
  • TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, SECTION 5.15, USE SPECIFIC STANDARDS, TO ADD USE SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR THE TZ2 ZONE DISTRICT; AND
  • TO AMEND CHAPTER 126, ZONING, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ARTICLE 4, SECTIONS 4.02, 4.04, 4.09, 4.10, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.24, 4.30, 4.44, 4.45, 4.46, 4.47, 4.53, 4,54, 4.59, 4.65, 4.73, 4.74, 4.83, 4.84, 4.88, 4.89 AND 4.90 TO APPLY EACH SECTION TO THE NEWLY CREATED TZ2 ZONE DISTRICTS AS INDICATED.
A complete copy of the proposed ordinance amendments may be reviewed at the City Clerk’s Office or contact Planning Director, Jana Ecker at 248.530.1841 jecker@bhamgov.org.
3/13/17 Amendment
to the Zoning Ordinance
Municipal Bldg.
151 Martin St.
City Commission To consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 126:
  • TO AMEND ARTICLE 04, STRUCTURE STANDARDS, SECTION 4.75 SS-02 TO CREATE LIMITATIONS ON ALLOWABLE SIZE OF DORMERS ON SINGLE FAMILY HOMES; AND
  • TO AMEND ARTICLE 09, DEFINITIONS, SECTION 9.02, TO ADD A DEFINITION OF “ATTIC”, AND AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF “HABITABLE ATTIC” AND “STORY” FOR CONSISTENCY WITH THE MICHIGAN RESIDENTIAL CODE.

A complete copy of the proposed ordinance amendments may be reviewed at the City Clerk’s Office or contact Planning Director, Jana Ecker at 248.530.1841 jecker@bhamgov.org

2/13/17  Zoning Ordinance Municipal Building, 
151 Martin Street
 City Commission Amend Section 2.29 B2 (General Business) to amend Accessory Permitted Uses, and Amend Appendix C, Exhibit 1, Economic Development Licenses Map
2/13/17

 Zoning Ordinance Municipal Building, 
151 Martin Street
 City Commission Add Article 02, Section 2.29 (General Business) to allow bistros in Rail District as a Special Land Use;Add Article 02, Section 2.31 (General Business) to allow bistros in Rail District as a Special Land Use; Add Article 09, Section 9.02 (Definitions) to add a definition for Rail District
2/13/17  Zoning Ordinance Municipal Building, 
151 Martin Street
 City Commission Amend Article 03 Downtown Birmingham Overlay District, Section 3.04 to create new D 5 zone & establish development standards for district; Amend Article 06, Nonconformance, Section 6.02, to allow for extension and/or enlargement of existing legal, non-conforming buildings 
2/13/17  Zoning Ordinance Municipal Building, 
151 Martin Street
 City Commission Amend Article 2, Section 2.37, B4 Business Residential, to allow use of liquor license in theaters in B4 zoning district; To consider the associated amendments to Chapter 10, Alcoholic Liquors, Article II, to add a Division 5, Licenses for Theaters
         

Utility Projects
Notice Date  Areas Impacted  Description of Work
     
     
     
     
   

 



Public Meetings

City Commission  
Advisory Parking Committee  
Ad Hoc Parking Development Committee  
Ad Hoc Rail District Review Committee  
Architectural Review Committee  
Birmingham Area Cable Board  
Birmingham Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority  
Board of Building Trades Appeals  
Board of Ethics  
Board of Review  
Board of Zoning Appeals  
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority  
Design Review Board  
Greenwood Cemetery Advisory Board  
Historic District Commission  
Historic District Study Committee  
Housing Board of Appeals  
Library Board  
Martha Baldwin Park Board  
Multi-Modal Transportation Board  
Museum Board 
Parks & Recreation Board  
Planning Board  
Public Arts Board  
Birmingham Shopping District Board

Public Alerts

Date   Topic Department/Area Description 
8/25/17
NEW
Quarton Lake Annual Maintenance Dredging Department of Public Services

The City has a five (5) year contract to conduct a relatively small dredging effort at Quarton Lake each year.  This year, the focus will be on river between the Oak Street Bridge and Quarton Lake.  Depending on the amount of sediment removed, this effort may extend into the northern portion of the lake.  Starting the week of August 28th, a small boat will operate on the lake in this area removing sediment from the bottom.  It will be pumped by a temporary pipe extending north to the sediment drying bed area used in previous years (north of Oak Street, and west of the river).  

Although the main goal of this effort is to remove sediment from the lake (which improves water quality), it will also remove a lot of lily pads in the area. 

The sediment will be stored in two (2) large bags in the drying area north of Oak Street.  In about a month, the bags will be opened, and the dried material will be hauled off by truck.  The loading effort should only take two (2) to three (3) days.  After the material is removed, the area will be restored again with grass seed. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact the Engineering Department at (248) 530-1850.

7/7/17

Water Main Break East Lincoln
There is a 12" water main break on East Lincoln. East Lincoln is closed between South Adams and Torry Street. Residents in the area may notice low water pressure. Crews are on the scene and will make the repairs as soon as possible.
4/21/17 Water Main Break 825 Bowers - Bowers from Elm to S. Adams
There has been a water main break on the 8 inch main at 825 Bowers as of 7 am this morning.
Bowers St. from Elm St. to S. Adams St. will not have water until repairs are made. This water main break will not affect any residents, and Birmingham repair crews are on site making repairs.
4/13/17 Barnum Park Ecological Burn
 2 p.m. today
Barnum Park

The Department of Public Services will conduct a prescribed ecological burn on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Barnum Park, in the native prairie no-mow areas.  The prescribed burn is safe and has the approval of the local fire department, which has issued a permit for this burn to be conducted. The burn will be conducted in such a manner as to minimize the amount of smoke produced and to direct any smoke away from smoke-sensitive areas. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Department of Public Services at 248-530-1700. For more information on the burn, go to www.bhamgov.org/barnum.

3/8/17 Road closures due to downed wires; high winds result in power outages Lincoln is closed from Washington to Bates;
Taunton is closed from Croft to Lincoln
Due to high winds, several areas are affected by high winds, causing extensive power outages and subsequent road closures- if the power lines extend across the roadway. To report a power outage, call 1-800-477-4747, or go to: http://empoweringmichigan.com/report-outage-no-time/ to stay up to date on when power is expected to be restored.
3/8/17 Water service restored Humphrey between Grant and Woodward
As of 9:55 a.m. today, the water has been restored after a temporary shutdown for emergency repairs.
2/24/17 Water Main Break Worthington Ave. between Southfield Rd and Latham Rd.
There is a small water main break at 895 Worthington Ave between Southfield Rd. and Latham Rd. Our repair crews started at 8:00 a m. and will notify the affected area before they shut off their water supply for repairs. 
2/21/17 UPDATE: 1:40pm
Gas Main Break
Martin and Bates
The gas main break at the corner of Martin and Bates has been contained. The intersection remains closed as crews continue the repair work. Baldwin Public Library and City Hall remain closed; all others may return to their businesses.
2/13/17 Water Main Break Bennaville St. from Grant St. to Edgewood St.
There is a water main break at 427 Bennaville St. and a repair crew is on site. 
This water main break will only affect Bennaville St. from Grant St. to Edgewood St.  
Residents will be notified before their water is shut off. Update: The main has been repaired.
2/2/17
Water Main Break 2180 Avon Ln and 355 Hanna St
There is a water main break at 2180 Avon Ln, and another main break at 355 Hanna St.  
Repair crews are on site and working on both water main breaks. Residents will be notified before their water is shut off.
1/13/17

Water Main Break On Willits between N. Chester and Greenwood St.
There is a water main break on Willits St. between N. Chester St. and Greenwood St. We have a repair crew on site. 
1/9/17 Water Main Break Grant Street
There is a water main break on Grant St. from Davis St. to Catalpa St. and the repair crew is on site. The crew will notify residents before their water supply is shut off to make repairs.
1/6/17

Water Main Break  Old Salem Ct.
There is a water main break on Redding St. between Lakeside St. and Lake Park St. Old Salem Court will not have water when the repair crew shuts down the 8" main. Repair crews are on site and they will notify residents before they shut off their water supply.