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RECENT CITY NEWS

Commissioners to Review W. Maple Recommendations June 1

The City of Birmingham plans to resurface W. Maple Rd. from Cranbrook Rd. to Southfield Rd. in 2016.  On Monday, June 1, the Birmingham City Commission will review the Multi-Modal Transportation Board's recommendations for West Maple.

These recommendations were initially presented during the Multi-Modal Transportation Board (MMTB) meeting on May 7. At that time the MMTB reviewed and approved a recommendation from the W. Maple Rd. Steering Committee to create a modified cross-section for W. Maple Rd. from east of Cranbrook Rd. to Chester St. that includes a three lane configuration with two through lanes and one continuous left turn lane.  Visit the MMTB webpage to watch footage from the May 7th meeting.

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

To ensure hydrants are operable and give the proper water flow when needed, the Birmingham Fire Department conducts annual flow testing in May of each year. This testing provides the Department with the flow pressure and volume of water that is expected from each hydrant. Additionally, it reveals hydrants with mechanical problems. Please note this process may cause discolored water. Download the flow testing notice for more information and to view a map of this year's testing regions.

May Around Town e-Newsletter
The May issue of the Around Town e-Newsletter is now available. Find information about the election, Birmingham Hometown Parade, a new restaurant in town, upcoming special events, parks and more!
Prepare for Potential Flooding this Spring
The Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging citizens and businesses to prepare for potential flooding. Download their press release to learn what you can do to prepare for a potential flood this spring.