Snowflakes are still present and the wind has a bite, just hang in a little longer because spring is in sight. The days have gotten longer and the clocks have leaped ahead, a signal for sleeping flowers to awake from their beds. The snow will melt away yielding to a blanket of green and soon after that the robins will sing. Michiganders are tough, another winter survived, the first warm sunny day – Ahhh it’s great to be alive. I hope you had a great winter and 2018 is on track, now let us share some of the great outdoor activities Auburn Hills will bring back.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Contest- March 31st 12:00 PM Auburn Hills Community Center
Arbor Day Celebration- April 27th 2:00 – 3:00 PM Will Roger Elementary School
PaddlePalooza- June 2nd 8:00 AM at Riverside Park
Fishing Derby- June 9th 7:30 – 10:30 AM Riverside Park
Summerfest- Friday, June 22nd 4:00- 10:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Downtown Auburn Hills
Fieldstone Golf Course- Open 7 days a week as soon as weather permits
8 City Parks- Open all year
Civic Center Park
Clinton River Trail
River Woods Park
Dennis Dearing JR. Memorial Park
Dale Fisk Hawk Wood Nature Center
Please visit us online for a complete and detailed list of outdoor offerings. www.auburnhills.org
Since 1992, Rebuilding Together Oakland County has rehabilitated over 1,040 houses and non-profit facilities, involving over 33,000 volunteers.
The mission of Rebuilding Together is to preserve and revitalize homes and communities, assuring low-income homeowners, particularly these who are elderly, disabled, and families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence.
I was very fortunate to be part of Rebuilding Together for many years, coordinating projects in Brandon Township. We were able to enhance the lives and homes of over 15 people over the years, improving their overall quality of life through the generosity of volunteers and businesses. I personally know what a positive difference this program makes for both homeowners and volunteers.
If you are a homeowner who is in need to home repairs, or know someone who would benefit from the generosity of Rebuilding Together, or want to volunteer, call 248-484-8061 or visit their website www.rebuildingtogether-oaklandcountyorg.
Each month, depending upon need, the City Council holds a workshop before one of their City Council meetings. The purpose of each workshop is usually one of two reasons.
First, it may be designed simply to be informative, perhaps in the category of training for the City Council. The other is to seek feedback and direction from our elected leaders for the purpose of creating policy. Last night’s workshop was led by Fire Chief Jim Manning and was a review of the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and City Council in the case of a large-scale emergency that would cause the City Manager to declare a State of Emergency.
Chief Manning presented the steps that would be taken should there be an emergency declaration as he reviews the Emergency Operations Plan with City Council and staff.
Nearly every employee of the City, in addition to your elected leaders, have a role in supporting citizens in such an emergency and being prepared to take on that role was the purpose behind the workshop.