It's that time of the year again.
Springtime also means Public Service Days are in season for Dearborn residents. The 2011 season begins April 4 and will run every week through Dec. 2.
Established as a means of more easily ensuring the city's ability to keep its neighborhoods clean, Public Service Days require that all residents keep their cars off of the street on their neighborhood's designated day, which corresponds with their trash pick-up day.
Public Service Days allow the city to provide neighborhoods with services like street-sweeping, loose leaf collection, tree trimming and sewer maintenance. With cars off the streets, city vehicles have an easier time getting into neighborhoods and doing these jobs, city officials say.
Tickets will be issued to owners of vehicles left on the streets during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Public Service Days.
The city has urged residents to remember that the designated days are different for each neighborhood, making it crucial for those visiting friends in other parts of the city to be aware of their friends' or family members' days of service. Also, the city stressed that residents make those visiting from outside of Dearborn aware of the rules.
During Public Service Days, it is permissible for vehicles in driveways to be parked across the public sidewalk without penalty–a normally ticketable offense. Parking on grass is always prohibited.
Check www.cityofdearborn.org or call 313-943-2886 for general information on Public Service Days.
For parking issues related to Public Service Days, call 313-943-2276.
The free 2011 City of Dearborn Calendar, which is available at the city’s libraries and City Hall, is also handy for additional information. Page 30 of the city calendar has more details, as well as a map of Public Service and trash collection days.