Street Maintenance

The Department of Public Services is responsible for ongoing street and road maintenance and repairs of the Village's 24.6 miles of roadways. This includes snow removal, pothole repairs, sweeping, and more.

View information on the proposed 2018 General Election Charter Amendments, including the proposed revisions to the road millage.

Road Millage Projects
In 2012, voters in the Village approved a 20-year dedicated millage for road repairs and maintenance with a levy of 3.5 mills for the first 10 years and a levy of 1.0 mill for the final 10 years. The levy began with the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Due to rollbacks in the millage rate as required by the Headlee Amendment, the current road millage levy is 3.2519 mills for fiscal year 2018-2019.

To date, the road millage has generated $3.68 million in funds for road improvements in the Village. The Village able to use portions of these funds to secure federal funding of approximately $1 million for projects involving repairs to the E. Huron St. bridge, Commerce Rd., and the scheduled repairs to S. Milford Rd. in 2019. Additioanlly, the Village has spent approximately $950,000 in funds from the General Fund on roadward since 2013.

Projects completed to date using funds from the Road Millage include the following:

  • Annually spending $25,000-50,000+ for preventative maintenance (crack-sealing, spot replacements of asphalt & concrete, etc.)
  • 2013 – Canal (Crystal – First), Fairview Hills Subdivision ($522,561, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2014 – Knight, Duke, Friar ($318,307, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2015 – Canal (Main – First) & Huron Bridge ($713,272, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2016 – Commerce Rd. ($2,619,973)
  • 2018 – Heritage Hills/Winding Way ($492,343)
  • 2019 (Planned) - resurfacing of S. Milford Rd. from Village limits to General Motors Rd. (partially funded with Federal Road Funds); asphalt and concrete repairs; and crack-sealing throughout the Village
Report a Pothole
To report a pothole, please complete an online pothole report
 or call (248) 685-3055, with a detailed description of the location (nearest intersection, which lane, etc.) and your contact information. Reported potholes will generally be repaired within 48-72 hours.