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January 2016

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the Around Town e-Newsletter from the City of Birmingham. We hope you enjoy this e-newsletter and forward it along to others who may be interested in the City of Birmingham!

The City of Birmingham wishes you and your family a very Happy New Year!
Set Your Christmas Tree Out for Collection

xmas-tree-icon.gif Please note Christmas trees are being collected through Friday, January 15. A separate service is used for disposal of holiday trees, so collection will not necessarily be at the same time your rubbish is picked up. The trees are ground into wood chips for recycling, so please remove all lights, ornaments, stands, etc. If you used a bag to contain the needles while removing it from your house, please remove it also and dispose of it in your regular garbage. For more information call 248.530.1700.
Indulge During Birmingham Restaurant Week
Jan. 25-29 & Feb. 1-5

Birmingham's favorite dining event is almost here! The  11th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week event will be held between January 25-29 & February 1-5. Take advantage of specially created menus from Birmingham's top chefs. Enjoy three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Keep an eye on for event menus coming soon !
Understanding the Snow Ordinance

Take measures to ensure you don't find yourself in violation of the snow ordinance regarding snow removal and snow parking bans. Here are the two most important requirements:
1) You're required to clear the sidewalk in front of your home of any snow and ice. If the snow stops falling during the day, your sidewalks must be cleared by no more than 12 hours later. If the snow stops falling during the night, all sidewalks must be cleared by 6 pm the following day. Sidewalks that are not cleared of snow and ice will be shoveled by the city and the property owner will be fined.
2) When a Snow Emergency is declared residents must remove their cars from the streets so the snow plows can get through. Cars in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed.
View more information about  snow removal on the city's web site.   
2016 Election Inspectors Needed

The City Clerk's Office is recruiting individuals to work at the precincts during the 2016 elections.  
Election inspectors are assigned to one of the nine precincts in the City.  They process voters, issue ballots, etc.  Election inspectors work from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and are paid $10.00 per hour.  (Half day shifts are available if needed.)  Election inspectors are required to attend a training session prior to each election and must have strong computer skills.  
Interested individuals must be a registered voter, resident of Michigan, and at least 18 years of age or older. Download the Election Inspector Application here. Visit the City's website for additional information or contact the City Clerk's Office at or 248.530.1803.

January Second Thursday at the Museum: Hunter House Book Group

The Hunter House Book Group will meet on Thursday January 14th at 7PM inside the little white house at 550 W Maple. Parking is available at the Chester Street parking structure. This month's title, In the Heart of the Sea, is available on the book club shelf at Baldwin Public Library. Stay tuned for our March book selection, Waiting for the Morning Train: An American Boyhood. - Museum Staff

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 PM to 4 PM  and located at 556 W. Maple Rd. Parking is available in the Chester St. structure on the south side of Maple. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors, children 5 and under are free. Please visit us on the web at  

January News from the Baldwin Library 

Community Coloring
Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Coloring is fun for everyone! Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and conversation. We'll provide the coloring books and colored pencils, you provide the chit chat. Registration required.
Flying Aces Frisbee Team
Monday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m.
This special show for all ages includes tricks, tips, demonstrations and more.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration with Miz Rosie
Monday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Miz Rosie will tell African and African American folktales in a fun, creative, and engaging program for all ages.
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Explore how the ancient practice of Mindfulness meditation can restore balance and reduce stress in your life.
The Baldwin Public Library is located at 300 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham. For more information visit  or call (248) 647-1700.    
Thank you for reading Around Town, a monthly e-newsletter from the City of Birmingham.  We hope you find the information timely and useful. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to friends and neighbors who may be interested in Birmingham.