October 30th Newsletter
Lincoln Park COVID-19 Updates
City buildings reopened to the public on June 8, 2020. Residents can continue to utilize the drop box located on the west side of City Hall (near the wheelchair access ramp), postal mail, and online services available at www.citylp.com for transactions. 

City parks re-opened to the public on June 2, 2020. As of June 24, 2020, city playgrounds, soccer fields and ball diamonds are now open. Please use them at your own risk as the city will not be cleaning or sanitizing them. Restroom facilities in the parks are still closed.

Please continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.
The library reopened to the public on August 10, 2020.
There are going to be many changes to how library visits work; the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and we have to take steps to protect library patrons and members of our staff. Please keep these restrictions in mind when planning to visit the library; hopefully, we will soon be able to move back towards our normal operation. 

 Click the button below to view the opening restrictions.
Thank you for all of your patience and understanding during a difficult time. We hope to provide the best service possible while staying safe!
COVID-19 information for Lincoln Park residents and businesses, including press releases, news articles, and more.
Trick or Treat Hours and Information
The City of Lincoln Park has designated the hours of 5:00 p.m. through and including 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 as the official "Trick or Treat" time of observance in the City of Lincoln Park.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released recommendations for trick or treating and Halloween celebrations. The MDHHS also issued a guide on how to safely celebrate the holiday during COVID. To view the resources, click on the buttons below:
In addition to the MDHHS guidance, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also issued recommendations this week. CDC considers trick-or-treating a high-risk activity and offers alternative activities to consider as well as safety tips if parents and children choose to trick-or-treat.
Election Information
To check your voter status, polling location, register to vote, request absentee ballots, or track your ballot visit: www.michigan.gov/vote.

To view election information from the city clerk visit: https://www.citylp.com/departm.../clerk/current_election.php
The News Herald has published two articles regarding the Mayoral and City Council election. The Downriver Sunday Times also published an article regarding the Mayoral race. To view the articles, please click on the buttons below.
Due to COVID, the city did not host a traditional Meet the Candidates. Instead, each candidate was asked to record a brief video discussing their platform.
You can learn about each candidate by watching the "Meet the Candidate" video on YouTube by clicking the button below.
Yard Waste/Leaf Collection
As the leaves are falling, please be mindful that it is against city ordinance to rake or blow leaves into the street. Blowing leaves into city streets may get them out of your yard, but they eventually end up somewhere. For municipal streets, it’s usually in the storm water drain where they clog pipes and result in street flooding. Instead of blowing leaves into the street, please place your leaves in paper yard waste bags or 35-gallon containers labeled with a compost sticker. Yard waste will be collected on your scheduled pickup day until Saturday, November 28.

In addition, street sweepers will be out on your trash day. Please follow the posted “no parking” times so the street sweeper can effectively sweep your street.
Upcoming Events
Gleaner's Free Food Distribution
Helping our community during urgent times of need.

Families and individuals in need of food are encouraged to attend an upcoming drive-up distribution provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank.

When: November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 18.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park Community Center Parking Lot - 3525 Dix Hwy

Approximately 30 pounds of groceries: Items like milk, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and other shelf-stable items.

Drive-up or walk-up: Stay in your vehicle, and groceries will be placed into your trunk. Walk-up guests without vehicles or those without a trunk are welcome to obtain groceries from a self-service table. If walking, please be prepared to carry the groceries or have a cart.

No appointment needed. You do not need to be a resident of Lincoln Park to receive food.

Increasing safety: If you wish to pick up for another household you may do so without their presence in the car.
Together with Gleaners Community Food Bank, we are taking all necessary precautions to distribute food safely.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
*Food items may vary by distribution site
Eviction Diversion Program
Wayne Metro is the lead agency for the State's Eviction Diversion Program in Wayne County. The state has identified $50 million to assist tenants in making arrears payments to avoid being evicted. Wayne Metro has been allocated funding to assist tenants facing eviction.  
City Council Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, Council Meetings are the first and third Monday of every month. They are held at 7:30 p.m in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can watch the live stream on YouTube or watch the rebroadcast on channel 12 (Comcast) and channel 10 (WOW!).
Lincoln Park Happenings
In addition to our bi-weekly newsletter, the city of Lincoln Park also publishes a quarterly newsletter, “The Happenings," which contains additional information about citywide events, activities, and recreation. Click the button below to learn more.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to provide dates for our classes at this time. Please be assured that our classes will resume once this crisis is over and will begin on a “to be announced” basis.

For updates, please watch our website or see our Facebook. We hope you continue to enjoy everything that is offered through our facility
Green For Life (GFL)
Recycling Program
The city of Lincoln Park has partnered with GFL Environmental, USA to bring a new comprehensive recycling program to all Lincoln Park residents.

The program officially started during the month of October with all other services remaining unchanged.

All items for pick up (including trash, recycling, and yard waste) must be out by 7:00 a.m.
What Is Recyclable?
  • Plastics - containers with codes 1 & 2
  • Metal - cans, pots, pans, etc.
  • Paper, newspaper, phone books, magazines, and brown paper bags
  • Cardboard - cut into 2' x 2' pieces and tied in bundles
  • Paperboard and box board - cereal, tissue, and shoe boxes - flattened and bundled
  • Rinsed milk or juice cartons
What Isn't Recyclable?
  • Packing materials
  • Garbage
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans
  • Medical waste
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Dry or liquid chemicals
  • Wood items
  • Batteries
  • Plastic Bags
  • All Glass
Curbside Etiquette:
Why Was My Rubbish Collection Not Picked Up?
One of the most common reasons why our rubbish collection contractor misses pickups is because they simply did not see it!

It is important to place your cart so that the opening faces the street with the lid completely closed to avoid rubbish from falling in to the street. Be mindful to make sure the cart is not blocked by a vehicle or other curbside items.

Yard waste must be placed in designated paper yard waste bags or properly marked containers. Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall.

The yard waste truck will not stop to look in unmarked containers. All branches and twigs need to be cut in 3 foot lengths and bundled with twine. Filled bags must be less than 50 lbs. Please remember, dirt is not considered yard waste and will not be accepted.
Reminder: Residents can only put out ONE bulk item per week.
An example of this would be only ONE of the following items: a mattress set, a couch, carpet cut and rolled into 3 foot sections, or two additional 35-gallon size containers or bags weighing 60 lbs. or less.
If your trash, recycling, or yard waste was not picked up please contact:
Lincoln Park Department of Public Services (313) 386-9000 or
Lincoln Park City Management (313) 386-1800 ext. 1231
Reporting Issues Within The City
Before reporting a pothole, please ensure it's on one of our local City maintained roads.

Wayne County maintains the following roads: Fort Street, Outer Drive, Dix, and Southfield
DTE makes reporting nonfunctional street lights and downed power lines easy with their report tool.
City of Lincoln Park Phone Directory