Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Get information on membership passes for Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Courses.
Golf is in full swing at Birmingham's two golf courses, according to the city's spring newsletter. Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Courses are both open to all and are considered "two of the best nine-hole courses in Oakland County," the newsletter states. Last year, the two golf courses had a "phenomenal 2012 season," bringing in $187,000 more in revenue in 2012 than the 2011 season. At the end of the year, they had brought in $1.07 million in revenue. Residents and non-residents need a membership pass to golf at either of the golf courses. Passes can be purchased at: The rates for membership are as follows, according to the city's official golf web site - golfbirmingham.org. Resident Membership Application First-time membership passes …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The city's annual water hydrant flow tests will begin in May and could leave water discolored for some areas on the city's south side.
Marianne Gamboa, a public relations specialist with the City of Birmingham, and other city staff are ready. Just about this time every year they begin to get calls from residents complaining about brown or rusty water. The response is universal and simple: it's completely normal. Beginning May 1, the Birmingham Fire Department starts its annual round of fire hydrant flow tests, to insure the city can provide the flow pressure and volume necessary. Residences and businesses in the immediate areas can expect some water to appear rust colored for a short time, officials said in a news release issued Wednesday. The city urges residents to consider the following: The department test about one-third of the city's hydrants annually. This year, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A number of positions are open on the steering committee for the South Woodward Corridor Master Plan, which will study ways to make the famous Michigan roadway work better for Birmingham.
Do you have an opinion on business development in Birmingham? Do you think the look of Woodward Avenue could be better? Then, Birmingham is looking for you to serve on the South Woodward Corridor Master Plan steering committee, a group that will guide city officials as they outline what they want for the stretch of Woodward Avenue between 14 Mile and Lincoln. As a member of the steering committee, volunteers will work with consultants as they create a master plan for the corridor, a plan that will look at everything from business development, zoning laws and other long-term goals for the area. The city is looking for volunteers who can fill the following positions on the committee: According to city officials, Birmingham is looking for …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Representatives from the city will be available to talk about open positions at the city's golf courses, park maintenance department and more.
Are you, or someone you know, looking for a job? Will you have a college student or teenager looking for work in a few months? Then they'll want to check out Birmingham's seasonal job fair, to be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course. "This is an excellent opportunity for us to meet potential employees and answer any questiosn they may have about working with the city," said Assistant City Manager and Human Resources Director Joe Valentine. According to the city's website, there are many seasonal positions open either with Birmingham's Department of Public Services and its two nine-hole golf courses, Lincoln Hills and the Springdale Golf Course. These include: Since these positions are seasonal, they …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Birmingham is looking to fill empty spots on nine city committees and boards.
Have you ever wanted to become involved in Birmingham city government, but don't think you're ready to run for city commissioner? If so, you're in luck: the city is currently seeking several volunteers to serve on nine of Birmingham's various boards and committees. All applicants for open positions are subject to the city's Ethics Ordinance. Those interested should submit the form found at either the City Clerk's Office or at www.bhamgov.org/boardopportunities. Each applicant's name will appear in the public agenda for the Birmingham City Commission's regular meeting pending their final approval by the commission. Applicants are asked to attend the meeting and state why they wish to join the board, as well as answer any questions from the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Business lines for Oakland County government offices, including the city of Birmingham, were disrupted Wednesday. Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream is working to correct the problem, a spokesman said.
Phone service throughout Oakland County experienced sporadic interruptions Wednesday morning though the service provider was working to make repairs. The disruptions began at approximately 9 a.m. and technicians were working to correct the problems, said David Avery, a spokesman for Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream. Avery said the disruptions appeared to be caused by a cut fiber optic cable in Indiana and an equipment malfunction in Wisconsin. He could not provide an estimated time for service restoration. Avery said Windstream also was working to determine the exact scope of the problem in Michigan. Windstream provides "high-speed broadband Internet, phone service and Digital TV packages to residential customers as well as products and …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The ratings agency says "Birmingham's strong financial management is supported by conservative budgeting and consistently high financial reserves."