What steps are the City taking to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community?


The following City services to the public are also impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Updated June 2, 2020): 

In the Department of Public Works (DPW) Updated June 2, 2020 
* Trash collection and Yard Waste service is not affected. 
*  Long Monday Drop-Off resumes on Monday, June 8, 2020. 
*  Household Hazardous Waste Day will be rescheduled for May 2021. 
*  Trash carts cannot be picked up from the DPW office. They will be delivered. 
*  Water shut offs (due to non-payment), meter change appointments, and non-critical service person appointment are suspended. 
*  Residents in need of sand can call DPW (445.5363) and request delivery. Sandbags can be picked up from the DPW.

In the Library Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Library is closed to the public. Patrons are encouraged to use their online services at www.scslibrary.org 
*  The Library book drop is temporarily closed. 
*  Donations for the Friends of the Library are suspended. 
*  All items checked out during the months of February, March, and April have a return due date of June 15.

At the Senior Center/Civic Arena/Golf Course Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Senior Center/Civic Arena remains closed. 
* The Parks & Recreation Office is open 9 am – 7 pm Monday thru Friday, and 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Park Passes, boat well and boat launch passes are available for purchase. 
* SMART Bus Service Not available. 
* Golf Course is open. Visit www.scsgolf.com or call the Pro Shop at 586.294.2000 (ext.1) for tee times.

In the City Clerk’s Office Updated June 2, 2020 
* Death Certificates can be obtained by utilizing a request form on the City Clerk page and submitted via the white drop box in front of City Hall or by US Mail. 
* Bid Openings can be submitted electronically (marya@scsmi.net), placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall, by US Mail, or other delivery service by bid deadline time. 
* City Council meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are live-streamed or are available on the website. 
* All Boards & Commissions meeting dates can be viewed on the City’s website calendar and on the Boards and Commissions page. 

At the 40th District Court Updated June 2, 2020 
Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders, the 40th District Court building is currently closed to the general public. Judges and staff are conducting normal business with strict safety measures being followed.

The court is conducting all hearings remotely using Zoom Virtual Court. Every effort is being made to contact parties to cases in order to schedule these hearings via Zoom. Any court user who has a pending case and is interested in conducting his/her hearing remotely should email clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org or call the court to schedule a hearing date (# 586.445.5280; dial 0 to speak with a Court Clerk). All parties must agree to conducting the hearing via Zoom Virtual Court.

The public may view hearings live via YouTube Live, searching 40th District Court. Each Judge has his own YouTube channel that is labeled accordingly. The hearings will only appear while they are live and at the scheduled hearing time.

Emergency motions, filings and/or necessary court documents may be forwarded to the court via one of the following methods: 
* Fax: #586.774.5430 
* Email: clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org 
* Mail: 27701 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 
* Drop Box (located near the front doors of the courthouse)

Reporting Probation appointments, including Specialty Court appointments, are being conducted by telephone and/or via Zoom technology. Questions relating to Probation may be directed to the individual Probation Officers as follows: 
* Probation Officer Corey Keelan: # (586) 445-5285 keelanc@40thdistrictcourt.org 
* Probation Officer Brianne Scaglione: # (586) 445-5294 scaglioneb@40thdistrictcourt.org

Payments are being accepted in the following manners:

Court operational updates may be viewed via the court website.

Case records may also be viewed on the court website.

At the Police Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Reports will be taken by phone if possible. 
* PD will still respond to all emergencies and calls that need an officer on the scene but will limit officer response when possible. 
* Records is closed to the public. 
* Temporary parking permit applications are not being issued.

At the Fire Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Station closed to tours/visits.

In the Tax and Water Department 
* Utility bills can be paid online or placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall. 
* All late fee penalties and interest will be waived until City Hall is open for regular business. 
* Normal convenience fees assessed to credit card transactions will be waived. 
* Property transfer affidavits and principal residence affidavits should include an email address so a receipt can be emailed to you. Please drop all forms in the white drop box in front of City Hall.

 In the Community Development Department (CDI) 
* Inspections are being scheduled to begin June 1, 2020. Please call 586.447.3340 to request an inspection. 
* Permits are being issued via mail and email. Permit applications can be submitted via the white mailbox in front of City Hall or mailed. 
* All rental inspections are suspended until further notice. No penalties, fines, or citations will be issued as a result of these postponements. 
* Planning Commissions applications and submissions can be emailed to liz@scsmi.net.

The safety of our residents is our top priority. The City continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 very closely. We will reassess resident services as needed and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep you and your family safe.

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