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Berkley is seeking resident input on key infrastructure needs in the city. We ask that one person per household complete the survey by January 21, 2017. Paper copies are also available at the Community Center, Public Library, Public Safety and City Hall.

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WalletHub has ranked Berkley the 11th Best Place to Raise a Family in Michigan!

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The Berkley Teen Center is a place where teens can come to gather with friends, play and chill! It is THE place for middle and high school students to hang out and socialize, play games, watch movies or do homework! Ice Arena doors open at 3:15pm and closes at 6:00pm. Transportation is the responsibility of the teen and parent/guardian. Joining is easy - parental permission is the first step!

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Check out the Berkley Buzz for fun activities this Winter!

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During the November 21st meeting, the Berkley City Council approved the distribution of the Planning Commission's proposed amendment to the 2015 amendment. The document will now be distributed to bordering municipalities, the school districts, public utilities and the Oakland County Planning Commission for review. To view the document - click "more info".

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Berkley's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

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ALERT: Water Main Break on Robina South of 12 Mile

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is working to repair a water main break on Robina just south of 12 Mile.

Residents in the area of Robina, between 12 Mile and Wiltshire, may experience service interruptions during the repair. Residents nearby may also experience cloudy water during and after the work is completed. This is not unusual and will clear up once water flows have moderated. We encourage customers to avoid washing clothes during this time as the discolored water may stain light colored fabrics.

Due to the nature of this work, an exact repair time is currently unavailable. However, crews anticipate to have the repairs completed this evening.

If you have any questions, please call the DPW at (248) 658-3490 between the hours of 7AM and 3:30PM. If you have a water emergency after 3:30PM, please contact the Public Safety Department at (248) 658-3380.

Berkley Seeks Resident Input for Infrastructure Needs

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for Infrastructure Improvements, appointed by the Berkley City Council, held its first meeting on January 9th. It was the beginning of a series of conversations that will culminate with recommendations to address critical infrastructure issues. The recommendations will be presented for City Council consideration in March.

The committee, comprised of a cross section of Berkley residents, is reflective of the community by gender, age, family, marital status and includes long time and short term residents. Tim Gaudet is the chair and Melanie Stevens is the vice chair.

The CAC committee goals are to:

  1. Review information regarding the city’s infrastructure needs – specifically roads and water infrastructure and municipal buildings

  2. Gain an understanding of the:
    • challenges and the financial impacts on the city’s current and future budgets
    • financial implications of potential committee recommendations
  3. Review and discuss data regarding the condition of city roads/water infrastructure, municipal buildings, finances and resident survey results. Identify viable options, develop and present recommendations for City Council consideration regarding:
  • Funding strategy for roads, water, municipal buildings improvements
  • Community Center/Ice Arena – should ice operations continue?
  • Municipal buildings, including City Hall/Historic Fire Hall, DPW, etc.

City staff provided an overview of the historical events and challenges leading up to the current state of road and water infrastructure and both the Parks & Recreation and City Hall complexes. Click here to view the materials presented during the first CAC meeting.

City leaders are also seeking input from residents regarding the access and use of the Community Center and Ice Arena facilities. To achieve this goal, residents are asked to participate in the Community Center Utilization Survey, available online. Click Berkley Community Center Survey to participate. Paper copies are available at the Community Center, Public Library, Public Safety and City Hall. Resident engagement is an important part of this process and one member from each Berkley household is encouraged to respond to the survey by January 27, 2017.

The next CAC meeting for Infrastructure Improvements will be held on January 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Public Safety Building, 2nd floor conference room. Survey results, along with updates to the CAC activities will be posted on the city’s website. For more information regarding the survey and the CAC, contact Matt Baumgarten, City Manager.

Harvard Road Project (Woodward to Cass) Update

UPDATE (11/7/16): the Department of Public Works, along with city engineers, conducted a walkthrough of the project with residents along Harvard, between Cass & Woodward on November 5, 2016. Click here to view the walkthrough agenda. If you would like to stay up to date on the project via email, please send an email to with "Harvard Road Project Updates" in the Subject field.

In July of 2016, City Council approved a design services contract for a water main replacement and road reconstruction project on Harvard Road from Woodward to Cass. The design phase has started and includes several components such as coordination with third-party utilities, topographic survey and other actions necessary to develop the plans and specifications required for permits and public bidding.

The scope of this project includes the removal and replacement of the existing asphalt road surface, new concrete curb and gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalk, drainage structures, tree replacements and new 8” public water mains.

By January 2017, the design phase (final plans and permits) should be complete and public bidding will occur shortly thereafter. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in spring of 2017. While still very early in the process, the estimated total project costs are $2.3 million. The City Water Fund and Major Streets Fund will subsidize these improvements.

As you may know, homeowners are responsible for the entire sewer lead from the home to the City sewer on the north side of Harvard (including the connection). All residents in the area are encouraged to address any private sewer repairs before construction starts in 2017. By doing so, the cost of these repairs may be significantly lower as opposed to after the roadway is repaved. Contact a licensed plumber for details and note many plumbers can provide a video of the lead to assess condition.

Please check the City website regularly for project updates at

Contractor: To Be Determined

Consulting Engineers: Edward Zmich, Project Engineer, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., (248) 454-6300

City of Berkley: Matthew Baumgarten, City Manager, (248) 658-3350 and Derrick Schueller, DPW Director, (248) 658-3490