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14 November, 2019

Meet your City Council at a Welcome Reception

The community is invited to join the Berkley City Council for a Welcome Reception on Monday, December 2, 2019, as we swear in the newly elected members.
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07 November, 2019

Update on the Coolidge Complete Streets project- Road Diet Pilot Program

We have reached the six-month threshold in the pilot project for Coolidge Road. 

Some of these aspects were to increase parking in the downtown, walkability, and overall safety in the area. Over the course of two years, we will analyze the road design changes made over the one mile stretch of Coolidge Hwy.
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22 October, 2019

Public Works Notice - Hydrant Flushing

Please take note that a Hydrant Flush will begin TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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17 October, 2019

Oxford and Woodward Watergate Replacement

The Department of Public Works will be replacing another watergate on Monday, October 21, 2019. Expect service disruptions on Oxford Rd from Cass Rd to Woodward Ave, and on Woodward Ave starting from Oxford Rd to Cambridge Rd. 
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11 October, 2019

Berkley Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding Special Event

In partnership with SOCRRA and the Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee (BEAC), we will be hosting a recycling event on October 26, 2019, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Berkley Community Center (old ice arena parking lot).
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07 October, 2019

Water Main Repair work happening TOMORROW 10/08/2019 at the intersection of Mortenson Blvd and Edgewood Blvd

The Department of Public Works is planning a water main repair in the intersection of Mortenson Blvd and Edgewood Blvd. 

During this repair there will be water service disruptions on Edgewood from Henley ave to Brookline Blvd. We will attempt to limit disruptions to between the hours of 9am and 5pm. 

Residents in the surrounding areas may experience discolored water during and for several hours after the repair.
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SOCRRA Tool Answers "Can This Be Recycled?"

SOCRRA just made it easier for you to become a wizard at recycling! 
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NOW HIRING: Election Workers

The City of Berkley is seeking election workers for the upcoming November 2019 General Election and for the upcoming 2020 election year.
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Bike Lane Safety

From the Michigan Department of Transportation, click here to read What Every Driver Should Know About Bicycle Lanes. For more information, please visit our Coolidge Road Complete Streets page under the #nowtrending menu.

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Teen Drug Use 101: What's Important to Know

Learn about the signs, symptoms, and current trends in teen drug use in an informative discussion at the Berkley Public Library on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.
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Inside Berkley - September

In this episode of Inside Berkley, City Manager Matt Baumgarten previews upcoming events for the month of September.


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BHS Named A Best High School in 2019 Rankings

Berkley High School is proud to announce it was named a Best High School in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2019.
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Marihuana Ordinance Update

Here's the latest update on the City Council's plan to allow for medical and recreational marihuana businesses to operate within the City of Berkley.
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Board of Review

The City of Berkley Board of Review will meet on the dates and at the times listed below for the purpose of reviewing the 2018 assessment roll, hearing any objections thereto and to conduct such other business as may be permitted or required by law.
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Steve Baker receives Exceptional Service Award

When it comes to community service, Berkley Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker is the perfect ambassador.
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Berkley Citizens Police Academy

The Berkley Public Safety Department is offering a 6-week Citizens Police Academy for Berkley residents and business owners.
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Christmas Tree Disposal

DPW crews will pick up Christmas trees after the holidays.
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Gas Line Project unrelated to Coolidge Lane Reduction

The City has received several inquiries regarding the Consumers Energy project along Coolidge Highway, and whether the work is connected with plans to reduce the lanes on Coolidge between 11 Mile and 12 Mile Road. The two projects are not connected.
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Berkley Named Top Place to Raise A Family

Wallethub.com released its 2019 ranking of Best Places to Raise a Family in Michigan, and the City of Berkley came in at No. 6 out of 102 communities. 
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Take an Online Survey on Recreational Marihuana

Want to share your views about recreational marihuana businesses and whether they should be allowed in the City of Berkley?
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Berkley Mayor Named One of Top Young Professionals in Oakland County

When Dan Terbrack first ran for a seat on the Berkley City Council in 2007, he did so because he wanted to impact the city he called home his entire life. 
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Sign Up for free Skywarn training

Warm weather is right around the corner ... Sign up for the free Skywarn training today!

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Coolidge Road Update

We're almost there! The contractors for the Coolidge Road Complete Streets project are expected to resume work on Wednesday, May 29th, weather permitting. 
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Inside Berkley

Welcome to our second episode of Inside Berkley! In this edition, Mayor Dan Terbrack goes over the March 4th City Council meeting and takes a look forward to spring in Berkley.

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Coolidge Project Under Way

P.K. Contracting, the company hired to restripe Coolidge Hwy between 11 Mile and 12 Mile, began working on the road Tuesday, May 14th.



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Planning Commission Open House

Please join us for an Open House hosted by the Berkley Planning Commission on Tuesday, April 24, 2018,  from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Public Safety Building.
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Berkley Named Tree City USA

The City of Berkley is proud to announce it was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 28th year in a row. 
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Survey Says ...

For our community members who are unable to attend the April 24 Open House for our Public Participation Plan, we have prepared a short survey. 
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Woodward Dream Cruise Permits

Berkley business owners planning events for the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise will need to pull a temporary use permit from the city. Click here for the temporary permit application. 
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Hiring Crossing Guards

The City of Berkley Public Safety Department is accepting applications for three part-time School Crossing Guard positions.
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La Salette Update

Here's the latest update on the proposed La Salette multi-family development at 2219 Coolidge Highway.
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2019 Berkley Buzz Fall Edition

Click here to check out the latest edition of the Berkley Buzz to learn about all the great programs being offered by our Parks & Recreation Department!
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August Primary Election Information

The primary election will be held in Berkley, on August 7, 2018, to elect candidates for various local, state and federal offices. 
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Fall Tree Sale

Our urban forest is an important part of what makes Berkley so special. 
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2019 Tree Trimming Program

In Berkley, we take great pride in the canopy of trees that are such a vital part of our neighborhood streets. Along with that sense of pride, comes the responsibility of working with companies like DTE Energy to ensure our trees are located a safe distance from our power lines.
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It's the Berkley CruiseFest!

The City of Berkley is revving up for the 23rd annual CruiseFest Classic Car Parade sponsored by DTE Energy.
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Arbor Day Celebration

Please join us Saturday, April 21, at 11 am to plant three trees at the Kiwanis Tot Lot in commemoration of Arbor Day Week! The park is located on Cambridge Road just east of Cass.
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July 4th Fireworks and Trash Collection Notice

The 4th of July is always a fun time for barbecues, picnics, and relaxing with friends and family. If your celebration includes the use of consumer fireworks, please use them safely, be considerate of your neighbors, and please be aware of the following Fireworks Ordinance provisions:
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Chipper Route Request Form

Signing up for the monthly chipper route just became easier with our new online request form!


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Berkley Wins The Gold For Safety!

For young families looking to settle down in a safe and vibrant community, Berkley takes the gold medal. 
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Library to launch new catalog system

The library is upgrading to a new shared online catalog and checkout system (CARL) and will need to be closed May 26-28 to complete the installation.
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SOCRRA reopens drop-off recycling services

SOCRRA announced in its February newsletter the reopening of the authority's drop-off recycling services.
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October 9th: Last Day to Register for November Election

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, is the last day to register for the November 6, 2018, general election.
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Coolidge Road Study

The City of Berkley is considering a proposal to reconfigure a one-mile stretch of Coolidge Highway in an effort to make the road a friendlier route for pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists.
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Students Serve on DDA Board

Berkley High School students Margaret Gabel and Eli Hurwitz serve as student reps on the Downtown Development Authority board of trustees, where the two are gaining valuable insight on how to run a successful business.
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Tie Michigan Teal Campaign

Berkley is one of 37 cities participating in a statewide campaign to “Tie Michigan Teal” during the month of September, which has been designated as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 
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Berkley Named Best Suburb in Michigan

Berkley Pride is on full display! We're honored to announce we've been named the Best Suburb in Michigan by GOBankingRates and featured in msn.com's list of the Top Suburb in Every State.

              
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Berkley City Council To Honor Two Former Business Owners

It’s always sad to say goodbye, especially when it comes to good people and delicious food.
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City Hall Renovation Meeting

Residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting, Thursday, March 15, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to offer feedback on a $4.5 million plan to renovate the City Hall building at 3338 Coolidge Highway.
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Municipal Infrastructure Improvements: Challenges and Opportunities

Community engagement is vital to ensuring Berkley residents have all the information they need to consider the merits of three funding proposals that will appear on the November ballot. As part of this process, a series of open house and town hall meetings are being held to provide information and obtain public feedback. The information presented at these meetings is posted on the city's website. Please refer to the Municipal Infrastructure Improvements page for details about needed capital improvements and the respective funding proposals.

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New Tool from SOCRRA Answers "Can This Be Recycled?" 

SOCRRA just made it easier for you to become a wizard at recycling!
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Public Participation Plan

For anyone unable to attend the October 23rd Planning Commission to offer feedback on the proposed Public Participation Plan, there's still an opportunity to leave comments and feedback online.
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Open House set for Coolidge Road

The City of Berkley would like your input! Please join us on Wednesday, November 28th, for a Public Input Open House to explore reconfiguring Coolidge Highway from four to three lanes between 11 Mile and 12 Mile.
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Inside Berkley

In this issue of Inside Berkley, DPW Director Derrick Schueller outlines the yard waste collection schedule, and previews a water main project coming soon near Coolidge and Webster.




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Budget Hearing On May 20th

A public hearing and adoption of the budget is scheduled before the City Council on May 20th. The meeting begins at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Hwy.
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Library  Closed June 1-2

The library and parking lot will be closed on Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd, for parking lot maintenance. There will be no access to the parking lot during this time. Fines will not be charged for items due that weekend. Thanks for understanding!


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Berkley Block Ambassadors

Do you have a neighbor who regularly connects with the residents on your block? Perhaps they organize block parties, reach out to new neighbors, or are the “go-to person" on your block for local information? If this sounds like a neighbor you know, please consider nominating him or her to be a Berkley Block Ambassador.
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Coolidge Water Main Update

UPDATE: Because of the rain on Monday, work on the water main on Coolidge near Webster has been pushed back a day. Completion of this work will require the water main in front of several homes to be temporarily shut-off on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th.

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Public Hearing for La Salette | July 23, 2019

The Public Hearing to consider a rezoning request for La Salette property on Coolidge Highway will be July 23, 2019.
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Berkley Street Art Fest

The City of Berkley is being transformed into a giant canvas for the annual Berkley Street Art Fest on Saturday, July 13th, from 11 am to 5 pm.
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Jaycee Jamboree

Join us at the Jaycee Jamboree on Thursday, July 18th.
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Spray Patch Street Repairs

Starting Thursday, July 25th, SJR Pavement Repair, Inc. will begin spray patch work on our local side streets. For a full list of side streets view this article.
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2019 Berkley CruiseFest

Start your engines – cruising time is here! The City of Berkley is gearing up for the 24th CruiseFest Classic Car Parade sponsored by DTE Energy. 
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DDA Open House

Join the Downtown Development Authority for a Community Open House! The first open house for the Berkley Downtown Plan will be held Tuesday, November 13th, at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center.
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Consumers Energy updating gas line on Coolidge

Over the next few weeks, Consumers Energy will be updating a natural gas pipeline in the City of Berkley along Coolidge Highway between 12 Mile and Edgewood.
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Board & Commission Openings

If you're looking for a way to serve the community and learn more about local government, please consider volunteering for a board or commission seat. 
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Tri-Community Coalition Golf Outing

The Tri-Community Coalition is hosting the 21st Annual TCC Golf Classic on June 21, 2019 at the Rackham Golf Course.
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City of Berkley Adopts New Energy Plan

The Berkley City Council has adopted a new Energy Plan that was created in part by the Environmental Advisory Committee.
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2019 Tree Planting Program

Friday, August 16th, at 3 pm is the final day to take advantage of this great deal! Learn about Berkley's 2019 Tree Planting Program and how to purchase a tree at a reduced cost.
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The Berkley Department of Public Safety Announces the  "Be the Match Challenge" 

The Berkley Department of Public Safety needs your help with a “Be the Match” bone marrow registry challenge!
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Proposed Design Overlay District

In collaboration with the Berkley DDA, the Planning Commission has been going through the process to establish a Design Overlay Zoning District for all properties within the boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority. 
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Berkley Public Safety 11th Annual Golf Outing

The Berkley Public Safety Department Public Relations Unit will be hosting our 10th Annual Golf outing on Saturday, May 11th, at 1 pm at the Brentwood Golf Club  in Commerce Township.  All proceeds from this outing will directly benefit our community.
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Inside Berkley - Theresa McArleton

In this episode of Inside Berkley, Parks & Recreation Department Theresa McArleton talks about all the wonderful summer programs planned for this year.

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Backwater Valve Permit Fee Reimbursement Request Deadline Extended to February 28, 2018

Residents may be eligible to receive reimbursement of permit fees  when they install backwater valves in their homes.  The reimbursement is for the permit fees only and permits  must be obtained before the work begins.  
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Bridget Dean Appointed to City Council

After some thoughtful deliberation, the Berkley City Council voted Monday to appoint Bridget Dean to fill a vacant City Council seat, with a term expiring in November 2019. 
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Community Center Meeting

Residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to offer feedback on a $15.2 million plan to build a new Community Center.
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2018 Berkley Community Garage Sale

Find great bargains and get to know your neighbors! Click here for a listing of all the homes for the 2018 Berkley Community Garage Sale.
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Berkley Financial Facts

The City of Berkley has very little debt.  This is confirmed in the 2017 CAFR summarized in the City’s debt position as follows:
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Holiday Helpers

If you're looking for ways to offer up some holiday cheer, stop by the Berkley Public Library!
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Berkley Holiday Lights Parade fundraiser

You're invited to attend a fundraiser for the Berkley Holiday Lights Parade on Monday, November 12th, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Patrick J's Irish Pub, 3052 Twelve Mile Road.
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City Receives $180,000 Grant to Develop City Park

The City of Berkley is set to receive a federal grant in the amount of $180,000 to develop a splash pad area and other amenities at Oxford/Merchants Park.
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MOMS Club of Berkley  collects over 8,000 diapers

Thanks to hundreds of contributors throughout the Berkley community, the MOMS Club of Berkley collected over 8,000 diapers for the Judson Center in Royal Oak.
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Watch Town Hall Meeting on Recreational Marihuana

Click below to watch a video of the February 19th Special City Council Informational Town Hall Meeting on whether the City of Berkley should allow recreational marihuana businesses.
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Public Safety Golf Outing

Tickets are still available for the Berkley Public Safety 10th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 18, at the Plum Hollow Golf Course.
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Volunteers needed for Holiday Lights Parade

The Berkley Holiday Lights Parade, one of our city’s most beloved traditions, needs your help.
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Combined Sewer System Study

The City of Berkley commissioned the engineering firm of Hubbell Roth & Clark to prepare a Combined Sewer System Study to analyze conditions related to the capacity of the sewer system. 
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DTE Tree Trimming Program

In Berkley, we take great pride in the canopy of trees that are such a vital part of our neighborhood streets. 
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2018 Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Here are some key dates and changes to keep in mind with the 2018 Yard Waste Collection Schedule:
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Holiday Lights Parade on December 1st

The 14th Annual Holiday Lights Parade takes place Saturday in Downtown Berkley. 
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Tornado Spotting

With Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 8-14) just around the corner, the Oakland County Homeland Security Division is offering Skywarn training classes that teaches individuals on how to assess weather conditions that might lead to a tornado. 
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eCities Recognize Berkley for Developing Entrepreneurial Climate

The City of Berkley has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Berkley was honored as a four star community along with 183 other communities across the state.
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11th Best Place to Raise a Family in Michigan!

WalletHub has ranked Berkley the 11th Best Place to Raise a Family in Michigan!
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Follow up to the Special City Council Meeting Held on September 13, 2017

On September 13, 2017, the City Council held a Special Meeting to connect with residents affected by the August 28th rain event. During this meeting, questions were submitted in writing so that city officials could provide  the information that was available at that time. Other questions required some investigation and research.  A document of Frequently Asked Questions...

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