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After great anticipation, the proposed new logo and branding campaign for the City of Berkley was unveiled Monday night, November 16 at a City Council meeting filled to capacity with interested citizens.

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Money Magazine has ranked the City of Berkley #28 in their 2015 Best Places to Live list!

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AreaVibes has ranked the City of Berkley #2 in the state of Michigan for livability!

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Check out the Berkley Buzz for fun activities this Winter!

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NerdWallet has ranked Berkley #9 for best cities with young families in Michigan

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November 2015 Election Results (Updated)

November 2015 Totals and Precinct Breakdown (PDF)

2015 Yard Waste/Leaf Pickup

The latest dates on yard waste/leaf pickup

Berkley Robina Project

Report on the Berkley Robina Project

State of the City Presentation 2015

View the State of the City presentation

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Berkley 21-100 Travel

Themed Birthday Parties

Many great day and extended trips are planned for this fall. Check out the full list on our Travel Page.

Discount Tickets for the Zoo!

Berkley Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Detroit Zoo offering discounted tickets for Berkley residents.  More information ...

  • 1 hour entertainment of choice
  • 1 hour in Party Room
  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Large Pizzas, Personalized Cake & Ice Cream
  • Choice of Juice, Lemonade or Water
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Budget

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

2015-16 Adopted Budget

Financial Audit

View the Final Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 2014.

City Dashboard

The City of Berkley Dashboard has been updated for 2015.

W-9 Form

City of Berkley W-9 form (PDF)

Branding Study

A historic project will be initiated in the City of Berkley as a branding study is launched later this month. The city’s current logo was crafted more than 75 years ago when Berkley High School students were challenged to create one that represented the things most important to City residents.

MessageMakers, a Lansing based firm, was selected to develop Berkley’s brand identity that will be used for the city’s website, street signage, social media and other communications mediums. Developing a brand identity requires thought and input from residents, non-residents and visitors. MessageMakers will lead that process in phases, using input from focus groups, online surveys and meetings with city leaders and stakeholders.

The process will begin in late June when focus groups are scheduled to begin. There will be opportunities for Berkley residents to give input at various stages of this process. The branding study is expected to conclude by the end of 2015. Click the link below and take a short survey to provide input for the city's new brand design.

City of Berkley Branding Survey

Special Notices

City Council Special Meeting Notice

A Special Meeting for a work session to discuss planning for the future Fiscal Year 2016-2017 priorities of the Berkley City Council is scheduled for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 FROM 9:30 A.M. to 4 PM at the Oakland Community College Southfield Campus, Room B201, Southfield, MI 48075, (248) 233-2700.

A Special Meeting to consider meeting in closed session to discuss a pending legal matter with Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. of the Berkley City Council is scheduled for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 AT 2:30 PM at the Oakland Community College Southfield Campus, Room B201, Southfield, MI 48075, (248) 233-2700.

Notice of Public Hearing Berkley City Council (updated 1/19/2016)

The City of Berkley will hold a public hearing on the updated Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The hearing will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 3338 Coolidge Hwy. All interested citizens are requested to attend the hearing to share comments on the updated plan. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpretation, will be made upon receiving 72-hour advance notice. Contact the City Clerk's office at (248) 658-3300 for special services.

Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan Available for Review (Updated 12/14/2015)

Residents are encouraged to review the draft of the City of Berkley Parks and Recreation Department 5-year Master Plan. The plan outlines the goals and objectives for the department and will guide future decision-making for:

  • Park land and equipment improvements
  • Updates to community gathering locations (community center, ice arena, etc.)
  • Adding new amenities to existing parks
  • Developing new walking/biking paths

The plan will also be submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources so that Berkley will be eligible to apply for park improvement grants. To view the plan online, click here. Hard copies are also available at City Hall and the Berkley Public Library.

Over the next 30 days, residents are encouraged to submit ideas and feedback by email to:

Theresa McArleton, Parks and Recreation Director: tmcarleton@berkleymich.net or

Chris Nordstrom, Carlisle/Wortman Associates: cnordstrom@cwaplan.com

2015-2016 Sewer Lining Program

The City of Berkley has contracted with LiquiForce Services Inc. to structurally line approximately 5,000 linear feet of public sewer. This contract is part of a yearly program to rehabilitate City lines using cured-in-place pipeline technology (little to no excavation). Proposed locations are shown on the map (PDF) and include segments on Catalpa, Ellwood, Cummings, 12 Mile, Bacon, Dorothea, Franklin and Phillips.

The first phase (cleaning & preparation) is scheduled to start on Monday, December 7. Contingent upon weather, the project is expected to be complete in mid-February 2016.

As part of the lining process, various fire hydrants will be utilized. During this time residents may notice cloudy water. This temporary condition is not unusual and will clear up once flows have moderated.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the DPW at 248-658-3490.