City of Berkley COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020
- City Hall, Public Works, the Community Center, and Library are closed. Each department has been set-up to work remotely with minimal office check-ins in order to check mail, process paperwork, and other essential materials.
- Public Safety will remain open, however, we encourage the community to call ahead before physically visiting at 248-658-3380. Additionally, Public Safety has activated its Online Reporting System for non-emergency or no suspects type incidents. Visit the public safety website for details on what types of crimes can be reported online or to start a report if needed. Learn more at berkleypublicsafety.org.
- All public meetings are canceled until further notice (e.g. City Council, Planning Commission, ZBA, and all advisory boards/commission). We are currently working on virtual solutions for hosting our public meetings. Please stay tuned for more details.
- Public Works will continue with its "on-call" field crews for essential services and needs. Their mainline will continue to be answered during normal business hours. For additional questions, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Residents and community members can pay their water bills and other utilities online or at our secure dropbox located at City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy). To learn more about how to pay online, head to our Treasury page on our website. If you have additional questions, you can reach the Treasury Department at email@example.com.
- All non-essential permits and inspections will be suspended per the Governor's Executive Order that limits business operations to essential services only. New permits may be issued only for essential maintenance or repairs that are necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences per LARA guidance. In line with this same standard, the City of Berkley will no longer be conducting interior or exterior inspections for non-essential construction projects; including new home construction.
Applications for new permits may be submitted to Community Development via mail, email, or the City's secured dropbox. Each application will be reviewed per our normal application process; however, no non-essential permits will be issued until the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order is lifted by the Governor. Determinations of essential and non-essential permitted work will be made by Berkley's Community Development Department on a case-by-case basis. We will keep records of all submitted applications and permits and will have them ready to be issued, when appropriate. For further questions, contact Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code Enforcement can be reached at email@example.com.
For any inquiries related to the Clerk's Office, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Those who have registered for a Parks & Recreation program, event, or activity that is taking place this month will automatically receive a refund. Please contact them at email@example.com. You can also stay connected with Parks & Rec by following their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerkleyParksandRec/.
- We are no longer offering Senior busing transportation as an option due to the risk of exposure to our drivers and the residents.
- Play structures are closed to the public but PARKS are still open.
- The Library has asked its patrons to hold onto items they have checked out and return them after the Library opens. Overdue fees will be waived for overdue items. For additional questions or inquiries, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stay connected with the Library by following their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerkleyPublicLibrary/.
Be sure to follow us via social media, the city website, and our email notification system as we will be sharing through those channels as more information is provided.
Oakland County has its OakAlerts notification system where they share the latest updates regarding COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to join by texting OAKGOV to 287-48 to retrieve them.
Additionally, information from Oakland County Health Department is updated on their website OakGov.com/Health as it becomes available. The Oakland County Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM or you can email email@example.com.
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