Today is Tuesday November 13, 2018


Snow Removal

The department is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When a snowfall begins, crews start salting and snow removal immediately on major streets and school areas, followed as soon as possible by residential streets. City ordinance Section 74-188 states: “No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited snow, ice or slush on any roadway or alley.” When plowing the streets the DPW cannot avoid snow being pushed into driveway approaches. When clearing your driveway and approach please place the snow on either side of the driveway or approach. As a courtesy to our neighbors and in order to avoid a citation, all residents are requested to comply with the ordinance by not shoveling or blowing snow into the street before or after we have plowed. Please notify your snow removal company of this requirement.

Residents are responsible for clearing snowfall of less than two inches. The City only plows sidewalks when there is at least four inches of frost in the ground and there is two or more inches of snow. Damaged sod or sprinkler systems on private property should be reported to the Department of Public Works. Repairs will be made in the spring.

Lawn Restoration and Damaged
Sprinkler Head Repairs

To report damages to lawns or sprinkler heads caused by city snowplows and to arrange for repairs please call the DPW at (313) 343-2460. The city will not reimburse residents for repairs made by private contractors.

The DPW will repair property damaged due to a water main break or sewer repair. Areas will be squared, leveled with black dirt and sodded. The restoration process will begin in April and should be completed by the end of May.

Maintenance Schedule

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Leaf Disposal

From October 1 through the week of November 26, 2018, leaves only may be raked into the gutter for vacuuming on your collection day. Leaves are collected as shown on the map below. Do not mix other garden waste, twigs, or grass clippings with leaves because it can damage the equipment. Mixed piles will not be picked up.  Leaves cannot be vacuumed beneath parked cars so avoid parking on the street on your leaf collection day. Curbside pickup of bagged leaves and other yard waste will continue through December 13, 2018. From December 17, 2018 through March 14, 2019 residents may bring bags to Public Works for disposal. Residents must stop in the office to show proof of residence.

4-Day Leaf Pick-up Schedule


DTE Energy is responsible for the maintenance of all streetlights and the City of Grosse Pointe Woods has been working with their Community Lighting group to expedite the repair and maintenance of the streetlights in our community. In the event of a streetlight outage, please call the Department of Public Works, Monday-Friday, at 343-2460 with the following information:

  1. A specific streetlight location (i.e., the nearest cross roads, nearby business, etc.)
  2. Whether the pole is wooden or metal.
  3. The streetlight pole number (For metal poles it is located at the base of the streetlight pole. For wood poles it is located approximately eight feet up the pole.)
  4. Details about the outage (i.e., light off during the night, light turns on and off at night, light stays on during the day, etc.).

Residents may also call DTE directly at 1-800-477-4747 to report an outage or in case of an after-hours emergency.

DTE Energy is also responsible for pruning trees encroaching on their easement. If you have questions regarding tree trimming around electrical wires call them at 1-800-477-4747.

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