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Welcome to Dearborn Hills, a neighborhood of  unique homes located in Dearborn, Michigan. 
 
The Dearborn Hills Civic Association (DHCA), founded in 1926, is comprised of 1260 households and is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in America.   DHCA coordinates a number of neighborhood activities for residents throughout the year, helps maintain the character of our neighborhood through oversight of our deed restrictions, and represents residents at City of Dearborn meetings. 
 
~ Neighborhood News ~
From the DHCA Board
Posted on Aug 13th, 2020
After reading a recent social media post telling of some very unkind conduct in our area, we would like to make a very clear statement about our values as a neighborhood. 
 
We’re a place where we love and respect our neighbors. We treat others as we’d like to be treated.  While we are seeing places all over the country where people are divided on issues of race, politics and many other issues, Dearborn, and especially Dearborn Hills, has always been an oasis. Our home should be a safe place away from all that conflict. When someone gets hate mail, it intrudes on that tranquility.
 
We’re extremely saddened someone sent hate mail to someone in our neighborhood. Although we have no way of knowing who sent the mail or where they live, anonymous messages like this are always an act of cowardice.
 
We, the DHCA Board, strongly feel the best way to fight hate is with love and respect. So, we want to make it clear: this is a neighborhood that has a love of life AND RESPECT FOR OUR NEIGHBORS.
 
From our diverse residents, to the beautiful homes of timeless charm, to our park-like atmosphere, Dearborn Hills is a place that encourages an active and happy lifestyle. Let’s use this opportunity to re-assert our values as neighbors and to display the love and kindness that makes Dearborn Hills such a special place to be.
 
From Your Dearborn Hills Board
Posted on Jul 21st, 2020
Dearborn Hills Residents,

Recently, Channel 7 did a news report about a disgruntled property owner, two residents and their complaints about the Dearborn Hills Civic Association (DHCA) plan review process. We were saddened to see that the reporter did not include the many additional details we shared, establishing that the accusations of discrimination are wholly unfounded and slanderous.
 
We want to make very clear to everyone that our plan review process is always done with professionalism and fairness towards all. The persons who do the plan reviews are persons highly qualified to make decisions. Their professional work includes: architecture, landscape design, real estate, and appraisals.  They make their recommendations to the board based on the deed restrictions, their professional experience, their long term residency and familiarity of  our Hills neighborhood.  They do all of this work for free, often working long hours with residents to help them create plans that satisfy the desires of our homeowners while satisfying the property deed restrictions.

All plan reviews are accepted or rejected based on the deed restrictions. A person's sex, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other trait of that person has no bearing in how these decisions are made.

Put simply, the allegations against the board are false and slanderous.

Furthermore, we're embarking on a campaign to show the real Dearborn Hills, to talk about the diversity of our residents, the harmony of our neighborhood and neighbors, and the lifestyle that living in Dearborn Hills affords. We're going to be showing the many positive experiences residents have, and the unique history and character of Dearborn Hills.

Lastly, if you'd like to support our efforts to enforce the neighborhood deed restrictions, you can go to our website, www.dearbornhills.org,  and donate specifically to the legal fund.

Thank you for your continued support,
DHCA Board
CSO Status Update - June 2020
Posted on Jun 25th, 2020
Here is an update from the City of Dearborn about the CSO Project:
 
Ongoing CSO Sewer Separation in our neighborhood involve two separate independent contracts (Contract 2 and Contract 3) with S. Lafayette Street as a limit of each contract. Pamar is the selected contractor for both projects based on their submitted bids for Contract 2 ( construction year 2019 and 2020) and contract 3 (construction year 2020 and 2021).
 
Contract 2 - The contract completion date for the Contract 2 is October 31, 2020.  The contractor is well ahead of this schedule. South Denwood Street is not forgotten. The contractor has paved South Denwood Street between Emerson and Telegraph and just completed driveway apron/sidewalk work yesterday within these blocks. Sewer work on South Vernon Street was just completed last week. So, I would not say that the streets are forgotten. All streets between S. Lafayette and Telegraph are scheduled to be completed this year except Marshall Street which will receive hot mix asphalt resurfacing this year as a temporary measure because of the street continued use for next year construction.
 
Contract 3 -  As I have informed you and the affected residents on June 11, 2020 (see attachment) that the COVID -19 pandemic has delayed the construction of this phase of the project by approximately seven (7) weeks  which had required us to rework the entire schedule. The revised schedule was prepared and relayed to affected residents considering the sanitary and storm system flow, to have minimum impact with the area residents and to complete approximately 35% of the project by October 31, 2020.  
 
COVID-19 pandemic impact on construction projects - Construction industries especially concrete and lawn restoration/landscaping industries are the adversely impacted industries with the COVID- 19. Lawn restoration work has just received go ahead from the Governor STAY HOME ORDER. These contractors have tremendous backlog of work and we are working with them to make sure our scheduled projects are completed by the end of October. I have also heard from the contractors that there is shortage of construction workers and they are struggling to recruit workers because of lucrative unemployment benefits offered with the COVID-19. Although Marshall Street between S. Lafayette and Telegraph was scheduled for concrete this year; the revised schedule requires the use of Marshall street for next year. Therefore, Marshall Street will be temporarily paved with hot mix asphalt this year.  
CSO Project Update - June 2020
Posted on Jun 11th, 2020
Dearborn Hills Residents,
 
Please see this letter from the City of Dearborn regarding the updated project timeline for the CSO Sewer Separation Project
 
Thanks,
Dearborn Hills Board
Dearborn Hills on Facebook
Posted on Oct 16th, 2017
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~ Dearborn Hills Association Membership ~
Join or renew your DHCA membership:
  • $25.00 / calendar year -- for ALL members
Payment options:
  • Pay by check.  Fill out the Membership Form and mail to:
    • Dearborn Hills Civic Association
      P.O. Box 2535
      Dearborn, MI 48123
  • Pay by credit card (via PayPal)
You can check your membership status by logging into your account, or contacting the webmaster
 
Member Profile Security:  You can update your own member profile information, and choose what information is available for other DHCA members to view.  All members can apply for an account on our website and all active profiles will be displayed in the website Neighbor Directory (this is the way the website works).  In order to maintain the security of your information, the Neighbor Directory  is viewable only by DHCA members residing in Dearborn Hills. 
 

~ Forgot Your Password? ~
Select Login on the top left, then Forgot Password; follow the instructions. 
 
If you have a website account, you will be sent an email with your login information via an automated process.

~ Member Website Features ~

The member options for this website are listed at the left; these features are accessible by DHCA members only.  The DHCA Board hopes that neighbors will enjoy using these features to post information and connect with neighbors. 

Classified:  advertise goods and services
Find a Sitter: children, plants, pets, etc. 
Message Board:  a few topics have been started as suggestions; all topics are welcome.
 
All submitted content will be reviewed by a site administrator prior to posting.

~ Upcoming Neighborhood Events ~
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~ City of Dearborn ~
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~ Neighborhood Photos ~
We encourage our Dearborn Hills residents to send us neighborhood photos and stories dealing with OUR American support of beating a virus affecting all ages.  Or post them to the Dearborn Hills Neighborhood Facebook page
Dearborn Hills Golf Course
Mohawk Construction
Little Free Library
DHCA Flower Island

Chalk Drawings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chalk Drawings
 
Send your neighborhood photos to webmaster@dearbornhills.org and we will add them to our web site! 
 

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~ Update on Criminal Activity in our Neighborhood ~
Thank You to all Concerned and Involved Residents - you again have made a Big, Positive Difference!
 
As some of you are already aware, since this past fall, our neighborhood has experienced a noticeable increase in cars being broken into and items from them being stolen.  In some cases, wheels from vehicles, and in some cases, entire vehicles, have been stolen.
 
After hearing from many affected residents (who spoke up) about these on-going issues, your Board reached out directly to Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad to discuss this situation and see what could be done.
 
We are happy to report that Chief Haddad was very receptive and responsive to our concerns.  Working with his staff, he implemented an aggressive initiative in November and December in our neighborhood that involved around the clock deployment of plainclothes and uniform patrols; additional traffic units being deployed on overtime; and door to door delivery in some areas of Crime Prevention materials to promote greater awareness of the City's "Lock it or Lose it - If you See Something, Say Something!" campaign.
 
As a result of this significantly increased activity, as well as several other contributing factors, Chief Haddad reports that Dearborn Police were able to arrest several individuals who were responsible for many of the crimes in our neighborhood.  
 
Chief Haddad is happy to report:
-    that there were NO reported larcenies from autos in the month of December in our area
-    that criminal activity in December in our area was 31.3% less than the same period last year.
-    The City of Dearborn will post an overall 14% reduction in crime in 2017.
 
Please join us in thanking Chief Haddad and our Dearborn Police Department for their on-going efforts.
 
All this is Good News, but we need to continue to be vigilant.
 
We live in a nice neighborhood and there will always be somebody looking to take something of value.  So, what should we ALL do?
 
It starts with the "Lock it or Lose it - If you See Something, Say Something!" campaign.  (See this link for more information: 2017 “Lock It or Lose It” campaign aims to decrease ... - City of Dearborn)
 
Five Simple Steps
1.    Lock your Car, your Home and your Garage
    
over 75% of larcenies from cars occur when the cars are un-locked
2.    Keep valuables out of your car (or at least out of sight)
3.    Park Cars in your driveway when possible.
4.    Keep outdoor lights on (porches, driveways, garages, etc.)
5.    If you See Something, Say Something.
 
If you notice something or someone that seems out of place or unfamiliar, call the Police at 313-943-3030 to report it.  Do not assume its nothing.  Do not Assume that someone else will call.  We urge everyone to report ANY suspicious activity.
 
The DHCA Board wants to thank everyone of you that spoke up, that raised a flag and made all of us aware of this situation.  Without that kind of involvement, progress - on any front - will always be much slower.
 
So let’s keep up the good work!  Let’s all Lock it!  Let’s all Speak up!
…and make our Dearborn Hills neighborhood better for everyone!
 

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Important Dearborn Phone Numbers
 
Suspicious Activity...... 943-3030
(anonymous)
 
Speeding..................... 943-2201/2019 
Provide direction of travel and car color/type/make
 
Neighborhood Services 943-2161
Residential Services      943-2150

 

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