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From the DHCA Board
Posted on Aug 13th, 2020 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
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 Comments (0)
Follow Dearborn Hills on Facebook!  Don't miss any of the neighborhood events or announcement.  Tell your neighbors, too.
 

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