Commitment To Clean Waters Continues

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Not many people would spend the first day of fall – especially a sunny, 90-degree day – walking the banks of the Clinton River to search out and remove trash from the area.  But on the morning of September 23rd, a group of eight dedicated individuals did just that.

The volunteers met at River Woods Park and spent two hours collecting a wide variety of trash and debris from the river and its banks.  They worked through the morning and removed eight bags of garbage, one shopping cart, a traffic cone, and a six-foot-long 2” x 6” plank of wood caught in a logjam.

Extra effort was required to find debris because not much had washed up on shore due to fewer bank-full storm events during the spring and summer. There is one thing for sure – their efforts benefit the entire community and goes a long way in maintaining the beauty of our three parks; River Woods, Riverside, and the Skate Park.

I’m sure the deer that stopped by for a morning snack of crabapples appreciated the efforts made that morning too.

Jimmy John’s (located on Baldwin Road), stopped by to provide all the volunteers with a free lunch.  They went all out by bringing four different types of subs and chips and an assortment of pop and water for everyone.

The City of Auburn Hills would like to send out a special “thank you” to all the volunteers who participated in this clean-up and to Jimmy John’s for supporting their efforts.

To find out more on actions you can take to keep our waters clean; please visit the following websites: www.auburnhills.org/stormwater.phpwww.crwc.orgwww.semcog.org/What-You-Can-Do/To-Protect-Our-Waterways

To report pollution, please call the City of Auburn Hills, Community Development Department at 248-364-6900.

Go Out Or Stay In? Super Bowl Planning Begins

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Community Development Executive Assistant

This is it!  The big game is Sunday.  Whether you plan to watch the Super Bowl couch commando-style or get into the game at a local hot spot, Auburn Hills has what you need for a great party.

If you’re heading out, check out The HUB Stadium – the Home of Urban Bowling.  Enjoy a game of your own (football included) while you watch the Super Bowl and partake in snacks, sharables, handhelds and Bomb Burgers.

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Or…visit Great Lakes Crossing Outlets for a taste of MEX – a new, modern, playful restaurant rooted in authentic Mexican flavors.  It’s located in District 6 just a couple doors down from long-time favorite, Bar Louie.  Flat-screens abound in both locations so you won’t miss any of the football action.

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Sprinkled throughout the city are favorite bar/restaurants like Red Ox, Hoops Sports & Spirits, Duffy’s Pub and Friday’s.

If you do decide to stay home, at least have someone do the cooking for you.  Buddy’s Pizza, Jimmy Johns, Qdoba, Alfoccinos, Jo’Angela’s Pizza & Deli Co are just a few of the catering options available.

Cheers to a fun and safe game day for all!

Freaky Fast Doesn’t Only Pertain To Their Deliveries

Posted by – Howard Wager, Building Inspector

Jimmy John’s remodeled their store like they deliver sandwiches…Freaky Fast!  From start to finish, the store located at 2791 University Drive was closed only two weeks.

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Stop in and check out their new look with new tables and new booths.  They also enlarged their cooking and prep areas to speed up the process of getting fresh food to their customers.

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So, if you haven’t tried a “Tasty” sub lately, swing by and grab yourself a Jimmy John’s and enjoy!

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