The Public Services Department is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the Township Water & Sewer Department, the Building & Safety Engineering Department and the Central Maintenance Department. The Public Services Department also enforces compliance with statutes, ordinances, codes and resolutions adopted by the Township Board of Trustees and coordinates special projects as designated by the Township Board. In addition, the Public Services Department provides auxiliary services to the Site Committee, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. The staffing for this Department includes 1 director and 1 administrative assistant.
Click on the following links to learn more about the departments under Public Services
The Water & Sewer Department is responsible for
- Maintenance & repair of 1,024,000 feet of water mains and 850,000 feet of sewers
- The combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin at Puritan & Lola Drive
- The 9 combined sewer overflows
- Reading & servicing of 22,000 residential and commercial water meters
- Oversight of the Township's cross-connection program
In addition, the Department's accounting office staff
- Handles customer phone calls
- Prepares bi-monthly water/sewer bills
- Collects & processes customer payments
- Handles cashiering as well for property tax bills & dog licenses
The Building & Safety Engineering Department is responsible for
- Issuing building, electrical, mechanical & plumbing permits
- Performing required inspections
- Investigating violations of Township ordinances & blight complaints
- The sidewalk replacement program
- The rental home registration & inspection program
The staffing for this Department includes 1 plan reviewer/supervisor, 3 full-time building/
ordinance inspectors, 1 part-time ordinance officer, 1 electrical inspector, 1 plumbing & mechanical inspector, 2 full-time clerical staff and 2 part-time clerical staff.
The Central Maintenance Department is responsible for
- Maintenance and upkeep of municipal buildings & grounds
- The Township's 13 parks
- Maintaining the baseball, softball and soccer fields
- Set up and clean up of special events, festivals, parades
- Street sweeping and special cleanup projects
- Delivery and set up of election voting equipment
- Maintenance and repairs of all Township vehicles
- Working with Republic Services, the Township’s private waste hauler, regarding the weekly garbage, recycling, compost/yard waste & large or bulky item pickup services
- Sponsoring & coordinating household hazardous waste collection day
- Sponsoring & coordinating electronic waste collection day
The staffing for this Department includes 1 mechanic and 2 maintenance workers.
Township offices will be closed on November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday trash, recycling & yardwaste pickup for the Thursday & Friday areas will each be delayed by one day with Friday's area being picked up on Saturday.
Yard waste pickup for 2013 will end on your regular pickup day the week of December 9 - 13. If you have yard waste after this last week of pickup you will have to store it until pickup resumes again the first full week of April 2014.
Redford residents may now recycle their used household batteries throughout the year in the lobby of the Public Services Building at 12200 Beech Daly. Acceptable types of batteries are: D, C, AA & AAA cells button cells 9 volt any other dry - cell battery rechargables from cell phones, cameras, laptops.
Important Note: All rechargeable batteries must have the positive ends covered with clear tape before being deposited in our collection bin to prevent an incident such as a fire. This is a US Dept of Transportation (DOT) requirement. Also, small "button" batteries should be lined up on a strip of clear tape and secured with another strip of clear tape along the top.