For Immediate Release
CONTACT: City of Ann Arbor Customer Service Center, 734.794.6320; or Treasury Customer Service, 734.994.2833
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY SCHEDULES FOR: CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WINTER TAXES, AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 6, 2012 — Ann Arbor Municipal Center offices and the 15th District Court will close at noon on Monday, Dec. 24, and resume normal operations on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Likewise on the New Year’s holiday, Larcom City Hall and the 15th District Court will close at noon on Monday, Dec. 31, and resume normal operations on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Safety services and utility operations will maintain 24-hour schedules.
Solid Waste Collections
Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, or Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, due to the holidays. Solid waste collections will be delayed one day both weeks, and occur Wednesday through Saturday. Recycle Ann Arbor’s Drop-off Station at 2950 E. Ellsworth will be closed on Christmas day and New Years day.
Winter Tax Payments
Because city government offices close at noon on Monday, Dec. 31, winter tax payments will be accepted without penalty in the Customer Service Center at Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St., through Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (The Customer Service Center is open non-holiday weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) This deadline will be honored for checks delivered before 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, into either of the city’s two drop-off boxes. One drop box is located inside the north entrance lobby of Larcom City Hall, next to the East Ann Street surface parking lot. There is also a drive-up drop box located on East Ann Street, just past North Fifth Avenue. The city will also honor mailed checks with Dec. 31, 2012, postmarks as proof of timely payment. Payment can be mailed to Dept. 77602, City of Ann Arbor Treasurer, P.O. Box 77000, Detroit, MI 48277-0602. As another option, tax payments may be made at several area banks or also made online via an e-check at www2.a2gov.org/Mypropertyinformation/Taxlogin.asp. Visit this Web page for important information to help ensure a successful online transaction.
Christmas Tree Drop Off
The City of Ann Arbor provides residents with four free drop-off locations for undecorated Christmas trees starting Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. All tree stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel and plastic bags must be removed from the trees and discarded before leaving at these sites. Once again the parking lot adjacent to the Drop-off Station at 2950 E. Ellsworth near Platt Road will be available for 24/7 holiday evergreen tree drop off. Three park locations are available to provide more local tree recycling options for city residents. These sites are available during normal park visitation hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The collected trees will be chipped on a weekly basis at the park sites. The park locations for Christmas tree drop offs are: West Park parking lot off Chapin near West Huron; Gallup boat launch parking lot, southeast side of the Geddes Road/Huron Parkway intersection; and Olson Park parking lot, 1515 Dhu Varren Road, near Pontiac Trail.
For 24-hour information on the city’s solid waste services, please phone 723.99.GREEN or on the city website at www.a2gov.org/recycle.
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