City seeks citizens for review panel

LINCOLN PARK — Residents with opinions and ideas on the city’s public services are invited to take part in a Department of Public Services Review Committee.

Following up on a resolution passed last month, the City Council approved Monday the establishment of a committee. Councilors Deborah Henderson and Larry Kelsey will represent the elected panel on the committee, along with five residents to be determined next month.

Once formed, the committee will meet regularly and hold public meetings for residents to express concerns about the department. The committee will also meet with DPS management, and act as liaison between residents and city staff, and make recommendations to city council regarding resident issues.

The Department of Public Services is responsible for street maintenance, catch-basin repairs, tree trimming and removal and snow and ice removal. The department also maintains the city’s parks, parking islands, water mains and water hydrants.

Residents interested in being considered for the committee should submit their name, contact information, resume and a brief letter to explain their interest and qualifications. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. July 2, and can be emailed to Mayor Tom Karnes at or in person to the Office of City Management at 500 Southfield Road, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

City council will determine the members of the committee within 30 days of the application deadline.

For more information go to the city’s website,

(James Mitchell can be reached at