Welcome to the new City of Flat Rock website. Whether you are a resident, prospective resident, business owner, or visitor we hope you find what you are looking for on this site. Flat Rock is a great place to live, work, and play. We have been able to maintain a small town feel, while providing the services and amenities of a larger community. Since becoming Mayor, we have worked to modernize our City and its use of technology. Stay tuned for more capabilities and services that will soon be delivered through the web.
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As we get into the Holiday Season here is an overview of some of the happenings here in Flat Rock
On November 29th, please join us at City Hall for the Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival. Mayor Dropiewski will once again light our Christmas tree outside at 6pm. (The old tree unfortunately needed to be replaced so the new tree, while smaller, will grow as the City celebrates its next 50 years) At 6:30 Santa will arrive and be given the key to the City. He will then be available to visit with Flat Rock residents 10 and under until 8pm. (Parents please bring your own cameras. If you are in line at 8pm you will see Santa!) You can also check out a few of our new Christmas decorations, including the new Manger that was built by Flat Rock students and our new Season's Greetings and Merry Christmas signs that replaced decades old similar decorations. We are also adding a few additional items and hope to have even more for next year.
Thursday Dec 1st at 1pm is our Annual Senior Christmas Gathering at the Community Center for those ages 55+. Event is free for residents but preregistration is required. Call the Community Center at 734-379-1450.
Santa returns on Saturday Dec 3 at 9am for Breakfast with Santa at the Community Center. There will also be a magic show. There is a small cost for the event. Preregistration is required. Please call the Community Center at 734-379-1450 for more details.
The Christmas Home and Business Decorating Contest judging will take place on December 8th. Registration is not required and winners will be notified.
Friday December 9th, the Community Center is offering a Kids Night Out from 5-9pm for kids ages 2-13. There is a small cost for this event but this drop off event includes pizza dinner and wide variety of activities, while giving parents a night out. Preregistration is required. Please call the Community Center at 734-379-1450 for more details.
Sunday December 11th from 1-4pm, Mrs. Claus arrives at the Munger General Store.
Throughout the Christmas season Santa's mailbox will be available at the Flat Rock Library. Please include the child's name age and mailing address on the letter so that they may receive a response. The mailbox will be brought to City Hall for Santa's arrival on the 29th and returned to the Library on the 30th. The deadline for letters is December 16th at 1:30pm.
Already underway is the Flat Rock Our Hometown Christmas Passport program. Available in any one of the 40+ participating Flat Rock businesses or at City Hall, the Passport program is designed to encourage shopping within Flat Rock. With each purchase you receive a stamp. When you return your Passport with 6 stamps from at least 3 different businesses you are entered into a drawing to win up to $500 in dollars to be spent at participating Flat Rock businesses. With 6 stamps from 6 different businesses you are entered to win a large basket filled with items from all of the businesses. On Thanksgiving Weekend (including Small Business Saturday) most businesses will be doing double Stamps. There is no limit to the number of passports you may turn in, so please Shop and Dine in Flat Rock!
The Flat Rock Model Train Depot and Museum will be open during the Holiday Season with special Christmas displays. The Holiday Depot exhibit will be open from 1-4pm with a small Admission fee on the following days during the upcoming weeks. NOV 28 DEC 5, 13, 19, 23, 26, 30 JAN 2.
There are also a few 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments still available at City Hall
With the weather eventually changing, the DPS department will be getting the Ice Rink ready for the season as well. Please stay tuned to the City's website and Facebook for opening dates and details.
City Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the Day after Thanksgiving, Dec 23, 26 (for Christmas Eve and Day) and Dec 30, Jan 2(for New Year's Eve and Day). Please note also that due to Jan 2 being an official State and Federal Holiday the Flat Rock City Council meeting will be moved to Jan. 3rd at 7:30.
We wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for 2017.
Curbside yard waste pickup will begin March 15, 2016, and continue through December 15, 2016
Yard waste must be in paper bio-degradable bags or 30 gallon trash cans marked with a yard waste sticker (available at Flat Rock City Hall). Do not mix yard waste in with trash.
Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be picked up.
The city of Flat Rock and Rizzo Environmental Services are now offering the residents of Flat Rock an opportunity to receive a 67 gallon wheeled recycling cart to use and join the Rizzo Rewards Recycling program. For more information please see this link. You can call Rizzo at 1 586-772-8900 to request a cart. Information on the rewards program can be obtained when you log on to: www.RizzoRewards.com
An informational packet will be mailed to residents from Rewards for Recycling in the near future.
2016 Animal Licenses will be available starting January 4, 2016, in the Treasurer's Department at City Hall. The cost is $7.00 each until April 30, after which they will be $14.00 each. For additional information please call 734-782-2463.
In compliance with Governor Snyder's encouragement of local units of government to follow the state's lead and make financial information more transparent and accessible to residents, the City of Flat Rock has made a Citizen's Guide to Flat Rock and Performance Dashboards available online. Information is accessible on the Treasurer's Office page.
25500 Gibraltar Rd.
Flat Rock, MI 48134