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Welcome to the Office of Public Works Commissioner

ANTHONY V. MARROCCO

21777 Dunham Road  Clinton Township, Michigan   48036  Phone: 586-469-5325


 

2011 Public Works Office Highlights

 


                                                                            

NOTICE OF MEETINGS

 

2014 DRAIN BOARD MEETING DATES

 

Tuesday, January 14 – 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, February 11 - 8:00 am <

 

Tuesday, March 11 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, April 8 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, May 6; - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, June 17 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, July 15 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, August 12 -8:00 am

 

Tuesday, September 9 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, October 7 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, November 18 - 8:00 am

 

Tuesday, December 16 - 8:00 am

 

Macomb County Public Works Office
21777 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, Michigan  48036

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Macomb Public Works Office Debuts

   Eco-Friendly Solar Panel System

 

The Macomb County Public Works Office officially entered the age of clean, alternative power with the debut in July, 2012 of a solar panel system that will provide electricity for the Chapaton Treatment and Retention Basin in St. Clair Shores.

                Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco and U.S. Rep. Sander Levin jointly enacted switches that turned on the electricity for the 30,000-square foot Chapaton building --- located 200 feet away --- that will run lighting, air conditioning, heating systems, computers, and three small pumps.

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The official debut of the solar panel energy system at the Chapaton

Treatment and Retention Basin was met with a hardy round of applause

from (from the left), Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley, Macomb County Public

Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco, U.S. Representative Sander Levin

and St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip C. Walby.

 

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and Macomb County Public Works Commissioner

Anthony V. Marrocco jointly flipped the switches that activated the solar

panel system that will provide electricity to the Chapaton Treatment and

Retention Basin. Chapaton is the only Macomb  County government

department using solar panels for energy.

 

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco explains to

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin how the solar panel system works. The solar panels

and other energy efficient systems installed at Chapaton have reduced the

energy bill by $5,000 a month.

 

 

Macomb Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco and U.S. Rep.

Sander Levin are shown here with 12 of the 84 solar panels erected on

Top of the Chapaton basin.

 

 

MARROCCO TO SAVE RATEPAYERS $10 MILLION

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Macomb County Leaders Attend Groundbreaking

For $30 Million Clintondale Pump Station Project

 

   Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the $30 million Clintondale Pump Station Improvement and construction project that will enhance and safeguard sanitary sewer services for 186,455 Macomb County residents.

   Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco, who presided over the groundbreaking, said this is the first major project undertaken since the Public Works Office took over the Macomb Interceptor Sanitary System from the City of Detroit in 2010.

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (5th from right), leads the groundbreaking ceremonies for the $30 million Clintondale Pump Station improvements and construction project. Also in the photo, from the left, are Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth Verkest, New Village President Jammie Kincaid, Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis, Sam Bahou, program manager for Walsh Construction, Marrocco, Macomb Township Supervisor Mark Grabow, Raj Vijayendran, president of engineering firm, METCO Services, Chesterfield Township Supervisor Mike Lovelock, Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte, Washington Township DPW Superintendent Steve Hohensee, Macomb County Commissioner Phil DiMaria, Eastpointe, Clinton Township Public Service Director Mary Bednar, Macomb County Board Chair Kathy Vosburg, and Macomb County Commissioner Marv Sauger, Center Line.

 

Joe Peruzzi, Deputy Director for Communications for Clinton Township,

interviews Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco

about the improvements and new construction at the Clintondale Pump Station

during ground breaking ceremonies December 2, 2011.

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) poses

with two other dignitaries, Ray Vijayendran, president of METCO Services (left)

and Sam Bahou, program manager for Walsh Construction.

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) and

Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte take time to chat prior to the Clintondale

Pump Station ground breaking ceremony.

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Drain Cleaning Goes High Tech

  In Macomb County Public Works

 

 

   Keeping Macomb County drains clean has been the mantra for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco  during his 19 years in office.

  “Only Rain in The Drain,” Is the slogan Commissioner Marrocco has adopted to remind residents that keeping storm drains clean is important to the environment.

   But Commissioner Marrocco reached new heights in drain cleaning technology recently when he and the Drain Board for the Sharkey Relief Drain hired Doetsch Environmental Services, of Warren, to clean the clogged Sharkey Drain that runs under the I-696 Freeway just east of Dequindre.                                                                               Read Complete Story...

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) examines

the massive water filtering and sediment extraction system parked along the I-696

Freeway Service Drive in Warren. Joseph Schotthoefer, (center) vice-president of

Doetsch Environmental Services explains how the system work. Also on the on-site

tour was Steve Benedettini (left), president and CFO of Spalding DeDecker

Associates, the engineering firm on the project. The front rig is the 20-yard sediment

holding container and the trailer behind it contains a series of tanks used in the

filtering process.

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (third from the

right) inspects the sediment and water vacuuming system used to suck out 200 tons

of sediment from the Sharkey Drain in Warren. Joseph Schotthoefer, vice-president

of Doetsch Environmental Services (second from right), explains the operation to

Marrocco and Steve Benedettini, president and CFO of Spalding DeDecker Associates,

the engineering firm on the project.

This is a portion of the 200 tons of sediment and debris that was removed from

the Sharkey Drain by Doetsch Environmental Services, of Warren.

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Costly Sewer Repair Bid Rejected;

  “Too Burdensome for Taxpayers,” Says

  Public Works Commissioner Marrocco

 

     The Oakland Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage Board rejected a $34 million bid to repair portions of the giant Oakland Macomb Interceptor because the low bid was exorbitant and would have put a heavy burden on customers of the system, said Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco.

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“Our people in Macomb County are struggling right now and there
is no justification for slapping them with an extra $9 million in costs for the repairs.

I’m here to fight for our taxpayers.” --- Macomb County Public Works

Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco

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Dodge Park Traffic Flows Freely Again;  Sterling Heights Sewer Shafts Completed

 

           Traffic on Dodge Park road north of 15 Mile Road is back to normal following completion of an Oakland Macomb Interceptor access shaft and repaving of the west lanes of Dodge Park in the area of the construction project.

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Marrocco files $25.7 Million suit against Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson, contractors and others over 2004 Sewer Repairs on 15 Mile

 Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco filed a federal lawsuit July 18 against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, businessman Bobby Ferguson, various contractors and other defendants alleging overcharges of $25.7 million for the cost of the 15 Mile Road sewer repair project carried out in Sterling Heights in 2004 and 2005.

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Video of lawsuit press conference...

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner (fourth from the left) addresses a crowd of news media reporters at a press conference July 19 at the Public Works office on Dunham in Clinton Township. Seated to Commissioner Marrocco’s right are Robert Kirk, of the law firm, Kirk, Huth & Lange, PLC, of Clinton Township; attorney Raechel Badalamenti, also of the Kirk law firm, and attorney Lawrence Scott, of O’Reilly Rancillo, PC, of Sterling Heights. Seated to Commissioner Marrocco’s left is Chief Deputy Public Works Commissioner William Misterovich.    

                     

Reporters from Detroit’s three major television stations, as well as a contingent

of reporters from several radio stations and newspapers jammed the Public

Works conference room to hear details of the $25.7 million lawsuit against Kwame

Kilpatrick and others.

 

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left)

is shown here interviewed by Channel 7 reporter Mary Conway.

 

One of the largest delegations of reporters and cameramen

ever to attend a Macomb Public Works press conference were present

at the July 19 press conference.

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Drain Board Land Deal Helps Harrison Township   Construct Cost-Saving Water Storage Tank

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left) discusses the construction of the 750,000-gallon water tank with State Rep. Anthony Forlini (center) and Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth Verkest. The water tank is expected to save Harrison Township between $250,000 and $300,000 a year in lower water rates.

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 (Below is a copy of a cover letter sent by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco to the Macomb Daily, requesting publication of the Public Works Response to the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association so-called Pollution Analysis for Macomb County and the State of Michigan.)

  To: Rick Kelley, Executive Editor The Macomb Daily May 24, 2011 

  Dear Mr. Kelley: 

                                  Accompanying this memo is a long letter written in reply

to the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) report

about wastewater discharges that was recently printed on Page 1-A of the

Macomb Daily. Ideally, I would like to see our response also printed on Page

1-A.  Our response deserves the same exposure that MITA was given for their outrageous report. I firmly believe that after reading our reply that you will

come to the conclusion there was something seriously wrong, and inaccurate,

about MITA’s so-called analysis. I am not trying to cajole the Macomb Daily into

printing this response because we did something wrong and want it glossed

over. It is just that I am so incensed that MITA would print such an erroneous

report that flies in the face of the truth. And the truth has to be told.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Anthony V. Marrocco

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner                          

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Macomb So-Called ‘Pollution’ Report Criticized as “Erroneous, Disingenuous"

 The Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association’s (MITA) so-called analysis of storm water discharges in the state this year that was published on Page 1-A of the Macomb Daily Thursday,

May 12, 2011, was an irresponsible, disingenuous report that not only lacked credibility but was fraught with errors and intentional misinformation that undermines all of the efforts to educate the public about water pollution abatement efforts in Macomb County. The first red flag raised about

the inaccuracy and distortion of the MITA report is that they falsely claimed that Macomb County discharged 1.04 billion gallon of wastewater this year into Macomb County waterways.

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left),

newly elected chairman of the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority board,

is shown here with Michael Lyons, superintendent of the Stoney Creek,

Metropolitan Beach and Wolcott Mills Metroparks.

The photo was taken at Stony Creek Metropark.

 

Public Works Commissioner Marrocco

Elected Chairman of Huron Clinton Metroparks Board

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Volunteers Needed

Clinton River Log Jam Removal

2011 Clean up dates:

                                           August 13

                                           September 10

9 am to Noon

    

        Persons interested in volunteering for the clean up are asked to phone

Barb Saile, of the Public Works office586-469-5337.

        

       

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Commissioner Marrocco Appoints Top Engineer

       As Macomb Representative on Water Board

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Commissioner Marrocco and Rep. Levin examine solar panels which will save taxpayers money

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco) left)

and U.S. Representative Sander Levin examine one of 84 solar energy panels

that will be installed at the Chapaton Retention  and Treatment Basin to provide electricity to the facility.

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Macomb County Public Works Engineer

Receives State Environmental Award

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Lynne Seymour, environmental engineer for the Macomb County Public Works Office,

was named the 2011 Watershed Management Professional of the Year by the

Michigan Water Environment Association.     

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Roseville Student Wins Macomb County

Public Works Environmental 2011 Calendar Contest

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco

admires the winning environmental calendar picture drawn by Lily Kalcec,

a third grader at Fountain Elementary School in Roseville. Lily's three panel

drawing was judged the best of 1,300 entries from third graders across Macomb County.

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Challenging Sewer Project Finished;

Public Works Saves Customers $6 Million

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Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left) discusses the daunting North Gratiot Interceptor construction project with Gordon Wilson, an engineer with Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick, Inc., Shelby Township.

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A Closer Look At The Interceptor                     

     

Workers are shown here excavating inside a temporary earth retention system at 21 Mile and Interstate-94 in preparation for a boring project connected to the North Gratiot Interceptor.

                    

Workers are shown in this photo (above left) are constructing one of the manholes in the massive North Gratiot Interceptor, Phase 1, project. A bird's eye view (above right)of workers using a hydraulic system called a "jacking method" to push sewer pipe into the excavation behind the tunnel boring machine.

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Click on this link for information about the Oakland Macomb Interceptor

                                                                                                                                .....ALL THINGS OMI

 

OAKLAND - MACOMB INTERCEPTOR DRAINNOTICE OF MEETINGS OF DRAINAGE BOARD

The following meetings will convene at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Oakland, Public Works Building 95 West, One Public Works Drive,Waterford, Michigan  48328.         

•     January 18, 2011           

•     February 22, 2011         

•     March 15, 2011          

•     April 19, 2011         

•     May 17, 2011         

•     June 21, 2011

•     July 26, 2011

•     August 16, 2011

•     September 20, 2011

•     October 18, 2011

•     November 22, 2011

•     December 20, 2011

The following meetings will convene at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner,

21777 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, Michigan  48036. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for

effective participation in the meeting should contact the Commissioner in the county which they reside at the number

noted below at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to request mobility,visual, hearing, or other assistance.

Minutes of the meeting will be on file at the Macomb County Public Works Office (586.469.5325) and the Oakland

County Water Resources Office (248.858.0958).       ________________________________________________________________________________________

Macomb County Wastewater Disposal District

The Southeast Michigan District of the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners

held their meeting at the Chapaton Retention Basin in St. Clair Shores

and they got quite a show...

Regional Drain Meeting Gets Rained On And That's Perfect for Macomb Tour

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2010 Was Record Year For Log Jam Removals By Public Works Office

Macomb Public Works Wins State Award For River Log Jam Program;Plans Underway To Attack Massive Blockages in 2011

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Macomb County Public Works employees, Barbara Matthews, Lynne Seymour and

Claudette Wizniuk examine a massive log jam in the North Branch of The Clinton River,

about a quarter mile from the entrance of the Nicholson Nature Center in Clinton Township.

The log jam is on the list of similar blockages scheduled for removal this year.

                         

                                                                                                            

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8 1/2 Mile Relief Drain Drainage District

Proposed Permit No. MI0025585 - Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Public Notice - Date: August 28, 2009, Permit No. MI0025585 - Chapaton RTB  Read more...

This permit takes effect on December 1, 2009.  The provisions of this permit are severable.  After notice and

opportunity for a hearing, this permit may be modified, suspended, or revoked in whole or in part during its

term in accordance with applicable laws and rules.  On its effective date this permit shall supersede

NPDES Permit No. MI0025585, expiring October 1, 2009.  Read More...


Stormwater Management Design Standards

In 2002, the State of Michigan began to implement the second permit phase of the National Pollutant Discharge

Elimination System, authorized by the Clean Water Act.  This permit, informally called 'Phase ll', requires

municipalities and other governmental agencies with separated stormwater sewer systems to regulate both

the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff discharging into state waters.  To accomplish this task, the

Macomb County Public Works Office (MCPWO) has updated its stormwater engineering standards, the first

major revision of the rules since 1967.  The new standards, adopted July 30, 2008 and effective August 1, 2008,

will be used to evaluate development proposals that discharge stormwater into County drains. Read more... 

 

 


          
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