A Bicentennial City

Mayor Michael D Bowdler

While the city of River Rouge was not officially founded until 1922, it has been deemed “A Bicentennial City,” as it was first settled in 1808. Throughout its over 200 years of history, River Rouge has played an integral part in Metro-Detroit’s industrial scene. The city or River Rouge owes much of its industrial importance to its bordering waterways, the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Zug Island, which manufactures both iron and steel and accounts for .93 of the city’s 3.4 square miles, has capitalized on the intersection of the two rivers with its location. Today, River Rouge is home to just under 8,000 citizens and serves as the Northeastern border of the Downriver community.

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CITY OF RIVER ROUGE SEWER BACKUP CLAIMS NOTICE

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July 17, 2021

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River Rouge Budget 2021 – 2022

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June 11, 2021

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Pet Adoption Application

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March 12, 2021

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April 15, 2020

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River Rouge Master Plan 2017

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January 2, 2020

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Buck’s Brown Derby

Edward Frady (Buck) 10661 W Jefferson River Rouge, MI 48218 USA A place of fine food and drink. 

May 20, 2020

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The purpose of the public hearing is to consider comments, verbal or written regarding the 2021 tax rates and the fiscal year 2021/2022 Annual Budget.

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the River rouge City Council on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in...

May 27, 2021

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CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING ADOPTION OF A ZONING ORDINANCE

CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING ADOPTION OF A ZONING ORDINANCE   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a zoning ordinance...

May 12, 2021

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NOTICE CITY OF RIVER ROUGE PROPOSED WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of RIVER ROUGE  PROPOSED WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM   The City of River Rouge will hold a public...

May 7, 2021

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NOTICE CITY OF RIVER ROUGE HEARING UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIRECT LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF RIVER ROUGE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIRECT LOAN AND GRANT...

May 5, 2021

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NOTICE CITY OF RIVER ROUGE PROPOSED WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM

The City of River Rouge will hold a public hearing for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWRF) loan for the City of River Rouge lead...

April 23, 2021

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RIVER ROUGE PLANNING COMMISSION WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the RIVER ROUGE PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on April 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the River Rouge City...

April 14, 2021

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Ordinance No. 2021 – 093 Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 5-1604(1) OF CHAPTER 16 - MEDICAL...

April 13, 2021

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