Welcome to the City of Southgate
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
WILL BEGIN AT 7:00PM
Click HERE to watch Council Meetings Live!
Additional cleaning kits have been delivered by Wayne County and are avialable to be picked up at the Southgate Parks & Recreation Department (Civic Center) between 10am and 7pm. There are only 100 kits available and will be given out on a first come first serve basis. The Civic Center is located at 14700 Reaume Parkway (Enter the south doors facing the police department and parking lot.)
The Wayne County Emergency Management Team is requesting photographs of damage to physical structures, walls, floors, etc. Please submit photos to our storm reporting email address:
or drop pictures off at the Mayor's office. Please be sure to include name address and phone number. Thank you.
News Article regarding Governor's Next Step to get FEMA assistance
The City of Southgate has participated in a conference call with representatives from Wayne County Emergency Management. We will submit all damage complaints received thus far to the State today.
H...aving accurate data will assist us as we continue to petition for relief funding. This initial step will help determine the extent of the damage that occurred in our region.
When evaluating claims, the following information from FEMA is applicable:
Located 9 miles south of the City of Detroit, Southgate is a desirable, vibrant, and progressive community with a very active Downtown Development Authority. We consider ourselves the "Heart” of Downriver! Our neighborhoods are safe, pleasant places, where friends and families are creating networks of caring, involved citizens. Are you looking to start, expand or relocate your business? We are diverse and growing. Many of our commercial businesses have been recognized nationally.
Southgate is conveniently located near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, various freeways, the Detroit River, excellent hospitals and outstanding recreational areas.
Recreation is important in our community. What started as a single park site of 36 acres in 1949 has now grown through gifts and acquisitions to its present compliment of 74.4 acres, consisting of nine neighborhood parks and playfields, and two community parks. Our baseball and softball sites host several major tournaments. We also offer many special events and programs for youngsters through our Recreation Department, as well as trips and special outings for seniors through our Senior Center. The Southgate Ice Arena offers two sheets of ice. Southgate is also very proud to offer in-line hockey, a Municipal Golf Course with a Clubhouse Restaurant, and an expanding soccer program. As you can see, our residents are not without a multitude of choices for excellent outdoor activity!
If outdoor activity is not what you seek, be sure to visit the Southgate Fun & Fitness Centre featuring an outstanding variety of physical fitness equipment and programs. This facility also boasts an indoor pool as well as an outdoor Splash Park.
Southgate also takes great pride in our superior schools. The City Administration and School District work very closely to assure that our students have the best of programs, as well as a safe and creative atmosphere to learn in.
The City Council, Administration, and I are committed to the citizens of Southgate. You can also depend on the Police, Fire and Public Services Departments as well as our Municipal employees to provide excellent services to the residents and business owners of this great City. If you have any concerns or suggestions please stop by my office for a visit.