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Beautification Commission Overview

TulipsThe Northville Beautification Commission was established by city ordinance on February 20, 1967. Its purpose is to preserve and enhance the beauty of the City of Northville through public education programs, recognition of outstanding private and public beautification efforts, and through study, recommendation and implementation of planting programs in public spaces.

Membership in the Beautification Commission consists of 9 to 18 members, appointed by the Mayor, with approval of City Council. Meetings are held once monthly (no meeting in December, January, February, or March)

Beautification Council of Southeastern Michigan

On November 22, 1963, representatives from cities throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties formed "a regional Clean-up/Beautification Committee," the first meeting of what is now known as the Beautification Council of Southeastern Michigan.

Charter communities include: Birmingham, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe Park, Harrison Township, Hazel Park, Lathrup Village, Livonia, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, Northville, Oak Park, Riverview, Royal Oak, Southfield, St. Clair Shores, Taylor, Trenton, Wixom, Wolverine Lake Village and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Membership in BCSEM entitles representatives of your community to attend quarterly meetings where members share successful projects, and guest speakers present information about a wide range of topics.

Previous Beautification Award Winner, Chamber of CommerceMembers Speak

Linda Lestock: I was invited to attend a meeting and replied, "I just don’t have the time." But, for eight summers now, I have enjoyed making a visible difference and putting "Northville in a garden"!

Josie Rewald: I just wanted to do my part to keep Northville the beautiful city that it is.

Rosemary Tague: I love Northville, love flowers, and the people I’ve met on the Beautification Commission. When we plant just one flower we see the smiles. It’s truly rewarding.


Event Calendar
10/31/14 Halloween "Trick-or-Treating"
11/3/14 City Council Meeting
11/4/14 Planning Commission Meeting
11/5/14 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
11/11/14 Northville Youth Assistance Meeting
News and Announcements

Planning Commission Vacancy - The City is looking for residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Click here for an application. Completed applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.


As of 9/1/14 the City of Northville does not accept passport applications. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at for a list of passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Online Payments Now Accepted for Utility Bills and Taxes - More Info

Election Results - August 5, 2014 - More Info

Master Plan Update Process
The Northville Planning Commission is currently updating the Master Plan - More Info

7 Mile & Center Construction - More Info

Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court Moves to New One-Step Jury Duty Notification
Press Release
Video PSA
YouTube PSA

New Precinct 1 Voting Location
Precinct 1 now votes at the Community Center located at 303 W. Main Street  - More Info

eBill for Utility Billing
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Automatic Payment (ACH) for Taxes & Utility Billing
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