City Council Update
Highlights from the City Council Meeting June 5, 2017
was a well-attended meeting with more than 60 visitors and 24
people who addressed the City Council from the microphone. The
Northville Democratic Club, members of the group Indivisible, and others
spoke about their interest in marching in the Independence Day Parade.
Mayor Ken Roth advised the speakers that the parade is organized by the
Community Foundation, which has a permit to hold the parade, and they
set the rules about who can appear in it. Their rules call for no
political parties or candidates for office to be involved in the parade,
and state that only elected officials already serving in office can
march in the parade. Councilmembers encouraged the Community Foundation
and the political groups to meet and attempt to find a compromise to
resolve the situation.
Ordinance for Sunday liquor in
outdoor cafes – It was the first reading of the ordinance that
will allow liquor to be served earlier than the present time of noon on
Sundays at restaurants that have an outdoor platform. The new time will
be 10 a.m., which is within the time parameters of Michigan law.
(Chapter 74 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, Article VI
Sidewalk Cafes and Outdoor Seating)
City Council Member
Marilyn Price was appointed to the Election Commission.
Realgy Energy Services was awarded a two-year
contract to provide natural gas to the City, with a bid that stated it
would charge the City a guaranteed savings of 2.5 percent over Consumers
Energy’s costs. At current costs, that could save an estimated $2,000
Cell tower contract extended – The
City’s contract with AT&T for the cell tower at City Yards (650 Doheny
Drive) was extended for 25 years. If, during that time, a second tower
is sublet by AT&T on that site, the City will receive 20% of the cost
paid to AT&T by the second company. The current revenue of $26,400 will
initially increase by 20% to $31,680, then by 3% annually.
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