City Council Update
Highlights from the City Council Meeting, July 17, 2017
Site Plan Review process
– City Council approved changes to the ordinance that clarified when the
Planning Commission, city staff and consultants must review and approve
changes to a site plan. The changes also allow the Planning Commission
to extend preliminary or final approval to a site plan if the applicant
provides good cause.
Front yard open space –
City Council approved changes to an ordinance that include requiring new
single-family homes to leave at least 65% of the required front yard
unpaved. Exceptions are made if the lot is narrow and doesn’t have alley
access. Another change prohibits parking on an unpaved surface in the
front yard of a residential district and across a public sidewalk.
A Resolution was approved that allows the
Northville Pom Booster Club and Northville Middle School Pompon Booster
Club to operate as nonprofit organizations in the City of Northville.
This action will allow both to obtain a charitable gaming license from
the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
The City Council
approved an agreement with the City of Plymouth for their Public Works
director, Chris Porman, to become a part-time assistant Public
Works director for the City of Northville, beginning Aug. 1, 2017. Thus,
he will split his time between the two cities. Current Public Works
Director James Gallogly plans to retire in 2018. The agreement runs for
one year. During this time, Plymouth and Northville will look at the
feasibility of sharing a director and possibly sharing other resources
and efforts related to Public Works.
reappointments were approved for the Arts Commission: Jennifer
Helner; and the Beautification Commission: Nadia Golinski, Nachiko
Hirato and Yumi Kudo.
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