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City Council Update

Highlights from City Council Meeting, May 7, 2018

Bond proposal initiative – City Council approved language for a street improvements bond proposal for $3,250,000, funded by a 0.98 millage over 10 years. The Council hasn’t officially decided to put it on the ballot in November, but will vote on it at the May 21 meeting. The Council invites residents to attend the next City Council meeting to learn more about the proposal by asking questions and/or stating their views.

Two new spring events – Council approved permits for two community events:

  • Armed Forces Day Concert, Friday, May 18, 5 – 10 p.m., Ford Field, Free concert featuring the Killer Flamingos and a beer tent. Added security will be used to monitor alcohol purchases.
  • Party in the ‘Ville – Saturday, June 2, 1 to 9 p.m., Street party on Main between Hutton and Center St., sponsored by North Center Brewery. With the theme, “All Things Northville,” the event will feature three bands, and sell beer and wine from a street kiosk. Added security will be used to monitor alcohol purchase and restrict people from taking alcoholic beverages into stores.

Utility Master Plan – City Council approved a contract not to exceed $12,000 with OHM Engineers and Advisors to develop a conceptual utility master plan of the water, wastewater and storm water systems within the area bound by Cady, Center, 7 Mile and Griswold in preparation for redevelopment. Currently the home of Northville Downs, the privately-owned property is under contact with Hunter-Pasteur Homes to redevelop the property for housing and mixed use, which is in accordance with the 2014 Master Plan.

Downtown light fixtures – Council approved the purchase of four street light poles and four high pressure sodium light fixtures from Herwig Lighting of Arkansas to replace three lights that were destroyed and purchase a replacement pole and light to have in inventory.

Of note:
Donna Tinberg
was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Planning Commission member on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the remainder of her Planning Commission term expiring on June 30, 2020. She assumes the role of Jay Wendt, who retired from the posts in mid-April.

City Council approved a proclamation designating the month of May in the City of Northville as Mental Health Awareness Month. The request came from the Oakland Community Health Network.

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