City Council Update
Highlights from City Council Meeting, August 6, 2018
Bill Flohr, a member of the coaching
staff for Northville High School Varsity Baseball, inquired about
renting Ford Field in May 2019 for a fundraising concert to benefit
low-income veterans in need of housing. The special events policy
currently requires that events in Ford Field must rent one year in
advance to avoid conflicting events with nearby Mill Race Village. City
Council will look into amending the policy to allow events to be held in
less than one year if Mill Race Village has no events on that date.
Spectrum fest – A fundraiser for the Living and
Learning Center was approved by City Council for Sept. 8, from noon to
10 p.m. Held in downtown Northville, it will feature four bands and
local restaurants and brew pubs selling food and drinks.
The event will raise awareness and funds for the center that offers
a range of supportive services to youth and young adults with autism.
Fish Hatchery Park – City Council approved an
inter-governmental agreement (IGA) with Wayne County for two fiscal
years, 2015-16 and 2016-17, of Park Millage Fund allocations, in the
amount of $100,000 total, to be used for the Fish Hatchery Park
Retaining Wall Repair project. The funds will help pay for replacement
of a portion of the retaining wall that separates a pond from the
Johnson Creek in Fish Hatchery Park. The measure will prevent the
collapse of the wall, which would cause dirt and other sediment from the
pond to flow into the creek. Because attempts to obtain grant funding
from various organizations did not materialize over the past two years,
the scope of the project was downsized and the total amount of $159,016
is being funded by the Wayne County Park Millage Funds. Contracts were
awarded to SME, of Plymouth, for design and engineering, and TSP
Environmental, of Redford, for removal and construction of 40 linear
feet of the retaining wall.
Revised date for next City
Council meeting – Due to the Labor Day holiday and a room
scheduling conflict on the following day, the next meeting of the City
Council will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Council Chambers.
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