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City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Sept. 5, 2018.

Public Comments
Kelly Breen, a member of the Novi City Council, introduced herself and noted that she is running for state representative in the 38th District.

Bill Flohr, a coach for Northville Varsity Baseball and coordinator of the Armed Forces Concert, asked City Council about being able to reserve Ford Field on May 17, 2019. Due to not having booked one year in advance, per City policy, and that a wedding is occurring at nearby Mill Race Village during part of that time, Flohr was advised by City Council to work it out with Mill Race Village.

New IT service provider – City Council awarded a service contract to I.T. Right, of Bath, MI, for a term of 10 years at an annual cost of $16,000 for the first three years, waiving a Request for Proposals (not needed for professional services). The contact takes effect Nov. 1, 2018. The City had been using Northville Township’s IT services on a contractual basis, but the growing demands on that IT Dept. made it too difficult to continue to perform service for two municipalities.

Fund balance transfer – City Council approved a request by Finance Director Sandi Wiktorowski to allow $125,000 from the fund balance surplus of $165,000 to go into the City’s public improvement fund for projects eligible for grant matches.

Town Square rental policy – The DDA has taken on the role of managing, renting and promoting the use of Town Square – with the goal of making it a prime social space for residents and visitors. Previously, Northville Parks and Recreation managed the site and handled rentals. For the new application process, City Council requested that DDA Director Lori Ward work with the City’s insurance providers to determine the appropriate amount of insurance coverage needed for weddings and then update the Council on that aspect.

After the public portion of the meeting, a closed session was held with City Attorney Bob Marzano.

See a video of the meeting.


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