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