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The City of Northville’s Communications Department is conducting a survey of visitors to our website.  Read more and take the survey.

City Council

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on April 3, 2017

Housing Commission Vacancy

Notice is given that the Northville City Council is accepting applications for consideration of appointment to fill a vacancy on the Housing Commission.


35th District Court Amnesty Program: Court Waives Late Fees

The 35th District Court announces the 2017 Amnesty Program for all delinquent civil infraction tickets. Unpaid tickets can accumulate additional default fees, late fees and warrant fees, which increase the original amount of the ticket.  Read about the ticket amnesty program.
Two women playing pickleball

Pickleball draws avid players to Northville Community Center

What's the game with a funny name that has become fanatically popular in recent years? It's pickleball, a moderately strenuous game played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a short tennis net. Read about pickleball in Northville.

Police With AED

Northville Police ready to save lives of people in cardiac arrest with new AEDs on board

Northville Police in patrol cars don’t leave the station without an AED (automatic external defibrillator) on board. Read about new AEDs.

City Council

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Feb. 21, 2017
Tease Hair Salon

Salon and spa services at the new Tease Studio are a sweet treat

Remember the TV show Cheers, where regulars, neighbors and newcomers stopped in and had a lively discussion, bonded and felt at home? That’s the type of familiarity you’ll find at Tease Studio.

Mary Salmon from The Lace Museum

Local woman’s love of lace is woven into new museum in Northville Square

The Lace Museum of Detroit puts Northville on the map for its intriguing collection of hand-made lace – in clothing, accessories and tablecloths along with the tools used to create the ornamental fabric. This slice of history is tucked away on the lower level of Northville Square. Read about The Lace Museum.

City Council

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Feb. 6, 2017

Statewide community survey announced to assess public trust in law enforcement

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has released a community survey to help gauge public trust in law enforcement. The survey is in response to an executive order issued last Fall by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who asked for a public report that addresses the topic, “Fostering public trust in law enforcement.” Read full story here
Inspector at new construction site

Contractors save time by scheduling online inspections while house hunters can view permit history online

Saving time and having key information at your fingertips are just two of the many reasons that contractors are eager to set up an account on the Access My Government (AMG) website. Read about all the features of the Access My Government website.

James Kelly Aydlott

Village Workshop is the place where makers’ dreams come true

Makers, innovators and engineers can’t wait to get their hands on the high-tech equipment at the Village Workshop in their quest to produce something of value – whether it’s for their personal use, a prototype, a saleable product, or a tool that helps solve a problem.  Learn more about the Village Workshop.

Council Meeting

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Jan. 3, 2017.

Northville's Facebook page

City Hall’s Facebook page is live

Be a follower on our facebook page. You will be able to see stories, photos and videos that will give you a heads-up on what’s going on in the city.  Plus, we want to hear from you. Share your photos and comments; ask questions.

Council Meeting

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Dec. 19, 2016.

Sue Campbell

Diversion program helps Northville’s youth steer away from problem behaviors

So many of us have been there as teens: getting in trouble with parents, teachers or the law due to bad choices. Whether that trouble involves underage drinking, illegal drugs, shoplifting, or smoking cigarettes, many teens are enticed by the allure of these risky behaviors. Fortunately, there is help through the Northville Youth Assistance (NYA) program's Diversion program.

Steve Heidt

City employee retires from department of public works after 27 years

As a retiree, Steve Heidt plans to balance work and relaxation. He will “work” on his hobbies, chiefly drag racing as well as rebuilding race car engines. His son Cody, a supervisor at the Northville Parks & Recreation Dept., often joins him in these pursuits. This winter, you’ll find Heidt in Florida until the last snowflake has melted in Michigan. Read about Steve's career with the City.

Dear Prudence storefront

Dear Prudence – a jewelry, gifts and women’s apparel boutique – opens in Northville

Women and people who shop for women will find a unique array of clothing, accessories and personal items at Dear Prudence, a new boutique store at 119 N. Center.

Northville Snow Plow

Winter snow – keeping Northville’s roads clear for safe driving

When the weather reports warn of winter storms and icy conditions, the Department of Public Works is ready. Response time is generally fast, but major storms can slow down the plowing service.

Graphic from Millage Flyer - What is an enhancement millage?

New Millage included on Winter Tax Bill

You may have noticed an increase on your 2017 Winter Tax Bill. This is due to a 2 mill increase which was approved by voters in November for the Wayne County Regional Education Services Agency (RESA).

Dr. Josh Howe Chiropractor

Dr. Josh Howe purchases Northville Chiropractic

There's a new practice in town that offers chiropractic services and health education. Josh Howe, DC, purchased the practice of Kathleen Rohlig, DC, who retired after 25 years at that location on 412 N. Center. Read more about Dr. Howe's practice.

Chris Van Dam

Retailers in Northville have the goods for a busy holiday shopping season

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 launched what Northville retailers foresee as a busy shopping season – drawing loyal customers and new shoppers from Northville and southeastern Michigan, and out-of-town visitors. With scores of unique stores, Northville is a destination for shopping, dining and walking around in the hip, historic downtown.

Holiday Lighted Parade

Holiday Lighted Parade delights crowd

Thousands of adults and children came to downtown Northville on Friday evening, Nov. 18, to see the Holiday Lighted Parade, an annual tradition for more than 20 years.

Mildred Madigan

Centurion finds plenty to celebrate as she turns 104

Mildred Madigan has seen a lot in her 104 years on earth, the majority of those years spent in Northville. A resident at Allen Terrace, Mildred was born in South Dakota on Nov. 15, 1912 and was one of four children.  Read Mildred Madigan's story.

Residential Street during autumn

Be ready for last leaf collection pick-up

Despite snow and the start of a winter season, there is some unfinished business – leaf collection.

Apartment Remodel

Singh remodels apartments at MainCentre

The handsome, four-story brick building at the corner of Main and Center St., has been a Northville landmark since the late 1980s, when Singh Development built it for mixed use: residential, retail, restaurants and professional office suites. Fast-forward 30-some years to 2016 – now the apartments are undergoing a full remodel from floors to cabinets, with new kitchens, bathrooms, appliances and more open spaces.  Read about the MainCentre apartments remodel.

Young couple in front of a VOTE sign

Heavy voter turnout in Northville kept polls busy all day long

Election Day 2016 on Tuesday, Nov. 8 started with a misty rain as hundreds of voters stood in line at both precincts in Northville to cast their ballots. There was a steady flow of voters throughout the day, with the majority coming, as expected, in the early morning and evening hours.  Read about Election Day in Northville and see more photos.

Council Meeting

City Council Update

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Nov. 7, 2016.


College students get ready to vote

Many young adults from Northville living on college campuses in Michigan and other states are getting ready to exercise one of the fundamental rights of democracy – casting their vote during the presidential election on Nov. 8. Read more about getting ready to vote in the Nov. 8 Election.

Fire Trucks

Northville Public Library celebrates 20th anniversary in current location

The Northville Public Library has turned the page on being at its current location for 20 years, after holding a public reception in mid October. What will the next chapter bring?  Learn more about the Northville Public Library.

Fire Trucks

Northville Public Library holds open house for its 20th anniversary in current location

The Northville Public Library hosted an open house on Sunday, Oct. 16, to celebrate the 20th anniversary at its current location. The event featured a scavenger hunt, a magician, face-painting and tattoos, balloon artists, crafts, and entertainment by the Northville High School Backbeat and Treblemakers Singers.  Northville Public Library's open house.

Fire Trucks

Gazebo garden spot draws visitors in for a break

The site of the former artesian well at Northville Road, north of 7 Mile, serves as a gateway to the city and is now flourishing thanks to an appealing landscape design and a labor of love by volunteer gardeners.

Fire Trucks

Northville City Fire Dept. to hold open houses and offer home fire safety reviews

Northville… In commemoration of Fire Prevention Week, the Northville City Fire Department (NCFD) will host open houses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 -15 at Station 1 in Northville, 215 W. Main; and Oct. 9 – 15 at Station 2 in Plymouth, 201 S. Main, where it also provides fire and EMS services.

Beautification Commission

Beautification commission enhances City with colorful flowers and plants

As you cruise through the city of Northville … on foot, on bike or by car … your eye is likely drawn to the colorful pots of flowers and in-ground plantings that grace every street in the downtown area and the entrances to this 149-year-old city.

Beautification Commission

Annual Beautification Commission luncheon honors the best gardens and landscape

The City of Northville and Northville Township co-hosted the 27th Annual Beautification Commission luncheon on Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Northville to recognize and honor nearly 50 winners of beautification awards.

Traci Sincock

Former City employee now heads Maybury State Park

Traci Sincock, newly appointed park Supervisor at Maybury State Park, is linked to the City of Northville in more ways than one and is using her connections and collaborations to create some exciting new offerings at the unique “urban park.”  Read about Traci's new appointment.

Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival

At the Heritage festival, Northville Parks and Rec volunteer Christian Aulepp, a Northville High School student and Rotary Interact volunteer, showed Ellie Faysal of Novi how the play giant kerplunk.

Mark Gasche

New director of Parks and Recreation Program hits the ground running

Mark Gasche has some heavy lifting to do as the new director of Parks and Recreation for the city and township of Northville.  Learn more about Mark, his experience, and plans in his new role.

Farmers' Market

To market, to market, to buy fresh fish, flowers, cheese, fruit and more

The Farmers' Market in Northville, held Thursdays from May 5 to Oct. 27 on the northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon, draws shoppers of all ages to feast their eyes on the colorful array of produce, flowers and hand-crafted items, and purchase farm-fresh items for their households. Check out the Northville Farmers' Market.

Crime Mapping logo

Crime mapping provides a snapshot of crimes in City of Northville

The City of Northville recently joined an online crime mapping system that coordinates with Oakland County’s CLEMIS system to show the location and type of crime that has occurred on a digital map within 24 hours after a police report has been filed.  Learn more about this new reporting system that enhances the transparency of the police department.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Meals on Wheels Program faces funding shortage

Northville seniors who participate in Meals on Wheels say they treasure the program that  provides a hot meal at lunchtime to seniors age 60 and older, Monday through Friday. Yet, cuts in funding continue and many seniors are concerned.  Read about the Meals on Wheels program.

Middle School Campers

Fifth graders get a jump on middle school at weeklong summer CAMP

Eighty 5th grade students who either need help in taking the next step to being in middle school or want to get a head start on the experience attended a weeklong summer CAMP program, Aug. 15-19, at Hillside and Meads Mill middle schools. Fifth grade CAMP story.

Sue Hooper Dedication Plaque

Dedication of Allen Terrace’s computer room to Sue Hooper draws family, residents and friends

Dozens of residents, family members and friends of the late Sue Hooper crowded into the computer room at Allen Terrace on Aug. 15 to talk about the bubbling personality, kindness and computer skills of the former president of the Northville Housing Commission at a celebration to honor her legacy and dedicate the room as The Sue Hooper Technology Center. Read about the dedication and Sue's legacy.

Wing St. near Cady

Roadwork gets underway this month

All the construction work that had motorists finding new ways to get around closed main roads and freeways in southeastern Michigan will be hitting closer to home for Northville residents and visitors as roads are repaved and new water mains are installed in four main sections of the City. Learn more about the upcoming roadwork, timeline and locations.

Northville Water Tower

Be aware of outdoor water use restrictions during hot, dry weather

The City of Northville regulates outdoor water usage year-round but it tends to be more of an issue during hot, dry weather when lawns are flagging and flowers, shrubbery and trees need additional water to stay vibrant. Please read about water use restrictions here.

Police Officers receiving Lifesaving Award

Three police officers recognized with Lifesaving Awards

Three City of Northville police officers, Peter Davis, David Randall and Matthew Duggins, were each recognized with a Lifesaving Award for heroic efforts performed while on duty in two separate incidents. Read about these dedicated officers and their lifesavings efforts.

Butch and Arlita

Red Dot: bringing together people, stories and coffee

Arlita Ibach and her husband Darrell (Butch) Ibach Jr. are empty-nesters and are now investing their time into another baby that constantly demands their attention - a budding business called Red Dot Coffee Co., at 505 N. Center St., next to Kroger.  Learn more about Red Dot Coffee.

Election Inspectors

Election inspectors talk about their roles on election day

With the general election coming up on Nov. 8, there is a need for election inspectors. To provide an overview of what the periodic job entails, we discussed the role with two inspectors who have worked at many elections. Read what the Election Inspectors have to say.

Chief Carlson

Responsiveness, ethical conduct and respect remain top values as community shows its support for City of Northville police

In the past several weeks the law enforcement community throughout the country has lost several lives and received numerous threats. These circumstances affect all police officers.  Chief Carlson's comments on the community's support.


Local youth practice firefighting skills at an intensive summer program for Explorers

Two teenagers and one young adult who are learning the ropes of firefighting through the City of Northville Fire Department’s Explorer program recently attended a firefighting and search-and-rescue training program at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) in Champaign, Ill. More on the Explorer program.


Absent voter ballots play an important role in elections

Voters can submit a request for an absent voter ballot up to 75 days before an election. The application for the primary election allows voters to request an absent voter ballot for the general election. This saves time because voters don’t have to submit two applications.  Absent Voter Ballot Article.


Fire Department Adds to Thermal Imaging Capabilities

The Northville City Fire Department (NCFD) has ordered two new thermal imaging cameras with video capabilities to help firefighters find the source of fire inside homes, offices, stores and other building interiors. The new cameras offer more advanced technology than the department’s two older interior thermal imaging cameras. Learn more about the Thermal Imaging Cameras.

Radar Display

City acquires new radar units for police cars and digital display for streets

The Northville Police Department has purchased a portable radar sign that can be mounted to traffic sign posts that displays the speed at which vehicles are driving. The Department also received approval by the City Council at its July 20 meeting to purchase six new radar units for police cars to replace older radar units that were failing.  Read more about the radar units and digital displays.

Council Meeting

City Council meetings now available online

Video recordings of City Council meetings are now available to view on demand.  Meetings are typically posted the day after the City Council Meeting.  Click here to access Council Videos.