A recap of the Jan. 22, 2019 meeting
Posted on 01/23/2019
City Council meetings are held at City Hall.Highlights from the Jan. 22 meeting  

Reallocation of CDBG funds – City Council approved the application to Oakland County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to reprogram federal funds for seniors, directing $6,000 toward replacing interior apartment doors at Allen Terrace, a City-owned apartment building for seniors. 

City Council also approved reallocation of $3,821 from Wayne County’s CDBG, previously slated for Senior Center programming and administration, to be used toward replacing PTAC units (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioning) at Allen Terrace.

Public comment was invited on both of the grant applications; none was received. 

Community Recreation Plan – City Council passed a resolution adopting a 2019-2023 Community Recreation Plan, which had been approved by the Northville Parks and Recreation Commission. While Parks and Recreation is a shared service between the City and Township, each jurisdiction must file its own five-year plan. City Council requested Parks and Recreation Director Mark Gasche explore funding to build four outdoor pickleball courts as a capital improvement, following a presentation made to City Council by pickleball “ambassador” Tom Berry, of 239 High St., who noted the sport was the fastest growing in the community and the country. 

SMART specialized services contract – Council approved the Specialized Service Contract with SMART to provide $2,488 in FY2019. The City maintains its own application with SMART to obtain funding toward senior transportation. When received, the funds will go to the township, which is the administrator of the Northville Parks and Recreation Dept. The department manages the program – hiring drivers for the SMART buses, conducting scheduling and making sure the transportation service is meeting the needs of seniors and disabled individuals. 

Right-of-way permits – City Council made application to obtain a blanket permit from Wayne County to perform work throughout the year in the county’s right-of-way located within City limits. 

New custodial service at City Hall – A new contact was approved with DM Burr Group, of Flint, in the amount of $25,484.92 for the first year – which can be renewed for two additional years for the same price, terms and conditions. Clean-up of City Hall using the new contractor will begin in mid-February. 

Goals and Objectives meeting rescheduled – The Council established Monday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall as the meeting to discuss goals and objectives for the upcoming year. 

There were no general public comments. 

FY=fiscal year (In the City, the fiscal year of 2019 covers July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.)

Watch the video here