Brennan is directing the hose toward the blaze; while Lucas supports the hose further down the line.
Training keeps Explorers at cutting-edge of new firefighting tactics and technology
07/26/2018
Training keeps Explorers at cutting-edge of new firefighting tactics and technology Every summer, the Northville City Fire Department sends a group of Explorers – young adults and teens interested in becoming firefighters – to the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign for intense training in firefighting and rescue skills. Two Explorers, Lucas Calandro, 19, and Brennan Mikel, 18, attended the Explorer Cadet Fire Academy in July. They were joined by Post Advisor Shari Allen and former Explorer Paul McKeever, now serving in the Air Force. The four-day event serves some 400 people, mostly from nearby states. The students are divided into a basic or advanced group depending on their skill level and prior training. Lucas, in his fourth year with the Explorers, participated in the advanced class and practiced training with live fire.
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Days and times to water your lawn and garden
07/10/2018
There is an error in the summer issue of Northville Matters, which states that “Residents with automatic sprinkler systems or who connect a hose to the City water system may water their grass between midnight and 5 a.m. on odd or even days of the month, based on your house address.” Those who water their lawn and landscaping manually can water between 11 a.m. and midnight on odd/even days, based on their address. We are sorry for this misinformation.
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Hot weather is driving water usage to a high point
07/10/2018
Hot weather is driving water usage to a high point In July, with temperatures in the 90s and a lack of rain, lawns and gardens are getting thirsty. Many residents of Northville are responding by watering on days and times that violate the outdoor water usage ordinance. The City uses an odd/even watering system where homes with addresses that end in odd numbers can only water on odd days: 1st, 3rd, etc., while addresses that end in an even number can only water on even days: 2nd, 4th, etc. People with automatic sprinkler systems can only water between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., following the odd/even rules. Those who water manually with a hose (not attached to a timer or connected to an underground irrigation system), can do so between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 a.m., also adhering to the odd/even rules.
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The parade is a summer hit in Northville
07/05/2018
The Northville Independence Day parade captures the small-town charm of the city, with more marchers than floats. Neighbors and friends wave and call out to people they recognize who are part of the parade. It’s not uncommon for some of the parade participants to stop and give a friend a hug along the route.
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Photo by Liz Cezat: This photo was taken prior to the unveiling.
Addition of 2 EV Charging Stations
07/05/2018
Northville adds two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations A ribbon-cutting event was held June 28 to usher in two parking spaces for electric vehicles only, which features up to three hours of free electric "fuel" in the parking lot behind 120 W. Main. Northville Mayor Ken Roth was among the ribbon-cutters, aided by Lori Ward, director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Manfred Schon, CEO of Up2Go, a cloud-based project management firm. City Council members Sam Ekong, Patrick Giesa and Marilyn Price also attended.
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Tunes on Tuesday gets the audience dancing
06/27/2018
On Tuesday, June 26, Chris Clark performed and led the audience – including toddlers and young children – in dancing and singing to hits such as Watch me (whip/nae nae) and the now classic Macarena. The free summer concert series for families is managed by Northville Parks and Recreation, and sponsored by the DDA, Ward Church and Community Financial Credit Union. (Individual concerts have additional sponsors.) It’s held from 10:30 to noon at Northville Town Square (rain location is at Genitti’s, 108 E. Main).
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Officer Davis engages kids in a discussion about ways to stay safe.
Safety Town helps children learn about traffic and personal safety
06/27/2018
Safety Town helps children learn about traffic and personal safety Games, talks, videos, and “driving” around a mini town are some of the teaching tools used during Safety Town, an educational program managed by the Northville Parks and Recreation Dept. It attracts nearly 200 children who are age 5 or entering kindergarten in fall 2018. There are still openings for the weeks of July 16 and 23.
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Roads repair and replacement ballot proposal will be put to voters in November
06/19/2018
Roads repair and replacement ballot proposal will be put to voters in November At the general election on Nov. 6, 2018, voters in the City of Northville will be asked to decide on a ballot proposal for the issuance of a $3,050,000 Street Improvement Bond, paid for over 10 years, to replace and repair a segment of the City’s roads and provide upgraded maintenance to slow the rate of deterioration. (See official ballot language at the end of this article.) An assessment of the City’s streets made in a 2016-17 report by the engineering firm Spalding DeDecker reported that 46.5% were in “poor” condition and 20.8% were in “fair” condition. Engineers estimate at the end of 10 years, the bond program would increase the amount of streets rated as “good” from 32.7% to 63.1% and streets rated as “poor” would decrease from 46.5% to 34.1%.
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Northville Police Department now at full strength with 13 police officers
05/23/2018
Melissa Vernon didn’t have to wrestle with her decision to leave the big-city police department of Detroit to join the ranks of the Northville Police Dept., where the pace is slower and more about assisting people in need – such as a car accident or life-saving event. Her prowess as a former student-athlete wrestler makes her ready and equipped to handle whatever comes her way.
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Mayor Roth’s State of the Community speech covers topics from roads to new development
04/26/2018
City of Northville Mayor Ken Roth provided a comprehensive overview of the City’s challenges and opportunities during the annual State of the Community, April 18, at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center.
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The vision of Jay Wendt will continue to serve the city as new developments take shape
04/25/2018
What would prompt a business owner to invest 40 years of his free time as a volunteer to the City of Northville to ensure that builders and developers abide by ordinances? For Jay Wendt, retiring chair of the Planning Commission, it was based on an affinity for the city and a belief that new development should enhance a city.
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Survey results show that people like our communications but there’s room for improvement
04/25/2018
A communications survey conducted from March 7 to April 13 received 234 responses. The reason for the survey was to learn whether people are reading City News, a weekly e-newsletter; and Northville Matters, a quarterly print newsletter mailed to all city residents; and whether people are following us on Facebook and Twitter. Of each of these formats and platforms, we asked respondents what they liked about it and how we could improve.
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St. Patty’s Day party at Community Center brings out the Irish in everyone
03/20/2018
Sixty-six seniors from Northville and nearby communities celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at a festive party sponsored by Northville Senior Adult Services on March 16 at the Northville Community Center. Many wore unique clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories in shades of green or studded with glitter to show their affinity to the Irish during a holiday that sparks fun and fanfare in the United States.
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Northville City Manager takes helm of MME professional association for 2018
02/12/2018
Northville City Manager Pat Sullivan is the new president of Michigan Municipal Executives (MME), leading an association that represents approximately 300 Michigan municipal managers. He served as president-elect in 2017 and has been a member for 28 years.
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New Housing Director at Allen Terrace Enjoys Working with Seniors
02/08/2018
The new housing director who manages the Allen Terrace senior apartment complex on High Street started her new job just before a cold snap of single-digit temperatures, and got to know the residents more quickly since no one wanted to venture outside.
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Jim Gallogly retires as DPW director
12/27/2017
When asked what he does, Jim Gallogly, director of the Department of Public Works, quips that he’s the town janitor.
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Seniors have fun at Thanksgiving luncheon event
11/21/2017
An early Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed by 100 seniors who gathered at the Northville Community Center at noon on Nov. 15 for this lively annual event sponsored by Northville Senior Adult Services.
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Northville launches Storyville - Holiday stories that warm the heart on cold winter days & nights
11/14/2017
StoryVille - taped recordings of holiday stories by local celebrities and civic leaders – comes to downtown Northville the weekend of Nov. 18 with a kick-off ceremony at noon in Town Square.
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Retirement party for Sherry Necelis features good wishes
10/31/2017
Nearly all 100 residents of Allen Terrace joined with guests from the City – including Northville Mayor Ken Roth, City Council Member Marilyn Price and City Manager Pat Sullivan to say goodbye to Sherry Necelis
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Main Street School
"No appeal" is being advised for Main Street School demolition
The City has done all that we can reasonably do to uphold our Historic Preservation Ordinance and the State Historic Preservation Statute.
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