City Council Update
Highlights from the City Council Meeting July 5, 2017
Due to the
Independence Day holiday, the meeting was held Wednesday instead of
There were no public comments.
Beck Road reconstruction project
– City Council approved payment of $70,000 to the City of Novi as the
City of Northville’s cost of the road project for its jurisdiction of
the east portion of 8 Mile within the City limits. Both lanes between 8
Mile and 9 Mile will be rebuilt with a center turn lane in the Novi
portion, new aggregate base, concrete curbs and gutter, guardrail
installation and shoulder work.
The Northville Parks and
Recreation Department is one step closer to being under the
administrative domain of Northville Township rather than the City of
Northville. City Council approved this change, considering the growth of
the Parks and Rec. Dept. in recent years – with more than 100 employees,
including part-time and seasonal workers, and a $2.2 million annual
budget. As such, it requires greater administrative service support,
which the Township can provide. The level of services provided by Parks
and Rec. to the City, including senior services, will remain unchanged.
Pending a vote from Township Board of Trustees, the administrative
transfer will occur on Jan. 1, 2018.
An older water main
will be relocated on the property of 300 Wing Court, owned by
Ryan McKindles, to allow for residential building. The relocation
provides for an upgrade to a six-inch pipe from the current four-inch
pipe, which also improves water pressure for the Northville Fire
Department. The City will pay $12,000 of the cost with McKindles paying
the equivalent of $4,000 to dig the trench and pay for easement
documentation. City Council approved the plan and directed DPW Director
James Gallogly to write a letter of understanding.
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