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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 Monday.

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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