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City Council Update

Highlights from City Council Meeting, August 6, 2018

Public comments
Bill Flohr, a member of the coaching staff for Northville High School Varsity Baseball, inquired about renting Ford Field in May 2019 for a fundraising concert to benefit low-income veterans in need of housing. The special events policy currently requires that events in Ford Field must rent one year in advance to avoid conflicting events with nearby Mill Race Village. City Council will look into amending the policy to allow events to be held in less than one year if Mill Race Village has no events on that date.

Spectrum fest – A fundraiser for the Living and Learning Center was approved by City Council for Sept. 8, from noon to 10 p.m. Held in downtown Northville, it will feature four bands and local restaurants and brew pubs selling food and drinks. The event will raise awareness and funds for the center that offers a range of supportive services to youth and young adults with autism.

Fish Hatchery Park – City Council approved an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) with Wayne County for two fiscal years, 2015-16 and 2016-17, of Park Millage Fund allocations, in the amount of $100,000 total, to be used for the Fish Hatchery Park Retaining Wall Repair project. The funds will help pay for replacement of a portion of the retaining wall that separates a pond from the Johnson Creek in Fish Hatchery Park. The measure will prevent the collapse of the wall, which would cause dirt and other sediment from the pond to flow into the creek. Because attempts to obtain grant funding from various organizations did not materialize over the past two years, the scope of the project was downsized and the total amount of $159,016 is being funded by the Wayne County Park Millage Funds. Contracts were awarded to SME, of Plymouth, for design and engineering, and TSP Environmental, of Redford, for removal and construction of 40 linear feet of the retaining wall.

Revised date for next City Council meeting – Due to the Labor Day holiday and a room scheduling conflict on the following day, the next meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Council Chambers.


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