City Council Update
Highlights from the City Council Meeting on November 5, 2018
There were no public comments.
Audit report –
Plante and Moran gave a presentation on the audit of the fiscal year
that ended June 30, 2018. Of note, more money was allocated to paying
legacy costs. While DPW costs went down, other administrative costs
rose. Overall, the budget was on track and got high marks from the audit
team. The budget schedule was set for 2019, with the goals/objectives
meeting on Jan. 14, and two other meetings slated for April 11 and April
18, all at 6:30 p.m., in Council chambers.
Redevelopment Authority was established after a resolution was
approved by the City Council, which held a public hearing at Monday’s
meeting. Naming of the six-member board is slated for the Nov. 19
A sanitary sewer agreement between the
City of Northville, Northville Township and Wayne County’s WTUA (Western
Townships Utilities Authority) was reached and approved by City Council.
The agreement pertains to flow involving homes in the City and township
that connect to the other municipality's sewer system.
agreement clarified the cost – each of those homeowners will pay the
other municipality’s set fee without the township’s readiness charge;
and each municipality is responsible for the pipes leading from the
homes located in their area. Flow from the township now goes through
WTUA (to Ypsilanti) while the City’s flow continues to go to the Rouge
Valley. The new agreement alters the initial one made in 1993, and was
prompted by the township’s new contract with WTUA.
Communications – Mayor Roth noted that a former City of
Northville Housing Commissioner,
Genie Nehs, died and said “She was a good friend of the City and
will definitely be missed.” The mayor encouraged people to “Get out and
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