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PAGE 8                                                         ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                          October 11, 2018


        Demolition of school meets city opposition

           Plans to demolish Main Street  four homes and reserve a por-  Gallagher argued that language  city and that this development  ate respect for historic districts.
        School in downtown Northville  tion of the land for parking for  in the Michigan Revised School  was overwhelmingly favored by  She urged the members of the
        and construct four or five luxury  Old Village School, located next  Code and case law would  the school community.        historic commission to “give the
        homes went awry during the reg-  door to the site at 501 East Main  exempt the district from the  One resident reminded the  school district a fair shake” and
        ular city council meeting Oct. 1.  St.                        requirement    of   Historic  council members that the possi-  noted that just because some-
           The Northville Public Schools  During the meeting, members  Commission approval. She, and  bility of the school building  thing is historic, there are other
        board members have been        of the council voted 5-0 to have  others, stressed that a prolonged  becoming an attractive nuisance  factors to be considered in
        accepting plans and bids to    city attorney Robert Marzano   legal batter between the city and  like the Northville Psychiatric  preservation.
        demolish the 81-year-old school  legally challenge the authority of  the school district could contin-  Hospital existed and the build-  Council President Ken Roth
        building expected to sell for  the school district to demolish  ue for several years and be  ing could begin to draw curious  reminded the audience that the
        about $1.3 million. There have  the school building without the  expensive for both entities.  trespassers.                question was not whether Main
        been multiple bids and plans for  approval of the Historic District  She said that voting to litigate  Mayor Pro tem Nancy Darga  Street School should be demol-
        the site submitted by developers  Commission.                 the matter would cause an     agreed that spending tax money  ished but rather the issue of the
        to the school officials. The cur-  Superintendent of Northville  undue financial hardship on  in legal battles was not desirable  authority of the Historic District
        rent developer plans to erect  Public Schools May Kay         both the school district and the  but noted that she had a passion-  Commission.
        Young artists exhibit work

           The Northville Art House will present  for purchase to support the First
        the third annual Young Artist Juried Art  Presbyterian Youth Group Mission trip
        Fair, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday,  to Puerto Rico next July.
        Nov. 17, at The First Presbyterian       There is a suggested donation of $3 at
        Church of Northville, 200 E. Main St.   the door to the Young Artist Juried Art
           More than 30 young artists, ranging in  Fair. Those younger than 12 are admit-
        grades 2 - 12, will showcase their diverse  ted at no cost.
        artistic talents and be selling their origi-  Closing the event will be musical
        nal artwork during the one-day indoor  guest Neil Woodward, Michigan's
        fair. Featured work will include: acrylic,  Troubadour who will present a tour
        watercolor, illustrations, jewelry, mixed  through Great Lakes with music and sto-
        media, fiber art, photography and much  ries.
        more.                                    Tickets are on sale now to see Neil
           The Northville Strings Students will  Woodward at the Northville Art House;  Jennie Wei, 13, displays some of her watercolors which will be for sale at the Northville
        open the Art Fair with a performance   $5 for those 14 and younger and $7 for  Art House Young Artist Juried Art Fair.
        from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.                adults. All proceeds go to help fund the  and events. Contact the Northville Art  0497 or go to http://northvilleart
           Lunch and snacks will be available  Northville Art House outreach programs  House for more information at (248) 344-
                                       Home invasion suspect arrested, charged

                                          Wayne County Prosecutor     tem at a residence in the 16600  police reports. The resident told  ful imprisonment and three
                                       Kym Worthy has charged Erik    block of Winchester Drive.    officers that he struggled with the  counts of attempted kidnapping.
                                       Daniel Brumley, 46, of South     When officers arrived, the res-  intruder who dropped the    Brumley was arraigned on the
                                       Lyon, in connection with the   ident explained that he had   weapon and then fled the scene.  charges Oct. 6, the 34th District
                                       home invasion and an assault on  heard noise in the home and    Police said that investigation  Court in Romulus and his bond
                                       a resident in Northville       went to investigate, discovering  by the Northville Township  set at $1 million, cash, no 10 per-
                                       Township.                      an unknown man in the home.   police led to arrest of Brumley as  cent provision and no contact
                                          According to police reports,  The resident told officers that  a suspect in the incident.  with the victims.
                                       Northville Township officers   when he confronted the intruder,  Brumley has been charged     His next court appearance is
                                       responded to a 911 call at 5:54  the suspect brandished a weapon  with home invasion - first degree,  scheduled for Oct. 19, at the 35th
                    Erik Daniel Brumley  a.m. Oct. 3 and a home alarm sys-  and assaulted him, according to  three counts of attempted unlaw-  District Court in Plymouth.
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