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PAGE 4                                                         ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                             May 25, 2023

                                                   INKSTER - NORTHVILLE
                                                   INKSTER - NORTHVILLE

        Subdivision gaslights could soon be extinguished

           The fate of the gas lights in the  annual fee of $2,000 to  location; 2) Use an alternative
        Pheasant Hills subdivision in  Consumers Power to clean and   energy source, such as solar or                           ”
        Northville will be considered at  service the lights along with the  electric or 3) Keep the gas-lit wall  DTE Energy said it will maintain
        an upcoming meeting of the     gas fuel used. Consumers Power  sconces but replace the gas-lit
        Home Owners Association (HOA)  officials have notified the city  pole lights with electric lights.      the electric light poles as long as the
        and representatives from the city  that the residential gas-light com-  With each of the options, there      electricity cost is covered.
        Department of Public Works.    ponent of service is ending.   are associated costs that the city
           City DPW Director Mike      Although there is no set timeline,  and the home owners association
        Domine told the members of the  the utility has cut back on servic-  representatives will need to dis-
        Northville City Council recently  es provided under the contract  cuss. Domine said the city may  cost is covered.         Councilmembers took no action
        that four of the 52 poles in the  with the city.              be able to provide a low-interest  The homeowners association  as the next step in resolving the
        area are broken and the district  Domine presented three      loan to the association to convert  paid for the poles and installa-  issue is a meeting with the entire
        also includes 12 gas-lit wall  options for councilmembers to  the lights. DTE Energy said it  tion of the gas lights through a  membership of the homeowners
        sconces. Under a current       consider: 1) add an external   will maintain the electric light  special assessment more than 10  association and the city DPW to
        arrangement, the city pays an  meter to every pole and sconce  poles as long as the electricity  years ago, officials said.  discuss the options.
                                                                                     County offering porch

                                                                                     repairs to city residents

                                                                                        The Wayne County Land Bank is looking  ment from the agency.
                                                                                     to enroll residents of the City of Inkster in a  Applications will be reviewed on a first-
                                                                                     porch repair program funded by the Wayne  come first-serve basis. Incomplete applica-
                                                                                     County Land Bank and the Michigan State  tions will not be considered, officials cau-
                                                                                     Housing Development Authority.        tioned.
                                                                                        The program will provide repairs on the  To obtain an application access
                                                                                     front of Inkster homes, including but not…>porch proj-
                                                                                     limited to roofing, steps, and railings. The  ect. The mailing address to return the
                                                                                     porch repair program is for owner-occu-  application is Wayne County Land Bank,
                                                                                     pied, single-family homes that are in good  Attn: Joe Russel 500 Griswold, Floor 28,
                                                                                     standing with their property tax and mort-  Detroit, MI, 48226.
                                                                                     gage payments. The project cost is not to  Questions about the program require-
                                                                                     exceed $10,000 and the owner must agree  ments or application process, Russel at
                                                                                     to live in their home for five years following or (313) 967-
                                                                                     the repairs, according to a prepared state-  0031.

           Above and beyond                                                          Water tower is on schedule

           Northville Mayor Brian Turnbull, above, presents a proclamation to Ofc. Peter  Construction of the Northville   est standards they added in a socila media
           Davis named Officer of the Year as City Manager George Lahanas looks on. The  Township water tower at Legacy Park in  post and will be completed on schedule.
           award was based on Davis’ contributions to the department in 2021, including  Northville Township is on schedule and  The tower is anticipated to benefit the
           “being a team player, taking on overtime willingly, and having a positive attitude”  proceeding rapidly, according to township  community and provide “safe and reliable
           officials said. Due to an illness, Davis was on medical leave for most of 2022 and  officials. The tower will be built to the high-  water to all residents for years to come.”
           returned to the department in April 2023. Proclamations were also presented by
           Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki, State Rep. Matt Koleszar and State
           Senator Rosemary Bayer.  Fellow members of the Northville City Police
           Department, below, congratulate Davis on his award. Ofc. Bassem Karkaba, Capt.       To subscribe to The Eagle visit
           Greg Hannewald, Ofc. Frank Cerulla, Davis, Sgt. Andrew Kirby and Police Chief
           Alan Maciag celebrate the honor.

                              CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF NORTHVILLE
                          ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS – PUBLIC HEARING
                                     June 21, 2023 – 7:00 PM
          The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold a public hearing at the Northville Township Municipal Office Building, located
          at 44405 Six Mile Road, Northville MI. The ZBA will consider variance requests to Chapter 170, Zoning Ordinance as follows:
          • 19856 Meadowbrook Rd. - Article 3.2(C),(D) General Use Provisions
          • 15375 Fry Ave. - Article 31.5(B)(2) - Fences
          The public is invited to attend this public hearing and express their comments or ask questions. Plans are available for viewing
          at the Township between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments will be received by the ZBA at
          44405 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168 no later than 12:00 PM on the day of the above meeting.
          Paul Slatin, Chair
          Zoning Board of Appeals
          Publish: May 25, 2023                                        NT0217 - 052523  2.5 x 2.313

                                     REGULAR MEETING
                              CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF NORTHVILLE
                                     BOARD OF TRUSTEES
         DATE:  Thursday, May 18, 2023
         TIME:   7:00 p.m.
         PLACE:  44405 Six Mile Road
         CALL TO ORDER:  Supervisor Abbo called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
         PRESENT:      Mark Abbo, Supervisor   Mindy Herrmann, Trustee
                       Cynthia Jankowski, Clerk   Roger Lundberg, Trustee
                       Jason Rhines, Treasurer   Christopher Roosen, Trustee
         ABSENT:       Scott Frush, Trustee
         1. Agendas:
            A. Regular Agenda and the Consent Agenda items – Approved
         2. Appointments, Presentations, Resolutions & Announcements:
            A. Plante Moran Audit Presentation – Presented & Approved
            B. Landfill Working Committee Report – No Report
            C. National Police Week Recognition Resolution – Presented & Approved
         3. Public Hearing: None
         4. Brief Public Comments: None
         5. New Business:
            A. Budget Amendment #2023-3 – Approved
            B. Millennium Park Restroom Building Improvements – Approved
            C. Temporary Sign Request – Northville Garden Walk – Approved
            D. Draft Master Plan Distribution – Approved
            E. Fleis and Vanderbrink – Change Order Request – Approved
            F. Asbestos Abatement Inc. – Change Order Request – Removed Item
            G. Radio Tower and Consoles for the New Police/Fire Bldg. – Approved
            H. Real Estate Purchase Agreement – Approved
            I. Resolution – Proposed Legacy Park Spending Plan – Approved
         6. Unfinished Business: None
         7. Ordinances: None
         8. Check Registry:
            A. In the amount of $ 3,642,280.75 for the period of April 8, 2023 to May 5, 2023. – Approved
         9. Board Communication & Reports:
            A. Mark Abbo, Cynthia Jankowski, Jason Rhines, Mindy Herrmann, Roger Lundberg, Christopher Roosen, Todd Mutchler
         10. Any other business for the Board of Trustees: None
         11. ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.
         A draft of the meeting minutes will be available May 31, 2023.
         Respectfully submitted:
         Mark Abbo, Supervisor
         Cynthia Jankowski, Clerk                                      NT0218 - 052523  2.5 x 5.2
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