Welcome to Quality Living

Northville is a lively city, with a 150-year old history, that offers beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant business district, first-rate schools and city services, historic buildings and settings, and plenty of parks and trails for relaxing, enjoying nature and staying active.

The city embraces its heritage with historic buildings in downtown Northville, neighborhoods that feature 19th Century homes, and unique historical sites.

Specialty shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and intriguing landmarks abound in the walkable downtown.

If you’re looking for green space, you’ll find it at the city’s numerous parks and trails – many with woods, ponds and rivers. Children and adults alike can explore and exercise in acres of green space – perfect for walking and running. City roads have plenty of bike lanes for leisure and serious bikers.

Come to Northville to experience all that makes this city a destination for quality living.


City Council

Days and times to water your lawn and garden

There is an error in the summer issue of Northville Matters, which states that “Residents with automatic sprinkler systems or who connect a hose to the City water system may water their grass between midnight and 5 a.m. on odd or even days of the month, based on your house address.” Those who water their lawn and landscaping manually can water between 11 a.m. and midnight on odd/even days, based on their address. We are sorry for this misinformation.

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City Council

Roads repair and replacement ballot proposal will be put to voters in November

At the general election on Nov. 6, 2018, voters in the City of Northville will be asked to decide on a ballot proposal for the issuance of a $3,050,000 Street Improvement Bond, paid for over 10 years, to replace and repair a segment of the City’s roads and provide upgraded maintenance to slow the rate of deterioration. (See official ballot language at the end of this article.)

An assessment of the City’s streets made in a 2016-17 report by the engineering firm Spalding DeDecker reported that 46.5% were in “poor” condition and 20.8% were in “fair” condition. Engineers estimate at the end of 10 years, the bond program would increase the amount of streets rated as “good” from 32.7% to 63.1% and streets rated as “poor” would decrease from 46.5% to 34.1%.

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City Council

Northville Police Department now at full strength with 13 police officers

Melissa Vernon didn’t have to wrestle with her decision to leave the big-city police department of Detroit to join the ranks of the Northville Police Dept., where the pace is slower and more about assisting people in need – such as a car accident or life-saving event. Her prowess as a former student-athlete wrestler makes her ready and equipped to handle whatever comes her way.

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City Council

Historic District Commission Architect Position Vacancy

City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill the vacant Architect position on the Historic District Commission (HDC).

Applicants must be a resident of the City for two years, a registered voter, and have a professional degree in architecture plus at least two years of full time experience in architecture or a state license to practice architecture. Education in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning or a closely related field, or full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects is preferred, but not a prerequisite.

HDC members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, and serve as the body that reviews work in the Historic District to carry out the procedures set forth in the City of Northville’s historic preservation ordinance, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

The Historic District Commission meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall. More information about the HDC, and the City’s historic preservation ordinance is available on the City’s website.

Applications are available here or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167. Completed applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s office, which also contacts applicants to schedule interviews with the Selection Committee. All applications will be kept on file for future consideration. Applications accepted until June 25, 2018.

   
City Council

Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy

City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill an upcoming vacant alternate member position on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) carries out the provisions in Article 25 of the City of Northville Zoning Ordinance, and also considers any other matters upon which the BZA is called upon to act under law or other ordinances.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Applicants must be residents of the City of Northville for at least two years and be registered to vote in the City.

Applications are available on the City of Northville’s website or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167. Completed applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s office, which also contacts applicants to schedule interviews with the Selection Committee. All applications will be kept on file for future consideration. Applications accepted until June 21, 2018.

   
   

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