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City Council Update

Highlights from City Council Meeting, December 4, 2017

Snow removal contract awarded – City Council approved a contract with Premium Lawn Solutions, of Ann Arbor, for $8,440 to clear 14 City-owned lots during snow events of at least four inches. The cost covers four snowfalls. Additional snow plowing will be charged at $2,105 per event. This price holds for the duration of the three-year contract.

Transportation for ski club approved – The Parks and Recreation Dept. won City Council approval to continue using Trinity Transportation to transport 200 middle school and high school students from the Recreation Center at Hillside to the Mount Brighton Ski Area for the Ski and Snowboard Club’s weekly trips. The new three-year contract will charge $599 per motor coach in the first year, $617 in the second year and $635 in the third. There is also a $100 cancellation fee and $250 turn-around fee.

Website redesign contract approved – The City of Northville’s website will be redesigned using the services of Civic Live, of Kansas City, MO. City Council approved a contract for $14,400 with a $2,000 onsite training component. The City’s website is at least 10 years old and will be updated using responsive design, flexible forms, larger photos and an improved navigation system. Staff will be trained in using a content management system, which will save costs by not having to outsource copy placement and layout changes.

Easement amendment for new restaurant – City County approved easement changes that will allow Campus & Associates, the new owners of 158-160 E. Main St., to temporarily remove the City-owned cables that are affixed to the west wall facing Town Square so they can add windows and a balcony door. The building is being renovated to open as a Sicilian restaurant. The owners will reinstall cables after the work is finished – all done at their own expense. In the spring, the owners will replant ivy on that wall. In addition, a taller fence will replace an existing fence in the back of the restaurant. The Historic District Commission (HDC) approved the project on Oct. 18 and the owners expect final approval from the Planning Commission at its Dec. 5 meeting.

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