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Northville To Repaint Lines on City Streets

Northville will join in a contract with R. S. Contracting, Inc., under a bid offered to the City of Novi.

The city of Northville will join in a contract with R. S. Contracting, Inc., under a bid offered to the city of Novi for repainting the lines on street pavement.

Northville's city council approved the contract, which will cost the city $9,579, at its meeting Monday night.

The areas to be repainted, which range from center lines to crosswalks and bike lanes, are:

  • Taft Road from Eight Mile to the city limits
  • Randolph Street from Eight Mile to Center Street
  • North Center Street from Eight Mile to the North city limits
  • East Main Street from Hutton to Griswold
  • North Center Street from Dunlap Street to Eight Mile Road
  • South Center Street from Cady Street to Seven Mile Road
  • Baseline Road from Center Street to Old Novi Road
  • Elm Street from High Street to E. High Street
  • Orchard Street from West Main Street to Seven Mile Road
  • Wing Street from Fairbrook Street to Seven Mile Road
  • South Main Street from East Main to East Cady streets
  • West Dunlap from North Wing to North Center streets
  • Hutton Street from Dunlp to Rayson streets
  • Rayson/Horton streets from Hutton to Lake streets
  • West Main Street from Rogers Street to the west city limits

"In the past, the City of Northville has bid out its own pavement marking work, but it is able to obtain as good as, or perhaps slightly better prices this year by attaching to the Novi bid," public works director James Gallogly said in city documents.

R. S. Contracting, Inc. of Casco has performed this work for the city before. The contract specifies that the work be done by June 30.

"Their work is considered to be very good, with several surrounding communities using their services has long shared services with several other local governments, especially Northville Township," Gallogly said.

The effort to combine services with other local government is not new to Northville, said city manager Patrick Sullivan. Reporting it to the state to comply with Gov. Rick Snyder's best practices funding mandate is.

"Basically, what the state did is cut what we were already getting by a third," he said.

Sullivan explained that one of the state's best practices is to increase shared services. The best case scenario is to receive two-thirds of its previous funding by reporting shared services to the state.

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