Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What do you think should go at the site of the former Northville psychiatric hospital?
A recent step brings Northville Township closer to demolition of the former psychiatric hospital on Seven Mile Road and closer to beginning the $82.6 million master plan for its redevelopment. The Northville Township board of trustees approved last week the spending of an additional $288,000 from the township's general fund so the former psychiatric hospital’s powerhouse could be safely demolished. The recreational redevelopment plans for the property include a community center, picnic areas and an energy park with a solar field and wind turbine. However, nothing is final and the plans remain up for discussion. Northville Patch reader John said in his comment on a previous story that a place for outdoor performances should be considered. "…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Northville Township Board of Trustees approved an additional $288,000 for demolition of former psychiatric hospital’s powerhouse.
The Northville Township Board of Trustees approved using money from it’s general fund to have asbestos removed by hand from the former psychiatric hospital’s powerhouse. Last week, the Board of Trustees approved the spending of an additional $288,000 from the general fund, according to the Observer & Eccentric, so the structure could be safely demolished. During the State of the Community address in April, Township Supervisor Robert Nix told the audience that an additional $350,000 to $400,000 had been added to the cost of the demolition when asbestos was found on the property. The demolition project is in part funded by a grant, but Nix said the township plans to use the revenue acquired by the REIS development on the property -- the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix presented updates on the township at the State of the Community Luncheon Wednesday.
The township has a positive fund balance, Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix said to applause from his fellow township trustees at the annual State of the Community Luncheon Wednesday. "We're here because of a lot of dedicated work by our predecessors," he said at the luncheon at Meadowbrook Country Club. He said the board members of 2007 cut costs and did everything they could to ensure the township had a future. The community is growing and the township is developing into a place where people want to live, he said. "We're realizing the fruits of that right now," he said. One of the accomplishments of the past year for the township was acquiring $1.1 million in federal grants, he said. The township has a designated grant …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The city and township offices are closed today for Good Friday.
Northville City Hall and Northville Township offices are closed all day today in observance of Good Friday. The government offices will reopen 8 a.m. Monday.
Friday, November 2, 2012
And do you plan to vote in favor of or against the proposed school technology bond?
Voters in Northville voters will have several important choices to make on Nov. 6. They'll select who will sit on the board that will make key decisions impacting their school district. Township voters will pick the folks who will sit on its board of trustees and vote on important issues like what to do with the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility site and Seven Mile Property. Here's a list of profiles compiled by Northville Patch of the five candidates vying for one of three seats on the school board: Here's a list of the five candidates vying for one of four seats on Northville Township's Board of Trustees: Who do you plan to vote for and why? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below or email your Letter to the Editor to …
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Friday, November 2, 2012
- The following Letter to Editor was submitted by Marjorie Banner, current Northville Township trustee and soon-to-be township treasurer. I would like to encourage the residents of Northville Township to vote for Fred Shadko for Township Trustee. I have worked closely with Fred over the last six years, during which time he spearheaded the citizens group to fight off annexation of the 7 Mile property, devoted his time to passage of Township millages, created dog parks for our community, and became videographer and later a commissioner on the Township Historic District Commission. These activities were all done while working full time as an information technology manager in the automobile industry with responsibility for schedules and …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Though the use was approved Tuesday night, certain conditions still apply.
Triumph Church, with sites throughout Metro Detroit, has gotten the green light from Northville Township's Planning Commission on a special land use request. The church, which owns property on Beck Road north of Five Mile Road, now has clearance as a religious institution. The Planning Commission approved the land use, and special conditions, at a Tuesday night meeting. At the meeting, and earlier ones held by the commission, the group heard from concerned residents. Some said they were concerned about increased traffic on Beck Road, while others had issues with the size and scope of the project. At the Tuesday meeting, some residents asked about provisions in the plan. One neighbor, Bo Westerkamp, told the commission he is worried about …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Trustee Marjorie Banner will run unopposed for Township Treasurer in the November general election.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Northville Township Voters: I would like to thank the residents of Northville Township for their support of my candidacy for Treasurer in the August 7th primary, and to my neighbors and friends for the help and encouragement they provided on my behalf. I go to the November general election unopposed and will be grateful for your vote of confidence at that time. I feel a great responsibility to this community and pledge that whatever decisions the new board faces in the next four years will be made in the best interests of Northville Township. I look forward to serving you, and seek your opinions and participation in Township decisions. Marjorie Banner, Trustee Northville Township
Sunday, July 15, 2012
DTE spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba said power should be restored by 6 p.m. Sunday.
DTE Energy is reporting roughly 800 people are without power in Northville Township as of 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to DTE spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, the power outage was caused by a large tree that fell on a power line around 3:30 p.m. near 8 Mile and Beck Road. Bodipo-Memba said DTE crews are currently on scene and are estimating power to be restored by 6 p.m. If you're without electricity, you can help restore your power faster by reporting it to DTE Energy. You can report power outages in the following ways: You can also get an estimate of when your power will come back on in the following ways:
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The runs will be separated by age beginning at 9 a.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2012