Monday, March 25, 2013
The former Robert Scott Correction Facility in Northville Township will be demolished this year at no cost to the township.
It's really happening: the former Robert Scott Correction Facility will be knocked down this year. The Northville Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with a salvage company Thursday to demolish the former prison located at Five Mile and Beck Roads, according to the Observer & Eccentric. According to the Observer & Eccentric article, the the Detroit-based Adamo Group will pay the township $1 for the contract. The company will be allowed to salvage all materials from the site in return. Township Manager Chip Snider said the contractor could get an estimated $400,000 from the salvage, according to the Observer & Eccentric. They will be able to sell a large generator worth approximately $250,000, as well as steel, concrete and other…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Northville Township Board of Trustees says rates need to be raised to avoid going into a negative fund balance.
Northville Township residents can expect to see their water and sewer rates increase by 5 percent in 2013. The water rate will increase from $4.94 per 1,000 gallons to $5.19 per 1,000 gallons, while the sewer rate will increase from $4.59 per 1,000 gallons to $4.82 per 1,000 gallons. The new rates will go into effect on Jan. 11 and were approved by the Northville Township Board of Trustees on Thursday night. The new rates are based on a 20-year forecast done by the township, which estimates future water usage and rates using a variety of factors. Northville Township Director of Public Services Thomas Cesari said the rate increase is necessary to prevent the fund balance from getting too low or even negative. "Right now with this proposed …
Friday, November 2, 2012
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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 …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The official list of candidates for the August 7 election was released, indicating Woodside would run for treasurer.
Karen Woodside, a candidate for the Northville Township Board of Trustees, declared Friday that she would be running for the office of treasurer. The deadline to file was May 15. Woodside initially filed for all four seats – supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee – and had to choose one by Friday. Woodside will now run for treasurer against current trustee Marjorie Banner in the August 7 primary. Both are Republicans and there is no Democrat to challenge in the November election. The two are vying to fill the seat now held by treasurer Richard Henningsen. The official list now has three Republicans running, with no Democratic Party challengers, for the office of supervisor. Current trustee Christopher Roosen as well as Robert Nix and …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
$53,917 has been allocated to the project.
Northville Township's board of trustees voted Thursday night to allocate more money toward the demolition of two buildings on the Seven Mile property, the former psychiatric hospital. Almost $54,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies were approved for reallocation. The money was moved from two funds, including one that provides services to the senior living facility Allen Terrace. "We have a $200,000 grant from the EPA which is being used to take down the powerhouse and the maintenance building," said Thelma Kubitskey, the township's Finance Director. "The money from the CBDG will help with that project. And as we go forward the CDBG money will assist any future plans of demolition." The Environmental Protection Agency …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The deadline to file for office was today.
This story was updated at 7:30 p.m. One more application, from Karen Woodside, came in prior to the 4 p.m. deadline. Thirteen Northville Township residents met the filing deadline today to run for township board of trustees seats, according to records provided by the township clerk's office. The deadline to file for office was today at 4 p.m. Write-ins can still declare their candidacy with the clerk's office by July 27, said township clerk Sue Hillebrand. The candidates are vying for a win in the August 7 primary. All seven 4-year term seats on the board of trustees are up for election. The winners, and those who will be running unopposed, will move on to the November general election ballot. To qualify, candidates needed to submit a …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Nolta, an employee of the Ford Motor Co., has lived in the township since 2001.
Monday, May 14, 2012
- From a press release Mike Nolta has announced his candidacy for one of the four trustee seats on the Northville Township Board of Trustees. Nolta, a 20-year veteran of Ford Motor Company, works as a Capacity Planning Supervisor. In this role, he chairs consensus meetings with marketing, finance and program management, then ensures the assembly plants, purchasing and supply base are aligned with the results. ”Everyone is aware of the financial challenges we faced in the automotive industry and I will bring my experience operating with reduced resources to the township," said Nolta. “We must maintain our high quality services while keeping taxes low.” Nolta believes in giving back to the community. He has been a mentor for Northville Youth…