|Cynthia M. Hutchison, CMC|
|Cindy Nagy Admin Tech II|
|City of Riverview|
|14100 Civic Park Drive|
|Riverview, MI 48193|
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The Office of the City Clerk, a time honored and vital part of local government, exists throughout the world and is the oldest among public servants who provides the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels and serves as the information center on functions of local government and community.
City Manager: Douglas Drysdale
|Presidents' Day||February 16, 2015|
|Good Friday||April 3, 2015|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2015|
|Independence Day||July 3, 2015|
|Labor Day||September 7, 2015|
|Thanksgiving Holiday||November 26 & 27, 2015|
|Christmas Holiday||December 24 & 25, 2015|
|New Year's Holiday||Dec. 31, 2015 & Jan. 1, 2016|
2015 COUNCIL MEETINGS
January 5 and 20 (Tuesday) February 2 and 17 (Tuesday)
March 2 and 16 April 6 and 20
May 4 and 18 June 1 and15
July 6 and 20 August 3 and 17
September 8 (Tuesday) and 21 October 5 and 19
November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21
City Council Study Session Meetings 7 PM on the 2nd Monday of each month.
RIVERVIEW WILL HAVE A NEW MAYOR
Tim Durand will relinquish his Mayoral seat on November 16, 2015, after serving as Mayor for twenty years. He was elected to City Council on November 16, 1987, and served until November 4, 1991. After a brief hiatus, Tim was re-elected to council on November 8, 1993, and on November 7, 1995, then Mayor Peter Rotteveel, after serving 20 years, relinquished the Chair and presented the gavel to Mayor Durand.
Mayor Durand has represented the City faithfully and honorably in discharging the duties of these prestigious offices in the best interest of all its citizens. As a life-long resident of the city, Mayor Durand has committed himself to keeping in touch with the residents and working diligently with government officials of all levels to preserve the services which make our community a safe and pleasant place to live.
Two candidates have filed petitions to run for Mayor. Andrew Swift, who has served on Council from November 14, 2005, will relinquish his council seat upon the certification of results of the November 3, 2015 election; he has been a qualified elector since 1979. John Price, has elected to retire from the Police Department after 26 years of service to enter the race; he has been a qualified elector since 1990.
The Office of Councilmember will be on the ballot for three (3) open seats. The terms of Councilmembers Lynn Blanchette, Thomas E. Coffey and Elmer E. Trombley will expire upon the certification of the November 3, 2015 election. The following candidates have filed petitions for Councilmember: Lynn Blanchette (Incumbent), Thomas E. Coffey (Incumbent), Mark E. Drysdale, Bill Towle and Elmer E. Trombley (Incumbent).
For the November 3, 2015 Election, there are five candidates for three (3) four (4) year terms. A fourth seat, of which Councilmember Swift has filed an intent to resign upon the certification of the election results by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers following the General Election to run for Mayor, will be offered to the candidate with the fourth highest number of votes. Upon acceptance, this candidate will serve the remaining two years of Councilmember Swift's vacated seat.
Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk
GOLF COURSE VANDALISM
Recently, there have been many incidents of vandalism of the greens at the Rivervew Highlands Golf Course after hours. If anyone has any information on the culprits or have witnessed anyone entering the golf course after dusk through the east fences along Coachwood, please notify the police at (734) 281-4222.
The Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be at City Hall on Tuesday, September 29 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM. All SOS business may be conducted at this site: Driver's License, Enhanced Driver's License, tabs, titles, voter registration, plates, etc.
TWO NEW AMBULANCES
Look for the two New White Ambulances that the City acquired last month with a different sounding sirens.
Remember to change the batteries annually in your smoke alarms and please thank your fire fighters and policemen, when you get the opportunity, who continually strive to keep our community one of the safest in Michigan.
November 3 Mayor/Council
John Price Andrew M. Swift
Lynn Blanchette, Thomas E. Coffey,
Mark E. Drysdale, Bill Towle,
Elmer E. Trombley
March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary
August 2, 2016 State Primary
November 8, 2016 Presidential/State General
ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THOSE APPLICANTS WHO REQUESTED BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ELECTION. THE BALLOTS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE TAKEN TO THE POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 AND DELIVERED SHORTLY THEREAFTER. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE YOUR BALLOT BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, PLEASE CALL THE CLERK'S OFFICE AT 734-281-4240.
ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED FOR RIVERVIEW POLLING PLACES (News Herald article)
INSPECTOR APPLICATION (Election Day consists of full day (approximately 16 hrs) and half day (8 hrs) shifts. Please apply at the City Clerk's Office - Students usually have a scheduled day off during an election.
(TO WORK AT ELECTION POLLING PLACE - YOU MUST FILE YOUR APPLICATION AT LEAST TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION. ELECTION WORKERS ARE PAID AT AN HOURLY RATE FOR WORK AND TRAINING
- Mail-in voter registration applications are not subject to the new ID requirement.
- If a voter receives an AV ballot in person at the clerk’s office, the voter is required to present a photo ID or sign an affidavit. If the voter signs the affidavit, his/her AV ballot must be prepared as a challenged ballot.
- Requires local jurisdictions and counties to report the number of voters who signed an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.
- Acceptable picture identification:
Current driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
Current federal or state government-issued photo identification
Current U.S. passport
Current student identification with photo – from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
Current military identification card with photo
Current tribal identification card with photo
COMMUNITY BOTTLE/CAN DRIVE FUNDRAISER CALENDAR 2015/2016
Please go to CALENDAR link above for Schedule of Drives. All school and community organizations must submit a request to the City Clerk Department to have a FUND DRIVE in the city. Please check the calendar link above for scheduled drives and submit your request in writing to the Clerk's Office or by email to email@example.com to be placed on the calendar. Unscheduled drives that conflict with scheduled drives will be notified by the police department. The City of Riverview appreciates your cooperation in this matter.
FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS A NEW PARKING LOT EXIT
Please take note that with the construction of new streets on Hampton and Tall Oaks that a new school parking lot exit has been added which means new signage. The signs are located at the corners of Foxboro and Tall Oaks and at the exit to notify all to not to enter through the parking lot exit. Please cooperate and have patience as we all get used to the new system of dropping off and picking up of students.
STREET SECTIONING COMPLETED FOR THIS YEAR
The Street Sectioning Project has been completed for this year. You may view the map at city hall for next year's projects. The major street projects on Wendy Court, Matthews, Marsha, Riverview Street, Tall Oaks and Hampton are just about complete. Driveways will be laid next week once it is safe for trucks to drive on the new streets and of course, weather permitting.
NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS TO PAY TAXES AND WATER BILLS, ETC.
Now Accepting Credit Cards as a form of payment for Taxes, Water Bills (only taxes and water bills can be paid online), all others such as Death Certificates, Pet License Fees, Boat Ramp Fees, Freedom of Information Act Fees, and Building Permit Fees may be paid at the Clerk's Office or Finance Counter. There is a 3% CONVENIENCE FEE (with a $2.00 minimum) that will appear as Point and Pay Convenience Fee on your credit card statement. The regular bill total will appear as City of Riverview on your credit card statement. If you choose not to accept the 3% convenience fee your transaction will not be completed and you will have to provide payment via a different means. We have a drop box located in the lobby of the Police Department that is open 24 hours a day. We honor postmarks if you choose to mail your check payment to us. And we have our Finance Counter that is open 9 am-5 pm M-F.
DOWNRIVER CONSOLIDATED ASSESSING
Residents please be proactive by reporting unlicensed trash collectors, handbill distributors, door-to-door solicitors, and peddlers in your neighborhood. Please report them to the City Clerk's Office at 734-281-4241 or Police Department at 734-281-4222.
CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTOR: Any person within the city limits who regularly collects discarded items from residence rubbish receptacles must be registered in the City Clerk's Office with submittal of the transport vehicle's license number. There is no fee, but you must be registered and carry the license when collecting.
HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION requires a business license fee of $40.00, unless you are a community organization. Community organizations (non-profits) are required to notify the City Clerk with a letter from their organization stating the dates and reason for their distribution and/or collection.
DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS: Vendors who solicit door-to-door in Riverview must obtain a license or permit to do so. Homeowners are urged to ask for picture identification and/or permit before talking with vendors. In an effort to avoid the many scams (especially with the elderly), never permit a solicitor to enter your home. If you are suspicious of any vendor, please contact the police department at 734-281-4222. There is a $500 fine for soliciting or canvassing without procuring a license from the City Clerk. There are solictors who wear a photo ID from their company which is not an acceptable substitution for a license.
ICE CREAM VENDORS OR DOOR-TO-DOOR BEEF TRUCK VENDORS are required to be licensed to peddle the city. A background check is required with their application to peddle. There is ONLY ONE ice cream vendor registered in the city who has veteran status with a white Good Humor truck (see below). Please notify the police or city clerk of any other ice cream vendors in your neighborhood. Their license plate number would be helpful.
List of Licensed Solicitors as of 6/1/2015:
- WOW Cable
- Comcast Cable
- AT&T Cable
- Paulina Herrera, Educational Resources
- Joseph S. Burek, Just Energy
- Terron Chambers, Just Energy
- Lowell Conner, Just Energy
- Ginger Lynn Williams, Just Energy
If notice is posted on private property as follows: "NO SOLICITORS INVITED" (letters should be 2" in height), the solicitor must leave the premises immediately. It is also unlawful to solicit between the hours of 9 PM and sunrise of any day.
The City of Riverview residents can obtain property information including property descriptions, SEV, assessed and taxable values, and tax payment history on the City’s website at www.cityofriverview.com, On Quick Links, go to “Online Tax Information”. This will take you to a new website that will allow you to enter the address and look up the information. You may also find the “Online Tax Information” link on the Assessor/Purchasing and Finance/Treasurer Departments' web pages. Please allow 48 hours for updates.
SUMMER TAX BILL
You can pay your taxes online at the following link:
http://gwarchive/revize/cor/departments/finance_treasurer_s_department/property_tax_information_is_now_available_on-line!.php or drop off payments in the DROP BOX located in the Police Department Lobby before tax bills are due.
RENTAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS - All rental properties are required to be registered and inspected for code related compliance.
STORAGE OF FIREWOOD: (new ordinance)
PET LICENSES FEE
2015/16 Pet Licenses are as follows:
- Until 7/1: Unspayed or unneutered domestic dog or cat: $7.00 - After 7/1: $9.00
- Until 7/1: Each neutered or spayed dog or cat: $5.00 - After 7/1: $7.00
- Each domestic animal not otherwise specified: $7.00
- Seeing eye dogs or government police dogs: No Charge
- Senior Citizen Rate (65+)- Until 7/1: $4.00; After 7/1: $6.00
- Replacement Tag: $3.00
- Pound Fees: 1st day: $25.00; Each additional day: $10.00
- Special Protection Constable Service-euthanasia: $75.00
NON-RESIDENT BOAT RAMP PERMITS - 50 NON RESIDENT PERMITS SOLD OUT FOR 2015
PERMITS AVAILABLE JANUARY 2, 2015 9 AM-5 PM (50 PASSES AVAILABLE, DRIVER'S LICENSE AND THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION WHICH TOWS THE BOAT and $100 due at time of purchase.
Ordinance 665 adopted 08/05/13: BOAT RAMP PERMIT - PROHIBITS USE OF BOAT RAMP FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES.
Ordinance 670 adopted 05/19/14: INCREASED FINES FOR PARKING/LAUNCHING WITHOUT A PERMIT
ROAD TO RECOVERY - Cancer patients need your help to get to treatment. The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to help provide transportation for cancer patients in our community Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out how you can help, please call the American Cancer Society at 248.663.3485.
The Wayne County MEALS ON WHEELS Program for the homebound are always in need of drivers to deliver meals in Riverview. Please call 734-281-4200 ext. 3356 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. if you are interested in volunteering.
PROTECT YOUR PETS AND NEIGHBORHOOD-CLEAN UP:
It is your responsibility to remove and dispose of any excreta deposited by your pet in a sanitary manner whenever you are walking your dog.
Obtain a license for any domestic animal over three months of age from Finance Department. A current certificate of rabies is required for registration.
- Purchase 2015/16 Pet Licenses beginning June 1, 2015.
- Limit your pets to no more than three
- Restrain your pet on a leash no longer than eight feet in length
FIREWORKS ARE PERMISSABLE ONE DAY BEFORE, THE DAY OF AND ONE DAY AFTER A NATIONAL HOLIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM AND 11PM ON PRIVATE PROPERTY (WITH OWNERS PERMISSION) ONLY--USE OF CITY PROPERTY OR PARKS IS PROHIBITTED. CLICK ON FIREWORKS ORDINANCE LINKS ABOVE.
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.