City of Riverview, MI

Contact Information:

  Cynthia M. Hutchison, CMC 
  City Clerk 
  chutchison@cityofriverview.com
   
  Cindy Nagy Admin Tech II
  cnagy@cityofriverview.com 
   
  City of Riverview
  14100 Civic Park Drive
  Riverview, MI 48193
  (734) 281-4239 
   
  Often Requested Numbers:
  US Post Office:       
  1-800-275-8777
  Wyandotte 27th District Court:
  2015 Biddle, Wyandotte 48192 
  (734) 324-4475
  Taylor Animal Shelter:
  (734) 374-1354
  Riverview Board of Education:
 

(734) 285-9660


City Clerk


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.  
  • Minutes 
  •  City Charter & Ordinances 
  • Commissions and Boards
  • Birth and Death Records    
  •  Boat Ramp Permits
  • Voter Registration
  • Business Licenses
  •  Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Qualified Voter Files
  • Records Manager 
  •  Election Official
  • Legal, Meeting & Public Notices
  • Custodian of the City Seal
          

 

 

 

FundraisingCOMMUNITY BOTTLE/CAN DRIVES CALENDAR 2015/2016 Bottle Drive
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 chutchison@cityofriverview.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.


FIREWORKS BY CONSUMER - RESTRICTIONS 

 

FIREWORKS1 AND FIREWORKS2  (please read regulations)  FIREWORKS SAFETY      

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.FIRECRACKER

 

  • 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. 

 


 

Future Elections:  November 3 Mayor/Council
Mayoral Candidates:
John Price               Andrew M. Swift

Councilmember Candidates:
 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 General


ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED FOR RIVERVIEW 
POLLING PLACES 

http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2015/05/16/news/doc554ce5f3c8465445349126.txt?viewmode=2


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 T AN HOURLY RATE FOR WORK AND TRAINING 


ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST


Riverview News

Waving FlagRiverview City Council

Mayor:  Tim Durand
Councilmembers:  Lynn Blanchette, Tom Coffey,  Andrew Swift, Elmer Trombley, James Trombley, Dean Workman

City Manager:  Douglas Drysdale

City Council Meetings are held in the Council
Chambers of the Municipal Building, 14100 Civic
Park Drive, at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third
Monday of each month.
City Hall Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Municipal Channels
WOW.(866) 496-9669............................Channel 10
Comcast.(800) 266-2278........................Channel 12

Holiday Closings

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.


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 9am-5pm M-F. 


DOWNRIVER CONSOLIDATED ASSESSING

The City of Riverview is a member of Downriver Consolidated Assessing located at Wyandotte City Hall (3200 Biddle Ave #100) with the cities of Wyandotte and Southgate.  For your Assessing questions and needs you may contact (734) 324-4510 or (734) 324-4511.
 
ASSESSMENT APPEALS are normally heard the second and fourth Monday of March at the Riverview Municipal building, 14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, MI 48193-7600.  If necessary, an additional day will be added to hear appeals -- by appointment -- please call (734) 324-4511 for Questions and Appointments.  Appeals by Letter will be accepted until the last Monday in March.
 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL EMERGENCY DISPATCH AND JAIL SERVICES 
 
Trenton and Riverview have combined to provide Emergency Dispatch and Jail Services by and between themselves and equally administered by Trenton and Riverview in the 911 Dispatch and Communication Services Center and the jail facilities which are located within the Police Department of Trenton. 
 



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.

Good Humor Truck

List of Licensed Solicitors as of 6/1/2015:

 

  1. WOW Cable
  2. Comcast Cable
  3. AT&T Cable
  4. Paulina Herrera, Educational Resources
  5. Joseph S. Burek, Just Energy
  6. Terron Chambers, Just Energy
  7. Lowell Conner, Just Energy
  8. 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.



Vote


Requires in-person voter registration applicants to provide photo identification. If the voter does not present a photo ID, s/he can sign an affidavit. This requirement affects all sources of in-person voter registration transactions, including those processed by Secretary of State branch offices; county, city and township clerk’s offices; and designated voter registration agencies (Department of Community Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and military recruitment centers.)
  • 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: 
Michigan driver’s license or Michigan personal identification card
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


PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON-LINE

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)  

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PET LICENSES FEE  dog graphics dog and cat 

      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


 

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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.


ELECTRONIC AND HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION:    The Land Preserve is again collecting electronic recyclables.  Click on the link for acceptable items.

 

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HOMEOWNER PRECAUTIONS:


 

 
 
 
 
 

dogwaggingtailPROTECT 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