|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.
Riverview City Council
Riverview 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
Labor Day................................September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Holiday.....November 28 & 29, 2013
Christmas Holiday..........December 24 & 25, 2013
New Year Holiday...Dec. 31, 2013 & Jan. 1, 2014
Best Sledding Around
The Riverview Highlands Golf Practice Facility will be open for sledding again this winter, weather permitting. The driving range area of the facility is one of the highest locations in the county and when the conditions are right, a long and exciting ride down is worth the walk to the top of the hill. There is no cost for use of the hill and it is open to the general public. If you do need a place to warm up or maybe a hot cup of chocolate, the golf course Pro Shop will be open during normal operation hours. Our snack bar also includes hot dogs, chips, Danish and muffins, candy, coffee and fountain beverages. Bring the family out for an exciting time that will cure those winter blues. Call 479-2266 for snow conditions.
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.
Winter Tax Bill
Winter tax bills are mailed the first week of December. Winter taxes are payable without penalty through February 14, 2014. Beginning on February 15, a penalty of 3% will be added.
The tax types being collected on the Winter tax bills are as follows:
SCHOOL OPERATING –RiverviewSchool District
SCHOOL DEBT –RiverviewSchool District
COUNTY OPERATING – Wayne County Operating (voted)
RESA SPECIAL ED –WayneCountyVoted Special Education
RESA OPERATING – Regional Education Service Agency
WC COMM COLLEGE –WayneCountyCommunity College
WC PUBLIC SAFETY –WayneCountyPublic Safety
WC TRANSIT AUTH –WayneCountyTransitAuthority
WC PARKS – Wayne County Parks
HCMA – Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority
WC ZOO AUTHORITY –WayneCountyZoological Authority
STORAGE OF FIREWOOD: (new ordinance)
FOR WINTER STORM ADVISORY:
Store extra water- at least one gallon, per person, per day.
Keep flashlights in proper working order and a good supply of fresh batteries.
Keep a battery operated radio available. (City of Riverview emergency station is 1650 AM/ City Cable stations are 12-COMCAST or 10-WOW)
Stock up on non-perishable canned goods and other food supplies such as soups, meats, cereals, etc. Don’t forget a can opener.
Store extra blankets and toiletries.
Prepare a communication plan for contacting family members. Sometimes, the best contact for this might live outside the affected emergency area.
Make arrangements for special needs for family members--elderly, infants, etc.
Keep a well-stocked first aid kit and a supply of essential medicines and medications.
Keep a minimum of a half tank of gas in your car and know how to manually open your garage door if you have an automatic door opener.
Keep a small amount of cash available.
Make arrangements for household pets.
Don’t forget to update or check your emergency supplies and procedures every few months.
These are just a few of the steps that residents can take to be ready for emergencies. Being prepared can make them less stressful. In any emergency, response times can vary and residents should be prepared to accommodate as many of their needs as possible.
Snow Removal Procedures
The D.P.W. prides itself on getting each street as clear as possible to allow safer travel and better drainage when the snow melts., but they need your help.
- If you are cleaning snow from your driveway or sidewalk, please do not shovel it into the street. Frustration can be avoided if residents will wait for the street to be completely cleaned before clearing their driveway. Also, please do not deposit snow in such a manner that will obstruct a driver's or pedestrian's vision or cover a fire hydrant.
- Check snow forecasts before retiring for the evening to determine if your vehicles need to be moved from the street. Snowplows usually start while residents are sleeping. Cars in the street can slow down the process.
- "Snow Emergencies" are declared when there is an accumulation of five (5) inches or more of snow or ice. For more information regarding a declared emergency, tune to the City's public access channel. D.P.W. vehicles will display orange placards whenever emergency conditions exist.
- Most of all, remember to take it easy while shoveling.
When clearing your walks and drives, don't forget about your senior neighbors who may need and greatly appreciate your help. Help us to help you have a wonderful winter season!
- 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
PET LICENSES FEE INCREASE
2013/14 Pet Licenses will increase 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 WILL BE AVAILABLE JANUARY 2 IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE FROM 9AM-12PM. MAIL-IN REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER 12 PM.
Ordinance 665 adopted 08/05/13: BOAT RAMP PERMIT - PROHIBITS USE OF BOAT RAMP FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES.
RESIDENT 2014 BOAT RAMP PERMITS WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING DECEMBER 16, 2013.
SPECIAL PROJECTS: (Click here for Fort Street Updates, etc.) During this time, we ask that residents continue to support Riverview's local businesses on Fort Street to help them survive through this difficult construction period. Please drive cautiously, especially when entering into traffic from parking lots of establishments. The mounds of dirt, heavy equipment, construction signs and barrels, inhibit visibility. Parents keep your children informed of the damage that they can do to vehicles and to lives by driving recklessly in these construction areas.
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.
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 $35.00, 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.
List of Licensed Solicitors as of 8/1/2013:
- Stanley Distributors
- WOW Cable
- Comcast Cable
- AT&T Cable
- 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.
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 2013/14 Pet Licenses beginning June 1, 2013.
- Limit your pets to no more than three
- Restrain your pet on a leash no longer than eight feet in length