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

Ariel View of Riverview from plane

Waving FlagThe 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
          

 


 

City SealRiverView

 


 

City Council

Mayor:  Andrew Swift
Councilmembers:  Lynn Blanchette, Tom Coffey,  Bill Towle, 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 15, 2016
Good Friday    March 25, 2016
Memorial Day  May 30, 2016
Independence Day July 4, 2016
Labor Day  September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday  November 24 & 25, 2016
Christmas Holiday  December 23 & 26, 2016
New Year's Holiday  Dec. 30, 2015 & Jan. 2, 2017

                                             
   

    2016 COUNCIL MEETINGS
  

 January 4  and 19 (Tues)*   February 1 and 16 (Tues)* 
 March 7 and 21        April 4 and 18
 May 2 and 16    June 6 and 20
 July 5 and 18      August 1 and 15
 September 6 (Tues)* and 19      October 3 and 17
 November 7 and 21   December 5 and 19

City Council Study Session Meetings 7 PM on the 2nd Monday of each month.
*Councilmeetings that fall on a Holiday will take place on the next day (Tuesday)


CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
8AM TO 4 PM
NO PERMITS REQUIRED - SIGNS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ONLY


  

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. 

 

SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATING PETITIONS ACCEPTED

Nominating Petitions (or a non-refundable $100.00 filing fee) for School Board Member are being accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016,  by the City Clerk’s office. Four (4) four-year terms and one (1) two-year are available to December 31, 2020.  Contact the City Clerk’s office at 281-4240.



 


ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS


BEFORE TAKING OFF TO SCHOOL THIS FALL, IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED TO VOTE FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND YOU WANT TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, YOU WILL NEED TO COME INTO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE TO REGISTER IN PERSON IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. 

OTHERWISE, FIRST TIME VOTERS WHO REGISTER BY MAIL ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO VOTE IN PERSON AT THEIR HOME PRECINCT

IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES AND YOU CAN REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY EMAILING THE CITY CLERK AT chutchison@cityofriverview.com or call (734) 281-4240 and request an application to be sent to you at you once you receive your college address.  Please leave plenty of time for the application and ballot to be sent and returned in time for it to count!


ARBOR DAY DEDICATION



 On Arbor Day 2016, a Highland Maple tree was planted by the City of Riverview’s D.P.W  workers at McShane Park as a living Memorial to express the City’s sympathy and condolences for the loss of our dear friend and co-worker Mark Drysdale. A Memorial plaque will be placed at a later date.  

 


CITY CLERK ELECTION NEWS to keep the electors informed

PUBLIC ACT 0268 THE ELIMINATION OF STRAIGHT PARTY VOTING AS OF JANUARY 5, 2016 

The elimination of STRAIGHT PARTY VOTING will see an increase in the amount of time you spend in the lines at polling places due to the additional time it will take to read and mark each individual ballot contest.  HB 4724 which is in support of "No Reason Absentee Voting" in addition to the current six reasons for absentee voting will help to make it as simple as possible for all voters to vote absentee if they choose to.  Twenty-eight states offer NO-EXCUSE Absentee Voters.  If you are in favor of 'NO REASON ABSENTEE VOTING", The Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks of Michigan supports House Bill HB 4724.  

This Bill was sent to the Government Operations Committee for review - Please contact:  
BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov (Chairman of Government Operations Committee) to voice your support
or CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:
SENATOR 1ST DISTRICT:   Senator Coleman A. Young II at Email:  sencyoung@senate.michigan.gov
or Phone: (517) 373-7346 or Mail:  Coleman A. Young II, 125 W. Allegan St., Rm 515, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 14th District:  Mr. Paul Clemente:  Mail:  N693 House Office Bldg., P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514 or Phone: locally at (313) 382-3020 or Email:   paulclemente@house.mi.gov.   

Michigan historically has one of the longest ballots in the country and the state and/or county only allows one tabulator per precinct.  The tabulating of two ballots at past elections produced long lines which held up the processing of voters who waited an hour or more.  The clerks and election inspectors work hard to move electors through the voting process but are hampered by new legislation without the support of those who administer the elections.  If the voters of Riverview want to help make your voting experience the easiest as possible, please voice your opinion in support of this Bill AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  
 



ABSENTEE VOTING

Remember the last Presidential Election where 79% of our 9,087 (6140) voted.  35% voted an Absentee Ballot and 4,400 showed up at the polls creating long lines due to the 4 page ballot.  

ASK FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION OR TO BE PUT ON AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION MAIL LIST TO RECEIVE YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL OR IN PERSON TO VOTE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

IF THERE IS A CHANCE YOU MAY BE OUT OF TOWN THE DAY OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION

  • YOU ARE AT LEAST 60 YEARS OLD
  • YOU ARE WORKING IN A PRECINCT OTHER THAN YOUR OWN
  • THE TENETS OF YOUR RELIGION PREVENTS YOU FROM ATTENDING
  • YOU ARE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO ATTEND THE POLL
  • YOU ARE CONFINED TO JAIL AWAITING ARRAIGNMENT OR TRIAL


GOVERNOR SNYDER SUPPORTS NO REASON ABSENTEE VOTING BUT AT PRESENT IT IS IN COMMITTEE AND HAS NOT YET BEEN VOTED ON.   MICHIGAN IS ONE OF THE LAST STATES TO ACCEPT "NO REASON" ABSENTEE VOTING TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR ALL ELECTORS TO CAST THEIR VOTE WITHOUT THE INCONVENIENCE OF WAITING IN LONG LINES, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE 4 PAGE BALLOTS.

The City of Riverview has 8,998 registered voters:

2,780 in Precinct 1 with 439 on the Permanent Absentee list
2,047 in Precinct 2 with 322 on the Permanent Absentee list
1,838 in Precinct 3 with 325 on the Permanent Absentee list
2,333 in Precinct 4 with 430 on the Permanent Absentee list

There is a Total of 1516 voters on our Permanent Absentee Application List who automatically receive an application for an absentee ballot before every election.  It is their choice whether to vote absentee or go to the poll.  Once an application is returned to the Clerk's office, a ballot will be sent to your home.  We'd like to add you to that list by completing the form with the link below or by calling the Clerk's office at 734-281-4240.  We want your vote to count and to make it as convenient as possible for you.

Permanent Absentee Voter List Application
 



     Future Elections: Vote

August 2, 2016 State Primary- Click on this link to view the sample ballot for this election.
November 8, 2016 Presidential/State General 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE  AFTER JUNE 20, 2016.  Call now if you have not been added to our Absentee Applications Mailing List.  Click on this link for an  Absentee Ballot Application for those of you who are not on our mailing list to receive one for the August election.  This information will be posted when they become available in the Clerk's office.


ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED FOR RIVERVIEW 
POLLING PLACES (News Herald article)

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 AT AN HOURLY RATE FOR WORK AND TRAINING 


ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST

VOTER ID REQUIREMENT AT POLLING PLACE AND CITY CLERK'S OFFICE WHEN REQUESTING ABSENTEE BALLOT 

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


 


2016 STREET REPLACEMENT AND STREET SECTIONING PROJECTS FOR RIVERVIEW
Street Replacement   Sectioning
Street replacement

 

 





PAZER ROAD ANALYSIS STUDY


 BIKING SEASON UNDERWAY:  HOW DRIVERS AND BICYCLISTS CAN STAY SAFE ON THE ROAD

 

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, considers tomorrow’s Detroit Bike to Work Day to be the unofficial kickoff of bicycling season in Southeast Michigan. With more than 86 percent of bicyclist fatalities and severe injuries in the SEMCOG region occurring from April to October (based on 10 years of data), SEMCOG encourages all road users to make the road a safe place as bicyclists become a regular part of traffic again.

“Bicycle travel is an essential component of Southeast Michigan’s transportation system,” said Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director of SEMCOG. “To continue strengthening our regional identity as a fun and safe place to bike, improvements to biking infrastructure must be complemented drivers and bicyclists being aware of each other on the road.”

Communities throughout Southeast Michigan are recognizing the importance of bicycle and pedestrian travel, with more than 2,600 miles of nonmotorized facilities already in the region and plans to bring that total to more than 4,100. Funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program provides for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and safety programs and helps communities looking to expand their bicycle travel amenities.

Coordinated efforts such as the Iron Belle Trail, Michigan’s 791-mile bicycle route, merge local trails to create a cohesive bicycle travel network. Connecting local biking infrastructure to the wider nonmotorized network increases the value of each connected segment and strengthens this regional asset.

With the region trending toward greater integration of bicycling into our travel routines, bicycle crash data from the past 10 years show that safety must be a high priority:

  • 30 percent of bicyclist fatalities and severe injuries were suffered by persons 16 years old or younger.
  • 78 percent of bicycle crashes and 70 percent of bicycle fatalities and severe injuries occur during daylight hours.
  • Less than 20 percent of bicyclists who suffered a fatality or severe injury were wearing a helmet (where helmet use was known).

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) recommends the following safety tips for drivers and bicyclists:

For Drivers around Bicyclists:
  • Bicyclists may travel more slowly than motor vehicles in some situations, but as fast or faster in others. In slower city traffic or on downhill stretches, bicycle speeds may exceed those of other vehicles if they have space to ride.
  • Bicyclists are at risk of crashes and fallsdue to debris, potholes, pavement cracks, skids, and sudden stops that would not cause problems for vehicles with more than two wheels.
  • Bicyclists may include child riders and others who may not always understand or follow the rules of the road or behave predictably. Drivers of motorized vehicles, therefore, have a greater responsibility to slow down, expect the unexpected, drive courteously, and ensure the safety of bicyclists riding in their vicinity.
  • Overtaking bicyclists (or other motorists) is often most challenging on rural roadways or other narrow, winding roads where sight distance may be poor and lanes are narrow. Be patient, and wait for a safe opportunity to pass.
  For Bicyclists around Drivers:
  • Obey all traffic laws. The same laws that apply to motorists apply to bicyclists. Motorists are more likely to respect bicyclists when they obey the laws and ride predictably.
  • Riding with traffic – Ride in the direction of traffic in the farthest right lane that is going in your direction. Do not ride too close to the edge and always look ahead for hazards. Riding against traffic is against the law and increases risk of collisions. Avoid riding in motorists’ blind spots, especially large vehicles.
  • Taking the lane – Ride further to the left or take the lane when:
    • The lane is narrow in order to discourage drivers from passing you too closely.
    • You are riding close to the same speed as other traffic.
    • There is debris or other hazards, such as broken pavement or poorly designed drainage grates, near the right edge.
  • Riding next to parking – If there is on-street parking, ride at least three feet away from parked cars (the door zone) and watch out for car doors opening, or cars backing or merging into traffic. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve in and out between parked cars.

SEMCOG is the only organization in Southeast Michigan that brings together all governments to solve regional challenges and enhance the quality of live for the seven-county region’s 4.7 million people.  To learn more about what SEMCOG does, click here.


Sewer System Bears Cost - Please read this message from the Great Lakes Water Authority regarding the Detroit Waste Water Treatment Plant 



RECENTLY ENACTED ORDINANCE "INSPECTION UPON TRANSFER"

MARCH 21, 2016, SECOND READING, BY TITLE ONLY, AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE 681 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF RIVERVIEW BY THE ADDITION OF ARTICLE XI “INSPECTION UPON TRANSFER” TO CHAPTER 86 “BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS” TO PREVENT BLIGHT BY INSURING A MINIMUM MAINTENANCE OF DWELLINGS (July 1, 2016 enacted)



IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE WINTER TAX BILLS

Due to an error on the 2015 winter tax bill, the Treasurer's office will be re-printing and mailing revised winter tax bills to all residents. If the tax bill has already been paid, a refund will be mailed within the next 2-3 weeks. If the tax bill was paid by a mortgage company, the refund will go back to the mortgage company. If the tax bill has not been paid, the amount per the revised tax bill should be used when making out your payment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION NOTICE
The City of Riverview provides Senior Cab Services 

Please note that the Recreation Department Senior Transportation Program fees charged to residents will be decreased from $4.00 per ride to $2.00 per ride and $15 per ride to $10.00 per ride for Handicap Accessible Van.   This fee decrease shall be effective November 1, 2015.

 


RENTAL PROPERTY INSPECTION 

All residential rental properties are required to be registered and inspected for code related compliance. The ordinance is intended to help preserve property values and protects the health, safety and welfare of Riverview residents. 

  • Newly purchased property intended for residential rental purposes shall be registered within 15 days.
  • All rental dwellings and rental units must be inspected and maintained to meet the minimum standards of all local codes and ordinances
  • The owner of a rental dwelling or rental unit shall comply with all aspects of the rental ordinance regarding occupied, unoccupied or re-occupied rental property.
  • Rental property inspections shall be conducted on a three-year cycle. Upon successful completion of the inspection process, a Certificate of Compliance shall be issued. The certificate is good for a period of three years provided ownership is unchanged.

Any owner of a rental dwelling or rental unit who shall fail to register their rental property or who shall fail to obtain a Certificate of Compliance for each rental dwelling or rental units shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITES AND DATES

 paint                 flourescent bulbs                          

          battery            fertizier


cans 
 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUNDRAISER DRIVES, BOTTLE/CAN DRIVE CALENDAR 2016/2017 

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.


                                   

                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

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 in 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
  9. Nina Wilson - Just Energy
  10. Christopher Lyons - Just Energy
  11. Chrystle Grant - Just Energy
  12. Latina Davis - Just Energy
  13. John Stabley - Just Energy 
  14. Adam Bose - Powerhome Remodeling Group
  15. Joshua Pierce - Powerhome Remodeling Group
  16. Devonte Bynum -  Powerhome Remodeling Group
  17. Jonathan Rentz - Powerhome Remodeling Group
  18. Michael Harnish - Powerhome Remodeling Group

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.

CLEAN WATER ACTION DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING NOTIFICATION- CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THEIR INFORMATION
 



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.

WINTER TAX BILL

WINTER TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED AROUND DECEMBER 1.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A BILL IN THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER, GO TO THE "PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON-LINE" LINK ABOVE or call Finance Department at 734-281-4230.


 

STORAGE OF FIREWOOD:   (new ordinance)  Firewood

The following guidelines are to help you as a citizen understand the proper way to store firewood on your property.
 The term “Firewood” means any and all wood, logs, sticks, twigs, branches, stumps and stakes and includes wood items of every kind and description used for fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Firewood must be stored at least 8 inches from the ground leaving a gape between the ground and the bottom of the storage rack.

  1. The storage height including the ground clearance may not exceed 4 feet in total height. This would be measured from the ground to the top of the last row of firewood stored on the rack.
  2. Any firewood being stored must be in the rear yard and no less than 3 feet from the property line.
  3. All cut and stored firewood must not exceed 24 inches in length.

 

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PET LICENSES FEE  dog graphics dog and cat 

Purchase your 2016/17 Pet Licenses Starting  June 1, 2016, Owner Driver's License and Proof of Rabies Vaccination required with costs 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 -   NON RESIDENT PERMITS FOR THE 2016 SEASON ARE SOLD OUT!!!!  Permits were on sale at the Clerk's Window on January 4.  45 were sold on this day and the rest just days after.  Permits are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Any mail in requests are processed at the end of the first day if there are still permits remaining.  Please remember that businesses (Charter and Guide Services, etc.) are not allowed to be run out of the City Boat Ramp.  If discovered, the vehicles will be towed and the permit immediately revoked.  Visitor parking is limited to those who are guests of permit vehicles and is very limited.  Unauthorized vehicles will be towed especially during the Walleye Fishing Season.  The Boat Ramp will be carefully monitored for violations.  CLEANING FISH IS STRICKLY PROHIBITED ON SITE AS THERE ARE NO FACILITIES TO ACCOMODATE CLEANING.  

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE KEEP TRASH IN RECEPTABLES AND RESPECT YOUR RIGHT TO USE THIS FACILITY.

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 2016/17 Pet Licenses beginning June 1, 2016.
  • Limit your pets to no more than three
  • Restrain your pet on a leash no longer than eight feet in length