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


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.  
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  •  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
          

 

 

NEW ELECTION WORKERS ENERGIZE RIVERVIEW ELECTIONS NEWS HERALD FEATURE ARTICLE                           


   

RiverView


 

City Council

Mayor:  Andrew Swift
Councilmembers:  Lynn Blanchette, Tom Coffey,  Bill Towle, Elmer Trombley, James Trombley, Dean Workman

City Manager:  Douglas Drysdale
City Seal

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)


                 

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.

 


CITY CLERK ELECTION NEWS to keep the electors informed

Secretary Johnson calls for renewed effort to pass secure absentee voting (Michigan Secretary of State Newsletter)


Secretary Johnson issued the following statement on Jan. 5 regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of Senate Bill 13, which eliminates straight-ticket voting in Michigan, and his statement in support of House Bill 4724, which would allow any qualified voter to cast a secure absentee ballot in person in a clerk’s office with the same ID requirements as voting at the polls on Election Day:

“First the state House voted in support, and now Gov. Snyder has gone on record in support of creating a secure absentee voting option for Michigan’s hardworking families. I strongly encourage the Legislature to finish the job for their clerks and voters who know this time-saving option will increase election integrity and help Election Day run more smoothly. The bill expands opportunities for absentee voting, which aids Election Day efficiency, while preserving and increasing the integrity and security of our elections.”


HB 4724 - NO REASON ABSENTEE VOTING -- In Government Operations Committee and Elections and Government Reforms Committee

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.  
 

     Future Elections: Vote


March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Sample Ballots 
August 2, 2016 State Primary
November 8, 2016 Presidential/State General 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE  AFTER JANUARY 23, 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 this 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
 

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             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 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.


                                   

     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
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.

 



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.


RENTAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS - All rental properties are required to be registered and inspected for code related compliance.


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 

      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 -   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 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 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. 
  

 
 
 
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