Public Notices

Public Notices

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PUBLIC NOTICE AND VOTER INFORMATION

VoteAUGUST 4, 2020 PRIMARY AND NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS                   

The Clerk's office will be sending out the absentee voter ballots for the August Election in the next couple of weeks.  Due to Covid-19:  the State of Michigan Secretary of State and the City urges caution to voters who still plan on attending the polls in person on August 4 and November 3.  Though we will do our best to sanitize and create social distancing in our precinct polling places to protect the public and our election workers, the ultimate safety precaution is to vote absentee.  Due to the social distrancing and disinfecting between voters, the process will take longer than usual and voters may be in line longer.  Just to keep you updated on our process, there are 9243 registered voters in Riverview.  We have received 2325 applications for the November General Election thus far.  The past two Presidential Elections garnered an average of 68.37% of the registered voters votes.  If we take these numbers into effect, we have applications from 25% of the voters and the other 43% of the voting public will attend the polling places if they do not vote absentee.

There will be three Absentee County Boards sequestered and spaced out who follow protocol for complete anonymity of your ballot.  The following is the process of each counting board where opposite party workers are required for the checks and balances of each counting board (All election inspectors sequestered are required to take an oath and also submit their cell phones to the Clerk before entering sequestered area):
                                           Absentee Boards Processing of Ballots:
Station 1: Slits the voter's envelope and removes the ballot sleeve with the ballot inside and deposits it into Station 2  container which is opposite and staggered from Station 1. (In the case where the voter forgets to return the ballot sleeve, the Station 1 inspector turns over the envelope with the voter's name and has the inspector at Station 2 remove the ballot to maintain anonymity.
Station 2: The person at station 2 removes the ballot with the stub attached and places it into Station 3 container.
Station 3: The person at Station 3 flattens the ballots and removes the stubs and places into Station 4 Tabulator container to be tabulated.
Station 4: Ballots are tabulated as witnessed by all present.

The Clerk is required by Election Law to post the number of all ballots delivered to the absentee board when  at the opening of the counting process.  The Clerk is also required to post all additional absentee ballots returned throughout the day by 8:00 PM, so that the total ballots tabulated match the total number delivered.  (Exception:  Ballots that have stubs detached by the absentee voter are not counted nor are ballots without the voter's signature.) 

When marking your Ballots:  Ballots in the Primary Election's Partisan Section which voters may have cross-voted (meaning the voter marked a circle in the Democratic Section and then in the Republican Section) will cancel the votes for both the Partisan Sections.  All votes in the Non-partisan and Proposal Sections will still count.   Voter should concentrate when turning the ballot over to stay in the correct Party Section.  If voter does make this mistake, they can come to the clerk's office to spoil their ballot and receive a new one.  If the voter cannot make it to the Clerk's office, contact the clerk for further direction.

If you are interested in becoming an election inspector in the precincts or the absentee board, please fill out the application at the following link and send it to the City Clerk at elections@cityofriverview.com.

Election Inspector Application
Posted June 10, 2020


 

City Seal 

 NOTICE

 ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS:  BOARD/COMMISSION MEETINGS,  CLUB MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AS A VITURAL MEETING WHEN POSTED ON THE CITY'S EVENT CALENDAR. 
THE CITY HALL BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC STARTING AT 5:00 PM TODAY MARCH 16, 2020, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

BY ORDER OF THE CITY MANAGER


RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY

PLEASE  MAIL  IN  YOUR WATER BILL PAYMENTS
 RESIDENT AND BASF BOAT RAMP PERMITS MAY BE PURCHASED BY MAIL.  SEND IN A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE, YOUR VEHICLE THAT TOWS THE BOAT REGISTRATION AND A CHECK FOR $25.00 MADE OUT TO THE "CITY OF RIVERVIEW".

THE ADVISORY IS TO STAY HOME AND AVOID PUBLIC PLACES UNLESS COMPLETELY NECESSARY ESPECIALLY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO COOPERATE NOW  AS THE VIRUS IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN.
DO  YOUR PART IN KEEPING YOURSELF SAFE BY AVOIDING PUBLIC PLACES
AND WASHING YOUR HANDS.


RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

COUNTY OF WAYNE

 STATE OF MICHIGAN 

NOMINATING PETITIONS SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE (4)

 TO ALL REGISTERED AND QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND NORTH TRENTON, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified and registered voter desiring to serve as a School Board Trustee for the Riverview Community School District must file Nominating Petitions (or a non-refundable filing fee of $100.00 in lieu of petitions), and an Affidavit of Identity.  Petitions will be accepted by the City Clerk no later than 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Riverview Municipal Building, 14100 Civic Park Drive.   Petitions are available during normal business hours.

FURTHER NOTICE, that four seats are available: Four four-year terms January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024.

 Cynthia M. Hutchison, CMC, City Clerk

 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FILING PETITIONS OR FILING FEE OF $100 AND AN AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY - PLEASE CALL THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE TO HAVE THE AFFIDAVIT AND PETITIONS SENT TO YOU.  AFFIDAVITS MUST COMPLETED CORRECTLY AND NOTARIZED BEFORE SENDING WITH A FILING FEE OR WITH PETITIONS.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 734-281-4240.

 


   ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST 4, 2020 STATE/COUNTY PRIMARY

VOTERS NOT ON OUR ABSENTEE VOTER LIST CAN STILL CALL AND GET THEIR APPLICATION FOR THE AUGUST 4 AND NOVEMBER 3 ELECTIONS.

A DUAL ABSENTEE VOTER APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO OUR VOTERS ON OUR PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER LIST TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION BEFORE EVERY ELECTION AT THE END OF MAY.  ABENTEE BALLOTS FOR AUGUST 4, 2020 WILL BE SENT OUT THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET ON OUR LIST, PLEASE EMAIL elections@cityofriverview.com OR PHONE 734-281-4240 TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST.


Not completing your application will only delay the receipt of your ballot as incomplete applications will have to be resent.


 CITY OF RIVERVIEW

NOTICE OF DELINQUENT BILLS
ALL DELINQUENT WATER BILLS
ALL DELINQUENT WEED CUTTING BILLS
ALL DELINQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE BILLS

Must be paid in full on or before APRIL 15, 2020, or be placed on the 2020 City Tax Roll as a Lien against the property along with a 20% Administration Fee.   Payments are accepted at City Hall, 14100 Civic Park Drive, during normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You may also use the payment drop box located in the Police Department Lobby; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Pay tax or water bills online with credit card (includes 3% convenience fee with $2 minimum).

                                                       Robert McMahon, Finance/Purchasing Director

 

CITY OF RIVERVIEW

NOXIOUS GRASS AND WEEDS NOTICE

To any owner of lands situated within the City of Riverview, County of Wayne, and the State of Michigan:  Notice is hereby given that all noxious weeds, as defined by City Ordinance Section 74-131, growing and all dead grass and weeds over 8” for developed properties and 10” for vacant properties on any land within the City of Riverview, must be cut down, destroyed and removed, when and as frequently as growth exceeds maximum height, during the period of April 1 through November 15 of any calendar year, to prevent such weeds from reaching a situation detrimental to the public health and welfare.

Failure to comply with this notice, shall make any party so failing liable for the costs of cutting, destroying and removing said noxious weeds and dead grass and brush by said City; said cost to be levied and collected against said lands in the same manner as prescribed by the City Charter and City Code (Code 2003, SS 74-136, 74-137).

             Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk


RESTAURANTS OPEN IN RIVERVIEW FOR PICKUP OR DELIVERY



Wayne County NOTICE FOR FILING 

Attorney General Dana Nessel

Media Contacts:

Ryan Jarvi
(o) 517-335-7666 (c) 517-599-2746

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, April 2, 2020

AG Nessel Warns of Video-teleconference Hijacking 

LANSING – With the increasing popularity in video-teleconferencing due to employees, students and others communicating remotely during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning consumers of potential hijacking and cybersecurity breaches. 

“We were alerted to this problem by a Michigan reporter who participated in a Zoom conference that was hijacked,” Nessel said. “Since then we have learned of other incidents around the country. There are steps people can take to protect their cybersecurity and we encourage all users to follow the proper procedures to ensure their teleconferences are secure.” 

Attorney General Nessel issued a consumer alert to make people aware of the situation. The warning taken by the Attorney General’s office follows a similar alert made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

The FBI has received multiple reports of teleconferences set up through Zoom being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language. Schools using the technology to conduct classroom exercises have also reported interruptions in video-teleconferencing sessions. 

In Michigan, this conduct could result in criminal charges under several statutes relating to Fraudulent Access to a Computer or Network (MCL 752.797) and/or Malicious Use of Electronics Communication (MCL 750.540). 

There are procedures that can be implemented to operate a more secure video-teleconference, including when the creator of the session must prevent screen sharing.   

The FBI recommends exercising due diligence and caution in cybersecurity efforts, and recommends taking the following steps to mitigate teleconference hijacking threats: 

  • Do not make meetings or classrooms public. In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private: require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests. 
  • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific people. 
  • Manage screensharing options. In Zoom, change screensharing to “Host Only.” 
  • Ensure users are using the updated version of remote access/meeting applications. In January 2020, Zoom updated its software. In the security update, the teleconference software provider added passwords by default for meetings and disabled the ability to randomly scan for meetings to join. 
  • Lastly, ensure that your organization’s telework policy or guide addresses requirements for physical and information security. 

The FBI asks victims of teleconference hijacking, or any cyber-crime, to report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.  

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

MI Attorney General Dana Nessel Issues Urgent Consumer Alert Following Reports of Federal Stimulus Scams

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an urgent consumer alert urging Michiganders to be on high alert for bad actors aiming to coerce them out of their personal information in a new federal stimulus payment scam.    

Scammers are using the news that the federal government will send one-time payments to millions of people across the country as part of the federal economic relief response to COVID-19 to steal personal information. 

The Michigan Department of Attorney General has already received reports that residents are getting emails from websites appearing to be official demanding that they provide PayPal, bank account or other financial information to receive the $1,200 federal stimulus payment immediately.  

The Attorney General’s office is reminding anyone who receives a text, email or phone call from someone claiming to be from the government with a check for them — DO NOT FALL FOR IT. These fake phishing scams will likely ask for a person’s bank account information and insist $1,000 or more will be deposited directly into his or her bank account.  

Personal information should not be given to anyone unless the provider of that information is absolutely certain of the identity of the person requesting it.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the federal stimulus payment and specific disbursement details, only visit the IRS website.  

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It’s time to get REAL
A message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

REAL ID Ready 

Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

 Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants. 

Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less. 

Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:

  • To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
  • Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
  • Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
  • If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.

There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.

 


         Click on link below to view the New State of Michigan Ballot Envelopes 

New Look for Absentee Voter BALLOT Envelopes


ELECTION WORKERS AUGUST 4, & NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTIONS 

 

The City Clerk's Office is in dire need of poll workers for the 2020 March Presidential Primary, the August 2020 State/County Primary Election and the 2020 Presidential Election.  You may work an 8 hour shift or the full day.  The hourly wage is $9.65 per hour and a paid training is required.  You must be at least 16 years of age.   Chairman and Co-chairman positions at increased rates are also available.  Please download the Election Inspector application at this link, come in to the Clerk's office or call (734) 281-4241 if you have questions.  You do not have to be a Riverview resident.  If you are 18 years or older, you do need to be a registered voter in any community in the State of Michigan.

 SECRETARY OF STATE MOBILE OFFICE FOR OCTOBER 
HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES
NEW DATES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER JAN. 1, 2020.

 

2018 PROPERTY TAX RATES FOR WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Please review the property tax rates of downriver communities and find that Riverview is among the lowest.


 

LIBRARY COMMISSION SEEKING APPLICATIONS


Requirements are that you are a registered voter/resident for at least one year before applying.
Please submit your application to the City Clerk's Office.

The library commission is composed of five members that meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM  in the Library Meeting Room. The library commission shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit of the library fund, and of the construction of any library building, and, in conjunction with the department of public works, the supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, rooms, or buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for that purpose; provided, that all moneys received for such library shall be deposited in the treasury of city to the credit of the library fund, and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of the city, and drawn upon by the proper officers of the city, upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the library board. The library commission shall have power to purchase or lease grounds, to occupy, lease, or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of the library; shall have power to appoint a suitable librarian and necessary assistants, and fix their compensation, and shall also have power to remove such appointees.



                                        RESIDENT FREE LAND PRESERVE DISPOSAL POLICY
Each residence with proof of residency shall be permitted disposal of up to four (4) loads of acceptable waste at no charge each fiscal year. One load is counted as each time a resident delivers waste to the Land Preserve in one of the acceptable Vehicles as follows:  car, van. pickup truck or a trailer of less than two (2) cubic yards capacity being pulled by an empty car, van or pickup truck. All other types of vehicles will receive a landfill-gate rate charge.

Notice: A change in ownership of a residence during a fiscal year period will provide the new resident at the physical address the privilege of free disposal of up to four loads, less any previously used free disposals during the fiscal year.

Residents may deliver waste materials to the Land Preserve at any time during normal Land Preserve business hours under acceptable site conditions and comply with all posted rules and regulations and instructions from staff while on Land Preserve premises (ticket office:  734-287-7114)


MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIMARY CAREGIVERS BUSINESS LICENSE

Riverview residents who are Medical Marijuana Primary Caregivers  licensed by the State of Michigan by ordinance are required to obtain a City of Riverview Business License.  Please contact the Riverview City Clerk's office to obtain your business license application for your home occupation business

Residents may contact the clerk's office (734) 281-4241 to find out if residences in your neighborhood, as well as solicitors and peddlers have obtained the proper  license to conduct business in Riverview.


50 NON-RESIDENT BOAT RAMP PERMITS HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT
 


 CONSUMER ALERT TRAVEL TIPS FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SHUETTE


CONSUMER ALERT GIFT CARD SCAMS


LANDFILL RECYCLING HOURS EXTENDED EVERY WEDNESDAY


Beginning Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Riverview Land Preserve's Recycling Area will be open to residents every Wednesday (ONLY)  until 8:00 PM to accomodate those who need after regular hours the opportunity to recycle. 
WAYNE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DATES AND SITES FLYER


 

 RESIDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO FILL VACANCIES ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Information on vacancies on various boards and commissions 
    Application


 

                                                                          CITY OF RIVERVIEW
                                                      2020 SCHEDULE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
                                                                         AND STUDY SESSIONS

Notification of City Council Meetings of the Riverview City Council from January through December, 2018 pursuant to Act 267 “Open Meetings Act”, P.A. 1976.

All regular meetings of the City Council will be held on the first and third Mondays commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Riverview Municipal Building, 14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, Michigan 48193, with a Study Session commencing at 7:00 p.m.  Such regular meetings shall be open to the public and persons present shall be afforded an opportunity to address the City Council in accordance with regulations and subject to time limitations as prescribed.

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


I
n addition to the foregoing, the City Council shall meet in Study Session for the purpose of reviewing written reports and oversee technical or procedural matters affecting the conduct of City affairs.  Such meetings are held on the second Monday (and fourth Mondays, if requested by Mayor or City Manager), in the Council Conference Room in the MunicipalBuilding commencing at 7:00 p.m. and open to the public.  Persons present will be invited to speak after the departmental reports have been reviewed, unless such person advises the Presiding Official at the commencement of the meeting of their desire to speak on a matter then being reported to the Council.  Other matters not germane to the committee work of the Council may not be addressed except by suspension of the rule by majority vote of the Committee.

                                                 Cynthia M. Hutchison, City Clerk 

2020 CITY BOARD, COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

BOARD/COMMISSION/COMMITTEE

MEETING DATE/DAY

 TAKES PLACE

     TIME

Ad Hoc Audit Committee

*City Council Conference Room

2nd  Monday December

Annually

6:00 PM

Ad Hoc Civic Engr. Committee     *City Mgrs. Conference Room

TBD

6 mos prior to City Engineer contract expiration date

 

Ad Hoc Environmental Engr. Committee                                    *City Mgrs. Conference Room

TBD

6 mos prior to Env Engr contract  expiration date

6:00 PM

Ad Hoc Land Preserve Committee   *City Mgrs. Conference Room

2nd Monday

Monthly

 6:00 PM

Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee     *City Mgrs. Conference Room

As Needed

TBD

TBD

Beautification Commission           *City Services Conference Room

2nd Tuesday                 (currently inactive-no quorum)

Monthly

 6:00 PM

Board of Review                     *Council Chambers

 February 18 -Organization                   March 9 - Valuation Appeals               March 23 - Valuation Appeals                   July 14  - Corrections                     December 8- Corrections 

 6:00 PM      1:00-9:00 PM      12:00-6:00 PM   6:00 PM       6:00 PM

Board of Zoning Appeals                     *Council Chambers

2nd Thursday

Monthly

 7:30 PM

Building Authority                                 *City Services Conf Room

May & October

 

 7:00 PM

City Planning Commission                   *Council Chambers

1st & 3rd Thursdays

Bi-monthly

7:30 PM

Economic Development Corp. /Brownfield Redevelopment Auth.

 *City Mgrs. Conference Room

4th Monday February, April, June, August, October, Annual December TBD

Even months and one Annual

6:00 PM

Election Commission

*Council Conference Room

1st Monday of Month prior to election

Prior to each Election

6:45 PM

Election Coordinating Committee  *Council Conference Room

Currently inactive

Bi-Annual                 Odd Years Only

10:00 AM

Land Preserve Committee Meeting      *City Manager's Conference Room

2nd Monday

Monthly

5:30 PM

Library Commission                             *Library Conference Room

3rd Thursday

Monthly (except     July/Aug)

7:00 PM

Local Officers Compensation    Commission                                *City Services Conf. Rm.

February 5  

Bi-Annual Odd Years Only

3:00 PM

Recreation Commission               *City Services Conference Room

1st Wednesday

Monthly

7:00 PM

Retirement Board of Trustees      *Council Conference Room

4th Thursday, except November. December = 2nd Thursday

Monthly

4:00 PM

Riverview  Historical Commission

(Currently inactive)

 

 

Senior Recreation Commission

(Currently inactive)

 

 

Taylor Act 179 Authority

1st Wednesday in March

Annually

7:30 PM

CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

MAY 12, 2020 / 7:00 P.M.

RIVERVIEW

ZOOM MEETING

14100 CIVIC PARK DR.

RIVERVIEW, MI  48193-7600

1-734-281-4201

 

VIA TELECONFERENCE

 

Notice is hereby given that due to precautions being taken to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the public health, the Budget Study Session of the Riverview City Council will be held electronically on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is being held in compliance with Governor’s Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-75 effective May 6, 2020 and continuing until June 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting through electronic means will have access to the meeting through the following methods:

 

Virtual Meeting Option:

Access the meeting room viaJoin Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85937326774 

 

Telephone Option:

Directions:

1.Dial: 1.312.626.6799

2.Enter meeting code: 859 3732 6774 #

3.Enter #

 

Email Option:

Send your public comment through email at: clerk@cityofriverview.com and your comment will be read at the meeting. Comments must be received by 7:00pm to be read at the meeting.

 

Rules of Procedure:

Any member of the public wishing to comment during the Public Comment on Agenda Items on any agenda item (5 minute time limit) will be allowed to do so remotely by electronic or telephonic means set forth above. In order to maintain decorum, the Mayor and/or designee will determine the order of speakers and the appropriate time frame for which comments are allowed.

 

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