October 4, 2021 – City Council Meeting

General Meeting

The consent agenda was approved.

A summary of the Committee of the Whole on Flooding was given by council and included the following highlights:

  • A detention pond at Greenmead
  • Special Assessment Districts to help fund projects
  • Improved standards/enforcement for new development projects

Here is my video summary of the August 25th committee meeting: https://www.facebook.com/CarrieBudzinskiLivonia/videos/822827698432603 

Public comments both before and after the general meeting are worth watching and cover the topics of short-term rental (more easily identified as AirBnB), neighborhood flooding, Planned Parenthood and new development projects. 

Reminder: I do not summarize public comments because they can be of personal nature and I want to be consistent/clear with summaries. In this case I will note a couple follow-up actions by Council include:

  • Review of short-term rental ordinance language
  • Motion to request the Mayor’s office perform a neighborhood flood survey of Livonia
  • Request that Mayor’s office provide a financial plan for storm water system updates
  • Refer to law department a separation requirement for abortion providers and residential zoned land

Council approved both the proposed amendment to the Vision 21 Zoning Ordinance and the proposal for housing developer’s Leo Soave’s new 19 condominium style single-family home development on the south side of Plymouth Road between Newburgh Road and Jarvis Avenue. These 1,300 and 1,500 sq ft homes will be on smaller lots and cost between $250k and $300k. 

*Please note the public comments on this topic take place at the end of the General Meeting during open comments.

The Study Meeting session previews what you can expect to hear more about in future Regular Meetings.

Accepted for the consent agenda:

  • Road closure for Merry + Bright Parade on Sunday, December 5th
  • Renew agreement with Motor City Irish Fest
  • Night of Lights also returns and will expand
  • Concrete material agreements
  • Purchase of a new RamJet single engine trailer-mounted sewer cleaner
  • Additional funds needed for ERG Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste program. 

[Here is a video of my experience with the Hazardous and Electronic Waste program following a household pick-up of nearly 1,000lbs of waste: https://www.facebook.com/CarrieBudzinskiLivonia/videos/532681651246744

Please note you now need to call Simple Recycling to have orange bags picked up or scheduled online: 866.835.5068 or www.simplerecycling.com 

The City will offer a new Employee Assistance Program through Ulliance beginning December 1, 2021.

Friendly reminder, you can watch Council Meetings on YouTube (both live and past meetings): https://www.youtube.com/user/LivoniaTV/featured

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