City Clerk Susan Nash shared data about voter turnout in Livonia. 53,227 people voted. 28,304 (53%) voted in-person and 24,923 voted absentee.
Total Turnout after incorporating latest voter registration data was 65%.
96.6% of those requesting an absentee ballot returned it.
The Livonia Chamber of Commercepresented a $2,000 check from the #LoveLivonia concert event to the Parks and Recreation Department to be used for youth scholarships.
Two items were discussed from the October 26th Committee of the Whole
The issue of alternative ways for recognizing various groups of the community was referred to the administration
The subject of a Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Ordinance was given a first reading and then sent back to committee [you can watch the discussion of this matter from 20:00 to 52:00 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrJi36K3e4 – VRS will continue to share updated on this issue]
The proposed amendment to the Livonia Code of Ordinances as it relates to child abuse (eliminates distinction between third and fouth degree) received a first reading
The following was passed unanimously
- Consent Agenda
- Awarded bid to Livonia Towing and Impound Services for Livonia Police Department’s towing.
- Awarded bid for comfort station at Ben Celani Park
- Approval of the union contract, covering city employees represented by AFSCME Union Local 192.
- Approval of salary adjustments for non-union employees.
The following was passed with a majority vote
- Funds were approved for an architectural design from Hubble, Roth and Clark Inc, up to $696,000, for the new Senior Center
- Ayes: Donovic, McCullough, Jolly, Toy
- No: Bahr, McIntyre, and Morgan
This topic of the new Livonia Senior Center was also referred to the Senior Citizens, Families and Environment committee
The following was added to the December 5 consent agenda
- Reappointment of Melissa Karolak and Nicholas Lomako to the Livonia Brownsfield Redevelopment Authority.
- Request by Great Lakes Veterinary Behaviorial Consultants to operate a veterinary clinic at 20337 Farmington Road.
- Request by Future Land Holdings to operate a BMW and Ducati Motorcycle Dealership at 19265 Victor Parkway
- Support to support Michigan DNR grant to expand the Jack Kirksey Recreation Center Splash Pad
- The 2023 Road Repair Program Schedule
- The proposed 2023 Livonia City Council meeting schedule
- Various Purchase Agreements
The following was added to the December 5 regular agenda
- Request by Plymouth Armory LLC to construct an addition to their existing gun range, located at 27492 Five Mile Road.
As always, Livonia council meetings can be viewed at the LivoniaTV Youtube Channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/LivoniaTV
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