Northville Colony Estates 3, 4, 5

 
       

 

Neighborhood News


Check out our new Posting section for Northville events

We have added a new feature to the website that will include a list of events in Northville Township. Click on the "Postings" button in the left navigation column to check it out.


Annual Northville Road Rally on June 17

Residents of the Northville Colony 1 & 2, Northville Colony 3, 4 & 5, and Northville Commons Homeowners' Associations are invited to participate in the annual Northville Road Rally on Saturday, June 17. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $20 per person. To sign up you must complete the registration form and waiver form and mail by June 4. Please email questions to the Rally Coordinators at northvilleroadrally@gmail.com. Here is an informational flyer on the event.


Yard waste program under way

Northville Township's yard waste collection program is now under way. The curbside program runs through the third week of December. Yard waste includes: Garden waste, leaves, lawn cuttings, shrubs & tree trimmings/ pruning waste. Please place your yard waste out in 32-35 gallon plastic and metal containers marked "Yard Waste." Biodegradable (kraft bag) yard waste paper bags can also be set out for collection during the compost season. Bundled brush and tree limbs larger than 2 inches in diameter will be collected with the trash. Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter and 50 pounds in weight. Please tie with heavy twine or rope.


Mulch properly to protect trees

According to local landscape architect Rick Meader, mounding mulch around base of trees could cause deadly damage. Help us protect our trees by bucking a growing landscape mulching trend that is actually causing damage to the trees you are trying to beautify. Mounding mulch around the base of the tree, also known as "volcano mulching," can cause a variety of problems and even possibly kill the tree. Some problems include bark decay in the areas under the mulch and a secondary root system. We are encouraging residents and landscaping companies to keep the mulch away from the base of the trees. If you have existing mulch volcanoes we would encourage you take them down to ground level.


GFL is the new Township solid waste provider

GFL Environmental has taken over the collection of solid waste in Northville Township. Note that GFL is direct billing homeowners for the curbside trash pickup program. All inquiries for service requests for carts and collection service should be made directly to GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587. Here's the link http://www.northvillemich.com/index.aspx?page=156 to the Northville Township solid waste collection program. 


Help fight Arbor Hills Landfill expansion

It now appears that the owners of Arbor Hills Landfill will be expanding the landfill in the coming years. This will also have an effect on neighborhoods all along Six Mile Road in Northville Township. In an effort to fight that decision, Northville Township residents have organized a committee. The committee is well-organized and has facts regarding health and safety to back them up.  They can be contacted on StopArborHills.com. The odor complaint hotline is 1-800-292-4706.


Safety tip: Light up the neighborhood

There are a number of things that we can all do to help make the neighborhood safer. The following are some tips we are encouraging you to consider:

- Leave your outdoor lights on at nightime. A number of residents have changed to LED light bulbs which are not only more energy efficient and long lasting, but also brighter.

- If you are going away from home for an extended period of time, you can take advantage of the Northville Township Police house check program. The Northville Township Department of Public Safety will check on your residence while you are away. You may fill out a Vacation House Check on the web site, come into the Police Department to pick up a form, or call the Dispatch Center at 248-349-9400 and the form will be completed for you. The information that you provide, will assist police in contacting you or the contact person.


A few things to help keep the neighborhood safe

There are a couple of things that homeowners can do to help keep our neighborhood streets safe:

 
  • Please inspect the growth of your shrubs, bushes and trees to ensure they are not blocking the line of sight for vehicles driving on the street  
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  • Please be aware of pedestrians on our roads, especially with the arrival of spring weather. Remember that the speed limit within our subdivision is 25 mph.

  • Important information about sump lines

    We've received a few questions about sump lines running from our homes in the subdivision. Sump lines are the responsibility of homeowners. They must tie into the rear yard storm drains. They are not allowed to drain into the street. They should be checked regularly for proper operation to avoid flooding and pump failure.  If they are overflowing then they need to be serviced quickly, e.g. cleaned out or replaced.  The association uses:

    Metro Environmental Services, Inc.
    PO Box 725
    Walled Lake, Mi 48390
    (248)960-1111 ph (248)669-0960 fax
    s.mcdougall@metrosewer.net
    www.metrosewer.net

    If a rear yard storm catch basin is full of water and not draining properly then please alert the board right away. If the obstruction can be cleared with a water jet then the association pays. If actual repairs are required, then all the houses connected to the rear yard storm drain line in question will share the cost.


    Help keep our neighborhood clean

    We need your assistance in helping keep our front entrance and Commons area from becoming dumping grounds for trash. Most recently, we've noticed trash being left near the entrance to our subdivision. If you spot any garbage being left near the entrance or Commons area, we would appreciate it if you could take a moment and pick it up. Thank you for your assistance.

    Upcoming Events

    Popsicle Party
    June 16, 3 p.m.

    Road Rally
    June 17

    Fall 2017 Meeting
    Sept. 27, 2017
    7 p.m.
    Township Hall


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