Wayne County: Do not push snow on street
The Wayne County Division of Roads has sent the Northville Colony Estates 3, 4 and 5 Board a letter that asks us to remind residents that the subdivision streets are county roads and that it is illegal to push or blow snow into the roadway. The letter cited the Michigan Vehicle Code that states: "A person shall not deposit, or cause to be deposited, snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway." Violators may be ticketed.
How to report snow plowing issues
For issues related to snow plowing on our streets please contact our contractor directly at email@example.com. We appreciate it when reports are made in a friendly/neighborly way. Note that our snow plowing vendor is not responsible for clearing of the ends of driveways or providing access to mailboxes. Residents should make arrangements for themselves to handle these needs. We will work with our snow plowing vendor to address other concerns promptly.
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:
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
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.