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.
Newsletter correction on election voting
Please note that there is a correction to front page article titled "2016 General Election Voting Information." Per the Michigan Secretary of State, "November General Election - You can 'split' your ticket when voting in the November general election. A voter participating in a November general election who wishes to cast a 'split' ticket can vote for individual candidates of his or her choice under any party."
NCE 3, 4, 5 Homeowners Association voting results
Thank you to everyone who voted for our Northville Colony Estates 3, 4, 5 board election. Here is your board for 2017:
President: David Rabahy
Vice President: Pilar Fierro
Treasurer: Mahesh Bhandari
Property & Assets: Pete Kohlert
Communications: Linda Shelton
Important voting info from the Northville Township Clerk
The Northville Township Clerk's office is interested in reaching as many registered voters as possible with the information concerning the upcoming elections, especially the Nov. 8 election. The November ballot, which includes electing the president of the United States, is always a long ballot with federal, state, county, and local elections as well as college board elections, local school district and library board elections and state and local proposals.
The township is encouraging voters to consider voting absentee ballot for all elections. Click here to apply for an absentee ballot. To sign up for the Permanent Absentee List (PAL) call the Voter Registration Hot Line 248-662-0541.
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.