NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING
In accordance with Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order2020-15, which allows for electronic meetings of public bodies, notice is hereby given that the City of Lathrup City Council will be meeting electronically on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00pm, using Zoom for videoconference and public access. This meeting is a special meeting. One purpose of the special meeting includes seeking authorization of the City Council to conduct future regular and special Council meetings as electronic public meetings.
The electronic public meeting will be held as a Zoom electronic conference. The public can participate via the Zoom application, internet and/or telephone. The public will be able to listen to all discussion by Council members and will be permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes during the public comment section of the agenda.
Please note that callers/viewers will automatically be muted. Public comments can be submitted via the Chat Room or during Public Comment, when viewers are unmuted on an individual basis. Comments may also be emailed in by 12noon of the date of the meeting to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
ELECTRONIC ZOOM MEETING INFO:
Topic: City of Lathrup Village Special Council Meeting
Time: Mar 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Governor's & Mayor's Declarations
GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Gov. Whitmer has issued an Executive Order 2020-21 to Stay-at Home (attached) that remains in effect through April 13, 2020.
The Governor also issued Executive Order 2020-15 that permits public bodies to hold meetings with electronic or remote attendance.
MAYOR DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
Mayor Garrett is also issuing a Declaration of Local Emergency. Chief Scott McKee is appointed as the Emergency Management Coordinator.
City Hall offices will be closed to the public to coincide with this order. Police services will remain operational. The police counter will be open for limited hours, Monday. Tuesday & Thursday from 8am to 11am. This is subject to change.
The Mayor’s Emergency Order is only permitted to be in effect for 7 days, according to the State Emergency Management Act (MCL 30.401). To extend beyond the 7 day, Council action is required. Tentative date for Special Council Meeting is Monday, March 30, 2020.
SMART BUS SERVICE REDUCTIONS
SMART service reductions start Monday, March 23rd as COVID-19 emergency continues
• Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, SMART will reduce fixed route services.
• Hours of service will be similar to weekday routes.
• Frequency of service will be lower than typical weekday service.
• Many routes will be based on current Saturday or weekday schedules.
• Updates on SMART service can be found at www.smartbus.org.
Permit Inspections - Limitations Thru April 6th
CITY OF LATHRUP VILLAGE - SAFE SPACES & WORK PLACES
The contractors for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections will only be scheduling permit inspections for UNOCCUPIED & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES...AND RESIDENTIAL ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS ONLY - until at least April 6, 2020. This date may be extended.
Safe Spaces & Work Places - update 3.13.2020
Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of customers and employees, in the City of Lathrup Village, the front counter on the administrative side of the building will be closed to the public through April 6, 2020.
Residents are strongly encouraged to conduct city business and make payments, by:
- Water Bill Payments Online at www.officialpayments.com
- 24-hour Dropbox, located outside of the Police Station at City Hall
- Mail: to City of Lathrup Village, 27400 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village, MI
- Telephone at 248.557.2600
Staff will also be available to accept payments and process building permits at the Police Station Counter from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. This counter will be closed daily for lunch from 1pm -2pm.
Cancellations & Program Changes
- Cancelled - All dance classes
- Closed - Exercise Room
- Postponed – Senior Appreciation Lunch (moved from March 14 to May 2)
- Cancelled – Saturday, Zumba
- Cancelled - Monday, March 16th City Council Study Session & Meeting
- Cancelled – Saturday, Senior Cardio & Strength
- Cancelled - Tuesday, March 17th Planning Commission meeting
- All One Life Fitness classes cancelled for the remainder of the winter term.
- (Participants will be contacted regarding credit/refund options.)
- Cancelled - Monday Free Movie
- Postponed - Tuesday Lunch n’ Learn
- Cancelled - Thursday Drop-In Playtime- until further notice
- Postponed - Friday, March 20th DDA Meeting
- Postponed - April 2 - Census Pizza Party
- Cancelled – Saturday. April 4, Breakfast with the Bunny. (Ticket holders will be contacted regarding refunds.)
Coronavirus Prevention and Info
Governor has created a new taskforce regarding the Coronavirus.
Michigan currently has no known cases of the disease. For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. People in communities where ongoing community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated though still relatively low risk of exposure.
Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Shortness of breath
The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
April 1st is CENSUS DAY!
“Take a Break” take just 10 minutes out of the day to fill out the census.
SeeClickFix - Citizen Reporting Tool Lauches
The City of Lathrup Village Launches SeeClickFix
- A New Citizen Reporting Tool –
Launch Week of February 10, 2020
The City of Lathrup Village has partnered with SeeClickFix to provide a new platform that will allow citizens to request city services.
With the free SeeClickFix mobile app and web tools, Lathrup Village citizens will now be able to provide city staff with pictures, videos, specific descriptions, and valuable details, that are needed to get the job done efficiently. In addition, the SeeClickFix platform (SeeClickFix) provides City of Lathrup Village officials with a centralized issue management system to manage issues from creation to resolution — engaging and updating citizens throughout the process.
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REAL ID - Begins Oct. 1, 2020GET YOUR REAL ID BEFORE OCT. 1, 2020
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter certain federal facilities under federal law. Learn more about obtaining a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or state ID at Michigan.gov/realid
Schedule an appointment to get your REAL ID at any Secretary of State office and get in and out in less than 30 minutes. Michigan.gov/SOSAppointmentsCLICK FOR MORE INFO
2020 Fee Schedule & Rental RatesThe Lathrup Village City Council has adopted new fees and policies, effective January 1, 2020.
Schedule of Fees 2020
Indoor & Outdoor Rental Rates
Community Service Credits Program
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SANTA BARBARA WATER MAIN PROJECTALERT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 WORK IS BEING DONE ON WILTSHIRE BETWEEN SANTA BARBARA AND SUNET.
The City began construction on a new water main along Santa Barbara from 11 Mile north to Roseland, east on Roseland to Bloomfield & north on Bloomfield to 12 Mile. As part of this project there will be times when your water might be turned off. We apologize but we do not know when you could be affected, but on that day our DPS employees will knock on your door to inform you. It will be out aproximately a few hours. When the water is turned back on you may encounter brown water and/or air in your lines. To address this issue go to the lowest point in your home and run the COLD water until it appears clear and the air pockets disappear. Please do this BEFORE turning on your water in the rest of your home. If you experience low water pressure you will need to remove and clear your faucet aerators.
The City appreciates your patience during this process.
If you have any questions please call the City office at (248)557-2600.
Proclamations passed by City Council
DTE MAINTENANCE TREE TRIMMING
Here's what to expect:
1. Before DTE begins trimming, they will send you a letter letting you know when they will be in the area.
2. Shortly after, DTE planners will assess your neighborhood and create a trimming plan.
3. If trimming is needed on your property, DTE will knock on your door and leave a door hanger describing the necessary trimming. Your planner will leave his/her contact information to answer any questions you may have regarding the work planned for your property.
4. If a tree possess a hazard to the power lines, and/or trimming will damage the tree's health, it may be removed. These trees will be marked with two white dots. In this instance, DTE planners will make every effort to contact you to discuss the removal. After your tree removal permit is signed, planners will mark the tree with a white "X" indicating it is ready for removal.
5. Due to many varying factors, tree trimming schedules are sometimes changed or delayed. In this event, DTE will do their best to inform you of those changes.
You may contact DTE for more information at the link provided below. Copy and paste in your browser: https://www.newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/service-request/common/system-improvements/tre-trimming
Please see the map below for the areas that will be addressed in 2020.