27400 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
E-Newsletter - September 18, 2020
Downtown Day
Governor Whitmer has proclaimed September 26th as "Downtown Day"! Join us in celebrating Downtown Lathrup Village by shopping, dining, or joining us in our Fall Clean Up.

For the latest updates about Downtown Day, follow Main Street Lathrup Village on Facebook
Fall Colors Contest
The trees are starting to change and it's time for our Fall Photo Contest! Simply take a picture of the beautiful fall colors in Lathrup Village to win!

Winner's pictures will be used in future posts and advertising.

Email your pictures to Accepting pictures until October 18th!
Household Hazardous/Shred Waste
Absent Ballot Request
If you have any questions, call
City Clerk’s office
248-557-2600 x-226
If you’d like to receive an absent voter ballot, you must first complete an Absent Voter Application, which can be found here.

If residents completed and returned to the Clerk an Absent Voter application for the August 4th election, you do not need to complete another AV application because it’s good for both August/November 2020 elections.

Clerk’s Office will receive absentee ballots for November 3rd election during the last week of September and will mail them shortly after.
Become a Master Rain Gardener
Design your own rain garden step-by-step and become your neighborhood's expert with Friends of the Rougue. Sign up for this 5 week course here. Classes start Tuesday, September 29th from 1:00-4:00 PM and run until October 27th. This is a HYBRID virtual and in-person workshop which is conducted with optional in-person tours of rain gardens in the Southfield area.
Southfield Library Updates

Read Southfield Public Library's latest edition of @Your Library Online here. This issue covers topics including virtual services, reading apps, and weekly featured programs.
Street Improvement Bond Millage
The Infrastructure Study Group has recommended a proposal to improve 7.1 miles of city residential streets over 3 years, starting in Spring 2021.

The proposal appears on the November 3, 2020 ballot for Lathrup Village residents. The cost to the average homeowner would average $263 per year.

To help educate residents on the facts surrounding this this proposal, the City has created an informational website:

The site also has an interactive street map that will easily allow you to determine your annual cost, based upon the current taxable value of your home, should the proposal be approved by the residents.  

Informational Virtual Town Hall Meetings will take place on the following dates (click on the date for Zoom information):

Sign up for the Lathrup Village Halloween House Decoration Contest by October 15th! Registration is FREE. To enter, simply fill out the form here.
CENSUS 2020 Updates
The 2020 Census ends Sept. 30, all residents are asked to complete the Census online, by phone or the form mailed to their home. It’s just that simple!
In an effort to increase the response rate, census volunteers also be going door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, visiting events to get residents to complete the Census on the spot. 
Residents can complete the Census right from their home by: 
  • Going online to:
  • Calling (844) 330-2020 (English) 
  • Calling (844) 468-2020 (Spanish) 
  • Completing the form that was mailed to their home 


Oakland County is dedicating Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, from the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, for eligible Oakland County residents to pay up to three months of past-due rent, mortgage, and utility payments as a result of a temporary job loss, reduction in work hours or other income hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the County's website for eligibility requirements and additional information by clicking here.

Mayor Mykale "Kelly" Garrett

Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Kantor

Council Member Ian Ferguson

Council Member Saleem Siddiqi

Council Member Donna Stallings


Dr. Sheryl L. Mitchell, City Administrator

Pamela Bratschi, Treasurer

Chief Scott McKee, Police Department

Yvette Talley, City Clerk

Susie Stec, Community & Econ Dev

Christopher Clough, Parks & Rec
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