27400 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
E-Newsletter - October 2, 2020
Mental Health Resources During COVID-19
Oakland County has dedicated a webpage to mental health resources during the pandemic at

Topics on the webpage include coping with stress and anxiety, tips for health care workers and first responders, living with a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder, and help for mental health providers.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has created a statewide, peer-run warmline for Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The warmline operates seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma.

Oakland County residents in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing
Oakland County, in partnership with Honor Community Health, offers free drive-through COVID-19 testing to Oakland County residents by appointment only (same day appointments are not available).
Testing has expanded to include children ages 4-17 with symptoms of COVID-19. Parents can schedule an appointment for their symptomatic children through the Oakland County Health Division’s Nurse on Call hotline at 800-848-5533. No doctor’s note or prescription is needed, plus there is no fee.
Dates and times are:
  • Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 1200 N Telegraph Rd., Pontiac
  • Medical Examiners Facility (Bldg. 28E) Parking Lot
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 27725 Greenfield Rd., Southfield
  • Oakland County Health Division Parking Lot
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi
  • Novi Civic Center Parking Lot
Individuals are screened for symptoms, age, and whether or not they are part of a priority testing population, etc. before an appointment is scheduled. The Health Division encourages all residents to monitor their health symptoms carefully, including daily temperature checks, and to stay home when feeling mildly sick, or if feeling the onset of symptoms.
Lathrup Village DDA News
DDA Informational Meeting
Want to learn more about the Lathrup Village DDA? Join our informational meeting on October 9th at 9:00 am. This meeting is open to Lathrup Village residents and business owners. Get a chance to ask questions and learn more from DDA Director Susie Stec and DDA Specialist Cori Dahl.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 989 7337 4947
Passcode: 974818
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Celebrate Downtown
Join us and Michigan Downtown Association in celebrating our Downtown in 40 Ways in 40 Days! These simple ways include leaving a review, purchasing take out, or posting a selfie #SelfieonSouthfield.

The full list of ways to celebrate can be found on our website here, or on the Main Street Lathrup Village Facebook.
Thank You!
Thanks to everyone that came out to the Fall Clean Up this past weekend! We appreciate you all, and thanks for helping us prep the Southfield Corridor for fall!

Looking for ways to get involved and volunteer? Fill out the LVDDA volunteer form here.
City News
When you complete the 2020 Census you help your community with access to federal money for health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and highways and your representation. A census response determines how many seats in Congress each state gets.

Do your part and complete the 2020 Census by October 5th by:
  • Responding Online:
  • By Phone: 844-330-2020
  • By Mail using your Census ID or a questionnaire sent to your residence in mid-April

Lathrup Village is currently at an 89.6% response rate, let's get to 90%!
Leaf Pick Up
Leaf pickup begins in October and continues through early December.
To determine your leaf pickup day, click on the map.
Leaf collection begins the week of October 19, 2020 and ends the first week of December.
To ensure that leaves from your property are collected, please follow these guidelines:
* Place leaf piles as close to the edge of the street as possible. Think higher piles, not wider piles. It's important to allow for two-way vehicular traffic at all times.
* Do NOT place leaf piles in the drainage ditch. Leaf removal crews will not rake out ditches.
* Homeowners with addresses on Santa Barbara and Bloomfield should place leaf piles along adjacent side streets.
* Do NOT include: trash, animal feces, twigs, branches, grass clippings, flowers, and other yard waste with leaves. They often cause mechanical malfunctions. If the leaf removal crew discovers these items in a leaf pile, they will leave it and move on to the next address.
* Help ensure crew safety and timely removal by placing leaf piles several feet from garbage cans and other refuse.
* Expect some residue - "leaf dust". It is an inevitable by-product of the leaf collection method and equipment.
* Do NOT park vehicles on or near leaf piles.
* Please be patient. The leaf collection schedule is weather-dependent. it takes longer to collect wet leaves. Several windy days in a row often results in larger leaf piles, which can also take longer to collect.
* If you prefer, you may still use yard waste bags for leaves during the season.
* If you employ a landscape company, please advise them of these guidelines.
Sewer Cleaning and Televising
As part of the City's infrastructure maintenance program, the sanitary sewer in your street or rear yard will be cleaned and inspected. You will notice the Contractor, Equix (Equix Integrity, Inc.), onsite performing this work. The crew hours can range from approximately 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

For the full notice and schedule, click here.
Election Updates
Absent Voter Ballot Status
If you voted by Absent Voter Ballot in the August Primary Election, you are already registered to receive an Absent Voter Ballot for the November General Election and do not need to complete another application and your ballots are in the mail!


Website provides information to:
  • Find your polling place location and hours
  • View a sample ballot
  • Track an absentee ballot
  • Election Date
  • Date Absentee Ballot was received
  • Date Absentee Ballot was sent to you
  • Date Absentee Ballot was received

Find more information regarding FAQs and Absentee Voting below.
Apply for your Absent Ballot, here.
Other News
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):

Southfield Library Updates
Find the latest edition of @Your Library Online here. This issue covers flu shots that will be available on Monday, October 5th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Library Front Lawn. Find more information in the e-newsletter. Other topics include Family Fun, Photo Contest, and more.


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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