The Charter Township of Northville is a vibrant, safe and attractive community. The perfect place to live, work and play! This e-newsletter is another way for you to stay connected to what's happening in your community.

Happy New Year!

The new year brings new opportunities for Northville Township, as it welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees. They were sworn in Nov. 20, 2020, by Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Thomas C. Cameron and 52-1 Novi District Judge Travis Reeds, for a four-year term.

Joining incumbent Trustees Scott Frush, Mindy Herrmann and Christopher Roosen are:

Supervisor Mark J. Abbo
He returned to the Township after previously holding the same post from 2000-2012. Prior to that, he was the Township Treasurer from 1999-2000 after being a Township Trustee for seven years.

During his pause from the Township, Supervisor Abbo, a certified public accountant, was recruited to work as Wayne County’s Chief Financial Officer. Now he is Wayne County Commission’s Chief Fiscal Advisor, a position
he’s held since 2016. His work history also includes 38 years in the private sector.

Clerk Roger Lundberg
Clerk Lunberg spent 35 years as an engineer in product development, holding several director positions at Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler. He also serves as president of the Northville Hills Golf Club Homeowners Association.

He is a Wolverine. He holds an engineering degree and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Michigan.  

Treasurer Jason Rhines
Treasurer Rhines owned a small business for 25 years, a building restoration company, and is a licensed residential builder.

Besides graduating from Schoolcraft College, Rhines participated in the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneurship program in the summer of 2018 with curriculum designed by Babson College. He also served on a non-profit board, raising funds for various charities.

Trustee Cynthia Jankowski
Recognize Trustee Jankowski’s name? She was a longtime member of the Northville Public Schools Board of Education since 2012. In that role, she was a liaison to the Landfill Working Group. She also is a Northville Historical Society Member. Trustee Jankowski holds an accounting degree, has more than 30 years experience as a paralegal in litigation and real estate.

Northville Township’s municipal buildings will remain closed to the public — except by appointment only or through our Drive-Thru — because of the high number of COVID-19 cases regionally.

Our staff remains committed to providing residents with the most efficient services possible; we continue to work inside.

Township Hall
  • You may use our Drive-Thru, Drop Box or make a payment online at Our address is 44405 Six Mile Road at Sheldon.
  • The Drive-Thru and Drop Box are on the west side of our building. If you enter off Six Mile Road, turn right and immediately turn in the first drive on your left. Look for the Drive-Thru sign pictured above. The Drive-Thru is open 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday. The Drop Box is open 24 hours.
  • Building permits may be dropped off in the Drive-Thru, emailed or completed online.
  • Residents may conduct business over the telephone or via U.S. mail, too. Our main line is (248) 348-5800.

Public Safety
  • Our First Responders remain on duty to protect you 24/7, but both the Police Department and Fire Department Headquarters are closed to the public.

Parks and Recreation
  • Parks and Recreation virtual programs will continue.
  • In-person classes that had been postponed are now canceled; refunds/credits will be issued.
  • The Community Center, Youth Network and the Recreation Center at Hillside are closed.

Senior Programs
  • Senior transportation will continue on a M/W/F schedule.
  • Liquid nutrition and medical equipment loans will continue by appointment only, from 9 am–noon Monday-Friday, at the Northville Community Center.

This action is to protect our citizens and keep our workforce safe.
We will monitor the situation and update you with any changes.

In the meantime, as this public health crisis persists, please continue to wear a protective mask, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. Collectively, we can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thirty Northville Township firefighters received the first vaccination for COVID-19, a move that is expected to help control the disease and protect Michigan residents. Our firefighters are scheduled to receive the second dose in the next week.

The firefighters are in the Phase 1A designation of the vaccine rollout, set forth by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Phase 1A includes inoculating people serving in healthcare who have contact or indirect exposure to patients, as well as residents of long-term care facilities.

Following Phase 1A, the vaccine rollout is following these phases:

  • Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers, including school and childcare staff, frontline responders and staff in jails, prisons and shelters. It also includes individuals 75 years and older.
  •  Phase 1C includes other essential works, people ages 65-74, and individuals 16-64 with underlying medical conditions.
  • Phase 2 is a mass vaccination campaign all ages 16 and older.

While MDHHS and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that starting Jan. 11, some Phase 1B essential workers, including school and childcare staff, frontline responders, and staff in jails, prisons and shelters may be vaccinated, Wayne County announced that Phase 1A has to be completed first. The start of Phase IB depends on the vaccine supply, rather than the Jan. 11 date, as shipment of the vaccine supply from the state has been limited.

Please check the Wayne County website for updates: 

Every dog in Northville Township requires a license. Not only is it a local ordinance, but it’s a state law, one that helps control rabies. It is the perfect time to get one or renew one, as they expire Dec. 31 each year. Even if you have never gotten one in the past, please apply this year. There is no penalty for missing it previously. More importantly, a license increases our ability to reunite a lost dog with its owner. A found dog without a license is transported to the Michigan Humane Society with additional costs involved.

To apply, bring a filled-out application (found online at, a current rabies certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian and cash, money order or check made payable to Northville Township. Fees for a renewal are $7, while a new license is $5. Our Drive-Thru window is open to help you get Fido licensed. Or you may mail the application in but add $2 for postage and handling. The address is:

Northville Township
Attn: Dog License
44405 Six Mile Road
Northville, MI 48168

You will receive the new license and dog tag in the mail in two to three weeks.
Wayne County has provided Township residents access to reusable cotton face masks with “Welcoming Wayne County” on them. To receive a pack of five, please visit Township Hall’s Drive-Thru Monday-Friday between 8 am-4:30 pm and request one. Supplies are limited.

Northville Township Fire Marshal Tom Hughes is now one of four in the state of Michigan who are credentialed fire marshals through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. This rare professional credential was granted unanimously after recognizing Hughes’ accomplishments in seven key areas:

  • Education
  • Experience
  • Professional Development (training and certifications)
  • Professional contributions and recognitions
  • Professional memberships and affiliations
  • Technical competence
  • Community involvement

Congratulations, Fire Marshal Hughes!

Thank you, Northville Township. Our community came together to brighten the lives of others in need by donating $4,000 in gift cards. The Northville Township Police Department collaborated with Meijer, Northville Civic Concern and Northville Public Schools for its Hope for the Holidays initiative. 

Our officers delivered the gift cards, along with donations of food, hats and other winter items, to residents in need to spread holiday cheer. Thank you for your giving spirit.

How you select, use and discard household chemicals can protect water quality in the Rouge River. When rain and snow/ice melt travel across the land (watershed) and into storm drains, it is called stormwater or runoff. As this runoff travels, it picks up trash, animal waste, chemicals, sediment and dissolved substances along the way until it empties into streams, rivers and lakes. It is the same water that is a wildlife habitat and that you use for recreation and even drinking water. Choose wisely, the Alliance of Rouge Communities says. To learn more, visit
MONDAY, Jan. 18
Township offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Keep fire hydrants clear when it snows.

Yard waste collection resumes the week of March 15.

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 14 Valentine's Day
Feb. 15 President's Day, Township offices closed

Jan. 12
Northville Youth Network Commission
8am (Virtual)

Jan. 20
Zoning Board of Appeals
7 pm (Virtual)

Jan. 21
Northville Senior Advisory Commission
1 pm (Virtual)

Jan. 21
Board of Trustees
7pm (Virtual)

Jan. 25
MITC Redevelopment Authority
9 am

Jan. 26
Planning Commission
7 pm (Virtual)

Jan. 27
Parks and Recreation Commission
6:30 pm (Virtual)

Jan. 28
Historic District Commission
6:30 pm (Virtual)

For information on how to participate, and because dates and times are subject to change, please visit the Township's website.
For more information on upcoming events or meeting details,
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