Utility Rate Increase Effective August 1, 2019

After a comprehensive study of utility rates and the cost of providing water and sewer service, the City of Howell will be raising its rates for water and sewer effective 08/01/2019. The independent study confirmed the need to increase operating revenues and ensure adequate funds for future capital repairs and replacements. This is the first increase in rates in over two years.

Sewer revenues will increase 6.9% overall, while water revenues from rate changes will increase by 6.5%. The increase for the majority of customers, our residents using 5/8 inch meters, range from $9.40 per bimonthly bill for 10,000 gallons to $25.00 for 50,000 gallons.
Summer Tax Bill info

Summer Tax bills will be mailed on Friday June 28th. If you do not receive your bill next week please contact the Treasurer’s office (517) 546-3500.

TAX BILLS ARE DUE JULY 31, 2019
City of Howell Public Hearing for review of the 2019 SRF project Plan is set for the June 10, 2019 Council Meeting.

The SRF project plan for improvements at the Waste Water Treatment Plant will be available for review on Friday May 10, 2019 at the Clerks Office located on the 3rd floor of City Hall - 611 East Grand River Avenue, the Carnegie Library and The Department of Public Works.  The Plan is also available online to view or print by clicking Draft SRF Project Plan.  
NOTICE:
The 2018 annual water quality report for the City of Howell is now available. Individual copies will not be mailed.

You can get it at the city web site https://cityofhowell.org/waterreport, or get copies at Howell City Hall (2nd floor) & Department of Public Works office, or by calling the Water Plant at
517-546-5309.

Note: If printing the report, works best with legal size paper.
DTE Online Street Light Reporting Tool

Need to Report a Streetlight Outage?  The DTE Community Lighting group has an online reporting tool to make it easy to get your streetlights shining bright again.

Please click on the link below to report a street light outage in your area.

http://www.dteenergy.com/streetlight
Master Plan for Transportation in Livingston County

On February 19th, the Master Plan for Transportation in Livingston County will be presented to the public.  He is the flyer/poster that you can use to let others know about the event.

It will include a variety of recommendations, including:
 
 1.  Technical, facility and "right-sized" vehicle investments that will improve efficiencies and responsiveness of all transportation services.
 
2.  Technical systems that will improve the rider interface for planning and paying for rides.
 
3.  Collaborations between communities and transportation agencies that will add and improve services. Read More »

2019 City Calendar - updated 2/19/2019

A printable version of the City calendar is available here.  The date in the lower right corner of the calendar reflects the date that the information contained therein was updated.
2018 Livingston County Transit Master Plan Survey -

The goal of the Transit Master Plan for Livingston County is to analyze the existing system and work with project stakeholders and the public to determine what transit system enhancements could be make to improve the quality of life in Livingston County. The TMP will explore the need for more public transportation within the County, including connection to adjacent counties and ways to improve walkability and bikeability to support the transit system.

Please take the survey below.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/livcotransitpriorities 


Official GAMSA Logo

Congratulations to Downtown Howell!
Winning the Great American Main Street Award!

Downtown Howell has been named the winner of one of the most prestigious national awards that a downtown can receive in a lifetime.  On Monday, March 26, in Kansas City, MO, the National Main Street Center Inc. (NMSC), presented downtown Howell with the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA).  Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, award winners serve as exceptional models for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization. 

Howell Main Street Press Release

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Public Act 202 of 2017, the Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act went into effect on December 20, 2017. 

A primary component of the Act was the requirement that all local units of government providing retirement pension and/or retirement health care, file with Treasury information about their plans.

City of Howell - Public Act 202 of 2017 Health Care (OPEB) Report

City of Howell - Public Act 202 of 2017 Pension Report


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Sign up for City of Howell Alerts to Text and Email Using Nixle

nixleNixle Alert System - Alert system which allows the Howell Police Department to create and publish messages and alerts to be delivered to subscribed members instantly, via cell phone text message and/or email.

Notifications can also be accessed online at  www.nixle.com. This is a free service to all community members. Register at www.nixle.com or by simply sending a text message with the zip code of "48843" to "888-777".