The Howell City Council will convene a special meeting Monday October 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm to hold an executive session to discuss an attorney client communication.  The meeting will be held at Howell City Hall, 611 E. Grand River, Lower Level Council Chambers.  The regular meeting of the City Council will convene at 7:00 pm.
The Howell City Council will host an Open House to meet the 3 finalists for our new City Manager.  The Meet & Greet will be held on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at Cleary's Pub, 117 E. Grand River from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  For planning purposes, please RSVP to or by calling Howell City Hall at 517-546-3502 by October 21, 2019 if you plan to attend.   

A quorum of the Howell City Council, DDA Authority Board as well as other City Boards & Commissions may be present at this event.
The Howell City Council will hold a special meeting to interview the 3 finalists for Howell City Manager.  The special meeting will take place at Howell City Hall, 611 E. Grand River, Lower Level, on Thursday October 24, 2019 starting at 11:00 am.  Interviews will begin at 11:30 am.  The public is invited to attend.
Fire hydrant flushing will begin in the City of Howell on October 15th, and will continue for (3) weeks. 
Hydrants are flushed annually to remove any iron that has accumulated in the water mains.
Residents may experience rusty water in their area.  If residents notice rusty water, run cold water only for 10 to 15 minutes and DO NOT do laundry until water is clear.  
If you have questions please call the Department of Public Works at 517-546-7510.
constructionThe Michigan Department of Transportation is performing surface Maintenance on M59 from the I96 interchange to East of Michigan Avenue.   The work being performed is a two process micro seal involving  a chip seal and cape seal method.  This work is not on the MDOT website as it is considered maintenance. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this work you can contact the Brighton TSC (810)227-4681 or by clicking here.
A New Customer Service Number for Advanced Disposal

The City of Howell has just been assigned a new customer service number for Advanced Disposal.  Due to customer service issues, the City and Advanced Disposal have worked together to improve service and reduce call wait time.  The new number will go directly to a select customer service group that has been assigned to support the City of Howell residents.

The new number to call is:  517-219-1163

The Howell State Street Reconstuction Project

Thank you for your patience while visiting our award-winning down-town and local businesses during construction.

The construction you see is part of a $2.2 million dollar project made possible by 90% in funding support through the State of Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) match program. That’s right 90% of this cost is not from City Taxes!!!!

We are proud to have received this grant funding through Howell Main Street Inc. after winning the 2018 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), as well as the hard work of our city leaders and city staff!

For more information... State Street Reconstruction Project.

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The Howell City Council recently adopted amendments to the Fire Prevention Code incorporating the 2018 International Fire Code and Michigan's Fireworks Code.  The full text of Ordinance 925, 926 & 927 can be viewed by downloading the July 22, 2019 City Council meeting packet.

Council Packet - July 22, 2019

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.
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, or get copies at Howell City Hall (2nd floor) & Department of Public Works office, or by calling the Water Plant at

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.
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. 

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 This is a free service to all community members. Register at or by simply sending a text message with the zip code of "48843" to "888-777".

The Howell Chamber of Commerce is having a backyard BBQ fundraiser for the Fantasy of Lights Parade.  Check out the details here. Read More »