2020 City Calendar is now available for download

A printable version of the City calendar is now available for download here or under the Quick Links menu.

Important City and Event Dates are included in the calendar along with important City information.

You can always access our Website Calendar at any time.
NOTICE:
 
The City of Howell Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is scheduled for January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Howell City Hall, lower level council chambers. The BZA will be considering three variances for the expansion of the existing salvage yard from Padnos Iron and Metal for the property at 645 Lucy Road.
 
 
The Voyager Elementary Viking Bots created an excellent educational video about storm water run-off into Thompson Lake.  A big thanks to our DPW Operations Manager, Mike Luce, for being an expert consultant.  The City wishes the Viking Bots best wishes in their upcoming competition!

The Viking Bots Storm Water Video

Viking Bots of Voyager Elementary:
Vincent Watts – 3rd Grade
Khloe Luck – 4th Grade
Nora Rudich – 4th Grade
Johnathan Gee – 4th Grade
Bobby Sugrue – 4th Grade
Owen Goodroe - 4th Grade

Nick Peters – 5th Grade
Raiden Rigenhagen – 5th Grade
Evan VanderPlas – 5th Grade

Coaches:
Ben Gee
Jenna Warfield-Rudich
Shannon Watts
April VanderPlas

Please visit our Clean Water web page for more info.

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".
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
FIRE PREVENTION CODE
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.
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 »
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".