City Council Meeting
The Howell City Council will hold their regular meeting Monday January 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held electronically via live Zoom webinar. Please click HERE
for the link to join the meeting, view the detailed instructions and the agenda.
CITY COUNCIL VACANCY
The City of Howell is seeking qualified applicants for the position of City Council Member to fill a term expiring November 2023. Applicants must be a Howell City resident, registered voter and cannot be in default to the City. Please submit a completed City Council application available HERE
or call the City Manager's Office (517-546-3502) for additional information.
Deadline to apply is Monday January 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
City Hall Closed to the Public – Effective Wednesday November 18, 2020
As a result of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253
, all City of Howell offices will be closed to the public effective Wednesday November 18, 2020 until further notice. Click HERE
for more information.
Fire Station RFP
The City of Howell is seeking qualified proposals for the development of the vacant land adjacent to the Fire Station on Grand River Avenue. Details can be found here.
CITY OF HOWELL
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR TREE TRIMMING & REMOVAL
The City of Howell is requesting “sealed” bids for the annual Tree Trimming and Removal Program. Specifications may be picked up at the Department of Public Works, 150 Marion Street, Howell, Michigan during regular working hours. Read More »
The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Howell for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019!
This is the 13th consecutive year that the City has received this award.
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Interested in developing in Downtown Howell?
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently released Request for Developer Qualifications in the City of Howell to assist in the community’s attraction of investment to the City’s priority site.
The MEDC is hosting A Virtual ‘Site Showcase’ Event on August 25th. The virtual event, from 10-11:30am, will feature local officials, planners and MEDC representatives and will discuss the project details.
Click 'Read More' below for more information about the site and a Virtual ‘Site Showcase’ Event on August 25th.
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Barnard Center Demolition
As you may be aware, the Barnard Center located at 415 N Barnard, is in a bad state of disrepair and is scheduled to be demolished. An asbestos survey was performed this past January and it identified asbestos within the main building as well as in the storage building located on the property. Click here for more information. Read More »
TAX BILLS ARE BEING MAILED!
All tax bills will be mailed on June 30th, 2020. Remember the Due Date is JULY 31, 2020. Postmarks are not accepted. A 24-Hour Drop Box, located in the ATM lobby, is available for payments during or after regular business hours. Read More »
The Howell Safe Neighborhoods project is now online!
We need residents of all ages and abilities to take our survey and submit photos through the month of June.
All project information can be found here.
Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Discharge
What Happened? The WasteWater Treatment Plant recorded 1.75 inches of rain from Monday, May 18, 2020, through Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Screw pumps at the plant were unable to keep up with the flow, which caused sewage to back up in the main sewer pipe. As a result, diluted sanitary sewage overflowed from the manhole on Pulford St, flowing across the ground, ultimately reaching a storm sewer catch basin. Read More »
Important Update From HAPRA Regarding Scofield City Park and COVID-19
The Scofield City Park Boat Launch and Park is currently open to the Public. At this time the beach remains closed. Due to social distancing concerns, we will not be opening up our concessions stand for the time being. Read More »
Bulk Item & Yard Waste Pick Up
Notice regarding bulk item and yard waste pick up: As services have returned as normally scheduled, the dumpster formerly placed at the City's Department of Public Works building for bulk item and yard waste disposal has been removed. Read More »
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Building Permit Applications
While some restrictions related to COVID-19 have been rescinded, it is still crucial that the City continues to operate in a manner that best supports the health and safety of our staff and community.
With the construction industry going back to work on May 7th, we’d like to encourage all contractors and residents to obtain, complete and submit building permit applications electronically. They can be found here and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 517-546-3861 with any building permit questions.
Read More » Annual Water Quality Report
The 2019 annual water quality report for the City of Howell is now available. Individual copies will not be mailed. The report can be found here
Copies can also be obtained 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, the document works best with legal size paper.
City of Howell 2020-2021 Budget Information
The City of Howell 2020-2021 Recommended Line Item Budget is now available to view. Please click here
to view the 2020-2021 Budget Message and Recommended Line Item Budget.
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Navigating COVID-19: A Message from the Mayor
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For Businesses & Employees Seeking Clarity on E.O. 2020-21
The City of Howell and Howell Police Department staff members will not be providing advice or an interpretation to make a determination in this regard as this is a rapidly evolving matter with the potential for change in direction from the state.
We have provided links to additional resources for information on this issue from the state. Read More »
New trash & large item pick up procedures
Effective March 23, 2020, Advanced Disposal will not collect any trash/refuse or recycling that is not containerized.
- All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in the carts. Loose items outside the cart will not be collected.
- All bulky item pickup/collection is suspended until further notice.
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Process Changes for Livingston County Permits/Inspections Read More »
Coronavirus - Stop the Spread by Practicing Social Distancing
The Livingston County Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). There currently are no presumptive positive cases identified in Livingston County; however, in the interest of the health and safety of our residents and staff, the City is taking precautionary steps to avoid exposure as the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
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Per The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce in response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak: Read More »
Michigan gets its first two cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the World Health Organization declares the virus a Pandemic. To learn more on this virus and what you can do to help stop the spread visit the Michigan.gov/coronavirus
or go to the coronavirus information page
on the CityofHowell.org website.
Howell Public Schools met with other school districts in the County to proactively develop plans and actions to limit the spread of the coronavirus and help protect their staff and student body. For more information visit howellschools.com/COVID-19
What services and organizations matter the most to you? Are they schools? Hospitals? Public Safety? All of these vital community services rely on funding that depends on census responses.
Over $675 billion in funding is distributed each year according to census data. Programs like Medicare Part B, special education, school lunch programs, supplemental nutrition assistance programs, and many more receive funding due to census responses.
By completing your 2020 Census you’ll help shape the future of our community by making sure our services get the funding they need! Learn more about how your census responses help all of us in Livingston County at https://www.livgov.com/census2020.
Howell Post Office looks for new siteThe United States Postal Service (USPS) has outgrown its current site located on South Michigan Avenue and is looking for property to construct a new Howell Community Post Office.The USPS has selected the vacant City owned land on West Grand River (BL96) next to the Fire Station. This property is Master Planned as an employment District and is currently maintained by the City of Howell.
If you would like to learn more about the proposed Howell Post Office, and interested in where the next Howell Post Office may be located, follow this link to USPS Howell Relocation.
This site will contain updates as this process progresses.
The United States 2020
Census is fast approaching. Doing your part by completing the Census can significantly help the Community you call home... You can learn more about the census and South East Michigan by watching the SEMCOG
video or visit Census 2020
for additional information.
Important City and Event Dates are included in the calendar along with important City information.
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
Please visit our Clean Water web page for more info.
Sign up for City of Howell Alerts to Text and Email Using 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.
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
Winning the Great American Main Street Award!
Congratulations to Downtown Howell!
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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Sign up for City of Howell Alerts to Text and Email Using Nixle
Nixle 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".
Please take notice that the Planning Commission meeting which was to be held on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers located in the lower level of Howell City Hall, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 mandated restrictions.