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PETITIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at the office of the South Lyon City Clerk at 335 S. Warren, South Lyon for the nomination of candidates for Mayor and Council. Three Council seats and the Mayoral seat will be on the November 2015 ballot.
PETITIONS may be requested Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must be filed by Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. All candidates who qualify will have their names on the November ballot. Voters will select Mayor (2 year term) and 3 Council Members (4 year term) at the regular Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
Candidates for nomination must have the following qualifications:
  • Must be a qualified, registered elector of the City of South Lyon on July 21, 2015 and throughout the tenure of office and have been a resident of South Lyon for at least 6 months immediately prior to the date of Election at which he/she is a candidate.
  • May not be in default to the City.
  • Must submit petitions signed by at least 25 qualified registered voters but not more than 50 by 4:00 p.m. on July 21, 2015
  • No appointive City officer or employee shall seek an elective office of the City unless he/she resigns from his/her position with the City.
  • Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on July 24, 2015.

Cultural Arts Commission of South Lyon Presents the 2nd Annual: A & E One Show

The Cultural Arts Commission of South Lyon presents the 2nd Annual A & E One Show, an art exhibit by the students of South Lyon in the gallery located in City Hall.

Opening Night event on Saturday, April 25th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The A & E One Show runs from April 25th through May 15th. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit the Cultural Arts Commission's Facebook page.


The City of South Lyon will hold it's annual City-Wide Spring Clean up on Saturday, May 16.  All volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall, 335 S. Warren at 9:00 a.m.  The event will include clean up, planting annuals and mulch spreading.

Please come prepared for the weather, bring work gloves, yard tools, and a wheelbarrow if you have one. Let's all pitch in and make our City shine!


City Council meetings are available online. Videos will be uploaded within 2 days of a meeting. City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. You can view the videos here.

Yard Waste Pick-up


Spring clean-up is in full swing. Yard Waste will be picked up on your regular trash day beginning the first week of April through the end of November.
Yard waste must be in brown paper bags or in trash cans labeled YARD WASTE. Stickers are available at the City Hall front desk. Small limbs, branches, or shrubs must be bundled with twine, in manageable 3 ft lengths.
Please separate the yard waste materials from your regular trash by a few feet to ease pick up.

April Water Bills Due Before 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30th

The April 1st water bills have been mailed and are due before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30th. Bills received after that date will incur a 10% late fee.
Payments may be paid by cash, check or money order.

If making your payment in the City Hall driveway drop-box, the payment must be deposited before 4:00 p.m. on January 30th
to allow time for processing prior to 5:00 p.m.  Please do not deposit cash in the dropbox, cash payments must be made in the office before 5:00 p.m.



You can now visit the link www.https://vote.michigan.gov/mvic/  to get information such as where you vote, whether you are registered to vote, what will be on the ballot for the May 5th election, etc. The information is provided by the Michigan Voter Information Center, Michigan Secretary of State


At Monday night's meeting City Council voted to move the annual City-wide Garage Sale to the 3rd weekend of May in hopes of warmer and drier weather. Traditionally the sale has been held on the 1st weekend in May and very often the cold or rainy conditions have put a damper on the event. 
This year's 4 day City-wide Garage Sale will be held Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, May 17th. No permit is required for this popular annual event.
May 14th will be here before you know it, so get busy sorting and pricing your items. This year's Sale will be bigger than ever!
Any leftover, unwanted items, large or small can be put out on your next regularly scheduled trash day.

Land Conservation in the Huron River Watershed

Six Rivers Land Conservancy would like to invite landowners in the community to an informational session on land conservation in the Huron River watershed. There will be a presentation on the benefits of and threats to the Huron River watershed's water quality, land protection options available to landowners, and the opportunity for a free field assessment. This community plays an important role in the watershed - and individual landowners play an important role, too, by sustaining the health of the watershed, saving special places, and preserving the character of this community.

These presentations are brought to you by the SEMIWILD partnership - a partnership of Six Rivers Land Conservancy, the Huron River Watershed Council, and other land conservancies in Southeast Michigan.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to SEMIWILD@heartofthelakes.org or call (248) 326-4751.   

Meetings will be held on:

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Highland Township Library  

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Chalet at Camp Dearborn (Milford)  

Questions? Please contact:

Meghan Prindle, Landowner & Community Outreach Coordinator
Six Rivers Land Conservancy & Legacy Land Conservancy  
4480 Orion Road, 2nd Floor PO Box 80902
Rochester, MI 48308-0902
Office Phone: (248) 601-2816

2015 Concerts in the Park

The 2015 Concerts in the Park lineup has been announced!

Join us on Friday evenings starting June 5th at the gazebo in McHattie Park for our annual free summer concert series. All you need is a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the fun of a variety of musical acts in our beautiful historic village.

View all the acts that will be playing this summer here.


Shopping at the South Lyon Farmers Market is a win win for everyone! The Market promotes healthy eating, strengthens community, supports local farmers, preserves agricultural land and practices for future generations.
Purchasing food directly from the grower, gives you the opportunity to learn about your food! Who grew it? Where was it grown? What growing methods are used? And you may even learn a new favorite recipe. Shop local! Your farmers market vendors are real people who work the land of southeast Michigan.

For Vendors:

Please visit our Vendor Information page for more information, and to download an application to be a vendor. 

For Sponsors:

Are you looking for ways to promote your business AND support a popular community event? Consider becoming a sponsor. Please visit our Sponsor Information page to learn about the benefits of supporting the South Lyon Farmers Market. 



The City of South Lyon is currently accepting applications for election inspectors (poll workers). As an election inspector, you will be serving your community by protecting voter rights, promoting transparency in government and ensuring the election process is open, accurate and fair.
An election inspector must be a U.S. citizen, Michigan resident, registered voter, and cannot be a challenger, candidate, immediate member of a candidate's  family or a convicted felon. Poll workers must submit an election inspector application and complete training prior to working an election.
It is important to have a strong attention to detail, effective communication skills and the ability to sit/stand for long periods of time. Polls are open
from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; election workers report at 6:00 a.m. and work until as late at 11:00 p.m. Poll workers are provided breakfast and dinner, an hourly wage and paid training.
Please contact Dawn or Lisa at 248-437-1735 for more information.
We want YOU to be a part of the democratic process!
For an Election Inspector Application click here

Meals on Wheels News!

The Western Oakland Meals on Wheels Program is pleased to offer a Senior Lunch Program for South Lyon Area residents.
Join us for LUNCH at the Phase 1-4 Club House in Colonial Acres on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 Noon, and at the Phase 5 Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon. 
Seniors 60 years of age and older $3.00 per meal 
                Guests (under 60 yrs.) $5.00 per meal
**To reserve your meal, please call the Nutrition Program at 810-632-2155 (at least 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE). For menus - visit our website www.womow.org or call number above.

2015 Dog Licenses Available at City Hall

Dog tags and licenses are available at City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5:00.  License Fees are as follows:
Spayed/Neutered Current     $7.50
Senior Discount                       $6.75     
Male/Female (unaltered)     $15.00          
Senior Discount: Male/Female (unaltered)    $13.50
*****Delinquent (June 2nd)   $30.00*****   
New Dog after July 10th     $3.75
You must present a copy of the your dog's Rabies Certificate
(with Vet's signature)
 Payable by cash or check only.
South Lyon City Hall
335 S. Warren Street
South Lyon, MI 48178

Telephone: (248) 437-1735 / Fax: (248) 486-0049

Banner photos were generously provided by Phil Taylor, Sharpe Contrast Photography.

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2015 City Holiday Schedule

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Ordinance Amendments 2013

Sign Ordinance (Adopted 2014)

Snow Emergency Parking Ordinance (Adopted 2013)

Sidewalk Snow/Ice Ordinance 2010

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Budget 2014-2015

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