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City Hall Closed Good Friday, April 18th

City Hall will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday weekend.
The office will re-open on Monday, April 21st at 8:30 a.m.

2014 Easter Egg Hunt is Coming!

The South Lyon Kiwanis will once again be hosting it's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Volunteer Park (on Dixboro Rd. just north of 8 Mile Rd.) on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Special events, including a visit from the Easter Bunny, Police and Fire Department equipment and personnel, begin at 11:00 a.m.
The Easter Egg Scramble itself begins at 12:00 Noon, and runs through 12:30 p.m.
So bring the kids or grandkids and enjoy this community favorite Springtime event!

Village Garden Volunteer Meeting

The South Lyon Area Historical Society is holding a meeting for the Village garden volunteers on Monday, April 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the Freight House in the Historic Village, 300 Dorothy St.
Volunteers are needed to maintain the flower beds in the Historical Village at McHattie Park.  All interested gardeners are encouraged to attend.

Special Planning Commission Meeting: Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The South Lyon Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a workshop regarding the proposed Knolls of South Lyon development. The workshop will address comments from the City’s consultants on the Final Site Plan for the Knolls of South Lyon. The meeting will be held at the South Lyon City and School Administration building located at 335 S. Warren, South Lyon, and Michigan 48178.  All interested parties are invited to attend.


Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey

The purpose of this survey is to obtain opinions from South Lyon residents regarding parks and recreation facilities and programming in the community to be used to update the City Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Your name and address is not requested and cannot be linked with your response. Only information based on total responses will be released.

Link to Survey


Historical Society to host

On Wednesday, April 23rd the Historical Society will present "History of Baseball in the 19th Century". The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Freight House at the Historical Village, 300 Dorothy St., South Lyon.
Ever wonder how baseball came to be? Please join us as we welcome Ray McMillan, a South Lyon resident and Historical Society member, as he guides us through the history of America's number one sport. A great program for all ages, learn the "ins, outs, rules and people" that made baseball what it is today. Ray recently retired and has completed a Master's Degree in History program at Madonna University.

Special Council Meeting April 26, 2014


The South Lyon City Council will hold a special meeting on Saturday April 26th at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of candidate interviews for the City Manager position. The meeting will be held at South Lyon City Hall 335 S. Warren, South Lyon,  MI.


April 1st Water Bills Due By Wednesday April 30th

The April 2014 water bills have been mailed out and are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. 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, payment must be deposited before 4:00 p.m. on the 30th, to allow time for processing by 5:00 p.m.  Please do not deposit cash in the drop-box.

Cultural Arts Commission Art Exhibit by the Students of South Lyon May 3-30, 2014

The South Lyon Cultural Arts Commission will hold its first art exhibit beginning with an Opening Night Reception on:

Saturday, May 3rd from 6-9 pm at South Lyon City Hall

The A & E (Arts & Education) One Show is an annual exhibit collaborated with the South Lyon Schools Art Department. The show will feature work by the South Lyon High School and South Lyon East High School students.

The art can be viewed throughout the month of May during the South Lyon City and School Administration Building's regular hours. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please see the Commission's webpage or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CulturalArtsCommissionofSouthLyon



This year's City Wide Garage Sale will be held Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4th. No permit is required for this popular annual event.

Any leftover, unwanted items, large or small can be put out on your regularly scheduled trash day.

FREE Workshop Offered on Controlling Invasive Plant Species

Independence Township and the Oakland Phragmites & Invasive Species Task Force (OPIS) are offering a free workshop on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. The workshop will be held at Independence Township Hall,
6483 Walton Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48436.
Learn about invasive plants and the ill effects they are having on your property values, safety and our beautiful Great Lakes environment. This free presentation will address ideas on how invasives can be controlled, who can do it and how your whole community can reap the benefits of having a proactive plan. We can help you initiate an Action Plan for your community, HOA or private property. Program flier 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.

South Lyon Farmers Market is NOW Accepting Vendor Applications!


The South Lyon Farmers Market is now accepting vendor applications for the 2014 market season!

Click here to get more information and to download our 2014 Vendor Application. 


Notary Services Now Available at City Hall

The Clerk/Treasurer's office has a Notary Public on staff to assist you with
a variety of transactions. Hours daily, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
This service is free to City residents (living within our city limits). 
There is a $5.00 fee for non-residents.  Payment can be made by check or in cash. 
Please call ahead to confirm availability of the Notary at City Hall:  248-437-1735.

2014 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)
at the time of purchase. Payable by cash or check only.

City Council Meetings Are Now Online

City Council meetings are now 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.


Roses are red, violets are blue..If you like gardening, we could sure use you! Do you like to garden but have no room for one of your own?
The South Lyon Area Historical Society is looking for dedicated volunteers to help tend and maintain the flower beds at the Historical Village/Witch's Hat Depot located on Dorothy St. off Pontiac Trail, in South Lyon. Hours requested: 1 to 2 hours per week.
If you would be interested in helping the Society keep the Village "picture ready" please contact:  
Linda Ross at: (248) 437-9142 or Bob Tremitiere at: (248) 437-3007

Oakland County Offers Housing Help

The Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division offers FREE Housing Counseling as well as Home Improvement programs for low to moderate income residents. For more information on these programs visit their website:  www.advantageoakland.com

Free Housing Counseling call:  248-858-1891        
Home Improvement Program call:  248-858-5401       

Veteran's Memorial Rock - Legacy Brick Program

South Lyon's VFW Post 2502 is inviting the public to purchase a Veteran's Memorial Legacy Brick Paver. These lasting memorials will be permanently and prominently placed on site at the Lovewell-Hill Post Veterans Memorial at the corner of Pontiac Trail and W. Liberty. The brick may be personalized with a special message remembering a fallen serviceman; honoring current or past members of our armed services or in honor of groups who have extended themselves meritoriously for the community.
If you are searching for that perfect birthday or anniversary gift for a family member or friend, consider purchasing a tax-deductible Legacy Brick Paver. You will be not only be supporting your local VFW, your gift will provide a heartfelt tribute to our men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping our freedom free.
Your contribution helps support our troops and their families in Michigan.

SKYWARN 2014 Training Classes Offered

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division is offering a training class to prepare County residents to be severe weather spotters.

Classes are FREE and typically last two hours. For a schedule of class dates and locations Click HereClass location MAP.

The class covers what information to report and how to report it. Basic severe weather safety is also covered.

It goes without saying that the more trained "eyes" we have in the field during a severe weather event, the better the County's service to you and the public will be.  Lend us yours - learn SKYWARN!

Opening the World Through Words...

...That's what you will be helping to do when you become a volunteer tutor with the Oakland Literacy Council. Since 1984 we have provided over 300 adults free one-on-one reading and English language instruction each year.
If you would like to experience the life-changing rewards of becoming a tutor, or if you know of anyone needing our help, please call the Oakland Literacy Council at (248) 253-1617 or email us at:  info@oaklandliteracy.net. Make a difference in your community and someone's life!

South Lyon Fire Dept. Annual Report 2013

The 2013 Annual Report for the South Lyon Fire Deptartment is available in our Quick Links column at right and also on the Fire Department's website: southlyonfire.com


DTE Energy
A message from your community lighting manager    
 Are you aware that residents and business owners can report street light outages directly? 
Simply use this link dteenergy.com/streetlight.
The link leads directly to the DTE Energy online street light reporting tool.
Here is a step-by-step guide to filling in the online form.
In addition to the new online tool, customers can report street light problems by calling
DTE Energy toll-free at 800.477.4747.
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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