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Saturday, August 1st the Chamber of Commerce hosts 2015's Blues Brews & Brats event at the Whipple Street parking lot. (Across from the Fire Department)  The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 p.m.

Musical guests will include Big Ray and the Motor City Kings 3:30-5:00, Howlin' Mercy 5:30-7:00, Pete "Big Dog" Fetters Band 7:30-9:00 and Roadside Rick and the Breakdowns 9:30-11:00.   Your Emcee for the evening:  "Big Smooth"

Cover:  $3.00


Oakland County and CSX Railroad have announced that emergency repairs to the rail crossing on Pontiac Trail between 10 Mile and Lottie St. will begin on Monday, July 27th and run through Saturday, August 1st.
Both the County and CSX apologize for the short notice, but the repairs are dearly needed, and their schedules allow the work to begin immediately. Detours will be posted.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Pontiac Trail (Lafayette) crossing repair please call CSX Railroad at 734-464-5654.



On Tuesday, August 11th, the Four Seasons Garden Club, supported by the Cultural Arts Commission, will host a very special event to celebrate our participation in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program. Paintings on loan from the DIA will be installed throughout the downtown area beginning on Tuesday, July 28th. An additional painting will be unveiled at the "Violins & Seascapes in the Garden" event.

Music will be provided by "Go for Baroque" a classical instrumental string quartet.

"Violins & Seascapes in the Garden" will be held at Paul Baker Park (10 Mile and Reynold Sweet Parkway) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bring your own chair, blanket and picnic basket!    (Rain Date: August 12)




On Saturday, August 15th, the Movies in the Park film is Disney's Big Hero 6. The movie screen is located at the ball field end of McHattie Park. 

Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and get your family and friends out for FREE Movies Under the Stars on the City's 24' inflatable screen!

Feel free to bring a picnic or snacks, but per park rules, no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are allowed. 

The movie will begin at dusk or approximately 9:00 - 9:30 pm. Arrive early to get a good seat! 
In the event of inclement weather, we will update the homepage of the City's website and the City's sign (located at the corner of Pontiac Trail and Dorothy Street in front of the Historic Village) if a movie has to be cancelled.


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.



Fans were disappointed back in early June when The Moxie Strings' concert was cancelled due to rain. Well we were lucky enough to reschedule an appearance by this awesome group on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th.

The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Gazebo at McHattie Historic Village 300 Dorothy Street.

It's going to be a musical week, The Moxie Strings on Thursday night followed by STELLA on Friday night, August 21st in the park. 



Please be aware that DTE will be doing some tree trimming along utility easements throughout the City of South Lyon. Many residents have received a notice in the mail from DTE. If you have any questions or concerns about the tree trimming, please contact the City of South Lyon at (248) 437-1735.




The July water bills will be mailed July 1st and are due before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31st. 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 July 31st to allow processing prior to 5:00 p.m. 
All payments made after 4:00 p.m. must be paid inside the office.  

Please do not deposit cash in the dropbox, all cash payments must be made in the office before 5:00 p.m.


City Residents can now recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories and other household discards such as kitchenware, tools, toys and books with a free residential curbside pickup service on the same day as your weekly trash and recycling service.
This service is provided by Simple Recycling and is an easy, free and convenient way to keep clothing, textiles and reusable household goods out of our landfills.
Green plastic bags and labels are available at City Hall 335 S. Warren Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. Whenever residents use the green Simple Recycling bags or labels, the collecting driver will leave another bag for residents to use the next time.
Please place the green bags and/or tagged items separate from your regular recycling bin and trash containers. This makes it easier for the driver to spot donations. Simple Recycling will collect the bags and recycle their contents for reuse!
For more information on this innovative program visit www.simplerecycling.com



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.


Oakland County will be mailing the 2015 Summer Tax Bills July 1st.
The July tax bill will be due in our office by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
If using the City Hall driveway drop box to make your Summer Tax payment, the payment must be deposited before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th to allow for processing by 5:00. Please DO NOT deposit cash in drop box. Check or Money Orders only. All cash payments must be made in the office.
Payments received after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th will be considered delinquent and a 3% penalty plus 1/2 of 1% per month interest will be added until paid.
Payments will be recorded on the date received. Postmarks will not be honored.


Dog tags / 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.


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 at 300 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



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.



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


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. 


Notary Services 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 to confirm availability of the Notary at City Hall:  248-437-1735.


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.
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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