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Pumpkinfest 2016

Festival Dates are September 23rd, 24th & 25th
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

For 32 years, just as the weather turns crisp, hundreds of volunteers come together to carry out this beloved community event.

Pumpkinfest kicks off Friday, September 23rd at 6:00p.m. The Biergarten/Main Stage on Wells St. will open at 6:00 PM, for further details visit the Biergarten Page under the Food and Drink tab.

Saturday, the Festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the annual Pumpkinfest Parade.  This year's Parade theme is Halloween Heroes!  After the parade, stop by the Craft Show at Millennium Middle School
and then join us downtown for food, music, inflatables, and the crowd favorite:  The Ultimate Air Dogs!

Sunday, will continue with a Great Pumpkin contest,  Pie eating Contests, inflatables, Air Dogs, Music and much, much more! 

For a complete listing of schedules and activities, parade info please visit southlyonpumpkinfest.com  






  The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is expected to begin a culvert replacement project on Pontiac Trail over Davis Creek located one mile north of 11 Mile Road in Lyon Township

(north of the South Lyon border) on Thursday, Sept. 29.   

 The section of Pontiac Trail just south of Shady Creek Drive will close to through traffic until early November. 

The detour for the closure is 11 Mile Road to Milford Road back to Pontiac Trail and vice versa.   View Detour Map 

            The $482,000 project is funded by RCOC.   

            The project includes:

·         Removal and replacement existing culvert

·         Head-wall and wing-wall construction

·         Guardrail installation

·         Hot-mix asphalt paving

The contractor for the project is Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township. This section of Pontiac Trail carries approximately 12,700 vehicles daily.  

For more information on the project and updates, visit: Pontiac Trail Culvert Replacement (http://www.rcocweb.org/367/Pontiac-Trail-north-of-11-Mile-Road).




The July 1st Summer Tax bill is due in our office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2016.
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 Friday, September 30th to allow for processing by 5:00 p.m. Please DO NOT deposit cash in drop box. Check or Money Orders only.
All cash payments must be made in the office before 5:00 p.m.
Payments received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 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.



Residents in RRRASOC’s nine member communities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Milford, Milford Township, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake and Wixom can rid their homes of unwanted and unused household hazardous waste during two (free) HHW collection events scheduled for October.

  •  Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – 45175 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi
  •  Saturday October 15 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm – RRRASOC MRF – Truck Entrance at   20875 Mapleridge Avenue, Southfield


These are the last HHW events for RRRASOC-member communities in 2016. Events will resume in the spring of 2017.


Items accepted at HHW collection events include: oil-based paint, solvents, automotive fluids, household cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Residents may bring unused, unwanted and broken electronics. Paper shredding is available onsite at HHW events. Residents may bring up to 3 boxes or 100 pounds of paper for shredding.


Items NOT accepted include: latex paint, explosives, smoke detectors, radioactive waste or commercial/business waste.



For information regarding Absentee Voting for the upcoming Presidential election, click on this link:  


Link provided by Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson

To print an Absentee Ballot Application click here



The 2016 Presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th.
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Precinct 1   Police Administration Building 
                    214 W. Lake St.
Precinct 2   Bartlett Elementary
                    350 School St. (off N. Warren) 
Precinct 3   Bartlett Elementary 

Precinct 4   City Hall Auditorium 
                    335 S. Warren
To find out which polling location you are assigned to, see the Precinct Map


The City of South Lyon is accepting applications for Election Inspectors!
Have you ever thought about becoming more involved in the Election process? Precinct Inspectors are people who are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Why not become more politically involved in your community without running for office?
  • You must be a United States citizen and a registered voter in the State of Michigan
  • Attendance at a training session is mandatory
  • Complete and return your application to the City Clerk's Office at South Lyon City Hall 335 S. Warren, South Lyon, MI 48178
  • Must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. until all work is completed; polls close at 8:00 p.m. but the closing of the polls could be as early as 8:30, or as late as 11:00 p.m. depending on the election; Presidential elections will definitely be a late night!
  • Perform polling preparation and checklist task prior to opening the polls at 7:00 a.m.
  • Process voters within prescribed procedures
  • Assist with processing absentee ballots if such ballots are counted at the precincts
  • Upon closing of the polls at 8:00 p.m. perform poll closing tasks, checklists, recordkeeping tasks, verification tasks and other wrap-up tasks as necessary
  • Sign all required poll books as well as total tapes
  • Maintain accurate records during the voting process such as applications to vote, voter ballots, poll book and spoiled, duplicate and other ballot issues
$10.00 per hour for Election Inspectors
$12.00 per hour for Precinct Chairperson
The City of South Lyon supplies coffee, pop and water throughout the day, donuts and bagels in the morning, then dinner in the afternoon. If you will require anything additional, it is up to you to bring it with you.
Please contact Lisa or Judy in the Clerk's Office at 248-437-1735 for more information.
For an Election Inspector Application click here


City Council meetings are now available online. The videos will be uploaded within 2 days of a meeting.

The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.


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.


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 Historical Society is looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers to help maintain the flower beds at the Witch's Hat Depot/Historic Village, 300 Dorothy Street.  Hours requested: 1 to 2 hours on Monday evenings.
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 bob@tremitiere.com


Date:  March 21, 2016
Permit No.: MI0059519
Facility:  South Lyon MS4-Oakland
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Resources Division (WRD), proposes to re-issue a permit to the City of South Lyon for the City of South Lyon Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. The applicant discharges storm water to surface waters of the State of Michigan.
The draft permit includes the following modifications to the previously issued permit: This individual permit supersedes Certificate of Coverage No. MIS040051.
Comments or objections to the draft permit received by April 20, 2016, will be considered in the final decision to issue the permit. Persons desiring information regarding the draft permit, procedures for commenting, or requesting a hearing should contact Jessica Stiles, Permits Section, WRD, DEQ, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, MI 48909-7958; telephone:  517-284-5590; email:  stilesj1@michigan.gov
Copies of the permit application, public notice, and draft permit may be obtained via the Internet at https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us - click on Public Notice Search; or at the WRD's Southeast Michigan District Office located at 27700 Donald Ct., Warren, MI 48092-2793: Telephone:  586-753-3700.

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 2016 Vendor Application (PDF)

The South Lyon Farmers Market will take place every Saturday, from:

May 7th through October 29th
From 9 am – 2 p

The South Lyon Farmers Market is located in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Liberty and Pontiac Trail.

You can submit your application one of two ways:

Snail Mail:

City of South Lyon
Attention: Bruce Androsian, Market Manager
335 S. Warren St.
South Lyon, MI 48178


Fax: 248-486-0049
Questions: Please call Bruce Androsian at (734)707-1358

Sponsor Information


Promote Your Business AND Support the Farmers Market - Become a Sponsor Today!

The South Lyon Farmers Market is quickly becoming a community gathering place.

On average, the market is visited by hundreds of people each week. In addition, thousands of cars travel by the busy intersection of 10 Mile and Pontiac Trail. As a sponsor, you can gain access to this segment of the community.

To learn more, please download our 2016 SLFM Sponsorship Package (PDF)

If you have any questions or if you want to discuss a more tailored package, please contact Market Manager Bruce Androsian (734)707-1358 or southlyonmarket@gmail.com

2016 DTE Tree Trimming Program

DTE Energy has announced their 2016 Tree Trimming program,  Locations within and around the City of South Lyon will be affected by this program.  Here is a map of where the DTE is looking to evaluate and trim, their Right Tree Right Place flyer and a copy of the letter you should be receiving from DTE.  If you have any questions please contact the DTE Tree Trimming program at dteenergy.com/treecare


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!

Just a reminder: 

  • A homeowner should contact Simple Recycling directly for the following issues:
    • In the event that a household has their Simple Recycling green bags missed on a collection day
    • If a household/resident needs additional green bags and/or labels
  • They may use any one of the following methods to contact Simple Recycling:
  • Please remind residents of the following:
    • Simple Recycling bags (and labeled items) should be set out at the curb by 7:00 am on their weekly collection day
    • Bags and items intended for Simple Recycling should be set apart from household garbage and recycling 
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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