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Special Meeting and Public Hearing for February 25, 2016 called by the Zoning Board of Appeals



The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at a Special Meeting of the City of South Lyon Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, February 25, 2016, for the purpose of hearing interested parties in variance requests for:

1. 600 N. Lafayette Street, Parcel #: 21-20-301-018
2. 203 University Avenue, Parcel #: 21-30-431-003

ZBA Public Hearing, Special Meeting Notice, 2.25.16

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


The City of South Lyon is seeking 1 new Board of Review member. The Board of Review meets in March to hear property tax appeals by individual property owners; then reduces, adds or denies said appeal. The Board of Review also meets once in July and once in December for any changes that need to be made to the tax roll pending any adjustments in taxable/assessed value necessary per our City Assessor. The Board of Review will also hear hardship/poverty appeals. Board members are paid $50.00 per half day and $100.00 for each full day worked. If interested, please complete the Application for Appointment and return to City Clerk's office or by email at ldeaton@southlyonmi.org If you have questions please contact the Clerk's office at 248-437-1735.


The City of South Lyon Winter tax bills are due February 14, 2016. Payments can be made at City Hall payable by cash, check or money order.

Please DO NOT deposit cash in the City Hall driveway drop-box. Cash payments must be paid in the office.
Bills not paid before March 2, 2016 must then be paid directly to Andrew E. Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341. For tax information after March 2, 2016 call the Oakland County Treasurer 24 Hour Tax Hotline: 888-600-3773


The South Lyon Area Historical Society invites you to join them on Thursday, February 18th, 7:00 p.m. to celebrate Black History Month with Salem native Margaret Givens-Green. Margaret has traced her family back to her great-grandfather who, with his family, was the first black settler to settle in Salem. Margaret, who is writing a book about her family history, will tell us about her family's journey from Virginia, through several states and Canada, before eventually reaching Salem. She will also explain the important part the Underground Railroad played in making their journey possible.
The program will be held in the Historic Village Freight House, 300 Dorothy St., South Lyon. Please join us for a very special evening.


The 2016 Notices of Assessment were mailed February 1st by Oakland County. Any questions regarding the value placed on your property can be reviewed by the Oakland County Assessing Department 248-858-0740.
If after reviewing your notice, you wish to appeal your assessment, arrangements can be made for an appointment before the Board of Review by contacting the Oakland County Equalization Division
Toll Free: 1-888-350-0900 Ext.#80773 or 248-878-0773. 
All Board of Review appointments will be held at South Lyon City Hall, 335 S. Warren
For more information on March dates and times click here
Those without appointments will be served on a first come, first served basis.


If your child will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2016, you are asked to attend Kindergarten Registration at the elementary school in your attendance area. All meetings begin at 7PM and are held in the cafeteria. If you do not know which elementary school your child will attend, please call the Transportation Department at 248-573-8900.
This meeting is intended for parents. Please do not bring children at this time. This allows for the discussion of any special needs or arrangements and provides an opportunity for questions to be answered.
Kindergarten Registration is planned so that each child is given the best opportunity possible to be prepared for school. It also helps the District make plans for staff and building use.
It is important to bring with you the following:
A Certified Birth Certificate: for each child being registered, with raised seal, original will be returned.
Two Proofs of Residency: This may include a driver's license, a utility bill or a lease/rental agreement. You must have two documents, which indicate the family name and address (in the South Lyon School District)
Immunization and Vision Record to Date: You may revise this information in the Fall. We realize many children will take a physical exam and update their immunizations during the Summer. However, students will not be allowed to begin the first day of school without proper immunizations, vision screening and verification on file with the school.
Bartlett..........Thursday, February 25, 2016
Brummer.......Tuesday, March 01, 2016 
Dolson..........Wednesday, March 02, 2016         
Hardy...........Thursday, March 03, 2016 
Kent Lake......Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Salem............Tuesday, March 01, 2016                 
Sayre............Thursday, February 25, 2016
If parents are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration, they may register their children in the following methods:
Parents may register their children with the school building secretary during the regular school year.
If you have any questions, please call one of the elementary schools, the CITA Department or Pupil Services
at 248-573-8134


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.


Just a reminder that it is the responsibility of the property owner/lessee to clear sidewalks of snow and/or ice within 24 hours following a snowfall, sleet or freezing rain.
Once cleared this maintenance shall include the use of salt, melting agent or enough sand to make the sidewalk reasonably safe for pedestrian traffic.
In the event of a Snow Emergency (declared by the City Manager and the DPW Superintendent) vehicles must be removed from all City streets to allow for plowing by both City and Oakland County crews.
Notification of a declared Snow Emergency will be made through local news stations, the City website www.southlyonmi.org as well as the City sign in McHattie Park.
For a complete copy of the 2013 Snow Emergency/Parking Ordinance click here


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 your dog's current Rabies certificate
(with Vet's signature)
 Payable by cash or check only.


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 Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County has published their January 2016 newsletter.  This document will provide you with an update of the workings of the RRRASOC and upcoming dates for Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs and locations.  You can sign up to receive the newsletters as they are published by subscribing to the newsletter.  If you have any questions regarding what items can be recycled through the City of South Lyon's curbside recycling program  RRRASOC has also provided a quick reference guide for your use.


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.



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
South Lyon City Hall
335 S. Warren Street
South Lyon, MI 48178

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

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