Northville Township Public Buildings Are Closed

Northville Township Public Buildings Are Closed

For the safety of our staff and community, Township Offices are closed to the public.
Posted on 03/13/2020
covidFellow Northville Township residents, business owners, community members and stakeholders,

As a result of the COVID-19 virus, it is necessary to update you about Northville Township operations. The health and safety of our staff, residents, community leaders, business owners and community members is our highest priority.

At this time, based on the available information from various local, state and federal resources, we have decided it is in the best interest of Northville Township to close our Township buildings to the public, suspending our parks, recreation, senior and youth network programs, events and activities.

My efforts are focused on ensuring that all of your essential services, including public safety, utilities and Township operations will continue through the unknown challenges we face moving forward. 

What does that mean for you?

Township Operations
Effective at the end of business day today, March 13, 2020, entrances to all Township buildings will be closed to the public except for the following: (1) EDC meeting on March 16 at 7pm and (2)Board of Trustees meeting on March 19 at 7pm.  Staff will continue to service residents through our day-to-day operations, utilizing online services and employees can still be reached via telephone and email. As a result of these closures, the following actions are being taken:

Township Hall will not be open to the public except as noted above

• Drive-thru window at Township hall will remain open

• Senior (medical, employment, grocery) Transportation will continue at this time

• All Parks, Recreation and Senior programming and events will be cancelled
 
 • The Community Center, Northville Youth Network and Recreation Center at Hillside will be closed to the public

 • Only emergency inspection activities will be permitted

Public Safety

Our Public Safety Department is actively prepared for emergency operations and has put procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of our community. Service by our Police, Fire, Advanced Life Support Staff and First Responders will continue without interruption. Our partnership with the Northville Community School District will continue and our Public Safety staff has been coordinating efforts and best practices for our community as a whole.

Utility Services
We are taking action to ensure that our residents have continued access to electricity, water, heat and other necessities, The Township has been in contact with GFL, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Consumers Energy and DTE, who have given assurances that services will continue, uninterrupted. 

Steps You Can Take

You are receiving a constant stream of information and updates on COVID-19 from the State of Michigan, Wayne County Health Department and the CDC. Please continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the leading experts. I encourage all of our Township residents, community leaders, business owners, community members and staff to continue best practices in self-care and preventative measures. Please continue to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, keep your hands away from your face, cover when coughing or sneezing and stay home when you are sick.

Communication
The Township will remain vigilant in monitoring the ongoing guidance provided by our health officials, and in sharing timely and accurate information to the extent possible. As your Township Supervisor, I will ensure that you will be informed as changes occur. With the assistance of the Board of Trustees, Township Manager, Department Heads and staff, I will continue to provide the most up-to-date information available to you via our website (twp.northville.mi.us) and social media.

Please contact Northville Township staff directly at 248.348.5800 if you have additional questions or concerns. 

Your efforts in concert with ours will help us meet this challenge.

Robert R. Nix II
Northville Township Supervisor

Robert R. Nix II

Resources
The following resources and links have been provided below from the Wayne County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding how to slow the spread of this disease and stay safe. You can also visit the CDC, Wayne County Health Department and the World Health Organization websites, by clicking the organization to the left.

 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Share The Facts About COVID-19
What You Need to Know
Stop The Spread of Germs
Symptoms
What To Do If You Are Sick


Wayne County Health Department Guide to COVID-19:

Booklet
Symptoms and Prevention
Preventing Spread
Preventing Stigma