Thursday, March 26, 2020


As in other communities, Northville Township has responded to the orders of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and closed municipal offices.
In a prepared statement, officials said “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 and suspend our parks, recreation, senior and youth network programs, events and activities.”
Supervisor Robert Nix II said that efforts are focused on ensuring that all essential services, including public safety, utilities and township operations will continue “through the unknown challenges we face moving forward.” 
Entrances to all township buildings will be closed to the public. 

Staff members will continue to service residents through 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) 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 and only emergency inspection activities will be permitted.
“The Northville Township Public Safety Department is actively prepared for emergency operations and has put procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of our community,” Nix said in the prepared statement. “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,” he added.
Nix said the township is taking action to ensure that residents have continued access to electricity, water, heat and other necessities.
“The township has contacted GFL, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Consumers Energy and DTE, who have given assurances that services will continue uninterrupted,” Nix said. 
Nix said there was 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,” he noted.
“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,” he said.
He added that the township will remain vigilant in monitoring the ongoing guidance provided by health officials, and in sharing timely and accurate information to the extent possible.
Nix said that information regarding changes and up-to-date information would be posted on the township website, and through social media.
Additional information is available at (248) 348.5800.