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Cc, 3 'Co oc � -- as C7�� ss o a ° v p 'E a0, 5 w v ' m v m v I/I\ o cu E ■ �v ai c o a y EL o o" 4 ¢ 7/I o v o 3 ■ o ' c v o n"i i ' on= sncc � . c � � m ■ s o o"� v A 'o� b o = a o � ooa� st- ca o o � G r «r O x � � � R o c a (ry y O v E E > 8 9 0 v cu 0 0 o - o tD 4 a d ti O a as y Q o . o '9 H '� N Lv' v � O a cv ❑ E o a o � o o CJ '��' o PUBLIC SERVICES/WINTER - (734) 466-2655 Holiday Schedule i0o & Trash Collection Snow Emergency I of o / President's Day February 16,2015. During - declared . Emergency, Collection on the •- removed from City streets or they are regular schedule. subject to towing and/or Sign up for e-mail and/or text Snow L Emergency Alerts / Good Friday/Easter front page of the city website under Quick Shortcuts. April 3,2015 Collection on the regular schedule. When Should I Shovel the Snow? / Memorial Day No Collection Monday, 1 When snow falls or drifts during May 25,2015 the night,it must be removed by Service one day delayed twelve noon. Memorial Week. 1 Snow falling or drifting during the day must be removed before twelve noon of the following day. " When is 1 City Ordinance prohibits plowing/ shoveling snow onto roads. Trash Collection 1 Snow piled by the roadway must Delayed? not obstruct the view of traffic. The following legal holidays 1 Do not deposit snow onto your are the only holidays that neighbors'property. affect trash collection: 1 Ice on the sidewalk should be TM removed or treated with sand, 1 New Year's Day chemical ice melter,or de-icer. 1 Memorial Day 1 Your cooperation is necessary to a keep the sidewalk safe for 1 Independence Day pedestrians. 1 Labor Day 1 Inspectors will take the steps . necessary to obtain compliance up 1 Thanksgiving Day to and including issuing a ticket if needed. 1 Christmas Day 1 Use caution when shoveling snow;it is a strenuous chore. If holiday occurs on a weekday, collection will be one day late. If holiday occurs on a weekend, collection will remain on Safety Tips: regular schedule. • Before shoveling,warm up with a few stretching exercises. Loads are light on holiday • Don't smoke or eat a large meal before shoveling. weeks-trucks run early. • Dress warmly in layers,wear a hat and cover your neck. For questions regarding • Tackle heavy snow in two stages. Begin by skimming off the snow from the top,and curbside refuse collection then remove the bottom layer.Avoid overloading the shovel. services,contact Sanitation at • Don't rush,shovel with a slow and steady pace. Take frequent breaks,stretch and (734)466-2588. drink some water during breaks. Cold air dehydrates the body. 4 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS PUBLIC SERVICES/SPRING (734) 466-2655 1 1 Separated Yard Waste Collection Service Resumes Separated yard waste collection v! 1 service will resume on your regular trash collection day the week of March 23. Yard waste should be disposed of in up to 33 gallon cans,marked with a yard waste sticker or an"X"or s �r in paper compost bags. Yard 1 � waste containers should be - placed out separate from your normal rubbish and recycle bin. (Preferably on the opposite side of the driveway). 1 1 1 1 1 1 Grass & Weed Cutting keeps Livonia beautiful! LIVONIA ORDINANCE REQUIRES: 1 1 Property must be mowed as often as necessary to keep grass or weeds below nine inches(9"). ' 1 1 Noxious weeds must be cut prior to seed bearing stage or nine inches(9")whichever comes first. 1 1 May 1st is the beginning date for enforcement. 1 Any property in violation(including the right of way adjacent to the property): -Subject to cutting without further notice(Notice will be published twice in Livonia's Household March 2015). Hazardous Waste/ -All charges and administrative fees will be billed to the owner. Electronic Waste Complaints regarding high grass or weeds can be made: 1 Call Inspection at(734)466-2588 Saturday,April 25,2015 / Email to ordinance@ci.livonia.mi.us. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. NOTE TO PROPERTY OWNERS: Ford Field(Take Stark Rd. 1 Residents using a lawn service should ask them to use mulching mowers. north from Schoolcraft Rd. to enter event). / Grass clippings must be put in paper compost bags or marked trash cans. / A maximum of eight(8)bags per week is allowed. For questions regarding Livonia's 1 No grass clippings may be blown onto the street or adjoining property. environmental programs contact 1 Yard waste may not be left at the curb prior to 6 p.m.the day before pick up. Public Service at(734)466-2655. / Clippings and yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up. 1 If your lawn is fertilized by a professional company: -A sign must be posted a minimum of twelve(12)hours after treated. -All Lawn,Landscaping,and Spraying companies must be licensed thru the I City Clerk. ' 1 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 5 PUBLIC SERVICES - (734) 466-2655 Guidelines for ; compost bags or an acceptable container(33-gallon hard plastic or metal can with handles)marked with an"X"or a City of Livonia"Yard Waste Recycling"sticker.These stickers can be obtained by calling the Refuse Collection Sanitation Division at(734)466-2588.Containers must not exceed 50 Weekly trash collection starts at 6 a.m. There is no set time fora pounds in weight.To prevent injury to the yard waste collector,branches particular street. Trash should not be set out earlier than 6 p.m.the must not overhang the can.Sanitation crews are not allowed to reach evening prior to the collection day. into any can to remove lodged items.During the winter months there is no curbside collection service of yard waste. (The Refuse Disposal Weekly trash collection is limited to eight(8)cans or bags of regular Facility will accept yard waste for a fee during the winter months). household waste and eight(8)cans or bags of yard waste. ; Warning to Parents:Children,through their curious nature,are Brush and Branch Collection: attracted to the operation of heavy equipment used in weekly trash There are two methods for disposal of brush and branches at the curb. collection.Please instruct your children to keep a safe distance from all (Logs and stumps are not collected at the curb). collection vehicles. Pickup of Small Brush:Branches less than four(4)feet long must be tied in bundles of less than fifty(50)pounds and placed out on trash Containers: collection day separate from the normal trash and recycling bin.Up to Containers should be set on the front curb or edge of street but NOT five(5)bundles of tied brush/branches maybe disposed of weekly. IN THE ROADWAY ITSELF. Garbage must not be packed too Bundled brush service,on your regular trash collection day,is available tightly in containers.The refuse contractor is not allowed to reach into from the fourth Monday in March through the second Friday in any container to dislodge its contents.All containers must be removed December. from the curb by the evening of the collection day. Pickup of Large Brush:Chipper service for branches over four(4)feet Acceptable Containers: long and less than four(4)inches in diameter is collected separate from Cans: Water-tight galvanized metal or heavy-duty the weekly trash collection. Branches and brush must be unbundled plastic garbage cans with handles.MAXIMUM and places as close to the road as possible with cut ends pointing SIZE OF THIRTY-THREE(33)GALLONS. towards the street. Roots,thorns and vines are prohibited for chipper (Loose trash that may blow away[i.e.paper or service. Collection of large brush occurs: packing material]must be disposed of in a April to Memorial Weekend-Automatic Service plastic bag secured at the top Memorial Weekend to Second Friday of October-By request only E-Mail-brush@ci.livonia.mi.us Plastic Bags: Bags must be tied shut and able to Phone-(734)466-2655 withstand lifting from the top without breaking Internet Service Request-www.cityoflivonia.net (2 mil plastic bags recommended). Chipper service is not available from mid-October through March Landscape and tree contractors are responsible for the removal of Paper Bags: Compost bags for disposal of yard waste only. all tree materials CONTAINERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM Items NOT Collected at the Curb: WEIGHT OF FIFTY(50)POUNDS EACH. . Hot ashes Preparing Items for Weekly Pick Up • Any part of a demolished structure,building debris or construction Cardboard boxes larger that 2 feet by 2 feet must be broken down and material(responsibility of contractor or resident) tied in bundles or may be recycled at the Drop-off Recycle Center. • Paint(Latex or water based paint maybe disposed of with regular When disposing of sharp objects,care should be taken to prevent trash provided the lid has been removed and the paint has dried) injury to the refuse collector.Used hypodermic needles should be • Chemicals(Hazardous chemicals should be retained until placed in a"Sharps"container and sealed before disposing of.Broken the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day or by calling the Wayne County-Department of Environment at glass should be wrapped securely. (734)326-3936 for instructions on proper disposal) Recycle Bin Collection . Broken concrete,masonry,or dirt Recycling is mandatory in Livonia. To obtain a replacement recycling . Automobile parts bin please contact the Sanitation Division at(734)466-2588. For . Waste oil or anti-freeze-Dispose of at the Recycling Center details on what items are recyclable and accepted at curbside please . Sod,stumps,roots,logs or limbs over four inches in diameter see page 7. . Disposal of large amounts of rubbish due to clean-up,moving, Large Item Pick Up:Household furnishings and appliances will be flooding,fire,etc.are the resident's responsibility picked up weekly by a separate truck on the regular collection day. There is a limit of two(2)household items per week.These items should be set out the evening before(after 6 p.m.)or prior to 6:00 a.m. Refuse Disposal Facility Hours of the collection day.Doors must be removed from refrigerators or Summer (Fridays and Saturdays) freezers before they are placed at the curb. Yard Waste(Compost)Collection April 3- December 19,2015 The separated yard waste collection program,on your regular trash Winter(Saturdays Only) collection day,begins the fourth Monday in March and ends the December 26,2015-March 26,2016 second Friday in December.Yard waste must be placed in paper For information on fees contact Sanitation or Public Service 6 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS W.0 UBLIC SERVICES - (734) 466-2655 Recyclable Items Collected Curbside Boxboard/Paperboard Plastic Food/Beverage Containers Glass Food/Beverage Containers Cereal Boxes, Shoeboxes, etc. (Stamped on Bottom: 1 through 7) (Clear&Brown Only—NO GREEN) Brown Paper Grocery Bags Glossy Magazines/Catalogs ✓ Telephone Books Household Batteries (AA,AAA, C, Junk Mail, Office Paper, Paperback ✓ Plastic Grocery Bags D, 9-Volt—place in clear zip lock Books ✓ Cans (Aluminum&Tin) baggies) Corrugated Cardboard ✓ Empty Aerosol Cans Newspapers/Sunday Supplements (Cardboard Boxes - cut down) Small Scrap Metal Items/License Plates Curbside Recycling Guidelines EMPTY METAL CANS and SMALL SCRAP METAL ITEMS HOUSEHOLD __........ BATTERIES Place in clear zip lock � baggies CARDBOARD (See Guidelines Below) GLASS BOTTLES Clear p &Brown Only ALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS PAPER,PAPERBACK BOOKS,MAIL, 1 through 7 NEWSPAPERS,MAGAZINES& Discard hard� '� plastic tops PAPERBOARD BOXES Mix together in paper or plastic grocery bag;no hardcover books Cardboard Preparation OPTION TWO: Unfold,flatten and OPTION ONE: stuff smaller boxes Unfold,flatten into larger boxy cut to 2'x2'size (no larger than " ,. and bundle with "` . 18"W x 24"L x 24"H twine or tape along with other fiber and place inside,next to items and place or under bin. inside or next to bin.) Pictures courtesy of Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority For questions regarding Livonia's Environmental Programs. call Public Service at (734) 466-2655 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 7 PUBLIC SERVICES (734) 466-2655 Vacant and/or Abandoned ; Building Ordinance 1 Ordinance 2844(VAABO) effective October 29,2009 1 Notifications published in the ; Observer Impacts all owners or managers of said property. ; Information at city website: www.ci.livonia.mi.us ; Click on: . 1 Department home 1 Inspection(Building and Enforcement) ; / Vacant/Abandoned Building Ordinance Rats and Vermin— Other Links: A Continuing Issue 1 Application Forms The presence of rats,mice,squirrels,skunks and other vermin are nothing new. They share our 1 Registration Forms and Fees space and have always been around- sometimes more widespread,sometimes less. To thrive, VAABO pertains to M vacant these rodents need two things available to them: and/or abandoned properties: 1. Food source(and water). 1 Residential 2. Shelter. 1 Non Residential Food source- Rats and vermin feed on the following: Law Requires: 1. Pet food left outside,or made accessible in a garage or shed. 1 Registration 2. Pet waste-yes,pet waste,not cleaned up is a food source for rats. 3. Bird feeders,squirrel food,bread,peanuts,popcorn etc. Much of that food put out for the 1 Monthly Fees "friends"you enjoy,winds up feeding rats and vermin. 1 Inspection Fees 4. Home vegetable gardens. 1 Repairs made 5. Household trash put out overnight in bags(instead of solid trash cans). 1 Inspection approvals obtained 6. Check your plastic garbage cans to see if there is a small entry hole on the bottom for 1 All fees and past due monies vermin. Rats are unable to enter metal cans with secured lids.. must be paid Shelter-Rats and vermin will make a home in: After the above qualifications are 1. Debris,wood on the ground,trash,tires,building materials. met,or arrangements are made 2. Accessory buildings or garages or slabs without rat wall protection-they can burrow for a temporary Certificate of under the slab and create a rat or vermin"hotel." Occupancy,the building can be 3. Skirted decks and decks low to the ground-while they may be attractive,these decks can reoccupied. also provide living space for critters. City will board up and secure 4. Holes in your foundation,home,garage or shed that lets them"bunk"with you. VAABO properties as needed. Take away the food and shelter and the rats and vermin will not come around. To report a VAABO or to get If there is an infestation,professional exterminators must be utilized—you do not want the more information,please call: vermin to go elsewhere. Homeowners are responsible for this clean up. (734)466-2580. Call Ordinance Enforcement for further information or if you wish to report a problem at (734)466-2588. 8 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS LIVONIA HOUSING COMMISSION Two Programs to Make ' Home MaintenanceAffordoble! 1. The Major Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is a low-interest loan program for income qualified homeowners for major home improvements as defined by inspections / 0%and 3%Interest Rates with only one payment required;typically paid when home is sold / The focus of the program concentrates on maintenance of the existing structure as it relates to health and safety issues and correction of local code violations based primarily on inspections by the City Building Department / The program does not permit remodeling or updating for cosmetic purposes,additions,new construction projects or specific item requests / Typical eligible repairs may include roof,windows,doors,insulation,heating,electrical and Possible repair: Removal of old fuses with plumbing repairs and some emergency repairs electrical upgrade to 100 amp service / Once the loan is obtained,a lien is placed on the property and remains until the title transfers / The maximum loan amount is$15,000-$25,000 / Licensed and insured contractors complete all work 2. The Minor Home Repair Grant Program provides financial assistance to income qualified homeowners for general permanent home repairs ' / Maximum allowable grant award is$1,500 per home/per fiscal year ; / Minimal fee for service collected upon determination of the homeowners'program eligibility / Typical eligible repairs may include: Insulation ' Installation of handrails/grab bars Minor plumbing/electrical repair Possible repair: Removal and replacement of existinHot water tank replacement model furnace with new high efficiency Sewer cleanout AND many other minor repairs needed to ensure the homeowners'health and safety For More Information On Either Program Call:(734)421-6450,ext. 105 for an appointment and to request an application E-mail:CDBG@ci.livonia.mi.us for major loan or minorhomerepair@ci.livonia.mi.us Visit:The City of Livonia Website www.cidivonia.mims click on"Departments""Housing""Community w Development Block Grant Program' Contractor'? Contractors who are licensed,insured,and lead-based paint certified may bid on home improvement projects.For details,call(734)421-6450,ext. 104.We also welcome women-and minority-owned contractors. Install Insulation Participant Qualifications? / You must be a homeowner/occupant for at least one year. / No land contracts. / The home must be covered by current homeowner's insurance. / The property taxes and water bills MUST be paid to date. / Assets(not including principle residence and automobile)must be less than$50,000. / Total gross annual household income must not exceed current limitations and are subject to change Household Size Max.Gross Income 1 $36,200 2 $41,400 ; 3 $46,550 4 $51,500 ; Install Grab Bars 5 $55,850 The Livonia Housing Commission offers the above home 6 $60,000 improvement programs to assist qualified residents.Equal i 7 $64,150 " Housing Opportunity Lender. 8 $68,250 Sponsored By The Livonia Housing Commission LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 9 CITY INFORMATION City Clerk's Corner Assistance Programs City Clerk's Office People come first in Livonia! Livonia City Hall- 1st Floor ; 33000 Civic center Drive Need Help With A Utility Shut-Off Notice? wwwci.livonia.mi.us Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) The following elections are The City of Livonia Housing Commission provides eligible low/moderate income residents scheduled this year: with utility(gas,electric or fuel heating) shut-off assistance when a"SHUT-OFF"notice has 1 Special Election been received from the utility company. May 5,2015 1 Up to$500.00 may be available to those who meet eligibility requirements / City Primary / Funds are given on a ONE-TIME ONLY basis August 4,2015 1 Applicant must be occupant at the address of the shut-off/disconnect notice with utility 1 City General service in his/her name November 3,2015 1 Income limitations and other restrictions apply Attention Pet Owners: CALL(734)421-6450 EXT. 105 for specific information about guidelines. Pet licenses must be renewed EMAIL utilityassistance@ci.livonia.mi.us annually at the City Clerks office. Be sure to bring your current The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) rabies certificate from your vet when renewing. The City of Livonia,Department of Community Resources, New for 2015: Ask if you are distributes U.S.D.A. surplus food to pre-qualified low-income eligible to purchase a 3-year residents. Distribution is on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, license! noon to 2 p.m.in the old District Court Building, 15140 RATES FOR PET LICENSES: Farmington Rd.,next to the Civic Park Senior Center. Before and including June 1st of the year: Recipients also receive items from Forgotten Harvest. To see if Neutered...............$8.00 you qualify,please call(734)466-2673. This institution is an Not Neutered..........$11.00 equal opportunity provider. Senior housing residents should After June 2nd of the year: contact their housing office to inquire about eligibility. Neutered..............$19.00 ; Not Neutered..........$22.00 Donations For Resident Assistance Programs New Resident or New Pet: "People come first in Livonia"has long been the motto of the City. You now have the chance to Neutered...............$8.00 Not Neutered..........$11.00 personally help ensure this is true. After September 1st of the year, By making a donation to the City of Livonia,Resident Assistance Program,you help to keep a New Residents or New Pet Only: family warm in the winter,have light in the dark,feed hungry children and meet many more Neutered...............$4.00 essential daily needs. Not Neutered...........$5.50 All donations are tax deductible. Make your check payable to:City of Livonia-Resident Assistance Program and mail your check to:Community Resources,33000 Civic Center Drive, Services Livonia,MI.48154. 1 Business Licensing ; (734)466-2228 1 Birth and Death Records (734)466-2229 City Assessor's Note 1 Council die Stus&Public Hearings tudie 466-2225 The City Assessing Department has an ongoing review program of residential properties in 1 Council Meetings the City. The purpose of this program is to ensure the accuracy of our records. The people (734)466-2226 doing the review will visit every home in the City and,if possible,speak with the owner of the 1 Pet Licenses(Cat and Dog) property. If the owner is not available,the reviewer will compare the property record card to (734)466-2228 the exterior of the house. He/she may also look in the back yard. If you have any questions 1 Elections(734)466-2235 regarding this program,please call the Assessing Office at(734)466-2220 10 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS CITY INFORMATION w , Job Opportunities The City of Livonia Civil Service Department is accepting applications for seasonal and temporary jobs in the following areas: PARKS AND RECREATION Community Recreation Center Parks Pools Spring Fire Safety Tips Athletics Ice Skating Helpful Information from your Livonia Firefighters Winter residential building fires result in an estimated 945 deaths,3,825 injuries and Sports Official $1,708,000 in property loss each year. To help keep your home safer,Livonia firefighters Instruction suggest that you: 1 Have your chimney cleaned and inspected annually. Residential building fire incidence PUBLIC SERVICE (March-November) is collectively highest in the 3 winter months of January,February and March. Seasonal Laborer Positions 1 Wear short,close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.Loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and catch fire if it comes into contact with a gas flame or LIBRARY electric burner. Substitute Librarian 1 If you are simmering,baking,roasting,or boiling food,check it regularly,remain in the Library Page home while food is cooking,and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking. Student Page 1 Make sure you have working smoke alarms,carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers. Test and inspect them to make sure they operate when needed. POLICE 1 If there is a fire hydrant near your home,keep it clear of snow and debris for easy access School Crossing Guard by the fire department. Police Reserve Officer 1 Always use a flashlight- not a candle-for emergency lighting during power outages. TEMPORARY CLERICAL As needed Youth Employment Resource Center For information on the The City of Livonia Youth Employment Resource Center offers information about job qualifications,job duties and opportunities. This service is available for youth ages 15- 20 who reside and/or attend a how to apply for these jobs, school in Livonia. Jobs for 15 year olds are extremely limited. The office is located in the please contact the Civil Service Livonia City Hall Annex,33000 Civic Center Drive. The north door of City Hall located Department,Third Floor City in the Annex is the most convenient entrance. Business Hours: Tuesday,Wednesday, Hall at(734)466-2530,or Thursday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. (734) 466-2018. JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW visit the City's website AVAILABLE ON LINE AT WWW.CITYOFLIVONIA.NET UNDER THE wwwci.livonia.mims. "COMMUNITY"HEADING. LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 11 CITY INFORMATION Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability Sustainability and the City of Livonia Sustainability Commission>News,Updates and Announcements). In addition to the launch of the City of the Livonia Greenleaf Award,the Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability and the City of Livonia achieved several notable goals in 2014: 1 The City of Livonia received SEMCOG's Sustainable Community Recognition Program Award.Accepting the award on behalf of the city will be Mayor Jack Kirksey and the entire City Council. The city was recognized for its work in the areas of fiscal transparency,watershed projects participation,the Livonia Industrial Council and the Livonia Housing Commission. s 1 The City of Livonia was one of 33 cities recognized for environmental leadership at the 2014 Michigan Green (left to right) John Grzebik, Larry Davis, Communities Conference.Livonia was recognized for Jim Baringhaus, and Mike Shesterkin exemplary action in a variety of sustainability categories including administrative and planning initiatives. The City of Livonia is moving forward with several sustainability initiatives. The Greenleaf Commission on 1 The Greenleaf Sustainability Commission website was Sustainability established its first Sustainability Plan and launched on Earth Day 2014. Its purpose is to provide Sustainability Goals in 2014. More information on the updates on city sustainability initiatives and provide Greenleaf Sustainability Plan can be found on the City of information on how residents can make Livonia a more Livonia website under the"Community"tab (City of Livonia sustainable community. The Commission partnered with Home Page>Community> Greenleaf Sustainability the Livonia Camera Club for providing photos for the Commission). , website. The Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability established a new For 2015,the Greenleaf Commission will focus on initiatives award,the City of Livonia Greenleaf Award. In collaboration such as Recycling,Hybrid Vehicles and Sustainability Rating with the City of Livonia,Livonia Chamber of Commerce,and Systems. the Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability,this award The Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability was created in recognizes Livonia businesses or organizations that demonstrate September 2013. It is a citizen advisory organization that is a commitment to making Livonia a sustainable community. currently developing a Sustainability Plan for the City of Modeled on the"Triple Bottom Line"approach for Livonia. This plan includes initiatives for implementing and sustainability,the award recognizes environmental quality, encouraging more sustainable practices for the city,its residents economic prosperity and social equity as being equally and its businesses. Sponsored by Councilmember Brandon important to our community.Nomination information for the Kritzman,the commission currently consists of Jim Baringhaus City of Livonia Greenleaf Award is located on the Greenleaf (Chairperson),Larry Davis,Patrick Droze,John Grzebik and Sustainability Commission website of the City of Livonia Mike Shesterkin. For questions or comments on the Greenleaf website under in the"News,Updates and Announcements" Sustainability Plan,please email Jim Baringhaus section. (City of Livonia Home Page>Community>Greenleaf Obaringhaus@gmail.com). 12 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS CITY ROAD REPAIR PROGRAM This year's planned repair program consists of the following City projects: 2015 City of Livonia Road Repair Program Reconstruction Section/Street From To 8 Gardner Ave. End Wayne Rd. 27 Glendale Ave. 1,400'W. of Merriman 400'W. of Merriman 33 Hees Ave. Russell Ave. Roslyn Ave. 26 Industrial Rd. 2,000'W. of Middlebelt 30844/30853 Industrial Rd. Livonia Crescent North(Asphalt Road Construction), 35 Milburn Ave. Elmira Ave. Plymouth Rd. completed in 2014. 36 Minton Ave. Oxbow Ave. Hartel Ave. 33 Richland Ave. Stark Rd. 650' E. of Stark Rd. Annual Pavement 36 *Westfield Ave. Middlebelt Rd. Hartel Ave. Repair Programs Rehabilitation Section/Street From To Construction begins this summer on the third year 23 Barkley Ave. Flamingo Ave. Henry Ruff Rd. of a 10 year renewal road millage to continue the 9 Bennett Ave. Wayne Rd. End Livonia Road Repair Program. The renewal millage 23 Bonnydale Dr. Nye Rd. Henry Ruff Rd. was approved in August 2012 and provides the 36 Deering Ave. West Chicago Ave. Plymouth Rd. funding to repair the street network within Livonia 9 Edgewood Ave. Wayne Rd. Bennett Ave. 23 Flamingo Ave. Lyndon Ave. Hoy Ave. to bring the entire network level up to a condition 23 Hoy Ave. Flamingo Ave. Henry Ruff Rd. classification of"Good" The following road repair 11 Melvin Ave. Curtis Ave. Seven Mile Rd. approaches will be used to accomplish this objective: 33 Richland Ave. 650' E. of Stark Rd. Farmington Rd. 21 Riverside Dr. Lyndon Ave. Five Mile Rd. Reconstruction-Complete removal and replacement of concrete and asphalt roads. Planned Preventative Maintenance Rehabilitation-The existing asphalt pavement will Section/Street From To be pulverized,blended and shaped into additional 36 Arcola Ave. West Chicago Ave. Plymouth Rd. aggregate road base. The new pavement will be 4" 36 Cardwell Ave. Orangelawn Ave. Plymouth Rd. 36 Cavell Ave. West Chicago Ave. Orangelawn Ave. thick asphalt over the pulverized road base. (The 36 Grandon Ave. Middlebelt Rd. Brentwood Ave. process may result in a slightly higher finished road 36 Hartel Ave. Hathaway Ave. West Chicago Ave. elevation.) 36 * Hathaway Ave. Middlebelt Rd. Hartel Ave. For concrete pavements base repairs will be 35 Henry Ruff Rd. Robert Ave. Orangelawn Ave. 36 Minton Ave. Middlebelt Rd. Oxbow Ave. performed to remove deteriorated slabs and place 4 Pembroke Ave. Wayne Rd. Bretton Dr. hot mix asphalt(HMA)consisting of a two-lift 33 Russell Ave. Hees Ave. Ann Arbor Trail overlay of 3 inches(1 1/z inch each lift). Total = 29 segments, resulting in 6.5 miles of improvements Planned Preventative Maintenance-Less *Denotes street segments with water main replacement prior to the road construction. expensive preservation construction methods extend pavement life by: ; Additional Projects for 2015 • Replacement of isolated failed areas of concrete streets. Wayne County Major Road Project: • Surface milling and resurfacing of asphalt roads Inkster Road from Plymouth Road to Schoolcraft Road (Asphalt Overlay) with a 11/2"to 2"asphalt overlay. Specially Funded Major Road Projects: • Joint and crack sealing of both pavement types - Industrial Road from Middlebelt Road heading west for 2,000 feet where the road is in good condition. (concrete reconstruction). - Sears Drive (cul-de-sac heading south to the South Win drive at Affected Citizens who are scheduled to have their 12100 Sears Drive), concrete reconstruction. street paved will be invited to a public information The list of City projects is subject to change based on the costs and available meeting in early May once contractors have been annual funding.For current information on the project visit the City of Livonia selected to do the paving. website at wwwci.livonia.mi.us,click on Departments,DPW Engineering,and then Street Repairs or call the Engineering Division at(734)466-2571. LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 13 LIBRARY PROGRAMS Preschool Storytime-Ages 3-5. Tuesdays,March 17- April 28, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Stories,action songs,puppets,games and a small craft geared for children ages 3-5. Family Storytime-Recommended for ages 3-6,and families. Thursdays,March 19-April 30 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Stories,action songs,puppets,games,and a small craft. Stories and activities are geared for children ages 3-6,however,parents and siblings are welcome! Registration not required. Preschool Open House-Saturday,February 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Looking for a Preschool? Stop by to talk with area preschools and see which one is right for you and your child. Are you a Preschool that would like a table? Please call or email Karen at(734)466-2454 or ksmith@livonia.lib.mi.us. Funny Books-Ages 7- 12. Saturday,February 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Do you like funny book series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Saturdays,Judy Moody,Junie B.Jones, Time Warp Trio, Wayside School and Dork Diaries? Find out more about silly series books and learn about the movies. You will also make a craft and play a game! Registration required beginning February 14 in person or by phone at(734)466-2493. Learn about kites at the Celebration of Kites - Pirate Fun-Ages 7- 12. Saturday,March 14 from 1:30 to Saturday, April 1 1 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m 2:30 p.m. Play pirate games,make pirate crafts and learn pirate slang! Learn more about pirate books and movies,and share your knowledge of pirates with others. Registration required beginning SPRING 2015 STORYTIME February 14 in person or by phone at(734)466-2493. REGISTRATION Cupcake Decorating Challenge-Grades 4-8. Saturday, March 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Test out your cupcake decorating CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY skills against other Tweens and Teens and possibly win a prize! For more information on programs or to register, All materials,including cupcakes,will be provided. Registration required beginning March 7 in person or by phone at call(734)466-2493 (734)466-2493. Storytime programs are open to preschool Livonia children. Celebration of Kites-Ages 7- 12. Saturday,April 11 from Children younger than three years of age must be accompanied by � 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about and make fun animal-shaped indoor an adult(one child per adult). Registration begins Monday, kites. Find out about delta-wing,diamond,par foil and other March 9th. Space is limited so register early shaped outdoor kites and make of yor own. Materials and Baby Storytime-Ages 12-23 months.Babies are invited to bring a instructional handouts will be provided. We will go outside and fly loving caregiver along for songs,simple stories,rhymes,and toy time. -time and weather permitting! Registration required beginning Mondays,March 16-April 27 March 28 in person or by phone at(734)466-2493. Session one- 12 to 17 months: 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Dollars&Sense Storytime-Ages 3-6. Saturday,April 18 Session two- 18 to 23 months: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at 11 a.m. Kids will learn the importance of earning,saving Baby Storytime-Ages 12-23 months. Wednesdays,March 18- and spending money. Each participant will make a bank and April 29, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs,rhymes,board books and receive a FREE copy of Berenstain Bears Trouble with Money. activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the Registration required beginning April 6 in person or by phone library! One adult for each child,no unregistered children please. at(734)466-2493. Toddler Storytime-Ages 24-36 months. Thursdays,March 19- Money Smart Kids Read-Grades K-6. Tuesday,April 21 at April 30, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Stories,marches to musical instruments, 7 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of earning,spending,and saving fingerplays and large movement activities. Emphasis is on the money. Registration required beginning April 6 in person or by introduction of some fundamental childrens materials,learning to phone at(734)466-2493. listen in a group and taking turns. Registered children must have an Reading with the Dogs-Ages 5- 12. Select Saturdays,February adult caregiver stay with them during the program. No unregistered through May including February 7th and March 7th. Call for children please. specific dates and times. For ALL readers! Bring your favorite Miss Beth's Thursday Morning Drop-in Program- book and enjoy time improving your reading with Zeus and Ages 0-5. Thursdays,March 19-April 30,9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Sophie,our certified therapy dogs. Registration required in person Stories,marches to musical instruments,fingerplays,and large or by phone at(734)466-2493. movement activities. Registration not required,drop-in anytime! ; 14 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS OP 32777 Five Mile-(734)466-2491 32901 Plymouth-(734)421-6600 30100 W.Seven Mie-(248)893-4010 Civic Park Senior Center Monday Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m Monday 12-8 p.m. Tuesday 12-8 p.m. 15218 Farmington-(734)466-2559 Friday&Saturday a.m. 5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. 5 p.m Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. - Sunday- 1 5 p.m. Saturday Cinema-For all ages;young children must be TEEN PROGRAMS accompanied by an adult. February 21,March 7,April 18 and Visit us on the web May 2 at 2 p.m. No registration required. Join us every month for http://hvonia.fib.mi.us/teen nia.lib.mi.us/teen a free G or PG-rated film in the library auditorium(sorry,no food or drink allowed). Contact the Library at(734)466-2493 to Like us on Facebook confirm titles. http://wwwfacebook-com/LivoniaPublicLibraryTeenServices Summer Reading Kick-Off-All ages. Saturday,May 30 from Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/LPLTeenServices 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Join us for a Super Hero Training Day and � register early for the annual Summer Reading Program! Check our event cyber-calendar Registration not required. http://hvonia.lib.mi.us/events—calendar. NOBLE LIBRARY CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY Pre-School Storytime-Ages 3-6. Wednesdays,March 18- Babysitting Workshop-Ages 11 and up. January 24 from April 29 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Stories,songs,and some amazing 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn how to entertain kids,find clients, science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. advertise your services and perform basic first aid. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the session. Registration Toddler Storytime-Ages 2-3. Wednesdays,March 18-April required in person or by phone at(734)466-2490 beginning 29 from 10:15 to 10:45 am. Join us for songs,stories,and toy time! January 5th. Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Drop-In In Pla date-Alla es. Wednesdays,May 6-27 from Quidditch for Muggles-Ages 11 and up. Thursday,April 16 P- Y g Y Y from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Harry Potter Club of the Livonia Public 10 a.m.to 12 noon. Missing storytime? Meet up with your Library will be hosting another game of Quidditch on the library storytime friends for toy time. Registration not required. grounds. If you want to play,bring your own broom. If you just SANDBURG LIBRARY want to watch,bring your own chair. Registration not required. Toddler/Preschool Storytime-Ages 2-5. Tuesdays,March 17 Weeping Angels Game-Ages 11 and up. Friday,May 1 from -April 28 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Join us for a combined 6:30-8 p.m. Come to the library after hours to play a challenging storytime filled with stories,songs,science and toys! Registration game of"weeping angels"based on Dr.Who characters. The gamewill take place in the library�s atrium. Registration not required. not required and siblings welcome. ; Drop-In Playdate-All Ages. Tuesdays,May 5-26 from Wednesday Night at the Movies: Teen Movies Based on 10- 12 p.m. Meet up with your Storytime friends for some toy Books-Wednesdays,February 11,March 11 and April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for free film showings of your favorite teen time! Registration not required. books on screen! Call(734)466-2197 for a list of titles. For teens, but all ages welcome(parental discretion advised for younger viewers.) Popcorn provided,but please no food or drink in the auditorium. %'� 01 �- � 11) �U1.'.-�Il IT S Harry Potter Club-3rd Year,2nd Term-Ages 11 - 18,but Civic Center Library younger devotees welcome. Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Join us for all things Harry Potter. Some highlights of this term include The Noontime concerts will take place the third Thursday making Harry Potter puppets and performing skits;magical of the month in the Civic Center Library Atrium,begin at dueling,Quidditch;Valentine's crafts;and Weasley Clocks. Snacks 12:15 p.m.,and as always are free to attend.Bring your provided each week. Attend as many or as few meetings as you can. Registration not required,but must have read through book 4 brown bag lunch with you and enjoy the show. or watched all the movies. Mark Reitenga Teen Advisory Committee-Teens in grades 7- 12.First February 19,2015 Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Come join us! Enjoy snacks, Classic Touch String Ensemble meet other local teens,hear about upcoming events at the Library, March 19,2015 and make suggestions about library activities and collections. Volunteer credit available. Registration not required. Carl Henry&Terry Murphy Teen Drawing Contest-Grades 7&up. Deadline: Saturday, April 16,2015 April 18 by 5:00 p.m. Submit your best work in either or both of To be announced two categories;manga or traditional. Limit of one entry per May 21,2015 category. Drop off your art work at any branch or email 4 : For more information about the performances, noblelibrarian@yahoo.com or pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us and include name,grade,school,phone number or email address. check the library's website at www.livonia.lib.mi.us All contests are judged by our Teen Advisory Committee. or contact the library at(734)466-2490. Winning entries will receive prizes! Co-sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commission i LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 15 ,11BRARY PROGRAMS f j ADULT PROGRAMS i Search for us on social media under Livonia Public Library and... Like us on Facebook;Pin us on Pinterest Watch us on You Tube;Picture us on Flickr Follow us on Twitter @livonia_library v Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at Livonia.lib.mi.us ° CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY Book Discussion Group-The Livonia Civic Center Library book discussion group meets every second Monday of the month - � at 7 p.m. Livonia Civic Center Library Presents the Film Movement Program-Mondays,February 23,March 16,April 20 and May 18 at 6:30 p.m.-Auditorium Join us for a newly released award-winning independent film every month.These are independent features and foreign �. films being seen soon after their theater runs.Chosen as the I best the world has to offer,this is an opportunity to see some Livonia Duelist Association Teen Yu-Gi-Oh! otherwise little seen films. Please note due to their sometimes at Noble Library. Mondays at 4 p.m mature themes and content,these films are recommended for adult audiences. The films will be added to the library�s permanent collection soon after their showing. More general NOBLE LIBRARY information on the Film Movement Program can be found at wwwfilmmovement.com,while information about the Civic Teen Anime Night Resumes at Noble Library-For Teens in Center Librarys showings is available at(734)466-2197,the grades 7- 12. Join your friends for an evening of anime and library's web site at http://Livonia.lib.mi.us/movementseries or snacks!Seating and some snacks will be provided,but feel free to by subscribing to the library�s monthly email newsletter. bring your own! Call Ken Bignotti at(734)421-4235 for dates, Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies-February 11, times,feature titles and more information. March 11,April 8 and May 6 at 2 p.m.-Auditorium. Each Livonia Duelist Association Teen Yu-Gi-Oh!at Noble Library month enjoy a different classic film in the comfort of the Civic -Mondays at 4 p.m. The LDA meets twice a month for Yu-Gi-Oh Center Library Auditorium as we present some of the best-loved and Pokemon related activities in the basement of the Noble movies from the golden age of cinema and beyond. See a classic Library and hosts live tournaments with prizes every other month. film from the 1930s through the 1980s for free! Sorry,no food or All interested teens can attend. Please contact Ken Bignotti at beverages are allowed in the auditorium. For more information (734)421-4235 for event dates and more information. and the title of our next film,subscribe to our monthly email Movie Making for Teens-Teens grades 7&up. Young film- newsletter from the library home page at http://Iivonia.lib.mi.us making expert John Bagazinski will be on hand to show teens easy or call(734)466-2197. ways of making fun film projects using Windows Movie Maker and Understanding Social Security Benefits-Friday,February 13 most phone cameras. Participants should have a digital camera at 1 p.m. Scott Whyte from Bloom Asset Management will be that exports.avi files. This is a free program,but registration is available to answer questions you have about your benefits. required by calling Noble Library at(734)421-4235. Registration not required. SANDBURG LIBRARY Genealogy Saturdays at the Library-Come join the fun in genealogy on Saturdays at 9:15 am. Scheduled programs are: Teen Boovie Club-Ages 11 and up. Book+Movie=Boovie! February 14-A Diseased Genealogy;March 14- The Legacy March 3 and April 14.Each month we will be viewing a movie Program;April l l-A Day at the Detroit Public Library;and May 2 based on a specially chosen teen novel or manga and discussing -TBD. Registration required in person or by calling(734)466- both. Read the book before the showing of its movie and be ready 2490. to eat snacks and discuss both. Call Ken Bignotti at(734)893-4010 to register and for the movie list with dates. History Lives at the Library-All programs begin at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Upcoming presentations Doctor Who Appreciation Society-Teen Dr.Who fans grades in the series will be: February 26-History of Metro Airport; 7&up. Join us for monthly gatherings as we celebrate all things March TBD-Endangered Buildings of Detroit;April 16-Air Rifle Dr.Who with snacks,episode viewings,cosplay and related games Industry in Plymouth;and May TBD. Registration not required. and activities. Registration not required. Gathering dates will be posted on our cyber calendar. Handwriting Analysis-Friday,March 20 at 1 p.m.Certified Handwriting Analyst,Karen Kelly,will teach you the tools to discover what handwriting says about a person. Registration not required. 16 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS wm�a-- 1"MM 32777 Five Mile-(734)466-2491 32901 Plymouth-(734)421-6600 30100 W.Seven Mile-(248)893-4010 Civic Park Senior Center Monday Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m Monday 12-8 p.m. Tuesday 12-8 p.m. 15218 Farmington-(734)466-2559 Friday&Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday- 1-5 p.m. IML dw William Shakespeare: Youth in Stratford-Thursday,April 23 Nook,Kindle and Tablet Classes-Call(734)466-2490 to at 7 p.m. Jim Glenn will explore Shakespeare's boyhood to reveal schedule an appointment for one-on-one instruction on how to how his later work,as poet and playwright,was shaped by these use our valuable Library e-book service. years. Registration not required. Mother's Day Tea-Saturday,April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE LIVONIA join us for tea and savories to commemorate the special women in LIBRARY PROGRAMS our lives. Registration is required as space is limited. Please call (734)466-2409 beginning March 31st to register. February 15-"Before Rosa Parks,there was Rosa Gragg" Say Goodnight to Insomnia with Sandy Baumann- presentation by Angela Calloway. 2 p.m.in the Civic Center Monday,May 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. If you have trouble Auditorium. falling asleep or staying asleep,discover how to modify your March 15-Eat Well;Be Happy with Carolyn Simon. 2 p.m.in environment and your daily routine to get restful sleep. Learn the Civic Center Auditorium. about common sleep robbers and nine readily available natural May 3-TBA. 2 p.m.in the Civic Center Auditorium supplements to help you sleep well without drugs. More sleep Sponsored by The Friends of the Livonia Library. may improve your mood and waistline. Registration required in person or by phone at(734)466-2490. The Psychology of Sleep with Donald Zaksek-Tuesday, GIFT CELEBRATION May 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn to deal with stress and other factors Library Memorial and Commemorative Program that can hinder your sleep using behavioral sleep techniques or Need a unique and lasting way to remember a special person? proper sleep hygiene. Registration required in person or by phone Want to help your community? You can do both of these at once at(734)466-2490. with the Memorial and Commemorative program which allows you to donate money in honor or memory of a loved one. A gift Sleep From a Medical Perspective with Gayle Young- Wednesday,May 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Discover what modern plate on the book shows the name of the person being honored as well as that of the donor. A brochure describing the program in medicine has to offer to help improve your sleep. Find out if more detail is available at all library locations or online at you're a candidate for a sleep study,and how better sleep can benefit your overall health. Registration required in person or wNwlivonia.lib.mi.us/donations. by phone at(734)466-2490. ^' Saturday Book to Film Discussion Group-Saturdays, Used Book Sale! CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY January 10,February 7,March 7,April 4 and May 2 from � Sponsored by The Friends of the Livonia Library 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.in the Joseph Jenkin Room. This group will resume its monthly meetings to discuss thought-provoking books February 6,7,and 8 May 15,16,and 17 and movies. Please call(734)466-2490 for book titles which Friday,Saturday(9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Friday,Saturday(9 a.m.-5 p.m.) should be read prior to viewing the film. Sunday(1 5 p.m.) Sunday(1 5 p.m.) Books sold by the bag on Sunday. Books sold by the bag on Sunday. City Fine Arts Gallery Livonia Civic Center Library&City Hall Lobby Atrium Presented by the Livonia Arts Commission New artists are on exhibit every month in both the Fine Arts Gallery,located on the second floor of the Civic Center Library,and the Lobby of the CityHall. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of styles and media. Artists interested in exhibiting should contact Community Resources at (734)466-2540 or go on to our city website www.cLfivonia.us under the Arts Commission Gallery and print off an application. Enjoy a look at the"Livonia Gallery Artist"Livonia Television will show Artist"each Wednesday at 7 p.m.on Livonia Televisions channel 8. You may also view this on line by visiting our city website www cLfivonia mLus and clicking on Video Communications Center. For the Month of February: Virginia Bosak will display mixed media in the City Hall Lobby. The Greater Detroit Camera Club Council will display photography in the Fine Arts Gallery. For the Month of March: Pat Howell will display acrylics in the City Hall Lobby. Schoolcraft College teachers and students will display mixed media in the Fine Arts Gallery. For the Month of April: Livonia Artifacts Art Club will display in the City Hall Lobby. Livonia Public Schools will display in the Fine Arts Gallery. For the Month of May: Franklin High School Photography Students will display in the City Hall Lobby. Clarenceville Public Schools will display in the Fine Arts Gallery. LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 17 SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS The monthly senior bulletin is currently available at ; wwwci.livonia.mi.us:click e-news signup,enter your email address, . click the senior center,and click submit. The bulletin lists daily activities such as card,board,bingo games,weekly movies, continuing education classes,book and current events discussion groups,assistance programs,and the congregate lunch menu. The i bulletin is also available at the Civic Park Senior Center. ; ► INCOME TAX A$$I$TANCE Trained AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers will be available to complete simple returns for low income Livonia Senior Residents.,first come, ; first served basis. NO APPOINTMENTS TAKEN. Assistance will be provided Monday-Friday,9 a.m.-2 p.m.February 2nd until ; Wednesday,April 15th. The Center opens at 8:30 a.m.Please call The Livonia Senior Men's Golf Association held its 2014 Awards (734)466-2555 for additional information. Banquet Sept. 5 at the 1 Under Bar and Grill. Pictured are (standing from left) Livonia Mayor Jack Kirksey, Roger Pattee (Championship You must bring the following documentation: ; Flight runner-up)Vince Bastine (First Flight runner-up), Buck ' Sobolewski (Second Flight runner-up), Ken Hunt(Third Flight runner- 1. Copies of 2014 State and Federal Tax Returns up) Bill Martin (Fourth Flight runner-up) Paul Worley(Head Pro 2. Total amount Of all earned income ; Whispering Willows Golf Course);seated (from left) Don Hooper (Championship Flight winner), Lou Molnar(First Flight winner), Ron 3. Amount Of Paid Or Unpaid 2014 Property Tax ; McCaffery (Second Flight winner), Craige Moore (Third Flight winner) and Jerry Sygit(Fourth Flight winner). 4. Amount of Rent paid ; 5. Total 2014 Heating cost SUMMER SPORTS 6. Amount Paid for 2014 Health Insurance Premiums 62+WOMEN'S GOLF LEAGUE MEETING-to be announced. LIVONIA SENIOR MEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION, Saturday, SUPER BOWL PARTY- Sunday, February 1 st April 25th,8:30 a.m.registration 9 a.m.meeting(Ages 59 and Come and cheer your favorite team on to"VICTORY!" Enjoy over,no residency required).Contact Tony(734)261-4718. Appetizers,Chili,Pizza,Beverages,and of course,popcorn&chips ; will be included. Tickets need to be purchased in advance.Cost$8. ; FOX CREEK MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE MEETING,Friday, April 24th,9 a.m.Contact Myron(248)477-3078. PARTY TIME AT THE SENIOR CENTER LIVONIA SENIOR GOLF SCRAMBLE 9 HOLE Mark your calendar to come to our Valentine's Party on Friday, ; Friday,August 7th,8 a.m.$80 per Foursome Feb. 13th, Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party,Tuesday,February 17th, Mens,Womens or Co-Ed(2 men&2 women)Foursomes Saint Patrick's Day Party,Tuesday,March 17th,Easter Party, The Livonia Senior Citizens Golf Scramble(residents only)will be Thursday,April 2nd, `Spring Fling;'Wednesday,April 29th and held at Idyl Wyld Golf Course,35780 Five Mile Road,shot gun Mother's Day Celebration,Friday,May 8th. These are free events but start at 8 a.m.The fee of$80 per foursome for Livonia residents you need to sign up or purchase tickets in advance. includes:awards,greens fee,prizes,refreshments and lunch. Registration Forms are available at the Civic Park Senior Center. Registrations with payment accepted at the Center. McNamara Towers Senior Citizen RESOURCE FAIR FOR SENIOR NEEDS - Housing Community FREE EVENT is currently accepting Friday,April 10th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. applications for its The SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR is designed to assist older adults, waiting list.To obtain adult caregivers,and family members in navigating the aging more information, please contact network Over 50 organizations will provide vital information (248)477-7086. and resources within the community that will help our older adult population remain informed,safe,and independent. Raffle&many Door Prizes! 18 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS Park a 15218 Farmington Road •(734)466-2555 Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MACKINAC ISLAND TRIP We will be taking our annual trip to Mackinac Island again ; Senior Transportation Information this Fall. The trip will include accommodations at The Grand Hotel,full breakfast each morning,five course dinner each night,all transportation costs and many other special events. SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION BUS For specific dates and other trip information,please contact The Senior Center Transportation Buses provide curb-to-curb Karl at(734)466-2556 or stop in at the Civic Park Senior rides within the City limit on a donation basis. Rides are available Center for a trip flyer. to local shopping districts,grocery stores,and to the Senior Center. Service hours are Monday thm Friday,8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LIVONIA SENIOR SUMMER FESTIVAL (Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) 24 HOUR ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY CALLING(734)466-2555. "SAVE THE DATE" ; Wednesday,June 24th 9:30 a.m.—2 p.m.The Theme this year SENIOR CENTER MEDICAL BUS is the Roaring 20's. To make a transportation reservation,please follow these steps: 1. Reservations accepted 90 days in advance on a first-come, SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM first-served basis. Wayne County Office of Nutrition Services make available a 2. Medical Bus is limited to five(5)riders per day.Call for information. well-balanced meal to Livonia residents age 60 years and older. 3. First morning appointment is 9:30 a.m.and last pick-up to There are three basic nutrition programs. return to home by 2:30 p.m. This medical bus travels one(1) Liquid Nutrition: for those seniors who have difficulty mile outside the Livonia City limit. swallowing solid food due to a debilitating disease or condition. 4. When making your reservation,you must have the time of A physician must complete the Wayne County Office of your appointment,the name,address,telephone number of Nutrition Services medical form indicating the persons need your doctor. for liquid meals. The eligible client or representative will be 5. You will be asked your name address,telephone number. responsible for picking up the liquid nutrition once a month 6. On the day of your scheduled appointment you must be ready at a designated site. For additional information,please call for pick-up from your home one(1)hour ahead of your 1-800-851-1454. scheduled appointment time. When you are ready to return Home-Delivered: for those seniors who are homebound, home,the doctor's office must call the Center for your return unable to prepare their own meals or unable to feed themselves. ride home. Hot meals are delivered on weekdays,frozen meals are available 7. Wheelchair riders must be accompanied and their wheelchair to clients who are cannot prepare food on the weekends. A must have footrests and brakes in working order. physician,visiting nurse,family,friend or the senior resident can 8. Limited to two(2)round trip medical bus appointments per make the referral for Meals-on Wheels at 1-800-851-1454. week. Hot Lunch Program: for those seniors who are able to attend one of the two sites located within the City: LIVONIA COMMUNITY TRANSIT— CIVIC PARK SENIOR CENTER CALL(734)466-2700 15218 Farmington Road-(734)466-2555 Livonia Community Transit will pick up residents 60 years old and over and BRASHEAR TOWERS disabled persons from their home and 17841 North Laurel Park Drive- (734) 591-6622 transport them within the city limits of Livonia for a fee of$2.00 each way. Exact fare or ticket required;drivers FOCUS HOPE do not make change. Hours of service Focus Hope is a once a month food distribution available to are: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. . Livonia seniors who qualify. You must be 60 years old or older, to 6:30 p.m.,Saturday&Sunday live in Livonia,and meet income qualifications. Food boxes are 8:00 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Community distributed from the Civic Park Senior Center. Transit reservations accepted on a For those already registered for Focus Hope,you can pick up come first serve basis. Call the your box between 1:30-3:30 p.m.on the following dates: office at(734)466-2700 Monday Wednesday,February 4,March 4,April 8 and May 6,2015. through Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m. To apply for Focus Hope,call the Senior Center at (734)466-2555. LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 19 Li WINTER/SPRING I LcL.-TREENMEAD HISTORICAL PARK Located at 20501 Newburgh Road(South of Eight Mile). Call(248)477-7375 for more information on any of the following: Make History at Greenmead The Livonia Historical Society (est. 1958) Make your mark on the community by joining the dedicated volunteers The Society invites you to attend their events at the Alexander Blue at Historic Greenmead.Help to preserve Livonias Legacy for the future ; House. Speakers are scheduled for January,March,August and and have fun in the process. Volunteers help with Special Events,Flower ; November on the third Monday of the month,at 2 p.m. These events Gardening,Tours and more. Greenmead offers you a variety of ways to are open to the public. share your time and talents. A Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Saturday,May 9th at 10 a.m.at the Friends Meeting House. To register, Mark Your Calendars! Greenmead Summer please callthe Greenmead office at(248)477-7375. Flea Market — June 7th, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Presidential Luncheon Saturday,February 21st,12-3 p.m. Advance tickets only;$30 per person. Alexander Blue A number of Presidential favorite recipes will be part of the lunch menu. House is available Presidential china and the good silver will grace our tables. Speaker ; for rental. included. Built in the mid-nineteenth century,this vintage house Happily Ever After has been carefully adapted i Thursday,March 19th,from 7-9:30 p.m. ; to provide meeting space IF A celebration of wedding traditions and ; for a variety of business and fashions from decades gone by,classic social events. The Blue wedding music and hors d'oeuvres. The House offers Victorian program starts at the historic Newburg charm and a comfortable Church and concludes at the Alexander setting for small meetings,conferences,workshops,private parties and Blue House. Space is limited. Advance ; receptions. Daytime weekday rentals offer a great and affordable tickets only;$15 per person. Call for setting for classes and seminars. The facility provides many modern more information(248)477-7375. amenities,including a catering kitchen and audio visual equipment suitable for power point and video presentations. For more 1865 Lincoln's Funeral Luncheon information,call Greenmead(248)477-7375. NOW with free guest Wednesday,April 15th 12-3 p.m. This year marks the 150th anniversary Wi-Fi. of President Lincolns Funeral. You are invited to join us as we learn the details of LincolHs last journey to Springfield,IL,LincolHs final resting is 1�,! The Historic place,with the funeral concluding on May 4,1865. Luncheon will be ; Newburg Church served. Advanced tickets are a must;call(248)477-7375 for more can be rented. information. Advanced tickets. Begin your wedding memories at the Newburg Previously Owned Jewelry SaleChurch. Sunday,April 26th at the Livonia Senior Center,12 noon-3 p.m. If you Built in 1848 and love jewelry,this is for YOU. For more information call(248)477-7375. authentically restored to its If you have jewelry you are no longer wearing-consider donating it. 1920s appearance,curved The Senior Center and Greenmead will be happy to accept your donation. pews,vaulted ceilings and stained-glass windows make the Church a beautiful site for your wedding ceremony. Peter Rabbit's Adventure Friends' Meeting Saturday,May 2nd,at 10 a.m.,11 a.m.and 12 p.m. Cost$7.00-presale House only;space is limited. This event is a fun-filled activity and includes an interpretive reading of the timeless story. Children will follow that For a casual event, mischievous Peter Rabbit as he travels throughout the Village. The the intimate setting of the activity includes a sack lunch. For more information call,(248)477-7375. ; Friends'Meeting House is great for small meetings, Livonia Garden Club — Plant Sharing parties,dinners and May 9th,at Greenmead Farm Complex. This FREE event will run from showers.Makes a great 9-11 a.m. Bring a plant to share and let the Garden Club share their on-site location for a plants with you. For more information call Liz at(734)425-6880. Rehearsal Night Dinner'" or Engagement Party. 20 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS ACTIVITIES & INFORMATION Music From The Heart - 2015 The Livonia Arts Commission is accepting applications until March 13,2015 to be Mental Health Counseling considered for our outdoor concert series. The concerts are held every Thursday on the Program steps of Livonia City Hall of July&August,2015. The schedule will beset on March 31, 2015. Submit your CD's and biography to:Livonia Arts Commission,City of Livonia, The City of Livonia Housing Commission 33000 Civic Center Drive,Livonia,MI 48154,atin:Music From the Heart. For more provides financial assistance to income eligible information,please contact Community Resources at(734)466-2540. Livonia residents to obtain professional mental health counseling services. The financial Livonia Arts Scholarship assistance provided is as follows: Attention:Livonia Resident College Students and Graduating 2015 High School Students. 1 $400.00 in assistance per year,per eligible Livonia Arts Commission is offering$1,000.00 scholarships for Livonia residents that will family/household be attending college in 2015,and majoring in categories pertaining to the arts. Please contact Community Resources(734)466-2540 for more information regarding / $80.00 per counseling session application or go on-line at wwwci.livonia.mims. Deadline postmark February 13,2015. 1 A minimal Co-Pay,based on income,will be required per visit The Livonia Youth Commission/Spree The City of Livonia has contracted with three Memorial Scholarship (3) local service providers to make available The Livonia Youth Commission scholarship applications are available for the 2015 Spree needed counseling services. Residents may Memorial Scholarship.Applications may be picked up at Livonia City Hall from the Community Resources Department on the fifth floor,or by accessing the City's web site contact the following providers for assistance: at wwwci.livonia.mims.The scholarship eligibility requirements are that a student must — Hegira Programs,Inc .....(734)744-0170 be a Livonia resident and member of the 2015 graduating class,who either attends the Livonia Public Schools,Clarenceville Public Schools or is a Livonia resident attending a — Eastwood Clinics .........(734)425-4070 private school,and must be planning to attend a community college,university or — John Farrar,Ed.D.,LPC ....(248)210-3556 accredited technical school in Michigan. Up to six$2,000 Scholarships may be awarded during the Spree 65 celebration in June For more information call(734)421-6450 ext.103. 2015.This scholarship program is co-sponsored by the Livonia Anniversary Committee. Deadline for postmark of applications is Friday April 17,2015.For additional ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM RESIDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE information,call Community Resources at(734)466-2540. MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL. / February 28,2015"A Tribute to Sibelius"featuring loana Galu,Violinist " 1 May 2,2015"Past Memories"featuring Ania Sorokhtei,pianist Tickets: $20 Adult $10 Students 6-18—College Students must show ID Children under 5 free Group tickets of 10 or more are$15 each,call(313)538-2536 NEW: Mini-3 Concert Recital Series / February 1,2015 at 3 p.m.-featuring Ania Sorokhtei,Piano Trio at St.Paul's Presbyterian Church,27475 Five Mile Rd. / March 22,2015 at 3 p.m.—LSO String Ensemble at St.Andrew's Episcopal Church,16360 Hubbard Road. 2015 Livonia / April 26,2015 at 3 p.m.—LSO Woodwind Ensemble at Symphony Orchestra St.Paul's Presbyterian Church,27475 Five Mile Rd. Mini Series Tickets are$10. Order online or at the door. Recital concerts begin at 3 p.m. Schedule Tickets for the concerts are available at the Livonia Civic Center Library,on line at 42nd Season www•livoniasymphony.org or at the door on concert night. For more information, leave a message on the Symphony's Music Hot Line at(734)421-1111. All concerts begin at 4 p.m. Special Events: / Mardi Gras—Friday,February 13,2015 at Laurel Manor 7-10 p.m. Louis Schmidt Auditorium, / Shamrocks&Tea Sunday,March 15,2015 at Livonia Marriott 1:30-4 p.m. Clarenceville High School Call(734)532-1687 for ticket information. 20155 Middlebelt Road,Livonia / Garden Party—Saturday,May 16,2015 at Laurel Manor 11:30-2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted Call(734)591-0266 for ticket information. LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 21 CITY EVENT CALENDAR February 22 1 -4 p.m. 16 6:30 p.m. 4 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cardboard Boat Film Movement Saturday Book Film 4 1:30-3:30 p.m. Races* Program Discussion Group Focus Hope Liv.Recreation Center Civic Center Library Civic Center Library Distribution* Civic Senior Center 23 6:30 p.m. 17 10-10:30 a.m. 8 2 p.m. Film Movement Preschool Storytime Afternoon at the 6 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Program Begins* Movies Used Book Sale Civic Center Library Civic Center Library Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 26 7 p.m. 17 12-2 p.m. 8 6:30 p.m. 7 Dogs* Airport with the History of Metro TEFAP Distribution* Teen Night at the Airport Old Court House Movies Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 17 12:15-12:45 p.m. Civic Center Library 7 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 28 1:30-2:30 p.m. Toddler/Preschool 11 9:15 a.m. Used Book Sale Funny Books Storytime Begins Genealogy"A Day at Civic Center Library Civic Center Library Sandburg Library Detroit Public 7 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 28 4 p.m. 18 10-10:30 a.m. Library"* Saturday Book Film LSO:"Tribute to Baby Storytime Civic Center Library Discussion Group Sibelius" Begins* 11 1:30-2:30 p.m. Civic Center Library Clarenceville H.S. Civic Center Library Celebration of Kites 8 1 -5 p.m. 18 10:15-10:45 a.m. Civic Center Library Used Book Sale March Toddler Storytime 15 12-3 p.m. Civic Center Library 4 1:30-3:30 p.m. Begins* Lincoln's Funeral 11 2 p.m. Focus Hope Noble Library Luncheon at Wednesday Afternoon Distribution* 18 11-11:30 p.m. Alexander Blue at the Movies Civic Senior CenterHouse* Pre-School Storytime Civic Center Library 7 Reading with the Begins Greenmead Village 11 6:30 p.m. Dogs* Noble Library 16 12:15-1 p.m. Teen Night at the Civic Center Library 19 9:15-9:45 p.m. Noontime Concert- Movies Miss Beth's Carl Henry&Terry 7 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Y Civic Center Library Saturday Book Film Morning Drop-In Murphy 13 1 P.M. Discussion Group Begins Civic Center Library Understanding Social Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 16 5-6:30 p.m. Security Benefits 7 2 p.m. 19 10:15-10:45 a.m. Quidditch for Muggles Civic Center Library Saturday Cinema Toddler Storytime Civic Center Library 13 Deadline for Arts Civic Center Library Begins* 16 7 p.m. Commission 9 Storytime Registration Civic Center Library Air Rifle Industry in Scholarship Plymouth Begins 19 12:15-1 p.m. 14 9:15 a.m. Civic Center Library Noontime Concert- Civic Center Library Genealogy"A Classic Touch String 18 11 a.m. Diseased Geneology"* 11 Wednesday Afternoon Ensemble Dollars&Sense Civic Center Library at the Movies Civic Center Library Storytime 15 2 p.m. Civic Center Library 19 6:30-7 p.m. Civic Center Library "Before Rosa Parks, Family Storytime 18 2 p.m. T there was Rosa Gragg" 11 een Night at the Begins Saturday Cinema Civic Center Library TeeMovies Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 16 City Offices Closed- Civic Center Library 19 7-9:30 p.m. 20 6:30 p.m. Presidents Day Happily Ever After at Film Movement 17 12-2 p.m. Gen 14 Gen a.m.ealogy"The Alexander Blue Program TEFAP Distribution* House* Civic Center Library Legacy Program" Old Court House Civic Center Library Greenmead Village 21 12-2 p.m. 19 12:15-1 p.m. 14 1:30-2:30 p.m. 20 1 P.M. TEFAP Distribution* Noontime Concert- Pirate Fun Handwriting Analysis Old Court House Mike Reitenga Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 21 7 p.m. Civic Center Library 15 2m. 21 1:30-2:30 p.m. Money Smart Kids 21 11 a.m.-I p.m. Eat Well;Be Happy Cupcake Decorating Read Challenge Civic Center Library Preschool Open House with Carolyn Simon 7 Civic Center Library 23 Civic Center Library Civic Center Library p.m. 21 12 3 p.m. 16 9:30 a.m. William Shakespeare: Presidential Luncheon Baby Storytime April Youth in Stratford at Alexander Blue Begins* 1 1:30-3:30 p.m. Civic Center Library House* Civic Center Library Focus Hope25 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Greenmead Village Distribution* Livonia's Household 16 2-4 p.m. Civic Senior Center Hazardous Waste Day 21 2 p.m. Livonia Historical Saturday Cinema Society-Speaker* 3 Holiday-City Offices Ford Field-Livonia Civic Center Library Greenmead Village Closed 22 LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 25 2-4 p.m. 6 10 a.m.-12 noon 30 8:30 a.m. *Indicates pre-registration Mother's Day Tea* Drop-In Playdate Rouge River Rescue required. Please see related Civic Center Library Begins Day articles. 26 12-3 p.m. Noble Library In accordance with the Previously Enjoyed 6 7-8 p.m. June American with Disabilities Act, Jewelry Sale Sleep From a Medical 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the City of Livonia,upon Civic Park Senior Center Perspective with Gayle Greenmead Summer adequate notice,will make Young* Flea Market reasonable accommodations May Civic Center Library Greenmead Village for persons with special needs. 1 6:30-8 p.m. 6 2 p.m. Weeping Angels Game Afternoon at the Civic Center Library Movies 2 9:15 a.m. Civic Center Library wkn Genealogy 9 9-11 a.m. L I Civic Center Library Livonia Garden Club 49f 2 10 a.m.-I p.m. Plant Sharing Saturday Book Film Greenmead Village LIVONIA COMMMM RICKA"M MTN Discussion Group 15 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Civic Center Library Used Book Sale 2 10 a.m.,11 a.m.,12 p.m. Civic Center Library off HOU911 Peter Rabbit's 16 Used Book Sunday, May ±� Adventure* Used Book Sale r� Greenmead Village Civic Center Library 12-00 p.m, _ 4:00 p.m. 2 2 p.m. 17 1 -5 p.m. (Giant Water Tube Slide Openly at Noon!) Saturday Cinema Used Book Sale Civic Center Library Civic Center Library FaMilyjo Fury 2 4 p.m. 18 6:30 p.m. Fitness! LSO:"Past Memories" Film Movement Clarenceville H.S. Program Civic Center Library *AdmRsion is FREE for Livaniia Resldtnts! 4 1:30-2:30 p.m. A Mon-Resident fee of$31person applies to use facility, Say Goodnight to 19 12-2 p.m. }�,sq 511 OW proof of resid enc}r at time c f entry,) Insomnia with Sandy TEFAP Distribution* Baumann* Old Court House lir«ng yow farmly and friends for an afternoon of fun and fitness Civic Center Library 21 12:15-1 p.m. Enjoy swimming.,rock dirnbin,g,exercise,piaV basketball, 5 12-1:30 p.m. Noontime Concert take a guided tDur;ind niuch more! Drop-In Playdate Civic Center Library Begins 21 6 p.m. Sandburg Library Livonia Historical 5 7-8p.m. Society Annual Psychology of Sleep Banquet with Donald Zaksek* Greenmead Village Civic Center Library 25 City Office Closed- - s 6 1:30-3:30 p.m. Memorial Day Focus Hope Distribution* Civic Senior Center �, IeLevision l�l �"1# ��­ � FOLLOW t,sor� house , u�e a t&t rlF'�arl'a7FM! _. .. rse y Channel 8/8.1 A Channel 9 TWITTER AND Visit us at www.livoniatv.us LIVONIA WINTER/SPRING NEWS 23 PRSRT STD }i}1E 4�441�Vti�hll�llllll!lll��lt�till�lltill�t�ti«1�till��lL�tiIL��L�llUll��lVllOh , "�,° ,,,��»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» U.S. POSTAGE PAID ��. PERMIT#54 Livonia,Michigan I ,w.TM ECRWSS Postal Customer 33000 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE LIVONIA, MICHIGAN 48154 City Hall: (734) 466-2200 www.ci.livonia.mi.us This issue is printed on recycled paper with Black Soybean ink Jack E. Kirksey, Mayor CITY COUNCIL Susan M. Brandon M. John R. Maureen Miller Brian Laura M. Lynda L. Nash Kritzman Pastor Brosnan Meakin Toy Scheel President Vice President Susan A. Hoff,City Clerk Dennis Wright,Treasurer JUDGES, 16TH DISTRICT COURT: Sean P. Kavanagh Kathleen J.McCann Published by the Department of Community Resources t a Save The Date! Saturday,May 30,2015 Volunteers and groups are needed to help clean- up and restore the Rouge River in Livonia at 8:30 a.m.on Saturday,May 30th. Join in the fun! ' e It's good to work with other people in our community to help improve the quality of the Rouge River. Pre-registration is recommended. For more - 7,11 details about the event or to register,please call Doug Moore at the Department of Public Service(734)466-2655.