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News & Community Events Spring 2012 a tea'' k Spring 2012 p g News & Community Events d 0000 Y Jr �g w ri ng run !has s m p sprung! Peter Rabbit's Adventure at Greenmead. Don't miss this fun-filled activity! (see page 13 for details) Mayor Kirksey's Report 2 Job Opportunities 5 Library Programs 6 Refuse/Recycling Guidelines 8 Senior Center Programs 10 Community Events 12 Road Repair Schedule 14 Calendar of Events 15 a � O �'� a�iC• 4 ,� s" re-sO �. Gri C;6 a'i Q r-" = ter. E "� -:: 'r u 0 O d w yg 't O bOiQ a r b x y �C a`�a a 1; n R•', _ u cc m CD Oc N+'O .�r'N O CJ 7�•7 w r O d a_tet:2 oo E a cp � 2o o (In il 47 oa dA y � ^O cu ca a+ O Y'V •f(] � ysem.. 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The Michigan Energy Office(MEO),part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation CITY CLERK'S OFFICE (MEDC),awarded the grant money.Livonia was Livonia City Hall- 1 st Floor one of six communities receiving Advanced 33000 Civic Center Drive Lighting Technology Demonstration grant awards in November;there were 14 awards given earlier The following elections are scheduled for the this year in July. remainder of this year: The City is responsible for providing 10%of the STATE PRIMARY material costs and 100%of the installation costs. August 7, 2012 The LED retrofits should be installed by March Registration Deadline:July 9, 2012 2012,and the grant requirements are to be completed by June 30, 2012.The energy savings STATE GENERAL are estimated to be$5,000 annually. November 6, 2012 The Advanced Lighting Technology Registration Deadline: October 9, 2012 Demonstration Grants were awarded from the MEO through the American Recovery and Applications for absentee ballots are Reinvestment Act(ARRA) for projects that create available to you on the City website or they Light Emitting Diode (LED) and retain jobs,save energy, can be obtained from the Ci Clerk's Office � rgy,and reduce City greenhouse gas emissions. approximately two months prior to a scheduled election.If you require an These projects demonstrate how advanced lighting technologies help communities to be more application to be mailed to your,please call energy efficient while cutting energy costs.Many communities receiving these grants,including (734)466-2121 and leave your name and Livonia,are utilizing Michigan manufacturers for their labor and equipment,which assists economic address on the voice mail. development in Michigan.The lighting technologies include Light Emitting Diodes(LED),induction lighting,and plasma lighting.The projects replace or retrofit existing standard lighting fixtures. PRECINCT WORKERS The Michigan Energy Office is part of the Michigan Strategic Fund(MSF),which receives The City Clerk's Office is accepting administrative services from the MEDC.The Michigan Economic Development Corporation,a public- applications for Election Day precinct private partnership serving as the state's marketing arm and lead agency for business,talent and workers.Applications are available on the jobs,focuses on helping grow Michigan's economy.For more on the MEDC and its initiatives,visit: City's website or apply in person at our office. MichiganAdvantage.org NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE For more information on the City of Livonia's EECBG project,contact the Engineering Division at The City Clerk's Office offers Notary Service (734) 466-2570. to the public.The charge is $10 per page,you must have a valid picture ID. PET LICENSE REMINDER Streetlights along Five Mile replaced with Light Pet licenses must be renewed annually;all pet Emitting Diode (LED) heads, saving energy licenses expire on February 29 of this year. COStS Renew your license between March 1 and June 1 to avoid a late penalty.The fee is $8.00 Residents may notice a difference as they drive or walk along Five for a neutered pet and$11.00 if your pet is Mile Road between Farmington and Hubbard.In November 2011, not neutered.A current rabies certificate the City has had its streetlights replaced with longer-lasting, must be provided to the City Clerk's office at money-saving LED lights. the time of tag purchase. DTE Energy,in partnership with the City of Livonia,retrofitted 48 existing mercury vapor streetlights with new LED Cobra heads from Cooper Lighting. city assessors note DTE Energy is funding the demonstration project at an estimated The City Assessing Department has an cost of$50,000.The retrofits involved replacing a 400-watt DTE Streetlight LED ongoing review program of residential mercury vapor light with a 150-watt LED(six-bar light).The City Retrofit 5 Mile Road properties in the City. The purpose of this anticipates saving about$7,000 a year in electricity costs for these (Farmington to program is to ensure the accuracy of our lights. Hubbard) records. The people doing the review will In addition,DTE Energy recently repainted the exiting light poles visit every home in the City and,if possible, along Five Mile Road from Eckles Road to Inkster Road. Currently, speak with the owner of the property. If the DTE Energy maintains over 5,000 streetlights within the City of Livonia. owner is not available,the reviewer will compare the property record card to the Federal law has prohibited manufacturing and importing of any Mercury vapor lamp ballasts exterior of the house. He/she may also look since 2008.Replacement options include high-pressure sodium lights or LED lights. in the back yard. If you have any questions regarding this program,please call the For more information, contact the Engineering Division at(734)466-2570 Assessing Office at(734)466-2220. 4 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS youth employment VACANT AND ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE resource Center • Ordinance 2844 (VAABO) effective • Residential October 29, 2009 • Non Residential The City of Livonia Youth Employment • Notifications published in Observer Resource Center offers information Law Requires: about job opportunities that are Impacts owners or managers of said • Registration available for Livonia youth ages 15-20. property. • Monthly Fees Please be advised that job opportunities Information at city website: * Inspection Fees for 15 year olds are extremely limited. Repairs made wwwci.livonia.mi.us • Inspection approvals obtained The office is located in the Livonia City p pp Hall Annex,33000 Civic Center Drive. Click on: • All fees and past due monies must be The north door of City Hall located in • Department home paid. the Annex will be the most convenient • Inspection (Building and Enforcement) NO occupancy of said properties until above entrance to the Youth Employment • Vacant/Abandoned Building Ordinance is completed. Office.Business hours are Tuesday, Other Links: Wednesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. City will board up and secure VAABO to 5 p.m.For further information call ' Application Forms properties as needed. (734)466-2018. • Registration Forms and Fees VAABO pertains to any vacant and/or To report a VAABO or to get information: abandoned properties: (734) 466-2580 Grass and Weed Cutting Keeps Livonia Beautiful! fob opportunities Livonia ordinance requires: The City of Livonia Civil Service • Property must be mowed as often as necessary to keep grass or weeds below nine inches(9") Department is accepting applications for • Noxious weeds must be cut prior to seed bearing stage or nine inches(9")whichever comes first. seasonal and temporary jobs in the • May 1 st is the beginning date for enforcement. following areas: Any property in violation(including the right of way adjacent to the property): PARKS AND RECREATION • Subject to cutting without further notice(Notice will be published twice in March 2012). Community Recreation Center • All charges and administrative fee will be billed to the owner. Parks Complaints regarding high grass or weeds can be made: POOLS • Call Inspection at(734) 466-2588 Athletics • Email to ordinance@ci.livonia.mi.us. Ice Skating NOTE TO PROPERTY OWNERS: Sports Officials • Residents using a lawn service should ask them to use mulching mowers. Instruction • Grass clippings must be put in paper compost bags or marked trash cans. • A maximum of eight(8) eight bags per week is allowed. PUBLIC SERVICE • No grass clippings may be blown onto the street or adjoining property. (March—November) • Yard waste may not be left at the curb prior to 6:00 p.m.the day before pick up. Seasonal Laborer Positions • Clippings and yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up. If your lawn is fertilized by a professional company: LIBRARY • A sign must be posted a minimum of twelve(12)hours after treated. Substitute Librarian • All Lawn,Landscaping,and Spraying companies must be licensed thru the City Clerk. Library Page Student Page SEPARATED YARD WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE RESUMES POLICE Separated yard waste collection service will resume on your regular trash collection day the School Crossing Guard Week of March 26th—30th. Yard waste should be disposed of in up to 33 gallon cans, marked with a yard waste sticker or an "X"or in paper compost bags. Yard waste containers Police Reserve Officer should be placed out separate from your normal rubbish and recycle bin. (Preferably on the TEMPORARY CLERICAL opposite side of the driveway) As needed ) ' HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS For information on the qualifications,job 01, WASTE/E-WASTE duties and how to apply for these jobs, please contact the Civil Service Livonia's Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Department,Third Floor City Hall at Waste Drop-off Day (734)to 6-2 www.ci.livonia.mi.us or visit the City's '% Dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic waste website www ci.livonia.mi.us � p on Saturday,April 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m.to 3 p.m. at Ford Field. For questions regarding Livonia's environmental programs contact Public Service at(734)466-2655 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 5 The Wizard of Oz and Other Oz Books-Ages 7.12. Saturday,May 12 from 1:30- 2:30 30-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the Oz movies,play games,make crafts,come in costume and win prizes. _ You will find out more about the entire Oz series and the magical and human characters. Registration required beginning Monday,April 30 in person or by phone at(734)466.2493. r Saturday Cinema. For all ages;young children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays, ' r, March 24,April 21 and May 5 at 2 p.m. No registration required. Join us every month for a free k a��"3' G or PG-rated film in the library auditorium(sorry,no food or drink allowed). Call(734) 466.2493 to confirm titles. NOBLE LIBRARY Baby Storytime-Ages 12-23 months. Wednesdays,10:30.11 a.m,March 21-April 25. Songs,rhymes,finger plays,board books,and activities designed to introduce our youngest * + patrons to the pleasures of the library! Registration required beginning Monday,March 12. Preschool Storytime-Ages 3.5. Mondays,1:30.2 p.m.,March 19-April 23. Stories,finger plays,action songs,puppets,games,and a small craft. Parents welcome to sit in,no unregistered € children,please. Registration required beginning Monday,March 12. Drop-in Playtime-Ages 1-5. Fridays,10:30 a.m.-12 noon,March 23-April 27. No program,but children can drop in between 10:30 a.m.&noon to play with friends old and new. There will be librarytoys,instruments,books and fun! Children must be accompanied b an adult. For more information,call the Noble Library at(734)421.4235. g « Think Green Show-Wednesday,April 11 at 2:00 p.m. Not a lecture! Join us as award-winning illusionist Eugene Clark presents this funny and interactive program for families. We 91 laugh and learn about"green". No registration required Cool Tricks Magic Show-Family entertainment. Wednesday,May 2 at 2 p.m.Direct to you y from Cedar Point and Walt Disney World-join in the laughter with magician/comedian Chris Linn as he dazzles family audiences with plenty of age appropriate humor,and exciting audience participation. Registration not required. Ar _ Mother's Day Crafts-Ages 4 and up. May 2-11 during Noble Library hours. Choose between several ageappropriate Mother's Day craft kits to make in the library or at home. Registration not required Memorial Day Crafts Ages 4 and up May 14-30 during Noble Library hours Choose I, between several a �a ro riate Memorial Da craft kits to make in the library or at home. y ,� �,, � �,�r . � g pp p Y r5' . 1: Registration not required. * SANDBURG LIBRARY (No registration required,unless specified.) Toddler Story Time-Ages 2.3. Tuesdays,March 20-April 24 at 10:15 a.m. join us for songs,stories,and toy time! Siblings are welcome. Registration required beginning Tuesday, h , March 13. Pre-School Story Time-Ages 3-6. 'Tuesdays,March 20-April 24 at 11:15 a.m. Join us for songs,stories,and some amazing science demos! Siblings are welcome. Registration required 2011 Teen Drawing Contest Traditional Non-manga beginning Tuesday,March 13. Winner grades 7-9) Brooke Harris Drop-In Playdate-Ages 1-6. 'Tuesdays,May 1-29 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Missing Storytime? Come play with our toys and meet some friends. Children must be accompanied by PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN an adult. Mother's Day Create!-Ages 5 and up. Thursday,May 10 from 4:45-6 p.m. Moms love CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY flowers-come and create flowers she can keep all year using felt,buttons&duct tape. For more information on programs or to register,call(734)466.2493 Registration required beginning Tuesday,April 10. Younger children will need assistance. Storytime programs are open to preschool Livonia children.Children younger than three years of TEEN PROGRAMS age must be accompanied by an adult(one child per adult).Registration begins Monday,March 12,2012. Space is limited so register early! CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY Baby Storytime-Ages 12-23 months.Babies are invited to bring a parent or loving caregiver Teen Advisory Committee-Teens in grades 7.12,first Wednesday of every month at along for songs,simple stories,rhymes,and toy time.Mondays,March 19-April 23. 6 p.m. Come join us! Enjoy snacks,meet other local teens,and make suggestions about library Session one-12 to 17 months: 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. activities and collections. Registration not required. Session two-18 to 23 months: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Movie Nite @ the Library-For teens in grades 7.12,but all audiences are welcome. Toddler Storytime-Ages 24.36 months.Thursdays,March 22-April 26 from 10:15- March 17(bonus film also showing at 2:30 p.m.),April 21&May 4. All showings at 7 p.m.in 10:45 a.m.NO class on April 19th.Stories,marches to musical instruments,finger plays and Targe the Auditorium. Catch a free movie at the Library! All films are rated G,PG or PG-13. Call movement activities. Emphasis is on the introduction of some fundamental children's materials, (734)466.2197 for film titles learning to listen in a group and taking turns. Fight Club!Video Game Tournament-Saturday,March 31 at 1 p.m. Teens in grades Family Storytime-Recommended for ages 3-6,but all are welcome.Wednesdays,March 21- 7,12,registration not required,but participants must be present at the beginning of the April 25 from 7.7:30 p.m.NO class on April 19th.Wind down at the end of the day with some tournament to compete. Go one-on-one against an opponent playing Samurai Shodown VI for stories,songs,and a few science demonstrations.No registration required. the Wii. Top players will win prizes! Godzilla Stomp!-Teens&tweens in grades 5.12. 'Tuesday,April 10 at 1 p.m.(card game) Godzilla Stomp!-Teens&tweens in grades 5.12. 'Tuesday,April 10 at 1 p.m.(card game) &2 p.m.(film showing). In April 1956,Godzilla stomped his way into American theaters. &2 p.m.(film showing). In April 1956,Godzilla stomped his way into American theaters. Celebrate this 56-year anniversary by competing in our Godzilla Stomp!card game tournament. Celebrate this 56-year anniversary by competing in our Godzilla Stomp!card game tournament. Enjoy themed refreshments and watch a classic kaiju film. Registration required beginning March Enjoy themed refreshments and watch a classic kaiju film. Registration required beginning March 28. Participants must be present at the beginning of the tournament to compete. 28. Participants must be present at the beginning of the tournament to compete. Let's Lego!-Ages 6 and up. Friday,April 13 from 3-4 p.m. Bring your Legos and come build Teen Drawing Contest-For Teens in grades 7.12. Entry deadline Wednesday,May 1 by with us!There will be a Lego related craft and a snack,too! We will photograph everyone's Lego 9 p.m. Calling all artistic teens! Submit your best art in one or both of our categories- creation and the photos will be on display here at the Library.Registration required beginning Manga/Anime and'IYaditional/Non-manga-and win prizes! Winners will be chosen at the May Monday,March 26th. TAC meeting. Submit entries in person at any Livonia Library or by email to jvisnaw@livonia.lib.mi.us,pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us or noblelibradan@yahoo.com. Include your name,grade and phone number or email. 6 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS Civic Center Library Noble Library Sandburg Library Vestpocket 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 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 15218 Farmington-(734)466-2559 Friday&Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. 6 p.m Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday 9 a.m. 5 p.m wuuvv u� �uU v� Iuuvv ........ NOBLE LIBRARY Mother's Day Tea-Saturday,April 28 from 2.4 p.m. Join us and our guest speaker,Arlene Money Works!Financial Matters for Teens-Ages 12 and up. Wednesday,April 25 Frank,Program Coordinator at the Oakland Community College's Women's Center for savory from 6:30.7:30 p.m. Join Jeremy Cybulski from Co-op Services Credit Union and Kathy Hoen treats,tea and inspiration. Seating is limited. Call(734)466.2490 to register. from Community Alliance Credit Union for an information-packed presentation about money The Noontime Concert Series-Upcoming concerts in the series will take place matters for teens. Celebrate Money Smart Week by learning all about your money. Pre-register every third Thursday through May 2012. Concerts begin at 12:15 p.m.and end at 1 p.m. for a chance to win a price. Call(734)421.6600 to make your reservation. Co-sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commiss on. Teen Anime Night-For teens grades 7.12. Join your friends for an evening of anime and NOBLE LIBRARY snacks!Seating and some snacks will be provided,but feel free to bring your own! Call (734) 421.4235 for dates,times,feature titles and more information. Book Discussion Group- Fridays,March 23,April 27&May 18 at 1:30 p.m. 'Treat yourself to an afternoon out. Meet new people,stimulate your mind,and have a good time.The group is Noble Library Teen AniManga Club-Register to receive our free e-mail newsletter lead by Librarian Rachel Charette. For additional information,call(734)421.6600. informing you about all our fun events which will include enjoying Anime movie reviews and discussions,cosplay,listening to Anime soundtracks,manga trading,Japanese culture,snacks Wednesday Movie Mania-Wednesdays,March 7,April 4&May 2 from 2.4 p.m.You've and more! Call(734)421.4235 for more information. read the book,now see the movie. Call(734)421.6600 for feature titles. The Livonia Alfred Teen Gaming Events @ Noble Library-The library will be hosting monthly gaming Noble Basement Theater is not handicapped accessible. events including tournaments and free play nights in our basement. Call for dates and specific MEMORIAL AND COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM games. Need a unique and lasting way to remember a special person?Want to help your community? Livonia Duelist Association-Teen Yu-Gi-Oh @ Noble Library-The LDA meets twice a You can do both of these at once with the library's Memorial and Commemorative Program month forYu-Gi-Oh related activities in the basement of Noble Library and hosts live which allows you to donate money in honor or memory of a loved one. A gift plate on the book tournaments every other month. Any interested teens can attend. Call(734)421.4235 for shows the name of the person being honored as well as the name of the donor. A brochure specific dates,times and activities. describing the program in more detail is available at all three Library locations or online at SANDBURG LIBRARY http:0livonia.lib.mi.us/conttibufons.html Ins and outs of Tattoos-Allages. Thursday,March 8 from 6s0.7s0 p.m. Are you FRIENDS OF THE LIVONIA LIBRARY PROGRAMS thinking of getting a tattoo? Join Kaycee Garrett from Tattoo 13 as she talks about the ins and March 18-Speaker Doc Fletcher will speak and present a slideshow on"Kayaking Throughout outs of tattooing. She'll have design ideas,talk about health and safety,and answer any Michigan"at 2 p.m.in the Civic Center Auditorium. questions you have about the whole process. May 6-"The Sweet Adelines"will perform at 2 p.m.in the Civic Center Auditorium. Get to Know Teen Author Lara Zielin-For all ages. Thursday,March 22 from 6:30.7:30 p.m. Come and meet local author for teens Lara Zielin,author of Donut Days and The Implosion of Aggie Winchester. She will talk about her experience writing and publishing these books,and speak to teens about how to get their own work published. Questions from the audience welcome. National Library Week Contest for Teens-For all ages. Week of April 8.14. Correctly " identify the first lines from well-known teen books for a chance to win a prize. Contest runs fora - week. Winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday,April 17. tir ° Money Works.Financial Matters for Teens-Ages 12 and up. lUesday,April 24 from c �y 6:30. 7:30 p.m. Join Jeremy Cybulski from Co-op Services Credit Union and Kathy Hoen from A — � Community Alliance Credit Union for an information-packed presentation about money matters for teens. Celebrate Money Smart Week by learning all about your money. Pre-register fora chance to win a price. Call(248)893.4010 to make your reservation. Formal Dress Exchange-ATI ages welcome. Saturday,May 19 from 1-430 p.m. Areyou l.l�07EP 1300K SALE! in need of a gently used formal dress for a formal occasion? Sandburg Library has been CMG Center Library collecting dress donations for years to help you in your time of need. All different styles,colors, sizes,and lengths await you at our informal"Salon Sandburg",where you can come and try them Friday& Saturday, Sunday, May 20 on. Seamstress Dawn Kilyanek will be on hand to make alterations as needed. May 18 & 19 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) ADULT PROGRAMS (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Books sold by the bag on Sunday. CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY Sponsored by The Friends of the Livonia Library Book Discussion Group-The Livonia Civic Center Library book discussion group meets every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. History Lives at the Library. This series presents programs on a wide variety of historical topics. Programs begin at 7 p.m.and end approximately 8:30 p.m. Funding for this program NOONTIME CONCERT SERIE4, generously provided by Friends of the Livonia Library. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies-March 14,April 11&May 9 at 2 p.m.in the CIVIC Center Auditorium. Enjoy a classic film in the comfort of the Library Auditorium as we present some of Library the best loved movies from the golden age of cinema and beyond. Sony,no food or beverages The Noontime concerts will take place the are allowed in the auditorium. For movie titles,subscribe to our monthly email newsletter or call(734)466.2197. third Thursday of the month in the Civic Center Library Atrium, Film Movement Series-March 19,April 16&May 21 at 6:30 p.m.in the Auditorium. begin at 12:15 p.m.,and as always are free to attend. Bring your These are newly released award-winning independent features and foreign films being seen brown bag lunch with you and enjoy the show. after their theatre runs. Due to their sometimes mature themes and content,these films are recommended for adult audiences. Information on the Film Movement Program can be found March 15,2012 at www.filmmovement.com. For movie titles,subscribe to our monthly email newsletter or Tem/ Murphy call(734)466.2197. Get Hitched!-Join us as we present a selection of classic films from the master of April 19,2012 suspense,Alfred Hitchcock. Upcoming movies in this series will be shown in the Civic Center David Berriman Auditorium on March 27&May 1 at 6:30 p.m. For more information and movie titles,please call(734)466.2197. May 17,2012 Saturday Mystery Book/Film Discussion Group-March 24&April 28 from La Corda Pianissimo 10 a.m.-2 p.m.in the Joseph Jenkin Room. This program will show films of former book titles from the mystery genre,spanning from current blockbusters to the Golden Age of film. This is an For information about the performances check the library's website at adult discussion group for people who love books,the movies made from them and like talking about them. Registration required. Please call(734)466.2490 for book titles which should be www•1ivonia.1ib.mi.us or contact the library at(734)466-2490. read prior to viewing the film. Co-sponsored by The Livonia Arts Commission LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 7 GUIDELINES FOR REFUSE COLLECTION Weekly trash collection starts at 6 a.m. There is no set time for a container(33-gallon hard plastic or metal can with handles) particular street. Trash should not be set out earlier than 6 p.m. marked with an W'or a City of Livonia"Yard Waste Recycling" the evening prior to the collection day. sticker.These stickers can be obtained by calling the Sanitation Division at(734)466-2 588.Containers must not exceed 50 pounds Weekly trash collection is limited to eight(8)cans or bags of in weight.To prevent injury to the yard waste collector,branches regular household waste and eight(8)cans or bags of yard waste. must not overhang the can.Sanitation crews are not allowed to Warning to Parents: Children, through their curious nature,are attracted reach into any can to remove lodged items. During the winter to the operatwn of heavy equipment used in weekly trash collection. Please months there is no curbside collection service of yard waste. (The instruct your children to keep a safe distance from all collection vehicles. Refuse Disposal Facility will accept yard waste for a fee during the winter months). Containers: Brush and Branch Collection: Containers should be set on the front curb or edge of street but There are two methods for disposal of brush and branches at the NOT IN THE ROADWAY ITSELF. Garbage must not be packed curb. (Logs and stumps are not collected at the curb). too tightly in containers.The refuse contractor is not allowed to Pickup of Small Brush: Branches less than four(4)feet long reach into any container to dislodge its contents.All containers must be tied in bundles of less than fifty(50)pounds and must be removed from the curb by the evening of the collection placed out on trash collection day separate from the normal trash day and recycling bin. Up to five(5)bundles of tied brush/branches may be disposed of weekly. Bundled brush service is available Acceptable Containers: from the last Monday in March through the second Friday in Cans: Water-tight galvanized metal or heavy-duty December plastic garbage cans with handles. Pickup of Large Brush: Special service for branches over MAXIMUM SIZE OF THIRTY-THREE four(4)feet long and less that four(4)inches in diameter are (33) GALLONS. (Loose trash that may picked up by the city's Forestry crew, separate from weekly trash blow away[i.e.paper or packing material] collection.Branches and brush must be unbundled,with must be disposed of in a plastic bag no roots,thorns or vines,and placed as close to the road as secured at the top possible with cut ends pointing towards the street.Chipper service runs from April through mid-October. (Landscape and tree service Plastic Bags: Bags must be tied shut and able contractors are responsible for the removal of all tree materials withstand lifting from the top without remaining as a result of their work). breaking(2 mil plastic bags recommended). Items NOT Collected at the Curb: Paper Bags: Compost bags for disposal of yard waste . Hot ashes only. • Any part of a demolished structure,building debris or CONTAINERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM construction material(responsibility of contractor or resident) WEIGHT OF FIFTY (50) POUNDS EACH. • Paint(Latex or water based paint may be disposed of with regular trash provided the lid has been removed and the paint Preparing Items for Weekly Pick Up has dried) Cardboard boxes larger that 2 feet by 2 feet must be broken down . Chemicals(Hazardous chemicals should be retained until and tied in bundles or may be recycled at the Drop-off Recycle the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day or by Center. calling the Wayne County—Department of Environment at When disposing of sharp objects,care should be taken to prevent (734)326-3936 for instructions on proper disposal) injury to the refuse collector. Used hypodermic needles should be . Broken concrete,masonry,or dirt placed in a"Sharps" container and sealed before disposing of. Broken glass should be wrapped securely. • Automobile parts Recycle Bin Collection • Waste oil or anti-freeze—Dispose of at the Recycling Center Recycling is mandatory in Livonia. To obtain a replacement • Sod, stumps,roots,logs or limbs over four inches in diameter recycling bin please contact the Sanitation Division at • Disposal of large amounts of rubbish due to clean-up,moving, (734)466-2588. For details on what items are recyclable and flooding,fire,etc. are the resident's responsibility accepted at curbside please see page 9.. Large Item Pick Up: Household furnishings and appliances will be picked up weekly by a separate truck on the regular collection day.There is a limit of two(2)household items per week. Refuse Disposal Facility Hours These items should be set out the evening before(after 6:00 p.m.) or prior to 6:00 a.m. of the collection day.Doors must be Summer (April 13 —December 22, 2012 removed from refrigerators or freezers before they are Fridays and Saturdays placed at the curb. Winter (December 29—March 30, 2013 Yard Waste (Compost) Collection Saturdays Only The separated yard waste collection program begins the last For information on fees contact Sanitation or Public Service Monday in March and ends the second Friday in December.Yard waste must be placed in paper compost bags or an acceptable llrr�LIVONIA SPRING NEWS RECYCLABLE ITEMS COLLECTED CURBSIDE Boxboard / Paperboard Corrugated Cardboard Cereal Boxes, Shoeboxes, etc. (Cardboard Boxes - cut down) Brown Paper Grocery Bags Small Scrap Metal Items/ Household Batteries (AA,AAA, C, D, License Plates 9-Volt— place in clear zip lock baggies) Glass Food / Beverage Containers Newspapers /Sunday Supplements (Clear& Brown Only— NO GREEN) Plastic Food / Beverage Containers ✓ Telephone Books (Stamped on Bottom: 1 through 7) ✓ Plastic Grocery Bags Glossy Magazines/ Catalogs ✓ Cans (Aluminum &Tin) Junk Mail, Office Paper, Paperback Books ✓ Empty Aerosol Cans CURBSIDE RECYCLING GUIDELINES EMPTY METAL CANS and SMALL SCRAP METAL ITEMS HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES Place in clear zip lock baggies n; d CARDBOARD (See Guidelines Below) GLASS '". BOTTLES Clear &Brown Only ALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS r � PAPER,PAPERBACK BOOKS,MAIL, 1 through 7 NEWSPAPERS,MAGAZINES& Discard hard PAPERBOARD BOXESplastic tops Mix together in paper or plastic grocery bag;no hardcover books CARDBOARD PREPARATION OPTION TWO: Unfold,flatten and i OPTION ONE: stuff smaller boxes Unfold,flatten into larger box XD's, Flu 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 ;ell 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 SPRING NEWS 9 MACKINAC ISLAND TRIP - SEPTEMBER 25 - 28, 2012 We will be taking our annual trip to Mackinac Island again 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. For specific dates and other trip information,please contact Karl at (734) 466.5556 or stop in at the Civic Park Senior Center for a trip flyer. SUMMER SPORTS 62+WOMEN'S GOLF LEAGUE MEETING Friday,April 20th 9:30 a.m.Call Stella at (734) 525.9667 Civic Park Senior Center Dining Room MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE MEETING Saturday,April 21 8:30 a.m.Call Tony at(734) 261.4718 62+ FOX CREEK MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE MEETING Friday,April 27th, 1 p.m. (Coffee&Donuts)Call Myron at (734) 261.4718 Civic Park Senior Center Dining Room LIVONIA SENIOR SUMMER FESTIVAL °y "SAVE THE DATE" Wednesday,June 27th 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. FOCUS HOPE FOOD PROGRAM FOR SENIORS The City of Livonia,Department of Community Resources,distributes packaged food boxes, on a monthly basis,to low-income senior residents(60 years of age or older),who are currently certified in this program.Distribution dates will be March 7th,April 4th,and May 2nd from 2 p.m.to 5 p.m.at the Livonia Senior Center. For further program The IRS Tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2012 information and income guidelines contact the Livonia Senior Center at(734) 466.2557. The monthly senior bulletin is currently available at wwwci.livonia.mi.us:click e-news signup,enter your email address, SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM click the senior center,and click submit.The bulletin lists daily activities Wayne County Office of Nutrition Services make available a well- such as card,board,bingo games,weekly movies,continuing education balanced meal to Livonia residents age 60 years and older. There are classes,book and current events discussion groups,assistance programs,and the congregate lunch menu.The bulletin three basic nutrition programs. is also available at the Civic Park Senior Center. • Liquid Nutrition: for those seniors who have difficulty swallowing INCOME TAX A$$I$TANCE solid food due to a debilitating disease or condition. A physician Trained AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers will be available to complete must complete the Wayne County Office of Nutrition Services simple returns for low income Livonia Senior Residents,on a first-come, medical form indicating the person's need for liquid meals. The first-serve basis. NO APPOINTMENTS TAKEN. Assistance will be eligible client or representative will be responsible for picking up provided Monday-Friday until'Tuesday,April 17th. The Center opens the liquid nutrition once a month at a designated site. For at 8:30 a.m.Please call (734) 466.2555 for additional information. additional information,please call 1.800.851.1454. You must bring the following documentation: • Home-Delivered: for those seniors who are homebound,unable to 1.Copies of 2010 State and Federal Tax Returns prepare their own meals or unable to feed themselves. Hot meals are delivered on weekdays,frozen meals are available to clients 2.Total amount of all earned income who are cannot prepare food on the weekends. A physician, 3.Amount of Paid or Unpaid 2011 Property Tax visiting nurse,family,friend or the senior resident can make the 4.Amount of Rent paid referral for Meals-on Wheels at 1.800.851.1454. 5.Total 2011 Heating cost • Hot Lunch Program: for those seniors who are able to attend one of the two sites located in the City: 6.Amount Paid for 2011 Health Insurance Premiums CIVIC PARK SENIOR CENTER 15218 Farmington Road RESOURCE FAIR (734)466.2555 SENIOR CITIZENS'RESOURCE FAIR Friday,April 13th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR BRASHEAR TOWERS is designed to assist older adults,adult caregivers,and family members 17841 North Laurel Park Drive in navigating the aging network. Over 50 organizations will provide vital (734)591.6622 information and resources within the community that will help our older adult population remain informed,safe,and independent. Raffle& Door Prizes! 10 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 15218 Farmington Road • (734) 466-2555 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Al SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION BUS The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) The Senior Center Transportation Buses provide curb-to-curb rides within the The City of Livonia,Department of Community Resources, City limit on a donation basis.Rides are available to local shopping districts, distributes U.S.D.A.surplus commodity food to pre-qualified low- grocery stores,medical appointments,and to the Senior Center. Service income residents on the 3rd'Tuesday of the month from noon to hours are Monday thru Friday,8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS 2:00 p.m.in the old District Court Building, 15140 Farmington Rd., ARE REQUIRED BY CALLING(734)466.2555. next to the Civic Park Senior Center. To see if you qualify,please To make a transportation reservation,please follow these steps: call (734) 466.2673. Senior housing residents should contact their housing office to inquire about eligibility. MEDICAL BUS—MONDAY,TUESDAY&WEDNESDAY ONLY 1. Reservations accepted 90 days in advance, scheduling is on a first come Donations For Resident Assistance Programs first served basis,limited number of daily appointments.First morning "People come first in Livonia"has long been the motto of the City. appointment is 9 a.m.and last return to home is 3:15 p.m. This medical You now have the chance to personally help ensure this is true. bus travels 2 miles outside the City limit. 2.When making your reservation,you must have the time of your By making a donation to the City of Livonia,Resident Assistance appointment,the name,address,telephone number of your doctor Program,you help to keep a family warm in the winter,have light in 3. You will be asked your name,address,telephone number. the dark, feed hungry children and meet many more essential daily 4. On the day of your scheduled appointment you must be ready for pick-up needs. from your home 1 hour ahead of your appointment time. When you are All donations are tax deductible. Make your check payable to: ready to return home,the doctor's office must call the center for your ride City of Livonia-Resident Assistance Program and mail your check to go back home. to: Community Resources, 33000 Civic Center Drive,Livonia, 5.Wheelchair riders must be accompanied and their wheelchair must have MI 48154. footrests and brakes in working order. NON-MEDICAL BUS 111KAENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM 1. Reservations accepted 7 days in advance. 2. When making your reservation,you will be asked your name,address, telephone number and your destination. The City of Livonia Housing Commission provides financial assistance 3. On the day of your scheduled ride,you must be ready for pick-up from to income eligible Livonia residents to obtain professional mental your home 1/2 hour in advance. health counseling services. The financial assistance provided is as 4. The Senior Center buses depart from the Center at 1 p.m.or 3 p.m. follows: • $400.00 in assistance per year, per eligible family/household LIVONIA COMMUNITY TRANSIT • $80.00 per counseling session Livonia Community Transit provides • A minimal co-pay, based on income,will be required per visit transportation to residents 60 years or The City of Livonia has contracted with six (6) local service providers to over and to those who are disabled. Rides make available needed counseling services. Residents may contact can be scheduled for doctor the following providers for assistance: appointments,shopping,physical therapy, ! employment,and more. Service is • Eastwood Clinics (734) 425-4070 available within the City of Livonia with • John Farrar, Ed.D., LPC (248) 210-3556 limited service outside the city limits. Cost • Hegira Programs, Inc. (734) 744-0170 is$2.00 each way. Exact fare or ticket is • Madonna University Psychological Services (734) 432-5493 required,drivers do not make change. • Jacque Martin-Downs MA/MSW(800) 940-3808 Hours of service are: • Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Quality Care Counseling (248) 888-0066 Saturday&Sunday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information on the Mental Health Counseling Program, Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be made contact the Housing Commission's Community Development Office up to 90 days in advance. Sometimes last minute reservations can be at(734) 421-6450 ext. 103. accommodated. For more information,contact the Livonia Community'Transit ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM RESIDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE MENTAL office:Monday-Friday at(734) 466-2700. HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL. McNamara Towers Senior Citizen LIVONIA r :: t l 'VI I[AfD .��;V�WG FORWARD Housing Community is currently accepting bright applications for its house `[ 4 waiting list. To obtain AM "`` more information, Channel g Channel gg please contact TWITTERAND FACEBO0MI (248) 477-7086. Visit us at jg=,6,1h2nia.mi,us and click on the Uvonia Television'Q;jlck Shortcut!" LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 1 1 The Livonia Youth Commission/Spree Memorial Scholarship Livonia Symphony Orchestra Schedule The Livonia Youth Commission applications are available for the 2012 Spree Memorial 2012 Concert Schedule 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 at wwwci.livonia.mi.us.The scholarship elibility requirements are that a student must be a Louis Schmidt Auditorium, Livonia resident and member of the 2012 graduating class,who either attends the Clarenceville High School Livonia Public Schools,Clarenceville Public Schools or is a Livonia resident attending a 20155 Middlebelt Road, Livonia private school,and must be planning to attend a community college,university or accredited technical school in Michigan.Eight,two thousand dollars($2,000.00) All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. scholarships will be awarded during the Spree celebration in June.This scholarship program is co-sponsored by the Livonia Anniversary Committee.Deadline for postmark March 3, 2012 of applications is Monday April 16,2012.For additional information,call Community "Strings of my Heart" Resources at(734)466-2540. Steven Dearing, Guitarist Introducing QR Codes That You Can Scan With Your Smartphone April 28, 2012 OR codes are two-dimensional barcodes(see above Livonia Arts Commission OR "Water Music" code)that can be scanned with smart phones.Once scanned,the OR reader(smart Madonna University Chorus phone application),directs the phone to a URL,or sends data displayed on your phone's screen.The URL can be to any site on the web such as your home page or a landing page with a special offer.Here are just a few ways to use OR codes: Tickets:$20 Adult, • Web site URL $18 Senior (60 and up), $5 Child/Student • Landing page :.~�'•� • Business card information Group Tickets: • Google Map '� 10 or more are $15 per ticket • Coupon ��_ 5 • Special message We offer in addition an AAA discount of$2 per ticket with Scanning a OR code is much easier than typing in a 9L r card. We accept all major credit cards Visa, Mastercard, URL.It requires less effort from your prospects,and Discover and American Express.Tickets are available at all so they are more likely to scan it then type it,if they Livonia Libraries, Livonia Drugs, 33525 Five Mile Road, have the smart phone.Of course not everyone has a ❑� Madonna University,Administration Building, or at the door smart phone yet,so including the url(if that is the on concert night. The Livonia Symphony has just launched purpose of the OR code)with the barcode is QR code(above) a new website www.livoniasymphony.org. People can imperative. www.artsinlivonia.com order tickets online through PayPal as well. For further information, leave a message on the Symphony's Music Hot Line at (734) 421-11 11. 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 City Hall. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of styles and media. Artists interested in exhibiting at the Fine Arts Gallery should contact George at Lacfineartsgallery@gmail.com, 15100 Ftubkrand,Uvonia,Mi 40154 73"55-2900 or Community Resources at(734)466-2 540.Artist interested in exhibiting at the mm out w9we at: ciW,PniP n. City Hall Lobby Atrium should contact Mary at shalyartist@sbcglobal.net. *Where 'le fun Is" Aquotlai * Athleticx ' Community Center CWOF * Tscarbs SpL�Cial Euenti ik Hoy by the LCRC for ca FREIE guided tour and elsa vw fim pard fitness 6rymmil your wlldmt drearm! For the Month of March: LIm=� The Artifact Club will display in the City Hall Lobby.Mary Kehoe and Lasure 8 Lap,Paas 42 0,64WI0 9 Mary Ann Relyea will display mixed media in the Fine Arts Gallery. somsh P" Rno Hub 250 h.Wa"k% Actobts Fahy:: For the Month of April: Sauna nr' aK H.ink s rTrace City Employees and Arts Commissioners will display in the City Hall Lobby. KAOU•fters $Mvgr camps UuLkiva ri6:.=may Hink Livonia Public Schools will display in the Fine Arts Gallery. a Gymnasiums Tree Fort May Acm gweaar Wa&bV path Party P&&.ages Mwsma gs Therapy CIMMM&Programs For the Month of May: Sports LaegLm DUO Pnys cal Them Pemwml Livonia Historical Preservation will display Livonia Artifacts in the City Hall Lobby. 8 Spans Weadria Clarenceville Public Schools will display in the Fine Arts Gallery. � • 12 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS Greenmead Historical Parr Located at 20501 Newburgh Road (South of Eight Mile). Call (248) 477-7375 for more information on any of the following: Shop at Greenmead Livonia Garden Club—Plant Sharing Looking for a unique gift or a special treasure...stop by the Hinbem Gift May 12,at Greenmead Farm Complex. This FREE event will tun from Shop!There are lots of new and different items and all proceeds benefit 9- 11 a.m. Bring a plant to share and let the Garden Club share their Greenmead.The gift shop is open for business Wednesday through Friday plants with you. For more information call Liz at(734)425-6880. from noon-4:30 p.m.and on Tour Sundays from 1 -4 p.m. Green Meadows-Native Lands Make History at Greenmead Come and enjoy a wonderful learning experience at Greenmead. Green Make your mark on the community by joining the dedicated volunteers at Meadows Cultural Entertainment Inc.will feature their Native Lands Program Historic Greenmead.Help to preserve Livonia's Legacy for the future and on May 15, 16, 17. The event includes displays and demonstrations on have fun in the process. The programs and events at Greenmead offer you Native America and Africa as well as Animals of the Lands. The program is a variety of ways in which to share your time and talents. A Volunteer fun for the whole family!Tickets are$9 in advance and$12 at the gate. Orientation is scheduled for Saturday,May 12th at 1 p.m. To register, For more information,please go to www.greenmeadowsevents.com or please call the Greenmead office at(248)477-7375. call 1-(800)799-1166. Lectures—Presented by the Michigan 17th Civil War Re-enactors. This FREE lecture will take place on Tuesday,March 13th,Tuesday, April 10th and Tuesday,May 8th at 6 p.m. Please call the Greenmead office (248)477-7375 for more information and to reserve your seat. Happily Ever After Thursday,March 22,from 7-9:30 p.m. This event ► - celebrates wedding traditions and wedding fashions from , decades gone by. We start the program in the Historic Newburg Church and conclude at the Alexander Blue House. We will , be treated to music,exhibits and hors d'oeuvres. Mark your calendar. Space is limited. Advance tickets only $10 per person. Call for more A Place at Catherine's Table information(248)477-7375. Saturday May 19(New Date)at 1 p.m. This luncheon features a speaker and themed tables decorated by Greenmead volunteers with cherished Victorian Tea at Blue House— china,silver and crystal. Enjoy a delicious lunch,dessert and beverage. New location this year. $30 per person. Tickets presale only. Space is limited.Call Greenmead Saturday,April 14,from (248)477-7375. 3-5 p.m. Tickets$25(advance only). The Alexander Blue House will be set with fine china,vintage linens, Mark Your Calendars! Greenmead Flea Market— and our best silver. Enjoy the afternoon with friends as you nibble on June 3,from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. delicious tea sandwiches,melt-in-your-mouth scones and irresistible desserts. Make your reservations early. Space is limited. For reservations or additional information call(248)477-7375. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Greenmead. Treasures from Grandma's Attic Friday,April 20,3-8 p.m.and Saturday,April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Alexander Blue House will feature a variety of antiques and vintage items for sale. Admission—FREE.For more information call(248)477-7375. Lunch with the Author/Speaker Tuesday,April 24,from 12-3 p.m.—Jacobson's by Bruce Kopytek Tuesday,May 22, from 12-3 p.m.—Hudson's by Lucas McGrail Reserve your spot at the Alexander Blue House. Space is limited. $15 per person. Peter Rabbit's Adventure Saturday,May 5,at 10 a.m., 11 a.m.and 12 p.m. Cost$7— i presale only,space is limited. This event is a fun-filled activity! After an Host your next event at the Alexander Blue House at Greenmead interpretive reading of the timeless Built in the mid nineteenth century,this vintage house has been carefully story,children will follow the adapted to provide meeting space for variety of business and social events. mischievous Peter Rabbit as he travels The Blue House offers Victorian charm and a comfortable setting for small throughout the Village. The activity meetings,conferences,workshops,private parties and receptions. For more includes a sack lunch and gift. For information please call Greenmead(248)477-7375. more information call(248)477-7375. LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 13 Pavingthe wato a Better Future y Reconstruction continued Section/Street From To 14 Roycroft 31060 Roycroft Dorais 16 Riverside 300'S.of Munger Grove 16 Riverside Wood Six Mile 16 Munger 300'W.of Fairlane Fairlane 16 Fairlane Wood Six Mile 16 Oak Hill Woodvale End 16 Woodvale Alpine Ashurst 18 Southampton Huff Newburgh 18 Huff 200'S.of Southampton Southampton 24 Lyons Acacia Bentley Rehabilitation Section/Street From To 7 Dardanella Nola Blue Skies 7 Nola Margareta Dardanella 7 Susanna 250.N.of Margareta Dardanella 7 Blue Skies 18815 Blue Skies Dardanella 8 Curtis Newburgh 36744 Curtis Reconstructed 2011 Street Project:Melvin(Lori to Linda) 8 Westchester Newburgh Curtis 9 Norwich Clarita Seven Mlle Construction begins this summer on the last year of the ten-year road repair Planned Preventative Maintenance millage,approved in 2002.The Livonia Road Repair Program was established Section/Street From To to provide the necessary funding to repair Livonia streets(residential and 10 Fairfield Six Mile Curtis commercial)to a good condition.The following road repair techniques are 10 Curtis Mayfield Fairfield used to accomplish this objective: 10 Mayfield Curtis Clarita Reconstruction—Complete removal and replacement of concrete and 10 Mayfield Clarita Seven Mile asphalt roads. 14 Roycroft Merriman 31016 Roycroft 14 Roycroft Dorais Sunset Rehabilitation—Removal and replacement of only failed pavement 16 Riverside End 300'S.of Munger sections of concrete and the milling and spot base repair of asphalt 16 Riverside Grove Wood followed by the placement of a 2%z"asphalt overlay on both the concrete 16 Fairlane Munger Wood and asphalt roads. 16 Alpine Five Mile North End Planned Preventative Maintenance—Less expensive preservation 18 Huff Sunnydale 200'S.of Southampton 18 Sunnydale Huff Southampton construction methods extend pavement life by: 18 Richfield Sunnydale Southampton • Replacement of isolated failed areas of concrete streets. 24 Lyons Cardwell Acacia • Surface milling and resurfacing of asphalt roads with a 1%"asphalt 24 Lyons Bentley Lyndon overlay. • Joint and crack sealing of both pavement types where the road is in Additional Projects for 2012 good condition. City of Livonia Major Road Projects: Newburgh Rd. Resurfacing from Five Mile to Six Mile,following concrete base Affected Citizens who are scheduled to have their street paved will be invited to a repairs,this project also includes traffic signal modernization at public information meeting in mid April once contractors have been selected to do the Holmes Middle School paving. Newburgh Rd. Concrete reconstruction from Six Mile to Laurel Park Drive North This year's planned repair program consists of the following City and Wayne Newburgh Rd. Pedestrian signal improvements at Churchill High School and County projects: the upgrading of the sidewalk ramps to make them ADA compliant for the crossing to the Career Technical Center 2012 City of Livonia Road Repair Program Wayne County Major Road Projects: Reconstruction Haggerty Rd. Resurfacing from Six Mile to Seven Mile Section/Street From To Merriman Rd. Right Turn Lanes at Five Mile and Six Mile 3 Bretton Hubbard Hardy Farmington Rd. Traffic Signal Modernization at Six Mile and Seven Mile 7 Susanna Mar creta 250'North of Mar creta West Chicago Pedestrian Signal Upgrades at Merriman Rd.and g g Middlebelt Rd. 7 Blue Skies Margareta 18815 Blue Skies 7 Blue Skies Dardanella Seven Mile MDOT Major Road Projects: 7 Margareta End Glengary Plymouth Rd.(M-14) Resurfacing from Farmington Rd.to Market St. 8 Curtis 36744 Curtis Levan 9 Norwich Whitby Clarita The list of City projects is subject to change based on the costs and 9 Clarita Southampton Whitby available annual funding.For current information on the project please call 12 Clarita Middlebelt 250'East of Middlebelt the Engineering Division at(734)466-2571. 13 Whitcomb Rougeway Inkster 13 Sunnydale 100'N.of Sunnydale Brentwood 14 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS MARCH 23 1:30 p.m. 24 12 noon-3 p.m. 9 2 p.m. Book Discussion Group Lunch with Author/Speaker* Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies 3 4 p.m. Noble Library Greenmead Historical Village Civic Center Library LSO presents"Strings of my Heart'* 24 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 24 6:30-7:30 p.m. 10 4:45 p.m.-b p.m. Clarenceville High School Saturday Mystery Book/Film Discussion Money Works!Financial Matters for Mother's Day Create! 7 2-4 p.m. Group Teens* Sandburg Library Wednesday Movie Mania Civic Center Library Sandburg Library 12 9-11 a.m. Noble Library 24 2 p.m. 25 6:30-7:30 p.m. Plant Sharing-Livonia Garden Club 8 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday Cinema Money Works!Financial Matters for Greenmead Historical Village Ins and Outs of Tattoos Civic Center Library Teens* 12 1 p m. SandburgLibra ry 27 6:30 p.m. Noble Libra ry Green mead Volunteer Orientation 13 6 p.m. Get Hitched! 27 9 a.m. Greenmead Historical Village Michigan 17th Civil War Re-enactors Civic Center Library 62+Fox Creek Men's Golf League 12 1:30-2:30 p.m. Greenmead Historical Village 31 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meeting The Wizard of Oz&other Oz Books* 14 2 p.m. Bunny Brunch* Civic Park Senior Center Civic Center Library Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies Civic Center Senior Center 27 1:30 p.m. 14 Memorial Day Crafts Ages 4&up begins Civic Center Library 31 1 p.m. Book Discussion Group Noble Library 15 12:15 p.m. Fight Club!Video Game Tournament Noble Library 15 Green Meadows-Native Lands begins* Noontime Concert Series-Terry Murphy Civic Center Library 28 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Greenmead Historical Village Civic Center Library Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic 17 12:15 p.m. Waste Disposal 17 2:30 p.m. APRI L Noontime Concert Series-La Cordo Movie Nite @ the Libra bonus film Ford Field Library( ) Pianissimo Civic Center Library 4 2-4 esd 28 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Civic Center Library Wednesday Movie Mania Saturday Mystery Book/Film Discussion 17 7 p.m. Noble Library Group 18 1:30 p.m. Movie Nite @ the Library Book Discussion Group Civic Center Library b Holiday-City Offices Closed Civic Center Library Noble Library 7 12 noon 28 2-4 p.m. 18 "Ka akin Throughout Michi an" Egg Hunt-Ages 10 and under Mother's Day Tea* 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m. al "Kayaking g g Rota Park-6mile/Hubbard Civic Center Libra used Book Sale Civic Center Library Rotary Library Civic Center Library 19 9:30-9:50 a.m. 10 1 P.M. 28 4 p.m. * 19 9 a.m.-5 m. Baby Storytime Ages 12-17 months Godzilla Stomp!(card game) LSO presents"Water Music" used Book Sale begins* Civic Center Library Clarenceville High School Civil Center Library 10 2 p.m. Civic Center Library 19 10:30-10:50 a.m. Godzilla Stomp!(film showing) MAY 19 1 P.M. Baby Storytime Ages 18-23 months Civic Center Library A Place at Catherine's Table* 1 10:30 a.m.-12 noon Greenmead Historical Village begins* 10 6 p.m. Civil Center Library Michigan 17th Civil War Re-enactors Drop-In Playdate Ages 1.6 years begins 19 1 -4:30 p.m. Sandburg Library Formal Dress Exchange 19 1:30-2 p.m. Greenmead Historical Village 1 6:30 p.m. Sandburg Library Preschool Storytime Ages 3.5 years 11 2 p.m. Get Hitched! 20 1 -5m. begins* Think Green Show Civic Center Libra p Noble Library Noble Library Library used Book Sale 2 Mother's Day Crafts begins Civic Center Library 19 6:30 p.m. 11 2 p.m. Film Movement Series Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies Noble Library 21 6:30 p.m. Civic Center Library Civic Center Library 2 2 p.m. Film Movement Series 20 10:15 a.m.. 13 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cool Tricks Magic Show Civic Center Library Toddler Storytime Ages 2.3 years begins* Senior Citizens'Resource Fair Noble Library 22 12 noon-3 p.m. Sandburg Library Civic Park Senior Center 2 2-4 p.m. Lunch with Author/Speaker 20 11:15 a.m. 13 3-4 p.m. Wednesday Movie Mania Greenmead Historical Village Noble Libra 25 Holiday Ci Offices Closed Preschool Storytime Ages 3.6 years Let's Lego!*Ages 6&up* Library a y begins* Civic Center Library 4 7 p.m. 26 9 a.m. Sandburg Library14 3-5 p.m. Movie Nite @ the Library Memorial Day Ceremony 21 10:30-11 a.m. Victorian Tea At Blue House* Civic Center Library Corner of Five Mile and Farmington Baby Storytime Ages 12.23 months Greenmead Historical Village 5 Peter Rabbits Adventure* 28 Holiday-City Offices Closed begins* Nole Library 16 Film Movement Series Greenmead Historical Village JUNE 21 7-7:30 p.m. Civic Center Library 5 11 a.m. Family Storytime 3.6 years begins 19 12:15 p.m. Peter Rabbits Adventure 2 8:30 a.m. Civic Center LibraryNoontime Concert Sies- Greenmead Historical Village Rouge River Rescue Day er 22 10:15-10:45 a.m. David Berriman 5 12 noon Beverly Park/Bainbridge Park Toddler Storytime 24.35 months begins* Civic Center Library Peter Rabbits Adventure* 3 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Civic Center Library20 3-8 m. Greenmead Historical Village Greenmead Flea Market p Greenmead Historical Village 22 6:30-7:30 p.m. Treasures from Grandma's Attic 5 2 p.m. Get to Know Teen Author Lara Zielin Greenmead Historical Village Saturday Cinema Sandburg Library 21 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Civic Center Library *Indicates pre-registration required. Please see 22 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Treasures from Grandma's Attic 6 2 p.m. related articles. Happily Ever After* Greenmead Historical Village "The Sweet Adelines" In accordance with the American with Disabilities Greenmead Historical Village 21 2 p.m. Civic Center Library Act,the City of Livonia,upon adequate notice,will 23 10:30 a.m.-12 noon Saturday Cinema 8 6 p.m. make reasonable accommodations for persons Drop-in Playtime Ages 1.5 Civic Center Library Michigan 17th Civil War Re-enactors with special needs. Noble Library 21 7 p.m. Greenmead Historical Village Movie Nite @ the Library Civic Center Library TRASHWHEN LIVONIA The following legal holidays are the only holidays that affect trash collection: • New Year's Day • Independence Day • Thanksgiving Day Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule • Memorial Day • Labor Day • Christmas Day Memorial Day... • If holiday occurs on a weekday, pick up will be one day late. No Collection Monday,May 28,2012 • If holiday occurs on a weekend, pick up will remain on regular schedule. Monday thru Friday's route will be • Loads are light on holiday weeks -trucks run early. delayed one day. Questions- call Sanitation at(734)466-2588 LIVONIA SPRING NEWS 15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT#54 Livonia,Michigan 33000 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE ECRWSS LIVONIA,MICHIGAN 48154 Postal Customer This issue is printed on recycled paper with Black Soybean ink City Hall Phone: 466-2200 Jack E. Kirksey, Mayor CITY COUNCIL e, � . Brandon M. James C. Joe Laura M. John R. Thomas Maureen Miller Kritzman McCann Laura Toy Pastor Robinson Brosnan President Vice President Terry A. Marecki, City Clerk Dennis Wright,Treasurer JUDGES, 16TH DISTRICT COURT: Sean P. Kavanagh Kathleen J. McCann Published by the Department of Community Resources Beverly Park/Bainbridge Park Volunteers and groups are needed to help clean-up and restore the b� Rouge River in Livonia at 8:30 a.m.on Saturday June 2.Join in the fun! 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 details about the event or to register,please call Doug Moore at the Department of Public Service(734)466-2655.