The new rules would let the city force property owners to maintain rundown homes and buildings.
Saline City Council
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The City Council decided against a special assessment during a meeting Monday night.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The issues are among those on the agenda for tonight's 7:30 meeting at the Saline Municipal Building.
The City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Saline Municipal Building. The agenda includes the following items, among others. The meeting is open to the public and there will be opportunities for citizen comments. It also is available to view live on Vimeo. The complete agenda is attached as a PDF.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Council meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Saline Municipal Building.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The pacts with local restaurant owners will allow for development of the space behind their establishments, through Saline's Main Street program.
Saline city officials have moved forward a project to transform a downtown alley into a new community gathering place, by approving lease agreements with two restaurant owners and Saline Main Street, according to a Thursday story in The Saline Reporter. Saline Patch reported in August that Main Street program manager Kelly Idzikowski told city officials Brecon Grille and Mangiamo’s had agreed to lease the alley for a small fee. With those agreements in place, the restaurants will allow use of their portions of the alley for public events. The Saline Post's report indicated those events could include "a wine tasting, art gallery or pet adoption" and quoted Design Team Chair Rebecca Schneider as saying, “Our alley is not that dilapidated, …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Mayor Driskell will also recognize Chrissy Houle, 2nd runner up for National Distinguished Woman Pageant for 2012.
Saline City Council will take up downtown parking and a liquor license for Cancun Mexican Grill when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mayor Gretchen Driskell will also recognize Chrissy Houle, the recent Saline High School grad who was second-runner up in the National Distinguished Woman Pageant for 2012. Saline Main Street Director Kelly Idzikowski will also update city council on the progress of the young organization. Liquor License Cancun Mexican Grille As a result of the 2010 census, a liquor license became available to the city. After notice was published in the Saline Reporter, two businesses applied for the license. The Boulevard Market, 100 E. Michigan Ave., withdrew its application, leaving ECI Inc, which is doing business as Cancun…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Saline's longtime clerk received a standing ovation from city council and members of the audience Monday night.
Saline’s long-time city clerk Dianne Hill was honored by Mayor Gretchen Driskell and city council at Monday’s meeting. On June 20, Hill was honored as 2012 City Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks at the organization’s annual conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. Hill, a lifelong Saline resident who began her career with the city in June of 1971 as a Saline High School co-op student, was surprised by friends and coworkers who filed into the city hall auditorium just prior to Monday’s meeting. Mayor Driskell read a proclamation, written by Deputy Clerk Aimee Rutledge, honoring Hill for her selection as Clerk of the Year. Driskell and city manager Todd Campbell presented Hill with the proclamation…
City residents will receive warnings from three sirens instead of two.
Saline City Council approved the location of three emergency warning sirens at Monday’s meeting. The sirens, activated during severe weather, hazardous spills and national security incidents, will be located at North Ann Arbor Street and Woodland Drive; on Michigan Avenue, west of Maple Road; and on Austin Drive, near Michigan Avenue. Existing sirens are located at Woodland Drive and Maple Road and at Henne Field. The new plan includes two changes to the plan proposed July 9. City council members were hesitant to support the original proposal because one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods on the northwest side was not within the one-mile range of a warning siren. By moving the siren along Woodland Drive from Maple Road to …
Mayor Gretchen Driskell delivered her final State of the City address at Monday's city council meeting. Here is the text and video.
Despite facing what she called the toughest budget in her 20 years of elected office, the Saline's foundation remains strong, Mayor Gretchen Driskell said during Monday's State of the City address given at the city council meeting. Driskell pointed to Liebherr Aerospace's expansion as positive news for the city. Faurecia's purchase of the Automotive Components Holdings automotive components business is also viewed as good news, Driskell said, considering ACH once planned to shutter the factory. The city is positioned for future industrial growth, Driskell said, noting Liebherr owns 54 acres behind its facility and the city owns 20 acres of land available for development. Driskell said Saline positioned itself for success by creating …
Monday, July 23, 2012
City Council will also revisit the plan for three emergency warning sirens.
Mayor Gretchen Driskell will give her final “State of the City” address when Saline City Council meets at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Here’s what else is on tap for a meeting with a light agenda: • City Council will take up the matter of placement of emergency warning sirens. There are two serving the city right now. Council is looking into the placement of three new sirens. At the first July meeting, members of council asked if the sirens could be located so that the city’s northwest neighborhoods would have better coverage. Another issue is activation. The sirens are currently activated by Saline Police dispatchers. The new sirens would be activated by Washtenaw County. It will cost $7,500 to $9,000 for the city to retain activation …