November 3, 2020 Election Information
If a ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election was requested, ballots will be mailed near the end of September 2020. If you did not request a ballot and would like to vote absentee, please visit www.mi.gov/vote or www.hwmi.org to obtain and complete an application. It can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off to City Hall. Ballots will be available to pick up in person starting September 24, 2020. ID required. Starting September 24, 2020 due to COVID-19, all election related business will be conducted at the Gillham Recreation Center in the multi-media room to ensure proper social distancing and safety measures are followed.
Look for the official election blue and white ballot envelope in your mailbox coming soon!
For an easy and secure return of your ballot, please utilize the drop boxes located on the west side of City Hall along the curb, the east side City Hall vestibule accessible twenty four hours a day, and the newly installed drop box located near the front of the Gillham Recreation Center on Scotia Road. All boxes are secure and checked daily.
Due to the continued concerns with the USPS, the City of Huntington Woods has purchased a tracking system for all outgoing and returning ballots. If a phone number or email was provided on your absentee voter application, you will receive a notice once your ballot enters the postal service also providing a tracking number to ensure proper delivery. If you are not sure if you provided a number or email on your application, please contact the City Clerk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-581-2638 to update your record. You can also visit www.mi.gov./vote to check the status of your absentee ballot application, issuance or the receiving of ballot by the City Clerk.
Please contact email@example.com or 248-581-2638 with questions or concerns regarding the upcoming November 3, 2020 election.
Redevelopment Ready Communities Update
The City has been engaged in the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification program and recently received a baseline report of our self-evaluation. The RRC certification program supports community revitalization by making sure cities are development ready. The evaluation is a measurement of how the City aligns with best practices for development. A copy of the baseline report is available here. Any questions on the program can be directed to City Manager Amy Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 248.581.2632.
City Developing Anti-Racism Plan
In response to the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others, on June 5th, our city issued the Huntington Woods Statement Condemning Acts of Racial Injustice and Commitment for Justice, Fairness and Peace for All. It reinforced our commitment to work to make Huntington Woods a warm and welcoming city, free of fear and turmoil. Further, our city recognizes the need to take action to ensure equity, inclusion, and diversity in our community. We will now take the next steps to enact this commitment. This begins with a plan, demonstrable actions, and measurable outcomes.
The draft plan is on our website. Thoughts, comments and suggestions can be sent to City Manager, Amy Sullivan at email@example.com or 248.581.2632. The plan will be considered by the City Commission at their August 18th meeting.
Sewer Cleaning and Televising To Begin August 3rd
The sewer repair project continues with the cleaning and televising of sewer lines in the areas of the City circled in red on the attached maps. The contractor, Lanzo Trenchless Technologies, may need access to backyards for homes if the sewer line is located there. Door hangers with instructions for homeowners will be dropped off prior to the work being done.