You can now watch video recordings of Center Line City Council Meetings!
Financial Transparency Report for the city of Center Line
• Center Line Citizens Guide
use this link to download an Excel Viewer - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xls-viewer-free/9nblggh6hbf5?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
• Center Line Debt Service - 2021
• Center Line Performance Dashboard 2021
• Projected Budget Report - General Fund
• Projected Budget Report - Public Safety Fund
ATTENTION RESIDENTS/PROPERTY OWNERS
Moratorium on water shut offs for non-payment, and late fees ends in Center Line…
Are you behind on your water/sewer bill payments, and have been able to take advantage of the COVID-19 moratorium instituted by the State of Michigan which restricted communities from shutting off water for non-payment and application of late fees? On March 31, 2021, the State of Michigan’s moratoriums for water shut offs for non-payment and late fees ended with no extension approved by the State Legislature. From April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, the City of Center Line extended the policy to restrict water shut offs for non-payment of water/sewer usage, and continued the policy to not charge late fees, hoping those policies would further help those struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.
On September 1, 2021, the City of Center Line is reinstating water shut offs for non-payment and applying penalties (late fees) in accordance with Center Line Ordinance Article II. – Offenses Affecting Governmental Functions; Section 46-52. – Payment
If you are behind on your water/sewer usage payment by more than 30 days, you will no longer be able to avoid water shut off for non-payment without a commitment from an assistance agency or payment plan through the City of Center Line or the WRAP Program. Furthermore, the city will return to assessing the 5% penalty for any amount owed to the city for water/sewer usage which is not paid by the due date of the billing cycle.
If you need assistance regarding non-payment of your water/sewer usage billing/invoice, please call the City of Center Line and our staff will work to help resolve your current non-payment status; and provide you with resources that may assist you in bringing your account current. For more information, please call the City of Center Line Municipal Offices at 586-757-6800.
WATER SHUT OFF NOTICES WILL BE SENT OUT IN OCTOBER
Results of Traffic Study in the City of Center Line
Traffic control is a problem in every community and Center Line is no exception to the rule. In the last few years, we have had an influx of complaints about traffic problems in our city. Part of our traffic problem comes from road construction where people are trying to find alternate routes to and from work. The second part of our problem we created ourselves by having too many stop signs. Research shows that stop signs should be used to determine the “right-of-way” and are ineffective in slowing down drivers. In-fact if there are too many stop signs drivers will start to ignore those signs that they feel are unnecessary and/or speed up faster than they were going, in an effort to “make up time” that they lost stopping for the sign. The Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices clearly states, “Stop signs shall not be used for speed control”.
Click HERE for the full Transportation Improvement Association Study and recommendations.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY OF CENTER LINE.
- FULL TIME - MAINTENANCE 1 - DPW
Click HERE for more information
- CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Click HERE for more information.
- PART-TIME DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE
Click HERE for more information.
Click the link above to see all the upcoming events & Happenings in the City of Center Line!!
Appointments to Boards and Commissions in the City of Center Line
are open to all residents. ( There are currently two vacancies on the DDA Board of Directors)
Generally, the only requirement is city residency. All Boards and Commission members are appointed by the
Mayor and/or City Council for specific terms depending on the Board or Commission.
Go to this link for more information: https://www.centerline.gov/263/Boards-Commissions
The City currently accepting applications for the following Boards or Commissions:
Board of Review
Zoning Board of Appeals
If you are interested in serving on any of these boards, applications are available online or available at City Hall.
Board & Commission Skill Sets List
The City of Center Line is redevelopment ready.
The City of Center Line is committed to involving the community in its planning, development and improvement processes. The following links have been prepared with the purpose of setting policies and procedures to involve residents in Citywide initiatives and to provide City staff a guide of community engagement strategies and methods.
AREA MAINTENANCE METER AGREEMENT (PDF)
AREA MAINTENANCE METER LETTER (PDF)
Blight Report Form (PDF)
Building Permit Application (PDF)
Business License Application
Business License Packet (PDF)
Certification of Building Finish Grade Elevation (PDF)
Certificate of Occupancy & Business License (PDF)
City Certification Application(PDF)
Concrete Permit Application(PDF)
Contractor Registration form (PDF)
Criminal History Background (PDF)
DDA Full and Unconditional Construction Waiver (PDF)
DDA Post-Work Grant Inspection (PDF)
Direct Payment Enrollment Form (PDF)
Electrical Permit Application (PDF)
Employment Application (PDF)
Fence permit Application (PDF)
Liability Waiver--Park and Rec (PDF)
Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)
MMFL Addendums A - C (PDF)
MMFL Application (PDF)
MMFL Permit Application Checklist (PDF)
MRTMA Adult-Use Addendums A - C (PDF)
MRTMA Adult-Use Establishment Permit Application - 12042020 (PDF)
MRTMA Adult-Use Establishment Permit Application Checklist (PDF)
New Address Application (PDF)
Non-owner Occupied Registration Application (PDF)
Planning Commission Application (PDF)
Plumbing Permit Application (PDF)
Right of Way Permit Application (PDF)
Rodent Control Waiver Form (PDF)
Sewer Permit Application (PDF)
Sign Permit Application (PDF)
Split or Combination of Parcels (PDF)
Swimming Pool Application (PDF)
Temporary Seasonal Sales Permit (PDF)
Temporary Sign Permit Application (PDF)
Tree Removal Application (PDF)
ZBA Application (PDF)
The next election is November 2, 2021
You can see your ballot here: Public Ballot
can be put in the silver box by the front door of City Hall.
We are open 8:30am to 500pm weekdays so you can also bring it into city hall.
There is now a ballot box located at City Hall where you can safely drop off your ballot at any time.
CITY OF CENTER LINE: IMPORTANT VOTER REGISTRATION & ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST INFORMATION:
• CITY CLERK OFFICE is OPEN. DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS 8:30AM – 5:00PM
The City of Center Line is looking for election inspectors to work the November elections
DID YOU KNOW…. You can skip the line on Election Day and vote by mail? Voting has never been easier! With the passage of Proposal 18-3 last November, new changes are available for Michigan voters. One of the biggest changes is that ALL eligible registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. You can also request to be placed on the permanent absentee voter list to save a step in the future. Visit or call the Center Line City Hall to request an application prior to any Election, request to be placed on the permanent list, or if you have any questions about the process (586)757-6800 Janice Pockrandt Deputy City Clerk