What’s Happening Riverview

The Maxis IHM Spirituality Center, 17380 Grange Rd., will host s spiritual reflection on the season, hosted by Sister Betty Leon on Dec.4 from 10-11:45 a.m.
Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot by emailing bleonihm@aol.com. Registration closes Nov. 27.

Technology help
Help with technology issues is available at the Riverview Veteran’s Memorial Library. You can get assistance with Ebook access, Ereader devices, smart phones, online applications, computers, tablets and more.
The technology lab is open from 3-8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Instructors Wanted
Do you have a hobby or a skill that you would like to pass along? The Riverview Recreation Department can help.
The Riverview Recreation Department is always looking for new ideas and classes to add to their program list. If you would like to teach you passion and earn some money doing it, contact the Riverview Recreation Department.
Classes can be for any age and level, pre-school, children, adults and seniors. No matter the skill: Painting, arts and crafts, sports, exercise, Bunco, gardening we can find a time and place to teach it.
If interested in joining the Recreation Team with a new program or part of an existing program email Todd Dickman at tdickman@cityofriverview.com or call the Riverview Recreation Department at 734-281-4219. Classes can start this winter and it is not too early to be thinking about the spring and summer or 2019.

Boards and Commissions
The city’s Boards and Commission are charged with important work that can heavily impact residents. It is important that nominations are made based on a genuine desire to serve the residents and help make it a better place to live. Some boards and commissions are very technical and require members to be able to read and/or interpret regulations or laws. In every case, candidates must be able to function as a group in an open meeting forum while demonstrating respect for the citizens who attend meetings.
To be qualified to apply for a Board or Commission, you must be a registered voter who has been a City resident for at least one year.
Ad Hoc Summerfest/Downriver Cruise Committee – Two (2) Volunteer Members from residents, businesses within city, service organization or corporate sponsors.
Beautification Commission -(3 vacancies) Promotes a spirit of civic pride through residents and Business. Meetings on second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals and Adjustments – (2 alternate vacancies) Authorizes special approval of buildings and permits. Meetings are second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Building Authority – (4 vacancies) on 7-member commission. Members acquire, furnish, own, improve, and operate and maintain building(s) for use by the city. Meeting in May and October at 7 p.m.
Library Commission – (1 vacancy) establishes and maintains the public library including staffing and budget. Meets monthly on the third Thursday except July and August at 7 p.m.

Local Officers Compensation Board – Two (2) Volunteers Needed! Determines the salary of all local elected officials. Meets January odd years.
Parks and Recreation Commission – Two (2) vacancies at this time of 11-member commission, two year terms expire July 31. Recommends programs for implementation. Meets 1st Wed. monthly 7 PM.
Planning Commission – (1) Vacancy – Meets the first and third Thursday of each month, shall consider and advise the city council concerning the removal, location, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment, change of use, or extension of streets, alleys, grounds, open spaces, building, public utilities and terminals.

Library events
Storytimes – Wednesdays and Thursdays | 11 a.m. (Until December 13)
Storytimes at Riverview Veteran’s Memorial Library are a great opportunity for little ones to hear stories, sing songs, play games, make art & make new friends! Wednesdays are geared towards toddlers ages 2-3 years old and Thursdays are intended for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. No registration is required.

November 10 – All-ages Turkey Tales at 11 a.m.
Families are invited to hear Thanksgiving stories, participate in a scavenger hunt, play games and make a keepsake craft.

November 17 – Holiday Used Book Sale fom 12–8 p.m.
Visit us before and after the City of Riverview Tree Lighting for a used book sale. All monies donated will be used to help fund special events and children’s programming at the RVML. From 4-5 p.m., we will have a make & take holiday craft.

December 8 – All-ages Christmas Celebration at 11 a.m.
Come & join us for Christmas stories, craft, games and a visit with Santa.
For more information, call the library at 734-283-1250.

Recycling and yard waste
Riverview residents can participate in recycling various materials and composting yard clippings at no charge by delivering the materials to two convenient collection centers located at City hall and at the Riverview Land Preserve. The collection centers, hours of business and accepted material types are outlined below.
Riverview City Hall Collection Center
Location: 14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, MI 48193
Phone: 734-281-4239. Cost: Free of Charge
Household Batteries – deliver to container located at City Clerk’s Office. For batteries 1.5 Volt or higher, please tape both positive and negative battery leads. Household Battery Recycling
Ink Jet Printer Cartridges, Toner – deliver to container located at Mail Room next to City Clerk’s Office.
Riverview Land Preserve Collection Center
Location: 20863 Grange Road, Riverview, MI – enter from King Road
Phone: 734-281-4263. Cost: Free of Charge
Riverview residents who will be using the Land Preserve drop-off recycling center must obtain a recycling pass from the scale attendant at the Ticket Office or Administration staff. Passes become available in January of every year and are free of charge. Residents must present proof of Riverview residency at the time the recycling pass is requested. Evidence of residency includes valid driver’s license, voter registration, or homestead tax return for the most recent year.
Accepted Materials:
Batteries: Hearing aid, rechargeable, alkaline, auto, truck, and motorcycle batteries accepted. For batteries 1.5 Volts or higher, please tape both positive and negative battery leads.
Cardboard: Cardboard or boxboard only. Please flatten all boxes. Waxed juice, milk, or frozen food containers are not accepted.
Glass: Separate containers provided for clear glass and colored glass. Please sort accordingly.
Metal: All types of clean metal accepted.
Paper: Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, shredded paper, and books.
Plastic: All containers numbered 1 through 7 are accepted. Containers from automotive oils or other oily/greasy materials will not be accepted.
Used Oil: Motor oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil. Oil cannot have gasoline, antifreeze, diesel fuel, or any other materials mixed in with the oil.
Yard Waste: Grass Clippings and Leaves. Must be in paper bags or loose

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