Welcome to the Village of Pinckney Website!
Pinckney is located in Putnam Township in southern Livingston County. The area was first settled in 1827 by William Kirkland who moved from New York with his family, including wife Caroline who gained fame (and a bit of notoriety) with her writings about the area. With his brother-in-law, James Stansbury, Kirkland formed the William Kirkland Company, which organized the village. Kirkland named the community after his brother, Charles Pinckney Kirkland, a New York attorney. The village was platted in 1837 and incorporated as a village in 1883.
The Village of Pinckney Downtown Development Authority (DDA), along with its Farmers’ market committee, is re-launching the event in a new and exciting way this year. “We wanted to create a market that was clearly our own. Not only do we want to be more viable in the (farmers’) marketplace but we want to become a destination for the dates that we are open,” said Jen Myers, one of the market managers.
During the summer of 2014, the DDA hosted a successful community yard sale in Putnam Township Square. The event was designed to allow one-stop shopping for yard “salers” and a convenient, open and safe environment for those with merchandise to sell. It was so successful that participants asked for it to become a more frequent event.
Merging the idea of a Farmers’ market and the community yard sale into one big monthly event was a pretty easy decision. The committee determined that holding a once a month event, on the second Saturday of the month, from May – September, would drive traffic from a variety of shoppers.
Downtown Pinckney will be the place to be with vendors ranging from produce, flora, starter plants, baked goods, home-designed arts and crafts, antiques, home goods and more. The committee is also looking into food trucks and free entertainment. There will also be a variety of not-for-profit booths each month.
Each month will have its own theme focus, however, other vendors are welcome. The schedule is May 9 – Mother’s Day/Flower & Starter plant day; June 13 – Dads and Grads; July 11– Pinckney Picnic Days; August 8– Summer Harvest and September 12– Fall Fun. The market will run from 10A-4P. “Last year, during the Farmers’ market, we had a lot of feedback from shoppers that due to their hectic schedules they really needed a market that ran later into the day. We believe that this change will meet shoppers’ needs and as market vendors we think that the longer commitment, only 5 days a year, will benefit us too,” indicated Julie Liberti, a market manager and vendor.
“We have hit one snag,,” added Diane Kay, Downtown Development Authority Chairperson, “Putnam Township owns the park in town and they have only approved the May and June dates for park use, so far. They expressed concerns about congestion in and around the park. We will go back to their board in May to seek approval on the July – August dates. We are very hopeful that they will see the event as a benefit to the community not a deterrent from coming downtown.”
Also new this year, all market participants will be required to complete an application and agreement. Farmers’ market applications will be juried by committee to ensure a variety of high quality market items. A separate application will be available for those utilizing the marketplace as a yard sale venue.
Memorial Day Parade
Our Memorial Day parade planning is underway! Click on the link below for the parade application. Just want to watch? Come downtown on noon, Monday, May 25th to honor our veterans.
We all have #pinckneypride and we always want to hear what makes you proud to be a member of the Pinckney Community. Please share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter.
One of the many things we are proud of is Pinckney Community Schools. The schools system has many award winning programs, devoted teachers and administrators and much more! Check out what the school district has to offer in this new brochure below.
For Sale- For Commercial Development!
The parcel located near the corner of Main Street and Marion Street is a prime retail location. It is .31 acres in the center of downtown shopping district and is for sale by the Downtown Development Authority.
The DDA is looking for interested developers to purchase and develop this space.
The community has spoken and they want to see more restaurants, retail and upper-level urban living space!
Click here to download a packet of information including a survey, property description, a spec building design as well as designs to upgrade Marion street and build a municipal parking lot on the adjacent parcel to the south.
2015 Public Notices
2015 Budget Meeting Dates
Click the links below to get schedules and or agendas for upcoming meetings.
DDA Agenda: March meeting cancelled – See DDA meeting notices for details
DDA Draft Meeting Minutes: DDA MINUTES 2 17 2015
Planning Commission Draft Minutes: VillageofPinckneyPCMinutes010515
Draft Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-03092015
Police Committee Meeting Agenda PD committee 3/16 meeting
Budget Committee Meeting Dates Budget Meeting Dates
Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014
Gateway to Play Merchandise
The Downtown Development Authority launched the new image for the Village in 2012. Reaction has been great!
Merchandise bearing the new logo is available for sale at Village Hall.
T-shirts – including a Men’s/Children design and a Women’s T $10 (2XL for $12)
Aluminum Water Bottles – Made in America $8
Window clings for cars and business $2.50
Merchandise can be purchased during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4PM. Cash or check only.
Interested in supporting the downtown area and its events? Consider joining the Friends of the Village. Click on the word Friends to download the brochure with details.
Let us know what you think about the new logo. Email us at email@example.com
ET Rover Natural Gas Pipeline Information
A company, ET Rover Pipeline LLC, has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval to construct a 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that would extend from Ohio through Michigan and connect into Canada. This is known as the ET Rover Pipeline Project. The proposed route of this pipeline goes through a portion of the Village of Pinckney as well as several surrounding communities. The Village Council approved a resolution opposing the ET Rover Natural Gas pipeline. You can review the resolution in its entirety by clicking here.
***New**** The FERC has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the ET rover pipeline project. They are requesting public comment. For the entire notice click here to download the document in its entirety.
The Village is encouraging property owners to file comments with the FERC. Click on this link for instructions for posting comments.
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