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.
Council Appointment Applications Being Accepted
2016 is an election year in the village. There are three (3) Trustee seats open. Unfortunately, there is only one brave resident that has filed to run for this position. We need to appoint two (2) residents, registered voters, to fill these open positions and complete the Council board.
We ask you to seriously consider this opportunity.
The application packet can be found here.
Here is a link from the Michigan Municipal League that discusses the duties of the office. MML Publication
Applications are being accepted immediately as Council hopes to appoint two (2) members at their regularly scheduled December 12th meeting.
We need you to join the Village Planning Commission!
The Village of Pinckney Planning Commission has vacancies on the board. You must be a resident of the Village to serve. Meetings are the first Monday of most months, 7 PM, at Village Hall. A stipend is paid for each meeting attended; training programs are available.
Interested candidates should complete the application below and return it to village hall.
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.
Click the links below to get schedules and or agendas for upcoming meetings.
DDA Draft Meeting Minutes: dda-min-06062016
Planning Commission Draft Minutes: pc-min-09072016
Village Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-11142016
Zoning Board of Appeals
Budget Meeting Schedule
Police Committee Meeting psc-agenda-18oct16
Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014
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 and don’t forget to use the hashtag.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Other links and helpful information:
Cemetery Rule Changes
Village Council has approved some additions and changes to the decor policy for the Cemetery. Below is a synopsis as well as a set of complete rules.