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Upcoming District 7 Office Hours

Office Hours

Senator Colbeck meets regularly with constituents in the district on Mondays and Fridays and at his office in Lansing Tuesdays through Thursdays, when the Senate is in session. If you would like to schedule a meeting with the Senator, please contact District Manager, Penny Crider, at (517) 373-5713 or toll-free at (866) 262-7307, or via email at, to arrange a time that is convenient for you.

Date: Monday, July 25th
Time: 6p.m – 7p.m.
Location: Summit on the Park (Arts Room 1)
46000 Summit Pkwy., Canton

Date: Monday, August 1st
Time 6p.m. – 7p.m.
Location: Plymouth District Library
223 S. Main St., Plymouth

Date: Tuesday, October 25th
Time: 6p.m. – 7p.m.
Location: Northville District Library
212 W. Cady St., Northville

Date: Friday, August 19th
Time: 11a.m. – noon
Location: Livonia Senior Center
15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia

Date: Friday, September 16th
Time: 11a.m. – noon
Location: Livonia Senior Center 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 11a.m. – noon
Location: Livonia Senior Center 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia

Date: Friday, November 18th
Time: 11a.m. – noon
Location: Livonia Senior Center 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia

Elio Motors in Livonia Unveils First
E-Series Vehicle

Elio Motors

Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors, addresses the crowd at the unveiling event. Photo courtesy of Elio Motors.

Elio Motors, an American startup automaker with a Pilot Operations Center in Livonia, took an important business step recently. It completed construction of its first E-Series testing vehicle, marking one of the company’s most important milestones in its path toward production. The test vehicle was unveiled at the Livonia facility on June 30, in front of a crowd of more than 250, including engineers and executives from more than 82 different suppliers. Elio Motors founder and CEO, Paul Elio, introduced the new vehicle.

Senator Colbeck attended the event and offered this reflection statement: “Elio Motor’s tandem seating Autocycle is as close to a fighter cockpit as you can get in a ground vehicle…plus a lot easier on fuel. Paul Elio’s story of dogged perseverance is an inspiration to engineers and entrepreneurs everywhere.”

The vehicle is designed to get up to 84 miles per gallon and be sold at a targeted base price of $6,800. More information can be found in this event recap article and on the Elio Motors webpage.

New Business Highlights

Sports and Nutrition Vitamin Outlet celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Canton Chamber of Commerce in May.

Sports and Nutrition Vitamin Outlet

Premier Children Center (Montessori Program) celebrated its grand opening in Livonia with a ribbon cutting ceremony put on by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce on June 22.

BurgerFi in Northville marked its one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony organized by the Northville Chamber of Commerce on June 18.

Plymouth Auto Sales, located on Haggerty Road, celebrated its grand opening in June.

Plymouth Auto Sales

Wayne Farmers Market opened for the season in May and will remain open until late October. Hours of operation are Wednesdays from 3p.m. – 7p.m.

City of Wayne Hosts Town Hall to Discuss Millage Proposal

On June 15, Senator Colbeck attended a town hall organized by the City of Wayne to discuss a proposed 14 Mil S.M.O.R.S.A. property tax increase to address a structural deficit. The millage has serious implications regarding the future of the community with pros and cons on both sides of the issue. Senator Colbeck appreciates the professional manner in which Mayor Susan Rowe and City Manager Lisa Nocerini have conducted themselves throughout this financial crisis including at the town hall, as they fielded tough questions from citizens with full transparency and forthrightness.

Senator Colbeck also appreciated the quality of questions from citizens who had done their homework on the key financial issues before the community. “I am truly honored to represent the citizens of Wayne in Lansing,” stated Senator Colbeck. He is confident that City of Wayne officials have taken every measure possible short of dissolution to avoid the tax increase proposal before the voters this August. The City of Wayne has eliminated at least 14 restricted funds to free up operating funds, cut the workforce in half, required 20% contributions on healthcare, reduced pension multipliers, selected lower cost healthcare plans, and looked outside of the box for solutions to their structural deficit. In short, Senator Colbeck is confident that they have made the proposed tax increase their LAST option.

A listing of Frequently Asked Questions about the S.M.O.R.S.A. Millage Referendum can be found here on the City of Wayne website.

Plymouth and Northville Host Independence Day Parades

We enjoyed attending this year’s Plymouth and Northville 4th of July parades. Please see a few photos from the events below:

Independence Day Parades
Independence Day Parades
Independence Day Parades
Independence Day Parades


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Michigan’s 7th Senate District

The 7th Senate District includes Canton Township, Livonia city, Northville city, Northville Township, Plymouth city, Plymouth Township, and Wayne city.

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Senator Patrick Colbeck

1020 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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