With a pair of renewable energy companies planning to relocate to the Ford Motor Co.’s former Wixom plant to revitalize the manufacturing sector and create thousands of green jobs, and falling real estate prices, Wolverine Lake officials are seizing the opportunity to solicit new residents by underscoring the village’s attributes.
The Village Council has formed an ad hoc Real Estate Outreach Committee, comprised of Village Council President John Magee; Councilman Brian Nedrow; former councilman Ron Cumbo; village resident Ginger Nickloy; and four Realtors in the community to brainstorm ideas and put the concept into action.
“We looked at villagewide issues, including declining real estate prices and stagnant sales, but also saw an opportunity to turn those around because of renewable energy jobs,” Magee said. “We feel we need to do a better job of explaining the advantages of living in the village and that it’s a great place to live.”
The Village Council allocated an initial budget of $1,000 for the effort, with a portion doled out for printed materials that Realtors in neighboring communities can distribute.
“This will be given to Realtors in an effort to promote the village so as to entice people to move here,” Nedrow said.
The remaining dollars will be used to hold an open house complete with a video lake tour for Realtors who may be selling homes in the village.
The open house will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes lunch.