Elections

Published October 17, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — This November, Grosse Pointe Farms voters will be selecting the city’s first new mayor in 14 years.

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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — What does the future of local road funding look like for residents and their wallets? 

How will city leaders encourage environmental sustainability once elected? 

Those were among the many topics discussed during a Farmington Hills mayoral and City Council candidate forum Oct. 3 at City Hall. Four candidates are running for three council seats. The highest three vote-getters will receive four-year terms during the Nov. 7 general election. One candidate is running unopposed for a two-year mayoral term.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in Eastpointe and Roseville who are at least 18 years old and want to vote during the general election Nov. 7, but who have not registered, have until Oct. 10 to do so.

Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — Troy registered voters will receive fliers in their mailboxes — some sooner, some later — from the city of Troy about a citizen-initiated charter amendment proposal on the November ballot. 

At a Sept. 25 meeting, the Troy City Council voted 6-0 to approve the content and costs of mailing fliers to voters. Troy City Councilman Dave Henderson was absent. 

The council had asked city staff to prepare a content-neutral flyer at the Aug. 21 meeting. 

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Published October 3, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Property values are on the rise in Michigan, and that has an impact on school budgets.

Farmington Public Schools Superintendent George Heitsch explained the Headlee restoration millage that voters will decide at a community presentation Sept. 27 at the Maxfield Education Center.

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Published October 3, 2017

CLAWSON — Next month will mark a shake-up on the Clawson City Council, as former Councilwoman Deborah Wooley is the only candidate on the ballot for mayor, and five candidates — only one an incumbent — are running for two council seats.

A forum was held Sept. 28 at Clawson City Hall so the public could learn more about the five candidates for the two council member seats. It was sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area.

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Published September 27, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE — Before residents head to the polls in November, they’ll have a chance to bone up on information regarding a police pension millage that is on the ballot.

The city will be holding an informational meeting on the millage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road.

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Published September 26, 2017

ROCHESTER — Six candidates will compete for four seats on the Rochester City Council Nov. 7.

Four members of the City Council are elected during a general municipal election in November of every odd year. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes each serve four-year terms, and the candidate receiving the fourth-highest number of votes serves a two-year term.

Mayor Cathy Daldin and council members Stuart Bikson, Jeffrey Cuthbertson and Ann Peterson are all up for re-election. Daldin and Cuthbertson are serving their final terms.

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Published September 26, 2017

FARMINGTON — Parking issues, the Maxfield Training Center redevelopment, and the future of the city of Farmington were all discussed, among other issues, during a League of Women Voters-Oakland Area candidate forum for the candidates for City Council Sept. 19 at Farmington City Hall.

The candidates are: incumbent Greg Cowley, incumbent Jeff Scott, Mayor Bill Galvin, challenger Joe LaRussa and challenger Maria Taylor. The highest two vote-getters will receive four-year terms, and the third-highest vote-getter will receive a two-year term.

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Published September 26, 2017

CENTER LINE/WARREN — Updated ballot scanners will be ready ahead of November’s city election in Center Line and school district elections in Warren.

“It was planned. We’ve been talking about this probably as long as I can remember, since my arrival,” Center Line City Manager and City Clerk Dennis Champine said. “We weren’t really sure when it was going to happen until earlier this year. Probably a month ago, we knew for sure that we would have them for the November election.”

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Published September 19, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — This November, residents in two St. Clair Shores precincts will head to new voting locations to cast their ballots.

City Council approved a request from City Clerk Mary Kotowski Sept. 5 to move Precinct 6 and Precinct 13 to new locations, as well as to move the Absentee Voter Counting Board.

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Published September 13, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Nov. 7 general election has Eastpointe and Roseville city officials recruiting more election inspectors, who will work with new election equipment this year.

The city of Eastpointe explained in a press release Sept. 1 the experience that inspectors need.

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Published September 11, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township will be getting new election equipment, including 32 high-speed tabulators and 19 voting booths, by state mandate for a total cost to the township of $59,287.

Clerk Stan Grot said he budgeted approximately $300,000 in the township’s capital improvement plan for the new equipment, but was able to obtain a federal grant to save the township approximately $200,000.

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Published August 29, 2017

HAZEL PARK — When Jan Parisi resigned as mayor of Hazel Park in late 2016 due to health- and family-related reasons, Jeffrey Keeton, the former mayor pro tem, took over.

The City Council then appointed Bethany Holland to fill Keeton’s vacancy.

Now Holland is running for another term on the City Council this November. She’s been a resident of Hazel Park for 10 years, and in that time she’s put in thousands of hours of volunteer work.

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Published August 29, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Hazel Park City Councilman Andy LeCureaux moved to the city of Hazel Park in 1994, when he was a divorced father looking for an affordable, centrally located home for him and his daughter.

“One thing that was so attractive about our home on Tawas was its location,” LeCureaux said. “We could walk or ride bikes to Country Boy (Restaurant) for breakfast or play at Tuski Park. The library, post office, City Hall and grocery store are also a short distance away.

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Published August 28, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township is getting a new voting system that will speed up the voting process, and received help from a grant to help cover the expenses.

The township Board of Trustees approved using $226,226 from the Help America Vote Act grant and using $129,451.33 of budgeted township funds to pay for the new township-wide system. The township’s portion was approved in the 2017 budget under capital improvements in the amount of $287,500.

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Published August 22, 2017

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Thanks to a $2.2 million Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park will be expanded, adding trails and a park entry.

“It will provide for a trail network and greatly gain visibility by having an entry on Snell Road,” Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Director Mindy Milos-Dale said. “There are wetlands and uplands we will be protecting.”

The currently 60-acre Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park will be expanded by an additional 209 acres with the grant funds and a local match.

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