Local Government

Published May 18, 2018

SYLVAN LAKE — At the Sylvan Lake City Council meeting May 9, City Manager John Martin presented the city’s 2018-19 budget. 

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Published May 17, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County was the recent recipient of five 2018 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties, or NACo, an annual award program that recognizes innovative, effective county government initiatives that strengthen services for residents.

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council unanimously approved a $165.7 million 2018-19 budget that includes $593,000 for a traffic safety unit. 

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — Did you know that restricting the use of underground irrigation systems to non-peak hours saves money on your water bill? 

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — The Cannabis Legal Group, on behalf of caregiver marijuana grow operations on Austin Drive, has filed suit against the city of Troy, stating that a recent ordinance limiting the number of marijuana growing facility licenses and allowing police inspections violates state law. 

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — Troy City Council members will interview the interviewers before they choose who will conduct the search for a new city manager. 

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Published May 16, 2018

BERKLEY — If there’s one thing Berkley residents have criticized the city for over the past few years, it’s been the area of communications.Read More

Published May 15, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council unanimously voted May 1 to move forward with looking at search firms to fill its two vacant positions of public safety director and public works director. 

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Published May 15, 2018

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HARPER WOODS — An increased administrative fee that took effect at the start of the last fiscal year on July 1, 2017, appears to have had the desired effect of covering administrative expenses for the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority.

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Published May 15, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — Voters in Michigan have a big decision on their hands come the November election, as they will decide if recreational marijuana will be legalized. Approved in a 4-0 vote April 26 by the Board of State Canvassers, on Nov.Read More

Published May 14, 2018

FRASER — Fraser Mayor Mike Carnagie expressed satisfaction following the May 10 Fraser City Council meeting, stating, “Our goal is to say we saved the city.”

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Published May 11, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — In preparation for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Sterling Heights City Council officially approved a budget complete with a tax increase and a spending increase for road repairs.

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Published May 10, 2018

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County has a new clerk, at least until an elected official takes over the position following the November election. The judges of Macomb County Circuit Court held a meeting May 7 to select a temporary clerk following former Clerk Karen Spranger being removed from office. Spranger was removed after a ruling in St. Clair County Circuit Court that she lied on her election affidavit for the November 2016 election.

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Published May 10, 2018

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The local business community got a chance to ask some of the more nagging questions on their minds when the Harrison Township Economic Development Corp. hosted its annual meeting May 7 at Gowanie Golf Club.

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Published May 9, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe Interim City Manager Randy Cotton took time during his first City Council meeting May 1 to present his expectations and tips to the council and the community.Read More

Published May 9, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A few weeks after local state representatives sent letters to Gov. Rick Snyder asking him to remove Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from office, a local county official sent his own letter, while a local attorney is asking for the local authorities to get involved.Read More

Published May 9, 2018

LANSING — Recreational marijuana could be legalized in Michigan later this year.

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Published May 8, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council unanimously approved stricter rules for existing marijuana caregiver facilities recently, even though the effects of this November’s statewide recreational marijuana ballot question are unknown. 

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Published May 8, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With approval votes from five members of City Council, St. Clair Shores voters will get a chance to voice their approval or disapproval at the ballot box for the lowering of the minimum age of City Council members from 25 years old to 21.

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Published May 8, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After a small decrease — of 0.1 mills — for the 2017-18 fiscal year, Grosse Pointe Farms homeowners will be seeing their tax rate rise a bit this year.

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