Local Government

Published December 26, 2017

An audit report from accounting firm Plante Moran given to the Berkley City Council laid out positives with the city’s fund balance but concerns with legacy costs.

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Published December 25, 2017

Shelby Township Treasurer Michael Flynn said he has been eyeing Shelby Manor as a good source of income for the township since 2008.

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Published December 25, 2017

The Macomb Township Board of Trustees approved a new five-year Parks and Recreation master plan at the Dec. 20 meeting, setting goals and objectives for the department to work towards with community input.

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Published December 22, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Local officials took some time before the holidays to lay out a few of their goals for the new year. 

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Published December 22, 2017

FRASER — Financial concerns in the city of Fraser have finally come to a head.

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Published December 22, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Treasurer Paul Gieleghem wants some answers in relation to contract language he offered as part of the township’s procurement policy.

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Published December 22, 2017

WARREN — Citing stalled administration support for diversity programs, the mayor’s election-related concerns and his own refusal to participate in political fundraisers, Warren’s now-former diversity coordinator said he officially resigned his post Dec. 8, after he tried to leave a month earlier.

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Published December 22, 2017

FARMINGTON — Farmington Superintendent of Public Works Chuck Eudy has a slight bone to pick with people who haphazardly push snow into their streets or don’t wait for snowplows and salt trucks to finish their job. 

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Published December 21, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights’ financial records continue to be on the money, according to an auditing firm and a finance officers professional group.

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Published December 20, 2017

A judge has ordered Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger to not interfere with four of her employees and allow the county’s Human Resources Department to fill numerous openings in her department.

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Published December 20, 2017

When Macomb Township voters take to the polls next August, they may have a new polling location. The township has added two new voting precincts and polling locations to accommodate the growing population.

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Published December 20, 2017

doctor may soon be in, and he or she might someday be inside Sterling Heights City Hall for city employees.

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Published December 20, 2017

A new community center in Berkley has been discussed for some time, with city employees and resident boards now looking at an early design concept for a building.

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Published December 19, 2017

So what’s it like going from ordinary citizen to public servant? The Madison-Park News reached out to newly elected candidates on City Council, getting their thoughts on how their plans are shaping up now that they’ve had a month to settle in.

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Published December 19, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills Parks Director Ken Elwert said officials want to “take a deep dive” into open space stewardship.

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Published December 19, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores’ financial officials clearly made Santa’s nice, not naughty, list, according to results from the draft 2016-17 fiscal year audit.

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Published December 18, 2017

Michigan saw its first heavy snow of the season last week, with at least 5 inches accumulating Dec. 13, which caused local departments of public works to spring into action to clear roads. 

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Published December 18, 2017

FRASER — On Dec. 7, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti issued an opinion denying a motion made by former Fraser Mayor Joe Nichols and Councilman Matt Hemelberg in relation to writ of superintending control.

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Published December 15, 2017

CENTER LINE — Michigan’s new laws governing medical marijuana are still hazy, but officials in Center Line are looking to nip any potential problems in the bud.

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Published December 15, 2017

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller announced last week that her office has settled four major lawsuits that began and were left unfinished by the previous administration.

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