Local Government

Published May 29, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — There will be an empty chair at the table the next time the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council meets, at 7 p.m. June 11 at City Hall. In a letter to the city, longtime City Councilwoman Therese Joseph announced her resignation as of the May 14 council meeting. City Manager Shane Reeside said Joseph wasn’t at the May 14 meeting, so Mayor Louis Theros announced that the council hopes to honor her for her service at a future meeting.

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Published May 29, 2018

CLAWSON — On May 15, the Clawson City Council unanimously approved a 3.5 percent increase in the average charge for water and sewer per 1,000 cubic feet, effective July 1, for the October billing cycle.

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Published May 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Ben Myers, the city manager of Madison Heights, will retire ahead of schedule at the start of the new fiscal year in July. His original retirement date was in October.Read More

Published May 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — During an awards luncheon held by the Madison Heights Community Round Table, a local couple were honored for a lifetime of service. Dozens of other volunteers was recognized as well.Read More

Published May 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Homeowners in Madison Heights will see their taxes increase during the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. But they should also be safer — and their community cleaner — thanks to new positions in police, fire and code enforcement.Read More

Published May 24, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following recommendations from a subcommittee charged with reviewing the zoning ordinances and the Planning Commission, City Council voted to approve amendments to some of the ordinances May 21.

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Published May 24, 2018

HARPER WOODS — For those who have ever reached into their pockets and discovered, to their satisfaction, a previously forgotten $20 bill, imagine the surprise on the faces of the Harper Woods City Council when $322,218 of unused money was rediscovered during an annual audit.

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Published May 24, 2018

WARREN — The Warren City Council unanimously approved budgets for the city’s general fund and water and sewer system earlier this month after reading a list of amendments into the record. Two weeks after the approval, administrators seemingly went back to fine-tune it again.

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Published May 23, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Members of the Southfield City Council entertained a change of scenery May 14 during a joint meeting with Lawrence Technological University officials.Read More

Published May 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A new budget was passed by the Huntington Woods City Commission in which there was a slight increase in the city’s general fund revenue. Passed at the commission’s May 15 meeting, Huntington Woods’ budget will run July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.Read More

Published May 23, 2018

FERNDALE — Over the past year, the city of Ferndale has reviewed its medical marijuana ordinance after the passage of new legislation by the state. The city has been looking at its medical marijuana ordinance after the state passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.Read More

Published May 23, 2018

FERNDALE — Last month, following the retirement of former Ferndale Police Chief Timothy Collins, the city announced that it will hold a formal review of the Police Department’s procedures and policies.Read More

Published May 22, 2018

TROY — The 46 people in this year’s Leadership Oakland Cornerstone “class,” all with different talents and skills they wanted to strengthen, focused their efforts to help an indigent population heal. 

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Published May 22, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees have approved a contract worth more than $700,000 to update the community’s water main system as development continues in the township.Read More

Published May 22, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It took a little extra work, but a petition filed by a Macomb Township resident that looks to recall Trustee Dino Bucci has had its language approved by Macomb County, and it will now be circulated for signatures.Read More

Published May 22, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Revenues are up slightly in Grosse Pointe Park, but officials say they still aren’t anywhere close to where they were prior to the housing market collapse and recession of 2008.

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Published May 22, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council unanimously adopted a resolution during its May 15 meeting for the Department of Public Works to keep two-hour parking signs in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Read More

Published May 22, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council unanimously voted to table its vote on rescinding the city’s water shut-off policy during its May 15 meeting.Read More

Published May 22, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Could Grosse Pointe City offices one day be sharing space with administrators for the Grosse Pointe Public School System? That’s one of several options City officials are considering as they try to address space needs for their Department of Public Works. After plans to move the DPW to a warehouse on Canyon Road in Detroit fell through, officials have been trying to come up with a feasible alternative.

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Published May 22, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On May 15, officials broke ground on the six-story, 140,000-square-foot office building that is part of the Royal Oak civic center project, which also includes a 581-space parking deck, a new City Hall, a new Police Department and a new downtown public park.

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