Local Government

Published November 28, 2017

Newly elected Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins made history Nov. 20 when she was sworn in as the city’s first African-American city clerk. 

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Published November 28, 2017

The City Council chambers in Berkley played host to a celebratory atmosphere as a number of people paid tribute to the careers of former Mayor Phil O’Dwyer and Councilwoman Colleen Graveline.

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Published November 28, 2017

With the election of Dan Terbrack as mayor of Berkley, there is an opening on the City Council that its members will look to fill soon.

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Published November 28, 2017

TROY — Thirteen was the lucky number for a developer seeking approval for a project on 5 acres off of Long Lake Road, east of Livernois Road.

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Published November 28, 2017

The Macomb Township Board of Trustees has instructed Supervisor Janet Dunn to request Trustee Dino Bucci step down from his position on the Zoning Board of Appeals following his federal indictment earlier this month.

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Published November 28, 2017

After a number of residents raised concerns about freedom of speech and the legality of Grosse Pointe Farms’ sign ordinance, the City Council is expected to vote on a revised version of the ordinance during its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 4.

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Published November 27, 2017

FRASER — During a special meeting Nov. 20, Suzanne Kalka, David Winowiecki and incumbent Michael Lesich were sworn in by Judge Michael Chupa, of 37th District Court, and Linda Davis, of 41-B District Court. Kalka was the top vote-getter.

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Published November 27, 2017

The annual visioning process to determine the 10 most pressing priorities in Shelby Township yielded a tweaked version from the 2017 priorities.

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Published November 24, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 16, Joel Yoder led his first council meeting as the mayor of Keego Harbor. 

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Published November 20, 2017

Fighting tears, an emotional Grosse Pointe Farms Mayor James Farquhar was moved when his successor, newly elected Mayor Louis Theros, read a resolution in Farquhar’s honor during a Nov. 15 City Council meeting.

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Published November 20, 2017

It pays to take care of that lawn and garden — even if the prize is just bragging rights.

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Published November 20, 2017

His wife, Patti; his youngest son, Evan; and a few other relatives and supporters were on hand to see Louis Theros get sworn in as Grosse Pointe Farms mayor Nov. 15, but there was one special guest whose appearance was especially moving.

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Published November 20, 2017

city of Troy received top marks for spurring entrepreneurial growth and economic development in a recent ranking by the University of Michigan – Dearborn’s Center for Innovative Research.

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Published November 20, 2017

On Nov. 14, the Roseville City Council held its first regular meeting since the election, in which voters returned incumbents to council for another term. The agenda was light, with only an update to an ordinance going before the council for a vote.

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Published November 20, 2017

The Eastpointe City Council’s organizational and business meeting Nov. 13 had a host of things on the agenda to accomplish, including having Councilmen-elect Cardi DeMonaco Jr. and Michael Klinefelt and Councilwoman-elect Monique Owens take their oaths of office. 

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Published November 17, 2017

On Nov. 6, a motion was made by former Fraser Mayor Joe Nichols and former Fraser Councilman Matt Hemelberg to recuse Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti, based on his relationship with Robert Huth — an attorney who headed the Fraser tribunal that led to the eventual ousting of Nichols and Hemelberg as council members. The motion was denied.

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Published November 17, 2017

FRASER — Fraser Councilwoman Kathy Blanke has formally apologized for language on the city’s website related to encouraging “yes” votes for the Public Act 33 proposal that was decided on Nov. 7.

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Published November 15, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci has been indicted on 18 criminal charges that allegedly took place over a nine-year period and involve kickbacks, embezzlement and bribery.

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Published November 14, 2017

The township recently approved resolution No. 4 in a five-resolution process that ultimately will lead to the creation of a sanitary sewer district from 25 Mile to 26 Mile roads and from Hayes to Jewell roads.

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Published November 14, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An ongoing battle over part-time Board of Trustees members getting full health care benefits ended at the Nov. 8 meeting when the board approved eliminating health care benefits for those trustees into retirement.

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