Local Government

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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Published May 8, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — In recent years, residents and visitors have no doubt experienced a smoother driving experience in Grosse Pointe Park, thanks to roadwork that was accomplished as a result of a five-year 2014 millage approved by city voters.

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Published May 7, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees approved continuing with the same contractor for the township’s water service needs despite the company’s bid not being the lowest.

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Published May 7, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — During a special meeting April 30, the Madison Heights City Council reviewed a budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19, going line by line through the roughly $54 million in expenditures.

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Published May 2, 2018

PLEASANT RIDGE — At the most recent Pleasant Ridge City Commission meeting, the commission approved a goals and objectives statement to show what the city hopes to accomplish.Read More

Published May 2, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two state representatives from Macomb County have asked Gov. Rick Snyder to remove Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from office. The letters sent from Republican State reps.Read More

Published May 1, 2018

TROY — A report that the Troy City Council voted not to reveal to residents two years ago —  which the Troy Times and others recently obtained under the Freedom of Information Act after the council reversed that decision this month — answers some questions and raises others about the 2016 internal probe of some of former City Manager Brian Kischnick’s practices.

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — After different attempts at creating a temporary ice rink for winter skating have failed over the years in Grosse Pointe Shores, the city could finally have found a solution that would work.

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If you live in Grosse Pointe City and you get a survey in the mail, don’t throw it away — it’s not junk mail. Although it wasn’t known at press time when they’d be going out, the City has contracted with a professional firm to survey its residents about municipal services, resident priorities and other issues.

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — What was once referred to as the “information superhighway” could be reaching NASA-like speeds if the response of officials in Grosse Pointe City are any indicator.    

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores residents will notice a change in their tax bills this summer. As promised, the city plans to eliminate the 1 mill it added to city taxes two years ago to raise funds for repairs and improvements at Osius Park.

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Published April 30, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Although the pace of job growth in Oakland County isn’t quite as robust as in previous years, the county should still add about 12,000 jobs this year, according to University of Michigan economists.

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Published April 25, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The members of Hazel Park Neighborhood Enrichment keep themselves busy working on projects that beautify the city and enhance quality of life for residents.Read More

Published April 25, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High School students will have the opportunity to be a part of local government operations during their scheduled Student Government Day April 26 inside Roseville City Council chambers, 29777 Gratiot Ave.

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Published April 25, 2018

LATHRUP VILLAGE — After a spring ice storm caused power outages all over metro Detroit earlier this month, the city of Lathrup Village decided to lend a hand to residents in need.

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Published April 25, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On April 9, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to amend its procurement policy, intended to ensure transparency over township contracting and recurring expenses. Clerk Kim Meltzer and Trustee Joe Aragona voted against the amendment.

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Published April 25, 2018

The idea to potentially redevelop a county-owned drain corridor into linear park space with a bike trail was again discussed at an April 17 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, even as some city officials complained about unclear information over the proposal’s status or fate. At a Feb.Read More

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