Local Government

Published April 10, 2018

A case filed by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government — a group founded by former Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane and Wayne State University School of Law professor John Mogk that alleges that the state has withheld billions of dollars from local governments — could be heard at the Michigan Court of Appeals as early as this spring, according to a March 28 press release from the group.

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Published April 10, 2018

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s roughly 62-year-old green water tank is undergoing a number of restorations that won’t impact — or interrupt — water usage for residents, city officials confirmed recently.

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Published April 9, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In 2018, being a cable department just isn’t enough for some municipalities.

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Published April 9, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The first step of Shelby Township’s plan to address concerns at the Shelby Community Center is underway, as the community broke ground on the new $5.2 million 41-A District Court at the end of March.

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Published April 6, 2018

The Eastpointe City Council voted 4-1 April 3 to go forward with the selection of an interim city manager at its 7 p.m. April 10 special meeting at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

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Published April 4, 2018

 The city of Ferndale soon will be searching for a new director for the Department of Public Works.

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Published April 4, 2018

Richard Gage, artist and namesake of Richard Gage Design Studio, wants to give Hazel Park residents more opportunities to slow down and contemplate art. He’s working with the city’s Arts Council and library to coordinate a new installation in the Civic Center complex.

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Published April 3, 2018

The Eastpointe City Council voted 3-2 March 27 to give Daniel Berlowitz — to whom the council offered the city manager position March 7 — a deadline to accept or decline their city manager contract as proposed during the council’s special meeting March 19. 

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Published April 3, 2018

Eastpointe will apply to the 2018 Philanthropies Public Art Challenge and form an Arts and Cultural Commission after the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a request for the two items from Eastpointe Community and Economic Development Director Mary Van Haaren during its March 27 meeting at Eastpointe City Hall.  

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Published April 3, 2018

Several months after the former Lathrup Village city administrator was fired during a heated meeting, the city has appointed someone to fill the position. 

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Published April 3, 2018

 The Ferndale City Council approved three parks and recreation grant applications where the money received would be used to make improvements at Martin Road Park.

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Published April 2, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When asked what his biggest financial concern is moving forward, Clinton Township Treasurer Paul Gieleghem said it is funding from the state government — or lack thereof.

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Published March 30, 2018

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Shelby Township woman has died after a car crash in Macomb Township just after midnight Friday, March 30, in Macomb Township.

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Published March 29, 2018

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods City Manager Randolph Skotarczyk is officially retiring from his position after a long and much-lauded career within the community.

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Published March 28, 2018

Gun control has been a hot topic around the United States over the past month, and a local state representative is trying to bring back a bill he introduced on the issue last year.

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Published March 28, 2018

 Pleasant Ridge will be seeing a big update to its Community Center as the months roll on in 2018.

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Published March 28, 2018

The city of Ferndale is moving along with updating its marijuana ordinance after holding a Planning Commission meeting on the subject March 21.

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Published March 28, 2018

The potential of Rackham Golf Course closing down because of a lack of a management contract has been avoided.

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Published March 28, 2018

ling Heights homes may be a lot less cluttered after a series of city events for waste recycling and disposal in April and May.

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Published March 28, 2018

After picking up the pieces from the fallout of the Great Recession, the cities of Southfield and Lathrup Village are focusing on revitalization. 

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