Local Government

Published May 3, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — Along with regular e-blasts, social media postings and virtual meetings with remote participation, the Birmingham City Commission has taken another digital step to keep residents in the know and able to share input on current issues.

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Published May 3, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — During the summer of 2020, Shelby Township exceeded its maximum allowable peak water usage through the Great Lakes Water Authority, particularly in July. The township averaged more than its maximum permissible usage by as much as 10%.

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Published May 1, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — For the 37th consecutive year, the city of Farmington Hills has been presented with the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

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Published April 30, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Barring future resolutions, all official Clinton Township meetings will occur in a virtual setting until Dec. 31.

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Published April 30, 2021

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council unanimously approved its Community Development Block Grant nonprofit distributions for fiscal year 2022 at its regular meeting April 13.

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Published April 29, 2021

TROY — Troy City Council members met April 12 to review a series of results stemming from a recent resident survey conducted by Cobalt Community Research and distributed to the community in January.

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Published April 28, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Roseville City Councilman Charles Frontera has resigned from his office as of April 28, one week before he pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge.

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Published April 28, 2021

WARREN — Tony Baker was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis in 1985 and retired from his career in automotive prototype, paint and bodywork when he became disabled four years later.

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Published April 28, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, Clinton Township officials were deliberating the enacting of an ordinance that would regulate the delivery of unsolicited newspapers while financially penalizing those who would not comply.

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Published April 28, 2021

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe voters may see some shake-ups in the way that local elections are conducted after the November 2021 general election.

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Published April 28, 2021

WARREN — This summer, the taxpayers of Warren will be asked to approve the extension of separate millages dedicated to supplemental public safety funding and local street repairs for another five years.

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Published April 28, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The generosity of a family with local ties means a new park in Macomb Township.

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Published April 27, 2021

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Concerns about noise and safety from boaters anchoring close to waterfront Grosse Pointe Shores homes could remain an unresolved issue this summer.

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Published April 25, 2021

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores officials are hoping to increase safety and decrease noise along the Lake St. Clair shoreline this summer.

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Published April 24, 2021

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council made a decision at its most recent meeting that will increase the number of lead service lines replaced over the next three years.

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Published April 21, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After encountering a taboo on tattoo parlors located within 1,000 feet of a business that sold beer or alcohol for consumption on the premises, City Council has approved a new Body Art Facilities Ordinance to take the place of a Tattoo Establishment Ordinance enacted in the mid-1990s.

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Published April 21, 2021

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods is currently reviewing an ordinance on beekeeping.

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Published April 21, 2021

WARREN — Warren is expected to receive a total of $28 million in federal relief tied to the massive American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the first half arrives in May, Warren City Council President Pat Green said he wants to hear directly from residents about their priorities and how best to spend the mon

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Published April 19, 2021

WARREN — It’s budget time again. But even as Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and members of the City Council began the process of crafting and approving a spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the battle over last year’s budget was still being waged in Macomb County Circuit Cour

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Published April 19, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — How much water a property retains and how much runs off into the storm sewers could be calculated for each parcel in St. Clair Shores, under a new proposal put forward to pay for the infrastructure that prevents flooding in the city.

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