Local Government

Published November 8, 2023

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In a township hall meeting room adorned with Halloween paraphernalia on Oct. 25, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees gave two incoming businesses the treat they desperately needed.

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Published November 8, 2023

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Residents, officials and others have been thanking Grosse Pointe City Municipal Court Judge Russell Ethridge a lot lately, as he wraps up his tenure helming the court. It turns out Ethridge is every bit as grateful as they are.

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Published November 8, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On Oct. 16, the St. Clair Shores City Council voted 6-0 to approve a new parking lot at the Senior Activity Center.

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Published November 7, 2023

TROY — The city of Troy will be receiving a new city manager in 2024. Current City Manager Mark Miller formally announced his plans to step down from the position in May.

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Published November 7, 2023

NOVI — After 48 years of dedication to the city of Novi, Mayor Bob Gatt decided the time was right to close the “local politics” chapter of his life and let someone younger lead the city.

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Published November 3, 2023

WARREN — Several hundred supporters and well-wishers gathered in the Larsa Palace Banquet Center on Old 13 Mile Road Nov. 2 for Warren Mayor James Fouts’ retirement party after more than 43 years as an elected official.

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Published November 2, 2023

LANSING — Members of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s population growth council may recommend plans that include tax increases to fund schools, roads and local governments, according to newly public reports.

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Published October 31, 2023

BIRMINGHAM — The city of Birmingham has been addressing climate matters by forming an Ad Hoc Environmental Sustainability Committee to help move along the city’s discussions on its sustainability and climate action plan.

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Published October 25, 2023

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — On a cloudy Oct. 13 near the Clinton River’s bends, Harrison Township Supervisor Ken Verkest took the podium at the Gowanie Golf Club and gave the 2023 State of Harrison Township address.

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Published October 25, 2023

MOUNT CLEMENS — On Sept. 29 at the Emerald Theater, Mayor Laura Kropp took the stage to give a forward-looking 2023 State of Mount Clemens address. Over the course of nearly an hour, the mayor recounted the past year of developments, ultimately arguing Mount Clemens is a city on the rise.

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Published October 25, 2023

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 104-year-old township hall will soon be electrified, as the Macomb Township Board of Trustees approved an underground easement for DTE at its Oct. 11 meeting.

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Published October 24, 2023

TROY — The city of Troy is preparing an update to its master plan, an overarching city planning document sorting out priorities and upcoming projects through 2040.

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Published October 24, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights side of Dequindre Road is about to get brighter.

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Published October 24, 2023

ROYAL OAK — The Woodward Avenue Shul in Royal Oak received a $150,000 federal grant to make technological upgrades to increase its security.

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Published October 23, 2023

CLAWSON — The Clawson Public Schools Board of Education recently appointed a new member.

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Published October 23, 2023

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Up to $200 million in medical debt for Oakland County residents will be erased through a new partnership with a nonprofit organization.

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Published October 23, 2023

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights has acquired a new partner in its quest to be more environmentally responsible with its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Published October 9, 2023

WARREN — Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer is running for a seat on the Farmington Hills City Council.

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Published October 9, 2023

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor presented a vision of a more technological future while sharing plans for “linking today and tomorrow together” during his Sept. 22 State of the City Address.

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Published October 7, 2023

MOUNT CLEMENS — In a brief meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, the Mount Clemens City Commission approved the purchase of a residence in the northeast corner of the township.

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