Local Government

Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City officials are hoping to keep some homeowners from being forced to purchase flood insurance that officials say they don’t actually need.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Works has begun the process of raising the boat docks at Lake Front Park, 23000 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A once-controversial plan to convert The War Memorial’s Fries Auditorium into a movie theater no longer seems to have left the Grosse Pointe community divided.

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Published May 21, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — New equipment will soon be installed in the Beverly Hills Public Safety Department building. “The existing boiler needs to be replaced. The generator has exceeded its useful life,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said.

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Published May 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s been about a year-and-half since discussion began regarding a Macomb Township ethics ordinance.

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Published May 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township Clerk Kristi Pozzi was recently awarded the Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk, or CMMC, designation by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, or MAMC.

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Published May 20, 2019

WARREN — A candidate has asked a judge to remove four Warren City Council incumbents seeking re-election from the 2019 ballot, citing voter-approved term limits.

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Published May 17, 2019

HAZEL PARK — June is officially recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the city of Hazel Park — and to put a rainbow-striped exclamation point on the fact, the Pride Flag will once again be raised and flown over the war memorial at Hazel Park City Hall.

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Published May 17, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Harrison Township business community enjoyed a more intimate discussion on important issues with some of the region’s political leaders during the Economic Development Corp’s annual meeting on May 6.

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Published May 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An annual performance review sparked much debate at a recent Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting.

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Published May 15, 2019

TROY — Although the Troy City Council stopped short of placing a moratorium on second driveways, it directed city staff to look into the legality of prohibiting them.

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Published May 14, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Complaining that shallow backyards place their houses too close to the property lines and of the increased traffic a restaurant would bring, residents showed up to protest a proposed rezoning of the property at 22980 E. Nine Mile Road, which could have paved the way for a Leo’s Coney Island to locate in the city.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — The November election is shaping up to be a big one in Ferndale, as multiple City Council terms are expiring and a new mayor will be chosen. The Nov. 5 election will see the mayorship up for grabs, as Dave Coulter announced last month that he will not seek reelection. Council seats also will be open, as the terms for Dan Martin and Raylon Leaks-May are set to expire at the end of the year, on Dec. 31.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods officially passed its ordinance allowing backyard chickens, as well as the costs for a permit inspection. Approved at the City Commission’s May 7 meeting, both the new ordinance allowing the backyard chickens and a resolution stating the cost of the permit and two annual inspections passed by a 4-0 vote.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — For more than a year, Huntington Woods has been wanting to increase its housing options, with senior housing being the focus. The City Commission met for a study session May 9 to further discuss its options with senior housing.

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Published May 14, 2019

BERKLEY  — Stormwater runoff and flooding have been an issue in Berkley for some time, and the city hopes that a change to its code will help improve the lives of residents. The Berkley City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance at its May 6 meeting to establish new standards for residential grading and drainage for new home builds.

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Published May 14, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The City Council of Eastpointe voted May 8 to accept a contract with Enterprise Fleet Management to aid the city in the purchasing, sales and maintenance of most of its Department of Public Safety vehicles.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — They were on the list of candidates for the primary election when they filed to run for office ahead of the April 23 deadline. Then they were off the list amid legal questions about whether candidates with felony records can run for city office in the first place, according to a provision of the Warren charter.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Wary of solicitors at your front door? A recent ordinance amendment adopted by the Madison Heights City Council should make it easier to prevent them from ever arriving at your porch in the first place.

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Published May 8, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Following the news of Macomb Township Planning Director Patrick Meagher’s resignation, plenty of people, from township officials to residents, sounded off on his departure.

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