Local Government

Published November 16, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Nov. 12, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 4-3 to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in the city and also directed staff to solicit public input so the city can construct a framework for potentially allowing such establishments.

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Published November 16, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — A draft of the city’s 2018 master plan is now open for public review and input through Dec. 4 following the Oct. 22 Rochester Hills City Council meeting.

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Published November 15, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township held an informational meeting at Township Hall regarding Consumers Energy’s South Oakland Macomb Network natural gas pipeline project that has a proposed route that includes a section along the ITC Holdings Corp. corridor between 23 Mile and 26 Mile roads in Shelby Township.

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Published November 15, 2018

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MOUNT CLEMENS — On Nov. 8, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved the balanced fiscal year 2019 budget of $769 million, $246.4 million of which is general fund dollars.

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Published November 15, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Dino Bucci is no longer on the Macomb Township Board of Trustees.

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Published November 14, 2018

EASTPOINTE — At its regular meeting Nov. 13, the Eastpointe City Council held the first reading of a proposed ordinance change that would allow the Eastpointe Department of Public Safety to issue tickets to minors instead of charging them with a crime for participating in physical altercations.

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Published November 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe has hired Brian Pylar to fill the long-vacant position of animal control officer in the community. He will begin work on a part-time basis.

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Published November 6, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park city leaders say they’re continuing to monitor the nationwide trend of short-term home and apartment rentals by vacationers through online sites such as Airbnb and VRBO as they search for a solution that balances the rights of property owners with those of the community overall.

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Published November 2, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A project to renovate the bathhouse at Blossom Heath Park has support from the City Council and the Tax Increment Finance Authority, which could be proceeding with bid requests in as little as 90 days.

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Published November 2, 2018

Utica Community Schools has once again received the accounting equivalent of a gold star for its bookkeeping, according to an auditing firm.Read More

Published November 2, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The search for the new city manager of Madison Heights is making steady progress. The field of candidates has been narrowed down to two finalists — and residents will be able to meet them at a special event. The public reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.Read More

Published October 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, a 12-year-old girl gave a presentation to the Huntington Woods City Commission to convince it to allow backyard chickens. Georgia Stoy stood before the commission Oct.Read More

Published October 30, 2018

TROY — Amid a councilman’s charge of mistrust for other council members and calling them “a joke,” for which he later apologized, a split vote prevailed and three finalists for the Troy city manager position were chosen.

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Published October 30, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — There’s a new animal control officer in town.  Justin Holland previously handled animal control in Hazel Park, but recently he started in Madison Heights.Read More

Published October 29, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Residents will be getting more of an inside look into the decisions that shape their community.

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Published October 26, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores City Council approved carryovers to the general fund budget for projects that had been budgeted for the prior fiscal year but were not completed yet.

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Published October 24, 2018

LATHRUP VILLAGE —  Garbage day in the village could look a little different in the new year.  At its Sept. 24 meeting, the Lathrup Village City Council discussed a change to the city’s trash ordinance.Read More

Published October 24, 2018

CLAWSON — On Oct. 16, the Clawson City Council voted 4-1 to direct city staff to draft an “imaginative” and “far-reaching” ordinance for the purpose of discussion and public presentation concerning the city’s existing barnyard ordinance, specifically regarding chickens.

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Published October 24, 2018

FERNDALE — After another successful festival this past June, Ferndale Pride announced that it is making charitable donations of more than $20,000.Read More

Published October 19, 2018

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FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOM-FIELD — When a water main near 14 Mile Road, between Farmington and Drake roads, in West Bloomfield broke on Oct. 23, 2017, it left 11 neighboring communities without water security for days.

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