Local Government

Published November 15, 2019

WARREN — Pat Green is the new Warren City Council president and mayor pro tem. Garry Watts is the council’s vice president. Mindy Moore is the secretary and Jonathan Lafferty is the assistant secretary.

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Published November 14, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — A new term is underway in Mount Clemens government. A special City Commission organizational meeting was held Nov. 12, a couple  of hours after elected officials were sworn in.

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Published November 12, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A request to rezone land on the south end of Macomb Township has been denied.

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Published November 12, 2019

FRASER — An employment discrimination lawsuit filed more than two years ago has been settled out of court, according to a city official.

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Published November 12, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Just a few weeks after the state of Michigan said that Birmingham had high lead levels in water at certain homes, like several other municipalities sampled under new testing standards, the city has invited residents to a community water forum to discuss the issue.

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Published November 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Planning Commission unanimously denied a local business’s request to allow a landscaping company on its agriculturally zoned property.

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Published November 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The North Star is the anchor of the northern sky, an inspirational signal using its glow to help guide humanity toward a purposeful direction. And now it’s also an artistic fixture in Harrison Township.

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Published November 5, 2019

TROY — Mayor Dane Slater thanked the students attending the Oct. 21 Troy City Council meeting and had a message for them.

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Published November 5, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, process sometimes can be tricky to navigate, as demonstrated at a recent township meeting.

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Published November 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Some elements of Grosse Pointe City’s new public safety, public works and municipal court buildings have been added back into the project.

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Published November 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It likely wasn’t the reaction Grosse Pointe Park officials were expecting. During an Oct. 28 council meeting, a real estate purchase agreement that’s part of a forthcoming new art center was met with boos from a packed council chambers.

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Published November 5, 2019

FERNDALE — A recent resolution approved by the Ferndale City Council will establish a $15 per hour minimum wage for full-time and part-time employees of the city, except for seasonal workers.

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Published November 4, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Most of the folks gathered in Birmingham City Hall Oct. 28 agreed that City Manager Joe Valentine does a great job. Lots of them were in favor of a proposed 3% raise, which was part of the consent agenda for the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting that evening.

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Published November 4, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 30th annual Clinton Township blood drive will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Clinton Township Senior Center Gym, 40730 Romeo Plank Road. The township partners with the American Red Cross.

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Published October 30, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A split vote and an impending ballot proposal have put marijuana proponents and detractors on separate sides of the aisle.

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Published October 30, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Nearly two years after the creation of an internal ethics policy that would govern elected officials was proposed, the Macomb Township ethics ordinance was unanimously approved at the Oct. 23 Board of Trustees meeting.

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Published October 30, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At the Oct. 9 Board of Trustees meeting, it was decided to hire a property appraiser in the assessing department.

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Published October 29, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city of Rochester Hills was recently recognized for its excellence in engaging the public during its most recent master plan update.

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Published October 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — When the Grosse Pointe City Council holds its next regular meeting Nov. 18, it will be without City Councilman Andrew Turnbull.

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Published October 29, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — Starting in 2020, the city of Pleasant Ridge will be converting to one precinct for its elections.

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