Local Government

Published February 18, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council unanimously approved spending up to $1 million to fund a previously unpriced portion of the fourth floor of The Development on Troy, also known as “The dot,” Feb. 10.

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Published February 17, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After a series of personnel moves, Feb. 12 was the first meeting since Jan. 22 that the Macomb Township Board of Trustees held. In those three weeks, much has happened, including the departure of the deputy supervisor, the human resources director and legal counsel was placed on administrative leave, and a memo  was sent about possible crimes involving township officials.

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Published February 17, 2020

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Community members gathered in the early morning Feb. 12 to hear the inaugural State of the Cities addresses from Farmington Mayor Sara Bowman, Farmington Hills Mayor Vicki Barnett and Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Robert Herrera.

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Published February 17, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County Executive David Coulter outlined his agenda, “Oakland Together,”  during his 2019 State of the County address Feb. 12.

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Published February 17, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Feb. 10, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously selected six prospective candidates to move on to a first round of interviews for the position of city manager.

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Published February 17, 2020

FRASER — On Jan. 27, Fraser City Council approved a pair of water main projects and shored up plans in regard to a local road long in need of repairs.

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Published February 17, 2020

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/ROSEVILLE — Following similar work in other areas of St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe, the Macomb County Public Works Office is taking a look at a storm drain in St. Clair Shores and Roseville that hasn’t been inspected in decades.

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Published February 14, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts is out in the community trying to raise awareness of the millage that has been helping support the museum since 2012.

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Published February 14, 2020

HARPER WOODS — The city of Harper Woods is putting out a call for residents who are interested in volunteering to fill vacancies on several boards or commissions.

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Published February 14, 2020

WARREN — Winter’s not gone yet, and snow emergencies — or “snow alerts” as they’re referenced in Warren’s code of ordinances — were a topic of discussion among officials at the City Council’s first regular meeting in February.

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Published February 14, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Public Works Office recently saved Macomb County sewer service ratepayers about $4.6 million — or about $1 million more than initially estimated — after refinancing municipal bonds.

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Published February 12, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — City officials want to make sure everyone in Southfield is counted for the 2020 census.

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Published February 12, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On the heels of a township employee being placed on administrative leave, another individual is no longer employed with the township.

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Published February 11, 2020

FRASER — A couple of city parks are on the agenda for upgrades this calendar year.

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Published February 11, 2020

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission approved a study that will review the city’s municipal fees and rates.

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Published February 11, 2020

BERKLEY/HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Berkley is working on an ordinance to regulate the placement of unsolicited written materials on private property, while Huntington Woods has passed its own ordinance on the subject.

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Published February 11, 2020

FERNDALE — A former Ferndale mayor whose influence helped the city through a rough patch has died.

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Published February 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As St. Clair Shores has been prohibited from charging a stormwater utility fee through a class action lawsuit filed by resident Brad Patrick and the Kickham Hanley law firm, city officials are now working to determine how they can correctly pay for the stormwater system.

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Published February 7, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The current term of the West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees (2016-2020) has been a peaceful one, defined by civility among its members — a refreshing change of pace from previous cycles, where in-fighting was a common occurrence, officials said.

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Published February 7, 2020

WARREN — Gus Ghanam is Warren’s new public service director, Dale Walker is the city’s new Department of Public Works superintendent, and Gary Sikora is the new sanitation superintendent.

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