Local Government

Published January 27, 2022

FERNDALE — For the past several months, the city of Ferndale has discussed how it should review and possibly update its facilities.

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Published January 27, 2022

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For the first time in over 30 years, Macomb Township reassessed tax exemptions for industrial facilities.

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Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following the trend of the past several years, St. Clair Shores City Council members will receive 2% increases in their compensation.

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Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores’ clerk, community development and city manager positions will soon be occupied by new employees as the trio is retiring in the first half of 2022.

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Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Chris Rayes may have retired as community development and inspections director Jan. 21, but come Feb. 1, he will begin a new job with the city as the project coordinator for the money coming to St. Clair Shores as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds, or SLFRF.

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Published January 27, 2022

ROCHESTER — A draft of the city’s 2022 master plan is now open for public review and input through Feb. 7.

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Published January 26, 2022

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Local officials are pleased that a road project has moved up on the county’s list of paving improvements.

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Published January 26, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores City Council voted to approve an extension of the contract with Bird Rides, which provides electric scooters in the city, through April 2023.

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Published January 26, 2022

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — After almost 40 years in law enforcement, Bruce Smith could have easily retired.

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Published January 26, 2022

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods may have two new leaders at the helm, but both of them are familiar to the city and say they learned a great deal from the city administrator who came before them.

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Published January 26, 2022

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores officials may have finally found a way to reduce sky-high residential water bills, but it would require cooperation from residents to be effective.

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Published January 26, 2022

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — After the Great Lakes Water Authority, Shelby Township’s wholesale municipal water supplier, imposed mandates on the township due to a 2020 irrigation season that went beyond Shelby Township’s contractual allowances for water usage, the township is close to the end of its water storage facility construction, which is the second of two steps the township took to better manage its water use.

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Published January 26, 2022

BIRMINGHAM — City Manager Tom Marcus is working towards forming an Emeritus Mayors Club to give former mayors an outlet to share advice and provide services to benefit the community. 

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Published January 26, 2022

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Local city leaders recently reflected on highlights from 2021 for Farmington and Farmington Hills and turned their attention to goals for this year.

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Published January 26, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — A divided Sterling Heights City Council narrowly voted against approving a new deputy police chief and fire inspector in their latest amendment of the 2021-22 budget.

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Published January 26, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — For the second time over several years, the Sterling Heights City Council passed an ordinance designed to give sexual orientation and gender identity minorities many of the same civil rights protections that other groups have in the city.

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Published January 26, 2022

WARREN — A lawsuit filed against the city of Warren and Mayor Jim Fouts by his administration’s former diversity coordinator has been settled and signed off on by all parties.

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Published January 26, 2022

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — With 2021 now in the rearview mirror, local leaders are reflecting on what was achieved.

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Published January 26, 2022

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — With 2022 now underway, officials in Hazel Park and Madison Heights are still cautious, mindful of the pandemic and inflation. But they also hope to make the best of things with capital improvement projects and quality-of-life initiatives.  

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Published January 26, 2022

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — With a levy of 8.7 mils, the Board of Trustees voted to adopt a balanced budget for the 2022 fiscal year.

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