Local Government

Published July 11, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Officials from GFL apologized to residents and Southfield City Council members following several complaints about the way the company has been handling waste.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

City officials, residents and supporters united to put the shovel to the dirt and celebrate the July 3 groundbreaking of a new Sterling Heights Community Center. The $22 million project is being funded through the Recreating Recreation millage that voters narrowly passed via referendum in 2016.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Now that Ben Myers has retired as the city manager of Madison Heights, effective July 1, the Madison Heights City Council has appointed Melissa Marsh as the acting city manager during the search for Myers’ permanent successor.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Green for Life Environmental, or GFL, the trash and recyclables hauler for the city of Madison Heights, recently received a five-year contract extension. And it did so two years early, meaning it will continue to service the city for at least the next seven years.Read More

Published July 9, 2018

UTICA — The Utica City Council approved the city budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year during a special meeting on June 19.

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Published July 6, 2018

KEEGO HARBOR — Mayor Joel Yoder is optimistic about this year’s budget, as the revenue for 2018-19 nearly matches what it was before the Great Recession. 

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Published July 2, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City started the 2018-19 fiscal year July 1 on solid footing, but that doesn’t mean this year’s budget was without its challenges.

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Published July 2, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Carlo Santia is now the former planning director of Clinton Township.

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Published July 2, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, or SEMCOG, recently  awarded approximately $13 million in Transportation Alternative Program, or TAP, funding to local communities.

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Published July 2, 2018

BERKLEY — After a yearlong pilot program, the Berkley City Council has decided to continue allowing chickens in the backyards of homes.Read More

Published July 2, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Drdyen, has been named a co-chair for the Congressional School Choice Caucus, a position he will continue in at least through the midterm elections in November.Read More

Published June 29, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Citing problems getting in contact with the utilities during emergencies and the fact that newly installed smart meters reportedly don’t act so smart, the St. Clair Shores City Council approved a pair of resolutions asking for some changes from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy June 18.

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Published June 29, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — On June 19, several members of the Beverly Hills community attended the village’s monthly council meeting to express their support for a local push to allow residents to keep chickens on their property.

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Published June 26, 2018

One of Sterling Heights’ parks is getting a name change. During a June 19 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to rename Jaycee Park as Gerald N. Donovan Park.Read More

Published June 25, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Michael Sweeney was recognized recently at a Farmington Hills City Council meeting for exemplary volunteerism.

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Published June 25, 2018

PORT HURON — On June 21, a U.S. District Court jury found former Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds guilty of 10 counts of bribery and four counts of conspiracy.

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Published June 25, 2018

UTICA — There is money in the state budget to fund several projects in the city of Utica. State Rep. Diana Farrington, R-Utica, recently helped secure the state funding in a new Michigan budget given final legislative approval June 12.

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Published June 22, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A fixture in the city for the past 23 years, Parks and Recreation Director Greg Esler will retire from his position with the city at the end of July.

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Published June 22, 2018

DETROIT — On June 15, many aspiring political leaders gathered at the Michigan State University Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., to learn more about a statewide program that provides insight, education and contacts in Michigan’s political sphere.

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Published June 20, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe officials toured the city June 1 to help create overall goals and priorities for the community.  The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe provided the van for the tour, which involved no extra cost to the city.  The tour lasted two hours.Read More

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