Local Government

Published August 11, 2020

TROY — Earlier this year, Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Troy City Council left by the resignation of Ed Pennington in January. Now, following her victory in the Aug. 4 election over challenger David Carl Anderson, her term has been extended until late 2021.

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Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Officials in Grosse Pointe City are exploring ways they might be able to protect historical homes from being torn down.

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Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — They may not have gotten the decision they’ve been seeking from the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council, but Shores municipal retirees did get a show of support from some Lake Shore Road motorists.

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Published August 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Aug. 5, builders and administrators offered a tour of the new Royal Oak City Hall and new Royal Oak Police Department buildings for city officials.

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Published August 11, 2020

CLAWSON — In a 3-2 vote Aug. 5, the Clawson City Council approved a contract with former City Clerk Michael Smith to serve as city manager, with provisions for Smith to also fill the vacant city clerk position.

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Published August 11, 2020

HUNTINGTON WOODS — After previously condemning acts of racial injustice and police brutality in June, the city of Huntington Woods announced that it would be developing an anti-racism plan.

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Published August 11, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council received at its July 27 meeting an update on its Community Affordability and Inclusive Housing Action Plan.

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Published August 11, 2020

CLAWSON — During the July 21 Clawson City Council meeting, the council approved the proposed City Council rules of procedure, including a handful of amendments.

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Published August 10, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A bill sponsored by Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, that would have prohibited the transfer of people who have COVID-19 into nursing homes and long-term care facilities was vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer July 31.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Thanks to a donation from a local health care provider, Veterans Memorial Park will soon sport new fitness equipment to help residents stay in shape.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council approved a budget amendment for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year to account for the fact that it has been ordered to refund more than $3.4 million in stormwater charges to residents.

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Published August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following a previous appointee’s refusal of the seat last month, the Sterling Heights Zoning Board of Appeals now has a new appointee.

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Published August 5, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Clerk Mary Mullison in Farmington and Clerk Pam Smith in Farmington Hills said the voting process went pretty well Aug. 4.

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Published July 28, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After years of maintaining city streets using general fund revenue, Grosse Pointe Farms may ask voters for additional money to keep local roads from crumbling.

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Published July 28, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After consulting with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, it was decided to remove a resolution from a recent township meeting.

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Published July 28, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Following a June vote denying a request for an independent IT audit to be conducted, a Macomb Township trustee has filed a formal complaint.

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Published July 28, 2020

ROYAL OAK — For more than 40 years, the city of Royal Oak has offered a Housing Rehabilitation Program for qualifying low- to moderate-income residents to help finance home repairs.

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Published July 24, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — High water levels are causing damage to the shoreline along the fishing pier and lagoon at Blossom Heath Park, but the Tax-Increment Finance Authority is looking to work with the city on repairs and enhancements.

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Published July 24, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Explaining that the plan is a way for the city and Macomb County to prepare for disasters, Fire Chief James Piper was before St. Clair Shores City Council July 20 to ask it to adopt the 2020-2025 Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan as its own official plan.

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Published July 23, 2020

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods City Council voted unanimously at its meeting July 13 to approve plans to improve safety and security measures in city buildings.

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