Local Government

Published December 9, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — As a packed crowd hurled insults at the supervisor and other trustees from the gallery, the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees voted Nov. 25 to again opt out of Public Act 152, giving the municipality the ability to pay more of its employee health care costs.

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Published December 9, 2019

EASTPOINTE — On Nov. 26, auditing firm Plante Moran presented its annual financial analysis of the city of Eastpointe to the City Council.

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Published December 9, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted to offer a contract to city manager candidate Elke Doom at its special meeting Nov. 26. Doom announced Dec. 2 that she had accepted the offer.

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Published December 6, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel delivered his ninth annual State of Macomb County address Dec. 4 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in ClintonTownship, touting six key metrics for success: jobs, housing, income, financial stability, population and educational attainment.

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Published December 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In the wake of the Flint water crisis, the state of Michigan now has among the most stringent water quality standards in the country. And according to a recent sampling of sites with lead-based service lines, the city of Madison Heights still meets the mark with lead levels below the action level.

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Published December 4, 2019

ROCHESTER — Stuart Bikson was recently appointed the new mayor of Rochester, a position he will hold for the next year.

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Published December 3, 2019

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GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — The member communities of the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority now have a new site where they can drop off their trash.

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Published December 3, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley is on its way to becoming the third city in the Woodward Talk’s coverage area to ban “conversion therapy.”

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Published December 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — In June 2018, the state of Michigan passed the Lead and Copper Rule, which is aimed to reduce lead and copper levels in drinking water.

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Published December 2, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Department of Roads is gearing up for winter operations with new equipment.

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Published November 29, 2019

WARREN — A sneaky move to secure health insurance coverage for Warren elected officials who served just eight years has been lambasted by everyone, symbolically vetoed by the mayor and now rescinded by the new City Council.

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Published November 29, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Two members of the Madison Heights City Council will be hosting a special town hall on the topic of quality-of-life offerings in the city. The town hall is also scheduled for a Sunday afternoon, which organizers hope will make it easier for families to attend.

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Published November 27, 2019

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Organizers are hoping to grow something that began in conversations into something bigger as they undertake a new initiative to bring the LBGTQ community together in Macomb County.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Vacant land that could be sold in the future is now rezoned.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — More than seven months after the job opened, Macomb Township is still seeking a planning director.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After months of debate among the Macomb Township Board of Trustees regarding an employee investigation, its results were recently made public.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Bizon has entered the race for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Bizon has entered the race for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

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Published November 22, 2019

METRO DETROIT — On Nov. 18, leaders from Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, as well as legislators from around the state, gathered at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, to voice their support for a new bill in the name of regional transportation.

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Published November 22, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — City Council members were all smiles Nov. 18 as they were sworn in to their newly elected positions.

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