Local Government

Published July 5, 2019

WARREN — Former state legislator Steve Bieda has been appointed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Published July 5, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Living at the east end of Lincoln Street, Sue Rothe said that she feels badly that the city is having to work so hard to keep water off of the road.

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Published July 5, 2019

WARREN — It’s been tried before in various ways, but two state legislators with ties to Warren are looking to require a larger consensus during the “lame duck” session in even-numbered election years.

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Published July 1, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — On June 11, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and a handful of local leaders gathered at Southfield City Hall to launch the Census Complete Count Committee.

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Published July 1, 2019

FERNDALE — With a hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and improve its carbon footprint, the Ferndale City Council approved a proposal to convert all DTE Energy-owned streetlights in the city to LED.

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Published July 1, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms officials are mourning the loss of one of their own. Peter W. Waldmeir, 65, the longest-serving current member on the City Council, died surrounded by family June 28 after a battle with lung cancer.

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Published June 28, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two options were on the table to vote on for a Macomb Township ethics ordinance: the Macomb Township ethical conduct ordinance, created by the ethics advisory committee, and the Michigan Township Association’s Code of Ethical Conduct.

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Published June 28, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — First placed on the docket in May 2018, a final pretrial and plea hearing was recently cancelled for former Macomb Township trustee Dino Bucci.

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Published June 28, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A multi-year process of transferring files from paper to an electronic inventory has been occurring in Clinton Township, providing both township staffers and the public with different ways to stay abreast to the past and the future.

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Published June 27, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — At its June 17 meeting, City Council approved three-year contracts for general employees that provide wage increases and, in the case of one bargaining unit, a pool of money to bring some positions’ pay in line with other communities.

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Published June 27, 2019

WARREN — The courts have declared Scott Stevens ineligible to run for City Council, along with three other longtime incumbents. But while the deadline to file to run for election to other city offices has long passed, Stevens is now eyeing a write-in campaign for mayor.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — During the general election Nov. 5, there will be a proposal on the ballot asking residents to approve a general charter millage increase. If approved, the millage will help bolster public safety services in the city by hiring additional personnel in police, fire and emergency medical services. The millage will also improve quality-of-life programs such as the library, parks, recreation, economic development and downtown development.

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Published June 26, 2019

TROY — While former City Manager Brian Kischnick is behind bars — serving a sentence in federal prison for bribery — questions about Mayor Dane Slater’s driveway sparked heated discourse at the council table.

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Published June 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores will start the 2019-20 fiscal year July 1 with a budget that reflects the challenges facing many municipalities in Michigan.

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Published June 25, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Once again, the issue of a potential conflict of interest has been addressed in Macomb Township.

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Published June 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On June 10, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets at retail pet stores in the city.

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Published June 24, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Two weeks prior to a highly anticipated vote on an ethics ordinance, a second option was proposed.

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Published June 24, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chickens may officially come to roost in Clinton Township.

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Published June 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Despite a steady rise in home market values, current homeowners in Hazel Park will only see their city tax bills increase by about 2 percent in fiscal year 2019-20, which begins July 1. 

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Published June 21, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — To say that the November 2018 death of K-9 Axe hit the community hard would be an understatement.

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