Local Government

Published August 8, 2018

WARREN — There will be no question about mayoral term limits on the ballot that goes before Warren voters in November — at least, not one put there by an initiatory petition.

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Published August 8, 2018

FARMINGTON — Watch out, Paris, Farmington is gunning for the “City of Lights” title.  The Farmington City Council unanimously approved adding LED streetlights last month.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

Representatives for a group that calls itself Citizens for a Responsible Troy estimate that they have collected over 4,500 signatures on petitions asking for a charter amendment to allow commercial medical marijuana growing facilities in Troy — which the Troy City Council recently opted out ofRead More

Published August 8, 2018

PORT HURON/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Former Macomb Township Trustee Clifford Freitas was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison on July 31 after pleading guilty to taking bribes in his position with the township. U.S.Read More

Published August 7, 2018

When Farmington Hills resident Greg Teklinski attempted to vote at Hillside Elementary School Aug. 7, he was in for a surprise: a ballot shortage. “I got home from work at 5 and went to Hillside Elementary School to vote. (There were) three of us in line.

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Published August 7, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Want to learn about the day-to-day operations of Madison Heights, and how to serve on its boards and commissions?Read More

Published August 6, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On July 23, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to engage various outside investigators and seek their expertise regarding the scope and cost structure of an investigation of former Clinton Township Planning Director Carlo Santia.

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Published August 6, 2018

FRASER — Nearly 11 months after Matt Hemelberg was removed from the Fraser City Council, he is fighting back in federal court.

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Published August 3, 2018

DETROIT — A number of organizations came together to educate the public on various ways to stay safe and care for themselves and their families at a safety resource town hall, which the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Detroit hosted July 23.

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Published August 1, 2018

WARREN — At the deadline to do so, a volunteer working for a group seeking to undo a 2016 voter-approved term limits extension that affected Warren’s mayors filed petitions aimed at getting the question on the ballot this November.

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — Planning Commissioner Donald Edmunds, 81, died July 22 following complications from surgery. 

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — A former Troy employee filed suit against the city demanding a jury trial after he was fired June 11 for what he asserts is retaliation for providing video footage inside City Hall to former Troy City Manager Brian Kischnick. 

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Published July 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Anyone looking to rent short term in the city of Huntington Woods will have to wait a couple of months to do so.Read More

Published July 31, 2018

FERNDALE — The city manager of Ferndale is a finalist for the same position in the city of Grand Rapids. April Lynch, who has been Ferndale’s city manager since August 2011, is one of five finalists for Grand Rapids’ open city manager position.Read More

Published July 31, 2018

FERNDALE — To complete its change to a district library, the Ferndale Area District Library is buying its building, located on East Nine Mile Road. The City Council approved the sale of the library’s building and land at 222 E.Read More

Published July 31, 2018

CLAWSON — During the July 17 Clawson City Council meeting, the city honored six homes whose summer landscaping beautifies the community.

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Published July 30, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees has approved the adoption of an animal control ordinance that puts the township more in line with the Macomb County regulations and gives the county the ability to enforce the township ordinance.Read More

Published July 30, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The recruitment process for a purchasing specialist is underway more than four months after Macomb Township Clerk Kristi Pozzi was met with opposition for trying to hire for the position in late February.Read More

Published July 30, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township won't restake the property lines for the site of a potential dog park after Trustee Roger Krzeminski's motion to do so was dismissed at the July 11 Board of Trustees meeting.Read More

Published July 30, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A wealth of information about how the township operates awaits residents, according to township officials. 

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