Local Government

Published June 5, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Typically, the approval of the bills goes on without a hitch at Macomb Township board meetings, but not at one last month.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Because interest payments on the voter-approved facilities bond start this year, Grosse Pointe City residents will be seeing their tax bills go up at the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year July 1.

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Published May 28, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP –—After a month of employee resignations and complaints, one board member deemed it necessary for an outside attorney to launch an investigation.

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Published May 28, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In February 2018, a group of neighbors who live in the Clinton River Spillway neighborhood voiced their concerns when a new housing development looked viable from the vantage point of Macomb County.

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Published May 28, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park officials say the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year — which begins July 1 — is fairly similar to the current budget. During a meeting May 13, the Park City Council unanimously voted in favor of the new budget and millage rates.

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Published May 24, 2019

UTICA — The city of Utica is in the process of formulating a plan to eliminate its current deficit in the water and sewer fund within the next few years. During a work session before the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the Utica council and the treasurer discussed the basis on which the plan will need to be set and the amount of debt that will need to be covered over a set amount of years.

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Published May 24, 2019

WARREN — Attorneys on both sides of a dispute over Warren’s term limit rules for local elected officials presented their arguments before a judge in Macomb County Circuit Court on May 20.

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Published May 23, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Pointing to the fact that the city is generally conservative in its budgeting, City Manager Mike Smith said that he was happy to have presented a “balanced budget” to the City Council for its consideration in June.

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Published May 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The average homeowner in Madison Heights can expect to pay less in city taxes in the new fiscal year beginning July 1, as per the budget adopted by the City Council at its meeting May 13.

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Published May 22, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council approved the $168.7 million city budget, which reflects a 10.24 millage rate, slight increases to water and sewer rates, funding for renovations to the Niles Barnard House and a new pro shop at Sylvan Glen Golf Course.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City officials are hoping to keep some homeowners from being forced to purchase flood insurance that officials say they don’t actually need.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Works has begun the process of raising the boat docks at Lake Front Park, 23000 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A once-controversial plan to convert The War Memorial’s Fries Auditorium into a movie theater no longer seems to have left the Grosse Pointe community divided.

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Published May 21, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — New equipment will soon be installed in the Beverly Hills Public Safety Department building. “The existing boiler needs to be replaced. The generator has exceeded its useful life,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said.

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Published May 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s been about a year-and-half since discussion began regarding a Macomb Township ethics ordinance.

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Published May 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township Clerk Kristi Pozzi was recently awarded the Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk, or CMMC, designation by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, or MAMC.

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Published May 20, 2019

WARREN — A candidate has asked a judge to remove four Warren City Council incumbents seeking re-election from the 2019 ballot, citing voter-approved term limits.

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Published May 17, 2019

HAZEL PARK — June is officially recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the city of Hazel Park — and to put a rainbow-striped exclamation point on the fact, the Pride Flag will once again be raised and flown over the war memorial at Hazel Park City Hall.

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Published May 17, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Harrison Township business community enjoyed a more intimate discussion on important issues with some of the region’s political leaders during the Economic Development Corp’s annual meeting on May 6.

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Published May 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An annual performance review sparked much debate at a recent Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting.

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