Local Government

Published October 7, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted on the local millage rates during a meeting Sept. 17.

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Published October 4, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Weeks ahead of a vote on a public safety millage, Sterling Heights city officials are crediting newly released FBI crime data as evidence that the city is the “safest big city in Michigan.”

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Published October 3, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A proposal for a new Macomb County Jail will be on the ballot next year.

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Published October 1, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Since April, the position of Macomb Township planning director has been vacant. Because of that, the Board of Trustees, at its Sept. 25 meeting, agreed to use a recruiter to hopefully fill the need.

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Published October 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Sept. 23, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved GovHR as the executive search firm to assist in hiring a new city manager, at a cost not to exceed $19,500.

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Published October 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Sept. 23, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of zoning ordinance amendments to allow permeable pavement for parking lots and driveways.

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Published September 30, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Police and Fire departments shared their plans with the Board of Trustees Sept. 23 on how they could restructure their operations to accommodate a slashed budget.

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Published September 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Serling Heights city officials are honoring the life of Bowman Chung, a former Sterling Heights city councilman who served during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Published September 27, 2019

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Elected officials were tasked with discussing a couple of initiatives they’re involved in at a recent town hall meeting.

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Published September 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A bench in memory of the late Madison Heights Mayor Ed Swanson has been installed on the Avenue of Mayors at City Hall, across from his memorial tree.

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Published September 25, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Hopefuls running for a seat on the Southfield City Council were recently invited to participate in a candidate forum.

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Published September 25, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council is back to full strength after appointing a new member at its latest meeting.

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Published September 24, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the steady growth of Macomb Township comes another plan for a condominium site.

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Published September 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Animal Shelter’s financial model desperately needs reworking.

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Published September 24, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Provocative free speech or hateful rhetoric? That seems to be the debate over a controversial meme Grosse Pointe Shores City Councilman Matt Seely posted on a Facebook group page Sept. 11.

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Published September 24, 2019

CLAWSON — Last year, Clawson code enforcement taped code violation letters dated Sept. 5, 2018, to the doors of four chicken owners.

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Published September 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — A $2 million settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit against the city of Royal Oak required the city to change how it bills residents for debt service on the Oakland County Water Resources Commission’s George W. Kuhn Drain.

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Published September 24, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS/WARREN — Judge Carl Marlinga has again issued a restraining order enjoining the city of Warren from licensing medical marijuana dispensaries, pending further examination of the methodology used to score applications.

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Published September 23, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham City Clerk’s Office is in flux at the moment with the sudden resignation of Clerk Cherilynn Mynsberge, the appointment of the city’s deputy clerk to serve in her stead, and a call for people to work as election inspectors in the upcoming fall election and during next year’s 2020 presidential election cycle.

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Published September 23, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township hired a new engineering company to replace the previous firm at its Sept. 17 Board of Trustees meeting.

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