Local Government

Published July 29, 2018

SHORES — Although they didn’t technically turn it down, Grosse Pointe Shores officials did, in essence, say no to a proposed intergovernmental agreement with their neighbors and the school district that would have brought high-speed fiber optic data services to the community.

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Published July 25, 2018

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and the Board of Commissioners are back at debating the county’s charter, as a lawsuit by Hackel was met by a countersuit from the board in Macomb County Circuit Court.Read More

Published July 25, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Gov. Rick Snyder is taking his time on proceeding with any kind of action on removing Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from his elected position after Bucci was indicted on 18 charges last November.Read More

Published July 25, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city is considering a request from the 40th District Court to add a new lead clerk to its team, but City Council members said they needed more information before making a decision.

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Published July 25, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — An additional full-time code enforcement officer is now patrolling the streets of Madison Heights in the evenings and on weekends. A revised code enforcement policy is also in effect, putting extra pressure on property owners who are repeat offenders.Read More

Published July 23, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Standing against a backdrop that included Shelby Township fire and police vehicles, Township Supervisor Richard Stathakis gave his State of Shelby Township address July 18 at the Packard Proving Grounds.

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Published July 18, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — A crowd gathered at the site of the former Monroe Elementary School in Madison Heights on July 10, protesting the construction of more than 30 homes.

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Published July 18, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Plans are complete for the new public safety building in Macomb Township and the hope is for the project to get underway by October and be completed no later than early 2020.

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Published July 18, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township’s contract with Farmington Hills-based BPI Information Systems for information technology services has been extended once again with hopes of the issue coming to a resolution by the end of August.

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Published July 18, 2018

LANSING — Amid a blistering summer swelter, there has been something affecting Michiganders statewide: the number of park and beach closures as a result of abnormal levels of toxicity.

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Published July 18, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On July 5, the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance announced it had filed a campaign finance complaint with the Michigan Secretary of State, alleging illegal use of taxpayer resources via township buildings and computers for political campaign activities. 

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Published July 18, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On June 11, via a 7-0 vote, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees sent a message to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, or MDEQ: Reconsider the permit you gave to Nestle.

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Published July 17, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Officials with the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority got some good news following the end of the most recent fiscal year on June 30. As of the close of the 2017-18 fiscal year, certified public accountant Lynn Gustafson, who handles the finances for the GPCRDA, said that it had ended the year on a financially positive note, with $25,140.53 left over.

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Published July 17, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Although Clinton Township officials didn’t always see eye to eye with their peers on the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority, current members of the GPCRDA are hoping to work with township officials to dispose of a jointly owned parcel of land.

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Published July 17, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Although she has only lived in Grosse Pointe Farms for the last few years, Sierra Leone Donaven has established herself as an active community member and volunteer.

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Published July 17, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak Mayor Michael Fournier gave his State of the City speech on July 11, and he gave high marks to public safety, the economy, quality of life and the downtown in his address.

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Published July 11, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Officials from GFL apologized to residents and Southfield City Council members following several complaints about the way the company has been handling waste.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

City officials, residents and supporters united to put the shovel to the dirt and celebrate the July 3 groundbreaking of a new Sterling Heights Community Center. The $22 million project is being funded through the Recreating Recreation millage that voters narrowly passed via referendum in 2016.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Now that Ben Myers has retired as the city manager of Madison Heights, effective July 1, the Madison Heights City Council has appointed Melissa Marsh as the acting city manager during the search for Myers’ permanent successor.Read More

Published July 11, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Green for Life Environmental, or GFL, the trash and recyclables hauler for the city of Madison Heights, recently received a five-year contract extension. And it did so two years early, meaning it will continue to service the city for at least the next seven years.Read More

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