Local Government

Published July 28, 2020

ROYAL OAK — For more than 40 years, the city of Royal Oak has offered a Housing Rehabilitation Program for qualifying low- to moderate-income residents to help finance home repairs.

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Published July 24, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — High water levels are causing damage to the shoreline along the fishing pier and lagoon at Blossom Heath Park, but the Tax-Increment Finance Authority is looking to work with the city on repairs and enhancements.

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Published July 24, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Explaining that the plan is a way for the city and Macomb County to prepare for disasters, Fire Chief James Piper was before St. Clair Shores City Council July 20 to ask it to adopt the 2020-2025 Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan as its own official plan.

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Published July 23, 2020

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods City Council voted unanimously at its meeting July 13 to approve plans to improve safety and security measures in city buildings.

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Published July 23, 2020

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods City Council is debating revoking the business license of the Parkcrest Inn after recommendations by the city’s director of public safety at the July 13 City Council meeting.

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Published July 23, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On April 1, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was to last until June when it was extended to last until July 15.

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Published July 21, 2020

LATHRUP VILLAGE — With a sunset date fast approaching, the Lathrup Village City Council is in talks to temporarily extend its decision to opt out of marijuana establishments in the city.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — The city of Troy, through its contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, receives a lower water rate by ensuring that water usage stays under designated thresholds during peak usage times.

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Published July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Public Works will both receive several new equipment pieces and vehicles to replace outdated apparatus.

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Published July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — On March 1, Grosse Pointe Woods City Council member George McMullen stepped down from his position after being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer Feb. 28.

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Published July 20, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The search for Clinton Township’s first economic development director continues after the preferred candidate declined the offered position.

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Published July 20, 2020

UTICA — Utica Mayor Thom Dionne has announced that he will not be running for reelection as mayor in November. Dionne has been mayor for four years.

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Published July 17, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe Mayor Monique Owens will be among 40 mayors from across the country taking part in a program sponsored by the Bloomberg Harvard Leadership Initiative to help communities recover from the impact of the COVID-19 quarantine.

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Published July 17, 2020

WARREN — In late June, Warren City Councilman Garry Watts questioned the status of the city’s Fire Department and its staffing level after saying he learned Station No. 4 was closed at least temporarily on June 20, the Saturday before Father’s Day.

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Published July 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights recently appointed a new Zoning Board of Appeals member, but he swiftly turned down the offer. And the discussion that his appointment raised over how the city should approach diversity and representation is ongoing.

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Published July 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — The new fiscal year began July 1 in Madison Heights and Hazel Park, and elected officials say they’re determined to make progress despite limitations imposed by the pandemic, economic uncertainty and other challenges that have come to define 2020.

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Published July 17, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Marine Division Boathouse may get some much-needed alleviation this fall. Due to high water levels on Lake St. Clair, a project is in the works between the county and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct about 282 linear feet of sea wall and raise the dock surrounding the boathouse.

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Published July 16, 2020

KEEGO HARBOR/ORCHARD LAKE/SYLVAN LAKE/WEST BLOOMFIELD — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected community members in a variety of ways.

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Published July 16, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The township has enjoyed some robust times over the years, but Supervisor Steven Kaplan recently acknowledged that, like so many other communities, “we’ve been affected” by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published July 7, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council recently unanimously approved the placement of two new medical marijuana facilities.

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