Local Government

Published May 15, 2019

TROY — Although the Troy City Council stopped short of placing a moratorium on second driveways, it directed city staff to look into the legality of prohibiting them.

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Published May 14, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Complaining that shallow backyards place their houses too close to the property lines and of the increased traffic a restaurant would bring, residents showed up to protest a proposed rezoning of the property at 22980 E. Nine Mile Road, which could have paved the way for a Leo’s Coney Island to locate in the city.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — The November election is shaping up to be a big one in Ferndale, as multiple City Council terms are expiring and a new mayor will be chosen. The Nov. 5 election will see the mayorship up for grabs, as Dave Coulter announced last month that he will not seek reelection. Council seats also will be open, as the terms for Dan Martin and Raylon Leaks-May are set to expire at the end of the year, on Dec. 31.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods officially passed its ordinance allowing backyard chickens, as well as the costs for a permit inspection. Approved at the City Commission’s May 7 meeting, both the new ordinance allowing the backyard chickens and a resolution stating the cost of the permit and two annual inspections passed by a 4-0 vote.

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Published May 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — For more than a year, Huntington Woods has been wanting to increase its housing options, with senior housing being the focus. The City Commission met for a study session May 9 to further discuss its options with senior housing.

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Published May 14, 2019

BERKLEY  — Stormwater runoff and flooding have been an issue in Berkley for some time, and the city hopes that a change to its code will help improve the lives of residents. The Berkley City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance at its May 6 meeting to establish new standards for residential grading and drainage for new home builds.

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Published May 14, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The City Council of Eastpointe voted May 8 to accept a contract with Enterprise Fleet Management to aid the city in the purchasing, sales and maintenance of most of its Department of Public Safety vehicles.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — They were on the list of candidates for the primary election when they filed to run for office ahead of the April 23 deadline. Then they were off the list amid legal questions about whether candidates with felony records can run for city office in the first place, according to a provision of the Warren charter.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Wary of solicitors at your front door? A recent ordinance amendment adopted by the Madison Heights City Council should make it easier to prevent them from ever arriving at your porch in the first place.

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Published May 8, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Following the news of Macomb Township Planning Director Patrick Meagher’s resignation, plenty of people, from township officials to residents, sounded off on his departure.

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Published May 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A six-year project has culminated in the savings of thousands of Clinton Township residents’ tax dollars.

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Published May 7, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — All three incumbents will be joined by four other residents on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot in the race for the St. Clair Shores City Council.

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Published May 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A long-discussed ordinance that would allow Huntington Woods residents to keep chickens in their backyards was on the verge of passage at press time.

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Published May 7, 2019

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is looking to one of its own to lead the way as city manager. Pending contract negotiations, Ferndale announced that Joe Gacioch will be the new city manager. He’s been acting as the interim city manager since the departure of April Lynch at the end of February.

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Published May 6, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police hope a new online resource will help put a more transparent way of crime fighting on the map.

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Published May 2, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Macomb County Probate Court and operations will begin business at its new home in downtown Mount Clemens starting May 13.

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Published May 1, 2019

LATHRUP VILLAGE — At her State of the City address last month, current Mayor Kelly Garrett announced that the city will rename Sunset Boulevard East to Frank Brock Way.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council postponed moving forward on the construction of gateway signs to the city after Mayor Pro Tem Ethan Baker raised his concern that the signs, as presented, would become dated.

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Published May 1, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Extending a nine-year trend, job growth in Oakland County will continue on the upswing for the next three years, adding about 31,600 jobs from 2019 to 2021, according to University of Michigan economists.

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Published May 1, 2019

WARREN — Rumors of Andrey Duzyj’s demise as a candidate for the Warren city clerk job were greatly exaggerated.

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