Local Government

Published August 5, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On July 24, Congressman Paul Mitchell, representing Michigan’s 10th District, announced during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives that he will be retiring at the end of the 116th Congress.

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Published August 5, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Before dawn Aug. 3, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson passed away in his Independence Township home, surrounded by family and friends.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A contract amendment enables the member communities of the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority to take their garbage to a closer transfer station, if needed — but at a price.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — While Grosse Pointe Farms City Council members acknowledged the need to have adequate signs on an urgent care facility, they didn’t feel comfortable with what they felt was an excessive amount of signage.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — An unexpected — and slight — underfunding in the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority pension seems to be the only fiscal hiccup from the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Published July 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Multiple Royal Oak city buildings were left without power due to storm-related issues beginning Saturday, July 20. Most issues were resolved on Wednesday, July 23.

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Published July 30, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The city of Roseville wants to hear from its citizens and find out what they want the future of their community to look like.

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Published July 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Too busy to head to the polls for the primary? This year, that’s no problem.

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Published July 29, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For the second time in as many months, a legal invoice was up for debate.

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Published July 29, 2019

FRASER — The city of Fraser is on the hook for another road-related bill on 15 Mile Road. This new revelation, however, doesn’t have anything to do with sinkholes.

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Published July 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township held its annual State of the Township address July 19 at the Eisenhower High School Performing Arts Center.

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Published July 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Heavy rain pounded the Roseville area July 6, leaving many residents with flood damage, particularly to basements. The city said that although it will continue to aid residents who need assistance after the event, the state of Michigan will not be stepping in to reimburse Roseville for its efforts.

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Published July 26, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS —  Work will not stop at the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works, despite the passage and funding of a plan to rebuild its headquarters, city officials said.

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Published July 26, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights could soon offer a new way for teens to make a difference in their local government, even before being eligible to vote.

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Published July 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Recognizing that bad things can happen to good people, a new group is forming in Madison Heights with the goal of helping the homeless.

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Published July 24, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — For Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, being named the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is more than just an honor.

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Published July 23, 2019

TROY — A forensic audit of the financial workings of the city under former City Manager Brian Kischnick did not uncover major fraud. 

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Published July 23, 2019

TROY — A divided Troy City Council voted against a proposed severance agreement with Tom Darling, the former financial services manager, July 22.

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Published July 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — They don’t call them “lifeguards” for nothing. One of Grosse Pointe Farms’ young lifeguards was recently honored for saving the life of a stranded kayaker.

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Published July 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights currently has about two dozen open spots on the citizen-led boards and commissions that help advise the City Council on policies and initiatives. 

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