Local Government

Published July 22, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — One year ago, a then-12-year-old Huntington Woods girl decided she wanted to get her city to change its code to allow chickens as backyard pets.

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Published July 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On July 15, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the requiring of permits and a list of standards for residents to own chicken on properties that are less than 5 acres.

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Published July 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Residents are being called upon to help beautify the township, one business corridor and residential neighborhood at a time.

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Published July 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — An ethics board is in the process of being finalized in Clinton Township.

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Published July 22, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township terminated its contract with its engineering company July 16 after the company’s owner was convicted of bribing officials in Washington Township.

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Published July 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights’ messaging is getting a new manager, though it will be a familiar face to many in the community. At a July 2 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the council voted 6-0 to confirm Melanie Davis as the city’s new community relations director. Mayor Michael Taylor was absent for the vote.

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Published July 19, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The city of Roseville is working with the state of Michigan and Macomb County to declare an emergency situation in response to the extensive rainfall that occurred July 6.

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Published July 16, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Voters will need to choose not only a mayor and City Council candidates in Grosse Pointe Farms this year, but they’ll also need to select someone to fill the seat formerly occupied by longtime City Councilman Peter Waldmeir.

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Published July 16, 2019

FERNDALE — In order to seek the open mayoral seat at the end of the year, Councilwoman Melanie Piana resigned from the Ferndale City Council.

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Published July 15, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In a 4-3 vote, Macomb Township is proceeding with recruiting a candidate for the position of human resources manager.

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Published July 15, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Much like a plea hearing from June in federal court for a former trustee, sentencing for a local contractor has been delayed.

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Published July 15, 2019

UTICA — Utica’s mayor was recognized for preventing a man from taking his own life during the early hours of July 7 in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published July 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 27 is likely to impact the redistricting timeline in Michigan.

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Published July 12, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The current city manager of the city of Lincoln Park is being offered the job in St. Clair Shores.

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Published July 12, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The city of Harper Woods voted against renewing a contract with Green For Life Environmental to continue to provide recyclable collection services for the city.

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Published July 12, 2019

WARREN — A move to increase the number of licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries sparked a heated discussion among the mostly lame-duck members of the Warren City Council July 9.

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Published July 12, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A recently received federal grant will give Macomb County officials the ability to fund a study to determine future land use opportunities around Selfridge Air National Guard Base — opportunities that would benefit both the base and its neighboring communities.

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Published July 12, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has found itself at odds with two major contractors in recent months. The city is still receiving complaints about the service of its waste hauler, Green for Life Environmental (GFL), leading some on the council to suggest that now might be the time to start considering other options.

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Published July 9, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The search for a successor to Grosse Pointe Park City Manager Dale Krajniak — who retired June 30 after more than 30 years in the post — has officially begun.

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Published July 9, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The soon-to-be former site of Wade Nursery has been bought by Macomb Township.

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