Local Government

Published April 24, 2021

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council made a decision at its most recent meeting that will increase the number of lead service lines replaced over the next three years.

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Published April 21, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After encountering a taboo on tattoo parlors located within 1,000 feet of a business that sold beer or alcohol for consumption on the premises, City Council has approved a new Body Art Facilities Ordinance to take the place of a Tattoo Establishment Ordinance enacted in the mid-1990s.

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Published April 21, 2021

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The city of Huntington Woods is currently reviewing an ordinance on beekeeping.

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Published April 21, 2021

WARREN — Warren is expected to receive a total of $28 million in federal relief tied to the massive American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the first half arrives in May, Warren City Council President Pat Green said he wants to hear directly from residents about their priorities and how best to spend the mon

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Published April 19, 2021

WARREN — It’s budget time again. But even as Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and members of the City Council began the process of crafting and approving a spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the battle over last year’s budget was still being waged in Macomb County Circuit Cour

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Published April 19, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — How much water a property retains and how much runs off into the storm sewers could be calculated for each parcel in St. Clair Shores, under a new proposal put forward to pay for the infrastructure that prevents flooding in the city.

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Published April 18, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After learning more about the features on new e-scooters proposed for city sidewalks and streets, City Council voted 5-0 to approve a contract with Bird Rides to operate a fleet of scooters this summer at no cost to the city.

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Published April 14, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Human Relations Equity Commission will now have more voting members and be allowed to host nonpartisan events following a change authorized by the Madison Heights City Council at its meeting March 22.

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Published April 9, 2021

PLEASANT RIDGE — Pleasant Ridge has a laundry list of goals, which includes topics ranging from municipal infrastructure to continuing its parks and recreation efforts, that it hopes to complete in its next fiscal year.

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Published April 8, 2021

TROY — The Boulan Park tennis courts will be getting a face-lift.

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Published April 8, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — An “alarming, recent, sharp increase” in local and statewide COVID-19 cases has led Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon to issue a state of emergency declaration.

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Published April 8, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As the final design engineering phase of the project wraps up, City Council took a step to pay for new improvements at Blossom Heath Park by approving the resolution to issue capital improvement bonds for the project up to $6.6 million.

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Published April 8, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — With Grosse Pointe Farms’ long-standing Municipal Court Judge Matthew Rumora not running for reelection in November — he can’t because of state age restrictions on judges — the city has decided to revise its compensation package for whoever voters name as Rumora’s successor.

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Published April 7, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield has often been one to put residents’ needs first, according to city officials, from encouraging community engagement in reimagining a park space to helping seniors without computer access sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Published April 7, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township businesses now have more time to apply for increasing their outdoor space.

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Published April 7, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY — While Grosse Pointe City does have its share of beautiful older homes, the City won’t be creating a historic district to preserve them.

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Published April 7, 2021

WARREN — Jamie Roe resigned his appointed position with the city of Warren effective March 18.

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Published April 7, 2021

FRANKLIN — Franklin village officials are walking back a communication about a charter amendment proposal going on a special May 4 ballot.

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Published April 6, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — Students are back in classrooms and chefs are back in restaurant kitchens. Will office workers be the next group to return to normalcy and head back to their cubicles?

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Published April 6, 2021

GROSSE POINTE WOODS —  The City of Grosse Pointe Woods endured two losses over the past several months.

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