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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — At its April 8 meeting, the Ferndale City Council received an evaluation of the city’s streetlights and their potential conversion to LED lights. The presentation was conducted by city Environmental Sustainability Planner Erin Quetell and energy analyst with EcoWorks Henrik Mader. Quetell said that converting streetlights to LEDs is what a lot of communities have been doing, and the study they did evaluated the condition of Ferndale’s streetlights and how the city can update them.

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Published April 17, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance that deals with the aesthetics of small cell wireless facilities. Small cells are wireless transmitters and receivers that can fit on structures such as streetlights. They increase coverage and data speeds and are part of wireless companies’ plans to create 5G wireless networks.

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Published April 16, 2019

TROY — The $165.1 million proposed city budget for 2019-20 scales back on road construction projects and ramps up renovations for the library and City Hall, and equipment for firefighters.

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Published April 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On April 10, Macomb Township facilities and grounds department requested to extend the 2018 contract to replace damaged sidewalks throughout the township to Luigi Ferdinandi & Son Cement Co. in Roseville.

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Published April 16, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — On April 5, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel appointed Vicky Rad as the director of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, or MCPED.

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Published April 16, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On April 8, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments within township boundaries.

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Published April 16, 2019

HARPER WOODS — State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced March 22 that Harper Woods will be receiving $200,000 to replace water meters in the community.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins presented his proposed budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year to the Roseville City Council at its regular meeting April 9.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROSEVILLE — With controversy surrounding stormwater utility fees in nearby communities, the city of Roseville is setting the record straight about its own fees that went into effect in January.

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Published April 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — On April 9, the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District, or MIDD, filed a lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court that names three local construction and sewer operation firms.

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Published April 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — And now it’s in the voters’ hands. During a regularly scheduled meeting April 8, the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to add language to the Aug. 6 ballot that proposes a 2.3-mill special assessment district touted as an effort to maintain the current level of public safety service. Trustees David Buckley and Dani Walsh dissented.

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The local Chaldean community is not delaying its efforts to work with lawmakers to prevent hundreds of Iraqi nationals from being deported without personal assessments.

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Published April 12, 2019

WARREN — Call it “Signgate.” If there was a rule prohibiting the display of signs in the Warren City Council’s chambers, it was news to the council’s members April 9.

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Published April 12, 2019

WARREN — With expenditures totaling $278,166,141, including more than $115 million from the general fund and nearly $89 million for the city’s water and sewer system, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts delivered his proposed budget to the City Council on April 9.

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Published April 10, 2019

If there was a rule prohibiting the display of signs in the Warren City Council’s chambers, it was news to the council’s members April 9.

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Published April 10, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — There’s a new vision for the city of Rochester Hills. After a year of collaborative research, study and community engagement, the city recently adopted its 2018 master plan.

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Published April 9, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Public hearings were held for a couple of rezoning requests at the April 2 Macomb Township Planning Commission meeting.

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Published April 9, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Prior to the Macomb Township Board of Trustees workshop meeting to review a proposed ethics ordinance, the Macomb Township Ethics Advisory Committee met on April 3.

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Published April 9, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed an energy plan that is meant to lay a framework for policies and initiatives that could make the city more energy efficient and save costs.

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Published April 5, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe welcomed a new Department of Public Works director April 1 with the hiring of Jose Abraham, a 29-year veteran of the Detroit Public Works Department.

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