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Published August 26, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 was signed into law, it changed the way Michiganders used fireworks.

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Published August 26, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A project to clean and televise the city’s sanitary sewer system has been completed, giving St. Clair Shores officials their first digital record of the system, and a starting point for what work needs to be done.

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Published August 26, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Not long after former Ferndale Mayor David Coulter was named the new Oakland County executive, he announced his pick for his chief deputy.

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Published August 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights has begun the process of updating two key documents that serve as general guides for its future: the city’s overall master plan, and the parks and recreation plan.

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Published August 26, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A complaint was filed on May 24, 2018, at the Macomb County Circuit Court against Shelby Township by a resident and his attorneys from two law firms, Kickham Hanley and Joelson Rosenberg, that challenges the water rates and the sewage disposal rates that are charged to residents by the township.

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Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Vinyl siding used in the construction of new high-end homes raised questions among members of the Troy Planning Commission.

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Published August 21, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — According to a news release from Community Relations Director Michael Manion, the city of Southfield has partnered with the SeeClickFix app to launch a new platform, SeeClickFixSouthfield.

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Published August 21, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A familiar face on the Southfield City Council announced that he does not plan on running for reelection this year.

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Published August 21, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A matter of unfinished business at the Aug. 14 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting was a request to dissolve the position of human resources director/general counsel, Tom Esordi’s positions.

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Published August 21, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An attempt to remove Macomb Township’s top elected official has failed.

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Published August 20, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Following a period of nearly 20 years and the spending of approximately $30 million, raw sewage overflows in Clinton Township are hoped to be a thing of the past.

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Published August 20, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On July 29, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the transfer of about $4,200 from the drug forfeiture fund to the capital outlay fund for a brand-new, “all-purpose” drone.

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Published August 20, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The results of Plante Moran’s 2018 audit of Harper Woods are in, and representatives from the management consulting services company made a presentation regarding their findings at the City Council meeting Aug. 12.

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Published August 20, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City will be retaining its auditors at Plante Moran for at least the next couple of years.

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Published August 20, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Aug. 12, the Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously to add an addendum to City Attorney David Gillam’s employment agreement that he also serve as interim city manager.

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Published August 20, 2019

ROYAL OAK — After a sidewalk millage to fund the city’s sidewalk program failed in November 2018, the City Commission directed city staff in January 2019 to review sidewalk replacement criteria and come back with a recommendation for a future sidewalk improvement program.

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Published August 19, 2019

FERNDALE — At a special early morning meeting of the Ferndale City Council Aug. 19, Mayor Dave Coulter resigned in order to accept his appointment as the new Oakland County executive.

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Published August 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — “I really thought this election was over. I guess not,” Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie said during the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 12.

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Published August 19, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a five-year extension to Police Chief Robert Shelide’s employment contract at its Aug. 6 meeting.

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Published August 19, 2019

WARREN — Warren’s got a new city controller, and he has more than 30 years of related experience, including 23 overseeing the city’s budget and books.

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