Local Government

Published September 3, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The good news from this year’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds is that St. Clair Shores had enough money to fund every service organization that asked for help.

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Published September 3, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A proposal to turn the Ethnic Community Committee into a diversity and inclusion commission was recently rejected in Sterling Heights, but city officials expect more discussion about diversity policies in October.

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Published September 2, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — It’s held once a year and gives those in public office a chance to highlight what they’ve been working on. At the Aug. 24 Macomb County Board of Commissioners meeting, a virtual Macomb County Legislative Delegation town hall took place.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park employees and officials have a new regulation on the books to help guide their actions.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Boaters using Lake St. Clair near to Grosse Pointe Shores homes may have to abide by some new rules next year.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The scorching August heat didn’t keep dozens of friends, family members and officials from being on hand for the unveiling of the Dale N. Scrace Marina at Neff Park in Grosse Pointe City Aug. 22.

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Published August 25, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — Barring a successful appeal, Warren voters won’t see a mayoral term limits question on the ballot for the November election. 

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Published August 25, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township has hired its first-ever economic development director.

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Published August 24, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Aug. 10, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a strategic plan — a self-identified “working document” that is expected to guide township decisions on matters like road quality and economic development throughout the next three to five years.

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Published August 24, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — A case involving former and current top officials from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office will proceed in federal court.

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Published August 24, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township is moving forward with its 2020 sidewalk gap project to add to the walkability of the township through the installation of thousands of feet of new sidewalks.

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Published August 21, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Saying that he has remained involved with the city and that experience is needed to make upcoming big decisions in St. Clair Shores, City Council voted 5-1 to appoint former City Councilman Dave Rubello to fill the late Councilman Peter Rubino’s remaining term of office.

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Published August 21, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Thursday, Aug. 20, Royal Oak City Commissioner Kim Gibbs died at Beaumont Hospital after approximately two weeks of being in the intensive care unit. She was 48 years old.

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Published August 20, 2020

HARPER WOODS — After 23 years as the mayor of Harper Woods, Kenneth Poynter has resigned from his position.

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Published August 20, 2020

ORCHARD LAKE — Some people may not expect to hear words like “friendly,” “caring” and “personable” used to describe government officials.

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Published August 20, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council finally has a full seven members, now that Bob Gettings has returned to the fold.

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Published August 20, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — A divided City Council has chosen the next mayor of Madison Heights, and for the first time in more than 40 years, the mayor is a woman.

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Published August 20, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has approved a new board that will help city officials better understand and meet the needs of the many diverse groups within the city.

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Published August 20, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Meet the new mayor of Madison Heights. Previously the mayor pro tem, Roslyn Grafstein has now been appointed to the partial term vacated by Brian Hartwell when he became judge of Hazel Park 43rd District Court.

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Published August 20, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — An investigation into complaints raised by staff at the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office has resulted in terminations. Macomb County Human Resources and Labor Relations Director Andrew McKinnon summarized the nature of the complaints as there being a “toxic” work environment at the medical examiner’s office.

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