Local Government

Published June 26, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At the June 29 Clinton Township Board of Trustees meeting, Township Supervisor Bob Cannon is expected to introduce a resolution urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately open all remaining closed businesses.        

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — Although the approved 2020-21 and three-year Troy city budgets did not fully take into account the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the council unanimously adopted the $179.9 million budget at a May 11 virtual meeting.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — After being closed to the public for months due to COVID-19, municipalities across the state have begun reopening city and township buildings.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As protests and discussions over systemic racism in America continue, Grosse Pointe City leaders have put their stance on the issue in writing.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Just in time for Pride Month in June, the Grosse Pointe City Council voted in favor of two items that show support for the LGBTQ community.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — While Grosse Pointe Park officials were united when it came to a human rights ordinance and LGBTQ Pride Month resolution, they were split when it came to the question of whether or not to fly the rainbow-striped LGBTQ Pride flag at City Hall.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Former Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety officer Steve Kwiatkowski was less than a year shy of getting a full 25-year pension when an on-the-job injury in 2010 forced him to retire in 2013. Now, besides taking home a reduced pension, he and his fellow retirees are getting socked with substantially higher costs for the health care they depend on.

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Published June 23, 2020

UTICA — The Utica City Council voted unanimously to dissolve the Downtown Development Authority board June 9.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On June 8, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved a human rights resolution brought forth by Commissioner Kyle DuBuc. It also unanimously voted for staff to provide recommendations for establishing a human rights commission.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The first Royal Oak City Commission meeting to be held in the newly constructed City Hall building was supposed to be June 8.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLAWSON — On June 16, the Clawson City Council unanimously approved recommended water and sewer rates, effective July 1.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLAWSON — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clawson City Council listened to a March 4 presentation on proposed capital improvement plans regarding the city’s infrastructure — local and major roads, the water system, and combined sewers.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLAWSON — On June 16, the Clawson City Council unanimously approved a tree-planting bid with the lowest qualified bidder, China Township-based Marine City Nursery.

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Published June 23, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Signs, signs, everywhere there’s political signs. As the Aug. 4 primary election inches closer, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees recently unanimously approved for political campaign signs to be placed earlier than usual.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The two highest officials in the Clinton Township Clerk’s Office are now certified with the Master Municipal Clerk designation.

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Published June 23, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township officials are inviting residents to a virtual public presentation of a Groesbeck Highway redesign plan at 6 p.m. June 24.

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Published June 22, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted 5-2 June 16 to suspend Police Chief Robert Shelide for 30 days following an investigation of his social media posts.

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Published June 22, 2020

FERNDALE — Amid nationwide and local protests of the death of George Floyd, police brutality and systemic racism, the city of Ferndale and its school district both recently passed resolutions dealing with racism.

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Published June 19, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting June 2 to reinstate the city’s ethics board, which had been disbanded since 2011.

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Published June 19, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Masks, hand sanitizer and plexiglass dividers greet visitors to St. Clair Shores municipal buildings as they reopen after a nearly three-month shutdown due to COVID-19.

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