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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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Published August 18, 2020

WARREN — The Warren City Council has filed a lawsuit against City Clerk Sonja Buffa, alleging that she has failed to perform her “ministerial” duty required to put a mayoral term limits proposal on the ballot for the November election.

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Published August 11, 2020

TROY — Earlier this year, Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Troy City Council left by the resignation of Ed Pennington in January. Now, following her victory in the Aug. 4 election over challenger David Carl Anderson, her term has been extended until late 2021.

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Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Officials in Grosse Pointe City are exploring ways they might be able to protect historical homes from being torn down.

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Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — They may not have gotten the decision they’ve been seeking from the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council, but Shores municipal retirees did get a show of support from some Lake Shore Road motorists.

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Published August 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Aug. 5, builders and administrators offered a tour of the new Royal Oak City Hall and new Royal Oak Police Department buildings for city officials.

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Published August 11, 2020

CLAWSON — In a 3-2 vote Aug. 5, the Clawson City Council approved a contract with former City Clerk Michael Smith to serve as city manager, with provisions for Smith to also fill the vacant city clerk position.

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Published August 11, 2020

HUNTINGTON WOODS — After previously condemning acts of racial injustice and police brutality in June, the city of Huntington Woods announced that it would be developing an anti-racism plan.

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Published August 11, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council received at its July 27 meeting an update on its Community Affordability and Inclusive Housing Action Plan.

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Published August 11, 2020

CLAWSON — During the July 21 Clawson City Council meeting, the council approved the proposed City Council rules of procedure, including a handful of amendments.

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Published August 10, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A bill sponsored by Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, that would have prohibited the transfer of people who have COVID-19 into nursing homes and long-term care facilities was vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer July 31.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Thanks to a donation from a local health care provider, Veterans Memorial Park will soon sport new fitness equipment to help residents stay in shape.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council approved a budget amendment for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year to account for the fact that it has been ordered to refund more than $3.4 million in stormwater charges to residents.

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Published August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following a previous appointee’s refusal of the seat last month, the Sterling Heights Zoning Board of Appeals now has a new appointee.

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Published August 5, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Clerk Mary Mullison in Farmington and Clerk Pam Smith in Farmington Hills said the voting process went pretty well Aug. 4.

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