News & Notes - 11/8/23 Journal

Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal | Published November 8, 2023


Harrison Township library presents DINOVEMBER
HARRISON TOWNSHIP — It’s Dinovember at the Harrison Township Public Library, and the staff is gearing up for all of its dino-themed festivities. Every week will have a new activity to pick up, and guests can go on a scavenger hunt to find every hidden dinosaur in the library. Dinovember reaches its peak with T-Rex Tea Time on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. Other events throughout the month include the Spice of the Month Club, with cinnamon packets available on Nov. 13; Coffee with Fire Chief David Bostater at 10 a.m. on Nov. 15; and a teen volunteer hour for making Christmas cards at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. For more events, visit


Roads department asks residents to shake mailboxes
MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Department of Roads is asking residents to make sure their mailboxes are winter-ready by shaking them down in the fall.

The location, stability and durability of a mailbox matters when plow trucks shower it with snow this winter. Making sure your mailbox is in solid condition means it is more likely to withstand the cold months.

If you have questions regarding mailbox maintenance, please call the Macomb County Department of Roads at (586) 463-8671 or email


State launches new auction website for surplus sales
STATEWIDE — The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget has launched a new online auction website for surplus sales,

The department said in a press release that the new MiBid site offers users an improved bidding experience, up-to-date security features, additional payer options, and enhanced bidder confidentiality. The site is integrated with the State of Michigan MiLogin portal, which provides a secure, single point of access to many state services.

The MiBid auction site is open to everyone, including local governments. While auction items are publicly viewable online at, anyone wanting to place a bid will need to create a free MiLogin profile. Users who already have a MiLogin profile to access other state services are ready to go.

DTMB’s state surplus team works with state agencies to sell state surplus property and confiscated property for the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State Police and the federal Transportation Security Administration. Office furniture, vehicles, specialized equipment and electronic equipment are among the items available for bid.

Bidders with questions can email Additional information about DTMB’s surplus program, including monthly in-person sales, can be found online at


Sheriff’s Office looks out for pedestrian safety violations
MACOMB COUNTY — From Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 3, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office set out on an enforcement initiative aiming to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities on county roads and raise awareness about the safety of vulnerable road users.

“Between 2018-2022 Macomb County had 60 Pedestrian deaths and was ranked No. 3 in State fatalities,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said in a press release. “It is not only important to enforce our pedestrian safety laws; we must also educate drivers and pedestrians about the laws.”

During the weeklong enforcement period, officers focused on laws applying to pedestrian safety such as failing to yield for pedestrians in a crosswalk or failing to stop at a signal or sign before a crosswalk. Pedestrian-centered laws officers focused on include not using a sidewalk when available, not crossing streets at intersections and not walking facing traffic.


Macomb County prosecutor enforces aggressive collections for back child support
MACOMB COUNTY — On Oct. 5, Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido announced an “aggressive yet compassionate” child support collection initiative for parents behind in their payments, allowing them to satisfy their financial obligation without legal consequences.

Led by the Felony Non-Support Unit within the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, the child support collection program is an aggressive collection and enforcement initiative designed to give parents who are behind in their child support payments a fresh opportunity, while providing a realistic path to compliance for those who may have fallen behind due to financial hardships or other challenges, according to the prosecutor’s office in a written statement.

“However, those who do not step forward to establish a payment plan may face prosecution, and imprisonment for the felonious failure to pay their court ordered obligation,” the statement indicated.

“We understand that life can be unpredictable, and circumstances change. Our primary goal is to ensure that children receive the financial support they need to thrive. At the same time, we recognize that some parents genuinely want to meet their responsibilities but may have fallen on hard times. This is a compassionate and pragmatic approach to addressing these issues,” Lucido said.

To avoid potential prosecution and begin making back child support payments, contact the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office at (586) 493-4488 or email to make payment arrangements.