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Published October 29, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — When Macomb Township resident Diana Brockert was looking for ways to keep her son, Brent, physically and socially active, she was initially disappointed to find that there were no options available in her own community.

Brent is 25 but has a cognitive impairment that puts him at the same level mentally as a 3-year-old. He also has arthrogryposis, a muscle disorder that confines him to a wheelchair.

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Published October 29, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A recent audit of Chippewa Valley Schools confirmed that officials are doing a good job of managing the district’s finances, but declining enrollment numbers could present new challenges on the horizon.

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Published October 29, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A month after choosing not to pass a moratorium on residential oil drilling, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees reversed course and approved a slightly modified version of the document.

On Sept. 24, the six-month oil drilling ban died for lack of support after Treasurer Karen Goodhue made a motion to adopt it, but no other board members seconded the motion. Goodhue then asked that an amended moratorium be brought back before the board on Oct. 22 to see if her colleagues would be willing to reconsider it.

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Published October 29, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A man who was arrested after a 5-year-old boy riding on his dirt bike was reportedly ejected and run over by the vehicle appeared in court nearly two months after the alleged crime occurred.

Michael Burnette, 27, of Macomb Township, was arraigned in Shelby Township 41-A District Court on Oct. 23. He was charged with four misdemeanor counts: child abuse in the fourth degree, improper passenger transport, operating an off-road vehicle with a suspended license, and operating an off-road vehicle along a highway or right-of-way.

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Published October 28, 2014

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LENOX TOWNSHIP — A 45-year-old Sterling Heights woman was killed and a 68-year-old Macomb Township woman was injured in a car crash last week.

According to Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Mariam Dawood died following a collision on Gratiot Avenue south of 29 Mile Road.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene at around 4:36 p.m. on Oct. 23, Wickersham said. Upon arrival, they located two vehicles that were heavily damaged from an apparent broadside crash.

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Published October 22, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — With the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and County Executive Mark Hackel at odds over who should run the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mount Clemens, the board took action to prevent Hackel from asserting control over the building.

On Oct. 16, the 13-member board voted unanimously in favor of a resolution urging the Executive Office to respect state law and a recent court ruling stating that the county’s Human Services Board (HSB) is now responsible for the supervision of Martha T. Berry.

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Published October 22, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A 27-year-old Shelby Township man was arrested after he allegedly broke into multiple garages in a Macomb Township subdivision and stole items from inside.

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Published October 15, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Board of Trustees approved a handful of small items at its Oct. 8 meeting, including a new information technology disaster recovery plan, a bid request to provide lighting for the township sign, a revision to the township’s records and information management policy, and the purchase of new firefighting materials.

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Published October 14, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP/RAY TOWNSHIP — There are a handful of Halloween-themed events happening in and around Macomb Township over the next two weekends, and many of them are available at low or no cost.

Although Macomb Township Parks and Recreation’s popular Halloween Hoopla on Oct. 17 is already sold out, there are several other spooky spectacles in the area to choose from. Best of all, most of the following family-friendly events are designed with young children in mind, so nothing should be too scary for the little monsters in your life.

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Published October 14, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — After weeks of debate and discussion, Macomb County became the fourth and final municipality to join the new Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) on Oct. 9, just ahead of a court-mandated deadline.

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Published October 8, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The proposed installation of a new sewer system servicing a neighborhood at the south end of the township may soon be ready to get underway.

On Sept. 24, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a formal petition to establish a special assessment district (SAD) for a sanitary sewer in the requested area. The board also instructed Township Engineer Jim Van Tiflin to prepare plans and specifications for the project, and scheduled a public hearing date of Oct. 22.

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Published October 8, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Students and families from across Chippewa Valley Schools will once again walk and run in the name of suicide prevention, paying tribute to lost loved ones and raising money for a pair of local organizations.

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Published October 8, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Residents can expect their water bills to go up once again this year, but the increase will be considerably less than in years past.

According to Township Engineer Jim Van Tiflin, “Our water and sewer rates have increased every year that I’ve been here (since 1999). We had one year, back in 2011, where our rates went up more than 27 percent. This year’s increase is nowhere near that same level, though.”

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Published October 1, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — All township families are invited to bring their children out to the Macomb Township Fire Department this weekend for a fun-filled afternoon that will teach them how to stay safe in the event of a fire.

The Fire Department is hosting a communitywide open house from noon to 3 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 5. The free event will take place at Fire Station No. 3, 47711 North Ave., which is located along the west side of North Avenue just north of 21 Mile Road.

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