*County News*

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees

November 15th 2015

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) Trees. Everyone has them or lives near them. Yet there are many mistakes people make in their care. Pleasant Ridge residents were recently treated to a seminar on trees that can help people in any community understand the nature of these beautiful, […]

Project Blue Light to Honor Fallen First Responders Dec. 1

November 8th 2015

Project Blue Light to Honor Fallen First Responders Dec. 1 (EVENT page) Project Blue Light to Honor Fallen First Responders Dec. 1 Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, St. Justin Church, 1600 E. Evelyn, Hazel Park, MI 48030 Join us for this annual event as we honor and pay tribute to our Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters […]

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

November 7th 2015

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property […]

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015

November 5th 2015

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015 (Guest View: Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 5, 2015) Now that the results are final and the celebrations are over, it is time to reflect on Tuesday’s election results across communities in southeast Oakland County. As one would expect in an off-year election, the […]

2015 Election Results

November 3rd 2015

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In […]

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

November 3rd 2015

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check […]

Guest View: Why should cities have an open data policy?

November 1st 2015

Guest View: Why should cities have an open data policy? (Guest View by Stephen Larrick, Sunlight Foundation, Nov. 1, 2015) At this year’s iteration of our annual open government unconference, TransparencyCamp, I had the pleasure of leading a session on the role of policy in the open data movement, and a particular question seemed to […]

Less than 12 Hours after Shooting, Royal Oak Murder Suspect Captured

October 26th 2015

Less than 12 Hours after Shooting, Royal Oak Murder Suspect Captured (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 26, 2015) A 28-year-old Madison Heights man is dead, and a suspect is in custody after an early morning shooting in Royal Oak near 13 Mile and Rochester Road. Little is known about what led up to murder, as the […]

Oakland County to Get New Animal Shelter

October 25th 2015

Oakland County to Get New Animal Shelter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2015) Cats and dogs in the care of Oakland County Animal Control could be in a brand new, modern facility by 2017 if plans remain on schedule for constructing a new animal shelter facility. Oakland County Commissioners voted Thursday to use bond funding […]

Development Properties in 18 Communities Part of One Stop Ready Showcase Oct. 30

October 25th 2015

Development Properties in 18 Communities Part of One Stop Ready Showcase Oct. 30 (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 24, 2015) Developers, investors, brokers and businesses interested in owning a piece of prime Oakland County real estate can shop for available parcels at the county’s second annual One Stop Ready (OSR) Community Showcase. The event is […]

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