Huntington Woods

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October

September 23rd 2014

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2104) The Royal Oak City Commission has not yet decided if they will waive building permit fees for residents impacted by the Aug. 11 flooding. Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Oak Park have given windows of opportunities for residents to […]

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

September 20th 2014

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing […]

County Budget Passes w/Raises… Plus Two Amendments

September 19th 2014

County Budget Passes with Raises for All Employees, Plus Two Amendments (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a budget through 2017 which included a series of raises for all County employees, and a couple of last minute amendments. An easy bipartisan pass was an amendment to create […]

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

September 19th 2014

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

September 10th 2014

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]