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MML#5: Keeping Harmony between Local Officials and City Managers

April 19th 2018

    MML#5:  Keeping Harmony between Local Officials and City Managers (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2018) Lansing, MI – Many people have the idea that the Mayor is the boss of a city.  But in reality, most cities, villages, and townships have a manager or administrator that oversees the services and implements the policies […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

February 22nd 2016

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles […]

Financial Committee Continues…

October 19th 2010

The Financial Committee, made up of 11 residents and 1 businessperson, has been meeting each Wednesday since September 15 to discuss ideas for how the City can get past the $3 million dollar deficit they are facing for Fiscal Year Ending 2012. There is not yet a consensus on what those solutions might be, but they are expected to report their ideas to City Council on November 2….(read more)