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Royal Oak Hosting Work Session for Discussion on Marijuana March 4

February 23rd 2019

Royal Oak Hosting Work Session for Discussion on Marijuana March 4 (event page) Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak City Commission will meet on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 315 at City Hall, 211 S. Williams, for a work session on legalized marijuana. Adult-use (recreational) marijuana was approved by voters statewide […]

Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance

December 26th 2018

Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2018) Holly Township, MI- The Holly Township Board of Trustees is expected to vote on removing lot restrictions from the ordinance regulating Class III farm animals, including ducks, chickens, and rabbits. Currently residents with lots that are less than 2.5 acres […]

On the Ballot: Rochester Voters to Decide on Purchasing Rule Clarification

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Rochester Voters to Decide on Purchasing Rule Clarification Rochester, MI- Voters in Rochester will be asked to decide if they want to change the policy for purchasing. Proposed Amendment: It is proposed that Section 11.2 of the Charter of the City of Rochester be amended to remove specific expenditure thresholds and purchasing […]

Can Dogs Run Free at Condos? Northville Considers Ordinance Change

March 8th 2018

Can Dogs Run Free at Condos? Northville Considers Ordinance Change (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2018) Northville, MI- Should dog owners at condos have to keep their pooches on a leash?  This is the question prompting an ordinance change in the City of Northville. According to a memo to City Council from Police Chief Michael […]

Troy Council Holds Off on Medical Marijuana Facility Decision

January 24th 2018

Troy Council Holds off on Medical Marijuana Facility Decision (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2018) Troy, MI – Troy City Council met for a work session Monday with an audience of about 30 residents and guests to discuss whether the City should opt in, opt out or do nothing in regard to allowing medical marijuana […]

Southfield Opposes Drilling Permit

December 30th 2015

Southfield Opposes Drilling Permit (City of Southfield Press Release, Dec. 30, 2015) Southfield, MI – Recent media reports have resulted in questions about the City of Southfield’s position regarding oil and gas exploration.  These questions arose because Jordan Development filed an Application for drilling in the City on November 4, 2015.  This Company is an […]

Heyday of Grass is Past as Ferndale Approves Natural Landscape Ordinance Changes

April 22nd 2015

Heyday of Grass is Past as Ferndale Approves Natural Landscape Ordinance Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 22, 2015) The picture perfect suburban lawn was a nearly impossible, and ultimately disappointing dream for Rebecca Hammond who would joke that she made sacrifices to the “Grass God” each year as she paid for seed, fertilizers, and endless […]

City Manager Issues Reminders about Political Signs

August 22nd 2012

City Manager April Lynch has released a statement reminding people about the rules for election signs. Candidates should take note of the following:

“As the election season heats up, staff wanted to put out some important facts about Political Signs:

Chicken Coop Ordinance to be Considered by Council Monday

January 7th 2012

Last summer’s chicken coop discussions are finally coming to a vote at Monday night’s City Council meeting. A proposed regulation change would allow residents to keep up to three chickens if they follow basic rules of care. Currently chickens are not expressly prohibited, but rules about the placement of coops mean that very few residents would qualify to build a coop on their property.

City Considers New Noise Ordinance

July 11th 2011

Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to speak at tonight’s meeting, which is at 7:30pm at City Hall (300 E. 9 Mile). To view the proposed ordinance changes, and other documentation visit the City of Ferndale website at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Cable/CityCouncilVideo.htm.