On the Ballot: Voters in Independence Township to Vote on Road Millage

On the Ballot: Voters in Independence Township to Vote on Road Millage Independence Township Road Infrastructure Improvement Millage Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to levy a new additional millage of up to 2.0 mills (a tax limitation increase of up  to $2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in…

On the Ballot: Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Millage

On the Ballot: Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Millage Oxford Township, MI – Residents in Oxford will be asked to approve a parks and recreation millage.  Ballot language is as follows: Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Authorization of New Additional Millage Shall  the  total  tax  rate  limitation  on  general  ad  valorem  taxes  as  provided  by …

On the Ballot: Springfield Township Police Millage Renewal

On the Ballot: Springfield Township Police Millage Renewal Springfield Township, MI – Voters in Springfield Township will be asked to vote on a Police Millage Renewal. Ballot language is below: Springfield Township Police Millage Renewal Question Shall  the  previously  voted  1.50  mill  ($1.50  per  $1,000  of  taxable  value)  increase  in  the  constitutional  tax  limitation  on …

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day”

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2018) Southfield, MI- While many governmental offices are closed on Monday in honor of Columbus Day, The Cities of Southfield and Ferndale have taken a different approach to the day. The announcement Southfield’s social media and website says “The City of Southfield…

Proposed Bill Would Allow for Court Cost Recovery in Open Meetings Act Violations Cases

Proposed Bill Would Allow for Court Cost Recovery in Open Meetings Act Violations Cases (Michigan House of Representatives, Oct. 5, 2018) White Lake, Troy, MI- The Michigan House of Representatives has introduced a plan to better protect the public and hardworking taxpayers through additional Open Meetings Act parameters. House Bill 6411, sponsored by state Reps.…

2018 Candidate Interview: Tonja Brice for Ortonville Village Board President

2018 Candidate Interview: Tonja Brice for Ortonville Village Board President (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 5, 2018) Ortonville, MI -Tonja Brice is running for Ortonville Village Board President. There are two candidates running for one seat – Tonja Brice and Coleen Skornicka. This is a nonpartisan position with a two year term. Election Day is Nov.…

2018 Candidate Interview: Thomas McKenney for Holly Village Council President

2018 Candidate Interview: Thomas McKenney for Holly Village Council President (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 5, 2018) Holly, MI-  Thomas (Tom) McKenney is running to retain his seat at the Holly Village Council President.  He was appointed to the position earlier this year. There are three candidates on the ballot for this position: Nicole Edwards, John…

Southfield Seeking Developers for “EverCentre” Project

Southfield Seeking Developers for “EverCentre” Project (City of Southfield, Oct. 4, 2018) Southfield, MI- The city of Southfield has reissued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified developers for the vacant 8.15-acre “EverCentre” property located at the corner of Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive. The city of Southfield is seeking to develop a centrally…

2018 Candidate Interview: Leslie Love Smith for Southfield School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Leslie Love Smith for Southfield School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2018) Southfield, Lathrup Village, MI- Leslie Love Smith is running for re-election to the Southfield School Board. There are five people running for two positions. The candidates are Michael Benson, Dennis L. Cotton, Eric D. Jenkins, Darrell B. Joyce and…

2018 Candidate Interview: John Beaver for Madison District School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: John Beaver for Madison District School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2018) Madison Heights, MI- Johnathon (John) Beaver is running for Madison District School Board. There are six candidates running for three seats. Candidates are Johnathon Beaver, Michael M. Hohner, Mark Holcomb, Debra Ott, Beth M. Scott and Gloria Thompson. This…

2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Behtany Blackburn is running for Pontiac School Board. On the ballot are Bethany Blackburn, Kenyada Bowman, Eisha Branner, William A. Carrington, ShaQuana Davis-Smith, Peter Durham, Albert Hodge, Suave LaVallis, Dubrae L. Newman, George Rogers and Caroll Y. Turpin.…