The group is based in Ann Arbor, but has planted trees in many local communities, including Oak Park, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Novi, Pontiac, Clarkston, Lake Orion and others.
Oakland County Times has a growing list of parks, trails, family-friendly destinations and more in our area and beyond.
These grants will assist municipalities with planning, preliminary engineering/design and construction costs directly related to local park improvement and trail projects.
Oakland County Times sought out an expert from the Oakland County Health Division to learn more about restaurant inspections.
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted two resolutions at Wednesday night’s meeting that are aimed at increasing housing security in Oakland County.
The Michigan Legislature has amended the Open Meetings Act (OMA) multiple times during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable virtual meetings. However, all local governments are once again required to meet in person.
“While we saw a spike in pet adoptions and purchases at the beginning of the pandemic, the possibility of bad actors looking to scam pet lovers remains a concern at all times,” Nessel said
In addition to enforcement and education and outreach activities, the funding can be used to respond to housing inquiries, conduct fair housing testing, provide legal assistance, and cover costs associated with providing services related to the pandemic.
We’re raising money to fund local journalism in 2022, with resources going to help with paying reporters, technology needs, and basic expenses. We are also working on getting a new website, and your support will help make that possible.
In a room full of folks from around Oakland County and from both sides of the aisle, County Executive Dave Coulter gave his annual State of the County Address at M-1 Concourse in Pontiac.
This grant is available March 1 through March 31, 2022.
March 31 is the deadline to reach out to prevent a foreclosure from happening.
“At a time when there is unfortunately so much hate in the world, we need our young people to stand up to threats, intimidation and bullying like never before,” said Amy Cutler, President of NCJW -MI.
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These individuals exemplify Oakland Together, Coulter’s vision for a community working together to leverage its strengths, address its challenges, and find value in working with regional partners.
The partnership groups, which are called the “Regional Partnership for Broadband Infrastructure and Equity” and the “Regional Partnership for Water Infrastructure,” will establish a framework to address a wide range of internet and broadband accessibility and water infrastructure challenges facing the Southeast Michigan region.
Originally set up through a federal grant from FEMA in early 2020 with training provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the program is now supported by state and federal funding.
State Representative Regina Weiss (D- Oak Park) is among the legislators who introduced a package of three bills aimed at giving municipalities the tools they need to implement Ranked Choice Voting in local elections.
The Health Division weighed several factors to determine the appropriate time to end the mask requirement in schools, including a sharp decline in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and increasing vaccination rates in Oakland County.
Oakland County partnered with municipalities and community organizations to distribute masks directly to cities, villages, and townships; community organizations; senior centers; churches, and other sites