Week of 9.25.17

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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing

The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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oakland confidential

September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
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Special event ordinance delayed again

03/17/2017 - Rochester city council members on Monday, March 13, delayed voting on whether to finalize changes to the city's special events policy, which would require additional records from those seeking event permits in the city.

The delay, which was the second since Monday, February 27, was due to a lack of a full council in attendance, as council members Stuart Bikson and Ben Giovanelli were absent. Council in February voted 3-2 to approve the amendment, but a second vote with at least one more council member was needed to finalize the ordinance, Rochester City Clerk Lee Ann O'Connor said.

The amendment requires non-profit organizations seeking special event permits in the city to provide tax documents and a GuideStar report during the application process, if possible.

A change to the ordinance's fee structure was approved by council on February 13, by a vote of 5-2, with Bikson and Peterson voting against it. The fee change will go into effect on January 1, 2018,

The change in the ordinance's fee structure will increase the reimbursements to the city for services it provides for events that aren't specifically sponsored by the city. Under the future rate structure, all non-profit organizations will be required to reimburse the city for 75 percent of all costs the city incurs that are above $100. Currently, the city requires non-profits to reimburse 10 percent of costs the city incurs above $1,000. Those costs include support from police, fire, public works and other expenses.

Council is expected to take up the matter of the amendment's second reading at its next council meeting on Monday, March 27.

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