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Commissioners put Next building report on hold

Future plans for the future Birmingham senior and community center was the hot topic of the Monday, May 20, city commission meeting during which commissioners reviewed the community survey and feasibility study created by the Norr firm. >>>

Owner’s representative chosen for new Next project

After a contentious interview process, the Birmingham city commission has selected Kramer Management Group as the owner’s representative for the development of the city's community and senior center during the Monday, May 20, commission meeting. >>>

2024-2025 fiscal year millage rate increases for city

The budget resolution for the 2024-2025 fiscal year for Birmingham was adopted by the city commission during the Monday, May 22, meeting, establishing millage rates that will be levied for the next fiscal year. >>>

Birmingham security camera system to get overhaul

Birmingham’s security camera system is set to get a major overhaul after city commissioners approved a contract with D/A Central to replace the security camera system around city hall and downtown Birmingham and add security cameras to the city’s parking system during their Monday, May 22 meeting.>>>

New standards approved for stormwater runoff

An amendment to Birmingham’s stormwater runoff and separate storm sewer systems ordinance was approved by the city commission on Monday, May 22. adopting new standards set by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner (OCWRC) and reducing the allowable discharge rate for stormwater runoff. >>>

Baldwin launches summer reading challenge

Baldwin Public Library is inviting readers of all ages to participate in its annual summer reading challenge, running from Friday, June 7 through Friday, August 2. >>>

public safety

Items stolen from township vehicle

A cell phone charger and Makita laser measuring tool were both stolen from a vehicle in the 3000 block of Burning Tree Road in Bloomfield Township. >>>

longform features

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Oakland County landfill concerns

Michigan for decades has been the garbage receptacle of the Midwest. That has left Michigan with about a quarter century of space left in its landfills which are regarded by environmental officials as “super emitters” of methane, a seldom mentioned greenhouse gas that is being approached by a new set of state laws that look to harness the gas for energy instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.>>>

oakland confidential

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT MOVE

According to an extremely reliable source, first-term Congressman John James (R-Shelby Township), who is running unopposed in the August primary for the 10th Congressional District – and then will face the winner of the six running in the Democratic primary, including Carl Marlinga, who James beat by only about 1,500 votes in 2022, is already strongly thinking about 2026, and running for the open governor’s seat. >>>

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