Birmingham residents living near Barnum Park will hopefully be appeased as new grass takes root and the area bordered by an unsightly fence is decreased, according to Lauren Wood, director of public services for the city of Birmingham.
Wood said the problems began with a regrading project last October 2017. “We were originally redoing all the grassland and open spaces last fall,” she said. “We've found other places” for the users of the soccer, football and baseball fields
Bloomfield Township Trustees were presented with options on how to potentially fund defined benefit and Other Postemployment Benefits (OPEB) liabilities at their meeting on Monday, August 27, following new state-required actions that mandate the township will have to come up with money in order to fund shortfalls in each.
“Bloomfield Township has always been a pay as you go community,” supervisor Leo Savoie explained in beginning the discussion. “The state had set a thresho
A request to include a review of parking requirements for residential units in the downtown area in a current parking review contract was unanimously approved by Birmingham city commissioners at their meeting on Monday, August 27.
Assistant city manager Tiffany Gunter explained to commissioners that the parking requirement review would be added to an existing contract with Nelson Nygaard for parking master plan services that the city contracted for in February 2018. The fir
The Birmingham City Commission unanimously approved a request for proposal (RFP) for a review of the downtown retail area, and directed staff to issue the RFP on Monday, August 27.
The commission had sent the RFP back to the planning board for revisions and details at their meeting on August 13, and while some commissioners put a magnifying glass to the RFP once again, they did find a consensus after fine-tuning the language in order to make it clear and focused.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that Telegraph Road I.n Bloomfield Township will be undergoing major repairs right after Labor Day, which is Monday, September 3.
MDOT announced they will begin the repair work on Wednesday, September 5, at 9 a.m., with targeted completion in late November.
They announced MDOT will invest $6 million in long-term repairs on US-24, also known as Telegraph Road, in Bloomfield Township in three segments. The first
The public is invited Sunday, September 9, to visit the Birmingham Museum to view master landscape concept plans for the museum grounds and to hear a presentation from historic landscape architect Brian Devlin.
The Birmingham Museum is located at 556 W. Maple Road in Birmingham. Devlin will discuss the master landscape concept plan with the Birmingham Museum Board and the public is invited to browse the grounds and view the plans from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. As part of the open h
Three men were arrested and arraigned for a home invasion in the area of Kirkway and Long Lake roads in Bloomfield Township in the afternoon of Sunday, August 19.
Bloomfield Township police reported they responded to a residence around 5:40 p.m., after the homeowners reported that sometime between the afternoon of the Saturday, August 18, and the morning of Sunday, August 19, someone broke into the home and stole their safe which contained cash, jewelry and personal items.
A Bloomfield Township resident had her Apple laptop, cash and gift cards stolen from her unlocked vehicle during the night on Friday, August 17, and video surveillance spotted a man taking items during the night.
Bloomfield Township officers responded to the 2000 block of Dell Rose Drive, where a woman stated her belongings had been stolen during the night from her car, which had been left unlocked. Home video surveillance showed a white male, in his early 20s, wearing a T-
A Birmingham resident reported that his bike, helmet and bike lock were stolen from the bike rack at his apartment complex on Sunday, August 26.
The man reported to Birmingham police that his blue Giant road bike, a bike helmet and bike lock were all stolen from the bike rack at the apartment complex at 2700 Maple Road.
There are no suspects or witnesses.
Birmingham police are investigating.
High school students in the Rochester Community School District will have expanded opportunities in technology, computer programming and craftsman skills with the help of a donation by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation.
The Foundation on Thursday, August 30, announced it would award more than $9,000 to the district to purchase a computer numerical control machine for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. The device is to be used by stu