Birmingham city commissioners on Monday, May 20, unanimously approved the 2019-2020 annual budget of $86.2 million, representing a decrease of $2 million, or two percent, from fiscal year 2018-2019, which was $88.2 million.
The city's fiscal year begins July 1 and runs through June 30 each year.
Commissioners had reviewed the budget at a workshop on Saturday, May 11, during which department heads presented recommendations to address current and future community needs whil
A proliferation of assisted living, memory care facilities across Oakland County hasn't slowed the demand for such resources, as Bloomfield Township considers the construction of a 36,000-square foot, 60-bed memory care facility in the 2100 block of Opdyke Road.
Dubbed "In the Present," by Dr. Sase Persaud, the proposed site plan would cater exclusively to residents diagnosed with Alzheimers or early stages of dementia, and would include amenities such as an interior courty
A proposed Bloomfield Township ordinance to place special use requirements on tobacco stores, smoke shops and body art and tattoo studios was recommended for approval on Monday, May 20, by the township's planning commission.
The commission voted unanimously to send the proposed ordinance to the township's board of trustees for consideration.
If approved, the ordinance amendment would require those places of business to be at least 750 feet from schools, places of worship,
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will suspend road construction projects over the holiday weekend, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24.
Work will resume after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
"The Road commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as possible during this period because of the increased traffic we typically see on a holiday," said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. "That should help to ensure safe and convenient holiday tr