An overflow crowd filled the Hackett Building in Bloomfield Village on Tuesday, May 14, to object to a purchase agreement of the Detroit Country Day School property at 3600 Bradway Boulevard by Troy-based Kensington Church, and in the end, the church withdrew its $2.9 million application to purchase the private school's 3.5-acre Bloomfield Village Campus.
Detroit Country Day School in October 2017 broke ground on a $30-million expansion project to combine the junior and low
A proposed special assessment district (SAD) tax in Bloomfield Township that would raise about $9 million a year for 15 years is the center for controversy at public meetings and on social media as both those for and against it are crying foul.
Introduced as part of a larger plan to shore up money for some $164 million in unfunded liabilities related to retiree healthcare costs and other post-employee benefits (OPEB), the proposed tax would reduce the township's general fun
Bloomfield Township Police Capt. Phil Langmeyer was sworn in on Monday, May 13, as the department's next chief of police, following the planned retirement of Chief Scott McCanham, who has lead the department since April of 2017.
“Due to unforeseen changes – and positive changes – in my life over the past several months, I tendered my resignation with supervisor Savoie three weeks ago,” McCanham said.
McCanham said his retirement comes after recently remarrying and decidin
A preliminary 2019-2020 recommended budget was presented by department heads to the Birmingham City Commission at an all-day workshop on Saturday, May 11, in order to address current and future community needs while balancing service demands and long-term capital requirements.
The total recommended budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 for all funds is $86.2 million, representing a decrease of $2 million, or two percent, from fiscal year 2018-2019, which was $88.2 million.
Bloomfield Hills will be increasing its funding for retiree pensions and health care obligations under a three-year budget plan adopted on Tuesday, May 14, by the city commission.
The budget plan, which includes about $10.9 million in general fund expenditures in 2020, $11.2 million in projected expenditures in 2021, and $11.7 million in 2020, was unanimously approved by commissioners with mayor Susan McCarthy and commissioner Michael Coakley absent.
The budget, which beg
Despite some delays and setbacks, projects that are part of the Bloomfield Hills' 2018-19 Road Improvement and Infrastructure Program are scheduled to be done this summer.
The program includes work on Falmouth Drive, Kennebec Court, Marblehead Drive, Merrimac Court, Rudgate Road and Sebago Lane. Additional streets are undergoing repairs as part of a carryover from last year's work, including the reworking of Bennington Drive, which has had several failures since being paved
Franklin Road from Lone Pine Road to Quarton Road will be closed to through traffic for most of Saturday, May 18, to replace two culverts under the road. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the day, said the Road Commission for Oakland County.
The culverts are located just north of Quarton Road and between Lakewood and Inwood roads. Residential access will be maintained during the work, but a detour for through traffic will be Quarton Road to Inkster Road to
Quarton Road from Lahser Road to Cranbrook Road on the Bloomfield Township/Bloomfield Hills border will close on Tuesday, May 28, through Monday, June 3, for road construction, the Road Commission for Oakland County said.
The work will include extending the westbound Quarton Road left turn lane to southbound Lahser Road.
The project will cause Quarton to be closed in both directions from just west of Merrimac Court to Lahser Road. Access to homes on Merrimac will be maint
The stars from Birmingham Baldwin Library's Learning in Retirement program will share their highlights at a special presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
The special presentation will give attendees a brief look into a typical session of Learning in Retirement, a dedicated group of active adults which meets on Wednesday mornings throughout the fall and winter at the library to teach and learn from one another. Throughout the Learning in Retirement semester, participants s