At their annual joint workshop, Birmingham City Commissioners and members of the planning board met on Monday, June 17, to discuss and review current issues before them and to review prioritizing the planning board's action list for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Among the items reviewed at the workshop session, where no formal decisions were made, were whether the planning board should review solar panel regulations; enclosure requests for balconies, patios and t
Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills will receive more than $140,000 combined to help with local road maintenance and repairs through Oakland County's Local Road Improvement Plan. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, June 12, approved a resolution securing the funds, which includes $16,058 for Bloomfield Hills and $125,291 for Birmingham. The program provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs on roadways under their j
A few of Birmingham's top chefs will face off against each other on Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Birmingham Farmers Market to see who can earn the title 2019 Birmingham Farmers Market Master Chef Champion. The annual Chef Clash is a popular attraction at the farmers market. This year, Chef Devon Follbaum from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will take on a chef from Adachi, along with others. Each chef will need to complete their dishes using mystery ingr
A Birmingham resident on the morning of Tuesday, June 11, had their vehicle stolen from their driveway in the 2500 block of Manchester, police said. Birmingham police responded about 7 a.m. to the report of a stolen car in the area. The victim said their 2016 BMW 320i had been stolen from their residence. The vehicle was parked in the driveway. Additional information wasn't available.
A test drive of a new car at a Bloomfield Township Honda dealership turned into a stolen vehicle incident when the potential customer turned out to be a thief and didn't return with the vehicle. Bloomfield Township police said a salesperson at Page Honda, 1819 Telegraph, told officers that a black female came into the dealership and asked to test drive a gray, 2019 Honda Accord. After she failed to return the vehicle, the dealership called police to report the car stolen. The
Credit cards stolen from a locked vehicle on Friday, June 7, from the parking lot of a Bloomfield Township gym were used a short time later in Southfield, police said. Bloomfield Township police responded about 5 p.m. on June 7 to a theft complaint in the parking lot of Lifetime Fitness, 4106 Telegraph Road. The victim told police she left her purse under the seat of her 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee about 3:30 p.m. when she went inside to workout. When she returned about 5 p.m. a
Bloomfield Township police are advising residents to lock their vehicles overnight following a spate of break-ins over the weekend of Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16. Police responded about 6:55 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, to the complaint of a theft in the 2000 block of Hunters Way in the first of a series of thefts that morning. Police said several residents reported items taken from their vehicles sometime between 10 p.m. on Friday and 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police s