It was all smiles at the Bloomfield Township Treasurer's Office on Thursday, August 15, as the municipality refinanced its 2013 pension obligation bonds to provide the township with a savings of about $5.1 million.
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees in June authorized refinancing nearly $50 million in bonds issued in 2013 that were issued to cover pension obligations. At that time, Bloomfield Township treasurer Brian Kepes estimated the township would realize about $
Bloomfield Township election results on Tuesday, August 6, may have had mixed impact on the township's credit rating, as recently noted by Moody's Investor Services and Standard and Poor's Rating Services.
Moody's in December 2018 gave the township a AAA negative rating based on $164 million in unfunded liabilities in Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) being carried by the township. The AAA rating is near the top of the rating system, but it carried a negative outlook, b
Bad blood was aired Monday, August 12, between some members of the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees as two members and dozens of residents called for the creation of a township superintendent position to supersede the current administration.
The measure, presented in a resolution by trustee David Buckley, calls for the creation of a township superintendent position that would effectively reduce the role of the elected township supervisor to that of a ceremonial positio
The second time might be the charm for Lincoln Yard, a restaurant proposed for the former Birmingham Schools bus garage in the Rail District, which received positive feedback on a special land use permit review and site plan review at a meeting Wednesday, August 14, of the Birmingham Planning Board.
The Birmingham City Commission had approved a bistro license concept for Lincoln Yard in October 2016 for a 2017 bistro license, but restaurateur Curt Catallo pulled out of the
The Bloomfield Hills City Commission on Tuesday, August 13, approved the renewal of a contract between the city of Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library for library services.
The contract, which next goes before the library board for approval, will then be placed on the August 2020 election ballot for a millage vote from Bloomfield Hills residents.
About 1,300 Bloomfield Hills residents use library services at Baldwin Library, which includes book circul
An attempted burglary in Birmingham was thwarted on Thursday, August 8, when a man fled from a home in the 1700 block of Henrietta Street after allegedly trying to open a patio door, Birmingham police said.
Officers responded about 9 p.m. to the report of an attempted burglary and spoke with witnesses who said the man was last seen running away and jumping over fences after the failed attempt to open the door.
The man, identified only as a 53-year-old male from Ferndale,
Police are investigating unrelated graffiti incidents in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township that occurred Thursday August 8 through August 10.
Officers in Birmingham responded about 5 p.m. on Thursday to the report of graffiti at a construction site at 369 North Old Woodward. Police said unknown individuals painted pictures and words on the roof and exterior wall of the building. There were no suspects or witnesses.
Police in Bloomfield Township responded about 1:45 p.m.
A Pontiac resident caught stealing hundreds of dollars of merchandise on Monday, August 5, from three stores along Telegraph was arrested by Bloomfield Township police in connection with retail fraud.
Police responded about 7 p.m. to a retail fraud complaint at DICK's Sporting Goods, 2105 Telegraph. The store manager told officers a man left the store with a bag of stolen merchandise. An employee who followed the man out of the store said he saw him enter the TJ Maxx, 2139