City department heads came before the Birmingham City Commission on Saturday, January 25, to present updates and what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year at the commission's long-range planning session.
Every department, from finance, planning, public services, engineering, police, fire, building, Birmingham Shopping District, Baldwin Library, Birmingham Museum and the city manager's office, made presentations to commissioners at the all-day session. While co
A completely revised preliminary site plan for 35001 Woodward at Maple, currently consisting of empty parking lots and Hunter House, was reviewed by Birmingham's Planning Board on Wednesday, January 22, for a five-story mixed use building, and sent back for revisions, noting parking and access problems as well as disputes between the property owner and the owners of Hunter House.
Previously in 2019, the property owner, Hesham Gayar of Grand Blanc, had proposed a five-story
An ordinance presented to the Birmingham City Commission on Monday, January 27, to update where electronic scooters, skateboards and other mobility devices can operate was sent back for legal clarification, boundaries and to have devices explained.
Birmingham Police Commander Scott Grewe introduced the new ordinance, which he said would include skateboards, scooters and other electric personal assistive mobility devices that correlate with their non-electric counter parts.
At their meeting on Monday, January 27, Bloomfield Township trustees unanimously approved a new water bill assistance program developed during the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority, called WRAP.
The Water Residential Assistance Program ("WRAP") is a universal service delivery model to help residential customers of the Great Lakes Water Authority access bill assistance, water conservation measures, and navigate resources and supports on a pathway toward self-suffi
Bloomfield Township Finance Director Jason Theis presented township trustees with budget amendments for fiscal year 2019-2020 which indicated that rather than having an almost $2.8 million public safety deficit, cuts to the budget indicate that not only will there be no deficit, there will actually be a budget surplus, but trustees tabled the amendments in order to get more information. The fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 each year. Theis said the March 31, 2020 bud
A man trying to flee the scene from police accelerated his vehicle and hit a Bloomfield Township police vehicle head on, injuring an officer, on Friday, January 24.
At approximately 9:20 p.m., Bloomfield Township police responded to the 500 block of Friendly Drive on a report of a suspicious vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle, the 58-year-old driver, a resident of Pontiac, sped up his vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene, and struck one of the patrol vehicles he
On Saturday, January 25, Birmingham officers arrived around 11 p.m. to a home in the 1800 block of Pembroke after receiving reports of underage high school students leaving the home with alcohol.
Upon arrival, officers could hear loud music and screaming coming from inside the house, where couch cushions had been placed in front of the windows to block a clear view. Officers knocked on the door and once someone opened it, alcohol could be smelled from inside the home.
A Bloomfield Township resident thought he was receiving a $2,500 refund from Uber, when in reality, he had been scammed out of $2,500 on Monday, January 20.
The resident, who lives in the 6000 block of Burnham Court, made an identity theft/fraud complaint with Bloomfield Township police. He told officers he had received a call from what he thought was a representative from Uber, who told him his name was “Christopher Brown.” The person stated they wanted to reward the victi
Officers are investigating a report of a counterfeit bill from Jimmy John's at 33524 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham.
On Thursday, January 23, employees at the sandwich shop reported that they had received a fraudulent $100 bill.
The suspect was described as a middle-aged black woman, approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a skinny build. She was wearing a white jacket, purple hat, and white boots.
Birmingham police are investigating.
A Birmingham resident discovered his briefcase stolen from his car on Saturday, January 25.
A resident in the 1100 block of Holland in Birmingham reported the incident to Birmingham police. He said the vehicle was parked outside and unlocked when the item was stolen during the night.
Birmingham police said are no suspects or witnesses at this time.