The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees approved the township's annual budget, for just under $33 million, for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, at a meeting on Monday, March 23, where the four trustees attended via teleconferencing, by a vote of 6-1, with trustee David Buckley dissenting.
The 2020-2021 budget represents a 3.7 percent increase from the 2019-2020 budget.
Assumptions in the budget, according to township finance director Jason Theis, who presented the budget to t
To fix sinkholes and a failing culvert on Pickering Road in Bloomfield Township, the board of trustees approved a cost participation agreement with the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) to have the township relocate a sanitary sewer and water main, at a cost of $138,845, at their meeting on Monday, March 23.
Olivia Olsztyn-Budry, engineering and environmental services director, explained that over the past five years several residents had reported the formation of si
In light of the coronavirus health crisis, the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education moved the bond proposal from the May 5 ballot to the ballot on August 4 at a meeting on Friday, March 20.
The district said it is still committed to the proposal and its ability to reshape the district for its long term future.
The decision to postpone the bond proposal came as all public and private schools are currently closed until at least April 13, by executive order of Gov. G
Bloomfield Township police recovered a stolen vehicle out of Detroit with three people sleeping inside of it around 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21, in a Bloomfield Township parking lot.
Officers responded to the parking lot located at 50 W. Big Beaver Road on a suspicious vehicle complaint. When they arrived, they observed three people inside the suspicious vehicle asleep, and the vehicle had two flat tires.
Upon further investigation, officers found the vehicle was listed sto
A woman shopping at Whole Foods in Birmingham on Friday, March 20, had her wallet stolen from her shopping cart.
The woman reported to Birmingham police that her purse was in her cart while she was shopping at Whole Foods, 2100 E. Maple Road. She noticed her purse was open and her wallet was missing.
Birmingham police reported there are no suspects or witnesses.
The case is under investigation.
Imagine your future was determined by statistics inputted and spit out by a computer. That is just what is occurring to convicted criminal defendants and those scheduled to be released from prison, in algorithm data programs, called predictive analysis, being used by criminal justice professionals throughout the country.
Criminal justice algorithms – sometimes called risk assessment tools (RAT) – are used at every stage of the criminal justice process, ranging from pre-tria
My main concern this month – as well as the foremost topic on everyone's mind – is the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is rapidly attacking our state and country and the impact it is having in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area.
But before I talk about how it affecting the local communities, let me dispense with the political side of this issue.
We have seen great leadership from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Oakland County Executive David Coulter during this time of crisis.
The panic button has been hit. On it reads “coronavirus,” and we're all feeling its ramifications, if not its symptoms. Local and state governments have declared states of emergency, freeing funds to be used for those in need. All schools have been closed, modt businesses have employees working remotely, sporting events, concerts, fundraisers and even religious services have been canceled or are streaming online. Shelves at grocery stores, Costco and Sam's Club are stripped
As the coronavirus pandemic grows locally and across the nation, local municipalities, including Birmingham and Bloomfield Township, are closing their physical doors and providing increased remote and online services.
While city offices are continuing to serve the public, access to Birmingham City Hall, Department of Public Services and fire stations are now restricted to scheduled meetings only. Anyone requiring assistance is encouraged to contact any department by phone o
A request for Bloomfield Township Police to receive reimbursement from Oakland County for a High-Intensity Drug Traffficking Area (HIDTA) grant was unanimously approved by the board of trustees at their meeting on Thursday, March 12.
The grant, for which Oakland County receives money from the state, would reimburse overtime for officers who work on Oakland County's Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET), which is under the direction and supervisor of the Oakland County Sheriff's O