A number of candidates withdrew from 2020 election races last week by the 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, withdrawal deadline, after originally filing for contests by the Tuesday, April 21, 4 p.m. deadline.
Congressional and non-incumbent judicial candidates had received an extension until Friday, May 8, per a federal judge's ruling on Monday, April 20, which also halved the number of signatures required. The federal lawsuit argued that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home mandate
The Birmingham Farmers Market will open its 18th season on Sunday, May 3, as planned but with several changes in order to keep farmers, shoppers and staff safe, including a drive-through market and adjusted hours of 9 a.m. to noon.
“We’re so pleased to bring back the Birmingham Farmers Market during uncertain times,” said Ingrid Tighe, Birmingham Shopping District. Executive Director. “We have the following three goals in mind as we kick off this season: offer a needed serv
Birmingham City Commissioners unanimously approved moving a bistro application for EM, by the owners of Market North, to the city's planning board for full site plan and design review and special land use permit review, at their meeting on Monday, April 20.
The bistro application was submitted for the 2020 year. The initial submission deadline to apply for one of two available bistro liquor licenses for 2020 was October 1, 2019. However, there were no applicants for the thi
A preliminary site plan for 35001 Woodward, the parking lots and Hunter House locations at Woodward and Maple in Birmingham, received unanimous approval by the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, April 22, with numerous conditions, allowing the developer to move forward toward final site plan and design review, although the owner of Hunter House said there remains disagreements.
City planning director Jana Ecker explained the site had been before the planning board seve
Republican and Democratic candidates vying for numerous state, county and local offices, notably for Bloomfield Township, filed petitions for Michigan's August 3 primary and November general election by the 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, deadline.
Congressional candidates and non-incumbent judicial candidates received an extension until Friday, May 8, due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home mandate, which has prevented them from going door-to-door to acquire the necessary si
The city of Birmingham announced it has finalized necessary arrangements with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the Maple Road reconstruction project, and is now working to establish a start date with their project contractor, with the anticipated date of construction beginning in early May and lasting approximately four months.
The Maple Road reconstruction project is a joint project between the city of Birmingham and MDOT, which awarded the city a $700,
Residents in Bloomfield Township will have the same water rates in fiscal year 2020-2021, while sewer rates will increase 14 percent from fiscal year 2019-2020, effective April 1, 2020.
Bloomfield Township trustees approved the recommendation to maintain the current water variable usage rate of $5.86 per 1000 gallons, while agreeing to increase the sewer variable usage rate from $8.37 to $9.56 per 1,000 gallons, presented by Olivia Olsztyn-Budry, director of engineering and
Bloomfield Township trustees unanimously approved on Monday, April 13, a cost sharing agreement with the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) for a right of way easement procurement for safety paths to be built on the north side of Maple Road when RCOC reconstructs Maple between Franklin and Inkster roads in 2021.
Olivia Olsztyn-Budry, director of engineering and environmental services, explained RCOC will be performing a mill and overlay on Maple Road in 2021, with cur
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees on Monday, April 13, unanimously approved a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to maintain the state highways in the township at a higher level than would normally occur.
The two main state highways in Bloomfield Township are Woodward Avenue and Telegraph Road.
The contract term is for three years, with two one-year extensions.
Department of Public Works Director Tom Trice said the work includes such
With families staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association (BBAC) has launched its first at-home Art Challenge for all ages, encouraging individuals and families to make art within their own surroundings using everyday items they have at home.
The first challenge is inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy, a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who produces site-specific sculptors and what is called “land art” in natural and urb