Birmingham City Commissioners directed staff to come up with a framework on how to reassess the public property on N. Old Woodward adjacent to the N. Old Woodward parking structure, at their meeting on Monday, July 13, to potentially lead to a new request for proposal (RFP) process.
The parcel of land, approximately four acres in the city’s central business district, consists of the current N. Old Woodward parking garage, an adjacent parking lot and adjacent parcels.
Bloomfield Township Trustee Michael Schostak and the Segal Group’s Elliot Susseles and Cristy Reetz presented the results from the 2020 Compensation, Classification, and Staffing Study to the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees at their meeting on Monday, July 13.
“It’s been an interesting experience to say the least,” Schostak said at the beginning of the presentation.
The study, the first of its kind in more than a decade for the township, addressed questions about e
While there won't be the traditional Day on the Time sidewalk sale in downtown Birmingham this year, bargain hunters have something new to look forward to – Back to Birmingham promotion which will be held throughout the city from Wednesday, July 22, through Tuesday, July 28.
The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) is sponsoring this new special event, where shoppers will find discounted high-end merchandise on the sidewalks and in downtown Birmingham stores – no streets will
A resolution to look at putting a ballot proposal on the November general election for a parks and recreation bond for about $11 million to improve many of the city's parks and recreation facilities on next Monday, July 20, agenda was approved by the Birmingham City Commission on Monday, July 13.
While the motion was only to set the date, which was approved by commissioners 6-0, with commissioner Rackeline Hoff absent, commissioners discussed the ability of the city to bond
Bloomfield Township trustees approved amendment changes to the township retired employee health care benefits trust, investment policy defined contribution plans and defined benefit pension plan investment policy at its meeting on Monday, July 13.
Township Treasurer Brian Kepes explained all of the proposed changes were presented to the township's financial sustainability committee as well as the board at a study session in January.
Brian Green of AndCo, which invests the
After a three-month trial earlier this year, Birmingham City Commissioners on Monday, July 13, unanimously approved moving its public comment portion of the meeting to earlier in the meeting, from the end of the its meeting.
City manager Joe Valentine explained the item was before the city commission in January of this year, and that staff had prepared a memo at the time explaining different placements of public comment by different communities in Oakland County.
A Black female Groves student whose story was profiled by ProPublica after she was incarcerated for not doing her schoolwork during the coronavirus lockdown has raised questions regarding the appropriate use of juvenile detention, prosecutorial and judicial discretion and systemic racism in the judicial system, and led to the Birmingham Public Schools district to call for a review of the case.
Now, the Michigan Supreme Court said they are reviewing the circumstances which l
Changes to Charles L. Bowers Farm, part of Bloomfield Hills Schools, were presented to the Bloomfield Township trustees by its director, Alan Jaros, at their meeting on Monday, July 13.
Starting on Saturday, July 25, Bowers Farm will have open barn days every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through August. Jaros said this is a pilot program and the days and hours may change depending on public interest.
“In this Covid time period, the farm’s been quiet. In what I’ve seen
Birmingham police responded to reports of a man carrying a knife around Woodward and Webster on Friday, July 3,
Once at the scene they approached the 38-year-old man from Beverly Hills, who admitted he had a knife under his shirt. Birmingham police took the knife and found out he was heavily intoxicated. The man was sent to Beaumont Hospital for detox.
Birmingham police submitted the case to the Oakland County Prosecutor's office for warrant consideration.
A Birmingham resident reported to police that a lavender bush, landscaping lights, and 80 brick pavers were stolen from the home she’s building in the 800 block of Puritan on Friday, July 10.
Birmingham police currently have no suspects or witnesses but are investigating.