The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved compensation for the incoming supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustees, effective at noon Friday, November 20, at a special meeting of the board on Monday, November 16. None of the outgoing members of the administration will receive the increase in salary. “Dani Walsh, Martin Brook and I had a discussion, and we all agreed not to take a vehicle or a vehicle allowance,” said treasurer Brian Kepes, who was re-elec
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees presented proclamations honoring supervisor Leo Savoie, clerk Jan Roncelli and trustee David Buckley at their meeting on Monday, November 16, for their lengthy service to the community.
All three retired from their township positions after over 20 years of service on Thursday, November 19.
Trustee Michael Schostak said, “This is a bittersweet moment. It is not often that a small community loses over 60 years of institutional wisdom.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library has announced there is a vacancy on its six-member library board of trustees.
According to library director Carol Mueller, a library trustee recognizes the importance of the community and oversees the funding of all aspects of library services, including traditional media and computer technologies. Trustees attend monthly meetings held on Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. Each trustee also serves on committees and is invited to be an act
Bloomfield Township Finance Director Jason Theis provided an overview of where the township is currently at with its fiscal year 2020-2021 budget in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provided a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 at a special board of trustees meeting on Monday, November 16.
Theis said while the township has been impacted by the pandemic, it is proving to be less than initially expected. Taxable value is about $4 billion, which is a 3.6 percent in
The city of Birmingham has reopened its COVID-19 hotline for non-emergency questions about current conditions related to coronavirus and the pandemic, and residents are encouraged to call the hotline at 248.530.1805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days.
The community may use the hotline for information about city and county COVID-19 resources. To assist the elderly, quarantined and immunocompromised individuals, the ccity said it encourages individuals to use the hotline f
Downtown Birmingham is inviting visitors to shop and browse on Saturday, November 28 – also known as Small Business Saturday – to support the local small shops and businesses and officially kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Birmingham.
Birmingham is home to over 300 retailers, restaurants, salons and spas – venues sure to delight and entice you and your family.
Birmingham merchants are going above and beyond this year to provide a safe and personalized shoppi
Following lengthy discussions with the city's labor counsel, former Birmingham City Manager Tom Markus joined city commissioners on their Zoom call during their meeting on Monday, November 9, and verbally hashed out final sticking points for a labor contract that upon completion will bring Markus back as city manager, effective January 1, 2021.
Attorney Gouri Sashital of Keller Toma reported to commissioners that she had spoken to Markus following their direction with their
Birmingham City Commissioners on Monday, November 9, formally accepted city manager Joe Valentine's resignation, which he submitted on October 2, unanimously appointed police chief Mark Clemence as interim city manager designee, and appointed mayor pro tem Therese Longe and commissioner Rackeline Hoff to determine how the commission should recognize Valentine for his years of service at their meeting on Monday, November 9.
Commissioners had previously discussed Valentine's
In a year of unprecedented firsts, include that the city of Birmingham has re-elected its mayor, commissioner Pierre Boutros, and mayor pro tem, commissioner Therese Longe, for another year.
While Longe's vote was unanimous, Boutros was the deciding vote in a 4-3 squabble between commissioners at their meeting on Monday, November 9.
The annual election of mayor and mayor pro tem is a rotating selection of who will be first among equals to lead the city commission meeting,
A new Birmingham restaurant, The French Lady, serving authentic French cuisine, received unanimous final site plan, design review and special land use permit approvals from the Birmingham City Commission on Monday, November 9.
The French Lady, located at 768 N. Old Woodward, owned by Claude Pellerin, is in a location which previously housed LY Sushi, Cucina Medora and the Old Woodward Deli. City planner Nicholas Dupuis explained to commissioners that the restaurant is curre