Three firefighters were recently promoted within the City of Eastpointe Fire Department. Congratulations to Sergeant Nick Sage, Lieutenant Kirk Lee and Battalion Chief Scott Walsh!
Eastpointe's own Chris Causley, member and President of the Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society Museum, has been appointed to the State of Michigan's World War I Centennial Commission. Congratulations!
The Commission's website states: "Christopher Causley of Eastpointe is employed by the Federal Government and is a founding member and president of the Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe, Michigan. He holds an associate’s degree in automotive technology from Macomb Community College and a bachelor’s degree in military history from the American Military University."
The US Department of Justice contacted the Eastpointe City Council today, alleging that our voting practices violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They allege that our existing system for electing the mebers of the Eastpointe City Council violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U.S.C. § 10301. Read more about this issue on Eastpointe's website.
On November 8, 2016, Eastpointe voters renewed the Eastpointe Memorial Library millage of 1 mill, and approved the Charter change allowing the City to contact residents via regular first-class mail instead of registered mail - savings tens of thousands of dollars.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER XVI, SECTION 11, OF THE CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF EASTPOINTE
Currently, Section 11 of Chapter XVI gives the City Council the option of providing notices regarding the filing and review of special assessment rolls by either newspaper publication or registered mail. It is proposed such notices regarding special assessments be permitted to be sent by regular first-class mail rather than registered mail. Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?