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Monday, July 27, 2015


Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Open House

Save the Date
Sunday, August 23, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Open House
Free Activities for the Entire Family!
Food, Refreshments and Demonstrations
"Taste of Bloomfield Hills"
Ice Cream
Cotton Candy
Dunk Tank
Cup Cake Decorating
Fingerprints / Photos for Children
Face Painting
Photo Booth
Stan "The Magical" Fireman
Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations
Taser Demonstration
Fire Truck and Police Car Displays
Station Tours
And Much More!

City Police Beat

12 July 2015:  At approximately 5pm, BHDPS Officers stopped a driver for a traffic offense in the area of Lone Pine and Cranbrook.  She was suspended with prior convictions and had several misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations.  She was arrested and later released pending charges from the Oakland County Prosecutors Office.

16 July 2015:  2am Officers stopped a suspicious individual walking in the area Woodward Ave and Hickory Grove.  A check showed warrants out of Oakland County for Child Support.  He was released per Oakland County and given information to answer to the Warrant.

16 July 2015:  3:45 am Officers stopped two individuals,  16 year old male and 18 year old  male, walking in the area of Woodward and Long Lake.  Officers queried them for warrants and they returned as involuntary missing individuals from a group home in a nearby City.  Both individuals were detained and turned over to responsible authorities later that morning.

9 candidates vie for five seats in upcoming November 3rd City Election.

The number nine is a number we have seen before. In December of 2012  nine applicants applied to fill a city Commission seat vacated by  then City Commissioner  Michael McCready when he was elected to  to the State legislature.
That selection  was a rather haphazard affair .  Of the nine who applied  many  were were either not invited to the deciding commission meeting  or chose  not attend. The Commission then nominated two candidates before selecting current commissioner Stuart Sherr.  

In the three years since  The City has yet formulate  clear cut methods of identifying talent  for future leadership or vacancy filling.

Hopefully the nine candidates  and the upcoming election will take steps in that direction.

There seems to be a new dynamic in the air. Both here and in Birmingham where a record number of incumbents have  retired and  equally gargantuan number of new candidates have have emerged. 
Below are the names, addresses, and phone 
numbers of the City of Bloomfield Hills contingent. They are also located on the Oakland County web page. Feel free to call or contact any or all. You won't be an intrusion.  Traditionally  fall campaigns begin after Labor day but with nine to contact and five to vote for on election day you need not wait.
After  Labor Day  the candidates will be intruding on you and if past is prologue after the election only  the e mail addresses of the elected will remain on the City web site.

Note:  Number of signatures acquired by the various candidates should not be regarded as an indication  of the candidates popularity. 20 signatures were required but  the dynamic of which we spoke earlier  prompted 303 City residents to provide their signature. Those residents who stopped walking the dog, washing the car, jogging, mowing the lawn, gardening, or whatever to sign petitions are to be congratulated. Without their signatures the upcoming election would not be possible. 

The word "non" before the candidates name   means they are non partisan. In the City of Bloomfield hills all are.

 Fee is not applicable in our City but applies to other cities where candidates pay a fee to run for office rather \than obtaining petition signatures.

Filing date is the date the candidate turned in petitions to City Hall.

None of the nine candidates chose to withdraw and all will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order which will vary by precinct.