Kristen Petrie http://tspr.org en Macomb Reviewing Election Options http://tspr.org/post/macomb-reviewing-election-options <p>In response to the confusion caused by the 50% Plus One case, Macomb aldermen are considering whether to get rid of the February election.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:37:18 +0000 Chris Lovingood 34708 at http://tspr.org Macomb Reviewing Election Options Will the Candidates Show Up for Ruling? http://tspr.org/post/will-candidates-show-ruling <p>It’s possible neither of the people most affected by the outcome of the “50% Plus One” case in Macomb will be in court to hear the judge’s ruling.</p><p></p><p>Judge Rodney Clark announced he will rule Friday, April 26, on whether Western Illinois University student Steve Wailand defeated Kay Hill in the February election for second ward alderman in Macomb.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:58:03 +0000 Rich Egger 31851 at http://tspr.org Will the Candidates Show Up for Ruling? Pay Raise for Macomb City Attorney http://tspr.org/post/pay-raise-macomb-city-attorney <p>Macomb aldermen agreed to increase city attorney Kristen Petrie’s salary from $72,597.50 to $80,000. The raise will go into effect for the city’s next fiscal year, which begins May 1.</p><p></p><p>Approval was granted on a vote of 5-to-2. Alderman At Large Don Wynn and Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett were opposed. Fourth Ward Alderman Thomas Koch and Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter were absent from the meeting.</p><p>Wynn feels the timing is not right.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:56:12 +0000 Rich Egger 31584 at http://tspr.org Pay Raise for Macomb City Attorney Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten http://tspr.org/post/macomb-ready-round-two-fix-or-flatten <p>A city memo said the Macomb Community Development Office and the City Attorney Office have provided aldermen with another list of private properties to consider for the “Fix or Flatten” program.</p><p>Under the program, the city acquires and demolishes dilapidated buildings unless the owners act to bring them up to code.</p><p>City Attorney Kristen Petrie told aldermen the initial “Fix or Flatten” program this year spurred some property owners into fixing or tearing down structures before the city stepped in.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:17:34 +0000 Rich Egger 24422 at http://tspr.org Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten Plans to Control Macomb Parties One Step Away from Approval http://tspr.org/post/plans-control-macomb-parties-one-step-away-approval <p>By this time next week, Macomb could have some new rules in place to control large and loud parties.<br /><br />Aldermen reviewed the four ordinances during their February 27 Committee of the Whole meeting.<br /><br />The one that generated the most discussion concerns nuisance parties. Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett asked about the section dealing with loud and raucous noise from parties. He wondered who made the determination.<br /><br />&ldquo;Is that at the officer&#39;s discretion?&rdquo; Dorsett asked.<br /> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:00:39 +0000 Rich Egger 10921 at http://tspr.org Plans to Control Macomb Parties One Step Away from Approval