lincoln park http://michiganradio.org en Lincoln Park's emergency manager says common sense changes will help the city http://michiganradio.org/post/lincoln-parks-emergency-manager-says-common-sense-changes-will-help-city <p><em><strong>Q: </strong></em>What to Detroit, Allen Park, Flint, and&nbsp;Hamtramck all have in common?</p><p><em><strong>A: </strong></em>The cities are all under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager.&nbsp;</p><p>Last month, the city of Lincoln Park joined that list. But we didn't see the protests and outcry that we saw over the appointment of an emergency manager in Detroit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:19:08 +0000 Mark Brush 18827 at http://michiganradio.org Lincoln Park's emergency manager says common sense changes will help the city After rejecting consent agreement, Lincoln Park gets an emergency manager http://michiganradio.org/post/after-rejecting-consent-agreement-lincoln-park-gets-emergency-manager <p>Governor Snyder has named Brad Coulter as emergency manager for the city of Lincoln Park.</p><p>Coulter will take a leave of absence from his job as a consultant with O’Keefe &amp; Associates, a firm specializing in turnaround restructuring and corporate finance services, to try and balance the downriver Detroit suburb’s books.</p><p>Lincoln Park’s mayor and city council asked the Michigan Department of Treasury to review its finances last year.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:46:43 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 18266 at http://michiganradio.org After rejecting consent agreement, Lincoln Park gets an emergency manager This is what it sounds like when a neighborhood church closes http://michiganradio.org/post/what-it-sounds-when-neighborhood-church-closes <p>St. Henry’s in Lincoln Park held its first Mass on June 3, 1923 and its last Mass on March 2, 2014.</p><p>At the end of the church’s final Mass, parish members took the most important objects and walked them out the door.</p><p>The holy oils were carried by five members of the Olive family. Jackie and Bill Balmes carried out the marriage registry (they’ve been married for 65 years). Four men, including Jim Bomia and his two grandsons, lifted the crucifix off the wall (it weighed several hundred pounds), and walked it down the aisle and out the door.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 17119 at http://michiganradio.org This is what it sounds like when a neighborhood church closes "Financial emergency" declared in yet another Michigan city http://michiganradio.org/post/financial-emergency-declared-yet-another-michigan-city <p>A state review team has officially concluded that a “financial emergency” exists in the city of Lincoln Park.</p><p>The small suburb in the downriver area just south of Detroit is running a slight deficit right now, despite having a $4.5 million general fund balance in 2010.</p><p>According to the review team’s findings, city officials estimate that deficit will grow by at least $1 million by the middle of this year—more if the city can’t get concessions from its police unions.</p><p>Governor Snyder has 10 days to confirm the review team’s findings.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:00:32 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17117 at http://michiganradio.org Review team to look over Lincoln Park's finances http://michiganradio.org/post/review-team-look-over-lincoln-parks-finances <p>LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a review team to look at the finances of Lincoln Park.</p><p>The review is part of the process under state law that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager. The review team was announced Monday.</p><p>A loan board determined last month that "probable financial stress" exists in Lincoln Park, southwest of Detroit.</p><p>Lincoln Park borrowed $2.5 million from its water and sewer fund for a pension payment in fiscal year 2013, and 46 percent of its general fund revenues in fiscal 2012 went to debt payments and retirement obligations.</p><p>The review team has 60 days to report back to Snyder. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press 16392 at http://michiganradio.org Review team to look over Lincoln Park's finances Detroit's bankruptcy case being watched by other financially troubled Michigan cities and schools http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-bankruptcy-case-being-watched-other-financially-troubled-michigan-cities-and-schools <p><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,4679,7-121-1751_51556_64472-201116--,00.html">Cities across Michigan </a>are closely watching what happens to Detroit in bankruptcy court this week.</p><p>More than a dozen Michigan cities and school districts are currently under some form of state oversight.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15506 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's bankruptcy case being watched by other financially troubled Michigan cities and schools