Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Ambassador Committee updates current issues

by Brad Lindberg Staff Writer

September 26, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A deadline is near to submit photos for publication in the Ambassador Committee’s upcoming book about the good life in the Shores.

“The end of the month is the hopeful deadline,” said Grosse Pointe Shores Councilwoman Kay Felt, committee chairwoman.

Photos of residents, structures and events from the community’s past and present can be submitted to the city manager’s office on the second floor of City Hall.

Let signs be

Real estate signs won’t be mandated to a uniform color scheme.

There’d been talk at the Ambassador Committee of limiting “for sale” signs in the Shores to black and gold.

Members of the committee, formed to boost Shores housing stock, weren’t keen on the idea, although Bloomfield Hills requires black and gold signs.

“The committee has two Realtors on it,” Felt said. “They were divided in their option. One who sells in Bloomfield Hills said it’s not a problem. The other member was not in favor. The first was not in favor of making this change.”

An informal poll of area real estate agents found them “not delighted” with a color mandate, Felt added.

Let’s have fun

A committee recommendation to establish a municipal Fun Committee won city council approval Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Upon members being appointed to the volunteer committee, they’ll solicit ideas from residents on community activities and recreational events.