Belding Area Schools is refinancing $35 million in bond loans, which will save the district millions. At the Nov. 16 Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted 7-0 on resolutions to refinance the 2010 Build America Bonds, in the principal amount of $21,890,000, as well as the School Bond Loan fund, in the amount of $13,260,000, through William Blair & Company LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., at better interest rates.
After 16 months of disagreements and disputes, positive morale is returning to Belding Area Schools as teachers continue teaching, but now with a new union contract in place.
The image that enters one’s mind when thinking of a homeless person can be quite misleading.
Perhaps it is a man sitting next to a shopping cart, huddled beneath a wore-torn blanket while grasping a bottle of spirits wrapped within a brown paper bag. Or maybe it’s a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, standing on the corner of a street wearing holding a crude cardboard sign asking for help of any kind.
A temporary switch in how building services are handled in Belding may now either relieve stress or create new headaches, depending on who is asked.
Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to enter into a one-year contract with Associated Governmental Services (AGS), but the decision did not come without criticism.
A Vietnam War memorial will one day stand tall in heart of downtown Belding … it just won’t be anytime soon. Just two weeks removed from receiving approval from the Belding City Council to go forth with the building of a memorial, Eureka Township resident Denny Craycraft approached the council again Tuesday, distraught and confused.
With a final signing by the pen of Gov. Rick Snyder, an official long-term road funding plan became law Nov. 10 after years of consternation and debate among lawmakers in Lansing. Eventually the plan will implement $1.2 billion per year to repair the state’s roads and bridges, as well as place a focus on sustaining the quality of those infrastructure items.
Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to enter into a one-year contract with Associated Governmental Services (AGS).
After more than 300 hours practicing through 55 rehearsals, five football games and three marching competitions, every ounce of effort put forth by members of the Belding Redskin Marching Band came down to one performance.
Gazing upward at the blinding stadium lights, taking in and reflecting upon the vast and powerful confines of Ford Field in Detroit, Belding High School senior Kyle Mansfield, 17, made sure he would never forget the next seven minutes and 30 seconds.
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, remains a firm believer that a 1 percent sales tax increase would have been the most effective way to secure funding to improve Michigan’s roads.
After 37 years of service on the Otisco Township Board, Supervisor Paul Reeves is ready for a vacation. But at the request of township residents and fellow board members, Reeves will have to wait another year before his time at the helm comes to an end.