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Greenville City Councilwoman Frances Schuleit asks a question in relation to the proposed 2016-2017 budget Tuesday evening, as Mayor John Hoppough listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council reviews proposed fiscal year budget

In the midst of a long road of economic recovery, the path appears to be leveling out for the foreseeable future, revealing a stable city budget in Greenville. But with that stability comes tough choices, and entering 2017, that will likely include various rate increases, raises for city employees and the return of an assistant city manager.

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Greenville DDA looking to hire grant administrator for 6 facade projects

With nearly all documentation submitted, the final steps are now being taken toward improving the face of this city’s historic downtown district. Greenville City Manager George Bosanic informed the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Tuesday that all six property owners applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) have submitted all necessary documentation.

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IN BRIEF: Crystal Township Board approves fitness class

The Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening for approval to offer a fitness class at the Crystal Community Center.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board President Ben Adkins, right, speaks to fellow board members, Treasurer Randy Stearns, center, and Secretary Kelly Decker, left, on the topic of researching the idea of a balanced calendar for the school district during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C continues balanced calendar discussion

With the premise of a balanced calendar still in its infancy at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, all ideas are being taken into consideration.

During Monday evening’s school board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Murphy provided an update on researching a balanced calendar for the district, which currently operates under a traditional calendar.

A cement pad and stairs are the only lake access to Crystal Township Park from Crystal Lake, but members of the Downtown Development Authority are optimistic that someday a grant could help pave the way for a boardwalk-style marina, connecting boaters to the downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Enthusiasm returns to Crystal Township DDA

Committees can dissipate almost as quickly as they are formed, board members will come and go, and enthusiasm can reach ultimate highs as well as bottom out to nonexistence. Tim Bohen has spent more than 20 years as a member of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Association (DDA), and he has witnessed both ends of the spectrum, from failures to successes.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville DDA to select facade grant administrator

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority is one step closure to receiving facade grant funding for the downtown district.

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IN BRIEF: CC-C renews food contract with Chartwells

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education approved a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services during Monday evening’s board of education meeting.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, right, speak on the subject of the 2016-2017 Items for Accomplishment list during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting.

Greenville City Council sets goals

Looking to next year, the Greenville City Council outlined a list of items they would like to place more focus on. During Tuesday’s meeting, council members unanimously approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for fiscal year 2016-2017.

A cyclist rides along the “boardwalk” section of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trial in Greenville on Tuesday evening, where powder coating has peeled away from the galvanized pipe railing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville trail boardwalk to receive new railings

Once celebrated as one of the most innovative sections of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, time has finally caught up with the “boardwalk.”

At a quarter-mile in length, the stretch of trail that begins at Tower Park, wraps around Greenville Tool & Die, and concludes at M-91, is in need of cosmetic upgrades.

Workers with the Greenville Department of Public Services spent all Wednesday working to correct a sewer line leak on M-91, resulting in inorganic chemicals from nearby Culligan Water Systems leaking into the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: M-91 reopens after sewer line leak into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91) Wednesday and Thursday.

Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department began work at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a sewer line that was leaking potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.