It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. On Monday, about 120 candidates gathered at Montcalm Community College (MCC) to learn more about what it takes to be a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) officer.
This village has what could be called a “troubled” history with electricity. Though outages are far from an everyday occurrence, it’s not uncommon to find a portable generator tucked away in the pole barns and garages of many residents here.
“There’s never anywhere to park!” This is a lament heard frequently in downtown Lakeview, particularly during village-wide events like Summerfest, Winterfest and holiday gatherings at McKenna’s Tavern (just try finding a spot on Lincoln Avenue after 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day).
This village has what could be called a “troubled” history with electricity. Though outages are far from an everyday occurrence, it’s not uncommon to find a portable generator tucked away in the pole barns and garages of many residents here. Most storm-related outages last only hours, or even minutes. But there have been cases in recent history which have gone on for days.
In recent months, many communities have banded together in an effort to change Montcalm County’s economic fortunes. On Monday, Lakeview became one of these when the Lakeview Village Council approved a three-year commitment to the Montcalm Economic Alliance.
One way or another, the sidewalks of Lakeview will be clear of snow following the next winter blast. The preferred method, according to Village Manager Jake Eckholm, would be if residents just picked up the shovel and did the job themselves.
The Village Council is considering a new snow ordinance that would “put some bite” in the municipality’s ability to fine residents and business owners who do not keep their sidewalks shoveled. Championed by recently-hired Village Manager, Jake Eckholm, the ordinance would provide for ticketing of non-compliant residents, who would then have 48 hours to remove [...]
This city took another step toward improving its economic condition last week when members of the Stanton City Commission voted to extend their affiliation with the Montcalm Economic Alliance.
Already contracted with the organization for one year, commissioners opted to continue the contract for three years at a cost of $2,500 per year.
Does anyone really know what time it is? Come next October or shortly thereafter, in this city, they will. That’s assuming a current effort to raise funding for the installation of a new downtown clock is successful. And according to Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm, there’s no reason to believe it won’t be.
A proposed master plan and snow removal were the chief topics of Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Stanton City Commission.
Commissioners debated the merits, and related expense, of updating the city’s master plan. According to City Manager Jake Eckholm, a new master plan is long overdue and the cost estimate provided by Rowe Engineering is in line with similar firms.