The passing of a law regarding medical marijuana in the state of Michigan last year has municipalities facing some decision making. Belding is no exception and thus opened the floor for a public hearing during a regular meeting of the Belding City Council on Tuesday evening.
Principal Michael Ostrander is looking ahead, and the future is looking bright for Belding High School.
During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, Ostrander reported on happenings at the high school.
The Belding City Council heard comments from members of the public on three different topics during a regular meeting Tuesday evening.
There are three mascots left in the running for Belding Area Schools, but there can only be one winner.
The construction agreement for a controversial Township Hall addition has been canceled. The Otisco Township Board discussed the issue for nearly an hour during a regular meeting Tuesday evening. The discussion came to a 3-2 vote in favor of canceling the construction agreement with Scheid Construction Inc. with trustees Ben Oatley and Dan Zeigler voting against the motion.
It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression and the Belding Adult Education program is giving community members a chance to make a positive first impression on area employers.
All across the state of Michigan, robotics clubs are growing in popularity. It has taken off so much so in recent years, according to Tom Daller, a Belding High School teacher, the competitions are starting to require an extra stage for competition. Instead of preliminary tournaments to decide which teams will go to state competitions, preliminary tournaments will be the deciding matches for regional competitions.
Last season was considered the 99th meeting between the Belding Redskins and the Greenville Yellow Jackets, one of the oldest high school football rivalries in Michigan.
The two teams may never face each other again.
Bruce Brown will stay on as the Belding city manager until 2019. During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council went into closed session for a periodical evaluation of the city manager. After the council went back into open session, Mayor Ron Gunderson announced a two-year extension had been extended and accepted by Brown.
Three people were sworn in on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Monday evening; although only one of the faces was new to the board.
Terry Boni and Debra Bach were sworn in to start their new terms on the board. A new addition to the board, Kate Feuerstein, was also sworn in to start her term.