Bruce Brown is no stranger to managing cities.Now he is expected to bring his knowledge of the industry to this community. During a special Belding City Council meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted 5-0 to nominate Brown for the position of interim city manager.
There appears to be no denying the Belding High School Robotics program, especially on its home turf. On Saturday a total of seven Belding teams, five from the high school and two from Belding Middle School, competed in the third annual Belding High School Robotics Tournament.
The search for an interim city manager for this community has been narrowed to two finalists. On Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council reviewed the resumes of six candidates to fill the city manager vacancy on an interim basis. Former City Manager Meg Mullendore was fired Jan. 20 by a 3-2 vote of the council.
Locked behind a chain-link fence in the very center of town sits an idle piece of property that has become the epicenter of public frustration.
On the surface, the former White Consolidated Industries/Electrolux complex at 100 E. Main St. is ready to be embraced as a public park. But buried beneath that surface — 24 inches, to be exact — is a century-old history of industry, complete with contaminated soil, concrete slabs and, deeper still, contaminated ground water.
The clang of a hammer falling hard to a nail, the screech of a table saw quickly splitting through a piece of wood — that’s the sound of the orchestra of construction taking place at an old but familiar location in this community. Since the summer of 2012, the Driftway Bar and Restaurant has sat empty, eventually foreclosed on and left as a shadow of its former lively self.
After a tense debate, the Belding City Council voted 3-2 to fire their city manager Tuesday night.
Meg Mullendore, who was hired in March 2013, was not present at the city council meeting. She was at home recovering from a recent surgery.
A man allegedly robbed the Burger King near Belding at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon before successfully fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The incident took place during lunch hour around 12:20 p.m., according to Ionia County Sheriff’s Sgt. William Hoskins.
As children enter adolescence and jump headfirst into the ever-changing world of relationships, there’s no questioning that the distinction between right and wrong grows more important.
Five-year-old Gabby Petersen knew she was getting a present Friday, but as to what could be hidden beneath wrapping paper was a mystery.
The former Rayborn hardware store has been empty for several years, but even vacant buildings can cause unexpected problems for nearby business owners. That was the case around 9 a.m. Monday when a frozen pipe burst, triggering an alarm that required the attention of the Belding Fire Department.