Teachers at Belding Area Schools have been without a new contract for exactly one year today. Negotiations between the school district and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers’ union began shortly before the previous contract expired on June 30, 2014.
One man was injured around 8:15 p.m. Monday in a single vehicle accident at the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Orchard Street.
This community’s busiest city street is now on the path to receive a complete overhaul. Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to accept a resolution to support the city’s submission of an application for the reconstruction of S. Bridge Street for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
It was a rough afternoon at County Line Auto. Around 1:30 p.m., a van traveling south on M-91 lost control and ran off the east side of the road. After leaving the roadway, the van struck seven vehicles parked outside of County Line Auto.
This city’s busiest street is on the path to receive a complete reconstruction overhaul. Members of Belding City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday evening to accept a resolution to support the city’s submission of an application for the reconstruction of S. Bridge Street for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Belding teachers who receive a “highly effective” rating on their evaluation by school administrators will now receive bonus pay as a reward for their efforts. During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to implement performance based pay.
With the conclusion of a public hearing Tuesday evening, members of Belding City Council have approved the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.
Ionia County officials are tightlipped about why they fired their information and technology (IT) services director. Walter Barnes, 43, of Stanton, was let go from his job on April 27 by Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox.
As one of his first tasks as city manager, Bruce Brown dove head-first into the community’s upcoming fiscal year budget. His goal: Create a balanced budget, without any major cuts, that includes a healthy “rainy day fund.”
Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state’s infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding. In early returns, Proposal 1 was down 77 percent to 23 percent in Oakland and Kent counties, two of the state’s largest counties.